I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.
This is groundbreaking
this is my third time rebloging this today. this is so important.
I have goosebumps
because were all trying to heal the child that was broken
People will fight tooth and nail to ensure that what non human animals endure, isn’t referred to as rape. Yet they are not very consistent in their oppose.
Take for instance when a story breaks about Orangutans being used as prostitutes, no one has much of an issue referring to what happens to those orangutans as rape.
Most people also have no problem recognizing bestiality as rape either. They understand that dogs and the like absolutely can not consent to any sexual activity with a human, and it is therefore non consensual, AKA rape.
So now we have established that most will agree that non human animals can be raped, why is it that as soon as the situation of cows and the inherent rape within the dairy industry is bought into question, everyone starts back peddling and attempts to make excuses.
"They’re just animals"
Like the Orangutans, dogs and other animals that you do grant victimhood aren’t. Like fucking humans aren’t.
You’ll throw out a:
"They’re not intelligent and don’t know what is happening"
Like the victim not being aware of or able to comprehend the situation somehow justifies it. Which is great news for those who rape intellectually impared children, and great news for my rapist too considering most of the things he did to me were done when I was deep in sleep.
You give the old:
"Dairy farmers don’t get off when breeding cows"
Which is a very fucking 10th grade understanding of the issue, considering rape is less about sexual gratification and more about power and control. And nothing screams “I have complete power and control of you” more than manipulating and exploiting the reproductive organs of billions of beings for nothing other than profit.
With a lovely display of speciesist rhetoric you insist that the process isn’t rape, it’s just “artificial insemination”. Implying that being put into an apparatus LITERALLY called a “rape rack” and having a hand forced into your anus to position your uterus so you can have a syringe full of semen emptied inside of you, consenting to none of which, somehow isn’t actually rape.
I personally think the hesitation to recognize what happens to dairy cows as rape, stems from the fact that you, as a consumer, pay for it to happen. That you don’t want to see yourselves as accomplices to something so disgusting. You don’t want to think that you are complicit in, and fund, rape.
But you are, and you do.
Non human victimhood is 100% no longer up for debate. They are sentient beings, capable of an array of emotions and with equal ability to feel pain as humans. Referring to the nonconsensual artificial insemination of non human animals as what it is, which is rape, does not take anything away from other (human) victims of rape. The only reason anyone would think it does would be if they see non human animals as lesser beings that have no right to bodily autonomy. And that makes you an anthropocentric, speciesist douchenozzle.
if you thought you were having a bad day, at least your cat didn’t piss on your head while you were sleeping.
As promised, here are some pictures of Lyalya’s first walk outside! Look at the bushy little squirrel tail :D the sandpit was her favorite spot! She was extremely excited and threw sand all over the place
i’m still not convinced that this isn’t just a cat head photo-shopped onto a squirrel body.
Let’s talk about this quote for a second.
I remember I attended a college lecture about what feminism means in America and how imperial politics and economic gaps between the West and East render what women want and consider pivotal to their feminism as conflicting and even antagonistic to each other.
My feminism, first and foremost, will always be anti-imperialism.
Imperial politics are dangerous and the very essence of narcissism. Imperial politics demonstrated within a feminist frame usually goes as follows: the most privileged women, ie. those who have access to technology, representation, occupy a particular media-friendly image or ideology and have access to those in higher slots in society are allotted platforms to speak about their experiences as women and without question, this gets presumptuously labelled “women’s experiences”. Being that women who are globally bestowed the highest tier are usually allowed such room to speak, their minimal struggles are then homogenized as the quintessential female experience and misogyny is wholeheartedly announced a tangible issue that can be easily eradicated out of modern Western society.
Its no accident that women of color, women in occupied regions and those who face mass political or economic repression and their words which don’t satisfy neoliberal, imperialist gaze are deemed anti-progressive, race baiters, backwards, terrorist apologists, etc. Our complex, multi-faceted struggles within a white supremacist empire tap into too many accepted status quos for the average American moderate. It forces those who legitimize the war on terror and view racism as an entity of the past to confront their own unsightly prejudices and the systematic brutality their nations enacts on various global societies, as well as within its borders. Its easier to find (and fabricate) any reason to demonize the likes of Trayvon Martin and his family for his own tragic demise or deem young Yemeni children necessary collateral damage for “the greater good” than to examine what other oppressions beyond misogyny exist that unquestionably burden the lives of otherized communities, including and especially the women in said communities.
Power feminism expects women to unanimously rejoice in the presidential election of Hillary Clinton, while her administration carries out the same murderous policies as her predecessors. Power feminism labels any legitimate criticism of influential women as inherent egregious misogyny. Power feminism devalues the loss of women’s lives abroad, while infantizling their independent resistance and stripping their agency by shamelessly declaring intervention as saving them. Power feminism within an imperialistic frame needs the hyper-demonization of otherized communities to justify its occupation. Power feminism can be even more dangerous than ruthless misogyny because of its insidious nature and lack of culpability.
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Veganism is not the opposition to factory farms.
The opposition to factory farms includes anything other than factory farms which includes hunting, fishing, backyard eggs, small local farms.
Stop making veganism about factory farms when ALL animals are oppressed whether they are on a factory farm or not.
Step back and look at all the speciesist shit that happens outside of food production.
Veganism is not about food.
In an anonymous communique received by the North American Animal Liberation Press Office this week, the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claims to have targeted the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science in Toronto, an apologist group for the outdated practice of imprisoning, torturing and killing innocent non-human animals in research laboratories.
The recent communique…
mulder: scully u dtb
mulder: down to Believe
YOU CAN’T JUST DO THAT
THE FXCK IS MARVEL THINKING WITH THIS WILLY NILLY “ANYBODY CAN BECOME A SUPER HERO THAT’S ALREADY A SUPER HERO” BEHAVIOUR LIKE,
STEVE IS CAPTAIN AMERICA. HE DIES, CAPTAIN AMERICA DIES. SOMEONE ELSE BECOMES THE SAVIOUR OF AMERICA. THE FALCON IS ALREADY A SUPER HERO.
LIKE WHAT THE FXCK IS EVEN GOING ON
MARVEL WHAT ARE YOU DOING
they’re not real
i liked someones’ profile on okcupid and i’m just now realizing i’ve been following them on tumblr for like a year or something wOOOOOPS
uh, are you telling me how to feel about the bright eyes thing? like what even kind of message is this, really? we don’t know if she actually lied (and never will) and that’s the point; there’s so much about the way we treat victims of rape-and especially in this case, the mounting publicity, the accused being someone famous, the potential suing-that maybe just maybe she felt pressured into retraction. like damn, don’t come to me if you don’t have a basic understanding of that.
it’s always cool when old friends disregard your gender identity.
reminds me why i don’t have any friends/don’t try to actively make any anymore.