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I learned all about feminism from my friend Ana Casian Lakos. She told me about racism, classism, priviliege, and why they're bad.

Yet it seems that since i learned about this stuff, life hasn't gotten any better.--it's gotten worse. People just dont want to hear about it when you call them out on their sexist and racist behaviour.

Is it just me, or does feminism take a lot of courage?

It takes a lot of courage, and courage is something i dont want to have.

How the fuck are you supposed to be a feminist with people telling you everywhere, that it's such a bad thing.

Why do people have to bully you about it, all the time?
cia

This will make you angry.

Have you heard about the Kirstin Blaise Lobato trial yet? I found out about it years ago, and it has troubled me ever since. An 18-year old girl defended herself against a rapist. Because she had apparently struck him in the "groin area," a detective named Thomas Thowsen arrested her for the murder, mutilation, and sexual assault of a homeless man she had never met who had suffered a "groin injury" post-mortem.

Today, in testimony you can see on Court TV Extra, this detective could not even defend the reasons for why he had arrested her at all. We are attempting to rally both national and international support to ensure that she gets a fair trial this time around. Articles, websites, and wrongful conviction sites from Canada have not been enough to convince the world to give this young woman a fair trial. From previous blogs, to current ones - from international support to radio and national justice conferences, Kirstin has still not received the support, encouragement, and the justice that she deserves. Your voice *can* make a difference in her fight for justice.

Two days in a row, guys. This has got to be some kind of record...

Ok, so.. I was under the impression that...it was now ok for women to have sex? (you know what I mean by 'ok')
I was wrong. At least here, in Columbus Ohio.
I am currently a freshman enrolled for summer quarter, at OSU...I am staying in a dorm, and as is normal, there is some *SEXUAL ACTIVITY* in this dorm.
Today, in the evening, two people (directly above me were having sex) The girl was OBVIOUSLY enjoying herself--as her shrieks told.
The four girls I was with were gossiping her, calling her a whore,laughing at her, AND NOBODY MENTIONED THE GUY.
First of all, not only is sex NORMAL at this age, but if you are backwards enough to be against it, shouldn't you condemn both parties?
Nobody said anything about the guy, it was all "THAT GIRL IS SUCH A WHORE. *whipser whisper*"
I happen to know her, and they have been dating for eight months. A whore, she is not. She is in a committed relationship. What am I missing here? Where is the whore factor?
That's all...

I wish you all much joy, and many sex partners,
Ana
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no lo entiendo...

I am posting here, because...I'm well...not furious, but slightly pissed.. (Yes, I said y'all's. Get over it :P)
Ok, well.. today I was in the library looking up social issues that affect the latino community, when I came across a book (I didn't get a chance to look at the title, because I was in such shock at its contents.)

The book said that Latino girls get pregnant more often than... white girls because of three reasons. a)they are more promiscuous b)have less access to contraceptives and c)are more willing to accept their role as women.

Ummm excuse me, what was that supposed to mean? I read on, but the book did not explain. Can anyone interpret this for me? As a Latina, this...confuses me a bit. How exactly do we "accept our role as women" and what does this have to do with getting pregnant more easily?
Thanks!
--Ana
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kind of in response to hot4bonjovi's post

http://www.snappoll.com/view_results.php?poll_id=17629

Apparantley some people thing Lindsay is not too thin.


Ok. If that is normal than most women on earth are fat, and this poll perpetuates those unattainable standards.

Also.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/ohnotheydidnt/2616928.html?#cutid1

GIVE THE WOMAN A BREAK!! SHE FINALLY LOOKS NORMAL NOW!!! HOW CAN YOU BE SO CRITICAL???
THESE UNATTAINABLE STANDARDS, AND HIDEOUS PRESSURES ARE WHAT CAUSE EATING DISRODERS!! YOU SHOULD APPLAUD HER FOR EMBRACING NORMALCY! IT'S RARE IN HOLLYWOOD!

from feedlindsay.com

"To: Lindsay
We urge you Lindsay to please, pick up a sandwich and eat it, or ice cream, or any food that might put those oh so cute pounds back on.

Sincerely,"


Signing a petition will not change anything. Anorexia is not something you can talk someone out of, assholes.
GAH!

It is caused by psychological probems perpetuated by the media, and by pressures of the patriarchy. It's subtle. Fuck your stupid petitions--it's giving her the attention she wants, and will probably make things worse.

ANDREA, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

"Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership. "

That is the biggest piece of bullshit. Ever. Andrea is focusing on the wrong thing. Marriage isn't the problem, people.

Shouldn't the problem be access to medical information? Contraception? Saying that marriage is rape is such a primitive statements, and brings down feminism...because people then think ALL feminists think like that, and take us less seriosuly.

Maybe if people weren't so radical about feminism, we wouldn't be so ridiculed as a group. Marriage is a good thing. Abuse and rape are separate issues. Marriage, when equal is a good thing.
MARRIAGE DOES NOT EQUAL RAPE, AND AS A SURVIVOR OF RAPE, THIS OFFENDS ME!!!!