My social work professor took the class to an exhibit in the library about Native American codetalkers. The most disturbing part was learning that many of these codetalkers were taught in boarding school that their language was bad and then they turn around and save the country with it. After the war, they had to return to a world that treated them as dogs again. How traumatic that must have been. How insanely grateful I am for the warriors who withstood all that. I don’t think I could have done it.
The idea that fertile people with vaginas shouldn’t have PnV sexual intercourse until they are ready to get pregnant assumes that all fertile people with vaginas want to be pregnant someday, which is a laughable and absurd assumption.
"The United States spends more on trash bags than ninety other countries spend on everything. In other words, the receptacles of our waste cost more than all of the goods of consumed by nearly half of the world’s nations."
"metaphors are as dumb as analogies"
Once and for all: no bras were burned in the making of feminism. Read an excerpt from the new book Pranksters: Making Mischief in the Modern World that breaks down the bra-burning myth.
“I never saw a bra burn in my entire life,” says Roz Payne, who filmed the 1968 Miss America protests (pictured here). She adds, laughing, “It was probably a man who started that story.” Actually, the bra-burning urban legend can be traced to a young female reporter at the New York Post. Lindsy Van Gelder wrote an article that drew parallels between the Miss America protest and another contemporary form of mass resistance: draft-card burning. Her satirical article, “Bra Burners and Miss America,” backfired after its ironic tone was lost in translation. An annoyed Art Buchwald criticized the protestors in a syndicated column titled “Uptight Dissenters Go Too Far in Burning Their Brassieres.”
Continue reading this excerpt at BitchMedia.org.
"I’m a woman and I’m not offended by this, clearly it isn’t sexist!"
wow I didn’t realise you were the singular spokesperson for 3.5 billion people of different ages, races, religions, backgrounds, sexual orientations, social classes, and cultures, I’m so sorry