Sometimes this really seems to shock people. They appear genuinely upset when I say ‘this conversation is over’ or ‘I’m actually not interested in debating this with you.’ There’s an expectation that if you care about social justice and political issues, you’re always ‘on.’ You’re always ready to debate, you’re always ready to have theoretical discussions about your own lived experiences and the issues you care about, you’re always ready to defend yourself. That’s manifestly ridiculous and unjust, an expectation that’s simply not reasonable.

Sometimes, I Just Don’t Have Time for Individual Fights | this ain’t livin’ (via geometricity)

Then when you don’t feel like engaging, when you just don’t have the energy that day, the aggressors say “well you wouldn’t even have the debate,” “I never heard you correct me,” “you don’t get to pick and choose when you push your politically correct agenda.”

As if I’m obligated to educate every bigot, every misogynist, every douche bag that I come into contact with.

One of the most sinister things about normalized racism is you don’t have to have bad intentions to be racist, you just have to remain ignorant.

harmagedon:

*wipes tear and whispers* i woke up like dis

harmagedon:

*wipes tear and whispers* i woke up like dis

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People often say ‘stop being angry and educate us’, not understanding that the anger is part of the education.

Men should understand that they jeopardize women’s lives by participating in the rituals of privileged boyhood. Rape is also effectively sanctioned by men who harass women on the streets and in other public places; who describe or refer to women in objectifying, demeaning ways; who act aggressively or contemptuously toward women; who tell or laugh at misogynistic jokes; who write stories or make movies where women are raped and love it; who consume or endorse pornography; who insult specific women or women as a group; who impede or ridicule women in our struggle for dignity. Men who do or who endorse these behaviors are the enemies of women and are implicated in the crime of rape. Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.

Andrea Dworkin (via yoursocialconstructsareshowing)

sandandglass:

Bryan Stevenson on The Daily Show.

oursuperadventure:

i was being awfulAWFULLY CUTEHA HAHAHAH AHA HA HA
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oursuperadventure:

i was being awful
AWFULLY CUTE
HA HAHAHAH AHA HA HA

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the most accurate of long-term relationship comics

sometimes i’m like “the world is ugly in every way” and then i remember beyonce and i’m like “i think i believe in god again?”

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thegeekyblonde:

welcome to the FEMINIST CULT, today we’ll talk about terrifying topics such as BEING NICE TO YOURSELF and PROPER SEX EDUCATION