I’ve been neglecting this blog for a while, and I apologize. Tumblr glitched and for about two weeks I couldn’t post on this side blog. I’ve been reblogging and posting my political things on my main blog, and think I’ll stick to doing that. Thanks for following, but I don’t foresee much happening on this blog in the future.

dontneedfeminism:

ohmandolin:

I think it’s kind of telling that I’m more afraid of posting this picture and any relating anecdotes on Facebook than I am of posting about my sexuality.

1. This statistic comes from a fallacious study done by Mary Koss (a feminist), who admits that 73% of the women she identified as victims did not believe they had been raped or sexually assaulted in any way.
2. This is correct as far as I know.
3. It’s not a predatory drug if the person is choosing to drink without anyone else’s influence. It’s not being “drugged” if a person gets drunk of their own volition and then has sex with someone else.
4. “According to a 1996 Department of Justice Report, of the roughly 10,000 sexual assault cases analyzed with DNA evidence over the previous seven years, 2,000 excluded the primary suspect, and another 2,000 were inconclusive.”
“there are about 4,000 reports of rape each year in Manhattan. Of these, about half simply did not happen.” - Linda Farstein, head of the New York County District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit. 

dontneedfeminism:

ohmandolin:

I think it’s kind of telling that I’m more afraid of posting this picture and any relating anecdotes on Facebook than I am of posting about my sexuality.

1. This statistic comes from a fallacious study done by Mary Koss (a feminist), who admits that 73% of the women she identified as victims did not believe they had been raped or sexually assaulted in any way.

2. This is correct as far as I know.

3. It’s not a predatory drug if the person is choosing to drink without anyone else’s influence. It’s not being “drugged” if a person gets drunk of their own volition and then has sex with someone else.

4. “According to a 1996 Department of Justice Report, of the roughly 10,000 sexual assault cases analyzed with DNA evidence over the previous seven years, 2,000 excluded the primary suspect, and another 2,000 were inconclusive.”

“there are about 4,000 reports of rape each year in Manhattan. Of these, about half simply did not happen.” - Linda Farstein, head of the New York County District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit. 

(via thehippieconservatarian)

priceofliberty:

blackinasia:

Looking at these image from the original March on Washington in ‘63, as well as those just below from ‘83, what is simultaneously natural and striking is how the people have access to their national grounds. 

Looking at the photos from this weekend’s 2013 anniversary in contrast, the visual and physical shift in the civic and expressive relationship to democratic space is shocking to me. 

If the middle photo of this last grouping is a powerful representation of how much public assembly and public expression has been bounded, the last photo is even more concerning.  Yes, the citizens, their signs advocating for greater rights and expanded freedoms, are penned in. But I’m also thinking about the “I am a man” poster. As a key civil rights phrase originating from the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike and an enduring affirmation,  the word “still” in this context is to strengthen the original phrase and intent, highlighting the continuity of the ideal. In an ironic twist, however — and one that contradicts decades of struggle for advancement — the phrase can be seen to relate to the bounded condition. As in: I am still a man, although here on this Mall in 2013, I am this confined. 

Source: In the Reflecting Pool: The March on Washington and the Diminishing Space for Public Protest — BagNews

If this doesn’t terrify you, then you just don’t get it AT ALL.

Free speech zones.

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BEING A WOMAN IS NOT A DISADVANTAGE
Feminists need to stop playing the victim card and acting like I need their help because of my gender.

marvinaparanoidandroid:

scienceing:

mybluedecember:

princess-munchkin:

How the fuck does Bill Nye expect this to happen? What do you want to do, force women to enroll in science courses, regardless of whether or not they want to do it? Just for the sake of having “enough” women? Why the fuck do these fractions matter so much? It’s not like people are holding guns to our head and threatening to kill us if we become interested in science.
Maybe, just maybe, a lot of us DON’T FUCKING WANT to be scientists. Is that a crime?

Hi there, princess-munchkin. Female engineering student here. 
Bill Nye is not saying that you HAVE to be a scientist, and you are right that no one is holding a gun to my head because I am interested in science, but let me tell you some of the struggles of being a woman in the STEM fields. 
1) Because I am a woman, I am not expected these fields. I first fully realized this when I was in high school, on my robotics team. See, although my robotics team was about 50% female, most of the women were part of the “business administration” side of things: finance, marketting, PR, membership, etc. Was this a problem? Absolutely not. But I was there to be an engineer, and specifically, to be the robot programmer. This was met with a lot of hesitation at first from some of the other students (all of whom happened to be male. This is not necessarily a bad thing.) You see, all of the robot programmers before me were guys. Computer programming is just a thing that guys do, or so they thought. Even after I had proved myself to the mentors on the team, many of the students still underestimated my abilities. There were rumors going around that I wouldn’t have been able to program the robot at all if the lead software mentor wasn’t there to help me. This was just flat-out false, but it wasn’t until I won an award for the team that the other students actually saw my merit. 
2) There is not a lot of encouragement for women to go into these fields. I first noticed this when I was in elementary school. I was always interested in math, science, you name it, but many of my teachers and family members pushed that to the side for a long time. When I asked for legos for christmas, I would get ballet slippers. In fact, for a long time, I was training to be a professional dancer. I loved to dance. I loved math more, but no one seemed to notice that about me. It wasn’t until I had a long conversation with one particular teacher in high school that I decided to look into engineering. I had never even considered it as an option before, because no one decided to encourage me to pursue my interest in science. If it hadn’t been for that teacher, I would probably not be at the school I am at right now. 
3) For a long time, Engineering/Science/Math WAS a “boys only” club. Let me tell you when some of the top technical schools and societies started letting women in:
RPI, The oldest tech school in the country, founded in 1824. Started admitting women in 1942 to “replace men called to war.” Campus housing for women wasn’t constructed until 1966. 
Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society - Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1968.
Caltech - Currently rated #3 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1891. Started admitting women in 1970. 
Georgia Tech - Currently rated #5 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1952. 
Do you see the implications of this? Engineering has been a part of our society since around the late 1800s (in the case of RPI, since the 1820s), but women weren’t even allowed in for the most part until the 1950s, regardless of their merit. 
4) Because of the fact that it was a “boys only” club for such a long time, there are not a lot of women engineers and scientists to look up to. When you’re reading your physics, chemistry, and math text books, the majority of those theories were came up with by men. It is true that much of our history was written by White Men, but this does not mean that the fact that there are few women scientists to look up does not matter. 
So, as you can hopefully see, princess-munckin, or anyone else that shares the opinions of princess-munchkin, Bill Nye was not arguing that women that are not interested in STEM should go into those fields anyway. But he IS arguing against all of the systematic barriers set up against women who ARE interested in engineering and science. There are several women out there who are just as good as the boys at math and science, but will never pursue their interests because it just doesn’t seem like an option. That was me for a long time. I am super grateful for the fact that I fought against that, and that I ended up where I am. 
if you don’t like science, fine. Don’t be a scientist. But if one day you have a daughter and she shows interest in being a scientist, PLEASE encourage her. Because Bill Nye is right, there needs to be more women scientists in the world. 

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Hi there, mybluedecember, fellow female student of the sciences here. 
Just wondering if you’re being serious with this response of yours or not? Because to have the audacity to say women are at a disadvantage in the STEM fields is one of the more ridiculous things I’ve seen on tumblr, and I’ve seen some really really ignorant, stupid, and naive crap on this godforsaken website. 
Oh, ‘waa waaa, people didn’t encourage me in high school. Let me go cry about misogyny!’ Seriously? Aww, poor bby, were people mean to you on high school? News flash: people get bullied in high school! It’s not because you’re a girl, it’s because you’re a high school student! Just let go of this victim complex you have and you’ll be so much better off. There were rumors going around about how you couldn’t program a robot? Let me tell you, if that is the worst rumor you’ve had spread about you, you got off easy, and I am incredibly jealous. It doesn’t matter if you were in a beauty pageant, on the cheer squad, dance team, track team, swim team, spelling bee, or robotics team, high school students are not supportive of fellow high school students. Welcome to the real world, hon. No one gives a second thought to your being a /girl/ in robotics. Get over yourself and get over your gender. 
And seriously?? Did you really just say there isn’t a lot of encouragement for women to go into STEM??? Do you even LIVE on planet earth? Women get more encouragement then men now! You don’t see Bill Nye saying boys should go into science! No, he’s saying lets get fewer guys and more girls! Uh… really? Bill Nye was my childhood, and I adore him as much as the next person, but come on people, he is human. He is not infallible, nor the end-all be-all of science. 
Oh my god, I absolutely despised the amount of “encouragement” I got for being a woman entering STEM. I started out as an engineering major, and the amount of dollars I was offered in scholarships purely because of my gender was ridiculous! I don’t want these schools’ money because I have a vagina instead of a penis, I want these schools’ dollars because I am damn good at what I do. But unfortunately, my applications were boiled down to that little box checked “female” and that little box checked “engineering”. 
Let me tell you something else about that point you brought up saying STEM used to be a “‘boys only’ club”: WHO CARES?? Voting used to be a boys only club. Doesn’t mean your vote right now should count for two. Because you’re still a human being. Neither superior nor inferior to any other gender. These schools you pointed out? I was accepted to all but one of them, that one being a school that I didn’t apply for. But I’ll bet you every penny I have in the bank that I would have gotten in. Did I deserve to get into all of them? Probably not. I’m smart, yes. But do I have one of the tops minds of the country? Odds are against it. However, because I’m a woman, I get special treatment. These schools all allow women now, so why are you bringing it up? Women didn’t go to college back then. It was a different time. Women go to college now, so these schools are open for women. Besides, you’d be hard pressed to find men-only schools or scholarships, while women only schools and scholarships are a fine a dozen. Stop bringing up things that happened fifty years ago to try and get people to pity our gender. I don’t want pity, I want respect, and women can’t get that if you keep bringing up the past and whining about how it’s not fair to you now when it has literally NOTHING to do with you. 
Yes, a majority of the great minds of the sciences have been men in the past, but a majority of the great minds in sciences now are men as well. Now before you go crying to your followers “WAAAH WAHH THE EVIL PATRIARCHY,” take a moment to realize that men and women are different. Alright? In the structure of the human brain, the very wiring of our neurons, we are different. I’ll try to keep it simple and short, but the most significant difference aside from the chemistry of the genders is the thickness of the corpus callosum, the main function of which is connecting the cortices. Women typically have a thicker one, making them better at things like recognizing and understanding emotions, understanding other people, grasping languages, and other such intangible and abstract concepts. Men, with a thinner corpus callosum are typically better suited for things like mathematics and spatial reasoning. Does this mean that either gender is superior to the other? No. Just different. Does this mean that all men and only men are good at analytical things? Of freaking course not. It’s just a general concept. I personally am terrible at emotional things, and despised English Spanish and History courses, and absolutely reveled in the math and science ones. 
I absolutely loathe this third wave feminist movement, as well as whatever this post is also advocating, because it paints women as inferior and in need of help. I don’t want to be known because I am a female scientist. I want to be known because I am damn good at my job. And if I suck and fall on my ass, I don’t want people to help me up and go “it’s okay, you’re a woman, it’s society’s fault that you didn’t do well, try again.” No, you idiot, it’s because I wasn’t as good as others in my field. How the hell does helping me purely and solely because I’m a woman benefit anyone??

Response written by me and posted on my main blog

marvinaparanoidandroid:

scienceing:

mybluedecember:

princess-munchkin:

How the fuck does Bill Nye expect this to happen? What do you want to do, force women to enroll in science courses, regardless of whether or not they want to do it? Just for the sake of having “enough” women? Why the fuck do these fractions matter so much? It’s not like people are holding guns to our head and threatening to kill us if we become interested in science.

Maybe, just maybe, a lot of us DON’T FUCKING WANT to be scientists. Is that a crime?

Hi there, princess-munchkin. Female engineering student here. 

Bill Nye is not saying that you HAVE to be a scientist, and you are right that no one is holding a gun to my head because I am interested in science, but let me tell you some of the struggles of being a woman in the STEM fields. 

1) Because I am a woman, I am not expected these fields. I first fully realized this when I was in high school, on my robotics team. See, although my robotics team was about 50% female, most of the women were part of the “business administration” side of things: finance, marketting, PR, membership, etc. Was this a problem? Absolutely not. But I was there to be an engineer, and specifically, to be the robot programmer. This was met with a lot of hesitation at first from some of the other students (all of whom happened to be male. This is not necessarily a bad thing.) You see, all of the robot programmers before me were guys. Computer programming is just a thing that guys do, or so they thought. Even after I had proved myself to the mentors on the team, many of the students still underestimated my abilities. There were rumors going around that I wouldn’t have been able to program the robot at all if the lead software mentor wasn’t there to help me. This was just flat-out false, but it wasn’t until I won an award for the team that the other students actually saw my merit. 

2) There is not a lot of encouragement for women to go into these fields. I first noticed this when I was in elementary school. I was always interested in math, science, you name it, but many of my teachers and family members pushed that to the side for a long time. When I asked for legos for christmas, I would get ballet slippers. In fact, for a long time, I was training to be a professional dancer. I loved to dance. I loved math more, but no one seemed to notice that about me. It wasn’t until I had a long conversation with one particular teacher in high school that I decided to look into engineering. I had never even considered it as an option before, because no one decided to encourage me to pursue my interest in science. If it hadn’t been for that teacher, I would probably not be at the school I am at right now. 

3) For a long time, Engineering/Science/Math WAS a “boys only” club. Let me tell you when some of the top technical schools and societies started letting women in:

  • RPI, The oldest tech school in the country, founded in 1824. Started admitting women in 1942 to “replace men called to war.” Campus housing for women wasn’t constructed until 1966. 
  • Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society - Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1968.
  • Caltech - Currently rated #3 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1891. Started admitting women in 1970. 
  • Georgia Tech - Currently rated #5 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1952. 

Do you see the implications of this? Engineering has been a part of our society since around the late 1800s (in the case of RPI, since the 1820s), but women weren’t even allowed in for the most part until the 1950s, regardless of their merit. 

4) Because of the fact that it was a “boys only” club for such a long time, there are not a lot of women engineers and scientists to look up to. When you’re reading your physics, chemistry, and math text books, the majority of those theories were came up with by men. It is true that much of our history was written by White Men, but this does not mean that the fact that there are few women scientists to look up does not matter. 

So, as you can hopefully see, princess-munckin, or anyone else that shares the opinions of princess-munchkin, Bill Nye was not arguing that women that are not interested in STEM should go into those fields anyway. But he IS arguing against all of the systematic barriers set up against women who ARE interested in engineering and science. There are several women out there who are just as good as the boys at math and science, but will never pursue their interests because it just doesn’t seem like an option. That was me for a long time. I am super grateful for the fact that I fought against that, and that I ended up where I am. 

if you don’t like science, fine. Don’t be a scientist. But if one day you have a daughter and she shows interest in being a scientist, PLEASE encourage her. Because Bill Nye is right, there needs to be more women scientists in the world. 

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Hi there, mybluedecember, fellow female student of the sciences here. 
Just wondering if you’re being serious with this response of yours or not? Because to have the audacity to say women are at a disadvantage in the STEM fields is one of the more ridiculous things I’ve seen on tumblr, and I’ve seen some really really ignorant, stupid, and naive crap on this godforsaken website. 
Oh, ‘waa waaa, people didn’t encourage me in high school. Let me go cry about misogyny!’ Seriously? Aww, poor bby, were people mean to you on high school? News flash: people get bullied in high school! It’s not because you’re a girl, it’s because you’re a high school student! Just let go of this victim complex you have and you’ll be so much better off. There were rumors going around about how you couldn’t program a robot? Let me tell you, if that is the worst rumor you’ve had spread about you, you got off easy, and I am incredibly jealous. It doesn’t matter if you were in a beauty pageant, on the cheer squad, dance team, track team, swim team, spelling bee, or robotics team, high school students are not supportive of fellow high school students. Welcome to the real world, hon. No one gives a second thought to your being a /girl/ in robotics. Get over yourself and get over your gender. 
And seriously?? Did you really just say there isn’t a lot of encouragement for women to go into STEM??? Do you even LIVE on planet earth? Women get more encouragement then men now! You don’t see Bill Nye saying boys should go into science! No, he’s saying lets get fewer guys and more girls! Uh… really? Bill Nye was my childhood, and I adore him as much as the next person, but come on people, he is human. He is not infallible, nor the end-all be-all of science. 
Oh my god, I absolutely despised the amount of “encouragement” I got for being a woman entering STEM. I started out as an engineering major, and the amount of dollars I was offered in scholarships purely because of my gender was ridiculous! I don’t want these schools’ money because I have a vagina instead of a penis, I want these schools’ dollars because I am damn good at what I do. But unfortunately, my applications were boiled down to that little box checked “female” and that little box checked “engineering”. 
Let me tell you something else about that point you brought up saying STEM used to be a “‘boys only’ club”: WHO CARES?? Voting used to be a boys only club. Doesn’t mean your vote right now should count for two. Because you’re still a human being. Neither superior nor inferior to any other gender. These schools you pointed out? I was accepted to all but one of them, that one being a school that I didn’t apply for. But I’ll bet you every penny I have in the bank that I would have gotten in. Did I deserve to get into all of them? Probably not. I’m smart, yes. But do I have one of the tops minds of the country? Odds are against it. However, because I’m a woman, I get special treatment. These schools all allow women now, so why are you bringing it up? Women didn’t go to college back then. It was a different time. Women go to college now, so these schools are open for women. Besides, you’d be hard pressed to find men-only schools or scholarships, while women only schools and scholarships are a fine a dozen. Stop bringing up things that happened fifty years ago to try and get people to pity our gender. I don’t want pity, I want respect, and women can’t get that if you keep bringing up the past and whining about how it’s not fair to you now when it has literally NOTHING to do with you. 
Yes, a majority of the great minds of the sciences have been men in the past, but a majority of the great minds in sciences now are men as well. Now before you go crying to your followers “WAAAH WAHH THE EVIL PATRIARCHY,” take a moment to realize that men and women are different. Alright? In the structure of the human brain, the very wiring of our neurons, we are different. I’ll try to keep it simple and short, but the most significant difference aside from the chemistry of the genders is the thickness of the corpus callosum, the main function of which is connecting the cortices. Women typically have a thicker one, making them better at things like recognizing and understanding emotions, understanding other people, grasping languages, and other such intangible and abstract concepts. Men, with a thinner corpus callosum are typically better suited for things like mathematics and spatial reasoning. Does this mean that either gender is superior to the other? No. Just different. Does this mean that all men and only men are good at analytical things? Of freaking course not. It’s just a general concept. I personally am terrible at emotional things, and despised English Spanish and History courses, and absolutely reveled in the math and science ones. 
I absolutely loathe this third wave feminist movement, as well as whatever this post is also advocating, because it paints women as inferior and in need of help. I don’t want to be known because I am a female scientist. I want to be known because I am damn good at my job. And if I suck and fall on my ass, I don’t want people to help me up and go “it’s okay, you’re a woman, it’s society’s fault that you didn’t do well, try again.” No, you idiot, it’s because I wasn’t as good as others in my field. How the hell does helping me purely and solely because I’m a woman benefit anyone??

Response written by me and posted on my main blog

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asker

Anonymous asked: you do realize that's not how insurance works right?

Then it’s a good thing the post wasn’t talking about insurance, huh?

"Internalized Misogyny"

lady-of-anti-feminism:

Is a term used by feminists to shame intelligent women who dare not identified with the bullshit ideology know as “Feminism”. 

Example of “Internalized Misogyny” in a sentence.

"Wow. How dare you think for yourself!. You are have internalized misogyny. Feminism thinks for you."

"Using facts to debunk feminism and you are female! INTERNALIZED MISOGYNY!"

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anactualrealfetus

prolifeforthosewithoutachoice:

2spooki4u:

anti-sexism-raptor:

prolifeforthosewithoutachoice:

Don’t send them anything, don’t even speak to them. Everyone who is sending “love” or saying that they enjoy their blog are monsters. And in 20 years when our children are told about abortion in history books, they’ll look at them just as they will look at slave-owners—as monsters.

They’re the monsters saying this;

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isn’t a baby. (source)

ROOOOOOOAAAAAARRRRRRRRRR

or how about not using a heartbroken family’s tragedy to pedal your malicious lies you absolute shitheap

That’s funny, when faced with the reality of your choice, and see with your own eyes the tragedy that is abortion, you try to play martyr for the pain of the parents. Disgusting.

The MOTHER published those pictures for this very purpose. She wanted to show the world what a “fetus” looks like at 19 weeks (which is 5 weeks before the legal cut-off date for abortions; remember wendy davis was fighting to have an abortion after 20+ weeks). She did this so that she could EDUCATE people like YOU of the realities of aborting a baby after so many weeks.

You say a baby does not become a “person” and is merely a “clump of cells” until it’s either birthed or until it develops brain-wave activity… Well,

Do you not see this 19 week baby?

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Doesn’t look like a clump of cells now does it?

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whatiscapitalism:

alwaysblind:

life hack: be a straight cis white man

life hack: don’t be a whiny brat, work harder than the competition, learn marketable skills, and enjoy a life 99% better than everyone else in history.

This hack works for all demographics.