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I WILL EITHER FIND A WAY OR MAKE ONE

I’ve encountered people constantly assuming sex is good and that having sex is just something you do in healthy relationships. This creates a situation where, hating sex is a character flaw caused by those terrible sex-negative tropes society presses on you, and obviously only Bad People don’t consent to sex.
That’s rape culture. This is what environments that assume sex is unambiguously a good thing do. Saying, “It’s consensual sex that’s good” doesn’t actually fix the problem. It just creates a situation where you must be consenting to sex, because if you aren’t, you’re not having enough sex and then you’re “sex-negative”.
See, it only fixes a problem where you’re like, “Well I don’t really want to do this right now”. It does not do anything at all to help people who find sex painful. It does nothing at all to help a person who doesn’t want sex, but thinks they do because it’s been so heavily normativized they have to have sex, and have to have it in this specific way. All the, “But make sure it’s consensual!” thing does is tells the person, “Well maybe if you don’t want sex this time it’s okay, but remember you still must be having it some of the time!”
See, to actually fight rape culture you need to say “Sex is always optional. You are never obligated to have sex.” You must always be concerned with consent, and that means you must accept that the answer may very well always be no, despite the fact there’s this belief sex is the greatest thing ever.
And if someone never wants sex, then sex can’t really be a good thing to them, because it’s always unwanted.

Sex Positivity is Rape Culture in Disguise (via youlittlearsonist)

Really like this. We need to find ways of transforming real sex positivity to promote choice in sex, not uncritically promote sex itself.

(via swankivy)

I know this is true because I spent years having sex I didn’t want to but saying yes to anyway.

(Source: sissypunks, via the-fly-on-fire)

roseanneathema:

jvmieryandee:

scardeycas:

mister-holmes:

sailor-rina:

salve-amicus:

Anti-rape wear. Its almost impervious to knife attacks and tearing/stretching.

The waist and thigh extremities of the garment are cut and tear resistant (the guy in the video cant cut them with industrial scissors) and they cannot be moved more than a few centimetres when locked into place, the forward area in front of the genitals is also reinforced.

Please, for the love of god, even if you cant donate, just spread this idea wherever you can, they need $50,000 to be able to manufacture it and they currently have just over $6,000 with 20 days left.

Go to igg.me/at/AR-Wear to donate and/or view their full info.

PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THE SHIT OUT OF THIS I WANT MY NOTIFICATIONS FILLED WITH LIKES AND REBLOGS OF THIS

GUYS THERE ARE ONLY TWENTY DAYS LEFT AND THEYRE STILL FAR FROM THEIR GOAL
IF YOU CANT DONATE AT LEAST REBLOG TO SPREAD THE WORD

OK WTF

TUMBLR IS SO ANTI-RAPE SO WHYYY DOESNT THIS HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NOTES??? SPREAD THE WORD!

It’s really upsetting to think that this kind of thing even needs to be invented/used but it obviously does and it’s important. I think the idea and concept will give women confidence and security IF they need it. Watch the video and if you can’t donate anything, reblog the post :) 

Too broke to donate, but I’ll boost the hell out of this.

OH MY GOD STOP REBLOGGING THIS!! ITS A FUCKING HORRIBLE IDEA-IT JUST HELPS THE ARGUMENT THAT WOMEN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM RAPE INSTEAD OF MEN NOT RAPING!!! SOON WOMEN WILL BE ACCUSED OF DESERVING IT BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T FUCKING WEARING THESE!!! FUCKING STOP PERPETUATING RAPE CULTURE FOR CRISSAKE AND USE YOUR FUCKING BRAINS!!

(via realworldnews)

laughingkitten:

This forever!

laughingkitten:

This forever!

(Source: nadiajoy)

derekhalealpha101:

liberalbutnotpartisan:

wagrobanite:

think-progress:

Members of Congress are living off food stamps for a week to protest Republican cuts. It’s a challenge for them, but GOP cuts would hurt millions of everyday Americans

Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!

Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.

News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.

You privileged, elitist pricks.

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It’s pretty cool but it’s all democrats. They already know it’s hard and rejected the proposal. It’s republicans who need to take the snap challenge and we all know that’s not gonna fucking happen.

(via realworldnews)

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myindustrialvagina:

im so sick of seeing grrrlfever on my dash like maybe no one else remembers this shit but

"saying that cis lesbians are transmisogynist for not wanting to have sex with trans women is lesbophobic!" and "trans women should have a third bathroom, they shouldn’t use women’s…

(Source: gaywitchesforabortions, via thegenderdetective)

"Cis privilege" = male privilege

destructivefeminist:

so I have been opressed because of my gender, literally since the day I was born.

you have been opressed because you were treated like a gender non-conforming male or a woman, for a few years…. (And dont give me that, I hated my body all my life, because trust me, so do most women)

and you want…

(Source: the-fly-on-fire)

freexcitizen:

ntrt:

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trilluminati:

San Francisco Police shoot & kill 19 yr old

Warning: the video is graphic.

Yesterday, at 4:45 p.m., SFPD shot a teenager who fled during a fair inspection on a Muni light rail car. The cops claimed that he was armed and had fired shots at them first. After the suspect was shot in the back, no gun was found. Doesn’t this sound awfully familiar? 

Seriously though, you shot a 19 yr old over a $2 fair? And he later died in the hospital, all because he didn’t pay a $2 fair & you assumed he had a gun. Back up arrived before an ambulance did. No back up was needed. There were already other cops on the scene, some even carrying assault rifles.  The man was on the ground fighting for his life. That moment in the video where he struggles to even attempt to get up is some of the most chilling video I’ve seen. Ever. 

It’s okay though right? America will probably ignore this & move on to some more mindless crap,  as is usually the case. I’ve seen it before with the Oscar grant case, Sean bell, James Brissette, and countless others. When will this country’s collective conscious wake up?

I hope this happed 1 minute ago because this having less than 1,000 notes is just pitiful. Damn Bay area police are almost as bad as NYPD

I’m not going to watch the video right now because I’m trying as it is

But this whole “he had a gun and fired first” needs to be forever inadmissible on account of constant lies and bullshit.

3. If someone is shooting at you how do you shoot them in the back

All laws are backed by the death penalty, all of them.

(via realworldnews)

appropriately-inappropriate:

bastardlybrendan:

beatonna:

medievalpoc:

thescienceofreality:

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