// from norafox
fun fact: iraq, pakistan, afghanistan and saudi arabia have a higher percentage of women in the government than the us & the uk
another fun fact: white people tend to get very angry when you point this out to them
ah white feminists, can y’all take note?
// from davidlynching
the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
// from flozac
// from brute-reason
This is just a bunch of ignorant ass white people on twitter who don’t know shit about shit. It’s things like this that make me want to get off of this planet.
“come on ken don’t you think you’re being a little assertive”
when POC complain about actual problems that need to be dealt with we get generalized and treated like irrational fucks.
when these people do it? “it’s not an engraved problem it’s just a few bad apples, not all of us are like that therefore stop talking about it”
Reasons why I am aggressively anti-racist and refuse to “get over it”.
// from turned-to-wicked-little-things
[TW: domestic violence]
The other question everybody asks is, why doesn’t she just leave? Why didn’t I walk out? I could have left any time. To me, this is the saddest and most painful question that people ask, because we victims know something you usually don’t: It’s incredibly dangerous to leave an abuser. Because the final step in the domestic violence pattern is kill her. Over 70 percent of domestic violence murders happen after the victim has ended the relationship, after she’s gotten out, because then the abuser has nothing left to lose. Other outcomes include long-term stalking, even after the abuser remarries; denial of financial resources; and manipulation of the family court system to terrify the victim and her children, who are regularly forced by family court judges to spend unsupervised time with the man who beat their mother. And still we ask, why doesn’t she just leave?
“Why domestic violence victims don’t leave” - Leslie Morgan Steiner (via childofweakness)
The question itself is part of a system of oppression. It’s not a real inquiry, it’s a reminder that abuse is a problem that the abused person should solve.
If it were a sincere inquiry, we’d hear, just as often, “If he was unhappy, why didn’t he leave instead of beating her?” But we don’t hear that.
// from childofweakness