"19% of prime time television characters are non-human while only 17% are women"
A Profile of Americans’ Media Use and Political Socialization Effects: television and the Internet’s relationship to social connectedness in the USA ― Daniel German & Caitlin Lally
There are more “non-humans” on TV than women. Talk about unequal gender representation in the media.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever been a stripper?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever been to a strip club.
Oh—you wouldn’t date a girl who’s ever done porn?
In that case, I wouldn’t date a guy who’s ever watched porn.
You’re the reason we exist.
You’re the demand to our supply.
If you disdain sex workers, don’t you dare consume our labor.
As they say in the industry, “People jack off with the left hand and point with the right.”
"It’s troubling to see a persistent belief that cases not going to trial represent falsely reported rapes or false accusations of people who were innocent. Such attitudes feed directly into rape culture and put a heavy burden on victims/survivors, who are again not responsible for determining whether their cases go to trial, though they can sue for civil damages if they believe they have a strong enough case to make it worth it (as in certain other types of crimes, it is possible for a matter to be pursued in both civil and criminal court, if it can be proved both a tort and a criminal harm).
When cases don’t go to court, it’s important to stress that there are many elements involved in determining how and whether a case is tried, and that these factors don’t necessarily have anything to do with the validity of the initial complaint and accusation. Without this emphasis, observers may come away with a false notion about the significance of the news of a case not going to trial. The thing of note here is not the decision not to press charges, but the circumstances behind it, and the cold calculations that had to go into that decision."
International Women’s Day
"You can have ambition, But not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man".
Massachusetts May Unlock the Shackles →
[A look at an issue that’s rarely talked about: the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women.]
No one believed Kenzie was in labor. As an inmate at the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional facility, she was told to wait while her contractions grew more severe.
“They just kept denying me, saying I wasn’t really that far into labor because I was not hysterically screaming,” Kenzie told radio station WBUR in a recent interview. “It wasn’t until I had said that I had the urge to push that they decided to take me seriously.”
Kenzie was transported to a nearby hospital with shackles on her ankles and cuffs on her wrists. The restraints remained until she could persuade a correctional officer to remove them, just minutes before the birth of her son. After the delivery, she was handcuffed to the hospital bed.
Stories like Kenzie’s are a reality for thousands of incarcerated pregnant women across the U.S. Each year, about 12,000 women—6 percent of all women prisoners—are pregnant at the time of their incarceration, according to data from the Department of Justice. However, only 18 states have laws banning the use of restraints on pregnant inmates.
Now, Massachusetts is poised to become the 19th state to outlaw the barbaric practice.
This is utterly ridiculous. Are they worried that the pregnant person is going to make a break for it, in the middle of labor/delivering a baby? Also being able to move around can be really important for a birth - helps labor pains, can help shift the baby into a better position, etc. Glad this inhumane practice is slowly becoming a thing of the past.