"Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there’s a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry."
Design the next Feminist Playing Card deck!
"drop a name in the water.
drop a name in the water.
and a name in the water.
drop another name in the water.
there are no more bodies in your body."
"While they are only 4 per cent of the population, native women and girls represent 16 per cent of female murder victims and 12 per cent of the country’s missing women and girls. This is an ongoing crisis that demands a response befitting its severity and persistence, and that recognizes the devastation the violence has brought to Canadian families and communities."
Meghan Rhoad, US researcher in the women’s rights division
also missing Native women get 1/6 of the media attention missing white women get (in Canada; in the US, missing WOC get 20% of the media attention white women get)
rattythings re: mainstream Canadian news coverage(via laurrrra-fumbles)
Vegans in New York City
Only thing in the pantry is 4 boxes of Earth Balance mac n cheese.
Vegan sausage and spinach pizza and garlic knots from Norbert’s Pizza in Bushwick
Native women speaking out against violence by Brandon Ecoffey
RAPID CITY — Some say that a picture can speak a thousand words: Some however, can do more than that.
A photo posted by First Nations woman, Sarah Rainville, on Twitter, along with hashtag #ImNotNext, has gone viral and is giving those who are fed up with the high rates of violent crime against indigenous women in Canada a far reaching platform to speak from.
Rainville, 25, a citizen of the Soto First Nation from Sakimay, SK, chose to take her own personal message to social media. The catalyst for Renville’s revelation to post the photo and create the hashtag came about in response to a different social media campaign that asked the question #AmINext. #AmINext was intended to create awareness about the high rates of violence against Indigenous women in Canada. However, Rainville, felt that a more powerful and empowering message was more appropriate.
“I would never go to Canada and ask if I am next. It is time we lift our people I am not going to be next. My people are not going to be next. And my children are not going to be next,” said Rainville. “I am not next I don’t want to be next,” said Rainville. “This was not from a victim’s standpoint or from a place of fear.”
If by ‘fuck the police’ you mean fuck the corrupt, prejudiced, racist system then yes, fuck the police, but if you mean fuck the police for stopping you from smoking weed and getting away with illegal behaviour then no, fuck you.
do you identify as a dyke (or equivalent) who lives in a city (or equivalent)?? if so, please submit art/writing to my zine!! hopeful publication date December 1 2014. anywhere between 1-4 pages (it’s gonna be 1/4 page size, very petite, so keep that in mind) on your experiences as a dyke in a city. the general topic of the first issue is gonna be: what brings you to the city? pls message me with questions and I’ll answer them all.
submission deadline: November 1st. pass it on to yr dyke/city friends!!