- At least 5 Ferguson officers apart from Darren Wilson have been named in lawsuits
- Ferguson police accused of assaulting children
- Shaun King has 15 questions for Darren Wilson (storify)
- Ferguson protesters brace for no indictment
- Is it legal for the police to shoot an unarmed, surrendered citizen?
- Black teens are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white teens
- The Big List of Ferguson Live Streams
Ferguson vs Pumpkin fest
The media’s treatment of these two events were shameful!
Glee gets a lot of shit wrong. But as someone with clinical OCD, Emma breaks my heart. And when she got to have a wedding, when she got to have a LIFE, I cheered.
I still do.
found this on the bathroom stall at school
This is beautiful
This is sometimes how I power through anxiety attacks.
The biggest shock of Paris’s spring-summer 2014 fashion shows came on the otherwise calm and gentle Nina Ricci catwalk, when two topless activists from protest group Femen crashed the podium.
Grabbing a startled model making her way down the catwalk, they screamed “fashion fascism,” with words decrying the sexualization of the modeling industry written in make-up. One had “Fashion dictaterror” scrawled on her naked torso, the other “Model don’t go to brothel.”
One British model, Liverpool-born Hollie-May Saker, was caught in the middle, with the protesters brushing against her lamé-and-lace skirt.
“The next thing I just see half-naked women with black marker pen scrawled across their bare chests and that’s when she came at me….As she grabbed my arm she lifted my skirt exposing me – I pulled my arm back with such force that I landed a punch square on her nose,” Saker told the Echo. (Photo: AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)
So, to fight back against the sexualization of the modeling industry, these women assaulted a model and forcibly exposed her?
Protip: You’re not fighting a patriarchal system by assaulting women and exposing them against their will.
I have literally never heard of a positive thing done by Femen. Seriously. They need to stop. First the blatant Islamophobia, and now this? Really?
If your idea of feminism includes racist bullshit and attacking women who don’t conform to your exact image of a feminist, guess what? You’re a complete asshole and you’re misrepresenting feminism as a whole.
I *hate* Femen. Literally they are the reason feminism is viewed in a bad light. They’re the West Borough Baptist of feminism and I can’t stand it.
Ugh ugh ugh ugh. The fashion industry is absolutely plagued with shit but the models themselves are not the problem. Those women are professionals just trying to do their jobs. Jobs that they are often (shockingly) underpaid and under-protected for. The last thing they need to worry about are women seemingly ‘supporting’ them against sexualization by physically exposing them. Not only that, but Nina Ricci is hardly a designer who is exploiting women’s sexuality. Your idea of feminism is detracting from a woman’s art and livelihood by showboating? Femen can just go away.
Women attacking women for the sake of women.
they did it because they’re leader (a man) told them to which makes it even worse.
F U C K F E M E N
Faith restored in humanity (only a little bit) thanks to these comments ^^^^
this sort of “feminism” is ridiculous and quite frankly, disgusting.
their leader is a man? good lord
Lets not forget this joke was made before the UN actually decieded to do this
I don’t get it why there should be more minority characters in movies and tv series. Most of the population is white and straight anyways, and for them it’s more difficult to identify with characters who are gay or black or disabled or whatever.
Women’s studies major (Finland)
It’s too hard for people that are part of the status quo to see themselves in non white/straight/cisgendered characters, but they’ve been perfectly okay with forcing other people to see themselves in white/straight/cisgendered characters due to lack of options.
Instigators hired by the PD
So yesterday in class we were having a discussion about these white American and European men who are sex tourists. They go to places like Thailand and the Dominican Republic for underage sex slaves.
These men were interviewed and they were the most awful people you could think of. They talked about how they liked going to these girls because they could abuse them and the girls can’t do anything about it. Some of these men even permanently moved to these places because they enjoy it so much. They complained that women in their countries have too many rights, and you can’t abuse/rape them without getting arrested. They also complained that their rights as rich, white, men were being taken away in their countries, and these women “know their place.”
The class discussed it, but one student got super pissed that students were calling them “these men,” and “these American and European men.” She also got upset that the topic of white male privilege came up. She told the class that she refused to participate in this discussion because we were demonizing all white men.
“My husband and brother are white and I could never imagine even thinking about this. It must be the wife in me, but I cannot stand to listen to all of you talk about men like this.”
Reblogging because some people are questioning the source of these interviews and wondering if these men are really saying these things. So I’m going to provide some information and actual excerpts from the article. (Warning: it’s sickening.) Besides proving that I’m not making this up, I think it’s important to show how truly dangerous these men are.
I don’t have the original book this was published in, it’s label a “reproduced with permission,” but it’s titled The Sex Tourist, the Expatriate, His Ex-Wife, and Her “Other.” I don’t exactly see how these interviews took place, it really just says that it’s two people’s “compelling analysis of the sex industry.”
"In the Dominican Republic, women are slaves. They have to keep their husbands happy or the men will beat them. I can do what I want and she can’t say a thing, she doesn’t have the right."
"We got to these exotic other to lose everything, including ourselves - everything that is but the privilege which enabled us to go in the first place."
"I’m 53 years old. Up in New York I’ve gotta screw 50-year-old women. Down here, 15 to 20 year olds, gorgeous women… A friend of mine, he just threw out a 13-year-old girlfriend…[in the States] they’ve got laws…I pay $1100 in child support a month…17 percent of your gross income for one child she gets, 25 percent for two, 33 percent for three. I’ve no idea what happens to men who have four kids… Women’s lib in America in the United States has killed marriage in America for any man who has brains. I wouldn’t even marry a rich woman…here they’re raised different. Women’s lib hasn’t hit here."
"In the States, women hire folks with camera. They go to be with cameras. If they wake up with a bruise, they can take a picture of it. Call it abuse. Possible abuse."
"In the United States, if you grab your wife like that, and you yell at her, put a little black blue mark, just a little on, she’ll…"
"50 years ago. The worst thing that ever ever happened in the States was they have women the right to vote. The right to vote and the right to drive…"
"You can’t use the N word, n*gger. Always when I was raised up, the only things was the F word, you can’t use the F word. Now you can’t say cunt, you can’t say n*gger… There’s just so many words I could use against use against women in the United States. I don’t like women…"
"We are all here for the same carnal reason. The hotel is probably 95% single men and a typical opening conversation would be pointing at one of the girls "have you been blown by her yet." — "no, but I hear from so-and-so she gives a great one." It makes for great comradery."
"Little Ingrus…She isn’t totally a pro yet. I had her 3 times- my limit on a girl… She is so tight that I broke 5 condoms on her and she was crying."
"Here, the white man is king, everyone treats you like a king."
"In Canada, we don’t have so many blacks, but the Indians own the place. The whites are second class citizens in their own country because the Indians have all the rights now. Things are much better here, much better. This is really a racist country, everyone knows their place."
"This is a place of men’s dreams and women’s nightmares. "
"This is a place where every woman you see whether a whore or maid or waitress, young or old, can be bought."
Still think I’m making this up?
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