Sunday, January 31, 2016

Day 30: If you fuck her right

On brave women: "this is absurdly hilarious. there is no woman that is intimidating. bravado does not make a weak tough; only comical."

More commentary from the male crowd on strong women: "How is a woman's strength useful to men? I mean, if the man is already strong, why would he be interested in strength?
A man doesn't need a woman's strength as much as he needs her relationship qualities.
How is a woman's strength useful to a man? Is she going to protect him if they get mugged, while he holds the babies?

Is she going to comfort him if he is sad? If he gets fired and cries, will you comfort him? (Or will you dump him?)
A woman's strength is as useless to men as a second dick, because, if a woman has to give you her strength, she will see you as weak.
Men are attracted to something they CAN'T have themselves, which is a progeny.
For that, they need a healthy and caring woman. A strong woman, a rich woman, a diplomed woman, all of that is of NO use to a strong man."

A man mocks women who proclaim themselves strong. "Me Strong Woman no need Tarzan, You Man be a weak lily pansy.

Article on dating a 'strong alpha female'... "A strong alpha female might seem intimidating at first, but there’s more to her than just her fiercely strong persona. The alpha female, if you dare dabble, is the best girlfriend you’ll ever have."

"if you fuck her right, she won't need affection after sex"

"For 47 years, Jacqueline Sauvage suffered cruelty and humiliation at the hands of her husband, Norbert Marot, a violent alcoholic who also raped the couple's daughters and beat their only son.
Since meeting Marot as a teenager, Sauvage allegedly endured almost daily violence from her husband without her ever reporting him to the police.
On September 10, 2012, she fired three shots at Marot, who was slumped in a plastic garden chair in the family's yard after drinking three shots of whiskey. Last December, Sauvage was sentenced on appeal to ten years in jail for unpremeditated murder, after the court threw out evidence that she had acted in legitimate self-defense."

Black background. White text. "Guys, when a woman is mad, just tell her that she's overreacting. She'll realize you're right and calm right down."

Man posts art. It's of a blue tattooed fantasy woman. Her shirt is open and she's almost pulled it off of the pointy tip of her breasts.

A study shows that men aren't "hardwired" to find breasts attractive, just that concealing body parts makes them desirable.

Cartoon of a man and woman topless at the beach. Both are larger bodied. Text above man's head says: "Geez, Helen. You can't go on the beach like that. It's obscene!"

A comment on telling men to be gentlemen: "Being a gentleman gets your heart stepped on. Nevertheless I will continue to be one because it's what my mom taught me to be"

Image of Vin Diesel appearing pensive. Text reads: "Being male is a matter of birth. Being a man is a matter of age. But being a gentleman is a matter of choice."

An article detailing how men and women write about their love interests. "A link between love and respect hardly seems like a unique or daring proposition—until we consider that so many male authors have tended to think about love very differently. Straight male authors devote far less energy to considering the intelligence of their heroes’ female love interests; instead, they tend to emphasize visceral attraction and feelings."

"After last year witnessed the killings of at least 23 transgender women, 43-year-old Monica Loera is now the first known trans homicide victim of 2016. On January 22, Loera was shot in front of her home in Austin, Texas. She was taken to a hospital where she later passed away."

"I am a woman with thoughts and questions and shit to say. I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong. You will not determine my story--I will." Amy Schumer

An article on 9 historical women rarely talked about. "The reason we've never heard of so many important female historical figures is that, for all the opportunities women now have that they didn't before, as a society, it's easy to fall into the same narratives of powerful men, rather than study powerful women. While we've made some progress in providing more opportunities for women to become publicly-recognized figures, our approach to history remains a powerful reflection of the influence of our patriarchal society."

Home alone tonight. Instant anxiety as I feel unsafe because of my harasser's reappearance.

Someone hugged me from behind today. I jumped and my heart leapt. Still nervous.

Got yelled at by some guys driving by in their car.

A client talks to me about getting pregnant. She asks for advice and what to expect. She then adds she doesn't want to tell anyone she and her partner are thinking of trying because of how much pressure it would put on her and she's worried about miscarriage.

Image of an engagement ring on a woman's hand, and a horse ring in a barn. The text: "Most girls want this ring" (over the diamond), "I just want this ring" (over the horse ring).

This morning a dear friend saw me on the street car. She came out over, said hello, and touched my shoulder (we're both comfortable touching each other). I had my head phones on, because I hate people talking to me (men talking to me). My anxiety was still really high from yesterday's encounter. I jumped when she touched me and felt my heart thud into my chest. I'm not afraid. Nope. Not at all.

One of the reasons I struggle with weight is that food is my comfort. When I'm stressed or upset or feeling fragile I want to eat take out. Yesterday I saw the man who harassed and stalked me for a year. So naturally I got home, felt incredibly anxious, and ordered take out.
I had serious heart palpitations and thudding pulse and a stress sweat opening the door to the take out guy.

Woman thanks for photographer making her a "pretty girl" 

Gretta Zimmer Friedman, the woman in the soldier returns home kiss on the docks from 1945 photograph, which is immortalized as a glorious moment, talks about that moment: "That man was very strong. I wasn't kissing him. He was kissing me." 

Photo of 6 women, ranging from 111 years to 7 weeks old. It says "six generations of women in one room." The mother of the 7 week old is 16.
One of the comments: "All I took from that was 5 generations of knowledge couldn't stop that 16 year old from being stupid and having a baby while still a teenager."
Another comment: "Just shows that this generation are the quickest to open their legs...."

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 29: Slap Her Butt

Watched the Conan O'Brien plays Smashbrothers. He makes a joke about Mario not speaking English very well and then at Zerosuit Samus makes a purring noise. I'm done.

Conan O'Brien plays Fallout 4. Every female he makes a sex joke about.

Image of a man engaging in pony play with three women, one is pulling the carriage, two make up the seat of the carriage. The text reads: "When someone accuses you of seixsm but instead of arguing with them you get on your carriage and ride away."

"In a powerful tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit, domestic abuse survivor Darrian Amaker has posted a video taken from her hospital bed. Her message, which has since gone viral, is clearly striking a chord with people."

Man writes an article about calling women crazy, rather, how we have to stop. "Women hear it all the time from men. “You’re overreacting,” we tell them. “Don’t worry about it so much, you’re over-thinking it.” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “Don’t be crazy.” It’s a form of gaslighting — telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way that they do. Minimizing somebody else’s feelings is a way of controlling them. If they no longer trust their own feelings and instincts, they come to rely on someone else to tell them how they’re supposed to feel."

"Yet when Robin Thicke released “Paula” — a plea for reconciliation with his ex-wife Paula Patton disguised as an LP — he was called incoherent, obsessed, heartfelt and, in particular, creepy.
But you didn’t hear men calling him “crazy” — even though he used it as the title of one of tracks.
No, “crazy” is typically held in reserve for women’s behavior. Men might be obsessed, driven, confused or upset. But we don’t get called “crazy” — at least not the way men reflexively label women as such."

A woman writes about an experiment where she stopped apologizing. "A 2010 Canadian study, referenced in a lot of examinations of women and apologizing, found that women tend to apologize more because their threshold for offensive behavior is lower than mens'. Thinking about my own work history, I doubted that — because, in a near-decade of working in the corporate world and saying "sorry" on the daily, I could count the number of sincere apologies I had delivered on two hands."

From an article on women dying because they said no to a man: "This sobering reminder of what could happen to a woman because she dared to choose for herself what she desired shook me. This is what my mind had been wrestling with the night before—finding a grim disquiet in the unnecessary things women deal with on a daily basis for no reason other than they have dared to be women. Many men of the world decided long ago that they were entitled to women’s bodies. "

“I wish you weren’t a lesbian, Kari. You’re really great and smart and one of the most gorgeous women I’ve ever met. I just wish you weren’t a lesbian.”

"you know, men don't like..."

"That's not very lady like"

Waiting for the streetcar today a man pulls up in a van. I'm standing there, cold, because it's cold. I'm avoiding looking at him. Because I don't want to interact. So I keep looking to the right and then when I look towards the left we make eye contact. He smiles at me. I glance away again. When I looked back he nods his head for me to get into the van. I spend the next minute looking to the left avoiding him. He speeds off aggressively when the light changes.

"Why dont you give us a smile?"

A woman's hands between her knees. Text: "our bodies are not public property."

Woman standing there in floral print dress. Text says: "Ladies, you don't have to dress up half naked to get a mans attention. Real men don't like their woman dressed like she is for sale."

"Hi my name is Jacie. I am a 33yr old transwoman living in Arkansas. I came out as transgender well over a year ago. After coming out to all of my friends and family. I was beaten by some co workers. At a christmas party. Alcohol was involved. And it was at the company bar. They broke several bones in my face. The police department failed/refused to investigate it. The lawyer I went to told me this was my fault. For putting myself into a situation where this could happen to me. "

More on fatcalling: "‘Fatcalling’ is a term I came up with to describe the abuse fat people, typically women, have hurled at them on the street. In my experience, the mainstream feminist narrative surrounding catcalling doesn’t allow much room for experiences like mine. Instances where I haven’t been objectified because the harasser considers me physically attractive, but instead where I’ve been denigrated because the harasser has decided I am not. Instead of ‘hey sexy’, I usually get ‘hey Jabba’ (as in Jabba the Hutt, who is the boss of everyone so thanks for saying I’m powerful!!!) or ‘you’re a whale/hippo’, both of which are extremely cute animals that could crush a human being if they wanted to."

Article on catcalling and fatcalling: "I have been catcalled exactly once. It was late at night, I was alone and waiting for my Uber outside the gates of LA’s Griffith Observatory, and I was already on edge. A group of guys drove past and shouted ‘cuanto?’ at me, meaning ‘how much?’ in Spanish. I do actually speak some Spanish, but it was my first time dealing with ‘traditional’ catcalling, and I wasn’t thinking clearly. I couldn’t leave, but thankfully they did."

Man pays for child support with cheques with him and his new wife in the background.

"Roses are red. Violets are blue. Please date me or I will stalk you." Valentine's Day cards based on male dating behaviour

""More than 300 women have been shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten, bludgeoned or burned to death by men in South Carolina over the past decade, dying at a rate of one every 12 days while the state does little to stem the carnage from domestic abuse," reads Till Death Do Us Part's description. 
Till Death Do Us Part—a Post and Courier photo series that took place over eight months—won the Pulitzer Prize for its outstanding work this week. The photos and accompanying reportage shed light on the staggering number of women killed by men in South Carolina, a state which has the second highest number of domestic abuse cases in the nation."

Sexist interview question: "Are you planning on having children soon?" "Can you flirt with the customers to make them stay longer?" "Do you get PMT?" "What do you think about dating someone in the office?"

Women were asked what were the most offensive questions they'd been asked in an interview.

Image of a woman looking down at a window. Text: "A weak woman will make your life hell if you leave her. A strong woman will just leave you the hell alone and move on with her life."

"sit like a lady"

Video on how ad campaigns for women are about getting old, fat, and peeing yourself.

A comment on the article about the blow-up sex doll gifts a Chinese company gave it's single male employees: "Why use a sex doll if you can murder someone and use the corpse instead? I don't get it..."

A tech startup in China held an annual party in Guanghzhou on 24 January, and it awarded the most bizarre bonuses to single male employees as an alternative to cash--blow-up sex dolls.

Post that says: "If you're promoting changes to women's behaviour to "prevent" rape, you're really saying "make sure he rapes the other girl"

On a feminist article about catcalling, a man posts: "You're still going to be critcized, so you might as well do whatever the fuck you want."

"This is going to be fun. I mentioned the pay gap on the Bernie article as he talked about it on facebook yesterday and I’ve gotten a half dozen or more comments from people telling me that the pay gap doesn’t really exist." IN regards to the Obama initiative

Article on Obama's initiative to help close the pay gap.
"Women’s salaries amount to 79 percent of their male equivalent, on average (the median wage of a woman working full-time in the U.S. is $39,600, versus a man’s earnings of $50,400), and according to a fact sheet released by the White House: “While the gap has narrowed slightly over the past two years” since Obama’s previous executive orders were put into place, “there is much more work to be done to ensure fair pay for all.”

In addition to pay data collection, the President is “renewing” his plea to Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would provide women with additional methods for fighting discrimination. Thus far, Republicans have preferred to keep their gender discrimination, thank you very much; Republicans like Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) have noted that laws like the Paycheck Fairness Act would only result in “more lawsuits,” which, as Erin Ryan previously pointed out on this site, “is a fun way to admit that businesses are probably paying women less in a way that’s egregious enough to merit legal action.”"

The model who gets too many dick picks and her friend decide to tell the girlfriends of their harassers. “I think the first time I decided to contact a girlfriend was probably close to two years ago when I opened my Instagram inbox to yet another dick pic with an explicit caption about wanting to fuck me from some random guy I’d never spoken to,” Laura told BuzzFeed News.
“I wrote back, telling him that his behavior was terrible, and he replied with a string of sexual slurs and abuse, and kept calling me a slut.”

An article on a model who receives too many dick pics because she's a model. “I usually receive at least one or two dick pics per day, at minimum,” Emily told BuzzFeed News. “It’s just been consistently happening for so long. I became absolutely fed up with these kinds of disturbing and disgusting messages and comments online.”

A new lingerie company has models with arm pit hair. People comment on how this is gross and ugly.

A commenter on the article about parents who "spanked" their 14 year old daughter for sending nudes.
"Being 14 and sending nudes is very bad. That’s when you sit your kid down, have a talk about how nothing disappears online and that will follow you around, sexual promiscuity, find the root of the problem, take away her phone, get her therapy and then you whip a battery at her head if all that doesn’t work."

"Last week, a Canadian mother and father who spanked their 14-year-old daughter with a hockey stick and a jump rope were convicted of assault with a weapon. After finding out that the teen had sent nude pictures to someone on the internet, the parents reportedly gave her the choice of being grounded or being spanked. She chose a spanking."

Comment on an article about armpit hair and the beauty standards: "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You can't "prove it".
I think they're all nasty as hell and need a shave."

At a game tonight I see the guy who harassed me for over a year. He's been kicked out of tag. Another organizer invited him to a tag game. Full well knowing stalker dude had been removed from tag for harassment.

"I'd much rather go out with the hot girl, but you're attainable." Heard on streetcar. 

Image of Boromir from Lord of the Rings in his "one does not simply walk into Mordor" frame. The text overtop says "One does not simply walk past his wife in the kitchen and not slap her butt." 

Two hands. One has crystal looking powder on it. One has dirt. The text above the crystal says: "When you touch me." The text on the dirt says: "When you touch her."


White background. Black text: "we've taught girls to romanticize nearly everything a boy does. when i was younger i thought it was cute that boys chased the girl even after she said no. i loved it when after a girl moved away from a kiss, the guy would pull her back and force it on her. i thought a guy saying 'i won't take no for an answer' was passionate and romantic. we're literally always teaching girls to romanticize abusive traits."

Man turns conversation about women and how their sexuality is treated in a stunning video called Hi, I'm a slut! into a conversation about ... foreskin.

"In a Canadian first, a judge has likened the posting of an intimate video over the Internet to a sexual assault, and ordered an Ontario man to pay $100,000, plus $41,708 in court costs and interest, to his former girlfriend."

Image in sepia tone of a couple together. The text reads: "Never beg a man for things you deserve. The right man will give you everything you deserve and things you never knew about."

Male "ally" tells Feminists to stop picking on men.

White background. Black text:
"Prude - a woman who won't fuck you.
Dyke - a woman who won't fuck you because you have a penis.
Slut - a woman who fucks other people and not you.
Tease - a woman who won't fuck you even though she smiled at you.
Feminist - a woman who won't fuck you because she has like thoughts and stuff
Bitch - a woman who treats you the same as you treat women"

"Hannah Atman is a young photography student. She recently unveiled a series titled “And Everything Nice” where glitter replaces blood and tears on women bodies. Far from being just a creepy phantasm, this process is supposed to denounce beauty standards women are subjected to in our society. The tears and blood symbolise the pressure exerted on women who are supposed to seem always pretty and attractive no matter what."

“When I was in college, a teacher once said that all women live by a ‘rape schedule.’ I was baffled by the term, but as she went on to explain, I got really freaked out. Because I realized that I knew exactly what she was talking about. And you do too. Because of their constant fear of rape (conscious or not), women do things throughout the day to protect themselves. Whether it’s carrying our keys in our hands as we walk home, locking our car doors as soon as we get in, or not walking down certain streets, we take precautions. While taking precautions is certainly not a bad idea, the fact that certain things women do are so ingrained into our daily routines is truly disturbing. It’s essentially like living in a prison – all the time. We can’t assume that we’re safe anywhere: not on the streets, not in our homes. And we’re so used to feeling unsafe that we don’t even see that there’s something seriously fucked up about it.” Jessica Valenti's Full Front Feminism

"all alone this Valentine's day"
"maybe if you'd lose some fucking weight guys would stop mistaking you for a pig." 
"jfc i am so fucking sick of all u desperate hoes on fb"

"All alone on valentine's day"
"Screw them bitches they don noe what theyre missing out on"
"lol just go to a bar and pick up some desperate chicks and bang em."

Sylvia Plath wrote: "Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars--to be part of the scene, anonymous, listening, recording--all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."

“Yes I was dangerously thin, but no one assumed I had an eating disorder. Yes my hair fell out in clumps. I ate less than 600 calories and exercised for over 2 hours every day. I had constant panic attacks and anxiety and I had absolutely zero social life. I would black out on exercise equipment. I didn’t have a period (despite being on regular birth control). My body was shutting down and yet, because I was thin, people applauded my determination. My exercise ethic. My ‘clean eating’. They would tell me they envied my figure, and asked for workout tips, but they had no idea what I was doing to myself. Because skinny is ‘in’, that’s all I wanted to be."

"The likes of Meghan Trainor and her ‘skinny bitches’ lyric and Nicki Minaj who exclaims that we should ‘fuck the skinny bitches’ further encourages skinny shaming . But where many see gym culture and clean eating as something to be applauded, and thinspiration & fitspiration hashtags in abundance on social media, there is a dark side to being smaller that is yet to be taken seriously in society. For if you are thin, you must be happy, right? Well, this isn’t always the case."

A dear friend posted: "Did a global post about rape, with implying my status as a survivor, and implicitly naming my assailant (by a psuedonym, because she doesn't deserve her name), and the person who victim blamed me (who I did not name).
I'm tired of silence, even though at the same time I feel I'm very vocal about it."

At 18 when I first had sex with a man, I identified as a virgin even though I had had sex with women. We had dated a few months. I told him to have sex with me with penetration. Not because I was interested or eager, but because I was ashamed of being a virgin at my age, and bored of it, quite frankly.

"I ask for so little. Just let me rule you and you can have everything that you want. Just fear me, love me, do as I say and I will be your slave." The motto of the abuser.

"If you have traveled since September 11th, 2001 you understand that airport security is rather intense. TSA agents have come under quite a bit of scrutiny over the years for their invasive, exploratory methods of searching civilians prior to boarding a plane.

In the video below, you will witness TSA agents that were caught on tape crossing the line. In one instance a woman has her breasts rubbed as well as her vagina. The agent doesn't seem to find anything wrong with these actions, but it is clear, something isn't right."

Pink background, white text. 
"Find the man who will tell your parents, I want the hand of your daughter, who will tell his friends, I've found the woman of my dreams and who will tell her mother, mom, I'd like to introduce you to your daughter-in-law"

Deadwood: the origin of MRAs

Good female friend of mine: "I've given up on Twitter. I'm declaring that territory claimed by the trolls."

Friend: "what's the feminist equivalent of Herculean?"
Me: "I would say Hippolyta but she gets kidnapped and falls in love with one of the big heroes."

The Hills by the Weekend

"Brierley Newton says when she first took screenshots of Alchin's threats to the cops, they didn't take her seriously. Officers tried to tell her the case would be too hard to prosecute, not least because they'd have to find a way to prove that Alchin was actually the person on the computer making the threats. She left, enraged, only to get home and find her post had been liked over 500 times. "

"You know the best thing about a feminist they don't get any action so when you rape them it feels 100 times tighter."

"Your all fucking basic sluts who clearly couldn't get pipe even from their Plummer. So shut the fuck up and take a load to the face cause your all a fucking disgrace."

"if anything you've proven the only thing good a woman's mouth is useful for is to get face fucked till she turns blue then have a man hot load shot straight down it"

"it's people like you who make it clear women should never have been given rights."

"Hold up lovelies lets just take a recap here so some skuppa writes something slutty on tinder the blows up because she gets shamed about it? Please you cunts deserve to be taken back to the 50's were you will learn to know your role and shut your damn mouth."

It came as a surprise when 25-year-old Zane Alchin stood recently in a Sydney court and pled not guilty. Alchin was widely expected to plead out. He stood accused of threatening to rape Paloma Brierley Newton on Facebook and there were screenshots of the comments. Turns out though, it's very hard to send your online troll to jail."

"stay classy, ladies."

"Type of girl who will suck you dry then eat some lunch with you."

"Sexy sells is not a new mantra but is definitely effective. Comic books are spreading out to a much wider audience, but the female characters took a little time to catch up with their male counterparts."

"If women can do everything men can, how come they've never successfully oppressed another gender?"

"It's pathetic how women get special treatment and guys don't."

"With the recent release of the highly anticipated Spider-Gwen #1, it seems a new trend is gaining steam in the comic book world: modesty. This recent movement has more than just feminism activists buzzing. Christian comic book fans, looking to get away from the constant bombardment of scantily clad women featuring ample chests and buttocks, can now find some reprieve at their local comic book store."

"The friend zone is basically like when someone turns you down for a job then calls you every week and complains about the guy they hired."

Amber Rose tells us not to call women who make a mistake or two a ho, they're just human.

"A nurse assumed every health problem related to being part of the sex trade — including my sexual assault, which in reality had no connection. She failed to consider how part of my mental health issues were related to events from my adolescence, like my suicide attempts, car crash, and abusive relationship. This nurse put together a false narrative, which made me simultaneously angry, frustrated, and hopeless."

"And when Indigenous girls like me grow up, the poverty and violence we face is staggering. These experiences contribute to the growing number of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit folks (i.e., Native people who have both feminine and masculine spirits)."

"Cincinnati women carrying fetuses with fatal anomalies must rely on Planned Parenthood or hospitals out of the city for their abortion care now that Christ Hospital, the last hospital in the city to provide these case-specific procedures, has changed its policy."

" “I was seeing all of my feminist friends leaving the internet because they were being harassed. They’re ending their work because it’s not safe for them to be online anymore.” After years of high-profile examples of harassment, in the last few years, social media sites started changing their design to give people more tools to deter abuse, like Twitter’s block and mute functions, and Facebook’s recent system allowing users to better report abuse. But Heartmob is different than that. It’s a “community coming together to end violence,” says Mays."

"Social media is our town square of today: It’s where we share opinions, news, and ideas. But rampant harassment and intimidation keeps many women from participating fully in those conversations. A 2014 study showed that although 40 percent of internet users face online harassment, harassment is particularly severe for young women: One in four young women have been stalked online."

"“Women can be passive-aggressive bitches. They can’t express their anger at society for making them into the weaker sex so they envy men and take their revenge on them. I think Freud called it penis envy.”"

"A guy who visited Iceland once before is coming back to charge men 260,000 ISK for a class in how to bed “passive-aggressive bitches” who suffer from “penis envy”."

Stop saying you lost your virginity. You didn't lose anything.

"Ohio State Senate Majority Leader Tom Patton is facing Jennifer Herold in the Republican primary for the 7th House District. Patton doesn’t think Herold should even be running because she is a young mother. Doesn’t Herold know that young mothers aren’t legally allowed to work because their organs could fall out of their butts? Damn, women don’t know anything about science."

""Men are socialized to be persistent and women are socialized to be flattered by it," Lippman told The Huffington Post. "And 9 times out of 10 it’s not a problem and it’s not abuse." About 3.4 million Americans are affected by stalking every year; 78 percent of victims are women, and 87 percent of perpetrators are men. And, Lippman notes, at the outset, it can be hard to spot red flags that signal the unhealthy and dangerous behavior that may follow -- especially if you’ve been desensitized by cultural messaging that tells you persistent pursuit is romantic."

"Stalking myths are the misconceptions that underpin our conventional wisdom about the crime. They include ideas like "many alleged stalking victims are actually people who played hard to get and changed their minds afterwards," "stalking has no serious, lasting impact on the victim," and the notion that lots of stalking "could be avoided if the alleged victim would have just told his/her stalker clearly that s/he was definitely not interested in a romantic relationship."
And then, there’s the myth that is central to so many romantic comedies: "An individual who goes to the extremes of stalking must really feel passionately for his/her love interest." He stalked you because he just loves you so much. It’s romantic."

"A new study suggests rom coms perpetuate dangerous myths, and make it harder to prosecute stalkers."

"If you don't shut up we will knock you out."

"You are only seventeen. Keep your legs shut from now on."

"If you would have been a good girl and gotten an epidural I would have spared your dignity."

"Then, Abbassi cuts Turbin 12 times, and her baby is born."

"Turbin continues to protest. “No, don’t cut me!” “No! Why? Why can’t I try?”
“What do you mean, ‘Why’? I am the expert here, OK?” Abbassi says. “You can go home and do it! You go to Kentucky!”"

"In the very NSFW video Turbin, a self-described two-time sexual-assault survivor, lies on her back, naked from the waist down, her legs in stirrups. Turbin, who has apparently had an epidural, attempts to push. One her third try, the on-call physician, Abbassi, silently readies a pair of scissors and a cloth.
“I’m going to do the episiotomy now,” he says."

"A disturbing video shows a young mother pleading with her doctor not to perform a forced episiotomy—and now she’s suing for assault and battery."

"There is no question that it is highly problematic most men's magazines promote one hegemonic standard of thin, white, cisgendered beauty, and that women rarely own and run such publications."

"Playboy's decision to eliminate nudes from the magazine last week set the internet ablaze with debate."

"I don't specifically recall the first time that someone called me fat, but I certainly remember the way the word made me feel. I was in elementary school, too young to realize I could possibly reclaim the word fat or understand that I didn't have to hate it. It was an insult, and each time it was uttered my eyes would burn, my face would flush, and I'd pack my purple Jansport with the crushing weight of the F-word: I was fat, and fat was no good."

Someone's making a puzzle on kickstarter of H.H.Holme's murder castle. The place he murdered and potentially tortured women.

"We've come a long way baby. From Adam's Rib to Women's Lib."

"Until the early 20th century, women’s ability to practice law was hindered by their own limited legal status. How was a person who lacked the authority to vote supposed to take part in public policy? How could person who lost many of her legal rights upon marrying (including the right to enter into contracts) participate in the law?"

"In 1953, for example, American Airlines announced that stewardesses who turned 32 would be forced to “retire” from service, and many other airlines followed suit, firing their stewardesses when they hit the ancient ages of 32 or 35. Stewardesses were also required to fill certain height and weight conditions, and could be subject to regular weight monitoring. Furthermore, for decades, married women weren’t allowed to be stewardesses, and stewardesses who did get married were subject to immediate termination. These “marriage bars” were common in many fields, driven by assumptions that married women wouldn’t stay in the job for long (because they would soon have to quit to care for children) and that, more generally, married women simply shouldn’t be working."

"Below, I discuss the histories of five professions in the U.S. that were built on sexist policies or simply barred women altogether. To be clear, however, these are far from the only jobs that have a history of discrimination and sexism in the U.S.; in fact, one would be hard pressed to find any profession that doesn’t have gender bias somewhere in its past. "

"Many (in fact, most) professions have sexism deeply embedded in their histories, with policies and regulations that would seem ridiculous by today’s standards."

"She created over 1,000 films during her 20 year career, ran her own film studio, and was named as an inspiration for everyone from Alfred Hitchcock to Barbra Streisand, who called her “the French film pioneer who invented the director’s job” – so why is Alice Guy-Blaché so rarely given the credit she deserves as not only the first female director, but arguably the first director period?

The term BBW originated in porn (likely) to describe fat chicks fucking.

Man comments on article on Emma Watson discussing White Feminism. "Not a white feminist, but a patriarchal feminist with her demand that men be patriarchs towards women and protect them, the weak, frail, disempowered little things. Men need to prop them up, support and provide for them, because women on their own can't. Pretty much exactly what patriarchy is."

Women in Chicago were arrested for wearing one piece bathing suits, without the required leg coverings. 1922.

A vintage ad of a woman getting spanked for having stale coffee in the house.

A vintage ad of a woman as a tiger rug and a man stepping on her head. It reads "it's nice to have a girl in the house."

Mattel has added three new Barbie shapes. She is offered in "petite," "tall," and "curvy," alongside the billion dollar business that is the original doll, according to Mashable. The Fashionistas also have differing skin and hair.

A friend writes: "" Unfortunately, over the years I've known a number of women that have had to deal with getting help regarding harassment and/or domestic violence in the state of Oregon, and every one of their stories has made me shocked and appalled by OR's policies around these issues. Oregon: where a woman has to wait to be strangled before the police will do a damn thing, or where one has to pay a prohibitively expensive fine to get a restraining order if they haven't yet been assaulted. And they still may or may not be granted this order. Never mind stalkers, harassment, etc.
Disgraceful. This does not help people get out of harm's way before something dreadful occurs, nor does it remove harassment. All it does is punish the abused and put people in danger."

Three 18 year old males talk about how the language Trump uses is awesome, and not sexist, because they would all use those terms. And they're not sexist.

"The Los Angeles comedy scene has been reeling since comedian Beth Stelling, and, later, Courtney Pauroso, admitted to being sexually assaulted and raped by fellow comedian Cale Hartmann. The private “Women of UCB” Facebook page has served as a gathering point, where women in the community can organize and figure out how to move forward together."

"Halpern wrote her post after a student had claimed on Facebook that a producer had sexually harassed her; in return, she said, Halpern had offered her free classes."

A federal investigation shows a 15-year history of sexual harassment, hostility, and retaliation among employees at the Grand Canyon.

A client talks about being with a company for nine years. Men who have been on less time than her are being promoted to associate before her. Even though she's been talking about it with her managers for two years. White men (nine of them) have been promoted ahead of her.

Man: "I'm going to the bar on saturday. Meet people the old fashioned way. Give em enough drinks until they make a bad decision."
Me: "That sounds really awful."
Him: "Well.. it's not like I'm slipping them a date rape drug.

A friend posts: "Most historians, I find, are somewhat dismissive of her. Historians are (surprise surprise) a stodgy, conservative lot. So, even though the greatest British hero, Arthur, was supposedly a Romanized Briton defending his people from Anglo Saxon raiders, Cartimandua whose alliances with Rome would keep her people from bloodshed and eventually lead to the creation of that Roman-Briton culture of the "Arthurian Age" is felt to have betrayed her people. At least in the historical narrative. Historians are also squeamish about her queenship. Essentially she pushed out her husband and took his sword bearer as her consort. This shocked the Romans at the time. And apparently historians have carried this shock through to the present day."

Posted below a woman hitting her own butt. An image of a man holding up his hand. The text reads: "I'd fap to it.

Gif of a woman slapping her own ass and the cheeks moving.

A friend writes: "So..just had a discussion with a (female) colleague about one of our male colleagues, who had advised our female friend (without her asking) on how she shouldn't swear on social media (she had been ranting about a sexist supervisor). My argument was that it wasn't his place to say anything, given he's a man telling a woman how to feel about being oppressed by men, and my colleague brought out the "well, if we want equality, then we should all be able to say everything" argument. SO many problematic things there, but I feel like I've heard the "well if you want equality, put up with my bullshit " line too many times. As if equality was a prize to be earned instead of a fucking human right I should expect."