Supreme Court Just Made Getting an Abortion More Dangerous for Women →

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that mandates a protective buffer zone around abortion clinics to allow patients unimpeded access.

In a unanimous decision, the court said the 2007 law violated the freedom of speech rights of anti-abortion protesters under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by preventing them from standing on the sidewalk and speaking to people entering the clinics. Chief Justice John Roberts said that authorities have less intrusive ways to deal with problems outside the clinics.

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huffingtonpost:

People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.

Watch the powerful Verizon advertisement to really understand what a little girl hears when you tell her she’s pretty.

Gandhi ALSO blamed Women for getting Raped; Do Misogyny and Obsession with Sexual Purity go Hand-in-Hand? →

faineemae:

"You plagiarized a sentence in an essay? Expelled & we’ll make it hard for you to enroll into another school ever again."

"You raped and assaulted a student on campus? You can come back to school."

fuck the education system

wandaluverr:

postdrunk:

a female lou reed would be considered a crazy junkie chick, a female morrissey would get laughed off every stage on this planet and a female iggy pop would be called the whore of the century you know its true

and this is why people don’t respect courtney love 

leosboots:

fuffuster:

this-girl-is:

hotdogcephalopod:

ignotum-per-aeque-ignotum:

did-you-kno:

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This is important to remember.While Freud played a crucial role in the development of modern psychology and therapy, his theories were all untestable at best and rampagingly sexist at worst. He had absolutely no empirical data and his theories, while very thought out, are complete bullshit.It is good to learn about him and his theories to have a basis for understanding modern psychology, but under no circumstances should his work be applied to anything beyond a historical and academic perspective.

I am so thankful for this post

Look, basically, Sigmund Freud found himself thinking about banging his mum (given the whole ‘Freudian slip’ thing, it’s possible that he thought about banging pretty much everyone ever, and it was the point where it included his mum that tipped it all over the edge), and everything from there on out is his desperate attempt to rationalise and normalise it by trying to make out that it was something that happened to everyone.
Friends don’t let friends take Freud seriously.

I’m pretty sure that all of Freud’s theories are basically just a detail analysis of his own pathologies that he generalized to apply to everyone.

From my understanding of it in my psych classes I took some years ago, it had to do with his initial “patients” he was paid to psychoanalyze. 
All of these ladies (and some ment) that he was paid to treat were naturally part of the higher class, and all of these ladies mentioned molestation or worse by older men in their lives, including their fathers.
Freud either generally believed they were making it up in their head, or he was paid off by the relatives of his clients but either way this had a huge effect on his “theories”.

leosboots:

fuffuster:

this-girl-is:

hotdogcephalopod:

ignotum-per-aeque-ignotum:

did-you-kno:

Source

This is important to remember.
While Freud played a crucial role in the development of modern psychology and therapy, his theories were all untestable at best and rampagingly sexist at worst. He had absolutely no empirical data and his theories, while very thought out, are complete bullshit.
It is good to learn about him and his theories to have a basis for understanding modern psychology, but under no circumstances should his work be applied to anything beyond a historical and academic perspective.

I am so thankful for this post

Look, basically, Sigmund Freud found himself thinking about banging his mum (given the whole ‘Freudian slip’ thing, it’s possible that he thought about banging pretty much everyone ever, and it was the point where it included his mum that tipped it all over the edge), and everything from there on out is his desperate attempt to rationalise and normalise it by trying to make out that it was something that happened to everyone.

Friends don’t let friends take Freud seriously.

I’m pretty sure that all of Freud’s theories are basically just a detail analysis of his own pathologies that he generalized to apply to everyone.

From my understanding of it in my psych classes I took some years ago, it had to do with his initial “patients” he was paid to psychoanalyze. 

All of these ladies (and some ment) that he was paid to treat were naturally part of the higher class, and all of these ladies mentioned molestation or worse by older men in their lives, including their fathers.

Freud either generally believed they were making it up in their head, or he was paid off by the relatives of his clients but either way this had a huge effect on his “theories”.

bloxs:

Liberals are legit trash. I never used to understand it before but now I see. Especially with their need to decontextualise everything, how everything is reduced down to ‘the individual’. They barely acknowledge systematic oppression, anything is okay with consent, let’s forget context again. There’s never any moral line to draw. All liberals do is defend already existing power structures under the guise of being progressive. 

despite progress at the international level, disabled women have in general been silenced within society, including by feminist movements, and denied their rights and equal economic and social opportunities due to prejudice, stigma and poverty. They face a pattern of discrimination that repeats itself globally, in differing forms, in rich countries as well as poor. The fear, anxiety, vulnerability and ignorance people experience when encountering disability are translated into societal restrictions on disabled women’s access to educational opportunities and to health care, and limits to their employment options, where they tend to be restricted to poorly paid and low-status jobs.

Viewed as incapable of handling the maternal role and as carriers of malfunctioning genes, they are derided as mothers and denied children, too often through forced sterilisation. They are subject to physical, mental and sexual violence and abuse, both in the domestic and the public arena, and in the institutions to which some disabled women are committed. The negative perceptions of disabled women and the prejudice and oppression they face lead to low self-image for many. And when and if they challenge all this, they are met with incomprehension and, despite the new UN Convention, a marked lack of social and legal rights.

(x)  The seeds of a movement: disabled women and their struggle to organize - JANET PRICE (via sespursongles)

Your mental health comes first.

anxietysurvivor:

Before school

Before work

Before relationships

Before friendships

Anything that comes in between you and mental health probably shouldn’t be in your life anyways. Don’t feel guilty for putting your mental health first. 

Women's Liberation Front (WoLF) →

carborundorum:

WoLF is an organization that I’m proud to have had a role in starting.  We began at a radical feminist strategy meeting in September of last year, and we have solidified around the organizing and execution of Radfems Respond.  We’re getting off the ground in earnest now, so please check us out, and think about joining, working in coalition, and supporting our work.  We’ve needed an organized, strategic, cohesive radical feminist-dedicated organization for a long time, and I hope that WoLF can provide that.

WE BELIEVE…

  • That female humans, the class of people called women, are oppressed by men under a male-supremacist system called patriarchy.
  • That patriarchy is organized around the extraction of resources from female bodies and minds in the service of men, including reproductive, sexual, emotional, and labor resources.
  • That gender is a hierarchical caste system that organizes male supremacy. Gender cannot be reformed – it must be abolished.

WE WORK TO…

  • Halt male extraction of resources from female bodies and minds, by regaining reproductive sovereignty, ending male violence including the sexual exploitation industry, and ensuring that women control the material conditions of our lives.
  •  Disrupt and ultimately end the propagation and enforcement of the gender hierarchy, because women’s liberation can only be won when the caste system called gender has been abolished.
  • Empower women to organize as a class, including the creation and maintenance of women-only spaces.

WE ARE…

  • Unapologetically radical feminists.
  • Dedicated to the total liberation of women.
  • A women-only organization: We are biological females who survived girlhood.