SexismBoys will be boysMore Like This
Girls shall be ladies
Boys romp and play
make mud pies and fight
Girls have tea-parties
dress up and act like grown-ups
we chuckle when boys return
covered head to toe in mud
we scold when a girl returns
with a grass stain on her clothes
Boys shout and holler
Girls wait and listen
'Lower your voice girl,'
they say when she squeals
'Is it because I'm a girl?'
she asks quietly
They lie respond with 'no,
its just what is proper'
Then why aren't boys
silenced when they scream
Girls have voices too!
We are they the silenced ones?
WorthThey told me I could be anything,More Like This
As long as I came home and cooked dinner for my husband when I was done,
Because that’s all I’m really worth to them.
I’m a plate of burnt pancakes
That they could have cooked better,
And a rag soaked in chemicals
Here to wipe up a mess they made
Or gag the children that they’re too tired to listen to.
My skin is too dark for them
Too dark to be near their sons
Too dark to be pretty in their family pictures
Too dark to suit the skins of their grandchildren,
Love everyone equally,
Just love them from afar, right?
“Depression is a sin,”
He preached with a pounding head
And a trace of liquor on his breath.
And he would know better then anybody,
Because leaking from his hollow eyes is a stream of whiskey
But only in my mind.
And I feel sorry for him, that they make him fight against himself,
But at the same time I hate him for giving in to them.
In my mind, I stand up in the pew and scream truth at him,
pro-choice"Because I had had sex, someone thought I deserved to die." (Cerullo qtd. in Hadley 79) "She was bleeding at the wrong time, and it didn't stop. She went to the emergency room here at a Catholic hospital, and they refused to take care of her. They just flatly refused…they would not touch her because she might be pregnant, and they might disturb the child. She continued to bleed." (Paley 8)More Like This
"I found out I was pregnant when I was fourteen. I didn't get a period. I talked to nobody. I panicked. I sat in hot baths. I drank these strange concoctions girls told me about—something like Johnny Walker Red with a little bit of Clorox, alcohol, baking soda—which probably saved my stomach—and some sort of cream. You mixed it all up. I got violently ill." (Goldberg 116)
"I didn't make any noise at all. I bit through my lip. I tried n
7 arrested in gang rape case in IndiaMore Like This
In this Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, activists of Indian National Congress with black bands around their mouths block traffic during a protest against a gang rape and murder of a 16-year-old girlat Madhyamgram, about 25 kilometers (16 miles) north of Kolkata in West Bengal, India. AP
KOLKATA, India — Police say they have arrested seven people for allegedly raping a co-worker’s wife and aunt in India’s West Bengal state.
A rash of rapes in India has sparked widespread outrage over chronic sexual violence and government failures to protect women.
Police officer Sanjay Singh says the seven suspects were detained Wednesday within hours of the crime on Tuesday night in Mukti Rachak, a village 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Kolkata.
The man’s 28-year-old wife and 40-year-old aunt were also cut by blades, and were in stable condition a local hospital, Singh said Thursday.
Last month, police said a We
Catholic Hospital says Fetuses aren't PeopleCatholic hospital chain beats malpractice suit by saying fetuses aren’t people http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/24/catholic-hospital-chain-beats-malpractice-suit-by-saying-fetuses-arent-people/More Like This
A chain of Catholic Hospitals has beaten a malpractice lawsuit by saying that fetuses are not equivalent to human lives. According to the Colorado Independent, in the death of a 31-year-old woman carrying twin fetuses, Catholic Health Initiatives’ attorneys argued that in cases of wrongful death, the term “person” only applies to individuals born alive, and not to those who die in utero.
Lori Stodghill was seven months pregnant with twin boys on the day she died. The Independent reported that on New Year’s Day 2006 in Cañon City, Colorado, Stodghill was admitted to the Emergency Room at St. Thomas More Hospital complaining of nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. She lost consciousness as she was being wheeled into an exam room and ER staff were
This Year is the Year...Hello Family,More Like This
First off I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I miss everybody and I hope everyone is for the most part having a cheerful holiday season. I'll be missing the Christmas Brunch and the acting-out-of-the Nativity/Reading about the Nativity part. I'll also be missing the train that goes around the tree. What is the topper on your tree I wonder? … "The Crow" from the 1994 horror movie is on the top of ours.
Life for the most part has been treating me very well here in Oregon. One of my closest friends Liz lives only about an hour and half away from me, and that's certainly something to be thankful for. I've made a lot of friends but oddly enough-- most of them live in Washington. But, we keep in touch. I'm still obsessed with all the same strange quirky things I ever was and anyway, I love you all and again Happy Holidays.
Now… This next part of my letter is for mature audiences only. This is surprisingly very hard for me to write because I'm not su
Pansexuality"Pansexuals are bisexualsMore Like This
who are just fancy snobs
in need for a 'cooler' word
to fancily name their flaws"
I've heard this said so many times
and yet believe it be untrue
it's scared people telling lies
people scared of something new
First of all I'd like to say
sexuality isn't wrong
there is no need to point it out
and call it a flaw
It's a normal part of us
how nature let's us come
there's homosexuality in all living species
and homophobia in one
Now for there difference
of pansexual and bi
Bisexuals usually have tendencies
Pans give everyone a try
We don't care
if you're from here or there
don't mind the colour of your hair
or the kind of clothes you wear
Bisexuals say "boys and girls
but I prefer one side"
there's nothing wrong with saying that
there's nothing there to hide
All we pans really care about
Is who you are and have been
Is loving you for who you are
really such a sin?
When "MRAs" Attack + Their Impact"Men’s rights groups, convinced that men are the biggest victims of modern society, have been busy attacking, defunding, and repealing laws that have been very effective at protecting women and lowering rates of domestic violence. And rather than just ranting and raving on the Internet, these men have been pulling political levers to change both state and federal laws."More Like This
"Written by Barry Nolan for Boston Magazine
"If your last memory of men’s groups is Robert Bly and the boys banging on drums in the woods, you likely have no idea how the movement has mutated. Today, men’s rights groups tend to be organized around the belief that this country has launched a “war on fatherhood.” To them, the rise of feminism resulted in the fall of man, with males now being relegated to the periphery of society. In their eyes, the media portray men as feckless buffoons, legislative bodies unfairly target them, and biased courts blindly punish guiltless h
What is Feminism?So, at the end of the year for my freshman year of high school for history class, we were to do research on a modern issue. Once the sign up sheet got around to me, one of the only topics left was women's rights. So that's what I decided to do my report on. However, when I mentioned this to my friends at lunch later that day, one of my friends said, "Oh. You aren't one of those crazy feminist freaks, are you?" and, without really thinking about it, I replied, "Of course not."More Like This
However, this conversation got me thinking. I started to wonder; just what is feminism? As I did my research for my class, I found out what this word means, so I thought that I would take this time to erase some common misconceptions about this topic.
Feminism does not mean you hate men. Not all men are assholes, and I know this. You know what? Guys are great. Some of the best people I know are guys, including my dad and a lot of my friends. They have never made me feel like a lesser person because I am female, no
The EgalitarianEgalitarianism - the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality.More Like This
Now, I'm not sure how many of you know of the poem "I Need Feminism" produced by CorporateRockWhore but within the space of a few days the views on it skyrocketed far enough to earn the attention of techgnotic who tends to be the one to upload feature deviations, in this case the aforementioned poem alongside excepts taken from an interview with the woman who wrote it.
The criticism it received is disgusting.
Scores of people all telling this girl that all of the problems that she lists are just her own fault, or aren't anything to do with equality. One even had the nerve to post a solid wall of text listing all the ways women are demeaned, as if they were all some sort of privilege for women to have. Some argued with the "it's worse in other places", that oh-so meaningless argument which is just a way of dodging the question. Yet more simply swore or insulted
God ForbidGod forbid she cut her curls,More Like This
Dye them blue,
Link arms with girls,
God forbid she learn to dance,
Have an open stance,
Take initiative and make the plans,
God forbid she laugh too loud,
Walk too proud,
Stand firm to herself and lead the crowd.
God forbid she be extreme,
Or questionably mild,
Or in between.
Pro-ChoiceYour life is just a string of choicesMore Like This
Held together by the delicate stitches of breath.
Every choice I make is mine and mine alone
And this body is nobody’s but my own.
There you go;
And just so you know,
I’m all for it.
It’s not ‘murder’,
It’s not a crime
I think it’s perfectly fine
And if you don’t,
Well, that’s you.
If I get raped,
Or an accident happens,
And I want an abortion;
I’ll get one.
And after all’s said and done,
I won’t feel guilty.
My body, my rules
Your body, your rules.
It’s not alive,
It’s a tiny clump of cells
Not even aware
It wouldn’t even care.
If you’re against abortion?
But my body’s mine,
Hers is hers and your is yours;
Don’t shut other people’s doors.
How to Court a FeministIf you hold the door open for me,More Like This
I hope it's because it's a decent thing to do
And nothing to do with my gender.
If you buy me a drink,
Expect me to do the same for you.
I'll cook for you
(If you don't mind burnt food)
And I'll clean for you
(If you'll return the favour).
Not because I'm a woman,
But because it's a nice thing to do.
If you're nice to me,
It's not a ticket for sex.
If I'm nice to you,
Sex doesn't always come next.
If we go for a meal,
I want to split the bill.
I don't expect you
To sing to me,
Whilst climbing through my window sill.
I don't care if you've had sex or not,
As long as it's the same for me.
I don't want diamond rings,
Don't get down on one knee
I don't owe you anything
And you owe me nothing.
My gender is not entitlement,
And neither is yours.
If I'm drunk, I can't consent,
And I'll love you more for not doing it.
If you hit me, I'll leave you,
And if I hit you, it's just as wrong.
If I cry in front of you,
I don't expect you to fix everything.
If you cry
Not EveryNot every man is a sexistMore Like This
Not every woman is a saint.
Not every white person is a racist;
You might think it’s so, but it ain’t.
Not every straight is a homophobe
Not every LGBT person is nice.
Not every rich person is a snob;
I won’t tell you twice.
Not every Muslim is a terrorist
Not every Christian is kind.
Not every cishet person is scum;
Please keep that in mind.
Not every human being is evil
Not every human being is good.
Can’t we all just try to get along;
I really think that we should.
Still BeautifulA woman with a penisMore Like This
Is still a woman
And she is still beautiful.
A man with a vagina
Is still a man
And he is still beautiful.
Two men or women in love
Are still in love
And that love is still beautiful.
A person who is agender
Is still a person
And that person is still beautiful.
A human who is 'different'
Is still a human
And that human is still beautiful.