You go, Regina Phalange!
What “should” women do? What “shouldn’t” women do? This powerful new UN Women ad series uses genuine Google searches to reveal the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women: http://owl.li/q21Vb
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Trigger Warning: Rape
Disclaimer: People also need to be aware about rape victims who are men, however in this video, I mostly refer to women and how rape culture affects them.
- Why they are dangerous
- Statistics and Rape Culture
- Make fun of the culture, not the victim
- Freedom of speech
I don’t normally reblog much, but fucking thank you.
The oppressions of sexism are varied, but they are a universal, inherently human condition.
this is hung up in one of the classrooms at my school!
this is feminism okay? everyone who thinks it’s all this man-hating bullshit, it’s not. male privilege and sexism work in both directions and are detrimental to both sexes.
fuck gender norms.
i want this in a sweatshirt, as my bedsheets, a poster, maybe even a tea towel. i just love it.
THIS IS MARRIAGE!!
Permission to be a bad ass. Nod.
He looks back at the guy like, “SEE THAT? SHE SAID YES. YOU’RE SO FUCKED.”
Like, guys. Sparta was so kick ASS sometimes when it came to women. Spartan women were given these small knives so that if their husbands came home and tried to hit them or assault them, they had a weapon within reach. That weapon was for CUTTING THEIR HUSBANDS’ FUCKING FACES so that when he went out in public everyone would know he was an asshole, abusing jerkface and they would publicly shame him.
I DID NOT KNOW THAT THAT IS GREAT
LET’S JUST TALK ABOUT SPARTAN WOMEN FOR A SECOND.
In Sparta, women could own land and were considered citizens. THAT IS A HUGE BIG FUCKING DEAL. Why? Because that was RARE AS FUCK and there are lots of places TODAY where women don’t even get that much.
Divorce was totally fine, and a woman could expect to keep her own wealth and get custody of the kids because paternal lineage wasn’t very important. And it didn’t make her a pariah! She could totally remarry, no big deal at all.
Spartan women participated in some fuckin’ badass sporting events, too. And because they were expected to be as physically fit as the Spartan menfolk (who all had to serve compulsory military duties, btw, and couldn’t marry until they finished them at thirty) they didn’t have time for lots of swishy dresses. So they wore notoriously short skirts. According to some accounts, their thighs were visible at all times. HOLY SHIT.
Also, In Sparta men only got their names on their graves if they died in battle. And women? Women only got their names on their graves if they died in childbirth. THE SPARTANS COMPARED CHILDBIRTH TO FUCKING BATTLE AND IT WAS VIEWED AS A GODDAMN BADASS AND HONORABLE WAY TO GO OUT.
FUCKING SPARTAN WOMEN. THIS DUDE HAD FUCKIN’ BETTER MAKE SURE SHE’S COOL WITH WHATEVER HE’S DOING, IF HE KNOWS WHAT’S FUCKIN’ GOOD FOR HIM.
“ When my wife and I leave California, I want to have my marriage recognized in Nevada, Arizona, all the way to New York. How can you stop people from loving each other? How can you get upset about loving? ”