Male Privilege #14
Nobody tries to take away your right to use a condom. Nobody hammers into your head that you should feel guilty and shameful about preventing your gift-from-God sperm from fertilizing an egg and thus ensuring the birth of a beautiful child. No politician tells you using condoms makes you a slut. Nobody bombs a convenience store that sells condoms, threatens people who put condom vending machines...
It is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine...– Violet Rose, in Three Steps to Better Sex (via muffdiver) This reminds me of the post going around which contrasted the pathologizing of public breastfeeding with the gratuitous, objectifying images of women’s breasts that can be found in advertising. The legal and social message is that our...
Walk You Home: Librarians as Agents of Democracy →
walkyouhome: “As agents of democracy, librarians uphold, strengthen and promote the democratic ideals of our society. This is possible because libraries are the only institutions that make knowledge, ideas and information freely available to citizens.” Accordingly, this paper lists those characteristics or…
Rape culture is telling girls and women to be careful about what you wear, how...– I might just copy and paste this so I can have this perfect answer ready when people say things like “but how does this “rape culture” actually affect women?” (via watsonesque)