Spinster-in-Training

My pronouns are John/Jacob/Jingleheimer Schmidt

kiwizzo:

#FergusonOctober (photo source unknown)

kiwizzo:

#FergusonOctober (photo source unknown)

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Protesters occupy St. Louis University.

Early morning, Monday, October 13th

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antilla-dean:

Why would “vaginal tightening” and “labia reduction” be something that female people would want to do of their own volition?
Vaginal “looseness” actually does not exist.  It is part and parcel of female shaming, plain and simple.  As usual, our own bodies, doing what they do either through childbirth or, GASP, aging, are actions that displease men and must be erased.  Even if the thing that men complain of doesn’t exist and may actually be HIS PROBLEM.  
I just can’t with the labia reduction surgery.  I just can’t.  It just kills me that something that is so gorgeously individual, so perfectly unique, is being tampered with because of male hubris.  It is infuriating.
It causes me pain when I see how much females hate themselves.

antilla-dean:

Why would “vaginal tightening” and “labia reduction” be something that female people would want to do of their own volition?

Vaginal “looseness” actually does not exist.  It is part and parcel of female shaming, plain and simple.  As usual, our own bodies, doing what they do either through childbirth or, GASP, aging, are actions that displease men and must be erased.  Even if the thing that men complain of doesn’t exist and may actually be HIS PROBLEM.  

I just can’t with the labia reduction surgery.  I just can’t.  It just kills me that something that is so gorgeously individual, so perfectly unique, is being tampered with because of male hubris.  It is infuriating.

It causes me pain when I see how much females hate themselves.

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timeforsomethrillingheroics:

Perhaps the bigger question is not ‘why do women feel the need to remove all their body hair’, but ‘why do men insist on their women looking as childlike as possible’

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

Holding a picture of their son, VonDerrit Myers’ parents speak to protesters about their boy.

Sunday, October 12th

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daughterofzami:

We Out Here. March on Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCullough’s office ro demand Justice for Mike Brown. Oct. 10 #FergusonOctober #SONG

daughterofzami:

We Out Here. March on Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCullough’s office ro demand Justice for Mike Brown. Oct. 10 #FergusonOctober #SONG

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“we say it’s our daughters, wives & sisters who are getting raped, we never say it’s our sons, fathers, brothers who are doing the raping.”

—   (via halaknuman)

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“Your brain is wired for survival, not happiness. That is why it keeps bringing up negative emotions, past mistakes and worries about the future. Because of this wiring, you can get stuck in repetitive cycles of self-criticism, worry and fear that interfere with your ability to enjoy the present moment.”

—   Why anxiety is so hard to manage (via tywin)

(Source: salon, via dark-law)

thegendercritic:

notes-fromtheunderground:

impossiblyobscure:

Prostitution is illegal because it has the potential to give women ownership of their sexuality and there’s no way that can be allowed.

i wouldn’t call an industry with an 85% rape rate “ownership of women’s sexuality” 

Not forgetting that: 

Oh and also: 

  • 75% of women involved in prostitution started as children
  • 74% of women cite poverty as the primary motivator for entering prostitution (Melrose 2002).
  • Up to 70% of women in prostitution spent time in care, 45% report sexual abuse and 85% physical abuse within their families (Home Office 2006).

  • Up to 95% of women in prostitution are problematic drug users, including around 78% heroin users and rising numbers of crack cocaine addicts (Home Office 2004).  

  • More than half of UK women in prostitution have been raped and/or seriously sexually assaulted. At least three quarters have been physically assaulted (Home Office 2004).

  • 68% of women in prostitution meet the criteria for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the same range as torture victims and combat veterans undergoing treatment (Ramsey et al 1993).

  • The mortality rate for women in prostitution in London suffer is 12 times the national average (Home Office 2004).

  • A global study of prostitution found that 9 out of 10 women in prostitution would like to exit if they could (Farley, 2003).

(Original source: Prostitution - The Facts)

 

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