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Two twenty-something feminists fighting patriarchy one blogpost at a time

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gynocraticgrrl:

Fifty porn films later and over a year in the porn industry, Danielle Williams endured the physical pain of on-set pornographic violence, drug abuse and suicidal thoughts due to the accumulation of the emotional pain of the sexual and physical abuse she had experienced growing up on top of her situation in the industry. Working with the Pink Cross Foundation, she shares her experiences as a stripper, prostitute and porn performer in the sex industry and what it (unfortunately) cost her.

Ex-porn actress Danielle “Queen B” Williams 

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youarethesentinels:

Lol

No, I’d say the show does a great job of representing the typical 18-34 male with Larry, with his constant need for validation, attention, and the world to revolve around him.

not to mention Bennet’s quest to prove that he’s a man, Pornstache’s overcompensation that disguises his vulnerability, Healy’s struggle to make positive change that is frustrated by his need to be loved by a woman, and Caputo’s exploration of his desire to control the world around him and whether or not he wants to do that. men are quite accurately represented in the show, the only issue male viewers seem to have is that these men display the warped nature of man’s dominance, and the idea that their superiority is not perfect and noble is offensive.

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vixens-dont-wear-pink-lipstick:

bluematchbox:

foxy-voxy:

youarethesentinels:

Lol

No, I’d say the show does a great job of representing the typical 18-34 male with Larry, with his constant need for validation, attention, and the world to revolve around him.

not to mention Bennet’s quest to prove that he’s a man, Pornstache’s overcompensation that disguises his vulnerability, Healy’s struggle to make positive change that is frustrated by his need to be loved by a woman, and Caputo’s exploration of his desire to control the world around him and whether or not he wants to do that.

men are quite accurately represented in the show, the only issue male viewers seem to have is that these men display the warped nature of man’s dominance, and the idea that their superiority is not perfect and noble is offensive.

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"I recently spoke at a university where a student told me it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my novel. I told him that I had recently read a novel called American Psycho, and that it was a shame that young Americans were serial murderers."
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"I recently spoke at a university where a student told me it was such a shame that Nigerian men were physical abusers like the father character in my novel. I told him that I had recently read a novel called American Psycho, and that it was a shame that young Americans were serial murderers."

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Let's Keep It Real About Our Bodies

Yay Lauren Fleshman! A professional athlete who doesn’t have a perfect body (because they don’t exist) and is willing to show it off for the benefit of women everywhere. #keepingitreal

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Researchers found that men aren’t pushing the boundaries because they’re drunk and can’t tell where the lines are. Instead, sexually aggressive men are consciously seeking out women who may be easy targets.

Researchers observed young people’s interactions in bars and cataloged nearly 260 “aggressive incidents” — like grabbing a woman’s breasts, making inappropriate comments about a woman’s body, refusing to leave a woman alone, and reaching up a woman’s dress. The research paper describes mainly gendered dynamics because women were the victims of sexual aggression in 90 percent of recorded incidents. In most cases, third parties like the man’s friends or staff members at the bar did not intervene; sometimes, the aggressor’s friends actually egged him on.

New Study Disputes Robin Thicke, Finds Sexual Aggression Doesn’t Actually Have Blurred Lines (via thegendercritic)

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I was walking home from having breakfast out this morning. It was freezing cold so I had my red fluffy bobble hat on, navy wool coat and boots. Nothing special. Just walking along, minding my own business, head in the clouds. Suddenly out of nowhere, I hear a wolf whistle. I turn round to look at the house I had just walked by to see a group of 4 working men, staring and winking at me. 

Why do people think this is appropriate? I left feeling embarrassed and shamed. 
Look here, pal. I did not go out today in an effort to look attractive. I am not a pretty little thing for you to look at and make sexual references about (yes, I heard you, the one in the blue helmet).

I am a woman who was walking home after eating a full english breakfast. I am a human being with eyes, a protruding nose, a gut, toenails and scars. 

How I look is not an invitation for you to gawp, humiliate and ultimately: disrespect me. 
How I look does not determine who I am.  

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What It's Like To Run While Female

While I’ve never been followed, I definitely put safety at the forefront when running. I find that men like to catcall and/or stare me up and down as I’m running past them. I live in an area where lots of people just hang out on street corners for fun. I cross the street whenever I’m running past a man and that still doesn’t always stop them. I’m not ready to stop running outside because it restores my sanity. It is really telling how entrenched we are in rape culture that something I do entirely for myself is still affected by my concern for safety.

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And how hard is it to land even a minimum-wage job? This year, the Ivy League college admissions acceptance rate was 8.9%. Last year, when Walmart opened its first store in Washington, D.C., there were more than 23,000 applications for 600 jobs, which resulted in an acceptance rate of 2.6%, making the big box store about twice as selective as Harvard and five times as choosy as Cornell. Telling unemployed people to get off their couches (or out of the cars they live in or the shelters where they sleep) and get a job makes as much sense as telling them to go study at Harvard.
"Why Don’t the Unemployed Get Off Their Couches?" and Eight Other Critical Questions for Americans (via seriouslyamerica)

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