I submitted my midterm like six minutes after midnight. =/ I doubt my professor will care because he knows me and he’s pretty chill, but it still makes me wicked anxious because if I’m paying $1,400 to take this goddamn summer class, I’ll be really mad at myself if I don’t get an A. Ughhh. Fuck summer classes so much.
For the Men Who Still Don’t Get It
by Carol Diehl (via agentlesoul)
I posted this a while ago and recently one of my friends told me this actually made him stop and think and get something he hadn’t before and that was a good thing.
Why am I still on OkCupid? I just got a message from a guy from my hometown who I’ve met several times and he was all “we probably met but high school was two years ago and I don’t remember anything about high school” blah blah. He totally sexually harassed a friend of mine in high school and basically tried several times to coerce her into having sex with him. Ughhh. I messaged him back saying that he did that. It’ll be interesting to see if he responds or just runs away with his tail between his legs. I don’t understand why these are the kinds of guys that are into me. So disturbing.
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.” —
Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)
I just bought a really expensive pair of boots that I should not have bought. If they don’t fit, I will cry.
One down, only an hour and a half later than I promised myself. One to go, that I should have been writing all semester and will likely not start until tomorrow. Yep.
I have all of this work and I really just don’t care to do any of it, especially the Portuguese. The semester ends two weeks from tomorrow so I know I really need to start getting somewhere with my reading so I can write my papers and actually be done with everything on time, but so far I haven’t convinced myself that it’s urgent enough to really start working. I’m not quite sure why. I also really need to clean my room so it will be easier to move out promptly when the semester is over because I don’t want to spend any more time here than I have to, but that hasn’t gotten done yet either. It seems like each semester I just procrastinate more and more, and I’m pretty surprised that it hasn’t caught up with me yet. I’m not sure how I can motivate myself to get everything done on time, especially since I’ll still be working until the end of the semester too, but I hope I find it in me somewhere because second semester junior year is certainly not the time to fuck up.
Why do we have an abortion rate 20% higher than France’s (and more than twice as high as Germany’s), especially considering most doctors here won’t perform them? The answer is any country that has universal health care, where contraception is free, where child care is free or inexpensive, where there is less poverty because people don’t become bankrupt over medical bills — those societies are simply going to have fewer unplanned and unwanted pregnancies.
And there the mask gets pulled off the Bart Stupaks and the “Christians.” If the statistics show that countries with government-provided universal health care and nearly-free abortions are, in fact, the countries with the fewest abortions, then why on earth wouldn’t the Right be the first in line to support universal health care?
Because it isn’t about “universal health care.” It’s about controlling women, period. It’s about sticking your nose in other people’s business. It’s about pushing your religious beliefs on everyone else because voices in your head tell you your Jesus is The One — even though your Jesus never said one single solitary word in any of the four gospels of the Bible about abortion or fertilized eggs being human. You’ve just gone and made it up about “life beginning at conception.” Jesus never said that. The little voice in your head said that, the same little voice that wants your grubby paws on women’s uteruses. You need help. Please get some help and leave the rest of us alone, Mr. Stupak and friends.” —