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The line in the sand that I drew was the joke about the wide-set vagina. The ratings board said, ‘We can’t give you a PG-13 unless you cut that line.’ We ended up playing the card that the ratings board was sexist, because Anchorman had just come out, and Ron Burgundy had an erection in one scene, and that was PG-13. We told them, ‘You’re only saying this because it’s a girl, and she’s talking about a part of her anatomy. There’s no sexual context whatsoever, and to say this is restrictive to an audience of girls is demeaning to all women.’ And they eventually had to back down.
- Mean Girls Director Spills Ten Juicy Stories // Kyle Buchanan, Vulture (via staininyourbrain)
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I detest the masculine point of view. I am bored by his heroism, virtue, and honour. I think the best these men can do is not talk about themselves anymore.
- Virginia Woolf, The Pargiters: The Novel-Essay Portion of THE YEARS (via winnifredburkle)
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@WorstMuse

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You want to say Hi to the cute girl on the subway. How will she react? Fortunately, I can tell you with some certainty, because she’s already sending messages to you. Looking out the window, reading a book, working on a computer, arms folded across chest, body away from you = do not disturb. So, y’know, don’t disturb her. Really. Even to say that you like her hair, shoes, or book. A compliment is not always a reason for women to smile and say thank you. You are a threat, remember? You are Schrödinger’s Rapist. Don’t assume that whatever you have to say will win her over with charm or flattery. Believe what she’s signaling, and back off.

If you speak, and she responds in a monosyllabic way without looking at you, she’s saying, “I don’t want to be rude, but please leave me alone.” You don’t know why. It could be “Please leave me alone because I am trying to memorize Beowulf.” It could be “Please leave me alone because you are a scary, scary man with breath like a water buffalo.” It could be “Please leave me alone because I am planning my assassination of a major geopolitical figure and I will have to kill you if you are able to recognize me and blow my cover.”

On the other hand, if she is turned towards you, making eye contact, and she responds in a friendly and talkative manner when you speak to her, you are getting a green light. You can continue the conversation until you start getting signals to back off.

The fourth point: If you fail to respect what women say, you label yourself a problem.

There’s a man with whom I went out on a single date—afternoon coffee, for one hour by the clock—on July 25th. In the two days after the date, he sent me about fifteen e-mails, scolding me for non-responsiveness. I e-mailed him back, saying, “Look, this is a disproportionate response to a single date. You are making me uncomfortable. Do not contact me again.” It is now October 7th. Does he still e-mail?

Yeah. He does. About every two weeks.

This man scores higher on the threat level scale than Man with the Cockroach Tattoos. (Who, after all, is guilty of nothing more than terrifying bad taste.) You see, Mr. E-mail has made it clear that he ignores what I say when he wants something from me. Now, I don’t know if he is an actual rapist, and I sincerely hope he’s not. But he is certainly Schrödinger’s Rapist, and this particular Schrödinger’s Rapist has a probability ratio greater than one in sixty. Because a man who ignores a woman’s NO in a non-sexual setting is more likely to ignore NO in a sexual setting, as well.

So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone. If you pursue a conversation when she’s tried to cut it off, you send a message. It is that your desire to speak trumps her right to be left alone. And each of those messages indicates that you believe your desires are a legitimate reason to override her rights.

For women, who are watching you very closely to determine how much of a threat you are, this is an important piece of data.

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an excerpt from Phaedra Starling’s “Schrödinger’s Rapist: or a guy’s guide to approaching strange women without being maced” (via lostgrrrls)

HOLY FUCK THE TRUTH.

Can every one of my male followers read this? And please, before you get defensive (“I would never rape anyone!”) keep in mind, women being afraid of Shrodinger’s Rapists (oh my god i still can’t get over the encompassing brilliance of this phrase) is a conditioned, learned response from being immersed in rape culture and the evolution of sexism and sexual violence in our society from the day we’re born. And unfortunately, it’s very difficult to unlearn without the efforts of all genders to dismantle it. Which is where you come in.

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It’s also just rude and disrespectful to patently ignore what someone has told you regarding their personal space, body, and time. Get a clue.

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I will always reblog this. Always.

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So if you speak to a woman who is otherwise occupied, you’re sending a subtle message. It is that your desire to interact trumps her right to be left alone.

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Oh my lord, everything in this.

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1 day agoantipelargouslostgrrrls 167,924 notes#rape culture #feminism

anachronistic-nostalgia:

officialjeffgoldblum:

most classic novels are classics because they were written by old white men for other white men. so, like, don’t ever feel bad for not reading them

destroy the literary canon

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fuckyourracism:

shesgotitfknmade:

thereasonforthewordbitch:

misunderst00ds0ul:

seeszarun:

What universe are we building? …

One where the rich get richer and the poor get told to shut the fuck up

What

Yo. That’s an issue.

I like sources a lot. 
Also, I’m just really frustrated with this growing narrative that homelessness needs to be fought by making homelessness as shameful, uncomfortable, dangerous and degrading as possible. God forbid they have a comfortable bench to sit on or be given food to survive another day. These lawmakers think that by making homelessness so difficult and terrible, they’re giving them motivation to climb themselves out of homelessness (cause that totally always works and is possible) but they’re actually just making it more unsafe, dangerous and lethal. They’re wiping the symptom out and ignoring the root cause.
- Jimmy

fuckyourracism:

shesgotitfknmade:

thereasonforthewordbitch:

misunderst00ds0ul:

seeszarun:

What universe are we building? …

One where the rich get richer and the poor get told to shut the fuck up

What

Yo. That’s an issue.

I like sources a lot. 

Also, I’m just really frustrated with this growing narrative that homelessness needs to be fought by making homelessness as shameful, uncomfortable, dangerous and degrading as possible. God forbid they have a comfortable bench to sit on or be given food to survive another day. These lawmakers think that by making homelessness so difficult and terrible, they’re giving them motivation to climb themselves out of homelessness (cause that totally always works and is possible) but they’re actually just making it more unsafe, dangerous and lethal. They’re wiping the symptom out and ignoring the root cause.

- Jimmy

1 day agouncertainoctopusseeszarun 8,325 notes#capitalism #classism #war on the poor

hitrecord:

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deducingsherlockian:

#me when they said sherlock wouldn’t be back until 2016 

1 day agobakerstreetspylogtomhazeldine 16,229 notes#sherlock
Unfortunately, not paying attention to race and gender does not make gender-race inequalities go away, precisely because these inequalities are institutionalized and not just ideas in people’s heads.
- Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Chapter 1: The Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race in Revisioning Gender (via lilinsoul)
1 day agouncertainoctopusaswekissgoodbye 21,348 notes#racism #sexism
kaalashnikov:

telegantmess:

mattreadsthings!!!!!!!!!

im laughing because this is literally how some companies celebrate pride

kaalashnikov:

telegantmess:

mattreadsthings!!!!!!!!!

im laughing because this is literally how some companies celebrate pride

2 days agobipolarbubbelehthestrexfiles 8,797 notes#wtnv #pride

markusbones:

If you look at the world and say “Yes, there are enough homes for people, yes, there is enough food for people, but if we give it away for free they won’t have earned it and the economy will collapse.” Then you have chosen money (a constructed medium of exchange) over living beings who only want to continue living in peace and safety.

And I have no qualms telling you, that is the wrong choice, and you have been brainwashed by this destructive, exploitative system.

2 days agofyeahcrackermarkusbones 68,148 notes#classism #capitalism
2 days agojesuisbeowulfdyxploitation 4,004 notes#moonrise kingdom #wes anderson

exoticwild:

I have a ‘to-read’ pile as massive as my existential crisis.

2 days agobipolarbubbelehexoticwild 10,331 notes
Anonymous asked: A big problem with words like stupid/idiot/etc that belittle people for their intelligence is that, even if the roots of the words weren't what they are, it's still really really shitty to equate intelligence to quality of character. And if you say it to people who are doing oppressive things you are shifting the blame from themselves to their (assumed) lack of knowledge. Some of the worst things have been done by some of the most highly educated people and we would all do good to remember that.
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stoney321:

sizvideosManic Pixie Nightmare Girl - Video

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