Horrifyingly, many girls said they believed that men cannot keep themselves from harassing or grabbing women, describing men as ‘unable to control their sexual desires.’ According to the report, ‘they perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.’

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This is terrible: Study finds that teen girls see sexual violence as normal and unavoidable (via theweekmagazine)

They’re not wrong.

(via aatombomb)

This is very relevant to my life. Up until I became a feminist about 3 years ago I always thought men could take whatever they wanted from me and never face any consequences. Now I realise that men shouldn’t take what they want, and behave in the way they do, yet they still don’t face consequences for their actions.

(via along-the-briny-beach)

smallplantboy:

To all trans people

Whether you’re out and proud, totally stealth, still in the closet, or struggling to find the identity that is your truth,

Thank you so much for existing. You’re so important.

(via rainbow-kraken)

onehundredyearsof-frozenyoghurt:

marchoftigers:

afro-rabbit:

Gettin sick of that false equality mindset that’s flying around.

Finally, a comic I’d get behind!

there it is

(via rainbow-kraken)

Just because I want to learn, why is saying makeup is gender neutral bad?

dancingblobthing:

youhauntyourbagofbones:

because it’s not gender neutral. makeup is primarily marketed towards women, for women, to make us into “better” versions of ourselves…versions that rely heavily on what men want us to look like, how men want us to be.

it would be cool if makeup was gender neutral. but it’s not. when men put on makeup, it’s defying gender roles. they don’t perform femininity to survive, to feel good even in the slightest about themselves. women do. women have to, men choose to.

"make up is gender neutral" is bullshit, because the system still expects women to perform femininity by default, and gender nonconforming women are shit on left and right for not doing so. i don’t care about protecting a man’s ability to wear lipstick without judgement. i’m not here to proclaim "make up is gender neutral! don’t judge!1!1!!1!111" i’m here to make sure that the women who don’t wear makeup are safe, protected, loved, and accepted.

this makes me want to cry it’s so true

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octisaurus:

One of the scariest things I have ever done. Letting over 100 people write what makes them vulnerable on my body. Photos by me: Jessica Berry. 

Still not done with this project, but here it is again updated. Cross your fingers for me tomorrow as I walk into critique. Idk if I can handle another really bad one before I just give up and I really don’t want to. Oh goodness. 

(via romaromani)

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aerloxlehkka:

verhungernde:

fun fact: you don’t cure depression by telling me i have nothing to be sad about

another fun fact: you dont cure anxiety by just getting up and doing whatever it is that makes you anxious

(Source: merankoria, via imafeministanddamnproud)

vivianvivisection:

straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bys, pretty much anywhere.

the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.

(via dancemiserable)

I’m definitely pro-selfie. I think that anybody who’s anti-selfie is really just a hater. Because, truthfully, why shouldn’t people take pictures of themselves? When I’m on Instagram and I see that somebody took a picture of themselves, I’m like, ‘Thank you.’ I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you. I could Google image search ‘the sky’ and I would probably see beautiful images to knock my socks off. But I can’t Google, you know, ‘What does my friend look like today?’ For you to be able to take a picture of yourself that you feel good enough about to share with the world – I think that’s a great thing.

- Ezra Koenig being an angel [x] (via whatevelyn)

(Source: reti-cent, via itwillnotprotectyou)

daisydeadhead:

true-crime-101:

Some Basic Serial Killer Statistics

  • The USA has 76% of the world’s serial killers.
  • Europe in second, has 17%.  England has produced 28% of the European total; Germany produces 27%, and France produces 13%.
  • California leads in the US with the most Serial Homicide cases that have occured.  Texas, New York, Illinois, and Florida follow shortly behind.
  • Maine has the lowest occurence of serial murders - none.  Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, Delaware, and Vermont each have had only one case of a serial murder.
  • 84% of American killers are caucasian.
  • 16% are black.
  • Men make up at least 90% of the world wide total of serial killers.
  • 65% of victims are female.
  • 89% of victims are white.
  • 44% of all killers start in their twenties.
  • 26% start in their teens.
  • 24% start in their thirties.
  • Out of all the killers, 86% are heterosexual.

I notice those magic words “serial killers” really piss off the MRAs.  I see why now.  

(Source: serial-killers-101, via maycontainfeminists)

2chaaaain:

linzstuck:

posts saying white cis males suck

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posts saying all men suck

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friends reblogging those posts

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me wearing a hat

me wearing another hat

me wearing another hat

me wearing another hat

me wearing the first hat again 

me wearing another hat

:)

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