Sunday, January 24, 2016

Day 22: Grabbing a Tavern Wench

Zimbabwe outlaws child marriages! 

Literally only ONE of the tweets mentioned actually falls into the "harrassment" category. The rest of it is just people gloating about how happy they are that bullshit actually didn't win for once. These feminists really need to grow a pair.

“It is so incredibly meta to be flooded with aggressive, hateful, harassing tweets as a result of the courts deciding that one man’s targeted campaign at women was not threatening,” she told BuzzFeed Canada.

Julie Lalonde, an Ottawa-based public educator who frequently comments on issues of sexual harassment and sexual violence, said she had to lock down her Twitter account following the verdict due to the sheer amount of vitriol she received.

A tweet: I have not talked/written about GAE for months and my mentions are already filled with threats and dick pics. What a victory for free speech

On Friday, a Toronto court found Gregory Alan Elliott not guilty of criminally harassing two prominent feminist activists on Twitter.

The verdict in a closely-watched Canadian online harassment case has unleashed a new wave of vitriol against women on Twitter.

white background, black text: "in what world does hating girls make you a better girl?"

Oh no, won’t all the lying women lie just to tarnish men’s reputations?

Of course it is. Let me guess, trolls have a first amendment right to send rape and death threats to ANY woman online, but women online don’t have a right to speak out about abuse they have suffered without “due process”.
It’s all about silencing women.

In light of several brave women coming forward and outing repeated offenders by name - and the outpouring of other women victimized by the same creeps but hitherto quiet about their experiences - I thought women could use an outlet to anonymously share their experiences and find support in each other without the risk of straining relationships, individually or corporately. Just as students at universities have taken naming & shaming into their own hands when school policies for sexual violence fall short of justice, I believe women can reclaim power from this inarguably patriarchal industry and let their voices be heard - without jeopardizing their jobs or companies.

The sexual assault allegations against music industry publicist Heathcliff Berru this week have inspired the creation of a Tumblr account that encourages women to write about their experiences with abuse and sexual harassment in the music business.

Today is the four-month anniversary of ‪#‎ShoutYourAbortion‬—a hashtag campaign for women who want to speak plainly and unabashedly about their abortions—going viral on social media. Related, but more importantly—it’s also the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark SCOTUS decision that made abortion covered under the constitutional right to privacy.

The Adult Video News Awards are the biggest event in the porn world, which is why it made sense when it was announced in December that they’d be hosting a panel discussion on consent. The panel was reportedly set to feature Stoya, the performer who accused ex-boyfriend James Deen of rape. And now, Fusion reports, it’s been quietly canceled with little explanation.

Photos of women in low cut tops. The text over it reads: "if yo boyfriend lets you post pictures like this HE DONT LOVE YOU."

A video of armored women. It's titled Beautiful Armed and Armored.

'I bleed every 28-35 days, it is painful at times, I get moody at times, but I walk into the kitchen and get myself some chocolate biscuits and I'm good to go for the next eight hours come hell or high water because I AM NOT ASHAMED.'

A video has gone viral this week depicting a young woman walking down a New York City street wearing only a towel and boots while being filmed from behind by a man who is yelling at her. Eventually, he takes her towel and she is forced to continue walking in the nude as he calls her a "bitch" and a "whore."

Danica Dillon, the adult film actress who sued Josh Duggar for assault and battery back in November, has provided more details of the violent attacks in an interview with Hustler magazine. Dillon claims Duggar initially paid her for sex in March of 2015, “after a late night at a strip club” in Pennsylvania.

A woman who was once anorexic becomes body positive after recovering and is now at a healthier weight, but is not ideal weight (beauty standard). Article talks about how awesome she is. A bunch of men body shame her in the comments.

"Thin would never be thin enough. The eating disorder overcame me so much that I believed it was all that I was and all that I had," she told The Daily Mail. "I became an empty shell of a girl, still obsessing over whether my stomach was visible through my hospital gown."

“imagine if men were as disgusted with rape as they are with periods.”

Period pads are generally seen as taboo objects, and seeing them in public is admittedly a jarring thing for men and women alike. But Elonë’s work is putting social issues like rape, harassment, and victim-blaming into perspective.

Image of a naked woman on the edge of a bathtub, wet and glistening. White text overtop reads: "Nudity empowers some. Modesty empowers some. Different things empower different women and its not your place to tell her which one it is."

The problem with dress codes is that when we tell our daughters that they must cover their shoulders, legs, and chests, we create shame around their bodies. We imply that they are off-limits and inappropriate. And we teach our sons and daughters that, if a girl bares these "bad" parts, she's no longer worthy of equal respect — heck, maybe she even deserves what she gets. And then we turn to our daughters, look them straight in the eye, and tell them that these dress codes are for their own good.

Girls attend to school to learn, after all, and going around measuring skirt lengths and the width of tank top straps, and even convening prom dress review panels, really doesn't teach anyone much of anything. Except to label their bodies as inappropriate and something to be hidden, that is.

But, yesterday, shit got real. When I picked up my seven-year-old daughter from school, she was visibly upset. She told me that a teacher said that she wasn't allowed to wear her sundress at school. And so she covered herself up in a heavy sweatshirt, refusing to take it off, even as she became sweaty and overheated.

A friend's recent run in with her stalker makes me recall my issues with a man last year. The rest of the day I feel nauseous and a little hypervigilant.

Steven Moffat is quitting Doctor Who. Feminists rejoice.

Fun fact: Abortion is 100% illegal in El Salvador. Not even for the health of the mother or the baby or in the case of rape and incest.
So, great job, country. Don’t get pregnant, but if you do and the child is going to be born with major brain damage, tough fucking luck and if you get an abortion we’re going to prosecute you and throw you in jail.

On Thursday, the El Salvadorean government recommended that all women in the entire country refrain from getting pregnant for the next two years. The extreme recommendation was made in an attempt to prevent children from being born with brain damage due to the Zika virus.

"When I play a fighter - I am Conan the barbarian. Slicing my way through hoards of foes and grabbing a tavern wench afterward, while swilling down gallons of ale." A game designer writes.

If one more dude posts about who Rey's daddy is I'm gonna lose my shit. I don't fucking care what man helped create her. She's epic. Stop relating the women in star wars purely to what man helped make her, either by marriage, love, or birth. Fuck right off with this shit.

In choosing not to have children, we have not abdicated obligations to friends and family.
It’s a very personal choice everyone should be able to make for themselves, without being seen as an irresponsible, selfish or unfulfilled.
The sentence I hear almost every day is “Oh, you’ll change your mind,” or " She just didn't meet the right guy".

First of all, no I don't want to change my mind, being nearly 35 years old I think I m matured enough to know myself. Second, I m living with my boyfriend and I can say that he is a love of my life.

A Calgary massage therapist is facing more charges of sexual assault.Three women came to police after a news release Dec. 17 about a man being charged with sexual assault involving a 25-year-old woman.

They’re just trying to be authentic to the original series. They want to get everything accurate, right down to the bullshit 1990s sexism.

I can only imagine that at the beginning, they wanted me to be the sidekick. Or that, somehow, maybe it was enough of a change just to see a woman having this kind of intellectual repartee with a man on camera, and surely the audience couldn’t deal with actually seeing them walk side by side!

Earlier this month, Anderson told the Hollywood Reporter that “There’s no point in dealing with my side [first] because, as usual, they come to me with half of what they want to offer David.” Which—as Scully herself says in one of the upcoming episodes—is batcrap crazy.

The teen’s family alleges Parsons was sexually assaulted in November 2011 and bullied for months when a digital photo of the assault was passed around her school.
She died after attempting suicide in April 2013.

Halifax lawyer David Fraser asked the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to hear the Charter challenge of the Cyber-safety Act, arguing the legislation is so vague and broad that cyberbullying could be considered anything online that hurts somebody’s feelings.

A judge has agreed to hear arguments on whether Nova Scotia’s groundbreaking anti-cyberbullying law violates the Charter of Rights and Freedoms after upholding a protection order today in a case involving two businessman.

Police in western Newfoundland are investigating a possible case of cyberbullying at a junior high school, weeks after another student drew attention to a similar anonymous online poll ranking girls based on their looks.

In his tweets, Elliott was largely explaining himself and furthering his views “however offensive or wrong they may be,” the judge said, while recognizing the language could be “vulgar and sometimes obscene.”

Seymour says things have gotten worse for her since she spoke out. She's even been struck with a coffee cup thrown from a moving vehicle while out walking. But some of the most perverse treatment has come from the other women in town.
"I received a letter that was posted in the neighbouring community of Bay Roberts," she told CBC. "There was no address. It was anonymously written to me... it was [online chat] transcripts: five of the firefighters' wives. Each wife was named as to what they were saying, and written on the outside of the transcript was 'I think you need to see this.' When I opened [it] up, I was shocked."
One of the women in the transcripts says "Brenda" is a "conniving witch" and should be burned at the stake. Another calls her a "slimy bitch" and suggests "we should hire a hit man."

One day, she noticed her balaclava was missing and went to the chief's office for a new one. When Hiscock handed it to Seymour, another firefighter interjected that "you might want to go home and wash that, we jerked all over it." Spaniard's Bay firemen love weaponized jizz, apparently.

Her worst experience as a firefighter occurred in April 2014, when a guest instructor showed a pornographic video at the end of a classroom session. She was the only woman in a room filled with male trainees.

"On Tuesday, January 19, 20 firefighters resigned en masse after town council voted on whether to remove Fire Chief Victor Hiscock from his post in the wake sexual harassment allegations made by volunteer firefighter and municipal Councilor Brenda Seymour.
Seymour is the only woman in the town's fire brigade."

Gillian Anderson was offered half of what David Duchovny was being paid for the X-files reboot.

"You treated my woman to a taste of your life. And when she came back she was nobody's wife."

A friend makes a post about being the victim of a stalker. She closes the statement perfectly: "But anyways, this is what it's like to have a stalker. You never quite know if you're safe. If the person is an innocent but socially unaware inconvenience or if they are going to break into your place in the middle of the night and try to kill you."

society has sanctioned beauty as being for slim people only, but this is not the case. Fat girls can be stunning too, even goddesses if they want to be! But in recent times, if a fat person is deemed beautiful or pretty, it is expected that they should feel honoured to have this gift bestowed upon them.

Candito said Mellish's billboard went against everything she's trying to accomplish as the female owner of an auto business. She believes that because of the stereotype that women are clueless about cars, sometimes they are uncomfortable taking their vehicles to a repair shop.

Last week, the sign at a used car dealership, Mellish Motors in New Annan, P.E.I., read: "Women Are Like Snowflakes. They Can't Drive."

I'm so fucking sick of people saying "I'm not a feminist, I'm a humanist" and I'm like "Hey, you know King Henry the VIII was a humanist, right? The guy who beheaded his wives?"

feminism is based on altering the historical, endemic discrimination against women across all quarters of society, from economic to medical to educational to sexual. It believes men and women should be equal and have equal rights, and that fighting against sexist attitudes and restrictions is necessary to make this happen. We are believers in equality, but we're also realists about the world, and how far behind women have been and continue to be.
And no, we shouldn't be humanists either. Humanism is an entirely different philosophical position that focused on rational, scientific thought. Don't mix up your words.

In 2014, women in full-time employment in America were paid, on average, 79 percent of the income paid to men. That's despite huge rises in women's education. And it seems, according to reporting in November 2015, that it will take over 100 years for women to be paid the same amount for the same work. This reflects sexism in hiring practices, inequality in maternity and paternity leave, glass ceilings, hostile work environments, women's cultural expectation not to fight for pay rises, occupational segregation, and women's work being undervalued, among other things.

Or, let's take women being threatened with death for talking about gender inequality in video gaming. Or the fact that one in every six American women will be the subject of a rape or attempted rape in her lifetime. Or that, in 2014, 26,027 people filed official complaints about sexual discrimination in the American workplace, and that women file 82.5 percent of all sexual harassment complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But do tell me more about how misogyny and gender discrimination don't actually exist.

Recently, I ran into an Asshole At A Dinner Party (TM) who had, amongst other things, opinions about feminism and misogyny. Namely, he didn't think that misogyny was a real problem in the Western world because "he'd never seen evidence of it himself".

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