The footage of former Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée in the face started a much-needed conversation about domestic violence. This comedian took a completely different approach with a “Ray Rice Inspired Makeup Tutorial” that could’ve gone so incredibly wrong but instead gets it so so right.
This is a critical part of sex positivity that tends to be overlooked. Let’s celebrate empowering amazing sex and the choice to not have sex, or only have certain kinds of sex.
Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.
This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be.
Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe
can someone explain this to me with small words
they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that
i do not approve in the slightest
This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American
Frickin Frack this is important, please sign!
Oh what the fuck.
I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.
Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.
I remember when I first found out the truth about “Somali pirates” I got chills because of how horrific the truth was and how insanely creepily well the media had twisted the situation. Every single fucking article making it seem like these “pirates” were just after money or something holding innocent people hostage and I never gave it a second thought, why would I? There was no indication that people were trying to legitimately fight off disgusting imperialism that left nuclear waste in their waters, that over 300 people have died from radiation sickness, that Europeans have been stealing Somalia’s seafood because they overfished their own waters and the indigenous fisherman are starving and so these “pirates” emerged to deal with those stealing their country’s natural resources. The truth is enough to make anyone sick to their stomachs.
This is a great article about the truth about Somali pirates, in case anyone wants a source.
You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”
As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.
There’s a post going around, I’m not even going to name it because you know what I’m talking about. But every time I see it, I get a little more annoyed. And apparently tonight is the night I go from ‘annoyed’ to calling it out.
Stop telling people not to use the phrase consensual sex.
and especially stop saying that in survivor spaces.
The phrase consensual sex is a lot like…
I’m about to make at least nine people cringe but
'So I went to the nearest ATM machine and used my PIN number'
For those of you who don’t know why some people would cringe at that-
ATM stands for Automatic Teller Machine, so adding the word machine afterwards is a bit of a moot point.
Same for adding number after Personal Identification Number.
Now for any of you who didn’t know that/ what acronyms mean doesn’t automatically pop into your head when you hear them-
those second words may have been.. unnecessary- but they helped the flow of conversation- esp for anyone who doesn’t know what the acronyms mean.
Using the word Consensual in front of ‘sex’ is at most, unnecessary, at best, a tool to help survivors bridge the gap.
You take that away- you take away a tool that is used to help people understand that it wasn’t their fault.
Not everyone is ready to call what happened to them rape.
Not everyone knows what happened to them was rape.
and when you remove the ‘phrase’ consensual sex from our vocabulary, you leave teenage survivors in the dark.
you abandon them. you tell them because they didn’t know it was rape immediately- or if they aren’t ready to call it rape immediately, that it wasn’t.
That it was just sex.
The phrase consensual sex invites a conversation about what consent means. and as such- what non-consensual sex means.
The phrase non-consensual sex, allows people to make the bridge about what happened /to them/ on their own. Gives them a chance to get comfortable accepting what happened.
and you are taking that from us.
If you are a non-survivor reblogging that post- stop. Just, stop.
If you are a survivor doing so, I want you to think about the people you are leaving behind because they aren’t at the place you are yet.
I have an inbox with over 150 asks again. Without counting, I can tell you already that at least 1 in … lets say 8 of those- is from people who cannot call what happened to them rape yet. They are still stuck in the land of ‘but it was only’ and ‘but I said yes (after he wouldn’t stop/after she threatened me/because I knew what happened if I said no.) and ‘but it wasn’t….’
Please, I am begging you to consider what you are saying and the survivors you are deserting.