Who Cares Meets What the Fuck

Notes and Such

“We’ll never know why Funke ultimately decided to take her own life. But framing Funke’s decision to end her own life as a consequence of her career as a sex worker, rather than her lifelong depression or the relentless slut-shaming and harassment she faced on social media, does a huge disservice not only to Funke’s legacy, but to the millions of women who are similarly shamed and harassed online every day.”

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Casting couch porn actress commits suicide after facing online harassment, Daily Dot

This is so so so important. The school’s unwillingness to take ANY responsibility is vile. They’re more concerned with getting off scot-free than admitting their student body needs a reeducation on empathy and rampant, disgusting sexism. That’s why these high schools continue to be breeding grounds for this kind of bullying. Because the people in charge don’t move a muscle to stop it. 

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The Daily Show (05.12.14) #BringHomeOurGirls

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A post for men about creepy men

realsocialskills:

I wrote a post a while back about how some people are very good at getting away with doing intentionally creepy things by passing themselves off as just ~awkward~.

Recently, I noticed a particular pattern that plays out. While creeps can be any gender, there’s a gendered pattern by which…

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mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

mythosidhe:

Although I have to point out that there was a piece of speculative science fiction called The Blazing World published by one Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1666, slightly predating Mary Shelley.

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amyspalding:

bikinikillrecords:

Bikini Kill flyer 1991

Always reblog.

amyspalding:

bikinikillrecords:

Bikini Kill flyer 1991

Always reblog.

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“Let’s be clear about one thing: I know exactly what I’m doing. What about you?”

—   Interesting thoughts from a well-written essay by a college freshman who is paying for college with porn, to the people who have been belittling her and shaming her since she was “outed”.  (via emilyvgordon)

callchelseaperetti:

kittykoti:

CHELSEA PERETTI KILLIN IT ON TWITTER

URKEL VOICE DIDDDD IIIIIII DO THAAAAAAT

kierongillen:

mishalak:

I follow Shaenon Garrity’s comics fairly religiously, but it was still Tumblr that alerted me to the existence of this (good, if sad) one. Shaenon’s website has more of her comics listed (though not this one even though the original file is on the site). And I have to mention that she is the creator of Monster of the Week and Skin Horse which I have plugged before.

Tip of the hat to SeananMcGuire and Brinstar for finding this.

I’d dropped Shaenon a line asking if she’d mind if I cut up the comic I previously blogged to make it more tumblr friendly, but I see I’m behind the curve here. Hurrah, etc.

Brilliant.

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gracehelbig:

WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEXT WITH YOUR LIFE?!

cholifut said: What do you think of the idea that a major problem people have with feminism is the term itself? Some friends and I feel humanism is less threatening to the people who are not willing to look past prejudices, as well as separate it from extremists.

emilyvgordon:

Humanism, while wonderful in itself, can sometimes feel like a copout in terms of racism and feminism to me. It feels like denying years and years of systematic oppression and just going “hey, let’s all just be cool and work hard and value everyone!”, like somehow we’ll all burst into flames if we talk about its existence. Again, nothing inherently wrong with the concept of humanism, but something about the people who constantly say that humanism is better than feminism smacks of gaslighting women to me. It feels like those people you get into heated conversations with who spend the whole time going “Did I say that exactly? Did I? OK THEN.” rather than discussing anything real.

I believe in humanism and think it has a ton of merit, but I don’t think that feminism means that somehow we aren’t valuing all humans equally. It’s acknowledging that some humans are placed behind the starting line for reasons that have nothing to do with their own agency. Hear me: that doesn’t mean giving those humans any favors or pity as a result. That doesn’t mean dwelling on that systematic oppression and complaining that the world is unfair. Rather, it means being aware of that oppression so that we don’t continue to push those who are oppressed further and further back from the starting line. 

No one is asking for favors in feminism. We’re just asking for the centuries-old mindset of the world to, on its own humanistic agency, evolve just a bit.