"Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently."
– Abbie Nielsen, Dear Future Daughter (via octobermoe)

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fleshosphere:

Fill this out in my ask box! One point for every correct answer. Ten points total. I’ll reply with your total score!

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"Yeah, they’re everywhere."
– In response to someone else’s question on how many Chinese students were in our building. I am Asian, and was in the room. I felt so very awkward and also frustrated at the tone that was used. (via microaggressions)

What gets me more than anything is stuff like; Chance of getting bit by a shark? 1 in 12,000-1,000,000, depending on exact location. Fear of sharks? 100% rational. Mistaken for hate of sharks? Hardly. Chance of getting raped, on average, regardless of gender or race or location? About 1 in 5. Fear of men? Let's not be paranoid man-hating asshole now!!!
Anonymous

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rapeculturerealities:

When I was 12 (2 months shy of 13), I went to a school where a guy (a year older, but we were in the same class) kept grabbing my boobs in between class periods, and he once showed me his penis on webcam. The grabbing went on for two years, and was done in front of the whole class, where no one…

"I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them."

"

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.

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

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

a-man-n-progress:

rennskye:

misandry-mermaid:

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

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

Thanks.

ETA: He’s been tracked down.

HIS NAME IS BRANDON BAYARD AND HE LIVES IN SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN.

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

REBLOGGING THIS ALWAYS, FUCK THIS PIECE OF SHIT


"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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