After losing all three of their matches in South Africa, players from the North Korean team took to the stage at the People’s Palace of Culture in Pyongyang not to be cheered for but rather to be berated by 400 students - for six hours.
While the players where subjected to shame, there are…
The woman sued Girls Gone Wild for $5 million in damages. After deliberating for just 90 minutes on Thursday, the St. Louis jury came back with a verdict in favor of the smut peddlers. Patrick O’Brien, the jury foreman, explained later to reporters that they figured if she was willing to dance in front of the photographer, she was probably cool with having her breasts on film. They said she gave implicit consent by being at the bar, and by participating in the filming - though she never signed a consent form, and she can be heard on camera saying “no, no” when asked to show her breasts.
“I am stunned that this company can get away with this,” said Jane Doe after the ruling. “Justice has not been served. I just don’t understand. I gave no consent.” When she heard what O’Brien had said, she tearfully added, “I was having fun until my top was pulled off. And now this thing is out there for the world to see forever.”
So let this be a lesson to us all. “Consent” is a flexible thing - at least in the eyes of the St. Louis courts. No means yes, and assault means it’s okay to roll the cameras. If there were ever a time to get righteously angry, it’s now.
What kind of fuckery is this?!
Wow, this definitely supports all the horrible “she was in a bar, she was ASKING FOR IT” stereotypes.
“As long as society resists female power, fashion will call healthy women physically flawed. As long as society accepts the physical, sexual and economic abuse of women, popular culture will prefer women who resemble little girls. Sitting in the hospital the summer after my college graduation, I grasped the absurdity of a nation of adult women dying to grow small.”—Abra Fortune-Chernik, “The Body Politic” (via radicalselfacceptance) (via rojaporcelana) (via lipstick-feminists) (via tulletulle)
“I’m not a concept. Too many guys think I’m a concept or I complete them or I’m going to make them alive, but I’m just a fucked up girl who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don’t assign me yours.”—Clementine Kruczynski, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
[T]o declare “I’m proud to be white” is to say “I enjoy the privileges of being white over the disadvantages of being any other race.” Saying “I’m proud to be black” is to say “I love my race despite society’s negative perception.” Now, there is nothing wrong with actually being proud of being white, but to declare that to others is pretty much like slapping others in the face. Yeah, we know it must be awesome to see people that look like you on tv all the time, and to see people who are considered beautiful that look like you all the time, and to be able to walk into an interview in your natural state without having to worry about “being too ethnic,” and to be able to take a class without your teacher automatically worrying about whether or not you will be able to handle the curriculum, also to be expected to go to college with a college fund already saved instead of scraping up pennies and working to be the first in your family to go to college…..etc etc etc…..but YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUB IT IN. That’s like me running up to a gay couple and saying “OMG! I LOVE BEING STRAIGHT! MY FAMILY ACCEPTS MY LIFESTYLE AND I CAN GET MARRIED!! YESHHHHH!!
Me, a “minority” sitting here explaining to white people how they are privileged is an example of white privilege. White people have the privilege of not recognizing other people’s struggles while “non-whites” constantly are reminded of how privileged white people are.
1. One in three women die or are seriously injured as a result of gender-based violence. Violence against women results in more deaths among women ages 15 to 44 than the total number of women who die because of war, malaria and cancer.
4. Approximately 96 million young women in developing countries still cannot read or write. Globally, girls account for 55 percent of children not in school.
5. Nearly 75 percent of those displaced by violent conflict are women. Displacement leaves women without access to health care, proper nutrition or education. Displaced women face a higher threat of gender-based terrorism and violence.
6. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda resulted in hundreds of thousands of violent sexual assaults, resulting in an estimated 250,000 women falling victim to HIV/AIDS. While many women awaiting treatment died, their perpetrators receive antiretroviral therapies in prison.
7. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that actually denies women the right to vote by law. In other parts of the world, where women are legally allowed to vote, many women still struggle to exercise their rights. For example, in Afghanistan, some women were denied the right to vote in 2009 because the country lacked the necessary amount of female staff members to provide enough polls for women.
9. In 1974, Isabel Peron became the world’s first woman president, when she was elected President of Argentina. Around the world, 68 women have served as head of state in their country (not including monarchies). Currently, 38 women serve as head of government around the world. In 1997, Ireland became the first country to succeed power from one female president to another.
10. African nations have more women in parliament than most western nations. Rwanda ranks number one in world rankings for the highest representation of women at 49 percent.
On the front it says "YUP, I’m a racist" followed by the following on the back:
I support the U.S. Constitution. I support free speech. I support the right to bear arms. I support the Bill of Rights. I support capitalism. I support no government bailouts. I support closing the border. I support the military. I support the tea party. I support Jesus Christ as my Savior.
Aside from the initial shock of someone sarcastically labeling themselves a racist because they don’t seem to see the connection between their xenophobia toward migrant workers and ridiculous efforts to prove President Obama is “foreign” as something that fuels racism, it’s even more shocking to see how hypocritical these statements are when you actually relate them to the Bible.
I support Jesus Christ as my Savior.
Okay, here we go!
I support the right to bear arms.
Jesus never did.
I support capitalism.
'It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of heaven.'
And from what I remember, Jesus’ disciples lived communally, and shared everything. See Acts 4:32-37 for further explanation.
I support closing the border.
Jesus was a refugee once. Would you have closed your borders to Him?
I support the military.
Unconditionally? Do you think Jesus supports war crimes?
I support the tea party.
Who are scared of anyone a shade darker than a brown paper bag, and likely would have suspected Jesus of being a terrorist based on his looks.
So maybe they’ll rethink their whole platform after this.
-Comprised from content from ontd_feminism on LiveJournal.