stop saying “our daughters, sisters, and wives” when addressing women, you’re still perpetuating the myth that we belong to men, it’s annoying and dismissive.
Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.
Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.
[Images of several women, plus what they had to say. “knowyourIX.org” is on every poster.
I started a survivor support group because in order to create change on campus, we have to take care of each other.
- Sarah, Emerson College
I protested because my school refused to invesitgate reports of harassment, which it’s required to do by law.
- Jasmine, Arizona State University
I published an open letter to my university because it ignores reports of sexual and gendered violence, and that is against federal law.
- Carolynn, UConn
I filed a Title IX complaint because my school didn’t provide the academic accommodations I needed after my abuse.
- Wagatwe, Tufts
I protested and filed a federal clery act complaint because it is illegal for my college to consistently cover up rape, harasssment and hate crimes.
- Nastassja, Dartmouth]
You have laws which protect you. did you know that? Spread this so every woman on Tumblr knows. No more silence, no more shame.
For more info: http://knowyourix.org
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I am weeping.
cultural appropriation 101
Seriously guys, wearing a war bonnet without having to suffer blood, sweat and tears for it is so disrespectful to all the servicemen who have sacrificed their lives for this country.
Finally someone stands up for my people and puts it into words that i couldn’t. Thank you!!!
I love the smell of cultural sensitivity education in the morning.
burn these statistics into your mind. never forget who it is experiencing the brunt of the prison system’s violence
This is REALLY important. Also, look at this chart carefully. All of these people are marginalized yet notice the role of race here though. So when people seek to remove RACE from conceptions of intersectionality, of course purposely ignoring its epistemological origins, ask them WHY.
Yeah, these stats blew my mind yesterday morning. It’s a part of the prison industrial complex about which we never speak.
What’s more, Cece was asked to talk about being placed in a male prison and why she chose not to fight it. I thought her rearticulation of prisons being horrible places period and that she would not be guaranteed safety anywhere was powerful and a good place to build bridges between different movements. It was just a really enlightening segment, the kind which you would never see on other shows.
"The Lottery". Watch it on YouTube [x]
by Mia McKenzie I’ve often said that it’s not enough to acknowledge your privilege. And, in fact, that acknowledging it is often little more than a chance to pat yourself on the back for being so “aware.” What I find is that most of the time when people acknowledge their privilege, they feel really special about it, really important, really glad that something so significant just happened, and then they just go ahead and do whatever they wanted to do anyway, privilege firmly in place. The truth is that acknowledging your privilege means a whole lot of nothing much if…
If you know you got privilege, great! Here are some steps to counteract that privilege.
“All of the experiences in this comic are either directly from my own life or related to me by people I know and care for.
I don’t know, I’m all mad today. In the elevator in my building a woman decided she had an opinion about something I was wearing around my neck and grabbed it so she could tell me what she thought, and got mad when I told her to fuck off. I’m on the subway and a stranger wants to touch my hair. Every time I fuck someone or love someone, 0r change my body or decide whether or not to wear make-up or talk about the people I love, I prepare for the cascade of opinions or tirades or thinly-veiled self-congratulatory tolerance and it’s easier now to just not share, to hold those precious things private.
I’m tired of my body and my life being public property, of my identity and choices being used by others for leverage, at that entitled hurt or anger in their eyes when I don’t want to play along. I’m tired of seeing the people around me get manoeuvred or manhandled or held up like fucking pariahs when they just want to be left in peace. I’m bored of being someone else’s politics. I don’t want to talk – I’m just reading my book while I’m on my way home”
From the comic Robot Hugs
Photos from Ithaca College’s African Student Association “Fight the Stereotype” campaign. So important.So great. This is personal to me.
What an excellent, succinct representation of that.
What an excellent, succinct representation of that.
Consent Campaign at UT Austin
I AM SO GLAD YOU GUYS ARE RECOGNIZING THIS. THIS IS MY SCHOOL AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR SO LONG WITH CMHC AND ME AND MY GROUP HAVE BEEN SO HAPPY WITH THE OUTCOME BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TALK ABOUT THIS WITH STUDENTS FOR SO LONG AND IT IS FINALLY GETTING SAID THAT THE VICTIM IS NOT TO BLAME AND THAT CONSENT IS MANDATORY.
Yeah hook ‘em up
That is awesome fourismywhore! Thank you for doing work on campus to get students discussing consent and victim-blaming. Woo!