We should teach young boys to respect women, but we should also teach young girls to respect women. Women should not see each other as enemies, but as allies. Stop telling young girls that the best they can be is “not like other girls”.

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11 Gay Book Characters Turned Straight for the Movie Version

There is a new Vine trend going around encouraging young black (especially, but really assholes of any race) men to try to get alone in elevators with women, preferably white, wait until the doors close and try to scare them and record and post their reactions online, encouraging repeat attacks. Be fucking warned, anyone to pull that shit, I will fucking shove my apartment key into your eye if you do that to me for a laugh, for a fucking internet MEME. Fear outside And at home or work? Fuck you.

The term "loose" women comes from the idea that they escaped, same terminology as "the cows got loose" for example. They escaped their owner. In fact, animal husbandry (owning and breeding captive animals) is where the term "husband" comes from, bride actually comes from "bird", as in "caged", "mr" comes from "master". Your cows, sheep, wife all got your name, so did your land, if you're ever wondering why very old, especially European, houses have names (and many cities have male's last names).


I had never heard this before. It’s interesting and it makes sense. Damn.



Don’t date men who disrespect women, doesn’t matter if he’s nice to you. If he’s constantly disrespecting other women, nah.

If he’s constantly disrespecting other women, he’ll get around to you sooner or later.

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repeat after me


you do not have to be paying close attention to something for conditioning to occur

you do not have to deliberately analyze a piece of media for the implicit messages to have an effect on you

attitudes can be impacted by things you never consciously picked up on

this is why it’s very important for us to continually analyze the media we consume and ask ourselves what messages it’s sending 

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"Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist."

Want to Un-Learn Your Socialized Niceness and Reinforce your Assertiveness?



Practice By Using the Following Phrases When the Opportunity Arrises:

"I’m not interested."

"(Please) Leave me alone."

"I’d rather you not."

"That doesn’t interest me at all."

"You need to stop."


"That’s not what I said."

"I don’t owe…



cultural appropriation is putting fireflies in a jar

and letting them light up your bedroom

as you drift off to sleep.

and when you wake up all the lights have flickered out

but only when you’re older do you realize

you slowly suffocated them so

that you could enjoy their glow.

that just knocked the breath from me

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