There were two of these that aired, actually. And in one, they referred to both me and Alex as victims. I cried about it—I’m not a victim, I’m a survivor. I’ve worked too hard at being stronger, at not being ashamed at what they did to me, to be anything but a survivor now.
Other than that (and the fact that they left out the part where I told them that our SlutWalk was about ending bullying and discrimination too, and that’s why I had wanted to leave the name as “SlutWalk”), I am really really proud of this. Tess Koppelman was wonderful, and I feel like Alex and I both did very well for only hearing that Fox wanted an interview a few hours before.
Plus I wore the elephant necklace Chase made me. c:
Oh hey, I saw you on the news! I thought you ladies did a fantastic job. Sorry about their use of the word “victim.” Overall though, I thought the piece was splendid. I’m proud of you ladies, even though I don’t know you, and cannot wait to march with you.
We need money. We need more money than we thought we would, and we need it fast.
Every penny counts.
”SlutWalk means unity. It means I’m going to walk among women and men who have been there, who refuse to be silenced any longer.” SlutWalk is about ending sexual violence, but it’s also about prejudice and snap judgments. It’s about using words that don’t exactly have a clear definition as a way to make other people feel inferior, as if they have no value, and afraid to be themselves. Language is powerful—insults can (and do) silence many. Just think of all the kids who commit suicide because of bullying. Those are voices that will never be heard, stories that will never be told. We want Kansas City’s SlutWalk to be the beginning to the end of silence. There will be official speakers at the event, but perhaps more important will be the murmur of people sharing their personal stories with each other as they walk side by side, united in setting free the words that had once been secrets. The formerly voiceless will be heard. Together, our whispers of long-buried fear and shame and pain will turn into triumphant shouts that, sooner or later, will change the world.
Please, please, please, just give five dollars, if you can. I am PROUD Kansas City resident who plans to march on july 30th. Let’s make this happen.
“The Republican led-House voted 54-43 to pass the bill. It now goes to the GOP-controlled Senate, where its prospects are uncertain. The legislation would ban abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy.”—
Oh man. So like any dude want to fight with me about feminism right now? Or maybe you want to defend Odd Future and their misogyny? Or say “I’m pro-choice, but well I voted Republican because of the budget and fiscal issues, because those are the moral issues facing our country”? Or maybe “yeah but was she drunk”? Or like the dude I fought with the other day, ya wanna tell me “maternity leave isn’t really a right”?
Oh oh! Why don’t you tell me I should chill out and not take it so seriously? That uh no, no one will take away my right to an abortion! DUH. Silly woman!
DO YOU? Because if you’d like to fight right now, I’m feeling it. Because it’s shit like this that proves that holy shit, there is a war on women and children! And to deny it and offer platitudes about well “I vote Republican but none of the people I voted for are trying to pass those bills. No they’re trying to fix this damn economy.” Well FUCK THAT, noise. You’re either with us (feminists) or against us and I’m tired of the half-assery.
No one disputes that an on-duty Irvine police officer got an erection and ejaculated on a motorist during an early-morning traffic stop in Laguna Beach. The female driver reported it, DNA testing confirmed it and officer David Alex Park finally admitted it.
When the case went to trial, however, defense attorney Al Stokke argued that Park wasn’t responsible for making sticky all over the woman’s sweater. He insisted that she made the married patrolman make the mess—after all, she was on her way home from work as a dancer at Captain Cream Cabaret.
“She got what she wanted,” said Stokke. “She’s an overtly sexual person.”
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This is enraging…. and people claim rape culture doesn’t exist.
I just don’t understand this verdict. How the hell can that jury think that squirting bodily fluids on another person without their consent is at all OK?
“But she’s a stripper blah blah victim-blaming blah.”
By that logic, it should be legal to throw fecal matter at sanitation workers. Or to throw blood and vomit at doctors and nurses. Being a sex worker doesn’t give everyone else the right to have sexual contact with you.
“She got what she wanted”
Awful. Just awful. Victim-blaming at its finest. I’m pretty sure you would get thrown the FUCK out of a strip club if you tapped a dancer in the shoulder and then jizzed on her. Unacceptable behavior under any circumstances.
“A jury of one woman and 11 men—many white and in their 50s or 60s—agreed with Stokke. On Feb. 2, after a half-day of deliberations, they found Park not guilty of three felony charges that he’d used his badge to win sexual favors during the December 2004 traffic stop.”
…are you fucking kidding me?
I puked a little in my heart. He admitted to it and yet…he got away? That’s fucking disgusting.
Um, and they’re ignoring the fact that it ended up on her sweater? Even if he found her so attractive that he couldn’t prevent himself from orgasming on the side of the highway, shouldn’t it have ended up, y’know, inside his pants?
So really, if we pack sandwiches and don’t drink much, the schedule is perfect. We just have to get there early because everyone will want to see Darren. But really, I will be there as early as need be. I. Will. Be. There.
Don’t sweat it Kayla, I’m a festival master. We will need to drink A TON of water, you can hold our place when I go get it. I’m a good pusher. I will fucking push people if I have to. Lol.
read any Judith Butler? I am working my way through a paper called “Bodies That Matter,” and shit is confusing. I have taken many philosophy classes and usually have no problem, but this piece seems rather jargon-heavy. Can anyone shed some light on her work?
“With any of the Miley Cyrus shit, or any of that Vanessa Hudgens shit — I would never issue an apology for my life and for who I am. It’s like, Oh, I’m sorry I took a naked, private picture that someone is an asshole and sold for money. I’m sorry if someone else is a dick. No. You shouldn’t have to apologize. Someone betrayed Vanessa, but no one’s angry at that person. She had to apologize. I hate Disney for making her do that. Fuck Disney. Yeah, that was probably a bad move — they own everything. But it’s not right. They take these little girls, and they put them through entertainment school and teach them to sing and dance, and make them wear belly shirts, but they won’t allow them to be their own people. It makes me sick.”—
“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning —
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald (via satelliteyellow)