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fatgirlsayswhat: [An image of a pair of bloody hand-prints on dirty concrete. The text is red, bold lettering and reads: “WE WON’T GO BACK TO THE BACK ALLEY”. Image by Political Loudmouth] Click through for the pic.
Remember it’s the Pro-choice Demo in London tomorrow! I hope lots of you are coming down. Regardless if you’re able to attend or not, it would be great to get submissions of some pro-choice photos and slogans to gear us up for the demonstration. Click here to submit or here to ask.
boomvagynamite: Social Identity Threat (aka Stereotype Threat): the “real-time threat of being judged and treated poorly in settings where a negative stereotype about one’s group applies”. - C.M.Steele, S.J.Spencer, J.Aronson, ‘Contending with group image: The psychology of stereotype and social identity threat’. M.P.Zanna (ed.), Advances in experimental social psychology, vol.34 (2002) p.385
A Modern Sexual-Assault Tale
Man: Hello, I'd like to report a mugging.
Officer: A mugging, eh? Where did it take place?
Man: I was walking by 21st and Dundritch Street and a man pulled out a gun and said, "Give me all your money."
Officer: And did you?
Man: Yes, I co-operated.
Officer: So you willingly gave the man your money without fighting back, calling for help or trying to escape?
Man: Well, yes, but I was terrified. I thought he was going to kill me!
Officer: Mmm. But you did co-operate with him. And I've been informed that you're quite a philanthropist, too.
Man: I give to charity, yes.
Officer: So you like to give money away. You make a habit of giving money away.
Man: What does that have to do with this situation?
Officer: You knowingly walked down Dundritch Street in your suit when everyone knows you like to give away money, and then you didn't fight back. It sounds like you gave money to someone, but now you're having after-donation regret. Tell me, do you really want to ruin his life because of your mistake?
Man: This is ridiculous!
Officer: This is a rape analogy. This is what women face every single day when they try to bring their rapists to justice.
Man: Fuck the patriarchy.
Just because I can’t change everything, doesn’t mean I can’t change anything....– 1905, Can’t Change Everything. (via untilallarefreenooneisfree)
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motherjones: This and other intriguing, outrage-makey facts about women in the military, in an infographic from Good.
boomvagynamite: Pro-choice Protest! Saturday 9th July, from 1.30pm, Westminster It’s time for the UK’s pro‐choice majority to make its voice heard and protest against government moves to restrict access to abortion: * New anti‐choice counselling requirements * LIFE advising the government on abortion policy * Dorries’ girls only abstinence‐based sex ed bill * Cuts to services,...
RT @PixelProject: Canada: 62.5% of women reported having experienced some form of domestic abuse. http://bit.ly/cLN5rE