aljazeeraamerica:

Effort to protect farmworkers from sexual assault gaining momentum 

Isabel, 30, has been working on Florida tomato farms for many years since she arrived from Guatemala. Her experience in the sun-soaked fields has brought a steady paycheck, but she has also seen co-workers experience sexual abuse and sexual violence.

“Before, we would hear about a contractor or supervisor who would take women to a private place, to the edge of the field, and we understood that sexual assault is what was happening,” she said. “Now, we aren’t hearing these stories in the same way we used to.”

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istandonsnowpiles:

Making a few modifications to these posters.
istandonsnowpiles:

Making a few modifications to these posters.
istandonsnowpiles:

Making a few modifications to these posters.

istandonsnowpiles:

Making a few modifications to these posters.

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pixiepienix:

swamp-maiden:

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH MEN

literally everything

pixiepienix:

swamp-maiden:

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH MEN

literally everything

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blackglorious:

blackfeminism:

I’m concerned that a lot of the stuff porn tells us is romantic and totally ok actually is harmful forms of rape. people need to understand that ignoring a girl’s wish to use a condom is R-A-P-E. having sex with a sleeping person is R-A-P-E. these can…

feminists-rage-in-texas:

wrenartist:

Alright, folks. I need your help. There is an 18-year-old woman who needs help funding her abortion. We’ve only got a couple of days to raise the money, so signal boost this if you can.

"I was approached today by my friend whose 18 year old sister is 4.5 months pregnant and in…

My fellow RAGE (Radical Alliance for Gender Equality) member made this fundly (while I was just reblogging shit). I know having extra cash isn’t really a thing for most if us, but it’s getting real here in Texas and anything helps.

https://fundly.com/abortion-is-a-human-right?noguide=1

"The view that all survivors must report to the police is problematic for two reasons. Both are rooted in misogyny, even though the impact is felt survivors of all gender identities. Firstly, the argument is rooted in the belief that it is a woman’s responsibility to stop rape. Rape is an act done overwhelmingly by men, yet society still insists on women to keep it from happening to them, whether by telling them to never drink again or to stop wearing short skirts. And second, it is a manifestation a patriarchal norm that women need to put themselves last and not take care of themselves emotionally or mentally. Examples like the prevalence of women working the “second shift” when they get home from their jobs or the claims that women can never “have it all,” show how society places a lot of a pressure on women. Women expected to put others first and this is often to their own detriment. These two beliefs only serve to maintain the status quo because in order to effectively dismantle rape culture, we need to hold the people who are doing the harm accountable and we have to create a society that allows survivors to recover and heal properly.

Survivors have to deal with an incredible level of scrutiny of their actions. The questioning and judgement doesn’t stop at what they wore before the assault; survivors have to worry about people judging how they heal and recover from what was done to them. There is no one way to be a “victim” yet it is not rare for folks to analyze someone’s behavior after assault as if it is a verifiable way to tell whether someone was really assaulted or not. I do not think that it is a concidence that it is a lot easier to find vitriol thrown at survivors who do not report. In a world where rape culture is alive and well, people are a lot more ready to put the already marginalized people down than to hold a perpetrator accountable. I wish I saw people jump to condemn rapists with the same speed and passion they have when they question a survivor sharing their story. Why is it so much easier for folks to doubt whether someone is really a predator than it is respect someone who had the courage to come forward? Considering the very negative (and sometimes deadly) consequences of coming out as a survivor, it is not a decision that is made lightly."

silversarcasm:

[Gifset: Laverne Cox speaks at the GLAAD media awards, she says,

"Each and every one of us has the capacity to be an oppressor. I want to encourage each and every one of us to interrogate how we might be an oppressor, and how we might be able to become liberators for ourselves and each other."]

femmeanddangerous:

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wrenartist:

Alright, folks. I need your help. There is an 18-year-old woman who needs help funding her abortion. We’ve only got a couple of days to raise the money, so signal boost this if you can.

"I was approached today by my friend whose 18 year old sister is 4.5 months pregnant and in…

My fellow RAGE (Radical Alliance for Gender Equality) member made this fundly (while I was just reblogging shit). I know having extra cash isn’t really a thing for most if us, but it’s getting real here in Texas and anything helps.

fem-mew-nist:

korrathefirebender:

thegrumpiesttortoise:

WOMEN: don’t be successful - you might hurt a man’s feelings. #sexism #wtf #heteronormativetoo #whataloadofbollocks

After reading this, this is all I am going to try to do. To succeed.

And they say male privilege doesn’t exist? How about instead of telling women to stop trying to be successful and you know achieve their dreams (GOD FORBID WOMEN TRY TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS) how about teaching men and boys that women are human beings and they should stop throwing a tantrum about women succeeding.

The kind of man who will be intimidated by my success is exactly the kind of man I don’t want.

this is an exact representation of what patriarchy does to men. and the exact reason why feminism is still so important; printed publications are still telling us not to “outdo” our men for fear that they will get their itty bitty baby manly feelings hurt.

i make a pledge to never ever ever ever downplay my successes because some dickface is feeling sorry about himself.

i also pledge to never date a man who would be happier when i fail than when i excel. f that noise.