Then there is the private world of misogyny: what you know about each other; what you say in private life; the exploitation that you see in the private sphere; the relationships called love, based on exploitation. It’s not enough to find some traveling feminist on the road and go up to her and say: “Gee, I hate it.” Say it to your friends who are doing it. And there are streets out there on which you can say these things loud and dear, so as to affect the actual institutions that maintain these abuses. You don’t like pornography? I wish I could believe it’s true. I will believe it when I see you on the streets. I will believe it when I see an organized political opposition. I will believe it when pimps go out of business because there are no more male consumers. You want to organize men. You don’t have to search for issues. The issues are part of the fabric of your everyday lives."
- Andrea Dworkin, “I Want a Twenty-Four-Hour Truce During Which There Is No Rape” (via rs620)
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Daily Show correspondent Michael Che tries to find a safe place to report from.
Oh hey look, a 12 year-old just grasped the main concepts of The Hunger Games more accurately than most media networks.
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
feminists: I'm glad to hear it, that means you understand that the long history of men disrupting and disrailing feminist spaces and using the label while perpetuating harmful behavior has made women ask men to stop calling themselves feminists and instead focus their efforts to help women on calling out other men.
dude: What the fuck, this is literally one of the most harmful things I've ever seen I can't believe you think I can't SUPPORT EQUALITY just because I'm a man this is just as bad as what men do to you NO IT'S WORSE because you're discriminating against me because of my gender isn't that what feminism is SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT god this is why no one takes feminism seriously.
im all about having more body posi media but not when the message is “boys like curvy girls” because who fucking cares what boys like
I’m only sharing tweets for those who are not on twitter and can’t see how passionate and outraged journalists are as they tweet from #Ferguson.
If you are on Twitter, here’s a good roster of people to follow if you want to keep updated.