January212014

Anonymous said: A white teenager was caught with a pipe bomb at Edmonton International Airport by airport security on his way to Mexico. He was subsequently arrested and is now waiting for trial in Guantanamo Bay. Just kidding! They took the bomb away from him but let him board his flight!

catbountry:

wienermeister:

yoisthisracist:

It’s almost like out entire system of law enforcement is very obviously racist as all fuck.

good lord

the security guard apparently tried to give it back to him hahaha oh wow fuck this earth

Wow.

12AM

jackaldope:

i’m gay* (the asterisk stands for, sometimes gay people are different from each other)

(Source: apsychosis)

January102014

[TW: misogynistic violence]

brutereason:

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough?

Earlier this week a man in a car pulled up next to a 14-year old girl on a street in Florida and offered to pay her $200 to have sex with him. Some people would say that’s a compliment. It’s part of being out in society, learning to deal with people, navigating relationships between men and women. Or, at least that what many commenters on articles I write about street harassment think. That or maybe they’re thinking, “She must have looked like a prostitute,” and well, you know.

The girl said no. So what does this guy do? He reaches out, drags her, by her hair, into his car, chokes her until she blacks out, tosses her out of the car and then, not done yet, he runs her over several times. Bystanders watched the entire episode in shock. He almost killed her, but she lived and ID’d him in a line up and he’s been arrested and charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon and False Imprisonment. What was the Deadly Weapon referred to in the charge I wonder? Given our normatively male understanding interpretation of what is threatening, does a man pulling up to a girl like this and talking to her in this way constitute imminent harm?

This was an incident of street harassment taken to extremes.

You’re thinking, “He’s crazy! You can’t possibly put what he did in the same category as street harassment!” Yes, I can.

He stopped and talked to a girl he did not know and he told her what he thought and what he wanted her to do. Clearly, he felt this was okay, or he wouldn’t have done it. This isn’t insanity, it’s entitlement. This is, in principle, the same as men who say, “Smile,” “Want a ride?" "Suck on this" and on and on and on. And, that’s all before the public groping that might ensue.

OK. No big deal I’ve been told. But, he went further, as is often the case. When she said no, he just took her. He crossed a red line that seriously needs to be moved. “Taking someone” should not be the “red line” for public incivility and safe access to public space.

We hear about cases like this with dulling regularity and, undoubtedly, we don’t hear about even more. Just a smattering of examples:

  • In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.
  • In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request. I
  • In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.
  • Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.
  • In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her
  • In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.
  • Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.

And, lest we forget, we’re one big happy planet family here and this exact same dynamic happens the world over in varying degrees and to varying effect. Women operating freely and independently in public is a relatively recent historical development, a shift in social order. Street harassment acts like a thermidor.

What happened to this girl in Florida should make everyone pause. If he did what he’d done in India, people here might be inclined to say, “What a horrible place that is for women.” (Which is true.) Instead, what we say is, “He’s a lunatic,” or, better still, “What was she doing for him to think he could stop and offer her money for sex?” While this man is dangerous, he’s probably not mentally ill. If he is, then so are the millions of other men that feel entitled to assault and brutalize children and women and “othered” people every day.

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FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.

This is terrorism.

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December232013

skullvomit:

The way straight men talk when they don’t think anyone else is around is fucking terrifying.

(via lipstick-feminists)

this 

December222013

evelynsmileees:

sizzlebutt:

babyblueeyesss:

is it just me or does christmas feel weird this year

IT’S NOT JUST YOU SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS

2013 has just been the biggest wtf ever for literally everybody so i’m not even surprised

(via dametaykeefe)

SAME GOD 

2AM

barricadeponine:

my parents definitely did not raise me to be a queer feminist filled with the wrath of a thousand enraged dragons and yet here i am

(Source: lesbianvenom, via dametaykeefe)

yup me 

December132013

frosty-butt:

mhyin:

Imagine the glorious moment when we get to Marathon all the Hobbit movies  

(◡‿◡✿)

and then LOTR right after

(ʘ‿ʘ✿)

image

(via dametaykeefe)

me 

December122013
“In San Francisco last year, a man stabbed a woman in the face and arm after she didn’t respond positively to his sexually harassing her on the street.

In Bradenton, Fla., a man shot a high school senior to death after she and her friends refused to perform oral sex at his request.

In Chicago, a scared 15-year-old was hit by a car and died after she tried escaping from harassers on a bus.

Again, in Chicago, a man grabbed a 19-year-old walking on a public thoroughfare, pulled her onto a gangway and assaulted her.

In Savannah, Georgia, a woman was walking alone at night and three men approached her. She ignored them, but they pushed her to the ground and sexually assaulted her.

In Manhattan, a 29-year-old pregnant woman was killed when men catcalling from a van drove onto the sidewalk and hit her and her friend.

Last week, a runner in California — a woman — was stopped and asked, by a strange man in a car, if she wanted a ride. When she declined he ran her over twice.”

Street Harassment: Is a Man Running Over a 14-Year Old Girl for Refusing Sex Serious Enough? | Soraya Chemaly

FUCK YOU if you think that street harassment is a “compliment” or “no big deal” or that it’s “irrational” of us to be afraid because “what’s actually gonna happen.” Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you some more.

This is terrorism.

(via brutereason)

T

(via oscurovolpe)

(via feminishblog)

6AM

maddishly:

listen the secret to pulling anything off—be it red lipstick or shaving half your head or wearing something ridiculous—is to literally just fucking do the thing and immediately adopt an attitude of giving no fucks, even if you have to fake it 

(via dametaykeefe)

bless 

December82013
“Should I be called to sit on a jury for a rape trial, I vow publicly to vote not guilty, even in the face of overwhelming evidence that the charges are true.”

Paul Elam, the author of the above quote and one of the major voices of the men’s rights activism movement, will be featured on 20/20 today (Friday, October 18) at 10pm Eastern on ABC.

Watch it! Or don’t. Just remember that men’s rights has nothing to do with advocating for men and everything to do with heartless misogyny and advocating violence against women (and anyone else who is seen as contributing to a culture where men are brutally oppressed by a feminist shadow conspiracy).

Source

(via mensrightsactivism)

omfg die

(via medusaspajamas)

I’ve actually been working on a post about this guy and his contributions to the MRA movement for, like, forever, and I just get too fucking frustrated and disgusted to finish it, so I’m just gonna add some more quotes and context:

  • When a woman protested an MRA lecture at the University of Toronto, Elam and A Voice for Men responded by comparing her behaviour to that of the Nazis, and then exposed her personal information online to silence her.
  • From an article absolutely loaded with misogynistic, rape-supportive horseshit: “[Andrea Dworkin] even claimed to have been raped in 1999… C’mon, people, Dworkin’s problem wasn’t that she was raped. Her problem, and I mean all along, was that she wasn’t.”
  • "There are some good looking women at the SlutWalks. It is an environment where even mediocre looking women, by comparison, can look good enough to be raped."
  • "The concept of rape has a lot of utility for women. One, it feeds their narcissistic need to feel irresistible. Two, it feeds their narcissistic need to feel irresistible."
  • "But are these women asking to get raped? In the most severe and emphatic terms possible the answer is no, they are not asking to get raped. They are freaking begging for it.”
  • He coined the term “rapetard.”

(via creatorbreakdown)

and from here on out, should I be called to sit on the jury for a rape trial, I publicly vow to find all accused rapists guilty even in the absolute absence of all evidence of his guilt

(via thisisthebirth)

He wouldn’t be allowed to sit on the jury though, thank god. Claiming someone is guilty or not guilty before you’ve witnessed the trial gets you cut.

What absolute scum. That 20/20 thing has gotta be like… “look at this fucking misogynist.”

(via grumpyginger)

literally kill this man

(via asugarprince)

Let him rot in an oubliette somewhere.

(via rhazade-bloodbender)

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December52013

ridge:

it’s weird how people talk bad about strippers but no one says anything about the people who go to see them

(via lipstick-feminists)

December32013
“take the art.
slice it from their skin.
leave the color behind.” flower crowns and bob marley t-shirts, nayyirah waheed (via nayyirahwaheed)

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December12013

howmanymoredays:

kropotkitten:

Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

Thank you.

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November272013

To those who wonder what Genderfluid is:

romulus4444:

carry-on-my-wayward-butt:

spamanos:

xsochangeable:

image

no u dont get to be hot in both genders thats not fair

i am jealous and aroused

Is that Carlos

(via selsenay)

10AM

femme-and-furious:

i’m here, i’m queer, sorry i’m late i overslept

(via shinjobanjo)

me 

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