Most men never think about patriarchy—what it means, how it is created and sustained. Many men in our nation would not be able to spell the word or pronounce it correctly. The word “patriarchy” just is not a part of their normal everyday thought or speech. Men who have heard and know the word usually associate it with women’s liberation, with feminism, and therefore dismiss it as irrelevant to their own experiences. I have been standing at podiums talking about patriarchy for more than thirty years. It is a word I use daily, and men who hear me use it often ask me what I mean by it.

Nothing discounts the old antifeminist projection of men as all-powerful more than their basic ignorance of a major facet of the political system that shapes and informs male identity and sense of self from birth until death.

– bell hooks, “Understanding Patriachy” (via heteroglossia)

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Would you like it in the vag or ass when I rape you?




At least now that I disabled Anonymous asks, your own face is attached to your pitiful hatemail.


And if you recognize this ugly mug, shoot me a name!


ETA: He’s been tracked down.


Reblog the shit out of this so it shows up on every background search done by every guy trying to hire him ever.


"Many groups claim that they are neutral about reporting a rape to the police; they say they neither push a woman into it, nor tell her she shouldn’t report. Their literature and phone counseling is biased toward giving women information on how to report a rape and what the police and hospital procedures are. They don’t present any other options besides going to the police or doing nothing. Therefore, if a woman feels that she’d like to do something about her rape, but the only thing she is told about is the police, her probable choice would be to go to the police."

Letter to the Anti-Rape Movement (1977)

The legal/prison system isn’t a viable option for many survivors of sexual violence. The system perpetuates racism and misogyny, engages in its own sexual violence, responds to a select few “types” of victims, revictimizes survivors in multiple ways (including incarcerating them), and does nothing to address the larger culture of sexual violence.

Anti-violence groups need to provide more options.

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Him: I don’t date black women. It’s just a preference.

Me: Based on what?

Him: Nothing, it’s just how I feel.

Me: Impossible, deliberate aversions come from somewhere.

Him: Its just a preference, that’s all.

Me: No, a preference is preferring broccoli to asparagus. You can say that because asparagus will always taste the same, even when prepared differently.

Him: And?

Me: And we’re not always the same at all. There are hundreds of millions of us and we’re each completely different from the next. If an employer said not hiring Black people was a preference would you agree?

Him: No, but that’s based on stereotypes.

Me: … And what is yours based on, facts?


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Oh, bitch. Read down!

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Canadian underaged girl: "Someone is posting nude photos of me on the internet. This is dissemination of child pornography and is causing me to be harassed in school!"

Cops: "Sorry, it's the internet! There's no way to track them!"

Midwest football players: "Someone leaked a video of us gang-raping a teenage girl! This invasion of privacy caused us to have to take responsibility for our actions!"

Cops: "Don't worry, sons! We've tracked their IP and are demanding a 10-year sentence for their egregious crime!"

Telling a Loved One about Your Abuse/Assault


It can be extremely difficult telling a loved one about your past experiences with sexual assault/abuse. You might be nervous about their reactions or what might happen if you speak up. Here are a few tips we came up with you help you along this process. 

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