Freedom In Wickedness

It is a consistent theme in past cultures that elite courtesans were often the only truly free women. They were women of intellect, education, and power in worlds which denied that a woman could be anything.

It's time to reclaim that heritage.
maoistrebelnews:

This about sums it up on #GamerGate

maoistrebelnews:

This about sums it up on #GamerGate

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postracialcomments:

Instigators hired by the PD
Ferguson/St Louis

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ohscience:

thescienceofreality:

#YesAllWomen tweets reveal persistent sexism in science By Fiona MacDonald via ScienceAlert. | Image Credit: First three images via ScienceAlert via Twitter, fourth image via Twitter.

Reading through the tweets on the #yesallwomen hashtag is heartbreaking, illuminating and frustrating all at the same time. 

And if you’re a woman, you’ll be nodding along to nine out of 10 of them.

The hashtag started after it was revealed that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, lead suspect in the Isla Vista shooting, had shared extremely disturbing and misogynistic views in a video posted shortly before the attack.

Instead of flooding the internet with Rodger-specific fury, Twitter took the discussion to the next level and remind the world that sexism is still very much present across society, and #YesAllWomen experience it.

Among those tweets were many honest and confronting admissions of sexism from female scientists, students and communicators.

This isn’t the first time the issue of misogyny in science has been brought up, but it’s always sad and shocking to see certain opinions persist when females have come such a long way in the field.

As ScienceAlert is staffed almost entirely by women, we though we’d add a few of our own:

Because only 44 out of 835 Nobel Prize laureates are women.

Because senior scientists would still rather hire males, and pay them more.

Because people are still shocked when we tell them ScienceAlert is run by women.

Because that last tweet I screenshotted, via Hannah Hart, really hits home for myself and so many women I’ve talked to over the last few days [much less ever] when it comes to pointing out sexism in general, especially within the STEM world. 

a break from our regular programming for some real important stuff

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gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

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the-treble:

freedominwickedness:

coelasquid:

slime-minister:

Replaced the repost source with the original source because it has WAY more pictures and info about this cool place.

Reminds me of home.

https://blog.mark17.net/finding-the-strange-pipes-in-the-woods-bunker/#.VEXDd1XF9xQ

It’s been sealed. Which is dissapointing, but there’s pretty serious safety concerns with exploring old bunker complexes; they’re not as dangerous as old mines, but yeah.

This is how people die in horror movies.

It’s how people die a lot in real life, too. With the ventilation systems long since broken down, old military bunkers are often full of pockets of deadly air, on top of being prone to collapse or flooding.

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coelasquid:

slime-minister:

Replaced the repost source with the original source because it has WAY more pictures and info about this cool place.

Reminds me of home.

https://blog.mark17.net/finding-the-strange-pipes-in-the-woods-bunker/#.VEXDd1XF9xQ

It’s been sealed. Which is dissapointing, but there’s pretty serious safety concerns with exploring old bunker complexes; they’re not as dangerous as old mines, but yeah.

(Source: thesassycat, via stellarstrewnstars)

College Helped Accused Rapist By Erasing Expulsion From His Record

misandry-mermaid:

THIS NEEDS TO SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE.

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poppinheatsinks:

requested by durinling

Commander Sheperd is the absolute worst driver in the entire MULTIVERSE. And also the cutest space lesbian of all.

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http://cuestick-genius.tumblr.com/post/99702809559/paigebeaddeldroth-transgender-women-who

taco-baron:

freedominwickedness:

taco-baron:

freedominwickedness:

bloodcountessabendroth:

paigebeaddeldroth:

Transgender women who transition at an early age are beautiful!

Transgender woman who don’t transition until they’re in their 60’s are beautiful!

Transgender woman with broad shoulders, big hands and square jaws are beautiful!

Pre-transition transgender women who are…

Why the fuck do you have to hijack my post?  Why the fuck can’t trans-woman have anything nice to themselves?  Please fuck off and let us have this once nice little thing.  If you want to make a post about trans men then just fucking make it and leave this alone.  

It’s like trans woman can’t have anything for ourselves.  This post is NOT ABOUT TRANS MEN.  It’s about trans woman for a very specific fucking reason.  

The narcissism and transmisogyny of Tumblr trans guys really knows no limits. Seriously, trans girls literally can’t even make a purely personal statement of self-affirmation with trans men butting in and screaming that we’re not including them. FUCK OFF, GUYS.

Person wants self affirmation
Gets told to fuck off
What a wonderful and loving community

What actually happened, as opposed to your gaslighting spin on it, was: Trans girl posts self-affirmation. Trans man sees this, becomes irrationally enraged at not being “included” in someone else’s self-affirmation, and takes it upon himself to berate trans girl for not affirming trans men. Trans man is told to fuck off because it’s not our job to affirm him.

Becomes enraged
Yes
Adding on an amended version that is affirming for trans men is definitely signs of rage. Absolutely

You clearly have a problem with fact-based reality. The poster in question didn’t just add trans men, he went out of his way to berate trans women for not being “inclusive” of trans men and to demand that even personal statements by trans women be rewritten to refer to trans people as a whole.

He also went on to claim, in a follow-on post, that trans women having any space to ourselves constitutes “transmisandry”.

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http://cuestick-genius.tumblr.com/post/99702809559/paigebeaddeldroth-transgender-women-who

taco-baron:

freedominwickedness:

bloodcountessabendroth:

paigebeaddeldroth:

Transgender women who transition at an early age are beautiful!

Transgender woman who don’t transition until they’re in their 60’s are beautiful!

Transgender woman with broad shoulders, big hands and square jaws are beautiful!

Pre-transition transgender women who are…

Why the fuck do you have to hijack my post?  Why the fuck can’t trans-woman have anything nice to themselves?  Please fuck off and let us have this once nice little thing.  If you want to make a post about trans men then just fucking make it and leave this alone.  

It’s like trans woman can’t have anything for ourselves.  This post is NOT ABOUT TRANS MEN.  It’s about trans woman for a very specific fucking reason.  

The narcissism and transmisogyny of Tumblr trans guys really knows no limits. Seriously, trans girls literally can’t even make a purely personal statement of self-affirmation with trans men butting in and screaming that we’re not including them. FUCK OFF, GUYS.

Person wants self affirmation
Gets told to fuck off
What a wonderful and loving community

What actually happened, as opposed to your gaslighting spin on it, was: Trans girl posts self-affirmation. Trans man sees this, becomes irrationally enraged at not being “included” in someone else’s self-affirmation, and takes it upon himself to berate trans girl for not affirming trans men. Trans man is told to fuck off because it’s not our job to affirm him.

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caffeinatedfeminist:

afunnyfeminist:

rights-for-all-big-and-small:

Whether you want to believe it or not you are ending your child’s life. There are always other options.

How about whatever method of birth control you and your doctor deem best for your health, lifestyle, and needs is your choice and it’s nobody else’s business? That’s what being pro-choice means.

Also, like in what magical world can a young person just undergo a major surgery with no financial concerns?
Insurance companies will not cover hysterectomies half the time even when they ARE necessary for the health of the person. My mom had to fight tooth and nail to get hers covered when she was having some serious issues with her uterus. Young people cannot afford to undergo operations to remove organs simply because they MIGHT get pregnant but aren’t ready to be.


    A hysterectomy costs an average of nearly twelve thousand dollars, is rarely if ever covered by health insurance when done as an elective procedure, requires parental permission, is a highly invasive medical procedure, and is something that doctors very aggressively try to talk young women out of or will even flatly refuse to perform because “You’ll want kids someday.”


    More importantly, no one dies during an abortion. You have to be a person to be “someone”, and a fetus is not a person by any meaningful definition of the term.

caffeinatedfeminist:

afunnyfeminist:

rights-for-all-big-and-small:

Whether you want to believe it or not you are ending your child’s life. There are always other options.

How about whatever method of birth control you and your doctor deem best for your health, lifestyle, and needs is your choice and it’s nobody else’s business? That’s what being pro-choice means.

Also, like in what magical world can a young person just undergo a major surgery with no financial concerns?

Insurance companies will not cover hysterectomies half the time even when they ARE necessary for the health of the person. My mom had to fight tooth and nail to get hers covered when she was having some serious issues with her uterus. Young people cannot afford to undergo operations to remove organs simply because they MIGHT get pregnant but aren’t ready to be.

A hysterectomy costs an average of nearly twelve thousand dollars, is rarely if ever covered by health insurance when done as an elective procedure, requires parental permission, is a highly invasive medical procedure, and is something that doctors very aggressively try to talk young women out of or will even flatly refuse to perform because “You’ll want kids someday.”

More importantly, no one dies during an abortion. You have to be a person to be “someone”, and a fetus is not a person by any meaningful definition of the term.

http://cuestick-genius.tumblr.com/post/99702809559/paigebeaddeldroth-transgender-women-who

bloodcountessabendroth:

paigebeaddeldroth:

Transgender women who transition at an early age are beautiful!

Transgender woman who don’t transition until they’re in their 60’s are beautiful!

Transgender woman with broad shoulders, big hands and square jaws are beautiful!

Pre-transition transgender women who are…

Why the fuck do you have to hijack my post?  Why the fuck can’t trans-woman have anything nice to themselves?  Please fuck off and let us have this once nice little thing.  If you want to make a post about trans men then just fucking make it and leave this alone.  

It’s like trans woman can’t have anything for ourselves.  This post is NOT ABOUT TRANS MEN.  It’s about trans woman for a very specific fucking reason.  

The narcissism and transmisogyny of Tumblr trans guys really knows no limits. Seriously, trans girls literally can’t even make a purely personal statement of self-affirmation with trans men butting in and screaming that we’re not including them. FUCK OFF, GUYS.

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lastrealindians:

Let the momentum spread #abolishcolumbusday #IndigenousPeoplesDay Minneapolis Seattle who’s next!?

lastrealindians:

Let the momentum spread #abolishcolumbusday #IndigenousPeoplesDay Minneapolis Seattle who’s next!?

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be-blackstar:

communerd:

Can’t stop, won’t stop (9.22): Updates from tonight’s town hall are slow coming due to the virtual media black out, but it seems like the name of tonight’s game was “Pass the Buck.” Hard to heal when no one’s willing to take responsibility for their wrongs. #staywoke #farfromover 

okay but how can they even begin to deny having military gear when there are literally hundreds of pictures of cannisters and riot gear???

I MEAN…

is this some semantic-based loophole?! 

"Our police department doesn’t use or possess tear gas, rubber bullets, stingers, or any of the items used during protest." 

So are they admitting those items were used during the protests? Or are they saying “we don’t use them during protests [but we didn’t consider those times protests]” 

Like what in the holy fuck is happening? 

It’s not uncommon for a smaller police department like Ferguson to not have any “riot control” equipment of their own; when they need it, they call on aid agreements with larger departments in the area. In this case, they can truthfully claim they don’t “use or possess” such items, while not mentioning that they can call in neighboring cops with all of those items.

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thisguyknowswhatimtalkingabout:

Remember when I blindly hated Russel Brand? I fucked up.

(Source: idontcareimjustinspired, via readera)