Reason Need Not Rhyme
So Lucia, is Basir secretly a duck?

What do you mean secretly?

When you see something you want to reblog, but the person you’re reblogging from didn’t add any tags, and you’re unsure how to properly describe/categorize the post, so you get so anxious you just scroll by.

theodd1sout:

This will help you write good.

There was a study done where they got a man to harass a woman in the park
and then they did it the other way around.
Several stopped the man but they let the woman slap and scream
and yank his hair.
They asked a professional who concluded that compared to men,
women aren’t seen as enough to be a threat.

My friend’s principal from three years ago
took his kids and ran
because he kept showing up to work
with bruises put there weekly by his loving wife
and everyone told him to take it like a man.

Last week I listened as a guy laughed off the idea
that a woman could violate him
and I thought of an interview on a news show
where they showed a boy who flinched inwards
every time a girl touched him
because of the exact reason the guy laughed off.

When compared to men,
Women aren’t seen as a threat
so men feel free to take whatever they like.

Women aren’t seen as a threat
so no one takes men seriously
when a woman
breaks them open.

'When a Girl Slaps a Guy on a Sitcom It's Hilarious: Why Guys Need Feminism,' theappleppielifestyle. (via theappleppielifestyle)

The concept of karma sounds all feel-good and awesome, until you realize the implication that all bad things that happen to people are their own fault, and if good things happen to you then you must deserve them.

As good as it feels to think that good people will be rewarded and the bad will get what’s coming to them based on some force of the universe, the fact is there’s no force in this life doling out cosmic justice. If we want the world to be a better place, we have to make it so. We have to form a society where goodness is rewarded and evil is punished, where those suffering are helped rather than left to do good deeds until their “karma” comes back to them, and those enjoying luxury at the cost of others are made to make amends.

joshuaorrizonte:

theliberaltony:


Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.
For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.
That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.
But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms

Read More

Right wingers don’t give a flipping crap about sexual assault, let alone women’s safety (citation needed but I’m too tired, just freakin’ google “GOP rape” and you should start to get a good idea about it) unless they can use it as an excuse to be total shitheads to another group that they hate. Once again… using women as resources to be used.
They don’t give a shit about whether or not women are raped or assaulted. Period. Remember this and realize that they’re making shit up to make you think that there’s anything beyond their own bigotry pushing this assholishness. There is absolutely no risk to women from trans women - who are women - and you wouldn’t even know if she’s pre-op trans unless you’re peeking in the other stalls.
And that’s just bad manners. If you are doing that, stop.

^Reblogging again for awesome commentary.

joshuaorrizonte:

theliberaltony:

Experts have repeatedly debunked the myth that transgender non-discrimination laws give sexual predators access to women’s restrooms, but that hasn’t stopped conservative media outlets from promoting fake news stories to fear monger about trans-inclusive bathrooms.

For as long as the transgender community has fought for protection from discrimination in public spaces, conservatives have peddled the myth that sexual predators will exploit non-discrimination laws to sneak into women’s restrooms.

That fear has been an extremely effective tool for scaring people into voting against even basic protections for transgender people, which is why conservatives routinely use the phrase “bathroom bill" to describe laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations. When conservative media outlets attack non-discrimination laws for transgender people, they almost exclusively focus on bathroom and locker room facilities.

But that fear is baseless - completely unsupported by years of evidence from states that already have non-discrimination laws on the books. In a new 
Media Matters report, experts from twelve states - including law enforcement officials, state human rights workers, and sexual assault victims advocates - debunk the myth that non-discrimination laws have any relation to incidents of sexual assault or harassment in public restrooms
Read More

Right wingers don’t give a flipping crap about sexual assault, let alone women’s safety (citation needed but I’m too tired, just freakin’ google “GOP rape” and you should start to get a good idea about it) unless they can use it as an excuse to be total shitheads to another group that they hate. Once again… using women as resources to be used.

They don’t give a shit about whether or not women are raped or assaulted. Period. Remember this and realize that they’re making shit up to make you think that there’s anything beyond their own bigotry pushing this assholishness. There is absolutely no risk to women from trans women - who are women - and you wouldn’t even know if she’s pre-op trans unless you’re peeking in the other stalls.

And that’s just bad manners. If you are doing that, stop.

^Reblogging again for awesome commentary.

thetomska:

Sniper pug.

SNIPER PUG.

I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.