awkwardsituationist:

on a day when the world’s media is focused on the birth of one child and on one mother in london, it’s worth noting that in the DRC, one in thirty mothers will die giving birth, while one in six children will die before the age of five, making it the most dangerous country in the world in which to give birth*. 
globally, 1,000,000 babies will die on the day of their birth, making this the most dangerous day of a person’s life. these deaths are almost entirely preventable with basic medical care. 
the first three photos were taken by finbarr o’reilly in goma, DRC in 2008, while the fourth photo was taken by corinne dufka in 1994 just north of the congolese border, showing a dying rwandan woman attempting to breastfeed her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried in a mass grave.
*giving birth is not the only danger these women face. an estimated 400,000 congolese women are raped every year, making the DRC “the rape capital of the world”
awkwardsituationist:

on a day when the world’s media is focused on the birth of one child and on one mother in london, it’s worth noting that in the DRC, one in thirty mothers will die giving birth, while one in six children will die before the age of five, making it the most dangerous country in the world in which to give birth*. 
globally, 1,000,000 babies will die on the day of their birth, making this the most dangerous day of a person’s life. these deaths are almost entirely preventable with basic medical care. 
the first three photos were taken by finbarr o’reilly in goma, DRC in 2008, while the fourth photo was taken by corinne dufka in 1994 just north of the congolese border, showing a dying rwandan woman attempting to breastfeed her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried in a mass grave.
*giving birth is not the only danger these women face. an estimated 400,000 congolese women are raped every year, making the DRC “the rape capital of the world”
awkwardsituationist:

on a day when the world’s media is focused on the birth of one child and on one mother in london, it’s worth noting that in the DRC, one in thirty mothers will die giving birth, while one in six children will die before the age of five, making it the most dangerous country in the world in which to give birth*. 
globally, 1,000,000 babies will die on the day of their birth, making this the most dangerous day of a person’s life. these deaths are almost entirely preventable with basic medical care. 
the first three photos were taken by finbarr o’reilly in goma, DRC in 2008, while the fourth photo was taken by corinne dufka in 1994 just north of the congolese border, showing a dying rwandan woman attempting to breastfeed her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried in a mass grave.
*giving birth is not the only danger these women face. an estimated 400,000 congolese women are raped every year, making the DRC “the rape capital of the world”
awkwardsituationist:

on a day when the world’s media is focused on the birth of one child and on one mother in london, it’s worth noting that in the DRC, one in thirty mothers will die giving birth, while one in six children will die before the age of five, making it the most dangerous country in the world in which to give birth*. 
globally, 1,000,000 babies will die on the day of their birth, making this the most dangerous day of a person’s life. these deaths are almost entirely preventable with basic medical care. 
the first three photos were taken by finbarr o’reilly in goma, DRC in 2008, while the fourth photo was taken by corinne dufka in 1994 just north of the congolese border, showing a dying rwandan woman attempting to breastfeed her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried in a mass grave.
*giving birth is not the only danger these women face. an estimated 400,000 congolese women are raped every year, making the DRC “the rape capital of the world”

awkwardsituationist:

on a day when the world’s media is focused on the birth of one child and on one mother in london, it’s worth noting that in the DRC, one in thirty mothers will die giving birth, while one in six children will die before the age of five, making it the most dangerous country in the world in which to give birth*.

globally, 1,000,000 babies will die on the day of their birth, making this the most dangerous day of a person’s life. these deaths are almost entirely preventable with basic medical care. 

the first three photos were taken by finbarr o’reilly in goma, DRC in 2008, while the fourth photo was taken by corinne dufka in 1994 just north of the congolese border, showing a dying rwandan woman attempting to breastfeed her child next to hundreds of corpses waiting to be buried in a mass grave.

*giving birth is not the only danger these women face. an estimated 400,000 congolese women are raped every year, making the DRC “the rape capital of the world”

roseofjericho:

cucuhmber:

My best friends cousin has been arrested in Dubai, after being raped: she was arrest because she had ‘sex’ before marriage, I’ve seen tumblr do this before and i know that you are all kind enough to sign it! She needs 100,000 signatures. Please, please, help! 

guys, she’s going to prison because she was raped. please take 10 seconds of your time to sign the petition.

Sign this!

(Source: eeluh)

feministsupernatural:

firstmatekate:

feministsupernatural:

medioxumatepoet:

feministsupernatural:

medioxumatepoet:

feministsupernatural:

medioxumatepoet:

feministsupernatural:

Friendly reminder once, John Green made a rape joke.

(It’s problematic.)

…..

wow 
that’s really awful

Especially considering how many women were raped during colonization. 

Yeah, honestly, like on what level did he think this was okay? Or even remotely funny? 

I don’t know. Someone should ask him. But he won’t listen. I’m considering posting this fifty times in his tag, but, you know, I don’t really think that’d be okay. 

The fact that someone this famous, especially this damn TUMBLR famous is just going to ignore the fact that people are pointing out his mistakes and problematic videos is just… really depressing. Everyone makes him out to be this “parent figure” and I am just so sick of people scraping the bottom of the barrel for any kind of joke that might get them a chuckle, no matter who it hurts. Because the internet is for getting likes. And that’s it. Especially when you’re a role model. 

Just. STOP.

Back then he wasn’t so big on Tumblr. And this vid wasn’t that popular.

Aaand in this video (at about :40 seconds in) we can witness Hank Green making a rape joke. Hooray symmetry! *barf* 

D: And I thought he was the good vlogbrother. 

operationmove:

marfmellow:

cheeseandquackers:

suzy—carmichael:

african-fairy:

sancophaleague:

IN OTHER NEWS….

TWO Black Women Brandy Hamilton and Alexandria Randle were on their way home from the beach when they got pulled over by some Brazoria County  police officers. The officer had forced a search because he “claims” he had  ”suspicions”  of Marijuana use. After searching the whole vehicle for weed he found NOTHING. "The male officer, his words verbatim were, ‘We’re gonna get familiar with your womanly parts,’" Brandy Hamilton said. He then appointed the a female officer to search them. The female officer searched them and stuck her finger inside the Women’s Vaginas without changing her glove or anything. NOTHING WAS FOUND. The Women are now pursuing a lawsuit against Texas Department of Public Safety. 

SPREAD THE NEWS WE ARE OUR OWN MEDIA.
 
POST WRITTEN BY @SOLAR_INNERG

god what is wrong with people

i think suicide is better than living at this point

……..gross……

DISGUSTING!!! REBLOG!

what the actual fuck is going on. 

  • (Heavy trigger warning: explicit, graphic descriptions of rape, battery and objectification).
  • Corina Taylor: "When I arrived to the set I expected to do a vaginal girl boy scene. But during the scene with a male porn star, he forced himself anally into me and would not stop. I yelled at him to stop and screamed 'No' over and over but he would not stop. The pain became too much and I was in shock and my body went limp."
  • Jenna Jameson: "Most girls get their first experience in gonzo films – in which they’re taken to a crappy studio apartment in Mission Hills and penetrated in every hole possible by some abusive asshole who thinks her name is Bitch."
  • Alexa James: "The first shoot I did was with a man who was probably 40 and he was as thick as a soda can. He held me down and shoved it in me with no lube tearing my vagina. When I started to tear up and cry he flipped me over and continued from behind be so they wouldn't get me crying on film. He pulled my hair and choked me over and over again even when I told him it hurt and I could barely breathe."
  • Linda Lovelace: "My initiation into prostitution was a gang rape by five men, arranged by Mr. Traynor. It was the turning point in my life. He threatened to shoot me with the pistol if I didn't go through with it. I had never experienced anal sex before and it ripped me apart. They treated me like an inflatable plastic doll, picking me up and moving me here and there. They spread my legs this way and that, shoving their things at me and into me, they were playing musical chairs with parts of my body. I have never been so frightened and disgraced and humiliated in my life. I felt like garbage. I engaged in sex acts for pornography against my will to avoid being killed.The lives of my family were threatened."
  • Andi Anderson: "After a year or so of that so-called “glamorous” life, I sadly discovered that drugs and drinking were a part of the lifestyle. I began to drink and party out of control! Cocaine, alcohol and ecstasy were my favorites. Before long, I turned into a person I did not want to be. After doing so many hardcore scenes I couldn’t do it anymore. I just remember being in horrible situations and experiencing extreme depression and being alone and sad."
  • Alexa Milano: "My first movie I was treated very rough by 3 guys. They pounded on me, gagged me with their penises, and tossed me around like I was a ball! I was sore, hurting and could barely walk. My insides burned and hurt so badly. I could barely pee and to try to have a bowel movement was out of the question. I was hurting so bad from the physical abuse from these 3 male porn stars."
  • Jessie Jewels: "People in the porn industry are numb to real life and are like zombies walking around. The abuse that goes on in this industry is completely ridiculous. The way these young ladies are treated is totally sick and brainwashing. I left due to the trauma I experienced even though I was there only a short time."
  • Genevieve: "I had bodily fluids all over my face that had to stay on my face for ten minutes. The abuse and degradation was rough. I sweated and was in deep pain. On top of the horrifying experience, my whole body ached, and I was irritable the whole day. The director didn't really care how I felt; he only wanted to finish the video."
  • Jersey Jaxin: "Guys punching you in the face. You have semen from many guys all over your face, in your eyes. You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It's never ending."
  • Elizabeth Rollings: "I didn’t want to feel the pain of penetration from an over average sized man, being told to freeze in a position until the camera man was happy with his shots was very painful. I had peoples body fluids forced on my face or anywhere else the producer pleased and I had to accept it or else no pay. Sometimes you would get to a gig and the producer would change what the scene was supposed to be to something more intense and again if you didn’t like it, too bad, you did it or no pay."
  • Lucky Starr: "I was worried about my first anal scene for quite a few days ... then the big moment arrived. It REALLY hurt! I almost quit and said, "I can’t do this". When it was all over, I was so happy and relieved I was able to do it..."
  • Ashlyn Brooke: "I honestly felt that if I had to have another strange man in my face, his hands (God knows where they've been all over me) him calling me his baby and having to exude some sort of forged passion for the world to see, I probably would have exploded. And what would have been stuck to the walls would have probably been nothing, just pieces of skin, bone, the brain of a robot, and what would have been left of what would have existed once as a huge and warm heart."
  • Roxy: "After only 30 movies I caught two sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes, a non-curable disease and HPV, which led to cervical cancer where I had to have half of my cervix removed. Porn destroyed my life."
  • Anita Cannibal: "Yeah, there are a lot of cover-ups going on. There is a lot of tragedy. There are a lot of horrible things."
  • Tamra Toryn: "As for myself, I ended up paying the price from working in the porn industry. In 2006, not even 9 months in, I caught a moderate form of dysplasia of the cervix (which is a form of HPV, a sexually transmitted disease) and later that day, I also found out I was pregnant. I had only 1 choice which was to abort the baby during my first month. It was extremely painful emotionally and physically. When it was all over, I cried my eyes out."
  • Jessi Summers: "I also did a scene where I was put with male talent that was on my no list. I wanted to please them so I did it. He put his foot on my head and stepped on it while he was doing me from behind. I freaked out and started balling; they stopped filming and sent me home with reduced pay since they got some shot but not the whole scene."
  • [https: //www.shelleylubben.com/pornstars]
Anonymous Asked
QuestionI'm sorry, I meant to type pro-choice, my bad. I'll try that again, how are you a vegan, but also pro-choice? Answer
  • Veganism is about reducing suffering to a minimum, and allowing all sentient beings to have bodily autonomy, i.e. control over what happens to them and their body.
  • Being pro-choice is about reducing the suffering of people who can get pregnant, by allowing them to have bodily autonomy, i.e. control over what happens to them and their body.

These two things are complementary.

A cow should not be forcibly impregnated (raped) and made to carry her child to full-term, only to have them taken away or killed, and people who can get pregnant should not be forced to have children they do not want or can not care for.

gerardave:

patronsaintofsorrows:

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One of my best friends has a brother who is extremely sexist, homophobic, and all around fucking evil.

He has not only assaulted my friend numerous times, but has threatened to kill everyone in their house as well as hold a knife to her back. What’s worse is that his mother doesn’t see anything wrong with this and blames US for defending ourselves (My friend had given me his number to confront him about what he had been saying about me, but still).

He has insulted me, calling me “gender-confused” and a lesbian. Saying that he would “rape me till I’m fixed”. He has threatened to get my IP address, come to my house, and rape me and my sister, He is fully capable of doing this.  

He has threatened to put her as well as mine own phone number on sites like 4Chan and give it to “all of the pedophiles and rapists” so they may harm us. 

He is sick and twisted. If I can get 4,000+ notes on this, we will be allowed to call the police and keep or safety and sanity. 

Please help. 

GUYS PLEASE GERARD IS ONE OF MY GREAT FRIENDS AND I DON’T WANT HIM OR ANYONE ELSE TO GET HURT

REBLOG THIS SO THAT THEIR FAMILY WILL LISTEN TO HIM AND EVERYONE ELSE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THIS IS SERIOUS

"We often talk about the “school-to-prison pipeline” for boys —but for girls, it is a totally different narrative, more readily identified as the “sexual-violence-to prison pipeline.” According to the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, approximately 600,000 girls are arrested in the U.S. annually. Most of these girls are remanded for non-violent offenses such as truancy, running away, loitering, alcohol and substance use, and violations to prior court orders for non-violent status offenses. Moreover, evidence shows that 73 percent of girls in juvenile detention have previously suffered some form of physical or sexual abuse. This abuse is often the factor that propelled the child into the juvenile justice system, as it is often the abuse that is the root cause of the girls’ running away, becoming truant, substance abuse, etc. Family court judges and detention center staff are rarely provided appropriate trauma training and are generally unaware of the damaging impact of policies such as strip searches, physical restraints, and particularly solitary confinement on survivors of physical and sexual abuse and trauma. There is a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the severe psychiatric consequences of placing individuals, and particularly children in solitary confinement. Prisoners who have experienced solitary confinement have been shown to engage in self-mutilation at much higher rates than the average population. These prisoners are also known to attempt or commit suicide more often than those who were not held in isolation. In fact, studies show that juveniles are 19 times more likely to kill themselves in isolation than in general population and that juveniles in general, have the highest suicide rates of all inmates in jails. Despite all these facts, when girls in the juvenile justice system express evidence of or the desire to self harm, the typical response is to put them in solitary confinement. While these girls are being placed in solitary for their own protection, there is no consideration given to the fact that such practices deepen existing trauma."

Yasmin Vafa, “Invisible Prisoners: Why Are So Many Girls Placed in Solitary Confinement?” (via politicsoflocation)

I really need to make a post about the higher rates of suicide and arrest among adopted and foster children (most of whom are girls, given that girls are more frequently in demand as “orphans”), wherein even outside the juvenile justice system and psychiatric wards, isolation, forcible restraint, and sensory deprivation are often mandated. [MAJOR TRIGGER WARNING for linked contents]

(via brandx)

"Young men need to be socialized in such a way that rape is as unthinkable to them as cannibalism."
— Mary Pipher, Clinical Psychologist and Author, Reviving Ophelia (via sunshine-machine)
feministdisney:

ceedling:

blackmermaidgirl:

feministdisney:

feministdisney:



spread the word
hold Disney accountable
original article for reading and forwarding is here
EDIT: we’ve been trying to get Disney to respond by continually commenting on their facebook walls (as they continually delete them). Feel free to join in, please help! First link is to the twitter hashtag, second is to their main facebook, and here is the link to DisneyCollegeProgram. 



if it upsets you to learn that official Disney counselors told a girl that her sexual assault was her own fault/gave her no resources to help her/encouraged her to FLIRT with her rapist in order to solve the problem, please drop them a line on one of their pages, in a message, et cetera. They are deleting from their main page pretty quickly ATM.

reblogging once more!!!!

signal boost!

there’s a petition now! feministdisney:

ceedling:

blackmermaidgirl:

feministdisney:

feministdisney:



spread the word
hold Disney accountable
original article for reading and forwarding is here
EDIT: we’ve been trying to get Disney to respond by continually commenting on their facebook walls (as they continually delete them). Feel free to join in, please help! First link is to the twitter hashtag, second is to their main facebook, and here is the link to DisneyCollegeProgram. 



if it upsets you to learn that official Disney counselors told a girl that her sexual assault was her own fault/gave her no resources to help her/encouraged her to FLIRT with her rapist in order to solve the problem, please drop them a line on one of their pages, in a message, et cetera. They are deleting from their main page pretty quickly ATM.

reblogging once more!!!!

signal boost!

there’s a petition now! feministdisney:

ceedling:

blackmermaidgirl:

feministdisney:

feministdisney:



spread the word
hold Disney accountable
original article for reading and forwarding is here
EDIT: we’ve been trying to get Disney to respond by continually commenting on their facebook walls (as they continually delete them). Feel free to join in, please help! First link is to the twitter hashtag, second is to their main facebook, and here is the link to DisneyCollegeProgram. 



if it upsets you to learn that official Disney counselors told a girl that her sexual assault was her own fault/gave her no resources to help her/encouraged her to FLIRT with her rapist in order to solve the problem, please drop them a line on one of their pages, in a message, et cetera. They are deleting from their main page pretty quickly ATM.

reblogging once more!!!!

signal boost!

there’s a petition now! feministdisney:

ceedling:

blackmermaidgirl:

feministdisney:

feministdisney:



spread the word
hold Disney accountable
original article for reading and forwarding is here
EDIT: we’ve been trying to get Disney to respond by continually commenting on their facebook walls (as they continually delete them). Feel free to join in, please help! First link is to the twitter hashtag, second is to their main facebook, and here is the link to DisneyCollegeProgram. 



if it upsets you to learn that official Disney counselors told a girl that her sexual assault was her own fault/gave her no resources to help her/encouraged her to FLIRT with her rapist in order to solve the problem, please drop them a line on one of their pages, in a message, et cetera. They are deleting from their main page pretty quickly ATM.

reblogging once more!!!!

signal boost!

there’s a petition now!

feministdisney:

ceedling:

blackmermaidgirl:

feministdisney:

feministdisney:

spread the word

hold Disney accountable

original article for reading and forwarding is here

EDIT: we’ve been trying to get Disney to respond by continually commenting on their facebook walls (as they continually delete them). Feel free to join in, please help! First link is to the twitter hashtag, second is to their main facebook, and here is the link to DisneyCollegeProgram

if it upsets you to learn that official Disney counselors told a girl that her sexual assault was her own fault/gave her no resources to help her/encouraged her to FLIRT with her rapist in order to solve the problem, please drop them a line on one of their pages, in a message, et cetera. They are deleting from their main page pretty quickly ATM.

reblogging once more!!!!

signal boost!

there’s a petition now!

chloerayne:

TRIGGER WARNING

This is a Scottish anti-rape PSA that is a direct response to blaming a rape victim for dressing like a slut. What do you think? Is it effective?

Never have I seen such an effective video in my life… and it’s only 30 seconds long. Definitely, 100% watch and reblog this.

(Source: slutshamersonfb)

keyboardwarriorprincess:

Kaitlyn Hunt- 18 year old girl charged with statutory  rape of a 15 year old girl that she has been dating since she was 17 and her girlfriend was 14. She faces up to 15 years in prison and must register as a sex offender because even though she started dating this girl when they were both minors, it is illegal for an 18 year old to have sex with anyone under the age of 16.

Steubenville Rapists- A group of boys who raped a girl, bragged about it via videos and tweets, took pictures and mocked their victim, face 1 and 2 years of prison.

Speechless.

eschergirls:

ami-angelwings:

A single panel comic created by York University students Jane Kim, Shayna Lauer, Helén Marton to raise awareness about sexual assault and combat victim blaming.

Article from the Toronto Star about it here.

This sounds like a good campaign, and taking a different tactic to raising awareness and getting people’s attention, hopefully people get the message and don’t just laugh it off.

I know the obvious point is “it would be ridiculous if Superman was blamed because he wore tights right?”  But, I think using Superman is also really powerful, because (besides the use of him in tights to send the message about clothing) it shows that no matter how physically powerful you are, or if you’re a man, you can still be assaulted.  The clothing message is the obvious one, but by using a powerful superhero icon, there’s also the messages about not victim blaming people by speculating on if they could have fought back, or inventing ways of how they could have fought back (and therefore should have) or “but you’re so much bigger than them”, “why didn’t you try to escape?”, or that you must believe somebody has to be “weak” to be a victim of sexual assault (either claiming they must have wanted it because they’re not that “weak”, or insisting that they are because they were assaulted).

And if we can believe Superman can be assaulted, then maybe we can believe the non-powered people we meet IRL when they say so too.

I wanted to share this because it’s about superheroes and feminism, and using superheroes to get a really important message out.

shortformblog:

matthewkeys:

Meet Deric Lostutter, a 26-year-old cybersecurity consultant who also goes by the moniker “KYAnonymous.” Lostutter obtained and published tweets and Instagram photos in which members of the Steubenville High School football team joked about an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was raped.

Lostutter’s actions inspired a group of people to take justice into their own hands. A hacker called “Bobcat” vandalized the Facebook page of the Steubenville football team. Other hackers took similar action.

It’s unclear if Lostutter participated in any hacking shenanigans, but if he’s indicted and found guilty of any, he faces 10 years in jail. By comparison, the Steubenville rapists received one- and two-year sentences each.

Stark difference.

bluetrafficlight:

bruffy:

Why is it you never hear what a man was wearing when he was raped

Because you never hear when men are raped

Because men either do not come forward (due to society’s attitudes towards rape being something that happens to weak women) or are ignored because they should have been able to stop it.