Posted 10 hours ago

sosuperawesome:

Food Fight by Charlie Bink on Tumblr

Posted 11 hours ago

transwomanism:

Gender, Sex, Biology & Trans Women

Many of us understand sex and gender as categorically separate when envisioning trans women. How do we enforce transmisogyny through biological essentialist views of what we define as “sex” when imagining trans women? This storify examines how we enforce physical & ontological gender violence through non-consensual cisnormative separations of sex and gender. Sex is very much a gendered concept with its own colonial and violent baggage.

Note: This is a partial storify. Read the full version here

https://storify.com/TGirlInterruptd/gender-sex-biology-and-transwomen 

Posted 12 hours ago

I wish to dispel the notion that women are “more emotional.” I don’t think we are. I think that the emotions women stereotypically express are what men call “emotions,” and the emotions that men typically express are somehow considered by men to be something else.

This is incorrect. Anger? EMOTION. Hate? EMOTION. Resorting to violence? EMOTIONAL OUTBURST. An irrational need to be correct when all the evidence is against you? Pretty sure that’s an emotion. Resorting to shouting really loudly when you don’t like the other person’s point of view? That’s called “being too emotional to engage in a rational discussion.”

Not only do I think men are at least as emotional as women, I think that these stereotypically male emotions are more damaging to rational dialogue than are stereotypically female emotions. A hurt, crying person can still listen, think, and speak. A shouting, angry person? That person is crapping all over meaningful discourse.

Posted 13 hours ago

schmergo:

i knew you were tybalt when you walked in

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now i’m lying on the cold hard ground

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Posted 14 hours ago

stopdreamingstarttrolling:

he just can’t let it go

NOBODY SHOULD EVER LET IT GO.

Posted 15 hours ago

toethefinishline:

dontstoptriing:

feelingoftemptation:

helloyoucreatives:

Doughnuts are bad for you. 

awesome job, Krispy Kreme

I’m pretty sure a krispy kreme ad just summarized my views on health better than I can.

I love this!! 

Posted 16 hours ago
Posted 17 hours ago

lesless:

smallnightbird:

New species of bat foundNiumbaha superba, and it’s adorable.

Oh wow! I’m glad people are as excited about animals as I am. Here’s some additional photos. Fun fact: this bat is so different from others that a new genus was created!

OMG THEYRE SO CUTEEEEE!!!!!

Posted 18 hours ago
Posted 19 hours ago
Would the exemption… extend to employers with religiously grounded objections to blood transfusions (Jehovah’s Witnesses); antidepressants (Scientologists); medications derived from pigs, including anesthesia, intravenous fluids, and pills coated with gelatin (certain Muslims, Jews, and Hindus); and vaccinations?

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (via oh-snap-pro-choice)

I would just like to say that I asked similar things in a post this March (which xoJane ran yesterday) and no one has been able to come up with an answer besides, “Well, that just won’t happen!”

How do you know? Check out my post below, and don’t read the comments unless you want to play whack-a-troll:

http://www.xojane.com/issues/hobby-lobby-scotus-ruling

(via cognitivedissonance)

(Source: prochoicehumor)

Posted 20 hours ago
No one is keeping you from buying birth control on your own. Your boss isn't obligated to buy your things for you. Access to contraceptives are not a human right. We live in a society where we feel obligated to everything, when the truth is, we are not.
Anonymous asked

bigtab:

newwavefeminism:

So you’re very misguided & wrong. There’s also this dangerous and pervasive need to overgeneralize important critiques on systemic restrictions of access as “these greedy ignoramuses just want handouts” which is a very classed and raced argument.

No one’s boss is obligated to buy things for them, so that very line and tangent of reasoning is flawed at best (ignorantly confrontational for no reason at worst). Employment provided healthcare has been established as a national priority and key factor to public and individual welfare. Part of healthcare, WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT, is reproductive and sexual health. Allowing corporations, who otherwise not be allowed to, to excercise their privilege and power to restrict reproductive healthcare is limiting access to vital healthcare options to a subset of already marginalized groups.

so yeah you can fly your flag all day long but that is how it is

It’s not just about reproductive health. Birth control is used to treat everything from PCOS to fibrous tumor complications to acne, none of which have to do with sexual activity. They’re part of healthcare, period, not just part of reproductive healthcare. This is the problem-men often want access to our bodies but have no clue how they actually function or what’s required to maintain them. Of course the 3 women in the Supreme Court voiced dissent-they’ve actually seen a gynecologist before. The men? No fucking clue. None.

Posted 20 hours ago

the-spark-and-the-king:

The Sheriff is 100% done with all this supernatural crap.

Posted 21 hours ago

After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage

thingspeopleasklibrarians:

These companies think it’s perfectly all right to endanger women’s health. I think it’s perfectly all right to boycott them.

Posted 22 hours ago

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

goodbyetomysociallife:

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

leupagus:

This is so beautiful.

I have never been grateful for Steve Jobs before right now.

Someone buy me a jumbo pack of earbuds to distribute to women on the subway.

I think I just heard three million dudes all say: “But why not the men, too?! I thought you were for ~*~equality~*~” at the same time.

Posted 23 hours ago

jegsnakkerarabisk:

loveandzombies:

leptiir:theneighbourhoodsuperhero:

[shown above] Ruhal Ahmed, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, in an interview in which he discusses Omar Khadr. Ahmed stammers,

“I think he was a strong kid.

I think, you know, being much older, much older than him, I did feel that, sometimes, I needed to look out for him and I think so did the other prisoners around him feel the same. But obviously, being in Guantanamo, you can’t really look out for one another.

Uh, it’s, it’s, it’s difficult you know, today I’m here, and I’m, I’m thinking of, thinking of him and he’s still in prison and he’s still, still a kid. I don’t know really what I would say to him. It doesn’t seem, it doesn’t seem fair that he’s still there and, and I’m here.”

Khadr, a Canadian, was taken into US custody at the age of fifteen, tortured and refused medical attention because he wouldn’t attest to being a member of Al Qaeda, even though he was shot three times in the chest and had shrapnel embedded in his eyes and right shoulder. As a result, Khadr’s left eye is now permanently blind, the vision in his right eye is deteriorating, he develops severe pain in his right shoulder when the temperature drops, and he suffers from extreme nightmares.

Ahmed, who was imprisoned in the cell next to him for some time, reported that Khadr would return from interrogations (where he would be tortured) crying and would huddle in a corner of his cell with his blanket over his head.

Shafiq Rasul, another former Guantanamo Bay detainee, stated that although Khadr was forced to mature due to his harsh treatment and torture, he still had the mentality of a child. Guantanamo Bay’s Muslim chaplain James Yee confirmed this by reporting that Khadr had been given a Mickey Mouse book in a surprising act of kindness by one of his interrogators, and that he slept with it clutched to his (injured) chest. Muneer Ahmad, one of Khadr’s first attorneys, reported that at their first meeting at Guantanamo, Khadr asked for nothing other than colouring books, car magazines and pictures of big animals and played with the attorney’s ink pens and digital watch.

Khadr has been incarcerated at Guantanamo Bay since 2002, and is now 25 years old.

If you want to know more about Omar Khadr, please check this out. Omar has himself said: “… if the world doesn’t see all this, to what world am I being released to? A world of hate … and discrimination.” He’s right, it is a world full of hate & discrimination, a world full of hatred towards everyone who isn’t white, Christian & straight.

honestly, what the fuck.

Ashamed to be American