women & children first

Privileges of being female

I can go near a random kid and not be seen as a threat

I can commit the same crime as a man and get a lighter sentence

I am 4X more likely to get a job in STEM just because they want more women

I can get scholarships just for being female even though females make up 60% of college students

I am much more likely to get the kids in a divorce even if I’m less qualified to have them

If a guys wants a kid I can kill it and if he doesn’t I can keep it and force him to pay me.

I am over represented in government because the majority of voters are women

If I was raped it would be taken more seriously then if a man was

I’m less likely to be murdered

I have homeless shelters specific for my gender

The phrase “women and children first”

I can vote without binding myself to the draft (though this may change)

So here’s the thing this isn’t a public flogging. I’m not sorry I have these privileges, but I do think women need to stop and realize how good we have it.

  • pat: you wanna hear something really dark? you know how the titanic was famously like women and children first to the lifeboats?
  • woolie: yeah
  • pat: you know what the deal with that is?
  • woolie: what
  • pat: um. if you don't do that. you know what your survivors look like? all dudes.
  • woolie: mmmm
  • pat: because they're stronger and they'll just push down anyone drowning and float on them.
  • woolie: yeaaaaaaaaah
  • pat: every other similar wreck in its time had
  • woolie: no....
  • pat: something like, 399 male survivors, 1 child, cos one guy was very big and very tenacious and managed to save his kid or whatever but
  • woolie: yeah i--
  • pat: "i'll kill you all motherfuckers"
  • woolie: --i thought that was--
  • pat: probably shouldn't have said that lol
  • woolie: --i thought -- wow -- i thought that was kind of implicit in the rule cos like, i kind of assumed that was the case, compensating for like, when the actual "survival of the fittest" shit kicks in--
  • pat: "hey mrs fuckin pennybottom, that frilly hat ain't gonna protect you from this fist"
  • woolie: --we just become animals again
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i had the privilege to get emotional about gender stuff tonight ✌️
#transisbeautiful #genderqueer #nonbinary #trans #pride (at Women & Children First Bookstore)

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I’m watching this video of BAM, a ship I literally only heard about today, where they kiss for the first time and one is telling the other, 

“You could never lose me… I promise.” And the scene looked really familiar.

 So I switched over to tumblr to think when I immediately saw this…

You know what confuses me? When you see something like “We need to stop sex trafficking, especially that of women and children”. How do you especially stop something? Like, it’s either stopped or it’s not. It sounds like “We need to tear down this building, especially the fifth floor” …if you’re tearing down the building it’s all coming down, the fifth floor isn’t just gonna float there alone, why does the “especially” even need to be stated?

Saying “especially” in these contexts just kind of sounds like “we need to do these ones first” or “these ones are worst” or “we wanna stop it altogether but we’ll settle for just these ones”. Sex trafficking is a horrific thing that shouldn’t happen to ANYONE, regardless of their gender and age, and it should be stopped altogether.

I can understand focusing on children to a degree because we all see children as vulnerable and defenseless, and the thought of someone raping a child just emotionally affects us more than the thought of someone raping an adult… but saying “women and children first” is actually saying “men last”, and I say that because when you say “the red skittles first” then you mean the red ones first, but if you say “the green, yellow, blue, orange and purple ones first” then you’re actually saying “the red last”. When you list everything but one group as first, then you’re really just saying “this group last”.

I just don’t see why men being victims of sex trafficking is any less “especially” a problem than women being. None of the three should be happening. All three should be stopped. And all “stop it, especially for women and children” comes across as is “stop it, but stopping it isn’t that essential if it’s men like that can take a backseat go get yourself a cuppa first you deserve it”.

“Stop sex trafficking”, end of sentence. That covers the women and the children. That means stop it for everyone. You don’t have to turn protecting people from being sold and raped into a hierarchy of importance based on the person’s demographic.

~ Vape

Silver Spoon Pt.5

Pairing: Yoongi x Reader x Seokjin

Genre: Angst/ Romance

A/N: Enjoy :)

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Here is another well-known aspect of the Edwardian Era; the RMS Titanic, a ship oftener known for her tragedy than her short life prior.

RMS Titanic (/taɪˈtænɪk/) was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early morning of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. Of the 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. The largest ship afloat at the time it entered service, the RMS Titanic was the second of three Olympic class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line, and was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.

Under the command of Edward Smith, who went down with the ship, Titanic carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe seeking a new life in North America. A high-power radiotelegraph transmitter was available for sending passenger “marconigrams” and for the ship’s operational use. Although Titanic had advanced safety features such as watertight compartments and remotely activated watertight doors, there were not enough lifeboats to accommodate all of those aboard due to outdated maritime safety regulations. Titanic only carried enough lifeboats for 1,178 people—slightly more than half of the number on board, and one third of her total capacity.

After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading west to New York.[2] On 14 April, four days into the crossing and about 375 miles (600 km) south of Newfoundland, she hit an iceberg at 11:40 p.m. ship’s time. The collision caused the ship’s hull plates to buckle inwards along her starboard (right) side and opened five of her sixteen watertight compartments to the sea; the ship gradually filled with water. Meanwhile, passengers and some crew members were evacuated in lifeboats, many of which were launched only partially loaded. A disproportionate number of men were left aboard because of a “women and children first” protocol for loading lifeboats.[3] At 2:20 a.m., she broke apart and foundered—with well over one thousand people still aboard. Just under two hours after Titanic sank, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived at the scene, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors.

The disaster was greeted with worldwide shock and outrage at the huge loss of life and the regulatory and operational failures that had led to it. Public inquiries in Britain and the United States led to major improvements in maritime safety. One of their most important legacies was the establishment in 1914 of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), which still governs maritime safety today. Additionally, several new wireless regulations were passed around the world in an effort to learn from the many missteps in wireless communications—which could have saved many more passengers.[4]

The wreck of Titanic, first discovered over 70 years after the sinking, remains on the seabed, split in two and gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784 m). Since her discovery in 1985, thousands of artifacts have been recovered and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history; her memory is kept alive by numerous works of popular culture, including books, folk songs, films, exhibits, and memorials. Titanic is the second largest ocean liner wreck in the world, only beaten by her sister HMHS Britannic, the largest ever sunk.

today’s mood: intense discomfort upon seeing so many women referencing their husbands in posts about their fathers

Then they both fall silent. She remembers a magazine article which claimed that one sign of sexual interest is the reflected gesture: she picks up a glass, he picks up a glass, he crosses his legs, so does she. She hopes that shared silence counts.
—  Francine Prose, “Women and Children First”