christiannightmares:

‘Secret Keeper Girl’: A website offering modesty fashion tips for young Christian girls (To visit the site, click image or here; Found at Friendly Atheist)

There are several things very wrong and highly annoying with this site.
1)"Bellies are very intoxicating, and we need to save that for our husband!"Secret Keeper Girl assumes that all young girls and women will either marry at all or even be heterosexual.
2)Number 6 has a “test” for young women and mothers about wearing t shirts that are too tight. "Ask her to… press into her shirt right in the the "valley" between the breasts. Count to three and have her take her fingers away. If her shirt springs back like small trampoline, it’s too tight!" Fuck off and stop moralizing women.
3) It’s a site aimed at young girls and women so the entire layout is fucking pink and flowers. Give me a break.
Although I will give the creator, Dannah Gresh, credit for attempting to address the massive problem of how our media and our culture view & represent females. How women are being told they need to be meet unrealistic & damaging beauty standards. I just severely disagree with the way she is telling young girls & women, by moralizing them in the same fashion as abstinence only preachers. It’s bullshit and not helpful whatsoever.

christiannightmares:

‘Secret Keeper Girl’: A website offering modesty fashion tips for young Christian girls (To visit the site, click image or here; Found at Friendly Atheist)

There are several things very wrong and highly annoying with this site.

1)"Bellies are very intoxicating, and we need to save that for our husband!"Secret Keeper Girl assumes that all young girls and women will either marry at all or even be heterosexual.

2)Number 6 has a “test” for young women and mothers about wearing t shirts that are too tight. "Ask her to… press into her shirt right in the the "valley" between the breasts. Count to three and have her take her fingers away. If her shirt springs back like small trampoline, it’s too tight!" Fuck off and stop moralizing women.

3) It’s a site aimed at young girls and women so the entire layout is fucking pink and flowers. Give me a break.

Although I will give the creator, Dannah Gresh, credit for attempting to address the massive problem of how our media and our culture view & represent females. How women are being told they need to be meet unrealistic & damaging beauty standards. I just severely disagree with the way she is telling young girls & women, by moralizing them in the same fashion as abstinence only preachers. It’s bullshit and not helpful whatsoever.

As I was helping a customer fill out some paperwork today, he said “You’re so beautiful. I’m glad I came in here so I can stare at you.” I was instantly grossed out & uncomfortable and began to rush my work just to get him away from my work station. What makes him think that’s an ok thing to say to a stranger? So I can stare at you.”

That’s not creepy at all. And the shitty thing is I didn’t know to politely but firmly tell this jackass how inappropriate his comment was without sounding rude in my professional work environment. 

Ughh, I’m spending my day off with my head buried in my stack of feminist books.

(Source: philaveric)

Just a short thank you/love note to Planned Parenthood-

Today I went to Planned Parenthood in Seaside and received the Mirena 5 year IUD.

I was told that because of my income, I was eligible to receive the IUD for free (thanks to grants and donations made to PP) instead of paying around $700 or more for it. The staff was, like every other visit, very helpful and friendly. The doctor was great when I told her how much I hated and dreaded the speculum and I could tell she made an effort to make it easier on me while placing the IUD.

Thank you Planned Parenthood and especially the Seaside staff for everything! This means I won’t have to stress so much about birth control,a mishap with a condom, and most importantly- becoming pregnant wayyyy before I’m ready to be a parent.

Opinions on cosmetic surgery?

Two months ago, I was talking with a few coworkers and our bosses’ teenage daughter. They began talking about their breast sizes and how they wanted larger breasts. I said I didn’t see the point in spending roughly a thousand dollars to allow someone to cut me into what society’s recent beauty standards want of me. You could spend that money on a vacation or save it for a rainy day. My coworker laughed and replied, “Yeah, I use to think I like that when I was your age. Now I just want bigger boobs.”

I’ve been wondering about this since then…I can see the benefits of reconstructive surgery but a lot of forms of cosmetic surgery seem highly unnecessary to me. What are your views on plastic surgery? Your pro and cons? Thanks.

We live under martial law. We live in rape culture….We live under what amounts to a military curfew, enforced by rapists. We say we’re free citizens in a free society. But we lie. We lie about it every day.

Andrea Dworkin. This quote comes from her speech, ‘Terror, Torture, and Resistance’, which is featured in her book “Life and Death”.

brontescribbled:

Amazing woman, speaking the truth.

Fox News pundit Liz Trotta on women getting raped in the military: "Now, what did they expect?"

motherjones:

Gee, she must have a pretty low opinion of male soldiers. And women. But as we found out, she didn’t have those problems when she was a “combat” reporter in Vietnam.

This video is a clear example of our rape culture, blaming the victim, slut shaming and the ongoing backlash on women and our human rights.

What did they expect?”. I’m sure when they enlisted they expected to do the same thing their male peers where doing- serving their country with the strong probability that they would be deployed over seas during war time, supporting them selves & their families financially and maybe earning a college education. Trotta’s remarks (and the message of rape culture), strike me as a tactic of terror and intimidation towards women and girls.  ‘What do you expect when you work along men? Be scared, be afraid of them. They will use violence to put you in your place.’ 

"The root cause of the problem with the rape pandemic is not girls and women….The root problem is with boys and men…it is a culture that is producing abusive men at pandemic rates."-Jackson Katz

(via jessicavalenti)

thefreedomblues:

Tropes vs. Women: The Straw Feminist

The Straw Feminist trope is a deliberately created, exaggerated caricature of a feminist that is used to undermine and ridicule feminist movements. 

"The Straw Feminist is set up to perpetuate and advance the myth that feminism is no longer needed, that we have arrived at gender equality and anyone who disagrees is quickly demeaned and portrayed as an extremist."

Feminist Frequency always delivers articulate and strong videos dissecting and analyzing pop culture.

(Source: feministfrequency.com, via )

UK Mag Suggests Guys Get Rapey, Because Odds Are in Their Favor(via @Jezebel)

"If the girl you’ve taken for a drink […] won’t ‘spread for your head’, think about this mathematical statistic: 85% of rape cases go unreported.

That seems to be fairly good odds.”