… men go on dates thinking they won’t get laid, and women go on dates thinking they might get raped, punched, maybe killed. Remember that as a man you can say all kinds of shit and add “lol” at the end of it and nobody gives a shit, but as a woman anything you say might be interpreted as antagonistic and end up with rape threats or death threats.
Anyone offended by this (and it’s gonna be a theme in my posts for a while, so strap in) is cordially invited to go fuck himself.
A shoutout to Steph Guthrie @amirightfolks | #WiTOpoli #TOpoli
One of the smartest, bravest, strongest, and funniest women I know. It’s an honour and a privilege to be able to call her a friend, not to mention an inspiration. If I’ve learned anything in the last couple of years about privilege, systemic sexism, racism, rape culture, patriarchy, and feminism, it’s largely thanks to her.
This, too, shall pass.
(While we’re here, a humble suggestion for the next take from Drunk Feminist Films … )
Miss Manners, 28 October 2013:DEAR MISS MANNERS: My daughter-in-law uses her name when making hotel reservations for the entire family. Should not she have used her husband’s name? She also has her voice on the answering machine. Should not the husband be the one with a message on the…
I am a weary old feminist, which means I have sexism cataracts.
Source: The Globe and Mail
If there’s one thing I want to come out of what happened to me, it’s for the phrase “don’t feed the trolls” to be scrubbed from the annals of received wisdom. Not feeding the trolls doesn’t magically scrub out the image in your head of being told you’ll be gang-raped till you die. What are victims meant to do with that image, the rage and the horror that it conjures up? We’re meant to internalise it until it consumes us? Well I’m sorry, but I’m not having that.
Victims have to be allowed to stand up and shout back – they need to be allowed to ask for support, without being accused of attention-seeking. They need to be allowed to draw the attention of the world to what so many women go through on a daily basis, and make it front page news. Because, make no mistake. Not talking about this is not going to make abuse and misogyny go away. On the contrary, it will help it to thrive.
If you’re committed to to ensuring that the public sphere is a safe place for everyone to participate, regardless of sex or gender or orientation or skin colour or religion or income level or whatever, then this is something you need to read.
It is unrealistic and unfair to ask women to hide when the sun goes down. We deserve better than fear and keys between our knuckles. As a city we can do better than this.
Dear Jake Vale,
Today, I saw the videos you posted where you “pranked” teenage girls by running up behind them, grabbing them around the waist, and then running away with them while they were trying to get into VidCon. I’m one of the people who was instantly upset and disgusted by your behavior,…
And who the fuck is Jake Vale, anyway?
One thing is certain about the bevy of legislation targeting women being introduced by conservative men. Women are mad and they aren’t taking it anymore. One female lawmaker in Ohio has introduced bill that would regulate men’s reproductive health. According to the Dayton Daily News, State Senator Nina Turner introduced SB 307, which requires men to visit a sex therapist, undergo a cardiac stress test, and get their sexual partner to sign a notarized affidavit confirming impotency in order to get a prescription for Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs. The bill also requires men who take the drugs to be continually “tested for heart problems, receive counseling about possible side effects and receive information about “pursuing celibacy as a viable lifestyle choice.
must … step away … from … internetz …
(h/t Stephanie Guthrie)
All the creepy white men obsessed with controlling vaginas and uteruses need to do this.