Official petition to rename the dental dam because it sounds horrible and like nothing I would ever want near my vagina.
- Cunnilingus Cover
- Pussy Protector
- and the Vag Badge.
Thank you for your consideration.
- Cunnilingus Cover
- Pussy Protector
- and the Vag Badge.
Thank you for your consideration.
The anti-vaccination movement is bullsh*t, as explained by Penn and Teller (NSFW). Also, this AWESOME article dispelling anti-vaccination myths.
TRIGGER WARNING: misogynoir, violence, harassment, sexual abuse, rape.
@HoodFeminism (which is @Karnythia's and @thewayoftheid's work) hosted a Twitter discussion regarding the stereotype of “fast tailed girls” that Black girls deal with primarily during adolescence, but certainly starts before that for many Black girls and continues well into adulthood (i.e. the Jezebel controlling image). I put many of the tweets shared in this discussion in a Storify: #FastTailedGirls: Examining The Stereotypes and Abuse That Black Girls Face though a few are included above.
"Fast tailed" girls: Black girls stereotyped as “hypersexual” beings and seeking sex whether or not they are sexually active. This stereotype is proliferated in the home (especially by some mothers and older women), within the Black community (i.e church, socially; especially by the Black men who abuse and by some Black male leaders who want this silenced) and amidst society itself (i.e. schools, media; because of racism and White supremacist notions of womanhood). These Black girls are viewed: as “adult” women “asking” for abuse,” as responsible for the abuse that primarily adult Black men inflict on them or coerce them into and often inflict without punishment let alone blame from the Black community (as “protecting” Black men from racism often takes precedence over any other intraracial issue); as providing consent simply by experiencing puberty (or not even experiencing puberty); as automatically heterosexual; as automatically culpable for any street harassment, physical violence, sexual violence or emotional abuse that they experience. A Black girl with confidence who speaks up for herself, wants to express her femininity visually, has a normal interest in boys, gets unwanted attention from adult men, and/or has male friends can easily be labeled as such. This stereotype sits in a binary opposed to “respectable" Black girls while both "types" of Black girls are regularly abused. It is the hatred of Blackness, womanhood and childhood (or rejection of a period of childhood actually existing for Black girls) intersecting in this dangerous stereotype.
Though difficult of course, this conversation was so important and I am grateful to Hood Feminism for their presence, in general, and for this conversation, specifically. It is important to discuss how within and outside of our communities internalizing the hateful messages about Blackness, womanhood and Black womanhood specifically has caused so much harm, much irreversible. What can change is how we think about ourselves as Black women, meaning ending shaming and ending buying into patriarchal binaries about Black girls and Black women while simultaneously protecting abusers. Have open conversations about how patriarchal masculinity is literally killing men, Black men in particular, and how while it is true that they are very much so oppressed via race, as all Black people are, they are also oppressors of Black women. Black women also support this structure when abusers are defended and protected and our truths and experiences are silenced by other Black women and anyone else among Black people; that has to end. Deconstructing and rejecting the way that racism, White supremacy, anti-Blackness and sexism create this stereotype for Black girls, ones that impact them inside and outside of the Black community.
The abuse has to end. The education has to be received. The compassion has to be shared. The unlearning has to commence. The truth has to be spoken, even if at 140 characters at a time. Even if in small groups and in supermarket aisles and schools and churches and anywhere. Black girls deserve better than this. Black women deserve more than the pain of the memories of abuse and the fear that another generation of Black girls will experience the same.
- #FastTailedGirls: Examining The Stereotypes and Abuse That Black Girls Face - this is my Storify mentioned above; includes many tweets (including some of mine) by Black women who spoke out; includes tweets from a trans woman of colour (@HarmonyBabydoll) who added an important dimension to this conversation.
- The Myth of “Fast Black Girls” by @LexiScorsese - inspired this conversation
- Hood Feminism blog
- Misogyny, In General vs. Anti-Black Misogyny (Misogynoir), Specifically
- Black Men and Patriarchy, Intraracial Sexism and Misogynoir (multiple essays listing)
- Abuse Culture: Domestic Violence, Rape, Body Dehumanization and Street Harassment (multiple essays listing)
- Patricia Hill Collins’ books: Black Feminist Thought and Black Sexual Politics speaks to the roots of this stereotype.
- Womanism, Black Feminism and Race In Feminist Discourse (Updated) (multiple essays listing)
Keep learning, growing and healing. ❤
(Please leave content above intact if you reblog. Please take care before adding any comments to this post. It is very serious and very painful for many Black women. Victim blaming and statements supporting rape culture are unwelcome here by people who think they have a “right” to harm us because this conversation occurred publicly. Please be respectful.)
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Scottish landowner plans to bring back wolves and bears
A millionaire landowner is drawing up plans to introduce bears and wolves to his sprawling Scottish estate.
Paul Lister, heir to the MFI furniture fortune, is pushing ahead with his plan to create the unusual wildlife reserve on his 23,000 of land in Sutherland. The animal enthusiast introduced elk and wild boar to the Alladale Estate on a temporary trial basis before reverting to less unusual stock such as Highland cattle. But he has faced opposition from farmers, walkers and legal experts over his new plan of bringing in wolves and bears.
Since buying the estate ten years ago, Mr Lister has overseen the planting of more than 800,000 native trees and has launched conservation schemes to protect native species which are under threat such as the Scottish wildcat and red squirrel.
He has now pledged to carry out his more ambitious wildlife plans by building a massive fence enclosing a 50,000-acre plot where the predators would be free to roam. Speaking to BBC Scotland, he said:
“We’re going to do a feasibility study on the big vision and the vision is to have a minimum area of 50,000 acres, have a fence around it, and bring back wolves and bears into that area. We’ll assess the socio-economic impact that will have and also the environmental impact. The presence of these large predators really changes the landscape for the benefit of nature. We’re talking about maybe two packs of 10 wolves, maybe a dozen bears. These animals create the environment. It’s not humans who create the environment, it’s nature.”
Mr Lister will either need to buy more land or enlist the support of other local landowners to make his dream of creating the massive enclosure a reality. Drew McFarlane-Slack, of Scottish Land and Estates landowners’ organisation, urged caution over the plans. He said:
“We would support what Mr Lister is doing in terms of peatland restoration, work with red squirrels and Scottish wildcats, which are native animals. But the reintroduction of big carnivores would require great care and it’ll be many years before we can get to a point where there could be a general release of these.”
Wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States in 1995. Wildlife expert, Roy Dennis, who is based in the Highlands believes Scotland could follow suit. He said:
"Many of us now go on holiday to Italy, Spain and France and what have they got there? They’ve got wolves and they’ve got lynx and they’ve got bears. But you don’t feel frightened walking in the Pyrenees. It’s just something we’ve got in our heads and that’s why we don’t want it to happen."
Mr Lister could also face legal challenges over the plans. Malcolm Combe, of the Rural Law Research Group at the University of Aberdeen, said the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, which gives everyone a right of responsible access over most of the land and inland water in Scotland, which could create issues for the reintroduction of dangerous predators. Mr Combe said:
"Although landowners have a certain margin of appreciation as to how to manage their land, management activities cannot unreasonably interfere with access takers exercising their rights responsibly. Given the large area involved, it seems possible that any scheme at Alladale that has the effect of restricting access to the whole area could be subjected to a legal challenge."
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When people are abused and assaulted, it is like the doors to their souls slam shut. The goal of Joyful Heart is to let the light, and the life, back in—to banish the darkness and let the healing begin.
- Mariska Hargitay, Founder & President of the Joyful Heart Foundation
- See more at: http://joyfulheartfoundation.org/