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As a society, we’re not serious about ending violence against women. We pay great lip service to the idea, but we aren’t willing to interrogate the ways in which we have accepted gendered violence in our everyday lives.

We teach boys this general message about how they’re supposed to “respect women” while writing off all behavior that is blatantly disrespectful (and dangerous) toward women as “boys being boys.” It starts young, when every hair pull, pinch, slap, push, and shove boys exact on girls is written off because “boys will be boys” and that’s how they flirt. No, that’s how they hit girls. Any message to the contrary only further perpetuates the idea that all of this is OK.

Then they get older and any time they get into a physical altercation with a girl, we spend more time asking about how they were “provoked” than what they should have done instead of putting their hands on a girl.

Then they become adults and the police and lawyers and judges downplay the seriousness of their offenses. And they get to say “that’s not the person I am” or “I take full responsibility” and voila, they’re completely absolved.

Where the fuck is the respect?

Why teaching “respect” won’t end violence against women

It should be pretty obvious why this fails, right? If the reason you shouldn’t hurt people is because you should “respect” them, then the moment someone loses your respect, they become vulnerable to violence from you. Some losses of respect are legitimate (i.e. the person did something very bad and now you don’t respect them), some are not (i.e. the person violated gender norms and now you don’t respect them), but regardless of what they did, they don’t deserve violence.

And some people are never considered “respectable” at all, because we don’t consciously include them when we say things like “respect women.”

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Read that commentary, yo.

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5 things to do before you get out of bed;
1. express gratitude
2. set your intentions for the day
3. take five long deep breaths in & out
4. smile for no reason just flex the muscle
5. forgive yourself for yesterdays mistakes
awesome.  (via itsgreeeen)
labocat:

labocat:

Uh, so I switched over to SMC, but the south park subtitles stayed….

In case anyone was wondering, it did, in fact, continue.

labocat:

labocat:

Uh, so I switched over to SMC, but the south park subtitles stayed….

In case anyone was wondering, it did, in fact, continue.

Wanted: Employee for Entry Level Position

dignifiedrice:

The successful candidate will have a minimum of five years experience in a similar role, own their own transport, be related to someone I know and like, be proficient in Excel and kangaroo wrangling, have gold-plated nipples, and be willing to work full hours at minimum wage.

whitegirlsaintshit:

afro-dominicano:

socialjusticekoolaid:

Whites riot over pumpkins in NH and Twitter turns it into epic lesson about Ferguson, aka The Best of #PumpkinFest, PT 1. #staywoke

in this week’s episode of shit black folks would get murdered or jailed with no trial for

OVER SOME FUCKIN PUMPKINS

lord-ponty:

i wish my hair floofed with my emotions like real anime girls

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lolitahime:

Apprentice Sorcerer Series

Princess Neptune - Come Little Children
5,295 plays

aeon-fux:

parasiteprogram:

TOMORROW IS OCTOBER HELL YEAH I’M REBLOGGIN THIS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD IT HERE OKAY BYE 

that download link still works but Soundcloud only allows 100 downloads per song so if you want it get it quick!! (lmao if it runs out just hit me up, I’ll send it to ya fo’ free)

euthanizeallwhitepeople:

fuckyeahchinesefashion:

This is a “Family Portrait” of China’s 56 ethnic groups. Chen Haiwen, a photographer, recently lead a team of 14 photographers to create a book entitled, “Harmonious China: A Sketch of China’s 56 Ethnicities.” The team spent one year travelling all over China to complete the project. They ended up taking over 5.7 million photographs.

Fuck white people and their “All Chinese / Asian people look alike” bullshit.