“I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side.”
Maya Angelou (via insanity-and-vanity)

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Eating Out: Vegan Pizza & “What Makes You Rise? Female Justice Discussion
Eating Out: Vegan Pizza & “What Makes You Rise? Female Justice Discussion
Eating Out: Vegan Pizza & “What Makes You Rise? Female Justice Discussion
“While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.”
— Andrea Dworkin saying basically the most correct thing ever (via bluewatsons)

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Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex, everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people.[…] We need to shatter that culture of impunity and make justice the norm, not the exception, for these crimes. We need political will replicated across the world, and we need treat this subject as a priority.

- Angelina Jolie

http://www.bustle.com/articles/27580-angelina-jolies-campaign-against-wartime-rape-is-important-because-of-these-words-on-sexual-assault Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex, everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people.[…] We need to shatter that culture of impunity and make justice the norm, not the exception, for these crimes. We need political will replicated across the world, and we need treat this subject as a priority.

- Angelina Jolie

http://www.bustle.com/articles/27580-angelina-jolies-campaign-against-wartime-rape-is-important-because-of-these-words-on-sexual-assault Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex, everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people.[…] We need to shatter that culture of impunity and make justice the norm, not the exception, for these crimes. We need political will replicated across the world, and we need treat this subject as a priority.

- Angelina Jolie

http://www.bustle.com/articles/27580-angelina-jolies-campaign-against-wartime-rape-is-important-because-of-these-words-on-sexual-assault Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex, everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people.[…] We need to shatter that culture of impunity and make justice the norm, not the exception, for these crimes. We need political will replicated across the world, and we need treat this subject as a priority.

- Angelina Jolie

http://www.bustle.com/articles/27580-angelina-jolies-campaign-against-wartime-rape-is-important-because-of-these-words-on-sexual-assault

Angelina Jolie’s speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex, everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people.
[…] We need to shatter that culture of impunity and make justice the norm, not the exception, for these crimes. We need political will replicated across the world, and we need treat this subject as a priority.

- Angelina Jolie

http://www.bustle.com/articles/27580-angelina-jolies-campaign-against-wartime-rape-is-important-because-of-these-words-on-sexual-assault

(via youngwomensforum)

Disney films have been accused of hiding secret meanings in them before, but behind Maleficent is one theme those who are involved aren’t afraid to admit is in there. The film’s star Angelina Jolie says [spoiler alert] the Maleficent wing-tearing scene is actually a metaphor for rape. Speaking to BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour, Jolie revealed the hidden-meaning in the disturbing scene where Maleficent’s wings are stolen from her while she’s in a drug-induced sleep. “The question was asked, ‘What could make a woman become so dark? To lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood, and her softness?’” Jolie said. “We were very conscious, the writer and I, that it was a metaphor for rape.”

But when you think about it, rape isn’t new to the Disney Sleeping Beauty story; now it’s just being handled properly instead of being glorified. In the 1959 version it’s “true love’s kiss” that awakens Aurora. Or if you really look at it, a strange man thinking he’s entitled to a kiss with Aurora simply because she is there. She’s asleep and has no way of consenting to the stranger’s touch. Of course, in this version they wind up living happily ever after because the kiss was shown in a romantic light. Yes, this is a much more mild form of rape, but it sets an example for young children that kissing someone when they can’t agree is not only allowed, but considered sweet.

This time, the story isn’t about a man swooping in to save the princess, but it is about a woman reclaiming power. This idea is made all the more powerful by Jolie’s admission that it’s really the story of a rape victim overcoming what was done to her. The fact that Disney is able to make a film like this is actually very inspiring — it shows just how far the fairytale genre has come in the last 50 years. Perhaps there’s hope for Disney’s princess storytelling, after all.


 I never approached Rita as a female action character, I just saw her as this lethal powerhouse who was pretty much the toughest person I’ve come across. She wasn’t this kind of butch woman, she had gotten to where she was by being savvy and intelligent and determined, and I think that’s what excited me – the spirit she had. 
Emily Blunt on Rita Vrataski 

“Emily Blunts’ Edge of Tomorrow Role is Refreshingly Unapologetically Feminist” 
 I never approached Rita as a female action character, I just saw her as this lethal powerhouse who was pretty much the toughest person I’ve come across. She wasn’t this kind of butch woman, she had gotten to where she was by being savvy and intelligent and determined, and I think that’s what excited me – the spirit she had. 
Emily Blunt on Rita Vrataski 

“Emily Blunts’ Edge of Tomorrow Role is Refreshingly Unapologetically Feminist” 
 I never approached Rita as a female action character, I just saw her as this lethal powerhouse who was pretty much the toughest person I’ve come across. She wasn’t this kind of butch woman, she had gotten to where she was by being savvy and intelligent and determined, and I think that’s what excited me – the spirit she had. 
Emily Blunt on Rita Vrataski 

“Emily Blunts’ Edge of Tomorrow Role is Refreshingly Unapologetically Feminist”

I never approached Rita as a female action character, I just saw her as this lethal powerhouse who was pretty much the toughest person I’ve come across. She wasn’t this kind of butch woman, she had gotten to where she was by being savvy and intelligent and determined, and I think that’s what excited me – the spirit she had.

Emily Blunt on Rita Vrataski

Emily Blunts’ Edge of Tomorrow Role is Refreshingly Unapologetically Feminist

SALT (2013)
“Angelina Jolie transforms into the mysterious Evelyn Salt in this original, action-packed spy thriller. This is one of the very few action films, if not just the one, where the female is not dehumanized as an overly sexualized object, reduced down to a sex-symbol that does a few action scenes but instead is a woman that is heavily humanized as an intelligent protagonist that vengefully fights strong, hard, frightening, and mean without doingpretty.” SALT (2013)
“Angelina Jolie transforms into the mysterious Evelyn Salt in this original, action-packed spy thriller. This is one of the very few action films, if not just the one, where the female is not dehumanized as an overly sexualized object, reduced down to a sex-symbol that does a few action scenes but instead is a woman that is heavily humanized as an intelligent protagonist that vengefully fights strong, hard, frightening, and mean without doingpretty.”

SALT (2013)

Angelina Jolie transforms into the mysterious Evelyn Salt in this original, action-packed spy thriller. This is one of the very few action films, if not just the one, where the female is not dehumanized as an overly sexualized object, reduced down to a sex-symbol that does a few action scenes but instead is a woman that is heavily humanized as an intelligent protagonist that vengefully fights strong, hard, frightening, and mean without doingpretty.”

it doesn’t seem to be right to be mad at women for “dating assholes” anyways I mean

esotericadelmystica:

why do they deserve to be punished twice?

Exactly. 

There are also so many unconsidered/unacknowledged reasons for why it may appear that way.

esotericadelmystica:

Rape culture

I could point to as many instances of manifestations of rape culture as I could to try to “prove” that we live in one, but I don’t think the rape-culture-isn’t-real crowd understand the importance of rape culture theory.

1 in 6 women, or 1 in 5, (in the U.S. anyway) will be the victim of attempted or completed rape in their lifetime.

That’s a lot of rape.

have to believe that we live in a rape culture because the alternative is believing that quite a few men would rape and sexually assault people without any sort of conditioning from our culture.

"Rape culture" is the idea that rape is culturally condoned under certain circumstances; the idea that sex is believed by our culture to be “owed”, “deserved”, or “earned” under certain circumstances.

But more importantly, when people talk about “rape culture”, they are talking about the idea that it’s not possible that that many men are just born with the desire to rape; there has to be something wrong with our culture,otherwise there is something inherently wrong with men, which is an idea I have to outright reject.

In other words, rape culture theory is nothing more than optimism; It’s the assumption thatthings can change, that rape is preventable, that if we change attitudes towards sex and rape then we can change the frequency of rape, that rape is so common because of culturenot because of an inherent flaw in the male gender.

Cultures can change; inherent human behaviour cannot. By placing the blame on culture for the high amount of rape, it’s essentially asserting that men aren’t inherently evil, they’re just coerced by our culture to evil acts.

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bigbardafree:

getting real tired of “but what about the men” posts on this website

yeah we get it male models exist too and there’s unrealistic expectations for men

difference is your expectations don’t dictate your self worth. if a woman doesn’t meet expectations of how society thinks we should look then we are literally valued less. if a woman doesn’t wear makeup to a job interview and shows her plain face there is a risk she won’t get the job simply because she didn’t adhere to how she is “supposed” to look. 

and lets make this more specific why are all those posts always pictures of white men

its because poc have the same problem they have to dress a certain way or else they are considered less valuable and woc have it twice as hard

white male models sure exist but all white men aren’t expected to look like models to be considered valuable members of society who deserve basic respect

sorry white men i know you’d like to look like those models and i know they probably hurt your ego a little but that’s the only way those pictures affect you

recognize that please

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Q

Anonymous asked:

My teacher is constantly talking about killing rabbits and deer and other poor animals, he's very descriptive and talks about how to kill them and how to cook them and it makes me sick to my stomach, some days I want to get up and punch him in the face, not to mention he's a very big Christian, sexist and racist. I don't know what to do but it makes me so sad knowing there are people in this world who think its okay to kill animals.

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vegan-veins:

awwwweee :( I would absolutely hate being in a class like that 

There should be some sort of principal, superintendent, school official or someone to talk to and complain since that should not be tolerated in any educational system. No student should feel uncomfortable nor be influenced by such conservative/political and hateful discriminatory ideas because of a certain teacher. I’m pretty sure that alone violates conduct rules. And to describe something that would easily disgust and disturb isn’t right either. In other words, something can and should be done about that.