THEME BY RACHEL [DUCKPONDS]

fatpinkcast:

Why do people think Jaime doesn’t know what constitutes as rape when he’s one of the only men in the books who acknowledges that men can and do rape their wives…and that that’s wrong? It also bothers him that some of the most renowned and praised Kingsguard men stood by while Aerys raped Rhaella multiple times over the course of their marriage.

His interaction with Pia’s also quite telling:

One of the Mountain’s men had tried to rape Pia, so Jaime commands Ser Ilyn Payne to take his head off. As they forced him to his knees the man seems honestly perplexed, saying he had her hundreds of times, they all did. When Ser Ilyn presented Pia with his head she had smiled through her ruined teeth.

Later to his squire Peck:

He advises him to be kind to her if he beds her, to treat her as he would his bride.

Pretty Pia’s slept with many men, yet Jaime still considers what happens to her attempted rape. He doesn’t excuse it because she’s promiscuous and ~you can’t rape someone who has sex to survive.~ He commands Ser Illyn Payne to take the head of the man who attempted to rape her even though this man has “had her hundreds of times.” He also advises his squire to treat her well.

How can anyone can argue that Jaime would violate Cersei and not think anything of it…that he wouldn’t understand that it’s rape because of the patriarchal society he grew up in where people think it’s okay for men to rape women who have previously consented?

Jaime sees rape as morally wrong in a way that most men in these books don’t and despite society excusing spousal rape.

-J

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20/4/2014 @ 2:21am

diseonfire:

thepfa:

nohetero:

scottthepilgrim:

which fucking fedora wearing friendzoned nerd made this thing

yeah but notice that the seal’s intent is to eat those fish and the shark offers a mutually beneficial relationship for them

in which a dudebro unintentionally makes a really accurate analogy for the reason that they’re single forever

That’s a whale shark. They’re docile and in no way threatening to people or those fish depicted. Seals, by contrast, will attack people, possibly out of a frustrated sense of entitlement combined with poor socialization skills.

Well that backfired spectacularly.

diseonfire:

thepfa:

nohetero:

scottthepilgrim:

which fucking fedora wearing friendzoned nerd made this thing

yeah but notice that the seal’s intent is to eat those fish and the shark offers a mutually beneficial relationship for them
in which a dudebro unintentionally makes a really accurate analogy for the reason that they’re single forever

That’s a whale shark. They’re docile and in no way threatening to people or those fish depicted. Seals, by contrast, will attack people, possibly out of a frustrated sense of entitlement combined with poor socialization skills.

Well that backfired spectacularly.

klingonrealitytelevision:

"Well it’s an opinion so it can’t be wrong.”

Okay we are not 5 anymore, opinions can be wrong, your parents lied to you, your teachers lied to you. Not every comment you have will be valid, not everything you say needs to be heard. 

And opinions can be and have been wrong. 

But if you wanna hold that idea then it’s my OPINION that you’re a loser my opinion is right and valid, ur a loser now. Suck it loser. 

Alex Turner and Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys stopped by the iHeartRadio Headquarters in New York to let us in on some of their secrets in their own handwritten words.

awkwardsituationist:

photos by mohammad reza domiri ganji in iran of: (1) the dome of the seyyed mosque in isfahan; (2,8) the nasīr al mulk mosque, or pink mosque, in shiraz; (3,4) the vakil mosque in shiraz; (5) the ceiling of the fifth floor of ali qapu in isfahan; (6,10) the vakil bathhouse in shiraz; (7) the imam mosque in isfahan; (9) the jame mosque of yazd

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18/4/2014 @ 3:12am

soulrevision:

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A Tale of Two Mothers In American in a “Post Racial Society”

Left: Catalina Clouser - Got high, drove for 12 miles with her 2 month old baby on the roof of her car before realizing her child was not in the vehicle. The baby fell off and was found in the middle of the highway, still in its car seat and miraculously unharmed. Catalina pled guilty to child abuse and DUI, she avoided jail time and was sentenced to probation.

Right: Shanesha Taylor - A homeless mother, left her two kids (2 years old and 6 months) in the car while she went on a job interview for 45 minutes because she had no one to watch them. Shanesha was arrested and charged with a felony and had her kids removed from her care.

Both of these women live in Arizona

Read more here: http://bit.ly/1eAfPIf

soulrevision:

[For more on social justice, follow me on instagram: soulrevision]
A Tale of Two Mothers In American in a “Post Racial Society”
Left: Catalina Clouser - Got high, drove for 12 miles with her 2 month old baby on the roof of her car before realizing her child was not in the vehicle. The baby fell off and was found in the middle of the highway, still in its car seat and miraculously unharmed. Catalina pled guilty to child abuse and DUI, she avoided jail time and was sentenced to probation.
Right: Shanesha Taylor - A homeless mother, left her two kids (2 years old and 6 months) in the car while she went on a job interview for 45 minutes because she had no one to watch them. Shanesha was arrested and charged with a felony and had her kids removed from her care.
Both of these women live in Arizona
Read more here: http://bit.ly/1eAfPIf
"My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul."
- Lupita Nyong’o (via cestlavieparis)
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17/4/2014 @ 7:15pm

strangelybeautifulworld:

nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

this isnt even an exaggeration 

like at all

strangelybeautifulworld:

nympherret:

like how much more obvious does this need to be made for people to get it?

this isnt even an exaggeration 
like at all

stfuconservatives:

feminishblog:

lavenderlabia:

theconcealedweapon:

Everything Men’s Rights Activists label as “female privilege” is really patriarchy backfiring against men.

The gender-specific rule that men shouldn’t hit women is caused by the misogynistic belief that women are fragile.

The belief that men can’t be raped is caused by the belief that men always want sex and the belief that men must always be strong, which are the same gender norms that enable men to sexually harass women.

The belief that all men are rapists is caused by the misogynistic belief that a woman who is quick to trust a man is asking for it.

The belief that statutory rape is worse with an older man and a younger woman than with an older woman and a younger man is caused by the misogynistic belief that society must protect female virginity.

Custody favoring the mother is caused by the misogynistic belief that taking care of the kids is a woman’s job.

The fact that only men can be drafted is caused by the misogynistic belief that women are too weak for combat. Also, most feminists are against the draft.

The belief that the man must pay for the date is caused by the misogynistic belief that women are helpless and need men to do everything for them, and it’s often used as a way to guilt-trip her into having sex.

Feminists don’t support any of those. All of those are caused by patriarchy. Men’s Rights Activists can stop blaming feminists for the problems that patriarchy causes.

This is an excellent summary of a comprehensive discussion we had on female privilege a few months ago (those posts can be found herehere and here).

Bookmark it, folks!

I think I’ve already reblogged this but I don’t care. Relevant.