“In the instances when POC say shit like ‘Oh I can’t stand white folk’ or ‘Damn white people’, they aren’t saying ‘Oh I think they are inferior, I want to humiliate them, abuse them, enslave them and wipe out their people!’, they’re saying ‘Damn, after a couple hundred years of white people thinking I’m inferior, humiliating me, abusing me, enslaving me, and trying to wipe out my people, I don’t wanna deal with them.’ The context is completely different.”—Briana (via knightscrest)
Yes why do you think I bought 15 boxes of thin mints.
Yes, but Girl Scout shouldn’t be a thing, it should just be Scouting of America!!
Girls Scouts became a thing because guys could not and still cannot handle women in their troops defend the girl scouts to the fucking death because we aren’t equal and taking away safe spaces for young girls won’t achieve that either
Many victims of sexual assault do not report these crimes to family, school officials or police, and a new report on the normalization of sexual violence among young girls and women offers several insights into why this is; it also functions as a pretty harrowing primer on rape culture and its consequences.
Researchers at Marquette University analyzed forensic interviews with 100 young people between the ages of 3 and 17, many of whom spoke candidly about their daily experiences of sexual violence and harassment.
According to sociologist Heather Hlavka, many of the young people she interviewed viewed these incidents as a normal part of life. One interview subject told researchers, “They grab you, touch your butt and try to, like, touch you in the front, and run away, but it’s okay, I mean … I never think it’s a big thing because they do it to everyone.”
According to a release on the report, there are several of the reasons why young women do not come forward about the abuse they experience, including a belief that men “can’t help it” and a fear of being labeled a “whore”:
Girls believe the myth that men can’t help it. The girls interviewed described men as unable to control their sexual desires, often framing men as the sexual aggressors and women as the gatekeepers of sexual activity. They perceived everyday harassment and abuse as normal male behavior, and as something to endure, ignore, or maneuver around.
Many of the girls said that they didn’t report the incident because they didn’t want to make a “big deal” of their experiences. They doubted if anything outside of forcible heterosexual intercourse counted as an offense or rape.
Lack of reporting may be linked to trust in authority figures. According to Hlavka, the girls seem to have internalized their position in a male-dominated, sexual context and likely assumed authority figures would also view them as “bad girls” who prompted the assault.
Hlavka found that girls don’t support other girls when they report sexual violence. The young women expressed fear that they would be labeled as a “whore” or “slut,” or accused of exaggeration or lying by both authority figures and their peers, decreasing their likelihood of reporting sexual abuse.
Ableism is Helen Keller being an outspoken political activist and lecturer, publishing 12 books, being the first deaf and blind person to ever earn a college degree, a member of the Socialist Party in America, and an activist for women’s rights and labor rights, but never being portrayed by deaf or blind individuals in the numerous movie portrayals of her life (nor her teacher and companion, Anne Sullivan), and
“Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.”—my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via kwonri)
Looks like the new Ace Attorney will be taking place in the Meiji Period in Japan. Apparently this fellow is named Naruhodou Ryuunosuke, making him Phoenix’s ancestor. Maybe maybe his assistant will be Ami Fey.
I don’t know, guys, I’m worried about them still trying to reclaim whe original trilogy’s magic when they never had to lose it in the first place but this is Takumi back in charge. I guess we’ll see what happens in the months to come.
“If someone can be kicked out of school for copying a paper, a person should be kicked out of school for raping another human being.”—Wagatwe Wanjuki, UVM Dismantling Rape Culture Conference 2014 (via byebyethinspo)
“Oppressed groups are frequently placed in the situation of being listened to only if we frame our ideas in the language that is familiar to and comfortable for a dominant group. This requirement often changes the meaning of our ideas and works to elevate the ideas of dominant groups.”—Patricia Hill Collins (via queerintersectional)
i have no time for professors or people in general who don’t even attempt to pronounce your name correctly and dismiss you when you try to correct them. this guest professor butchered my name numerous times and I told him the correct pronunciation for the third time and he…
the whole hate breeds hate argument against oppressed people hating their oppressors only works if you a) think bigots would stop hating us if we were nice, b) blame victims for the crimes done against them, c) think all bigotry is hatred, and d) apply double standards where we’re at fault for bigots’ hatred but they aren’t at fault for ours
social justice warriors are sometimes the leeroy jenkins, they rush right in usually without buffs, without enough equipment, and probably in misguided and counterproductive ways but their hearts are usually in the right place so…