Category: sexism

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feministfront:

what i just don’t understand (and by that i mean “what i understand perfectly”) is why white men always complain when a woman and/or person of color is hired into a position they, too, were seeking. too often, it’s “ugh, affirmative action,” “ugh, reverse racism/sexism,” “ugh, they took my job.”
y’all… why did you assume it was “your job” to begin with? does it not cross your mind that maybe just maybe that other person was more qualified/better equipped/et cetera? or do you just assume that, because you’re white and a man, you’re automatically the best candidate? hmmmmmm…

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krxs100:

krxs100:

                       !!!!!!!!! BREAKING NEWS !!!!!!!!!!

The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled former sex slave Cyntoia Brown MUST serve 51 years in prison before she is eligible for parole.

According to them:

“In today’s unanimous decision, the Tennessee Supreme Court explained that, under state law, a life sentence is a determinate sentence of 60 years,” the court wrote. “However, the sixty-year sentence can be reduced by up to 15 percent, or 9 years, by earning various sentence credits (good behavior. & getting involved in prison based education programs while incarcerated) Therefore, the Supreme Court concluded that a defendant serving a life sentence for a first-degree murder committed on or after July 1, 1995, may be eligible for release after serving at least 51 years of the sentence.“

For those of you who haven’t yet caught up to this story:

Cyntoia Brown was a 16 yr old girl, who at the time of the incident was living in a room at a Nashville InTown Suites with Allen (the man who propositioned her for sex) because her pimp and boyfriend Garion McGlothen, nick-named “Kut Throat,” insisted that she needed to earn money.

Kut Throat abused her physically and sexually throughout the approximately three week period in which she lived with him.

After Allen took her to his house, he showed Cyntoia multiple guns, including shotguns and rifles. Later in bed, as she described in court, he grabbed her violently by the genitals, his demeanor became threatening and, fearing for her life, she took a gun out of her purse and shot him.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP:

You can sign this petition 

Call Governor Bill Haslam (615)-741-2001she has a Clemency hearing May 23rd. DEMAND JUSTICE!!

#StayWoke

The parole board split on whether Cyntoia should be granted clemency. /BillHaslam can still grant her clemency before he leaves in January. You can reach him at: phone #: (615) 741-2001; e-mail: bill.haslam@tn.gov

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember a…

When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?

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always fun listening to a drunk man explain how his being pretty good at math is comparable to a woman’s master’s in math from oxford. and also that she’s not really that good at math, it’s just chance.

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beaky-peartree:

i would lay down my life for her

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soloveitchik:

Attention men: female retail workers are not flirting with you. Please stop

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why are men so incapable of fucking apologizing for the emotional damage they cause

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breakingtheboycode:

“We all have a role to play in dismantling the twin towers of homophobia and misogyny. But we are doing young men no favours when we allow masculinity to be dictated to them by the status quo. Because here’s some news for you. The status quo might revere men as a class, but it destroys them as individuals. And it teaches them to destroy others in return.”

— Clementine Ford, Macho ‘pranks’ and the devastating cost of male emotional repression

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faerieglade:

faerieglade:

“theyre homophobic but theyre good people!!!” hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. are they really. are they REALLY. are they. are theyr eally. Are the

this post is making straight people mad keep reblogging