Monday, 1 September 2014

porcelain-horse-horselain:

tytnetwork:

The model featured in one of Burger King’s infamously suggestive ads for the BK Super Seven Incher has said the company used her image without her permission. In a statement, the woman said that she was publicly humiliated and calls for people to boycott. 

objectifying and sexualizing women and their bodies without their consent = capitalism 

Another quote from the model:

There is something VERY wrong with the fact that they felt entitled to do that to my face without signing a contract with me.

I believe in sexual expression in art and the media; it’s beautiful and necessary for a healthy society but IT MUST BE CONSENSUAL otherwise it’s RAPE.”

As someone who has survived sexual assaults, I do not in any way feel like this model is out of place at all (nor is she appropriating anyone else’s pain or experiences) in describing the situation this way. I 100% agree with her.

(via theblacksunrising)

#rape mention    #capitalism    #objectification    




transstudent:

Trans students in the news: For Transgender College Students, A New Year Means Educating Professors — Again #lgbtqia    #trans students    #transgender    #trans rights    




thisisprsnl:

New polling shows that the majority of Americans (nearly 70%), across party lines and geographic location, support legal abortion and do not want the government to restrict access to abortion. The majority of politicians who represent us however? Not so much. Let’s make it clear whose voices should really matter. H/t prochoiceamerica

thisisprsnl:

New polling shows that the majority of Americans (nearly 70%), across party lines and geographic location, support legal abortion and do not want the government to restrict access to abortion. The majority of politicians who represent us however? Not so much. Let’s make it clear whose voices should really matter. H/t prochoiceamerica

(via realworldnews)

#abortion    #stop the stigma    




Sept. 1 7:26 pm

justice4mikebrown:

North County Regional Development Association, 350B Village Square Drive, Hazelwood, MO 63042

(via theblacksunrising)

#ferguson    #anti-black racism    #police brutality    




provoice:

After Tiller - Documentary Trailer

(Source: youtube.com, via pro-choice-or-no-voice)

#after tiller    #abortion providers    #documentary    #if you have netflix this movie is on there!    




Hello beautiful feminists! I hope everyone enjoyed this long weekend!

Here is a list of some upcoming events this week. These are some of the awesome organizations we have here at texas state! I also put in their social media links so you can check them out further. Feel free to add to this or let me know if I left someone off!

TUESDAY (Tomorrow) Sept. 2nd

Texas Freedom Network 

First event of the semester!- a phone bank to get out the vote! It will be from 4-7PM in UAC building room #275. This is a perfect way to kick off being active this school year. Food will be provided! (to rsvp contact holly@tfn.org)  (twitter) (facebook)

Hip Hop Congress

Second meeting of the semester! 5PM in LBJ 3-15 (twitter) (tumblr hiphopcongress)

Feminists United at Texas State

Our first meeting of the semester! 7PM- also in UAC building room #275. Come meet our officers and learn more about our organization!  (meeting event page) (twitter) (facebook)

Trans*cend at Texas State

First meeting of the semester! Is also at 7PM! Be sure to hit them up on twitter for more info about this awesome org and where they’re meeting up! (twitter) (facebook)

WEDNESDAY Sept. 3rd

College Democrats at Texas State 

First meeting of the semester! 5:30PM in the Lampasas Building, Room #501. meeting event page (twitter) (facebook) (website)

THURSDAY Sept. 4th

Black Women United

BWU is starting the semester with an ice cream social! This will be at 6:30PM in LBJ 3-9.1 (twitter)

SATURDAY Sept. 6th

SMTX PRIDE

San Marcos is having their very first pride parade!! (PRIDE event page)

#txst    #txst students    




Sunday, 31 August 2014

Here’s some fantastic news for your Friday: On Thursday, the California Senate unanimously approved a new bill that defines sexual consent as a firm “yes” rather than a lack of “no.”

micdotcom:

This is a big win for anti-rape activists, many of whom have been touting the necessity of an “affirmative consent” standard for years. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has the next month to sign the bill into law. If he does, schools across the state would be required to define consent before engaging in sexual activity as an “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement” or risk losing state financial aid funding.

(via catcongress)

#rape mention    #rape tw    #consent    




thistangledtongue:

fandomsandfeminism:

dirtydarwin:

brute-reason:

Still Not a Joke — Good Awareness Campaign From Just Detention International

What if your kid went to jail for trying pot, something that is very probable if your kid is black and living in a state like Texas. Does that mean they deserve to be raped? Does that mean that they should live in conditions that go against all human rights?

Most prison rapes are committed by prison staff. Even if you are heartless and do not care about the prisoners, remember that these prison staff rapists go home to their nice houses in the outside world. Remember that they are your neighbors, maybe they even have babysat your children. Remember that as long as some victims are dehumanized and ignored, many perpetrators will never be caught. And yes, these perpetrators do pose a threat to you and your family. Prison rape, rape in generalis everybody’s problem. And definitely not a fucking joke. 

The idea that prisoners “deserve” to be raped is part of rape culture.
Rape is not a punishment. It can not be earned. It is a crime every single time, no matter what, no matter who the victim is.

No one deserves to be sexually assaulted in any way. NO ONE.

(Source: brutereason, via lookatthisfuckingoppressor)

#sexual assault tw    #rape tw    #violence tw    #prison system    #prison reform    




ivoryathena:

Badass women of the future:

  1. Malavath Poorna, the youngest person ever to reach Mount Everest’s summit at the age of 13 years, 11 months
  2. Ann Makosinksi, Canadian inventor of a flashlight powered strictly by body heat at age 16

  3. Mo’Ne Davis, first girl to throw a Little League World Series shutout in history, with fastballs reaching speeds of up to 70mph, at age 13

  4. Alia Sabur, youngest university professor in the world, appointed to Konkuk University in South Korea at age 18

  5. Asia Newson, owning and operating a candle sales business alongside her father, is Detroit’s youngest entrepreneur at age 10

(via feministsarah)





2manytuesdays:

Dear White People | Official Trailer (HD) | In Theaters Oct. 17

I’m going to watch this movie until every scene is forever burned into my memory. 

"Black people can’t be racist. Prejudice, yes, but not racist. Racism describes a system of disadvantage based on race. Black people can’t be racist since we don’t stand to benefit from such a system."

Kindly educate anyone you meet who does not know the difference between racism and prejudice. Racism is systematic. Being prejudice is problematic. 

#Dear White People    #film industry