No, It Wasn’t ‘Feminist’ for Michelle Obama to Skip Wearing Hijab - MSNBC

"As you can see, I wear hijab. It is a choice for me to wear and cover my hair for religious observation; and I consider myself to be a feminist and someone who supports the upholding of all rights, specifically of women. So this conversation we’re having needs to be more about not obsessing over Michelle Obama wearing a headscarf or not wearing a headscarf — which she is not mandated to do or required in a place like Saudi Arabia, specifically in Jeddah. Also, she is wearing modest clothing, but she was not at a mosque, so she wasn’t required to wear it. But this conversation about, ‘oh, she was standing up for women for not wearing hijab’— What about women who do wear hijab? And who choose to wear hijab? I’m very proud of my religion, and my faith, and I’m very proud of the hijab that I wear."’

-Linda Sarsour, Director of the Arab American Association of New York

Reminder: Women telling other women how they must display their bodies is NOT feminism.

Dear Social Justice Warriors,

Facts do not care about your feelings.

Facts do not care about the color of your skin.

Facts do not care about your gender.

Facts do not care what religion you follow.

Facts do not care how much money you make.

Facts do not care how loudly you speak.

Facts do not care about social, political, or economic implications.

Facts are not politically correct.

Facts are facts.

In the UK Men must now PROVE that a woman consented to sex. Except *how can you*. No, seriously, how do you prove she consented without filming her during every single sex act?

Men accused of date rape will need to convince police that a woman consented to sex as part of a major change in the way sex offences are investigated.
The Director of Public Prosecutions said it was time for the legal system to move beyond the concept of “no means no” to recognise situations where women may have been unable to give consent.
Alison Saunders said rape victims should no longer be “blamed” by society if they are too drunk to consent to sex, or if they simply freeze and say nothing because they are terrified of their attacker.
Instead, police and prosecutors must now put a greater onus on rape suspects to demonstrate how the complainant had consented “with full capacity and freedom to do so”.

Holy fucking shit

This is insane.

There’s simply no way to prove you’re innocent, you just can’t. Every woman can now have every man she fucks brought up on charges that it is impossible for him to defend against.

And every dopey fucking Feminist reading this is all “IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE ACCUSED OF RAPE DON’T RAPE!!!”

You’re not getting it. A man is now effectively guilty until proven innocent and ONLY MEN IN THE UK CAN BE CONVICTED OF RAPE BECAUSE THE STATE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE THAT MALES CAN BE RAPE VICTIMS.



The ability to consent to sex should also be questioned where the complainant has mental health problems, learning difficulties or was asleep or unconscious at the time of the alleged attack, she said.

This has to stop. A woman can say she was raped, even if she consented to sex… because she has learning difficulties

WHAT… THE… FUCK!?!?!?!?!?

This has got to stop… They’ve gone too far.

anonymous asked:

I hate Sansa Stark because she's a whiny melancholic character. It is not because she is a woman. There are many female characters, like Cersei and Margery, that I do like. I also hate many other characters on GoT, both male and female. Game of Thrones is a fictional show; it is not real. I don't hate women in real life. So no, I'm not a misogynist. Newsflash: hating a female character does not make you a misogynist.

You hate Sansa because she is displaying stereotypically ‘feminine’ traits, then, basically? Is that what you’re saying? But that’s not misogynistic at all though, right? 

Seriously hoping you hate the rapists and murderers and abusers that make up the show/GOT universe more than you hate this teenage girl who is an abuse victim and sometimes cries and likes pretty clothes. 

(Also I think a teenage girl that’s been abused, abandoned, suffered the loss of family members that she blames herself for, almost raped, forced into a marriage with a man she’s scared of, threatened, hit, and used by pretty much everyone around her is allowed to whine every once in a while, don’t you? Or is that not cool enough? Does she need to reject the traditionally feminine stereotype for you to allow her her pain?)

1) The only inequality of the sexes in America (where I live and where I dont need feminism) favors women because women have five more rights than men.

2) There is no pay inequality in the US. Please educate yourself. X X

3) Because it is common sense. Protect yourself there will always be bad people.

4) The fuck do you mean “men are not taught not to rape”? OF COURSE THEY ARE!! Male rapists are condemned in the media, men who are accused of rape are beaten to death in the streets and the people who beat them are rarely punished and when they are, there is general outrage that they were. Rape is the one crime most men fear being accused of because they all know it will RUIN THEIR LIVES. Thats why false rape accusations are so high because everyone knows that if a woman accuses a man of rape he is fucked, even if he didnt even do it.

5) You’re talking about Malala Yousafzai ? Arent you? What you cant even remember her name but she is so important to you? I want you to know that I adore her bravery to fight for the oppressed women in HER country. And by the way, just so you know, she refuses to identify as a feminist. And she despises western feminism. She doesnt want you fighting for her so stop using her to push your agenda.

Sorry but, Dove’s Love Your Curls ad isn’t a feminist victory

Love Your Curls" and the accompanying hashtag #LoveYourCurls are being hailed as a celebration that “you have to see" because it will instantly "melt your heart.” In fact, the ad is allegedly so powerful it’s somehow enabling a texture of hair to become stylistically “ahead of the curve.” 

But we have to remember where this is coming from

Soooo I just saw this first image on tumblr, and I felt like I needed to say something. Dove is owned by Unilever who also owns Axe… Axe puts out the most sexist and misogynist ads which I have selected a few for your viewing pleasure. So all the Dove campaigns that are tear jerkers? yeah, they’re all just for marketing purposes. The company doesn’t actually give a shit if you love your body, as long as you buy their products! Cheers!