Women aged 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than cancer, traffic accidents, and war combined. —
Feminist talk at Students For Liberty’s 2013 Austin Regional Conference and why feminism is not outdated (via cuntcastle)
& some women - women of color, trans women, disabled women, poor women - are MUCH more likely to experience violence than white/cis/abled/class privileged women (and marginalized women have less recourse in the legal system to have anything done about the violence done to them.)
All women exist in a culture with a specter of violence surrounding them at every turn, but let’s not let aggregate level statistics allow us to believe that we face equal risks.
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Chances Dances: summoning a New Queer Reality for First Fridays at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Don’t miss this momentous event!
Dec 6, 6-10 pm at the MCA
I’m so excited to be a part of this along with so many of my dear friends and chosen family :)
If only guys were so aggressive towards rapists as they are towards the possibility of a woman not shaving for a month
I am surprised by how much sex I have had in my life that I didn’t want to have. Not exactly what’s considered “real” rape, or “date” rape, although it is a kind of rape of the spirit - a dishonest portrayal or distortion of my own desire in order to appease another person.
I said yes because I felt it was too much trouble to say no. I said yes because I didn’t want to have to defend my “no,” qualify it, justify it - deserve it. I said yes because I thought I was so ugly and fat that I should just take sex every time it was offered, because who knew when it would be offered again. I said yes to partners I never wanted in the first place, because to say no at any point after saying yes for so long would make our entire relationship a lie, so I had to keep saying yes in order to keep the “no” I felt a secret. That is such a messed-up way to live, such an awful way to love.
So these days, I say yes only when I mean yes. It does require some vigilance on my part to make sure I don’t just go on sexual automatic pilot and let people do whatever. It forces me to be really honest with myself and others. It makes me remember that loving myself is also about protecting myself and defending my own borders. I say yes to me. —
Margaret Cho, “Yes Means Yes” (via lalondes)
If I could go back in time I would change a lot of things. It’s funny, being a kid and thinking you’re an adult and thinking that sex is a legitimate way to make people like you.
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completely in awe
deep anal dildo 7
if that had a camera on it you’d see her stomach
spring has sprung
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