Bits and Pieces, Shoved Together

Seven black cats and counting

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It always fascinates me when I meet a woman who says she is not a feminist.

(1) On average women are paid 19% less than men
(2) In the US a man who raped a woman who was HIV positive, contracted the disease himself & went on to try and sue her
(3) 77% of anti-abortion leaders are men.. 100% of them will never be pregnant
(4) In certain cultures, babies and children have their genitals mutilated in order to become more desirable to their future husband
(5) We live in a society that teaches women how to protect themselves against rape rather than teaching people that rape is not acceptable
(6) The focus in court cases of violence/sex crime against women is always ‘what could she have done to prevent it?’
(7) Songs that glorify rape and sexual violence against women still top the charts again and again
(8) In China, female fetuses are aborted because they are seen to be useless to their family
(9) Over summer, many secondary schools told their female students they could not wear certain items of clothing because it distracted the male students
(10) Across the world girls as young as 6 are forced to marry men sometimes 10 times their age or face death at the hands of their family
(11) The media constantly commentate on women’s appearance, not achievements
(12) 85% of victims of sex trafficking are women
(13) Virginity was a concept created by men, who decided their penis’ were so important they changed the fundamental structure of a woman

Is all of that okay with you?
It shouldn’t be.

Forget what i’m going to teach my daughter. What are you going to teach your son? (via be-fearless-brave-and-kind)

(via thinkingwithoutathought)

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fruitleaf:

(note to self)

  • wear soft clothes
  • swim in the rain
  • embroider, draw, and knit to keep your hands busy
  • go outside
  • look at the moon
  • be nice to yourself
  • have a light heart
  • everything will be ok

(via bevsi)

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caelas:

girls are so hot???? like i see a hot girl every 2 seconds.  and a hot guy about every 2 weeks.  and even then i’m wary because he might end up yelling something rude at me or making a rape joke or something

(via vegantine)