I’m really tired of hearing people say “I don’t understand why everyone is so mad at Paula Deen. I mean, she admitted to saying the ‘N-Word’ once. We all make mistakes.” Umm, firstly, stab yourself in the throat. Secondly, it’s not that she’s used racial slurs in the past. Coming up in the South, a lot of people are taught that that sort of thing is acceptable. The point is, we grow beyond that and educate ourselves. The issue isn’t THAT she said it once (although I doubt that) the issue IS that she doesn’t understand why it’s wrong. She even went so far as to suggest that black men dressed in a state of servitude was somehow romantic. She also said she wasn’t offended by her husband’s racist ‘jokes.’ Seriously? I really wonder if people are genuinely this fucking dense.
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Posted in Feminism, Images, Politics, Sex +, Site Updates/News, Ziggy's Blog, tagged Birth Control, Contraception, education, politics, research, Schools, Teen Sex on March 26, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Below is a link to a paper I wrote for my Sociology class. Also, one of the many reasons why I’ve been absent (as I’ve mentioned a thousand times or more). I truly apologize for being a neglectful blogger. College is just a bit much this semester, and I need to ensure that I keep on top of things to retain my GPA. In interesting news, I’ve been invited to join the honor’s society, again! I’m not sure if I’m totally interested considering my course load, but it does seem tempting in terms of fluff to put on my resume. Thoughts? I’ll be as active as I can, and when I do a project relating to my political beliefs then I will definitely share it here!
The paper is on schools providing students with contraceptives, and I have to argue against myself. At least it’s a good way to flex my cognitively complex muscles! I hope you are all well! Find me on Facebook if you miss me! 😀
(Totally a rough draft)
Also, this blog is amazing, and it should keep you entertained while I’m gone!
Posted in Feminism, Images, Politics, tagged brand, clothing, current-events, Feminism, Hillary Clinton, interview, mrs clinton, politics, politics and the media, Sexism, Women's Rights on November 23, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Picture Courtesy of Women’s Rights News
I really commend Hillary Clinton for standing up against sexism within politics and the media. In a moment where most would just smile and answer kindly to avoid a scene, she actually spoke out against what she saw as inappropriate. With all the issues this country faces, your favorite brand of clothing is hardly a topic worth discussing. Good on you, Mrs. Clinton! You’re what this website is all about: speaking out, even when it’s not the easiest option to take!
I’ve read that Google cache versions of the site are available. However, I’ve been unable to find anyone to spoon feed it to me. So, I did a little research and found them myself.
Here’s What I’ve Found:
- Slut Vote Original Article
- “#Feminism is not the supposedly radical belief that women are people, but rather the vitriolic dogma that men are not.”
- – BSkillet81’s Twitter, which has since been deleted. (Coward)
- The Hilarious Victims of Feminism Category
- The Un-Marriageable Evangelical American Princess
Excerpts From Various Articles:
“But instead, EAPs are taught to always think extremely highly of themselves. Following from the first point, when any man shows interest in her, the EAP will later tell her friends how gross and creepy she felt that this guy was coming on to her. She feels this way because she honestly believes that the only guy worthy of even thinking of dating her is the one perfect man God has for her. Since the guy who came on to her was imperfect, she was extremely offended: Didn’t he know how great she is? Didn’t he know how far out of his league she was?”
“The slut vote is of course crucially important to liberal politicians, as well as to the so-called “So-Con” politicians who are in fact the religious vanguard of the feminine imperative. Obama’s play for the slut vote is transparent.”
“Consider the legitimate political rape of one Todd Akin, Republican candidate for US Senate from Missouri. Akin made the factually accurate statement that it is very difficult biologically for a female to get pregnant as a result of rape, because the female body has ways of protecting itself. However, he made the mistake of using the (again factually correct) term “legitimate rape” to describe forcible rape.”
“The obvious point being that one of the popular ways for sluts to get cash, prizes, and empathy is to engage in consensual sex with many guys, and then accuse men of raping them. This is especially popular if the town slut ends up pregnant, and now has to engage in hamsterbatics to protect her reputation. ”
“Here you need understand your first bit of female psychology. Women often have a wee little furry rationalization hamster in their heads. In the face of facts, truth, reason, or logic that point to the woman’s guilt, her little rationalization hamster will get in its hamster wheel and run as fast as it can away from reality. But it will never get anywhere. It’s stuck in a hamster wheel. So she will only go in circles.”
- In order to view more articles on the site for yourself, simply copy paste http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache: into your web browser, and put the URL of the article you wish to view after the colon.
Honestly, the further I journey into the man’s head, the more apparent it becomes to me that he’s just a cowardice man-child with low self-esteem. From the looks of it, he’s afraid to ask out the Evangelical Princess he mentions so often for fear of being turned down, called gross, or mocked behind his back. Furthermore, he’s been cheated on by his wife which must have made something snap in that little “hamster” brain of HIS. Beyond that, he seems to discredit the feelings, thoughts, and intelligence of the women around him. He even went as far to say that his wife didn’t cheat on him because she wasn’t “haaaappy” but because she’d convinced herself that she wasn’t content within their marriage after the fact. He seems to rationalize everything he does through Christianity, not realizing that it’s truly his own faults, not those of women.
Or, he showed his penis to a girl frome church and she told the entire congregation of his less than impressive manhood. After all, what secure man is so afraid of gossip?
What are your conclusions?
Remember Katherine Fenton, the young woman who asked the candidates a question about the gender pay gap during Tuesday’s debate? The one who gave Barack Obama the chance to remind us that the first law he ever signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and gave Mitt Romney the chance to give us all a great meme (and also invent a story about his track record of hiring women)? Well, because that 24-year-old woman had the nerve, the audacity, to ask about gender inequality – IN PUBLIC, OUT LOUD – she’s now the target of attacks on the right.
Article Here Via Feministing.Com
Oh, and if you’re not outraged enough, there’s a blogger suggesting that Obama only won because of the “slut vote!”
Here’s a direct quote:
“I’ll be the first to admit it. A couple weeks ago I predicted a Romney win. I predicted this largely because he played up his alpha cred in the first debate. But one photo-op on the Jersey Shore with Obama looking tough in a bomber jacket destroyed all that, which is yet another reason sane societies don’t let women get involved in government.” Get that? Women are too stupid to understand complicated political topics, but show Obama in a bomber jacket, and we all flock to the polls to wait eight hours in the rain and cold to vote for him because he’s so hunky.”
“One thing one has to remember about women, especially slutty ones: They usually don’t make decisions based on reason. So all the Obama administration had to do was scare them that Mitt Romney was going to take away their birth control and their access to abortion. The fear for them is that, without birth control and abortion, they might actually get pregnant and have to give birth. That is scary not simply because of the economic burden of having a child (since, hey, they can get all kinds of cash and prizes if that happens), but because if that happened then everyone would know they’re sluts, and their image as daddy’s pure little snowflake princess goes out the window. [The feminist world view is that] Women are pure, perfect, kind, and altruistic, and the only reason they “get into trouble” is that some evil, conniving, manipulative man tricked them into sleeping with the entire football team. Twice.”
If you care to read more, there is an awesome article courtesy of Lorelei on AddictingInfo.org.
Artice HERE. I personally find the caveman graphic to be quite fitting, good on you, Lorelei.
I’ve been a little absent lately due to family and personal matters. My mother went back to her oncologist after having a CT Scan of her chest and we received amazing news! She’s been responding well to treatment, and with chemo the lesions in her lungs have shrunk to nearly a forth of their original size. For the holidays, that is the greatest gift.
She’s in good spirits, and we are all continuing on with life as usual. It has been incredibly difficult for everyone: emotionally, financially, and mentally. Yet, everything seems to be taking a turn for the positive.
Now, on to political news.
Am I the only one who nearly shat a brick when they turned on Msnbc to see that Romney was far ahead of Obama for an hour or two? If you follow Speak Out’s FB Page, then you know that I was at work all night during the election. My boss and I were nervous wrecks until they announced California, and finally Ohio. I honestly could not even begin to imagine an America with Mitt Romney as our leader. I literally nearly vomited, and the nausea didn’t cease until it finally sunk in that Obama had truly won. Beyond that, every single time I heard someone say “Karl Rove” I heard this. Thanks for that, MacFarlane.
On a more charitable note, I saw in my FB news feed today that Target is donating to St. Jude with every purchase of their Holiday Bullseye puppy plush. While I’m still a little in the dark on their stance regarding the LGBT community, I still feel that it is a worthwhile gift considering the circumstances. Give the munchkin in your life a cute little plushy for Christmas, and it will help save the life of another child. It seems like a win-win.
I hope everyone is well and in good spirits.
Four more years, baby!!! 😀