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    laughingsquid:


reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian & reddit General Manager Erik Martin


Fun fact: these two douchebags knowingly allowed scumbag violentacrez/Michael Brutsch to create subreddits like r/jailbait, r/n*ggerjailbait, r/rapingwomen, r/beatingwomen, etc. and fill them with child pornography and horrifyingly violent, racist, and misogynistic material. Brutsch brought Reddit a ton of traffic in its early days. Reddit eventually got bigger, but all the pedophiles and assorted other scumbags remained on the site. It was only after intense public pressure and a media campaign that Reddit agreed to take down r/jailbait and other child porn subreddits. Brutsch was also involved in moderating r/creepshots, which was also the subject of much controversy a few months ago.
Look at these smiling motherfuckers. Erik Martin and Alexis Ohanian got their start with the degradation and exploitation of children and women (and these things still exist on Reddit—the administrators refuse to remove anything unless forced). Yet media outlets continue to write laudatory pieces about them and their terrible website. Fuck the whole lot of them.

    laughingsquid:

    Fun fact: these two douchebags knowingly allowed scumbag violentacrez/Michael Brutsch to create subreddits like r/jailbait, r/n*ggerjailbait, r/rapingwomen, r/beatingwomen, etc. and fill them with child pornography and horrifyingly violent, racist, and misogynistic material. Brutsch brought Reddit a ton of traffic in its early days. Reddit eventually got bigger, but all the pedophiles and assorted other scumbags remained on the site. It was only after intense public pressure and a media campaign that Reddit agreed to take down r/jailbait and other child porn subreddits. Brutsch was also involved in moderating r/creepshots, which was also the subject of much controversy a few months ago.

    Look at these smiling motherfuckers. Erik Martin and Alexis Ohanian got their start with the degradation and exploitation of children and women (and these things still exist on Reddit—the administrators refuse to remove anything unless forced). Yet media outlets continue to write laudatory pieces about them and their terrible website. Fuck the whole lot of them.

     
  2. chiefelk:

    In the past 24 hours, two new article emerged regarding the importance of VAWA for Native American women. PLease visit Facebook.com/Save.Wiyabi.Project for more information about how you can help. 

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/12/09/1167923/-Hey-House-GOP-How-many-Native-women-will-be-raped-today

    http://masculinityu.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/not-in-our-name-a-sobering-realization/

     
  3. 18:24

    Notes: 651

    Reblogged from nezua

    Tags: sexismmisogynypatriarchylanguagefeminism

    The main use of any culture is to provide sym­bols and ideas out of which people construct their sense of what is real. As such, language mirrors so­cial reality in sometimes startling ways. In contem­ porary usage, for example, the words “crone,” “witch,” “bitch,” and “virgin” describe women as threaten­ing, evil, or heterosexually inexperienced and thus incomplete. In prepatriarchal times, however, these words evoked far different images. The crone was the old woman whose life experience gave her in­ sight, wisdom, respect, and the power to enrich peo­ple’s lives. The witch was the wise-woman healer, the knower of herbs, the midwife, the link join­ ing body, spirit, and Earth. The bitch was Artemis­ Diana, goddess of the hunt, most often associated with the dogs who accompanied her. And the vir­gin was merely a woman who was unattached, un­claimed, and unowned by any man and therefore independent and autonomous. Notice how each word has been transformed from a positive cultural image of female power, independence, and dignity to an in­ sult or a shadow of its former self so that few words remain to identify women in ways both positive and powerful.
    — Allan G. Johnson Patriarchy, The System (via nezua)
     
  4. nyreen-kandr0s:

    The 7 Most Ridiculous Things About Calling Out Fake Fangirls

    lightspeedsound:

    montrealmighteatitsyoung:

    cracked:

    Calm down, you fucking nerds.

    Hot damn Cracked is just destroying it lately.

     ”If you’re calling someone out as a fake fan, what’s your victory condition? Preventing someone else from liking things you like? When your plan is “prevent people from enjoying Superman,” you’re a Hostess snack cake villain, and even more irrelevant to the modern world. When someone appoints himself the World’s Greatest Thor Fan, he needs to understand that Asgardians don’t require defense against cooties. Those new fans aren’t Skrulls. For a superhero, battling imposters isn’t a problem, it’s a Tuesday. And if you think the greatest Thor fan in the world is male, wow, you’ve been using a different Internet from me.”

    seriously, in love with some cracked.com articles right now

    particularly, the “wtf japanese trends that you can blame on white guys“ 

    Territorial nerds are the worst. That Japan article is good—I learned a few new things.

     
  5. There is only one reason behind killing women: to prevent women from working in the government…We should expect more similar assassinations in the upcoming weeks and months because they have threatened every female civil servant, including members of the provincial council and teachers.
    — 

    Zufenon Safi

    who represents Laghman in Parliament

    she made the statement on the occasion of the

    acting head of women’s affairs in Laghman Province in eastern Afghanistan [being] shot to death in broad daylight on Monday as she was traveling to work.

    (via thesmithian)
     
  6. That deep-held distaste for women’s health providers led Texas lawmakers last year to slash $73 million from all of its family planning services and shift the money to other areas of the budget. This blunt instrument hit all of the state’s women’s health providers, but was meant to target Planned Parenthood and deny it taxpayer dollars—even though the clinics that received state subsidies for care never performed abortions.

    This may be in line with their staunch opposition to what they see as a baby-killer, but that ideology comes with quite the price tag. News has surfaced that for the two-year period between 2014 and 2015, poor women are expected to deliver nearly 24,000 babies that they wouldn’t otherwise have had if they had access to state-subsidized birth control. Those extra births will cost taxpayers as much as $273 million, with between $103 million to $108 million of that hitting the state’s general revenue budget alone. Much of the cost comes from caring for those infants through Medicaid.

     
  7. It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America.
    — Violet Rose   (via siarn)

    (Source: christiannaturist)

     
  8. For many men it is unthinkable that women could possess a technical competence equal to their own. Women would have to be paragons of competence to be accepted by male colleagues (Cockburn, 1985, 188)
    — 

    Finn, Geraldine. Voices of Women, Voices of Feminism: Limited Edition. Fernwood Publishing; Halifax. 1993. (pg. 113)

    Relevant: a recent study that found women face persistent gender bias in the sciences:

    Science professors at American universities widely regard female undergraduates as less competent than male students with the same accomplishments and skills, a new study by researchers at Yale concluded.

    I’d wager that you’d find similar results if you conducted the same experiment in other fields.

    (Source: gynocraticgrrl)

     
  9. artifactknight:

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    WHY DID NOBODY TELL ME THIS WAS A GENRE OF MUSIC

    Coming across stray tidbits like this is why I really like Tumblr.

    I’ve heard of murder ballads (Nick Cave did a whole album devoted to them), but I haven’t heard them referred to as ‘sweetheart murder ballads’. I guess you could consider this a subgenre. “Tom Dooley" is an example. The song is about the 1866 murder of a woman named Laura Foster in Wilkes County, North Carolina. Some lyrics:

    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you’re bound to die
    I met her on the mountain
    There I took her life
    Met her on the mountain
    Stabbed her with my knife

    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Hang down your head and cry
    Hang down your head, Tom Dooley
    Poor boy, you’re bound to die

    Another is “Down in the Willow Garden/Rose Connelly”:

    My father oft had told me
    That money would set me free

    If I would murder that dear little girl
    Whose name was Rose Connelly.

    My father sits at his cabin door,
    Wiping his tear dimmed eyes,
    For his only son soon shall walk
    To yonder scaffold high.

    My race is run beneath the sun,
    The scaffold now waits for me,
    For I did murder that dear little girl
    Whose name was Rose Connelly.

    Pretty Polly”:

    “Polly, Pretty Polly, come go long with me-
    Polly, Pretty Polly, come go long with me-
    Before we get married, some pleasure to see”

    She jumped up behind him and away they did ride-
    She jumped up behind him, away they did go-
    Over the mountains, and valleys so low.

    “Oh Willie, oh Willie, I’m a feared for my life-
    Oh Willie, oh Willie, I’m a feared for my life-
    I’m afraid you mean to murder me, and leave me behind..”

    “Pretty Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed about right-
    Polly, Pretty Polly, you guessed about right-
    I’ve been diggin’ your grave, for the best part of last night.”

    More examples here. You’ll notice a common theme: a man murders a woman for no particular reason, then invites sympathy from the listeners because he feels sorry for himself/is about to be executed for his crime. There are some sweetheart murder ballads in which a woman kills a man, but the majority seem to be the other way ‘round. Creepily misogynistic, huh?

     
  10. missvoltairine:

    “all work under capitalism is basically just like survival sex work,” said the middle-class white dude anarchist.

    “no,” said the other middle-class white dude anarchist, “all work under capitalism is basically just like rape.”

    they fought with each other over this until they ripped each other limb from limb, and then all their limbs exploded

    and nothing of value was lost.

     
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    theshemanboyhatersclub:

that’s it. the internet is over. this won. everybody go home.

    theshemanboyhatersclub:

    that’s it. the internet is over. this won. everybody go home.

    (Source: maxofs2d)

     
  12. But my rant is actually not quite about that stuff at all. It’s about history, and this notion that History Is Authentically Sexist. Yes, it is. Sure it is. We all know that. But what do you mean when you say “history?”

    History is not a long series of centuries in which men did all the interesting/important things and women stayed home and twiddled their thumbs in between pushing out babies, making soup and dying in childbirth.

    History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.

    — 

    tansyrr.com» Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That. / A great post from Tansy Rayner Roberts; read the whole thing, share it. (via gwendabond)

    Yes, exactly!

    (via malindalo)

    Similar arguments can be made against those who write fantasy or historical fiction based on European history and think that means they can have zero POC characters. Do some actual research and critical thinking about the period you’re writing about (or fictionalizing) instead of lazily falling back on genre conventions that marginalize women and POC.

     
  13. “Women are victims of violence all the time.” - Dana Perino

    “They should have guns.” - Greg Gutfeld

    “Well, maybe, or make better decisions.” - Dana Perino

    — 

    Dana Perino, former White House press secretary, suggesting female victims of violence should “make better decisions.” (via officialssay)

    Oh look, a conservative rag has a piece out defending Perino and claiming there’s a “double standard” against conservatives who victim-blame and hate women. These people are horrible.

     
  14. menocide:

    feministcurrent:

    We, in feminist land, like very much to encourage folks (particularly media-type folks, as they have a pretty significant role in framing discourse) to use correct language. Or, at very least, language that describes something real. In my last post, for example, I talked about the fact that many mainstream news sources reported on the murder of Kasandra Perkins without ever using the words ‘violence against women’ or even ‘domestic abuse’. Feminists know that naming the act and the perpetrator is important lest systemic inequity and the fact that we live in a sexist society disappear into the ether. It’s hard to address misogyny if we refuse to acknowledge that it exists and shapes our lives. Language matters.

    As such, I would like to address a newfangled term that has mushroomed in popularity like an idiot weed due to funny fun-times Slutwalk and other ‘WE DO WHAT WE WANT FUCK YEAH‘ feminismish happenings.  That term is ‘slut-shaming’.

    I implore you, friends of feminism, language and logic — Stop saying ‘slut-shaming’. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s misleading. And makes you all sound ridiculous.

    […]

    Wow this is a super interesting article.

     
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    Bret Easton Ellis would be considered a mildly interesting writer if he were a woman, but since he’s a white man, he’s really overrated.

    Bret Easton Ellis would be considered a mildly interesting writer if he were a woman, but since he’s a white man, he’s really overrated.