1. I admire courage, especially women’s courage in the face of men’s B.S.

    This is something which I felt compelled to comment upon, and since I left a comment (the first) on the page, it seemed, along with the current conversation on my page, an appropriate time to post this link. Feel free to read, absorb, appreciate, and comment: http://www.gradientlair.com/post/91174567798/street-harassment-excuses-bingo

  2. coketalk:

"An Illustrated Guide to American Personhood" by Sarah Baker

And to think that we let all of this happen through our ignorance of the laws of our own nation and its legal process for making those laws. Should we, as the People, decide on fine day to take it upon ourselves to BOTHER to comprehend those things, to truly know and understand where things went so very, very wrong, we would likely come to conclusion, collectively speaking, that REVOLUTION is the only way things can get better. IMHO, organically. The revolution of the INDIVIDUAL, as against the corporate. The revolution of the oppressed, as against men’s oppression of women. The revolution of liberty, as against the perennial takers/users/developers ruling society’s direction. The revolution of the humane treatment of strangers as against the enslavement of others by man(un)kind. The revolution of the body politic, as against the politics-as-usual. The revolution must begin within our own minds, before our hearts take control of our compassionate resistance to all things corporate and so many things government.

The time has come for the revolution of the INDIVIDUAL as a NEW COLLECTIVE, the interests and well-being of the individual being paramount to the interests of BUSINESS.
This is MY blog and I’ll let it all hang out.Peace, out.
for now…

    coketalk:

    "An Illustrated Guide to American Personhood" by Sarah Baker

    And to think that we let all of this happen through our ignorance of the laws of our own nation and its legal process for making those laws. Should we, as the People, decide on fine day to take it upon ourselves to BOTHER to comprehend those things, to truly know and understand where things went so very, very wrong, we would likely come to conclusion, collectively speaking, that REVOLUTION is the only way things can get better. IMHO, organically.
    The revolution of the INDIVIDUAL, as against the corporate. The revolution of the oppressed, as against men’s oppression of women. The revolution of liberty, as against the perennial takers/users/developers ruling society’s direction. The revolution of the humane treatment of strangers as against the enslavement of others by man(un)kind. The revolution of the body politic, as against the politics-as-usual. The revolution must begin within our own minds, before our hearts take control of our compassionate resistance to all things corporate and so many things government.

    The time has come for the revolution of the INDIVIDUAL as a NEW COLLECTIVE, the interests and well-being of the individual being paramount to the interests of BUSINESS.

    This is MY blog and I’ll let it all hang out.
    Peace, out.

    for now…

    (via pholotinshep)

  3. misandry-mermaid:

    scandalouslyfollowing:

    This woman was born before women were legally allowed to vote.

    So don’t think for a second that she’s joking when she sees you trying to take that right away, Republicans.

    The fact that she represents their largest demographic in terms of support oughta scare the bejesus out of them, too.

    HAH!

    (Source: schwoozie, via pholotinshep)

  4. http://dragonsupremacy.tumblr.com/post/90512900164/minority-thirsty-the-hate-for-boring-dictionary»

    minority-thirsty:

    The hate for boring dictionary definition gay people, particularly lesbians, runs so deep among trans and queer people on tumblr. They’re ready to jump on any of us for any little thing that doesn’t explicitly include them or implicitly has the nerve not to cater to them….

    I’m not convinced there isn’t some compassion lacking here (in the conflict as you see it). Especially since every party seems to have carved out their own “Territory” as regards sexuality and the beliefs surrounding it. We are all sexual beings, with preferences and likes/dislikes. When we can’t (or won’t) just leave it at that and live and let live, think and let think, then aren’t we part of the problem, not part of a solution?

    (Source: medusasseveredhead)

  5. gynocraticgrrl:

    Cognitive therapist Mary Anne Layden on predatorial permission-giving beliefs and the grooming of victims in a porned digital-information age.

    "When information is passed using words the listener typically weighs and assesses the believability of the message. When we hear words we tend to hear them as ideas or opinions, often the listener is counter-arguing against those ideas inside their heads. You can be deciding right now that what I’m saying doesn’t make any sense and you can be challenging my verbal statements internally. But unlike words, pictures don’t work that way.

    None of you are counter-arguing against the fact that I’m sitting here or that this is a table. Pictures are mentally processed as events, as facts, and are stored unbuffered and unchallenged. If you see it, then it happened and is true. Pictures are truly worth a thousand words.

    The Internet is an ideal medium for the spread of sexual permission giving beliefs. The sexual Internet sites by their very nature say that sex is a commodity for sale. Anything that you can buy, you can steal.

    Sexual images of women and children are entertainment, sexual access becomes an entitlement, the individuals who are in these pictures do not appear to feel degraded, abused, physically and visually invaded. They appear to be enjoying the interaction. It’s an event.

    Perpetrators now ‘know’ that children like to have sex with adults, they know it’s true because they have seen it. Perpetrators show these images to children to break down the inhibitions of children. Children now ‘know’ that children like to have sex with adults. They know it’s true because they have seen it.

    For both the predator and the child these images produce permission-giving beliefs.” - Dr. Mary Anne Layden, Porn in Library

    Please feel free to share this information as the truth of our reality today. Sad, pathetic even, is our existence when human beings degrade one another and justify it with lies.

    (Source: exgynocraticgrrl, via dragonsupremacy)

  6. Ms. Ingraham’s vaporous vapidity

    Concerning the following article, http://tinyurl.com/l6n46wm, it seems “methinks the lady doth protest too much” with regard to Ms. Ingraham’s accusation. Indeed, I truly wonder just what exactly SHE has been smoking of late. I doubt SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) would approved, unless of course she has a prescription for it(!).

    Having shopped at Hobby Lobby but twice, I can only say that it seemed strange to me that everything (I mean: EVERY THING) in that store is manufactured in China. Now, the owners of HL cannot be unaware of the predicament they are now facing: with every purchase, American consumers are telling HL that it’s okay to be a morally ambiguous hypocrite, so long as the stuff you sell me is cheap enough. Never mind that every product you sell comes from a nation whose rule of law prevents families from having more than 1 female child, or more than two total children. Forget for a moment that the Chinese government forcibly aborts MILLIONS of children (or causes their deaths by decree) every year. No matter. We Americans at least are not filthy communists, with no belief in God (or any religion for that matter). Somehow, some way, that makes us BETTER than the Chinese. Is that really the message our fervently religious corporations are sending us? Obviously, as far as SCOTUS is concerned, corporations have the RIGHT to inflict their hypocritical belief systems upon their employees, so long as they don’t curtail the same behaviors by those same employees. Perverse, isn’t it? And here I thought there we two kinds of law, one for the rich, and one for the poor. Apparently this ruling has turned that notion on its head.

    The mere fact that SCOTUS ruled in 1888 that a corporation (that Webster’s had defined at that point in history, for whatever that’s worth) as a “ficitonal entity existing only on paper” in Pembina Consolidated Silver Mining Co. v. Pennsylvania – 125 U.S. 181 (1888), is where the entire problem began. After clearly affirming this doctrine (though poisonous to individual liberties), Scotus wrote: “Under the designation of ‘person’ there is no doubt that a private corporation is included [in the Fourteenth Amendment]. Such corporations are merely associations of individuals united for a special purpose and permitted to do business under a particular name and have a succession of members without dissolution.”


    THIS is where American Capitalism was reborn into the beast it has now grown into, with corporations telling our national government what to do, and local governments adopting this “mantle of power” be refashioning themselves as “municipal corporations.” This is the source of the old maxim, “You can’t fight City Hall” my fellow Americans. Americans have long remained ignorant of their laws, which is one reason those in power ensured that this ignorance could be used as a tool of the powerful; which is why you can and will be punished regardless of whether you knew you were breaking a law. Of course, it is completely ridiculous today, since there currently are over 10,000 laws in America, so NOBODY, not even SCOTUS, can possibly know them all. Therefore the “Ignorance of the law is no excuse” theory of guilt is thrown out the window, or at least it should be. But SCOTUS thinks otherwise.

    You see, corporations are NOT “natural persons” - they are UTTERLY UNNATURAL, fictional entities. The mere fact they are operated by natural persons does not, in any normative sense of the word “logic” - give them any standing to claim the right to inflict their religious beliefs upon others in the workplace. But, the Eeediots who work at these places don’t seem (for the most part) to mind if their employer rams their hypocritical religious beliefs down the throats of their workers, and apparently neither do “the Supremes.” What SCOTUS and so many American just haven’t caught onto is one simple, yet terrifyingly creepy fact: this ruling paves the way for your employer to regulate your activities, indeed, to affect your liberty, in ways you cannot yet imagine.

    By the way, when I said “hypocritical beliefs” I should have put it all in CAPS. Everything, and I do mean EVERY PRODUCT sold at Hobby Lobby is made and sold by China. Yes, that’s right, folks. So the “natural person” whose religious beliefs direct them to save the unborn also demand of them to purchase all of their goods from a nation which practices ABORTION by government decree. Funny, isn’t it, how the morally bankrupt and intellectually stunted manage somehow to make an argument that SCOTUS can approve of? What does that say about the highest court in our land? American legal hypocrisy at it’s finest moment.

    The simple fact is, as an American citizen, you have NO RIGHTS unless you can AFFORD TO DEFEND THEM IN COURT. Heck, you can check with O.J. to verify that truth. So it naturally follows that, since a corporation has more money than the individual, the corporations’ rights apparently matter MORE than those of the individual in this our “nation of laws” since they have the MONEY to defend those rights.

    Unless and until everyday Americans EDUCATE themselves on their laws and their rights under those laws, those liberties you take for granted (such as speaking your mind in a blog) will one day be curtailed as well, until eventually your liberty is a complete illusion. Mark my words, that day is not far off. After all, the government already has the ability to know everything you say and much of what you think. How far off do YOU think “pre-crime” could be, eh? Chew on that for a minute…

    Ms. Ingraham, I think you ought to reconsider. Perhaps you are the one “suffering from the vapors” at this point; at least, your position is full of hot air, to be sure.

  7. angrynativefeminists:

    bakongo:

    Violence Against Native Women is Not Traditional:  Whisper at Ted x ABQWomen

    I want every white person to look at this and understand, “Sexy Indian” costumes are detrimental.
    That hypersexualizing our sacred garb is detrimental.
    That for Native women the fear isn’t, ‘if’, it’s ‘when’

    For the of the gods, trust and believe that is the reality we must live with and by doing the above, you are only making it worse.

    What strikes me most about this is that this is how our nation was begotten, in the name and actions of a man who has his own federal holiday- Christopher Columbus, whose origins are that of a religious order founded by white men. All I can say is that is FUBAR.

    (Source: asianghosts, via dragonsupremacy)

  8. "For those of you who think that radical feminists exaggerate or cherry-pick the worst of the porn industry, I have an experiment for you. Type ‘porn’ into Google and click around the most well-travelled websites that appear. With mind-numbing repetition you will see gagging, slapping, verbal abuse, hair-pulling, pounding anal sex, women smeared in semen, sore anuses and vaginas, distended mouths, and more exhausted, depleted and shell-shocked women than you can count. You will not see two people having sex; you will see images depicting a level of physical cruelty that would not be out of place in an Amnesty International campaign.

    One of the only studies of contemporary pornographic content found that the majority of scenes from fifty of the top-rented porn movies contained both physical and verbal abuse targeted against the female performers. Physical aggression – including spanking, open-hand slapping and gagging – occurred in over 88% of scenes, while expressions of verbal aggression – calling the woman names such as ‘bitch’ or ‘slut’ – were found in 48%. The researchers concluded that ‘if we combine both physical and verbal aggression, our findings indicate that nearly 90 per cent of scenes contained at least one aggressive act, with an average of nearly twelve acts of aggression per scene’. [x]

    That this is the major form of sex education for men should be taken very seriously by the women’s movement. The same men who get off from women being brutalised and called cunts, sluts, and cum-dumpsters are the ones who go on to become politicians, corporate executives, judges, media professionals, policy makers and bankers. In other words, they become the economic and cultural elite that shape the material and ideological world that determines how women – and their children – will live. Most of them will become partners and fathers. To assume that porn is mere fantasy and does not impact on the way men think and feel is to ignore decades of research on how images frame our social construction of reality."

    "Porn and the Misogyny Emergency" — Gail Dines (via bemyonlyflame)

    I have recently become a raging fan of Prof. Gail Dines.

    (Source: staininyourbrain, via dragonsupremacy)

  9. can-you-not-my-spooky-son:

    image

    okay so in my city there’s this billboard and nobody knows what it’s about or who it’s from, it’s just here

    there’s no name

    this is all it says

    "I’m concerned about the blueberries"

    that’s it

    "I’m concerned about the blueberries"

    OF course they are! Don’t you know why? Because blueberries are our friends, that’s why! (recall the commercial where the little boy said that and you’ll get my meaning)

    (Source: can-you-not-my-gayward-son, via pholotinshep)

  10. ASK EMMA #8 by emmablackery

    Ah, men and their issues with chest size. I wonder whether anyone has ever done a study of the preferences of men whose mothers were gifted with attributes other than noticeably large breasts? Personally, I care less about a woman’s breasts (whether they exist or have been removed) than where her head is at, her hygiene, and her voice, and whether she is comfortable with what nature gave her. Of course all this is moot, since her/your/their breasts are really none of my friggin’ beeswax anyhoo. Unless, of course, I’m invited.

    (Source: wildcosmia, via dragonsupremacy)

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