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Feminism, egalitarianism, sex and body positive, all that good stuff. Oh yeah and I swear like a sailor so there's that.



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thatpost-modernfeminist:

If you haven’t heard about this story, you can read it HERE. It’s regarding a group of my fellow Frosh Orientation Week Volunteers who wore these SHIRTS out in public bashing on Carleton University's no-swearing & no-drinking (during orientation week) rules. 

My sexuality studies prof. today was talking about the "Fuck Safe Space" situation and pointed out that if the people wearing the shirts weren’t rich, college kids, we’d be making a bigger deal out of this. If, perhaps, the people wearing the shirts were all PoC or if the people were wearing turbans in an airport and wearing the shirt, the media would present it as a completely different story. But because of the entitlement of these “volunteers” and “leaders” and their class/race, we don’t see the story as being offensive but as potentially offensive to some "sensitive radical feminists".

And even though their intention was just to hate on the no-swearing, no-drinking rules, what they didn’t seem to think through was that “Fuck Safe Space” can be interpreted and many ways. How about the sexual assaults from last week? How about a safe space for LGBTQ+, racial minorities, religious minorities & more? It doesn’t matter that they were only bashing on two of the rules because “Fuck Safe Space” represents a hell of a lot more than that. And the fact that they didn’t take the time to think it through, shows the lack of care, sympathy and leadership.

During our orientation training, we were told that if someone went against our Safe Space rules, we had to tell them that Carleton does not tolerate that sort of behavior. And yet, the volunteers themselves are the ones behaving this way. Additionally, we were encouraged - not forced - to refrain from swearing. It’s not an act of censorship but an act of respect for people who do not appreciate profanity. They paid for frosh. If they don’t like profanity, they shouldn’t have to hear it. These guys read the contract and could have backed out before signing. Here’s what I have to say to them: If drinking and swearing means more to you than equity and a higher education (which, by the way, is a privilege), then you don’t deserve to be in university in the first place. 

EMBRACE THE SAFE SPACE!


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If you haven’t heard about this story, you can read it HERE. It’s regarding a group of my fellow Frosh Orientation Week Volunteers who wore these SHIRTS out in public bashing on Carleton University's no-swearing & no-drinking (during orientation week) rules. 

My sexuality studies prof. today was talking about the "Fuck Safe Space" situation and pointed out that if the people wearing the shirts weren’t rich, college kids, we’d be making a bigger deal out of this. If, perhaps, the people wearing the shirts were all PoC or if the people were wearing turbans in an airport and wearing the shirt, the media would present it as a completely different story. But because of the entitlement of these “volunteers” and “leaders” and their class/race, we don’t see the story as being offensive but as potentially offensive to some "sensitive radical feminists".

And even though their intention was just to hate on the no-swearing, no-drinking rules, what they didn’t seem to think through was that “Fuck Safe Space” can be interpreted and many ways. How about the sexual assaults from last week? How about a safe space for LGBTQ+, racial minorities, religious minorities & more? It doesn’t matter that they were only bashing on two of the rules because “Fuck Safe Space” represents a hell of a lot more than that. And the fact that they didn’t take the time to think it through, shows the lack of care, sympathy and leadership.

During our orientation training, we were told that if someone went against our Safe Space rules, we had to tell them that Carleton does not tolerate that sort of behavior. And yet, the volunteers themselves are the ones behaving this way. Additionally, we were encouraged - not forced - to refrain from swearing. It’s not an act of censorship but an act of respect for people who do not appreciate profanity. They paid for frosh. If they don’t like profanity, they shouldn’t have to hear it. These guys read the contract and could have backed out before signing. Here’s what I have to say to them: If drinking and swearing means more to you than equity and a higher education (which, by the way, is a privilege), then you don’t deserve to be in university in the first place. 

EMBRACE THE SAFE SPACE!

(Source: thatpost-modernfeminist)


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roserosetyler:

vixyish:

the-uncensored-she:

Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

“The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]

roserosetyler:

vixyish:

the-uncensored-she:

Tell me again why a women’s liberation movement is no longer needed.

Dear “I don’t need feminism” crowd…

The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday stood by its ruling that a dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant because he found her too attractive and worried he would try to start an affair. Coming to the same conclusion as it did in December, the all-male court found that bosses can fire employees they see as threats to their marriages, even if the subordinates have not engaged in flirtatious or other inappropriate behavior. The court said such firings do not count as illegal sex discrimination because they are motivated by feelings, not gender." [x]

(Source: yoursocialconstructsareshowing)

-teesa-:

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bisexual-community:

bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?Do you see these two words?
They do not mean the same thing.
Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.

What is bisexuality? These definitions are from many reputable bisexual organizations + activists from different countries on more than one continent. Notice how they All express the Same Basic Idea. 
Being bisexual just means you have the potential to be attracted to those of more than one sex and gender/gender presentation. That is ALL there is to it. Really. It is just that simple.

bisexual-community:

bubblepoopswamp:

Okay everyone. Do you see this?
Do you see these two words?

They do not mean the same thing.

Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.

What is bisexuality? These definitions are from many reputable bisexual organizations + activists from different countries on more than one continent.

Notice how they All express the Same Basic Idea.

Being bisexual just means you have the potential to be attracted to those of more than one sex and gender/gender presentation. That is ALL there is to it. Really. It is just that simple.

(Source: bonedragonpit)

jamietheignorantamerican:

People are losing their fire and forgetting about Ferguson. That’s exactly what the police want, though: for all of this to just go away and for people to forget about it.

Don’t let that happen.


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Dear Future Daughter:

1) When you’re at some party, chain smoking on the roof with some strange girl with blue hair and exorbitant large dark eyes, ask her about her day. I promise you, you won’t regret it. Often times you’ll find the strangest of people have the most captivating of stories to tell.

2) Please, never mistake desire for love. Love will engulf your soul, whilst desire will emerge as acid, slowly making it’s way through your veins, gradually burning you from the inside out.

3) No one is going to fucking save you, anything you’ve read or heard otherwise is bullshit.

4) One day a boy is going to come along who’s touch feels like fire and who’s words taste like vanilla, when he leaves you, you will want to die. If you know anything at all, know that it is only temporary.

5) 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 (via incepti)

(Source: passionandcoffeestains)


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lancrebitch:

raksolnikov:

parenting tip: talk to your kids about mental illness. tell them they might have a hard time. tell them they can ask for therapy and medication. tell them they aren’t alone. tell them if your family has a history of mental illnesses and which ones. just fucking talk to your kids and be there for them.

Yes please please do this it could save a lot of suffering

(Source: dstoevsky)


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takshammy:

seaking:

instead of desexualizing womens halloween costumes we should sexualize mens costumes and make it equal. i want boys in underwear and cat ears

I like your style, kid.


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