“Men should be offended when someone claims that women should prevent rape by not wearing certain things or not going certain places or not acting in a certain way. That line of thinking presumes that you are incapable of control.That you are so base and uncivilized that it takes extraordinary effort for you to walk down the street without raping someone. That you require a certain dress code be maintained, that certain behaviors be employed so that maybe today, just maybe, you won’t rape someone.
It presumes that your natural state is rapist.”
Thank fucking God someone said this! I always get so pissed when someone says: “Boys will be boys!” FUCK YOU! I have enough self control never to harm another person.
People talk about sexual assault like it’s a bad habit that men have. -Jon Stewart.
Can we please work on this? FIX YOUR PARADIGMS, FOKKERS/
(Source: shardpool, via internal-acceptance-movement)
"There is no single definition of sexual violence. “Rape is rape.” It just is. Any sexual act you feel is in violation of your personal safety, your rights, and your own body is unacceptable. It doesn’t matter if you’re drunk. It doesn’t even matter if you’re naked and about to have sex and change your mind. It doesn’t matter if the perpetrator “didn’t mean” to hurt you. You did not ask for this to happen to you, and you did not want it to happen to you, but it did. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge it."
"Of course, the irony of this feminisation of sweet foods is that, although women are supposed to enjoy creating these elaborate, sugary confections, actually eating them is something of a taboo. The current ideal of female beauty is thin above all else, and we are constantly reminded of the pressure to meet this standard, but it isn’t enough to just diet in order to be thin. Regardless of her weight, a woman is also expected to diet so that she is not seen to be overeating. We’re taught from an early age that certain foods, like chocolate or chips, are “naughty”, so many women don’t want to be seen eating these foods in case they are judged as greedy; healthier foods are seen as symbols of virtue, but even those can’t be eaten in too large a quantity. Food, like anything else which hints that a woman is in possession of a flesh-and-blood human body, has to be hidden from public view."