introtofeminism:

i didnt mean to become an angry feminist it just sort of happened because i looked out my window and woke the fuck up y’know

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greatwhiteprivilege:

yea whether you wear makeup or not isn’t an issue of gender conformity or whether you align yourself with feminism or not

it’s a matter of personal choice so go ahead and wear makeup if that’s how you’re comfortable and if anyone gives you shit about it you can tell them to fuck off because your appearance is your business and not theirs

true that playa

auzubillah:

Indian demonstrators walk with placards during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHARPress TV

auzubillah:

Indian demonstrators walk with placards during a protest calling for better safety for women following the rape of a student last week, in front the India Gate monument in New Delhi on December 23, 2012. In the biggest protest so far, several thousand college students rallied at the India Gate monument in the heart of the capital where they were baton-charged, water cannoned and tear gassed by the police. AFP PHOTO/ TENGKU BAHAR
Press TV

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"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."

Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via offices)

^^^^ I believe this as much as I believe anything. ^^^^

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homestuckweebs:

If you think rape is funny, you are a raving douchelord.

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"If a mom is in a meeting and all of a sudden she gets called because her kid is sick, nobody raises an eyebrow,” he says. “But if a guy gets called because his kid is sick and he has to leave, it’s kind of like, ‘Where’s your wife?’"

Single Dads By Choice: More Men Going It Alone (via npr)

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It really is horrifying

vuhnessah:

that Kanye West got not only more flack, but a worse reputation for grabbing a microphone out of Taylor Swift’s hands and making a rude comment than Chris Brown did for beating his girlfriend until her face was unrecognizable.

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inothernews:

Jesus H. Christ.

The woman, who is from eastern Europe, became so distressed that lawyers later complained they had feared she might collapse in court. When she failed to appear in court the next day, a warrant was issued for her arrest.

Police officers found the woman at her home, where she had apparently attempted suicide, but after receiving medical treatment she was arrested and spent a day in the jail cells of Dublin’s Four Courts.

In issuing the warrant for the woman’s arrest Carney indicated that there could be a retrial. He said: “If she has to spend a long time in prison herself waiting for a retrial that’s her fault.”

OMG this is so fucking ridiculous I can’t even deal

"Nobody is telling male reporters to stay home despite the fact that they have been beaten, kidnapped, and killed globally."

Lauren Wolfe, journalist and director of Women Under Siege, in my interview with her (which can and should be read in full here). (via thepoliticalnotebook)

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shortformblog:

manicchill:

Denver Komen Will Continue to Fund Planned Parenthood…For Now
Best known as the group behind the Race for the Cure, an annual fundraiser and 5k run, the Susan G. Komen foundation made national headlines this week when it announced it would no longer provide funding to Planned Parenthood. But, it looks like one Komen branch won’t be backing down from its ties to the embattled reproductive healthcare organization.
In a statement, released on their website Tuesday evening, the Denver branch of the Susan G. Komen foundation announced it would continue funding Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. While the decision is not a permanent one, requiring approval of a committee and only guaranteed through March 2013, the move still seems to be a major break other chapters of the Dallas-based organization. [more]

It’s worth noting that regional groups aren’t collectively following the national group’s lead. Read Manic, Chill for more.

shortformblog:

manicchill:

Denver Komen Will Continue to Fund Planned Parenthood…For Now

Best known as the group behind the Race for the Cure, an annual fundraiser and 5k run, the Susan G. Komen foundation made national headlines this week when it announced it would no longer provide funding to Planned Parenthood. But, it looks like one Komen branch won’t be backing down from its ties to the embattled reproductive healthcare organization.

In a statement, released on their website Tuesday evening, the Denver branch of the Susan G. Komen foundation announced it would continue funding Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. While the decision is not a permanent one, requiring approval of a committee and only guaranteed through March 2013, the move still seems to be a major break other chapters of the Dallas-based organization. [more]

It’s worth noting that regional groups aren’t collectively following the national group’s lead. Read Manic, Chill for more.

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Susan G. Komen Top Officials Resign As Backlash Gains Steam 

Dr. Kathy Plesser, a Manhattan radiologist on the medical advisory board of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s New York chapter, said she plans to resign from her position unless Komen reverses its decision to pull grant money from Planned Parenthood.
"I’m a physician and my interest is women’s health, and I am disturbed by Komen’s decision because I am a very strong advocate for serving under-served women," Plesser told The Huffington Post. "Eliminating this funding will mean there’s no place for these women to go. Where are these women to go to have a mammography? Do they not deserve to have mammography?"
With her decision, Plesser joins Komen’s top public health official, Mollie Williams, and the executive director of Komen’s Los Angeles County chapter, Deb Anthony, both of whom also resigned in protest.
Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday that it had received $400,000 in donations in the 24 hours following Komen’s announcement. In addition, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said on Thursday that he would give $250,000 to Planned Parenthood to help make up for the loss.
“Politics have no place in health care,” he said in a statement. “Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way.”
A spokesperson for Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) said that he personally called Komen founder Nancy Brinker to complain when he heard the news on Tuesday, and he and 22 other members of the House of Representatives have signed onto a letter asking her to reverse her decision.
"This is an alarming development resulting from political pressure from anti-women’s health organizations," the letter says. "We ask – in the strongest possible terms – that Susan G. Komen reconsider its decision, as the health of millions of brave women everywhere demands the same kind of bravery exhibited the Komen Foundation."
A similar letter was signed by two dozen senators.
Komen maintains that pressure from anti-abortion groups and the recent hiring of vice president Karen Handel, who ran for governor of Georgia on an anti-Planned Parenthood platform as a Republican in 2010, had nothing to do with the decision. Founder Nancy Brinker went on the defensive Thursday during an appearance on MSNBC, saying that the decision was a result of a number of congressional and state investigations into Planned Parenthood, and that most people actually applauded the decision to defund the family planning provider.

this is fucking disgusting. All women deserve care no matter where they go to get it.

Susan G. Komen Top Officials Resign As Backlash Gains Steam

Dr. Kathy Plesser, a Manhattan radiologist on the medical advisory board of Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s New York chapter, said she plans to resign from her position unless Komen reverses its decision to pull grant money from Planned Parenthood.

"I’m a physician and my interest is women’s health, and I am disturbed by Komen’s decision because I am a very strong advocate for serving under-served women," Plesser told The Huffington Post. "Eliminating this funding will mean there’s no place for these women to go. Where are these women to go to have a mammography? Do they not deserve to have mammography?"

With her decision, Plesser joins Komen’s top public health official, Mollie Williams, and the executive director of Komen’s Los Angeles County chapter, Deb Anthony, both of whom also resigned in protest.

Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday that it had received $400,000 in donations in the 24 hours following Komen’s announcement. In addition, New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg said on Thursday that he would give $250,000 to Planned Parenthood to help make up for the loss.

“Politics have no place in health care,” he said in a statement. “Breast cancer screening saves lives and hundreds of thousands of women rely on Planned Parenthood for access to care. We should be helping women access that care, not placing barriers in their way.”

A spokesperson for Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) said that he personally called Komen founder Nancy Brinker to complain when he heard the news on Tuesday, and he and 22 other members of the House of Representatives have signed onto a letter asking her to reverse her decision.

"This is an alarming development resulting from political pressure from anti-women’s health organizations," the letter says. "We ask – in the strongest possible terms – that Susan G. Komen reconsider its decision, as the health of millions of brave women everywhere demands the same kind of bravery exhibited the Komen Foundation."

A similar letter was signed by two dozen senators.

Komen maintains that pressure from anti-abortion groups and the recent hiring of vice president Karen Handel, who ran for governor of Georgia on an anti-Planned Parenthood platform as a Republican in 2010, had nothing to do with the decision. Founder Nancy Brinker went on the defensive Thursday during an appearance on MSNBC, saying that the decision was a result of a number of congressional and state investigations into Planned Parenthood, and that most people actually applauded the decision to defund the family planning provider.

this is fucking disgusting. All women deserve care no matter where they go to get it.

We say we want to educate our girls as much as our boys, but we don’t mean it. We don’t really do the things we need to do.

you go gurl.  I <3 Sheryl Sandberg.

(Source: soocosmopolitan)