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They ARE being demoted — from a superior to an equal — and it feels wrong to them because they’re so used to being privileged

Lisa Wade succinctly putting why MRAs are so pissy. (via kagome-mizuno)

To add some context, this professor was asked about the internet phenomenon of “men’s rights” online trolls spamming Occidental College’s  online anonymous sexual assault reporting system with a hundreds of fake, mocking, and sexist submissions.   University officials expressed concerns that student-submitted reports of sexual assault would be buried under the sexist spam.   Wade noted:

The men targeting Occidental’s anonymous report form are mad that women are being listened to, that men’s voices are no longer given so much power that they can effectively drown out the voices of women. They’re mad because they’re not the only ones that matter anymore. I get it. To them, it really does feel unfair. Something really is changing. 

(via kkkkai)

sangfroidwoolf:

Take a minute to watch this video - Scotland shows its support for equal marriage.

Recently had a conversation with a coworker who has marched in the Pride Parade since the 70s when it actually was a march, so have some pictures of signs from the Portland Pride Parade. & vagpanda’s drag mama for no reason besides her green dress was amazeballs.

1 year ago with 1 notes

suitep:

tastefullyoffensive:

How to parent. [via]

That last one…man.

liberalsarecool:

We get better news and commentary from comedians these days.

#thedailyshow #colbertreport #notleno

1 year ago with 2 notes

pocproblems:

geekquality:

drst:

John Cho on saying no to Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage. [x]

Because John Cho is awesome.

Just when you didn’t think you could love John Cho more.

Guys I just have a lot of feelings about John Cho, okay?
- Zoe

liebling:

(Source)

I cried a little when I saw this photo.

I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.

Mikhail Bakunin

We’re all created equal, but we don’t all end up equal.

– Al Sharpton
1 year ago with 3 notes

andrewgibby:

Dr. Martin Luther King memorial. (Taken with Instagram)

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Bans and Health Codes 

Since 1983, during the advancing years of HIV/AIDS scare, the FAC (Federal Advisory Committee) has placed a ban on gay* men donating blood. When filling out the blood donation questionnaire provided, donors are asked (if male) if they have slept with another male since 1977. If they answer yes, they are then told they cannot donate.

The FAC will be reviewing the policy again in the next few years (it failed to overturn the ban in 2010). 

alimarko:

An open letter to Fox News.

Hi, 1967.  We’re looking at you.

13 year old rejected from high school for being HIV+


Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania denied Tim (not his real name), a 13 year old boy, admission because he is HIV positive.
From Change.org

Although discrimination against people living with HIV is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act,…

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