We dare you to say we don’t live in a rape culture.

Amazingly, not The Onion:

“[W]e now have young men telling Bloomberg News that they basically view their female peers as rape bombs just waiting to explode and ruin their lives.”


*flips table*

I wish I could say I can’t believe men would say such dumb shit.

Literally, go fuck yourselves. Bye.

this isn’t a fucking satirical article and I’m freaking out???


gayplantsprincess asked:

I dont understand why you think trans men should be able to ID as feminists. issues like reproductive rights are not solely about women and saying that because some trans men have fertile vaginas they can be feminists makes it sound like you think(c)

misandry-mermaid answered:

(c)people with vaginas are automatically kind of women. that’s transphobic, and I was wondering why you think that.

Not at all.  I am personally comfortable with trans men identifying as feminist because feminism fights for the rights of anyone capable of pregnancy and who need access to reproductive choices that don’t currently exist or are being rolled back by lawmakers.  And those laws do not exclusively effect cis women.  You are twisting MY beliefs so they seem transphobic against trans men when they are based in inclusivity of all trans people.  The only people I don’t like to see calling themselves ‘feminist’ without a serious and proven background of feminist advocacy is cis men, not because I think they’re the only “true men”, but because they’re the only group that doesn’t experience gender-based oppression, since they have both cis and male privilege.  And I’m not actively policing the title of feminist.  I just have dealt with enough shitty, sexist cis men who call themselves feminist, and then hide behind that title when they pull problematic shit, that I’m automatically skeptical of cis men who INSIST on being called feminist and included in the movement that is not based around their rights or needs.  I don’t want to push labels on anyone who isn’t okay with them, and if a trans man would rather call himself a feminist ally than a feminist, that’s fantastic.



Mother Jones’s Mark Follman provides new insight into the tense relationship between the black community in Ferguson, Missouri, and local law enforcement following the shooting of Michael Brown. He reports that shortly after Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the 18-year-old on August 9, Brown’s grieving mother helped set up a makeshift memorial at the site of the shooting. Police then reportedly ran over the memorial with their cars, and at least one officer let his police dog urinate on the memorial site.

From Mother Jones:

[Missouri state Rep. Sharon Pace] purchased some tea lights for the family, and around 7 p.m. she joined Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden, and others as they placed the candles and sprinkled flowers on the ground where Brown had died. “They spelled out his initials with rose petals over the bloodstains,” Pace recalled.

By then, police had prohibited all vehicles from entering Canfield Drive except for their own. Soon the candles and flowers had been smashed, after police drove over them.

"That made people in the crowd mad," Pace said, "and it made me mad." Some residents began walking in front of police vehicles at the end of the block to prevent them from driving in.

Source: German Lopez for Vox