What the actual fuck
YOUVE BEEN DOWNPLAYING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF WOMEN FOR HUNDRED OF YEARS YOU ABSOLUTE FUCKING DILDOS
"I found him.
I found my soulmate.
Behold my idiot as he spazzes into the sunset”
you don’t know how much i laugh at this every time i see it
How about hire men who write realistic men?
There was a feminist who conducted an experiment at one Russian site for amateur writers. She registered there, wrote in her profile that she was a young suburban girl, and published several chapters of her novel, asking the readers for their opinion about the male characters.
Men came up running. Some of them told her that the male characters were extremely badly written, the others considered those characters “idealized”. Men said that the novel was a silly lovestory meant for high-school girls and uneducated housewives, and that no woman is able to understand depth and complexity of a man’s soul.
Thing is, it was not that feminist’s novel. It was Jack London’s novel “The Valley of the Moon”.
I’m Russian, English is my second language, sorry for possible mistakes. =)
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I love this.
So it turns out that Time magazine’s anti-existence of rape culture piece (It’s Time to End “Rape Culture” Hysteria) was written by a research associate for American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. And guess what’s pretty interesting about this think tank:
- "The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the oldest and most influential of the pro-business right-wing think tanks. It promotes the advancement of free enterprise capitalism, and has been extremely successful in placing its people in influential governmental positions, particularly in the Bush Administration. AEI has been described as one of the country’s main bastions of neoconservatism." (Source)
- Most of AEI’s Board of Directors are CEOs of major companies, including ExxonMobil, Motorola, American Express, State Farm Insurance, and Dow Chemicals. (Source)
- Corporate supporters have included: General Electric Foundation, Amoco, Kraft Foundation, Ford Motor Company Fund, General Motors Foundation, Eastman Kodak Foundation, Metropolitan Life Foundation, Proctor & Gamble Fund, Shell Companies Foundation, Chrysler Corporation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, General Mills Foundation, Pillsbury Company Foundation, Prudential Foundation, American Express Foundation, AT&T Foundation, Corning Glass Works Foundation, Morgan Guarantee Trust, Smith-Richardson Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, and PPG Industries.” (Source)
- Famous former AEI trustees include Vice President Dick Cheney and Kenneth Lay, CEO of Enron. (Source)
- AEI is largely credited for helping come up with President Bush’s second term public policy. ”More than twenty AEI scholars and fellows served either in a Bush administration policy post or on one of the government’s many panels and commissions.”
- Seems like Caroline is in good company: some famous AEI “scholars” include:
- Christina Hoff Sommers, anti-feminist crusader, author of Who Stole Feminism? How Women Betrayed Women.
- Charles Murray, author of The Bell Curve, a book that asserted inherent intelligence differences between the races
- AEI’s magazine, The American, recommended painting roofs and roads white in order to reflect sunlight back into space and therefore reduce global warming.
Caroline Kitchen’s job is to slander the feminist movement by quoting bogus statistics (usually from studies funded by corporations and conservative stakeholders seeking to convince women to be anti-feminist and undo the work of feminism). See also by Caroline Kitchens (if you like reading talking points people got hired to regurgitate):
- Gender neutrality in children’s toys is a fool’s errand
- New PBS documentary illustrates the need for an inclusive brand of feminism (why the critically-acclaimed PBS documentary Makers: Women Who Make America “airbrushes out” conservative women.. honey there are women who are airbrushed out of feminist narratives but they aren’t rich white conservative sorority sisters like yourself)
- The War Against Boys (“the gender gap favoring girls threatens to become a chasm if we don’t act soon”)
What you can do:
1. Tweet @cl_kitchens
2. Tweet @RAINN01
3. Write to TIME Magazine
4. Share this post so people can know what they’re dealing with when they read mainstream media articles about feminism!
This is a really big problem for Georgia. You can’t lose eight hospitals and not have it effect your state overall.
The organization for rural hospitals in Georgia says ‘if Georgia doesn’t figure out how to stop what’s going on, how to keep it’s hospitals opened, that state is going to create a Third World nation health situation in rural parts of the state.’
Now, one way to fix this problem, of course, is to get the poor people who live in rural parts of that state to have health insurance, so that they could go to the doctor before things became an emergency, and when they did go to the doctor, the doctor and the hospital would be paid for the treatment. Radical idea, I know, this whole ‘health insurance’ thing.
The federal government has told Georgia that it will pick up 100% of the cost of getting health insurance to 600,000 people in that state who are currently uninsured. The federal government would pay 100% of the cost of that for three years, and 90% of the cost thereafter, and even though Georgia’s hospitals are dropping like flies, losing the fight to stay opened, as they struggle to treat that state’s poor, rural population which doesn’t have health insurance and can’t pay for the treatment out of pocket, even as that’s happening. They’ve lost eight hospitals, Georgia republicans have said ‘no’.
They’ve said no to covering 600,000 more people in the state, at no cost to the state.
They’ve said no to that deal.
The governor of that state, is named Deal. It’s Nathan Deal, and now Governor Deal of Georgia has proposed a new solution to Georgia’s vexing problem of all it’s hospitals shutting down:
If the rural hospitals are shutting down, because they have to treat people at the emergency room, but none of these uninsured patients can pay for that treatment, if that is the crux of the problem, well rather than turning those uninsured patients into people who can pay, by giving them insurance, Governor Deal has decided ‘You know what, let’s fix the other side of this problem. Let’s fix the Ronald Reagan side of this problem. Let’s repeal the requirement that hospitals have to treat people.’
That’s his big idea, that would do it. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has now proposed this. He is turning down the option that would 600,000 more people in his state to have health insurance. He is turning that down and instead is proposing that the solution problems is for the federal government to repeal the Reagan Era law that says ‘if you turn up at the hospital while you’re in labor, or while you’re having a heart attack, that hospital has to treat you.’
That’s a federal law, he is asking federal officials to move to repeal it, because that would be good for Georgia.
The governor said that revisiting that specific law is what congress should do “if they really want to get serious about lowering the cost of healthcare in this country.”
When the paper in Noonan, Georgia called the Noonan Times-Herald, when they published Governor Deal’s proposal on that issue this week, they said that what the governor wants to do is get rid of the rule that says that emergency rooms have to treat sick people, the first comment on that article was this:
'Why yes, that is a way to cut medical spending: let the poor die.”
Governor Nathan Deal is a horrendous deal for Georgia. He needs removed from office.
The answer to a problem? Make it so you don’t have to come up with a solution, apparently. Not having to treat the sick and uninsured doesn’t make their health care problems go away, it just makes your state look like a particularly awful place to live.
Buckle up. This is gonna be long.
Yeah… I’m in Atlanta, and I have the… bonus? to have been in almost every hospital in the metro area due to a condition that can’t get treated by a normal PCP if it pops up. No matter where I am, I have to get *somewhere*, because some of my stuff has “mortality rate” and “within the first hour” all over it.
Nathan Deal is terrible. I sure as hell didn’t vote for the asshole. And it’s horrible to get such poor representation, considering the fact that Atlanta itself is blue enough to make a massive polka dot on political charts. Very seriously, I only know two conservative people, and while they say some very stupid, hurtful stuff, even THIS is making them jump back and say “hold on, wait, no”.
So… if it’s as blue as I claim it is, then why the fuck did this guy get elected, right? Voting laws. Backhanded shit. Attempts to close historical archives and gloss over Georgia’s history (unless you feel like pulling the Confederate flag out, in which case, you keep on! Woo!). Completely ignoring pockets of hate groups like the KKK. And if a white person stands up somewhere and says “Jesus Christ” reverently three times, it apparently makes them a “compassionate conservative” (Brain bleach, where is it?)
I will give the Southern white-ladies-who-lunch type one thing and one thing only. They mobilize like you would not believe, and they WILL use it as a bully pulpit, even paying for extremely right-wing jerks to come talk, and reaping the extra dough. In fact, there’s a megachurch practically in my mother’s backyard that cost millions to build and pretty up, and they’ve had Santorum and somebody on the far right who was highly involved with the Elian Gonzalez media circus. Problem? There are kids going hungry within ten miles of it. Literally. I have had to try to eke out survival there, and I’ve eaten either ramen or nothing at all so I could afford my daughters’ lunches.
This problem has been snowballing for a long time and is just hitting it’s zenith with Deal because of - no joke - county lines. Downtown ATL is fully within Fulton County, which is ridiculously drawn, and includes a shit ton of oblivious wealth and ridiculous poverty, all at the same time.
North Fulton is Stepford. Shiny happy white people who all have blonde bobs, husbands who make a ton so they can stay home, 2.5 kids, a mini-SUV and a labrador. And they love what they get out of South Fulton. The airport, the Fox Theatre, the aquarium, the High Museum, all that. And if they were to need medical care while they’re there, they’d probably get preferred seating at Emory. Isn’t that nice?
The entire thing is, they want all that, but they don’t want to do what they feel is paying for all of it (you don’t, assholes, please see “taxes”). Stepford has wanted to split into their own county for a good long while, moving through meetings in people’s McMansions (so they don’t “look racist” in front of other people.) I have accidentally gotten trapped in one of those. And they are just as bad as you think. Worse, probably, because they know how to doubletalk better than any bunch of people I’ve ever met.
Not far downtown from Emory is Grady Hospital. Grady’s where the best ER nurses, the (good) battleaxes start out, because nobody will freaking pay for it in any way. They learn to be quick on their feet and creative because they don’t have any decent supplies (including decent painkillers, but that’s a slightly different rant). I’ve overheard a nurse in the clean, pretty suburbian hospitals say “I came out of Grady. There’s not much you CAN’T do when you’ve had to figure out how to keep a gunshot victim from bleeding out with one hand and a straw from the cafeteria while you’re waiting for the doc to roll in.”
Georgia has hospitals. Northside Hospital has a city-wide monopoly on obstetrics. You’ll have your babies in a room full of polished wood and bigger than my living room. Both Northside and Emory have prettied-up satellite hospitals in North Fulton. In one hospital around me - the one I was in during Thanksgiving - they gave me a pretty gift bag of stuff that was all branded. I’ve been in one where Food Services would call you in the morning so you could look over a menu (seriously) and give them an order for the day’s meals, and they then brought it in an outfit that made them look like butlers. Zero joke.
Those hospitals are going nowhere.
It’s the Gradys that are dying fast, just like the poor communities they serve, (via marionjravenwood)
This is Stephen King tweeting that Dylan Farrow’s New York Times essay about the sexual abuse she suffered at age seven by her adopted father Woody Allen had “an element of palpable bitchery.”
Just in case you never want to read anything by the fucker again.So now women who are sexually abused as children by a trusted father figure have to be nice and polite when they talk about the trauma? I’m gonna be blunt here. I know King has a lot of fans. I’ve often found him to be an insufferable misogynist. This crosses the line even further. Done with this asshole and everything he’s ever written.
In the novel It, this dude lovingly described prepubescent boys sticking their dicks into their prepubescent female friend (in the span of like an hour )as an expression of “love” and a (literal and metaphorical) ~*~way out of darkness~*~. Anything remotely negative he says about survivors of child sexual abuse is automagically null and fucking void.
having anxiety and depression is like being scared and tired at the same time. it’s the fear of failure but no urge to be productive, and it’s wanting friends while hating socializing. it’s like running a marathon with the willpower of a corpse because you want to get to the end but you also want to sleep and evaporate into the soil and become compost for snails and flowers because then at least you’re useful
The main problem I have with Men’s Rights Activists is that their name really doesn’t do them justice. They’re Straight Cis White Men’s Rights Activists. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for the inclusion of trans* men in their spaces.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign to end the social stigma around black fatherhood. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign for better pay and equal career mobility for men of colour. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists actively campaign for more gay men’s rights. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists advise others in their group on how using f*ggot to emasculate men who aren’t part of their cause is alienating and marginalising other MEN.
I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support victims of male rape unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of rape. I have NEVER seen Men’s Rights Activists campaign, raise awareness of, or support male victims of domestic abuse unless it’s in order to derail a discussion around female victims of domestic abuse. Men’s Rights Activists are hypocrites and frauds.
They’re bitter privileged white men who don’t want to campaign for the rights of men — they want to campaign to keep their privilege unchecked and their ability to discriminate against others. If you want to be a real Men’s Rights Activist — be a fucking (intersectional) Feminist. Peace out.