1. sorayachemaly:

    Every day people are stumped by Lena Dunham’s nudity. They’re totally fine explaining how absurd or obscene it is that women want to roller-blade topless or chose to walk around casually bare-chested in the summer heat. Our laws result in some odd situations, such as the 2011, arrest of a…

     

  2. "Fuck, he thought, then shit. Also he thought the word cunt. Because he could think whatever he wanted, and what he wanted to think about was swears."
    — 

    A Day in the Life of a Troubled Male Antihero (via bbc03isstillhere)

    He woke up ambiguously. “Hmm,” he seemed to say as he looked warily around him. Time for another day of swords or drugs or making business, whatever his job was.

    (via stayinbedgrowyrhair)

    He lit seventeen cigarettes, because who the fuck cared. “I’m a man,” he announced to the room. “I’m a goddamn man and sometimes I have to make the tough decisions that no one asked me to make and my jaw looks like a shovel and I have an important job, so fuck you,” just in case someone was listening.

    i’m crying

    (via buxombibliophile)

    He picked his daughter up from wherever she had been before he picked her up.

    “You look different from before,” he said to her.

    “Different how?”

    “Like older.”

    She nodded. “Oh, yeah. That’s from time.”

    He thought about it for a minute. She might be interesting after all. Not like her mother. That bitch. He handed her a cigarette.

    (via msenjoli)

    (via baileythebookworm)

     

  3. "In the technocratic world of Google (which owns YouTube), my musical brethren and I are no longer artists; we’re not creators—we are merely ‘content providers.’ Copyright and intellectual property mean nothing to the technocracy. They’ve built multi-billion-dollar, global empires on the backs of creative, working people who are uncompensated. They’re wrecking entire industries…There might be a legislative fix, but there seems to be no political will. Google alone has about a dozen lobbyists on Capitol Hill. Google spent over $11 million last year on lobbying and over $18 million the previous year. They spread the money and the propaganda around like manna, employing their favorite buzz words like ‘innovation.’ Regulation, they say, will ‘stifle innovation, and the legislators all nod in agreement."
     
  4. teafly:

    Read my entire essay at www.teafly.com

    (via thenewwomensmovement)

     

  5. "Male privilege is “I have a boyfriend” being the only thing that can actually stop someone from hitting on you because they respect another man more than they respect your rejection/lack of interest."
    — 

    The Sociological Cinema

    There was actually research that was done that found that women who used an “I have a boyfriend/husband” excuse to reject unwanted sexual attention and harassment by their bosses were more likely to be left alone than those who used any other excuse (including “I’m not interested”)

    Because men respect another man’s property (and that’s how they see us) than a woman’s autonomy.

    (via witchsistah)

    (Source: queerintersectional, via prochoiceinflorida)

     

  6. hellyeahscarleteen:

    We get questions like this a lot, so in the interest of making sure you and everyone else understand your pill as best you can, let me explain how the pill works and thus, why it works just the same during the placebo period (the time you take or have the inactive pills) as it does during the other three weeks of your pill cycle.

    (via prochoiceinflorida)

     
  7. shortformblog:

    Houston Mayor Annise Parker, right, got married to her partner yesterday. Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major city, has been in a relationship with Kathy Hubbard for 23 years. With gay marriage banned in Texas, the couple had to go to California to exchange vows—though she had previously said she would not get married until same-sex marriage was legal in her home state.

    (via womanistgrrrlcollective)

     

  8. "To characterize buffer zone laws as nothing more than an infringement on the rights of concerned, sweet little old ladies is to erase over 4,700 incidents of clinic violence and over 140 clinic blockades that have taken place since 1995. It’s a slap in the face to the victims of those attacks, and it puts others at risk for still more violence."
    — 

    Michelle Kinsey Bruns, a Virginia-based activist who’s done clinic escorting in eight different states.

    "Why Abortion Clinics Need Buffer Zones"

    (via rhrealitycheck)

    (Source: holygoddamnshitballs, via thewindupnerdchronicle)

     
  9. foryoursexualinformation:

    bebinn:

    prochoiceamerica:

    This week, the Supreme Court will debate whether anti-choice protesters should have the right to get up close to harass women outside abortion clinics. 

    This graphic from the New York Times shows an example of a current buffer zone (the orange area on the map) designed to protect patients.  Seems pretty reasonable to us. #ProtectTheZone

    Before the buffer zones, protestors and terrorists could stand outside the doors, physically blocking patients and staff from entering the building. They could disguise themselves as police officers and demand personal information from patients at the doorway, scream into patients’ faces while grabbing their arms, and worse.

    The majority of clinic staff still say they fear for their patients’ safety in the face of the protestors. One former patient of Kermit Gosnell, convicted of performing deadly illegal abortions, said she visited his clinic because it had no one waiting to harass her outside.

    As always, the protestors themselves have little to no self-awareness:

    Ms. McCullen said she found the [buffer zone] to be intimidating, frustrating and a violation of her First Amendment rights.

    Intimidating, frustrating, a violation of your rights…sounds a lot like anti-choice harassment outside clinics.

    The buffer zone is necessary and legitimate. Patients need to be protected from harassment from harmful people. There needs to be equal access. 

    (via prochoiceinflorida)

     

  10. "

    The thing that killed me about this setup was, okay, you put me in this bathing suit - but then I have to stop talking from here on? Strip me, and I’m silent! I am defiant with everyone else - Tarkin, Darth Vader - but this slug really shuts me up. Any defiance I had in the other movies, all gone.

    I was so very happy to kill [Jabba]. It meant I could talk again. They asked me if I wanted a stunt double to kill Jabba and I said, ‘Really, really not. I really, really want to kill him myself.’

    "
    — 

    Carrie Fisher on being Slave Leia (via tederick)

    THIS RIGHT HERE is why I hate fandom’s fetishization of Slave Leia. Carrie explains it perfectly (obviously). Leia and Jabba’s interaction in ROTJ isn’t meant to be sexy. It’s meant to make us angry that Leia’s agency has been robbed from her. Her temperament on Tatooine is disgustingly authentic and so much darker when you really think about it.

    (via corelliaorbust)

    (via lipstick-feminists)