it’s pretty common for people discussing rape culture within feminist discourse to conveniently leave out disabled girls, but this is just a casual reminder that disabled women are far more likely to be sexually assaulted, abused or raped than able-bodied women. on top of that, 50% of deaf girls and 54% of deaf boys have been sexually abused or assaulted. so please stop leaving us out of your discussion about rape culture.
It is not about who pays for the date. It is not about who moves the couch. It is not about who kills the bugs. It is not about who cooks the dinner. It’s not even about who stays home with the kids, as long as the decision was made together, after thinking carefully about your situation and coming to an agreement that makes sense for your particular marriage and family.
It is about making sure that nobody ever has to do anything by “default” because of their gender. The stronger person should move the couch. The person who enjoys cooking more, has more time for it, and/or is better at it should do the cooking. Sometimes the stronger person is male, sometimes not. Sometimes the person who is best suited for cooking is female, sometimes not. You should do what works.
But it is also about letting people know that it is okay to change. If you’re a woman who wants to become stronger, that’s great. If you’re a man who wants to learn how to cook, that’s also great. You might start out with a relationship where the guy opens all the jars and the girl cooks all the meals, but you might find that you want to try something else. So try it."
you kids these days with your rapidly growing concern for the state of the world and your knowledge of important issues at increasingly younger ages despite having been told your opinions don’t matter by the adults who put you in these situations
Anonymous said: Let's be honest. If Darren Wilson had actually be injured, especially seriously injured, by Mike Brown, the police would have immediately flooded the media with photos and video of his injuries, statements from his doctors, etc. They wouldn't have sent him into hiding, apparently out of state. If he does have any injury, he's been out of the media for two weeks. Who knows what happened to him in that time. Lots of time to fake an injury to gain sympathy.
The most infuriating part is he doesn’t even need to… white supremacist trash are happily giving him all kinds of support and money for his crime.
What a lot of people who did the ice bucket challenge or want to do it don’t realize is that by donating and/or promoting the ALS foundation is that they are also inadvertantly promoting abortion. And for you pro-choices, know this: only 7% of donations go to ALS research.
Soooo A) I don’t think you know what type of stem cells they are using. The only type of embryo that anyone can use for stem cell research is a very young embryo; blastocysts. And the only way for those stem cells to be obtained is from IVF embryos that were not used and donated.
B) I don’t think you understand that someone using what would normally be disposed as medical waste for something that can help real people is not “promoting abortion” no one is getting an abortion or more accurately going through IVF to specifically donate hopeful stem cells to the foundation. Like that is not a thing, no matter how bad you want it to be true
And C) if you honestly are more worked up over stem cells than the fact that people are suffering terribly (while being completely aware) and dying then you are a shit person. How are you more concerned over an embryo that was going to be medical waste anyways so it might as well go to people who need it, than the people who are actually suffering?
Just so you know, the use of stem cell research has shown the slowing of ALS to a huge degree,. soooo.. -cylina
Why does this post come off as “I don’t support the ALS challenge because “”“abortion”“”!” and “but pro-choicers you shouldn’t support the ALS challenge because it’s an insignificant amount!” simultaneously?