i cant believe you thought my racist joke was racist .. and then told me it was racist?? i cant believe it. this is just as bad as racism and this hurt maybe 2 of my feelings
March Is bisexual health awareness month The bisexual resource centre in Boston USA have a page devoted to links regarding bisexual health awareness…
Every week I work on an episode about bisexuality. Soon….
Did you know? Prom is coming up! And you have a right to express your gender identity. Your school may be violating the law if it doesn’t allow a female student to wear a tuxedo or a male student to wear a dress.
TW: DOMESTIC ABUSE
MUST. WATCH. VIDEO.
“Woman’s Day #throughglass" is a project whose only purpose is to make people think, on this special day, about the condition of women in our society.
"Google is not involved. We’ve just used the language of Glass to deliver a social message.”
Please. Share. Video.
I just wanted to share some of the comments with you:
How can people actually LAUGH OUT LOUD at something so true and so sad?
How can people actually think a woman getting beaten up is a funny thing or an exercise?
How can someone think a woman is weak because she is scared?
How can someone think that way kinky stuff?
And once again, if a man can be late whenever they want, how can someone think a woman should’ve been at home by time?
And did you not here, she said “You’re home early.”
She was on time, but because he was earlier, she gets beaten.
This might not be a true story but we do know this happens.
SIGNAL BOOST THIS FOR THE SAKE OF WOMEN. SIGNAL BOOST THIS SO MAYBE SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY CAN DO SOMETHING DOES.
Okay, this is actually what you do if you’re being sexually harassed in any kind of public space. Draw attention to it, preferably pull away and let EVERYONE know that someone is touching you. This will not only get him to get off you but he’ll definitely think about this situation next time he wants to do something like this.
Spreading the word.
it ok to not be ready
Please spread this shit like wildfire. People go on and sit through the whole experience and they’re uncomfortable because they just want to please their partner and they don’t tell them that they want to stop because they are not ready. It’s okay not to be ready.
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.
|—||excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via fajazo)|
|—||I’m an engineer, not a cheerleader. Let’s abandon silly rules about gender roles. (via themarysue)|