unicef:

“There is this new movement that is trying to teach people about the dangers of cutting their daughters. It is good for us to be able to discuss these things in school. We have been able to form our own opinions about the issue.”
Neshwa, 15, is one of millions of girls around the world to have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). She hopes to become a doctor. Let girls be girls: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit

unicef:

“There is this new movement that is trying to teach people about the dangers of cutting their daughters. It is good for us to be able to discuss these things in school. We have been able to form our own opinions about the issue.”

Neshwa, 15, is one of millions of girls around the world to have been subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). She hopes to become a doctor. Let girls be girls: http://uni.cf/GS14 #GirlSummit

“White sexual imperialism, through rape and war, created the hyper-sexualized stereotype of the Asian woman. This stereotype in turn fostered the over-prevalence of Asian women in pornography, the mail-order bride phenomenon, the Asian fetish syndrome, and worst of all, sexual violence against Asian women.”

janedoe225:

Sexual Colonialism and the Creation of the Asian Mystique

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"Quite honestly, my objection to rape jokes is not even because I particularly find the jokes personally triggering anymore; I generally just find them pathetic and inexplicable. And while I’m bothered by the fact that the jokes normalize and effectively minimize the severity of rape and thus perpetuate the rape culture, I’m more bothered by the thought of a woman who’s recently been raped, who’s just experienced what may be the worst thing that will ever happen to her, and goes to the site of her favorite webcomic, or turns on the telly, or goes to the cinema, or a comedy club, to have a much-needed laugh—only to see that horrible, life-changing thing used as the butt of a joke. I don’t understand—and I don’t believe I ever will—why anyone wants to be the person who sends that shiver down her spine, who makes her eyes burn hot with tears at an unwanted memory while everyone else laughs and laughs."

http://shakespearessister.blogspot.com/2010/08/survivors-are-so-sensitive.html

This is the most spot on description of how I feel about rape jokes I’ve seen.

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TW RAPE

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femme-in-floral:

rabbitglitter:

There is a difference between being a White Feminist and being a part of ~*White Feminism*~.

The former:

You’re a Feminist. You are White.

The latter:

Your Feminism is White-centric and ignores the specialized issues of Women of Color.

This is v…

cartoonpolitics:

refers to Malala Yousafzai , the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban for championing the right of girls to education. She later called-out Obama over his drone killings. Malala recently visited Nigeria to add her voice to the campaign for the release of 200 schoolgirls held by the Boko Haram group .. (story here).

cartoonpolitics:

refers to Malala Yousafzai , the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by Taliban for championing the right of girls to education. She later called-out Obama over his drone killings. Malala recently visited Nigeria to add her voice to the campaign for the release of 200 schoolgirls held by the Boko Haram group .. (story here).

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kbthinks:

Fuck Yeah Women of Color

Damn

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"Women are workers, as well as the means of reproduction. Lower-class women are especially likely to do hard physical labor. So the problem becomes: How to make sure female strength is used for work but not for rebellion? The answer is: Make women ashamed of it. Though hard work requires lower-class women to be stronger than their upper-class sisters, for example, those strong women are made to envy and imitate the weakness of women who “belong” to, and are the means of reproduction for upper-class men — and so must be kept even more physically restricted if the lines of race and inheritance are to be kept “pure.”"

Gloria Steinem: The Politics of Muscle

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"Sexual politics are also reflected through differing emphases on the reproductive parts of women’s bodies. Whenever a patriarchy wants females to populate a new territory or replenish an old one, big breasts and hips become admirable. Think of the bosomy ideal of this country’s frontier days, or the zaftig, Marilyn Monroe-type figure that became popular after the population losses of World War 2. As soon as increased population wasn’t desirable or necessary, hips and breasts were deemphasized. Think of the Twiggy look that arrived in the 1960s."

Gloria Steinem: The Politics of Muscle

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Women are sharing their comebacks to instances of everyday sexism

veganpoopxvx:

dingdongno:

and it’s amazing

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