Reasons I can understand for someone hating me:

- I don’t like peanut butter

- I couldn’t give two fucks (or one) about college football

- When you’re tired of getting pizza and want to get something else, I’m still going to want pizza

Reasons I won’t understand for someone hating me:

- I believe in equality and the liberation of women

via Slate.com
By Mark Joseph Stern

On Tuesday, Posner put his judicial independence front and center during marriage equality oral arguments at the 7th Circuit. While lawyers for Wisconsin and Indiana attempted to defend their state’s marriage bans, Posner issued a series of withering bench slaps that unmasked anti-gay arguments as the silly nonsense that they are. Reading this string of brutal retorts is fun enough—but it’s even better to listen to them delivered in Posner’s own distinctive cadence. With the help of my Slate colleague Jeff Friedrich, I’ve collected the most exhilarating, satisfying, and hilarious of the bunch.

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anonymous said:

do you consider yourself a feminist or do you agree with feminism???

i consider myself a feminist.

SHORT VERSION OF WHY:

  • if you’re a woman/identify as a woman, do whatever you want with your body/clothing/body hair/whatever, and ignore anyone who dislikes you because you do something different then they expect. 
  • stop girl hate. girl hate is dumb. girl hate gets us nowhere. don’t hate girls for the way they look. don’t hate girls for their sexuality. don’t hate girls for the sex they were assigned at birth. don’t hate girls if they willingly do sex work. don’t hate girls for their sex lives. don’t hate girls PERIOD. especially if YOU ARE A GIRL TOO!!!!!!!
  • there are still highly misogynistic men/people/institutions everywhere (yes, including in western cultures!) and just because we’ve made a lot of progress, doesn’t mean we’ve made enough. the wage gap is real. the glass ceiling is real. street harassment is real, sexual assault is real, objectification is real. It hurts women and we need to end it.
  • Not to mention that mutilation of female sexual organs is still widespread in many countries…. (I know lots of men are against circumcision at birth, and I think that’s really cool. Men should definitely be thinking and talking actively about why that can be harmful/unfair.)
  • FEMINISM MEANS EQUALITY OF THE GENDERS IN BUSINESS, PUBLIC, AND PERSONAL SETTINGS. YES, IT IS STRIVES FOR THIS EQUALITY “IN THE INTEREST OF HELPING WOMEN” BECAUSE MEN HAVE NOT DEALT WITH THESE LEVELS OF INEQUALITY. BUT ULTIMATELY, FEMINISM CAN BE EQUATED WITH HUMANISM: HUMAN BEINGS SHOULD BE TREATED WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF RESPECT AND DEEMED EQUALLY AS VALUABLE, REGARDLESS OF THEIR GENDER.

anonymous said:

Is there a difference between feminism and gender equality then?

YES… mother of god yes…

Look. On its BEST day… as in The Gods Came down from Ye Heaven and said “We shall strip all impurities from thine Philosophy Feminism”… on THAT day it could be said to be a ideology designed to ACHIEVE gender equality.

Problem being is that it doesn’t do that. At all. Furthermore it DEMANDS everyone adhere to its bullshit rhetoric.

Feminism does not have a monopoly on Gender Equality but you wouldn’t know that to listen to Feminists.

The problem we’re facing is that gender science, and really the study of the human creature as an animal and ongoing system within its habitat, is incredibly primitive.

One of my favorite little tidbits that virtually nobody knows outside of frequent followers is that women’s tears have super powers. Seriously. A woman’s tears actually acts as a chemical agent on men causing their testosterone levels to PLUMMET.

Think about that for a second… because it’s fucking weird. Yet it’s a well known thing.

Yet the notion that something as simple as women’s tears can cause men’s hormone levels to flip the fuck out is never found in this alleged “gender theory”.

It’s not discussed why this sort of thing happens, or how it came about, or… perhaps most importantly, its ramifications for today.

Wait… what was I talking about?

"Doreen Moloke had to take a bit more time with her presentation. She had to remain calm and focused while her eight-year-old son - who has Down’s Syndrome - tugged continuously at her leg as she spoke about her difficulty in finding him a school. Her child is not currently accessing his right to a basic education, nor has he ever been to school. This despite Doreen’s tireless efforts and applications at multiple schools in Gauteng".

The full article is down below:

http://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2014-05-22-nothing-about-us-without-us-disability-and-building-a-living-constitution/#.U__tcBb790s

You are not a skinny bitch.
You are not a fat cow.
You are not a waste of space.
You are not ‘too emotional’.
You are not a slut.
You are not a whore.
You are not a stone cold bitch.
You are a human being

We are women. Skinny, fat, curvy, lumpy, tomboys, sporty, flirty, girly, geeks, nerds- We are human. But the insults that we hear daily? We do not let that shit get ahead of us. We do not show weaknesses to flaw our gender. Why? Because they shouldn’t be there in the first place. We accept each other. We stand together against the stereotypes confining us. We do not live to anyone’s standards but our own. And I will not stand by and watch us fight for equal rights, but still have all of these inequalities within our gender. If we can’t accept each other for our life choices, how can we even begin to try and fight for equality in the world.

I am a feminist. I believe that we should all be equal. I am a woman. I respect the life choices of other women. I am a human being. I deserve to be treated as such, and so does everyone on this planet. No matter what race you are, gender you are or sexuality you are. You are here. You are important. And you are responsible for you.

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