Go and see Bridesmaids
And support female writers*, majority female casts, and women in comedy. *Women constitute only 19% of film writers in the US (source).
Crimes Committed by Abortion Protesters in the...
stfuconservatives: (also known as “Cool pro-life story, bros!”) 7 murders 17 attempted murders 52 bombings 180 arsons 89 invasions 1,211 incidents of vandalism 1,341 trespasses 100 acid attacks 655 anthrax threats 146 cases of assault and battery 375 death threats 3 kidnappings 96 burglaries 480 cases of stalking One in five clinics experiences blockades, invasions, arsons,...
Rape Statistics – What can we rely on? →
…after crunching a fair amount of data, it became perfectly apparent that the ‘hot statistic’ of the moment, which suggests that a woman is raped in the UK every ten minutes, is not only wrong but significantly underestimates the actual scale of the problem (rape), which is all just a little embarrassing when the source of that statistic turns out to be the Department of Health. An...
The Revolutionary New Birth Control Method for Men →
boomvagynamite: Aaah fucking big pharma. It’s about time we have a viable birth control method that men can employ (other than condoms), but noooo let’s not fund this valuable research because it just doesn’t make us enough money…
Latest pro-choice news (UK) →
1) The British Medical Association today voted in support of retaining the current 24-week time limit on abortion, agreeing that there is no scientific justification for cutting it to 20 weeks. 2) I can’t find the full press release yet, but Yahoo and Nadine Dorries (I’m not linking) say the Department of Health has this evening issued a statement confirming that it will consider changing the...
This is Only a Test: Donate to Planned Parenthood... →
halvgal: Donate to Planned Parenthood by June 30 and Amy Poehler will match your donation! the-madame-hatter: motheatenmusicalbroacde: Ok. I seriously love Amy Poehler even more. I’m totally going to donate and YOU SHOULD TOO! Help Planned Parenthood out! :) If you can’t…
“And You Even Licked My Balls: A Black Feminist... →
becauseiamawoman: “In some ways, Cummings comments re Nate Dogg remind me of why I think The Chronic and Doggy style are the Devil, in terms of rap music. Men in general and White men in particular have a different relationship to the kinds of violence that I am subjected to as a Black woman who WALKS like she has a right to be in the street. Shit…two weeks ago I told two dudes to kill me or...
Mellisa McEwan, shakesville: The Terrible Bargain... →
[Trigger warning.] Despite feminists’ reputation, and contra my own individual reputation cultivated over five years of public opinion-making, I am not a man-hater. If I played by misogynists’ rules, specifically the one that dictates it only takes one woman doing one Mean or Duplicitous or Disrespectful or Unlawful or otherwise Bad Thing to justify hatred of all women, I would have plenty of...
After walking around West Hollywood Park and seeing young women holding signs...– Sexis – The Power of SlutWalk Los Angeles was in its Stories (via slutwalkberlin)
Facebook users more prone to eating disorders
thisisnotpsychology: The more time adolescent girls spend in front of Facebook, the more their chances of developing a negative body image and various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia and exaggerated dieting. This has been shown in a new study from the University of Haifa. Eating disorders include a wide spectrum of abnormal mental and behavioral conducts related to food and body...
Most dangerous places in the world to be a woman →
When I see a man approach and I cast down my eyes I’m not laying down a hand,...– Caitlin Hayward-Tapp (recited at London Slutwalk 2011)
[trigger warning: rape culture] A lot of people accuse feminists of thinking...– Db0 (Feminists don’t think all men are rapists. Rapists do.) this is why calling people out on rape jokes is so fucking important. (via slutkissgrrl) This is fascinating, I had no idea. (via nightbreezes)
Submit your London Slut Walk Photos! →
fuckyeahbritain: We very much agree with the values that the Slut Walk is trying to bring. If you have any photos (it’d be better if they’re out and about in London too) then we’d love for you to submit them. Thanks, pie0