"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….
First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”
But here is what I think you should know.
You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.
You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.
You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).
You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.
In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.
In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”
Libby Anne (via coachk13)
YES THIS A THOUSAND TIMES THIS.
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— Carl Sagan (via westcoastweekends)
all you upper class whites can pour buckets of water over your head to your hearts content, meanwhile millions go without clean water and the worldwide water epidemic continues
but remind me again about your deep rooted concern for those less fortunate than you
even if you do…
can we just take a moment to realize that not only did it paint an elephant it painted it to give the illusion of depth
I love elephants more than anything
#1: read this
#2: stop reblogging this
we need to keep reblogging so people see your comment and know
A white woman is promoted: Whose dick did she suck?
A man of color is promoted: Oh, great, I guess we have to “fill quotas” now.
A woman of color is promoted: j/k. That never happens.
— Accurate as fuck comment (via the-wolfbats)
"Consensual sex" is just sex. To say that implies that there is such a thing as "non consensual sex", which there isn’t. That’s rape. That is what it needs to be called. There is only sex or rape. Do not teach people that rape is just another type of sex. They are two very separate events. You wouldn’t say "breathing swimming" and "non breathing swimming", you say swimming and drowning.
Race horses are often given a variety of drugs to MASK PAIN, control inflammation, & enhance performance:http://peta.vg/1fe6
Three thoroughbreds die EVERY DAY in North America because of terrible injuries sustained during races.
STOP PUSHING HORSES PAST THEIR LIMITS.
It’s not just race horses either. I knew a young man who once worked with dog maintenance at a greyhound track. The animals were often fed only AFTER races, in order to encourage their speeds - the faster they ran, the sooner they’d eat. Many were quite literally left for dead when they passed their racing days. After not even a year of working there the abuse and neglect was so heart wrenching he couldn’t take it anymore, and left for a new job. Fortunately that particular track is now closed, but animal racing is still alive, well, and legal in our society. You don’t want to see dog fighting because it’s cruel to the animals, why would you want to glorify another form of cruelty?
The 3200 year old tree so massive that it had never been captured in a single image until recently.
This giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume. The trunk alone measures 27 feet and the branches hold 2 billion needles (more than any tree on the planet).
This picture took a team of photographers from Nat Geo, 32 days and stitching together 126 different photos to make.