Friday, March 28, 2014
The patriarchy has some fucked up ideas about masculinity, ideas that make men less likely to seek help for issues that they perceive to be too feminine – such as being hurt or raped by a female partner, not being able to provide for themselves, or not seeking help for health issues like depression and anxiety. On a societal level, it means that resources are not as readily available for men who face these challenges, because patriarchal ideas tell our courts, our governments and our charitable organizations that men don’t ever need that kind of help. The Belle Jar; Why The Men’s Rights Movement is Garbage
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Abortion seems to be the only medical procedure that people want to deny you based on how you got in that situation.

Drove drunk, got in an accident and need an organ transplant? No problem.

Messing around with a gun, accidentally shoot yourself in the leg and need surgery? Of course.

Smoke tobacco for most of your life and need treatment for lung cancer? Yep.

Climb a tree, fall out and break your leg? We’ll fix that right up.

Have sex and get pregnant when you don’t want to be? YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS SITUATION AND YOU DESERVE NO MEDICAL HELP OR COMPASSION! THIS IS YOUR FAULT AND YOU WILL DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES!

Worry About Your Own Uterus (via quoilecanard)

EXACTLY.

(via earthmoonlotus)

Wow this is one of the best pro-choice arguments ever

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I’ve never heard this argument before but it is on point.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 Monday, October 21, 2013 Sunday, May 12, 2013
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
veronicasvoice:

In a comprehensive study, “Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex,” Melissa Farley, PHD, Founding Director of the Prostitution Research and Education, compares the characteristics of men who buy sex versus those who don’t. Besides their involvement with prostitution, the men surveyed revealed surprising attitudes and behaviors when it came to sex and women. Here are ten things you may not know about men who buy sex:
1. On average, men reported were 21 years of age when they first bought sex.
2. 25% of the sex buyers had traveled to another state and while there used women in prostitution.
3. 41% of the sex buyers knowingly used a woman in prostitution who was controlled by a pimp.
4. 66% of the sex buyers observed that a majority of women are lured, tricked or trafficked into prostitution.
5. 74% of the sex buyers reported that they learned about sex from pornography.
6. Sex buyers were more than 7x’s more likely than non-sex buyers to acknowledge that they would rape a woman if they could get away with it and if no one knew about it.
7. Sex buyers are far more likely than non-sex buyers to commit felonies, misdemeanors, crimes related to violence against women, substance abuse-related crimes, assaults, crimes with weapons, and crimes against authority.
8. 89% of sex buyers said they would be deterred from buying sex if their name were to be added to a sex offender registry.
9. 90% of sex buyers said they would be deterred from buying sex if a $1,000-$2,000 penalty were imposed.
10. 100% of sex buyers said they would be deterred from buying sex if a one month jail term were imposed.

veronicasvoice:

In a comprehensive study, “Comparing Sex Buyers with Men Who Don’t Buy Sex,” Melissa Farley, PHD, Founding Director of the Prostitution Research and Education, compares the characteristics of men who buy sex versus those who don’t. Besides their involvement with prostitution, the men surveyed revealed surprising attitudes and behaviors when it came to sex and women. Here are ten things you may not know about men who buy sex:

1. On average, men reported were 21 years of age when they first bought sex.

2. 25% of the sex buyers had traveled to another state and while there used women in prostitution.

3. 41% of the sex buyers knowingly used a woman in prostitution who was controlled by a pimp.

4. 66% of the sex buyers observed that a majority of women are lured, tricked or trafficked into prostitution.

5. 74% of the sex buyers reported that they learned about sex from pornography.

6. Sex buyers were more than 7x’s more likely than non-sex buyers to acknowledge that they would rape a woman if they could get away with it and if no one knew about it.

7. Sex buyers are far more likely than non-sex buyers to commit felonies, misdemeanors, crimes related to violence against women, substance abuse-related crimes, assaults, crimes with weapons, and crimes against authority.

8. 89% of sex buyers said they would be deterred from buying sex if their name were to be added to a sex offender registry.

9. 90% of sex buyers said they would be deterred from buying sex if a $1,000-$2,000 penalty were imposed.

10. 100% of sex buyers said they would be deterred from buying sex if a one month jail term were imposed.

Friday, April 26, 2013
femignome:

neshatriumphs:

Rape Culture isn’t real?

What really really terrifies me is that the lowest percentage listed for males is 36%. 
Also, how nebulous is “she had lead him on”? I don’t think I even want to know what those 54% of men consider being led on. 

femignome:

neshatriumphs:

Rape Culture isn’t real?

What really really terrifies me is that the lowest percentage listed for males is 36%. 

Also, how nebulous is “she had lead him on”? I don’t think I even want to know what those 54% of men consider being led on. 

(Source: bonitabreezy)

Friday, March 8, 2013

jenniferswag:

sydneydiana:

get involved

www.now.org
www.rawa.org
www.womenslaw.org
www.amnestyusa.org
www.globalissues.org
www.globalfundforwomen.org

ok so i am working on some informative type ad posters, tell me what you think or what i could improve or change http://www.flickr.com/photos/4lost/

always reblog

This is why International Women’s Day still matters. 

(Source: designsoofine)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Spotted on King St W, Toronto.

I finally took the time to take some snapshots of these stickers on my walk home.  I’d like to make a huge collage with all those I find; I know there’s at least three dozen more, all over town.  

Thursday, February 28, 2013

pigeonloki:

The Invisible War 

  • Since 2006, more than 95,000 service members have been sexually assaulted in the U.S. military
  • More than 86% of service members do not report their assault
  • Less than five percent of all sexual assaults are put forward for prosecution, and less than a third of those cases result in imprisonment

 

(Source: softgrungesoldier)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Jenny’s speech to Mark, on what it’s like to be a woman. I still love this sfm.

Friday, January 25, 2013
doulaness:

addnamehere:

Found along McCaul street. #killyourrapist #rape #kill #bashback #fight




      



I’ve seen these around town and it makes me so happy everytime! King/Bay and Dundas/Spadina-ish. I think there’s one that says “Fight Back” as well.

doulaness:

addnamehere:

Found along McCaul street. #killyourrapist #rape #kill #bashback #fight

I’ve seen these around town and it makes me so happy everytime! King/Bay and Dundas/Spadina-ish. I think there’s one that says “Fight Back” as well.

(Source: guurrrllltakeiteasy)

Thursday, January 24, 2013
I’m not concerned with women of color, the poor, or the disabled….just my individual choices and my own sexual freedom

Said no real radical feminist ever, just  individualistic bratty *cough* all *cough* liberal feminists

Me me me is feminism is what ya’ll should call that trifling shit.

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