DEBUNKING THE MEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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DEBUNKING THE MEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT

POSTED BY
DEBUNKINGMRAS

POSTED ON
MARCH 12, 2014

What follows is a response to a popular list of claims and arguments made by men’s rights activists.

1. SUICIDE: Men’s suicide rate is 4.6 times higher than that of women’s. [Dept….

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Lushington's Lounge Kickstarter!

ladyattercop:

Have you ever wanted to drink a cocktail made from creme de menthe, lime juice, bitters & gin? Me either. But the Victorians sure did!

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Adult women are now the largest demographic in gaming

dailydot:

Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent. 

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moonfacegio:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….


Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 





The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.
















Disgusting

moonfacegio:

jcoleknowsbest:

So my facebook friend just posted this pic with this text….

Well, I just witnessed blatant racial injustice with my own eyes. I was getting in my car after exiting a store when a young black man stumbled past me and collapsed against the store wall. When I got out to see if he was okay, a group of white people came rushing over, one of whom was a 20-something white woman who declared in distress, “I ran a red light and hit him with my car!” People immediately assured her that SHE would be okay, meanwhile the young man is writhing in pain on the ground, pants leg torn, tears running down his face. When the police arrived and the young woman explained what happened, it was suggested to her that maybe the light had been yellow and that the young man had “darted out into the street into her path.” I was floored. I said, “But she just SAID she ran the red light and hit him in the intersection!” 

The police officers then led the young woman away and began talking with her privately in low tones. When the paramedics FINALLY got there I was surprised at the hostility they showed towards the young man. One blonde female EMT (shown in the photo) suggested that he couldn’t be THAT hurt if he was able to walk from the place where he was struck to the sidewalk where he finally collapsed. White bystanders commented several times about “What that poor girl must be going through.” I was the only one who commented on what the young man must be going through, what, with his mangled leg and all. I am absolutely positive that in the end “that poor girl” will be absolved of all wrongdoing and be able to go on her merry way. After all, she just ran a red light and slammed her car into the body of some black kid on a bike, right?

And people wonder why black people are so angry and want to break shit.

Disgusting

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bettie-n-love:

tarragonable:

fuckyeahsexeducation:

fckdiamondsigotspinach:

exgynocraticgrrl:

Porn Actress Exposes Industry: Trafficking in the Porn Industry - The Pink Cross

Elements of Sex Trafficking

Act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons;

Means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim;

Purpose: Prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, or slavery.

- From the 2000 UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, ratified by 154 countries. (x)

[Highlighted elements of sex trafficking in the porn industry connect with the examples Lubben gives in this specific gifset, other elements do occur in the porn industry as well].

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"The federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act defines the crime of human trafficking as:

A. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of a commercial sex act where such an act is induced by force, fraud, or coercion, or in which the person induced to perform such act has not attained 18 years of age, or

B. The recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.” - (x)

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… [P]ersons are trafficked into the international sex trade, often by force, fraud, or coercion. The sex industry has rapidly expanded over the past several decades. It involves sexual exploitation of persons, predominantly women and girls, involving activities related to prostitution, pornography, sex tourism, and other commercial sexual services. The low status of women in many parts of the world has contributed to a burgeoning of the trafficking industry. -
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Prevention Act (TVPA). TVPA combats trafficking in persons, especially into the sex trade, slavery, and involuntary servitude. It has been reauthorized three times since its initial passage: (x)

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THAT IS RAPE

We need to be talking about this and we need to be making sex work safe. No one should be made to feel like this treatment is okay.

This needs to be seen and people need to speak out about it.

This is horrifying and mainly why I refuse to ever do straight porn. It’s not worth it. We need to retrain the industry and make sure this shit stops happening right now.

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funeral—girl:

daisy-della-luna:

strangedayshavefoundme666:

strangedayshavefoundme666:

Hello everyone! I don’t usually post things like this but a dear friend is in some serious trouble and I am asking for help. My friend, who is the gentleman in these photos, is very sick with Ulcerative Colitis and a rare liver disease known as Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis(PSC).  Since both of these illnesses are invisible diseases his family has not been understanding at all of how serious they are, and have kicked him out because they believe him to be exaggerating how dire his condition is. He is, in fact, slowly dying of his liver illness so it is unfortunate that in our day and age a dying man can be made homeless by his own family because he “doesn’t look sick”.

As a result of this he now has multiple deep expenses that he is dealing with alone, and is having problems getting to his home state of Nebraska where there is more opportunity for him to live out the last years of his life in peace away from his abusers. I am asking if you could please donate whatever funds you have to help him get on his feet and off the streets.

Before I give you the link to do so, here is a breakdown of what your money would be paying for:

-Medical bills. In America especially, Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis(PSC) is an expensive disease. There is a constant need for check ups and monitoring, and since each case is so individual, Alex may need either a transplant or cancer treatment at any moment.

-Rent and food. His access to food is currently threatened due to so much of his personal finance being tied up in paying medical bills. People with his liver disease often need more food then the average person to function- the disease wastes much of the bodies time and energy attacking the liver instead of feeding itself.  Both Ulcerative Colitis and PSC also come with many sick days spent at home- having a home to go to during these times is very important, and since many of the treatments for said disease compromise his immune system that home needs to be safe and sanitary.

-A bicycle. You might think when you read that, “What?! A bicycle? Why is that a big need for a poor person?” A bicycle is a more accessible transportation option for a person of limited means. There are no insurance payments or bus fees, and no gas to worry about paying. Alex would be able to get to work in Nebraska regardless of any emergency expenses that come up.

Our fundraising goal is currently $1000, if each and every person who followers me donated just 2 or 3 dollars we’d be well over our goal and he would have financial security to complete his move and a real chance to live the rest of his life securely.

Here is the link to do so, have a wonderful day.

This is not going away until the goal is met! if you don’t want to see it I guess you’d better donate!

Please help my friend Alex! <3

This guy is now completely homeless !!!! PLEASE give what you can I will love you forever if you do. If you want to donate but don’t have a credit card you can also send paypal to alexandermassa40@gmail.com.

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bxnjamxn:

2 SECONDS TO REBLOG COULD SAVE A LIFE

bxnjamxn:

2 SECONDS TO REBLOG COULD SAVE A LIFE

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vampirebobbette:

gothdolly:

twitch-the-tiny:

kingkeenanthegreat:

dash-of-dark:

JUST FUCKING LISTEN. 

THIS IS HALLOWEEN BUT NOT LIKE YOU KNOW IT

reblog so others can hear it!

Where the hell are the Victorian Goths they should be all over this.

*SMASHES REBLOG BUTTON*

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh … *love

Ohh

Played 1300101 times / THIS IS HALLOWEEN (like youve never heard) /
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I’ll never punish my daughter for saying no.

The first time it comes out of her mouth, I’ll smile gleefully. As she repeats “No! No! No!” I’ll laugh, overjoyed. At a young age, she’ll have mastered a wonderful skill. A skill I’m still trying to learn. I know I’ll have to teach her that she has to eat her vegetables, and she has to take a nap. But “No” is not wrong. It is not disobedience.

1. She will know her feelings are valid.
2. She will know that when I no longer guide her, she still has a right to refuse.

The first time a boy pulls her hair after she says no, and the teacher tells her “boys will be boys,” we will go to her together, and explain that my daughter’s body is not a public amenity. That boy isn’t teasing her because he likes her, he is harassing her because it is allowed. I will not reinforce that opinion. If my son can understand that “no means no” so can everyone else’s.

3. She owes no one her silence, her time, or her cooperation.

The first time she tells a teacher, “No, that is wrong,” and proceeds to correct his public school, biased rhetoric, I’ll revel in the fact that she knows her history; that she knows our history. The first time she tells me “No” with the purpose and authority that each adult is entitled, I will stop. I will apologize. I will listen.

4. She is entitled to her feelings and her space. I, even a a parent, have no right to violate them.
5. No one has a right to violate them.

The first time my mother questions why I won’t make her kiss my great aunt at Christmas, I’ll explain that her space isn’t mine to control. That she gains nothing but self doubt when she is forced into unwanted affection. I’ll explain that “no” is a complete sentence. When the rest of my family questions why she is not made to wear a dress to our reunion dinner. I will explain that her expression is her own. It provides no growth to force her into unnecessary and unwanted situation.

6. She is entitled to her expression.

When my daughter leaves my home, and learns that the world is not as open, caring, and supportive as her mother, she will be prepared. She will know that she can return if she wishes, that the real world can wait. She will not want to. She will not need to. I will have prepared her, as much as I can, for a world that will try to push her down at every turn.

7. She is her own person. She is complete as she is.

I will never punish my daughter for saying no. I want “No” to be a familiar friend. I never want her to feel that she cannot say it. She will know how to call on “No” whenever it is needed, or wanted.

Lessons I Will Teach, Because the World Will Not — Y.S. (via poetryinspiredbyyou)

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Senator Mcconnell Raised His Wage, Refuses To Raise Minimum Wage
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