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Daniel Tosh asked his viewers to film themselves groping women

deliciouskaek:

isaywesay:

At this point, you have probably heard of the controversy over Daniel Tosh’s recent stand up comedy show containing rape jokes. However, you may not not know that on his TV show this “light hearted” misogyny has been common for quite some time.

Over a year ago, Daniel Tosh hosted a segment on his show called “Lightly Touching Women’s Stomaches While They’re Sitting Down”. After showing a video in which Tosh touches several women without their consent, he encourages his male viewers to take similar videos and to post them on the internet. “But be careful, because they like to pretend like they don’t love it!”

Click through to watch the video from Tosh’s segment.

Click here to watch some disturbing videos of Tosh’s male fan base following suit.

Also, check out this change.org petition to take Daniel Tosh off of the air!

reblogging, signing, and hoping all the folks who click through are saying something to the folks they know who do shit like this (assuming they’re safe in doing so).

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nuestrahermana

The Black Feminist Manifesto: Seeking Cover Art & Important Deadlines!

nuestrahermana:

I am extremely proud to say that The Black Feminist Manifesto has received excellent submissions & it has become a wonderful safe space for POC. A few things:

  • We are currently looking for a POC artist submission for cover art for its first ever publication!
  • August 20th is the final deadline to submit your work to be published in the first edition!
  • Please signal boost & subscribe. Allies are welcome to subscribe and read but discussion & submissions are strictly for POC by POC.
ladyatheist:

feistyfeminist:

thisgingersnapsback:

jojobear’s “About Me”:

“I am with the South in life or in death, in victory or in defeat…… I believe the North is about to wage a brutal and unholy war on a people who have done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principles of government. They no longer acknowledge that all government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. They are about to invade our peaceful homes, destroy our property, and inaugurate a servile insurrection, murder our men and dishonor our women.” —- Major General Patrick Cleburne, CSAMRA/anti feministI have really traditional values. Feminism has destroyed these values in society. Women do not behave like women anymore. They behave like children. You can’t act like a child and expect to get the same respect that a man gets. 
I believe men should be in charge and they should take back the power they’ve given to women.Remember this: The strongest sign of the decay of a nation is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women. . I hope they will be “happy” when a husband deserts them and they must support their children and themselves alone. (After all, if a woman must be “free” she shouldn’t object to men being free too, should she?) I hope they will feel “fulfilled” when they are given no more courtesies due to their sex, and no kindnesses, but are kicked aside on the subways and buses by men, and jostled out of the way by men on busy sidewalks and in elevators. I hope that no man will extend mercy to them because of obvious pregnancies, but will rudely tell them that that is no excuse to shirk a day’s heavy labor, and they should be like Russian women. I hope they will be proud when some court demands that they support “delicate” husbands for a lifetime, and pay alimony. I hope, when they look in their mirrors, that they will be pleased to see exhausted and embittered faces, and that they will be consoled by their paychecks.”Janet Taylor-cauldwell

Stay classy, honey!

ladyatheist:

feistyfeminist:

thisgingersnapsback:

jojobear’s “About Me”:

“I am with the South in life or in death, in victory or in defeat…… I believe the North is about to wage a brutal and unholy war on a people who have done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principles of government. They no longer acknowledge that all government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. They are about to invade our peaceful homes, destroy our property, and inaugurate a servile insurrection, murder our men and dishonor our women.” 
—- Major General Patrick Cleburne, CSA


MRA/anti feminist
I have really traditional values. Feminism has destroyed these values in society. Women do not behave like women anymore. They behave like children. You can’t act like a child and expect to get the same respect that a man gets. 


I believe men should be in charge and they should take back the power they’ve given to women.

Remember this: The strongest sign of the decay of a nation is the feminization of men and the masculinization of women. . I hope they will be “happy” when a husband deserts them and they must support their children and themselves alone. (After all, if a woman must be “free” she shouldn’t object to men being free too, should she?) I hope they will feel “fulfilled” when they are given no more courtesies due to their sex, and no kindnesses, but are kicked aside on the subways and buses by men, and jostled out of the way by men on busy sidewalks and in elevators. I hope that no man will extend mercy to them because of obvious pregnancies, but will rudely tell them that that is no excuse to shirk a day’s heavy labor, and they should be like Russian women. I hope they will be proud when some court demands that they support “delicate” husbands for a lifetime, and pay alimony. I hope, when they look in their mirrors, that they will be pleased to see exhausted and embittered faces, and that they will be consoled by their paychecks.”

Janet Taylor-cauldwell

Stay classy, honey!

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womanistgamergirl

Dear White Feminists™,

ladyatheist:

Look at yourselves and how you’re acting right now. A WoC dares to point out that Rush Limbaugh has been saying racist and sexist shit to WoC for years and y’all lose your shit! You pull out every trick in the book in an attempt to derail the conversation. I’ve heard everything from “it’s not always about race” to “you cunts just hate white people”.

The way y’all are acting right now is why I stripped myself of the “feminist” title. I came into this shit real naive. I was under the impression that we were fighting for all women. You know trans*, cis, straight, gay, bi, asexual, pansexual, PoC, white people, all of us. I learned pretty motherfucking quickly I was wrong. It first started with the cis white feminists complaining about using trans* inclusive language. All you had to do, at the very fucking least, was say people instead of women. You moaned, you complained, and you cried. One of you even said “why can’t we have something for ourselves”.

The second strike came with the harassment and belittling of asexual and demisexual people. You laughed at, mocked, and harassed people for their sexual identity. You even had the nerve to tell them that their identity wasn’t a valid one. I don’t know about everyone else, but I think that’s some fucked up shit.

What really pisses me off beyond all reason is the constant dismissal and harassment of WoC. We aren’t allowed to discuss our experiences with sexism and racism without having some white feminist™ drop in with her two cents on the matter. We get told by you how we should think, act, and feel. Our experiences with racism don’t matter to you. Whenever we talk about the things we go through on a daily basis, we’re told we are overreacting, we’re “being too sensitive”, and that “it’s not always about race”. It’s either that or we get the educated white feminist™ who thinks they can jump in and tell us what really is and isn’t racist.

Intersectionality doesn’t exist with you people. You treat MoC as if they are the most sexist men on the face of the earth when it is white men who control society. White cis men make the most money in this country. White cis men control the media. White cis men control the government. You just want to ignore that though. It’s much easier to blame MoC for everything, isn’t it?

Until you people learn to understand and examine your privilege, I refuse to call myself a feminist. You’re always asking and wondering why PoC, trans* people, and others avoid y’all like the plague, here is your answer. As of right now, feminism only fights for the equality of white middle class cis women. You have a hell of a lot of work to do if you ever want to regain our trust.

Welp…

morereasonsyoushouldntfuckkids
[general trigger warning: child sexual abuse and rape]

Sometimes I am a survivor, and other times I am a victim. I’m here, and I am a victim of child sexual abuse and rape. Well, so what? Maybe that makes some people feel uncomfortable, that we are going around and (gasp) existing as people-who-survive and people-who-are-victims. But when I draw attention to my situation, I am claiming my right to exist in this world as a full and complex person, with all of the wants and needs therein. So labeling myself as a victim is not something horrible; it’s realistic. Yes, I was a victim of child sexual abuse and rape. And yes, it has all affected me in significant ways. That is a fact.

If I can’t acknowledge this, the fact that I have been and sometimes still am a victim, I create unrealistic standards for myself. I make myself believe that I must always be strong, that I must always be the Survivor with a capital S; always powerful, always laughing and never crying. I tell myself that I must always be tough and unflinching in the face of fear, in the face of a kind of death that reaches beyond the body and into the heart.

More Reasons You Shouldn’t Fuck Kids: Reason #97: The right to be a victim

I know it is a faux pas to repost your own content, but i was rereading this and it really got to me. How did I even write that last line? It makes me tear up every time I read that paragraph because it feels so right and true to me. It’s just…so utterly unbelievable that something like that even came out of me.

Thank you, Audre Lorde, for giving me the inspiration to write like this.

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fyeahafrica:

Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 - April 7, 2005) was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe’s difficult past. For these reasons, she has been widely studied and appreciated by those studying postcolonial African literature.
In 2005, Vera passed away from AIDS-related meningitis, in Toronto, Canada.

fyeahafrica:

Yvonne Vera (September 19, 1964 - April 7, 2005) was an award-winning author from Zimbabwe. Her novels are known for their poetic prose, difficult subject-matter, and their strong women characters, and are firmly rooted in Zimbabwe’s difficult past. For these reasons, she has been widely studied and appreciated by those studying postcolonial African literature.

In 2005, Vera passed away from AIDS-related meningitis, in Toronto, Canada.

colorfuldiaspora
blackamazon:

tressiemcphd:

colorfuldiaspora:

An old postcard dated at some time in the early 20th century in referrence to white men engaging in interracial relations with black women. The card reads:
Not Particular
I know you’re not particular to a fault
Though I’m not sure you’ll never be sued for assault
You’re so fond of women that even a wench
Attracts your gross fancy despite her strong stench

Yeah, you black women should marry white men. Isn’t that the solution? :/

So when black women feel a certain kind of way about ” the feminine” will this be on the table?

This, the history of racial classifications used in New Orleans, the number of lynchings that involved rape, the number of black women who were assaulted & couldn’t report it because they knew no one would be arrested & they risked getting their loved ones killed, fetishization, the complicity of white women in the abuse of WOC…this discussion should be about opening old wounds & finally trying to heal them.

blackamazon:

tressiemcphd:

colorfuldiaspora:

An old postcard dated at some time in the early 20th century in referrence to white men engaging in interracial relations with black women. The card reads:

Not Particular
I know you’re not particular to a fault
Though I’m not sure you’ll never be sued for assault
You’re so fond of women that even a wench
Attracts your gross fancy despite her strong stench

Yeah, you black women should marry white men. Isn’t that the solution? :/

So when black women feel a certain kind of way about ” the feminine” will this be on the table?

This, the history of racial classifications used in New Orleans, the number of lynchings that involved rape, the number of black women who were assaulted & couldn’t report it because they knew no one would be arrested & they risked getting their loved ones killed, fetishization, the complicity of white women in the abuse of WOC…this discussion should be about opening old wounds & finally trying to heal them.

colorfuldiaspora
colorfuldiaspora:

An old postcard dated at some time in the early 20th century in referrence to white men engaging in interracial relations with black women. The card reads:
Not Particular
I know you’re not particular to a fault
Though I’m not sure you’ll never be sued for assault
You’re so fond of women that even a wench
Attracts your gross fancy despite her strong stench

colorfuldiaspora:

An old postcard dated at some time in the early 20th century in referrence to white men engaging in interracial relations with black women. The card reads:

Not Particular
I know you’re not particular to a fault
Though I’m not sure you’ll never be sued for assault
You’re so fond of women that even a wench
Attracts your gross fancy despite her strong stench

(via howtobeterrell)

tobia
tobia:

While in Berkeley for the weekend, I accompanied my dear friend Ruth to the Albany branch of the local library here. While waiting for her, I perused the graphic novel section and came across this gem by Marguerite Abouet. At first, I was simply intrigued by AYA, but about 10 minutes in and onward, I couldn’t put the book down.  Completely engrossed. The work is genuinely honest and full of humor, as well as tackling some serious issues involving women’s place and issues in the contemporary Ivory Coast. Needless to say, I fell in love instantly and have already put in an online order to get this volume. I keep finding such incredible works like this one lately that I sincerely wish I had access to as a child. If I had read AYA, with all the inspiration I’ve gathered from it just from this past day, imagine an entire childhood filled with such a gift. At the very least, having it with me, I certainly would have felt less alone.    
(File under: Sources to include in thesis.)

tobia:

While in Berkeley for the weekend, I accompanied my dear friend Ruth to the Albany branch of the local library here. While waiting for her, I perused the graphic novel section and came across this gem by Marguerite Abouet. At first, I was simply intrigued by AYA, but about 10 minutes in and onward, I couldn’t put the book down.  Completely engrossed. The work is genuinely honest and full of humor, as well as tackling some serious issues involving women’s place and issues in the contemporary Ivory Coast. Needless to say, I fell in love instantly and have already put in an online order to get this volume. I keep finding such incredible works like this one lately that I sincerely wish I had access to as a child. If I had read AYA, with all the inspiration I’ve gathered from it just from this past day, imagine an entire childhood filled with such a gift. At the very least, having it with me, I certainly would have felt less alone.    

(File under: Sources to include in thesis.)

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emilylhauserinmyhead.wordpress.com
Capt. Nicole Mitchell…flew back and forth and back and forth through Hurricane Irene a couple of weeks ago, in order to gather data as the storm was unfolding. Then I thought about it again in the lead-up to the 9/11 anniversary, when I learned of then-Lt. (now Maj.) Heather “Lucky” Penney, one of the two F-16 pilots who had taken to the sky that morning in order to bring down Flight 93 — by ramming their own planes into it. Which is to say: Before the Flight 93 passengers sacrificed their lives so that the terrorists’ mission would fail, Lt. Penney and her commander were offering up their own. A third plane hit the Pentagon, and almost at once came word that a fourth plane could be on the way, maybe more. The jets would be armed within an hour, but somebody had to fly now, weapons or no weapons. “Lucky, you’re coming with me,” barked Col. Marc Sasseville. They were gearing up in the pre-flight life-support area when Sasseville, struggling into his flight suit, met her eye. “I’m going to go for the cockpit,” Sasseville said. She replied without hesitating. “I’ll take the tail.” So. The next time someone says “like a girl” to me, I think I might counter with “oh, you mean like an F-16 pilot willing to sacrifice her life in defense of her country?

Redefining what “Like a girl” means. (via mslorelei)

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