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1st Gay Marriage in Washington

Yesterday, Jane and Pete-e were the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in the state of Washington. They’ve been together for 35 years! During that time, they’ve most certainly been plotting how best to ruin the institution of marriage for straight people, promote their nefarious gay agenda, & other vague-and-meaningless-but-scary-sounding things! Oh, the end is near, I tell you! I mean, just look at them loving each other for 35 years. They’re clearly up to no good!


Redefined Marriage (aka: Progress)

Ashley Judd

(Fyi – “inter alia” means “among other things”)

 

George Carlin

Margaret Sanger

Wrong Side of History

The Rights of the Minority

The majority should not get to decide whether the minority can enjoy the same rights that they get to take for granted. This should be common sense.


Accept Better

Bertrand Russell

Trollops

Chicago, 1922: These women were arrested for wearing one-piece bathing suits that revealed too much leg. What trollops.


The “War on Men”?

The “War on Men”? Seriously?! In this Fox News article (are you surprised?), writer Suzanne Venker makes the ridiculous claim that more and more men are shying away from marriage because:

“Women aren’t women anymore. … In a nutshell, women are angry. They’re also defensive … That’s because they’ve been raised to think of men as the enemy. Armed with this new attitude, women pushed men off their pedestal (women had their own pedestal, but feminists convinced them otherwise) and climbed up to take what they were taught to believe was rightfully theirs. …


Whaaat? “Women had their own pedestals”? Oh, does she mean like back when we didn’t have to worry our pretty little heads about voting and all that political nonsense? Or does she mean back when our only option in life was to get married, have kids, and stay home and we didn’t have to worry our pretty little heads about working outside the home? I have a feeling that her concept of being on a pedestal means being subservient, holding a supporting role, and letting men make all the big decisions as leader.

“But what if the dearth of good men, and ongoing battle of the sexes, is – hold on to your seats – women’s fault? … [The media has] put women front and center, while men and children sit in the back seat. But after decades of browbeating the American male, men are tired. “Fortunately, there is good news: women have the power to turn everything around. All they have to do is surrender to their nature – their femininity – and let men surrender to theirs.”


Hear that, ladies? You’re emasculating the menfolk! If you ever want to get married, stop browbeating them, stop trying to steal their jobs, and get back on your pedestal in the kitchen! Let the men take the front seat for once! Stop the War on Men! And for Christ’s sake, stop being a damn feminist! They ruin everything.

Read the rest here, if you can stomach it.


This Woman Has Rights Too

I’ve recently started posting a few original memes here and on my Facebook fan page (which has over 2,700 fans — so please check it out!). As an artist, I enjoy creating these images. I add a small mention of my website, Facebook page, and logo to my memes in case they’re shared. Unfortunately, another fan page on Facebook, Women’s Rights News (which has about 100 times more fans than I do and should know better), has shared several of these images, but cropped my info off.

 

I realize that memes are found all over the Internet and it’s hard to know where most originate, but when a meme actually has the originator’s info on it, it’s just not cool to crop it off or cover it up! I just found out that I’m not the only one — they’ve done the same thing to several other great pages, such as Feminists United. I can’t contact them discreetly, since they don’t have a website and they’ve disabled private messaging and posting to their wall on Facebook, so the only thing left is to comment on their posts, which they ignore. So Women’s Rights News, since you’ve left me with no other recourse and since you clearly follow my page, my latest original meme is dedicated to you!

 

 

Here are links to the above memes, which were posted previously on Beauty Is Inside:

 

  1. J.K. Rowling: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/is-fat-really-the-worst-thing/
  2. Portia de Rossi: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/portia-on-body-image/
  3. Iyanla Vanzant: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/what-we-believe/
  4. The 1950s Kitchen: http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/1950s-kitchen/

Everyday Feminist

Election 2012

Something Wrong with this Picture

How to Subjugate a Body

Seems Legit

Half the Sky

“Half the Sky” is a new documentary on PBS which “… introduces women and girls who are living under some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable — and [who are] fighting bravely to change them.”

 


Read more about the woman in the photo, Rebecca Lolosoli.


Can They Talk?

Douche of the Day:
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said on his radio show today “… that the way he and his network pick out female hosts is, ‘we go into the Victoria’s Secret catalogue and we said, ‘Can any of these people talk?’”
Listen to it here.

I’ll Take that Bet

Birth Control

Contrary to what many conservatives would have us believe, affordable access to birth control isn’t about making taxpayers pay for slutty women to have sex. Birth control is an economic issue and a basic human right:

“Access to contraception isn’t just a privilege, it’s a basic human right, the United Nations says in its Population Fund’s annual report, which came out on Wednesday. Lack of access to contraception, the report finds, is an economic barrier that can hinder economic opportunity and growth.”

 

Read more at Buzzfeed.

Chains

To Those Threatening to Secede from the Nation

Loud Opinions

“This Is a Catholic Country”

This is what can happen when a country (Ireland, in this case) allows the religious beliefs of some to trump a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy: Savita Halappanavar, 31, was a dentist and was 17 weeks pregnant. She was miscarrying, but was refused an abortion even after her health started to fail. Ultimately, the fetus died inside her, and then she died shortly after from blood poisoning. It’s simply disgusting how self-righteous ideology caused this woman’s death:

“Savita was really in agony. She was very upset, but she accepted she was losing the baby. … When the consultant came on the ward rounds on Monday morning, Savita asked if they could not save the baby, could they induce to end the pregnancy? The consultant said: `As long as there is a fetal heartbeat, we can’t do anything.’ Again on Tuesday morning … the consultant said it was the law, that this is a Catholic country.”

 


Read more at Huffington Post.


George Takei

She Just Wanted to Learn

Badass Girl of the Day — Malala, the 15-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban last month. She was targeted because ever since she was 11, she’d been encouraging other girls to defy the Taliban and to go to school. This photo is from a few days ago.

 


Read more at CNN.


Women Are Good for Business

Vietnam

In June 1972, Kim Phuc was pictured in a world-famous and iconic photograph from the Vietnam War. She was the naked child who was horribly burned with napalm and was running from an airborne attack.


Since then, Kim has found a way to transform her suffering into good. She runs The Kim Foundation International, and she acts as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO. She has transformed into a viable, visible symbol of peace and hope. Hers is an important story of resilience, courage, and forgiveness.

Is America Ready for a Male Leader?

LOL — I love this little bit of satire regarding the different ways we speak about male vs. female politicians. The role reversal points out how absurdly sexist and condescending it is:

“The Secretary of State job requires both tenacity and restraint, both of which may be difficult for a man’s unique chemical constitution. The male hormone testosterone, while responsible for such wondrous miracles as back hair and upper body strength, is also responsible for an increase in male aggression, anger, and even violence. Diplomacy is a difficult enough task without having to temper a man’s natural tendency to throw chairs through windows when angered by gridlock. …


“In addition to fluctuating male hormones, a male Secretary of State will undoubtedly be faced with the difficult task of trying to balance work and family. For generations, men have tried to ‘have it all’ — the great career, the perfect family, a hot body, a youthful, buoyant buttocks … I know it’s not the ‘politically correct’ question to ask, but it needs to be addressed when making important decisions about men in the workplace: if Jon Huntsman is appointed head of the State Department, can we trust him not to shirk his responsibilities in favor of fulfilling his duties as a father of seven? … Who is going to make after school snacks? Can America, with a clean conscience, remove a father from his natural role as hands-on provider and permission slip signer?”


Read more at Jezebel.


We Won – Deal With It

There have been a lot of sore losers since election results were announced — plenty of political pouting, arguing, and Facebook un-friending. The losing side wants us to stop gloating and just get on with life. Ordinarily, I’d agree, but not this time. They want us to stop now, even though all throughout election season, these same people didn’t stop making inflammatory attacks and absurd claims about the Nazi-Communist-Socialist-liberal agenda, the Black man in the White House, gay marriage bringing on the apocalypse, baby killers, sluts wanting you pay for them to have sex, “legitimate” rape vs. girls who “rape easy,” and so on. In spite of all this “fair and balanced” rhetoric, conservatives still lost fair and square. But now they want everyone to stop talking about the election and to shut up with all our celebrating.

 

Well, you know what? Fuck that! Fuck that, because YOU are the ones who lit the fires. YOU are the ones who started shit. YOU are the ones who fought to take away people’s rights to their lives and their bodies. YOU are the ones being degrading and insulting. So damn right we’re going to express how absolutely thrilled we are that we shut that shit down!

 

There’s been so much bigotry throughout politics lately, an incredible amount of sexism, homophobia, and racism. And those who support those ideals — or those who can so casually excuse them — deserve to be called on it.

 

This is the most politically involved that I’ve ever been in my life, because as many other women realized — our rights are being threatened. And I’m finding it really hard to separate people from their politics, because beliefs matter. They impact your worldview and your behavior toward others.

 

You’re entitled to believe in whatever you want, but you are not entitled to impose your beliefs on me. And I don’t care if it’s under the guise of religion or if you believe that God Himself personally spoke to you. Because when you start forcing your beliefs on me, it becomes abundantly clear that your “traditional values” are less about following a moral code and more about oppressing others in the name of your self-serving ideology. Those are not values that I will abide by. You are not allowed to infringe on MY rights, MY body, MY choices, no matter how “righteous” or “justified” you believe yourself to be. Your beliefs do not get to trump my freedom. Your sense of entitlement over others’ personal lives, your selfish belief that you have the right to control others — these are complete and utter boundary violations. How dare you say that your beliefs matter more than mine! That kind of arrogance and lack of compassion astound me.

 

When our rights are attacked; when we’re treated with condescension and our morals, maturity, and ability to make decisions about our own bodies and lives are questioned; when the definition of rape is twisted to benefit the rapist and punish women — well, damn right we’re going to take it personally! We’re going to defend ourselves against insulting, selfish, and paternalistic attacks against our humanity. We’re going to stand up against sanctimonious bullies who use religion and legal maneuvers to chip away at our civil rights. We’re going to vote for the people who actually respect our constitutional and moral rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And we’re going to question the integrity of those who are so willing to throw our rights under the bus. How dare you speak about freedom when you are so intent on attacking ours.

 

In this election, we had more on the line than you did. We had more to lose. And guess what? YOU built that. So hell yeah — of course we’re going to celebrate and we’re going to do a bit of gloating about how we prevailed.

 

We won. You lost. Deal with it.

 

 

They’ve Been Terminated

The Voice


By: Shel Silverstein


Which One?

Yeah, that’s probably not a good sign …

 

Dalai Lama

Celebrate


Hey Girl, Ryan Gosling would like to celebrate with you. ;)

 

Defeated!

That’s Just What They Do

Shut Down the Vote

Congratulations to the elected women who found a way to shut that whole thing down tonight!

 


via Unite Women


Champagne

Be Careful

 

That’s what happens when you piss women off!


Pomeranians for Progress!!!

(Yes of course he did it himself! ;)

 

Obama Wins!

I Voted

Chris Rock the Vote

This is pretty damn funny — Chris Rock’s special message to undecided white voters:

 


Fight to Keep Your Rights

Hey Girl

Reproductive Rights & Economics

Remember

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