We talk a lot about the idea of “rape culture” these days: what it is, what it isn’t, and why it is (or why it isn’t). Rape culture does not mean, to purloin the wisdom of Antoine Dodson, that they rapin’ errbody out there. Instead, it is a culture - of commentary, arts, music, popular thought - that normalises, excuses, trivialises and in some instances condones sexual violence, and it shuts down those who try to criticise it with cries of “political correctness gone mad”.

-Clem Bastow (via stfurapeculture)

So go ahead and call me politically correct, call me a feminazi, call me a stuck up bitch who just needs a good dicking: when you excuse rubbish like this (with arguments like that), you are a part of the problem. It’s 2011 for fuck’s sake. Happy International Women’s Day.

(via stfurapeculture)

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192,000 new jobs added in February? Wow, defunding Planned Parenthood really DOES work.

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One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the President’s Secret Service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner. Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant,” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”

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ieatyourhatelikelove:

One night President Obama and his wife Michelle decided to do something out of routine and go for a casual dinner at a restaurant that wasn’t too luxurious. When they were seated, the owner of the restaurant asked the President’s Secret Service if he could please speak to the First Lady in private. They obliged and Michelle had a conversation with the owner. Following this conversation President Obama asked Michelle, “Why was he so interested in talking to you?” She mentioned that in her teenage years, he had been madly in love with her. President Obama then said, “So if you had married him, you would now be the owner of this lovely restaurant,” to which Michelle responded, “No. If I had married him, he would now be the President.”

BURN

I love her. 

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New Hampshire Votes 15-0 NOT To Repeal Marriage Equality ›

That’s a really misleading headline. They voted to shelve the bills until their next session. The issue will be back.

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Alzheimer's Patient Wants To Marry While He Still Recognizes His Partner ›

Californians Ed Watson and Derence Kernik have been together for 40 years, but Ed has been been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the couple is desperately hoping to marry while he can still recognize Derence. In a totally fucking related development, today the American Family Associationdenounced attempts to have the stay on Prop 8 lifted, using the headline, “Patience Is Not A Homosexual Virtue.”

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Heartbreaking. :(

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Man gets 30 months in abortion bomb plot ›

GREENSBORO — A former Rowan County resident who pleaded guilty last year to giving bomb-making instructions to an FBI informant was sentenced Wednesday morning to 30 months in federal prison.

Justin Carl Moose, 26, believed he was helping the man plan an attack on a women’s health clinic where abortions were performed. The Planned Parenthood Association alerted authorities after discovering that Moose was “advocating extreme violence” against such clinics on his Facebook page, court records say.

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The judge sentenced Moose to have a mental health evaluation and alcohol/substance abuse treatment. Upon release from prison, Moose will be on supervised probation for three years and pay $100 in fines. While on probation, he must submit to random drug tests and participate in both a substance abuse and mental health treatment program.

He is also not to possess a computer or an electronic device that may enable him to access the Internet unless approved by his probation officer.

While not part of his sentence, Schroeder suggested Moose talk to a minister or priest about his “strong feelings” and the views he expressed on Facebook.

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Execution sought for abortion clinic 'horrors' ›

HARRISBURG — Philadelphia prosecutors said Wednesday they will seek the death penalty against Dr. Kermit Gosnell for the deaths of newborns at his abortion clinic and are considering the same against a Mt. Lebanon man and others who worked in what officials called the “house of horrors.”

Steven Massof, 48, of Mt. Lebanon helped Gosnell cut the spinal cords of babies born at the West Philadelphia clinic that specialized in late-term abortions, according to a grand jury report. Prosecutors filed murder charges against Gosnell, Massof and two other former aides and other charges against four others in a case that brought swift changes in state oversight.

"The district attorney is considering whether to seek the death penalty" against the three former aides charged with murder, said Assistant District Attorney Christine Wechsler.

Gosnell’s lawyer said his client would die of old age before a death sentence could be carried out.

"Dr. Gosnell is never going to get the death penalty," lawyer Jack McMahon said after a brief court hearing. "You have a 70-year-old man, and it makes the case three times as long and as costly."

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Russell Simmons 'to receive GLAAD award' ›

"Whether speaking out against the unfair nature of California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 or advocating for the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’, Russell Simmons has become a critical ally who inspires diverse communities across the country to support equality," said GLAAD president Jarrett Barrios in a statement on Wednesday.

"As a cultural icon, Simmons’s steadfast support of our community has also encouraged countless gay and transgender people of color to be proud of who they are."

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