You were *that* close to nailing it for once, but Salon still managed a bit of a fuckup.

@Salon: Two words that no man should ever (ever, ever) say to a woman http://t.co/GBPwvGvP5s via @schemaly #SalonArchives

From the article: The problem with street harassment isn’t the demand that a woman smile or perform fellatio, the problem is the answer to the question, “What if a woman doesn’t want to?

— Seriously, wtf? Most of the rest of the article is fine and dandy… But seriously. How is asking a woman to ‘perform’ in EITHER of those ways not creeeepy as FUCK? Maybe just me. Reminds me a little of the days when people would say “IH, you’ve got a problem with one of your eyes? Cover your good one! How much do you see?” Before you ask - no, I don’t believe it’s even close to women being asked at random to do this shit.

Shit happened at least once a week when I was younger. Fine when an ophthalmologist or optometrist does it - they have a reason for what they’re doing. And no, it

It’d be better to say while it’s bad to approach a woman and expect her to continue to perform like this, the responses to rejection often defy belief.

Disclaimer: I’m a pre-everything trans woman who isn’t yet identifying in public or dressing femme or even to family, so my perception of what’s creepy is likely going to differ from a cis woman because right now I’m fronting as a guy in public. Other than that it seems a good article, but knowing Salon, there’s probably something horrible lurking in three Mess. Good to see Jamie Nesbitt Golden (sp? She’s @thewayoftheheid on twitter), an getting a mention (follow her and @,karynithia. Aside from being awesome women, and standouts on issues that affect people of colour, they are AWESOMELY FUNNY when theyre just commenting on life in general.

TLDR: I seriously doubt girls want to be randomly approached and chatted up or worse, asked to provide sexual favours. Seriously - BOTH are sexual harassment. You wouldn’t do it to a random man so don’t do it to a woman

Again, though, definite improvement on the usual Salon screeds, just pointing this out. Otherwise a good piece.

fuckyeahcitizenradio:

"This is our fault. This isn’t Sarah Palin’s fault. This isn’t Fox News’s fault, this is our fault. We need to be better than the bigots we rain down hell upon." 

Being an LGBT Ally without forgetting the T. Pass it on.

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TIL milk is in, like, everything. Seriously. Next time you do your shopping, see how many of the things you buy have ‘milk’ or ‘milk solids’ listed as an ingredient. You’ll be fucking surprised, unless of course you’re a vegan. Was definitely an eye opener for me.

So, about last Friday’s Citizen Radio best of… I need help with something. I don’t Wanna be a douchebag that eats animals anymore. Resources in Sydney?

So I keep listening to last week’s Citizen Radio best of shows. I keep listening to Friday’s episode in particular. The animal stuff is REALLY starting to echo around in my head,  and it’s really starting to make me feel like a huge fucking douchebag for eating meat., and I really think it’s time I start actually going down the path of this Veganism thing.

I have No fucking idea how I’m going to a) afford it,  b) prepare Vegan meals using only a microwave and a toaster oven,  and c) where to look for resources and affordable Vegan produce.

I’m unemployed. I don’t have a job, I live on the outskirts of Sydney without a car, and there seems to be SFA Vegan produce out here aside from salads and shit like that. Things do seem to be starting to change in that front.

I know there are probably at least a few Aussie maniacs out there who can point me in the right direction. I want to do this, and I’m going to ask the maniacs to hold me accountable to this. I’m going to transition slowly,  mostly because I want it to stick, with any luck within a couple of years,  though hopefully sooner.

I still live at home,  and I really do only have a microwave and a toaster oven for meals. Also,  good tasting Vegan cheeses that are actually available in grocery stores. I only have Coles,  Woolworths and Aldi convenient (Costco is around but not practical because I have to be able to *carry* what I buy,  though I suppose mum could help out with that.

Anyway,  I’d love any links to good resources anyone’s found. *Especially* anything in the way of resources to help me catch any foods that would seem safe,  but  in actuality have animal products in them.

Again,  I have no fucking idea how I’m going to pull this off,  but gosh darn it, I’m going to. Somehow.

I have already made a start, switching milk for soy milk (always preferred the latter anyway) and once I finish the current tub of butter I have,  I’m going to use a vegan substitute (turned out a brand I like is actually okay in that regard.)

And seriously,  any advice,  stories,  things to avoid… All of it. Gonna need help to get this done,  but get done it’s gonna be.

Fucking hypocrite. Let’s see… Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden spring to mind just off the top of my head.For the record,  I vote hard left and am in Australia,  and no,  I did not vote for Abbott the liar.

Fucking hypocrite. Let’s see… Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden spring to mind just off the top of my head.

For the record, I vote hard left and am in Australia, and no, I did not vote for Abbott the liar.

(Source: america-wakiewakie)

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My story isn’t so extravagant, because most of my journey toward leftist politics followed observing the process of the crash of 2008 and the capitalist machine’s obsessive pursuit of wealth in the aftermath at the expense of all else. I’ve pretty much always followed politics, whether here in Australia or in the US, but really, it’s thank to Citizen Radio that i’ve become more aware of how terrible some of the atheist community are. 

I was never particularly closely entwined into that community anyway, so dissociating from them wasn’t a hard decision (though it has to be said, I still quite like PZ Myers). Other sources radicalised my politics pretty well.

It *is* however, thanks to Citizen Radio that I’ve really started to see the importance of intersectionality, the continuing need for feminism, and it’s thanks to them and the maniacs that’s I’ve begun to call out this shit more strongly online. It’s also thanks to CR that I discovered the awesomeness of @Karnythia and @thewayoftheheid on Twitter (seriously, follow them on Twitter if you aren’t already. SO WORTH IT.

It’s also thanks to Citizen Radio and the Maniacs that I’m seriously pondering going vegan or at least vegetarian (just have to work out how the fuck I’m going to afford it. Veg stuff here in Australia is still a premium price thing, though I’ve made a start by switching to soy milk and a vegan butter/margarine alternative (I don’t use much butter/marg anyway).

I have to confess, I’m not yet active and out there involved in protests, but most protests here take place on the weekend, and I really don’t have easy transport on a weekend, which constrains my ability to take part quite heavily. Which is why for now, I’m making my stand online (if you’re in Sydney and have options I could look into… please let me know! It’s hard to find info online.

It’s also nice to know that #CitizenRadio is a great safe space for me. I’m a pre-everything transgendered woman (still living publicly as male and will have to deal with that for a few years due to a couple of family assholes.

Wondering what this Citizen Radio thing is?
It’s a podcast, and you can check it out at http://www.wearecitizenradio.com/ If you like it and if you’re not on unemployment like me, you should subscribe to it. It’s entirely listener supported and they actually pay their employees well, so they’re nothypocrites like many others in leftist media (not to lessen their work).

Also…

I’d also like to give a shoutout for those in Australia (or those interested in finding out what shit’s going down here - spoiler: right now there’s a lot) for Progressive Podcast Australia, which can be found at http://www.progressivepodcastaustralia.com/ They’re fans of Citizen Radio, too, so you KNOW it’s going to be good.

Any Aussies should check that one out in particular, because our media, frankly, is the propaganda wing of the coalition and the miners at this point. While I’m at it: FUCK THE MURDOCH AND FAIRFAX PRESS.

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PSA: Rape jokes are super douchey. Don’t make them. NOPE. Just… don’t. do. them. Or racist jokes, or sexist jokes, or LGBT-phobic or ableist jokes for that matter. Now, look, I’m not perfect.

One, they’re not funny. Seriously, if you’re looking for a funny, I present to you rich assholes.

Two, you’re kicking people who have already been repeatedly handed shit by life and

Three, DON’T BE A FUCKING DOUCHEBAG, okay? Fuck.

chattersthebutt:

silvahound:

miss-mixi:

Alright Jessie.
Want a fucking Apology?

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omg i laughed at this.

like

does, like, 3 pictures justify a rape joke?

like

What justifies a rape joke?

PewDiePie can’t get away with a rape joke

Daniel Tosh can’t get away with a rape joke

Microsoft can’t get away with a rape joke

So I don’t think you can get away with a rape joke, Mixi.

Rape is a thing. A serious thing. Not apologizing is bad and asshole-ish. Being stubborn over an apology is bad and asshole-ish.

So yeah.

Warning: Ranting

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And again, mixi, DON’T BE A FUCKING DOUCHEBAG.
/rant

I know I wasn’t even involved with this, but fuck.

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mrscriss2012:

This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present: “Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.

mrscriss2012: Seriously, keep being awesome parents. I’m not a parent, and probably never will be (pre-hormones, pre-op transgendered woman here), but it always encourages me when I read of parents being willing to let their children explore these things like this.Your children will probably be more creative, more friendly, more compassionate, more understanding, and overall more well rounded because of your own openmindedness. It’s people like you that help inspire me to keep fighting for change over these wires, because you are living proof that human beings can be decent and kind if they’re open-minded enough. That gives me hope. 
Keep doing what you’re doing. Every little push and creep open of the door helps to expose the falsehoods that prop up the status quo. And shame on those other parents for being so… dare I say it, immature.

mrscriss2012:

This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.

We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”

"Why did you make him wear a dress?"

"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"

"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."

"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."

The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.

When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.

Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.

mrscriss2012: Seriously, keep being awesome parents. I’m not a parent, and probably never will be (pre-hormones, pre-op transgendered woman here), but it always encourages me when I read of parents being willing to let their children explore these things like this.

Your children will probably be more creative, more friendly, more compassionate, more understanding, and overall more well rounded because of your own openmindedness. It’s people like you that help inspire me to keep fighting for change over these wires, because you are living proof that human beings can be decent and kind if they’re open-minded enough. That gives me hope. 

Keep doing what you’re doing. Every little push and creep open of the door helps to expose the falsehoods that prop up the status quo. And shame on those other parents for being so… dare I say it, immature.

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ectoboilogist:

Anonymous Submission:

I hate to maybe bring up more issues, but I just wanted to say stuff from my POV. As a person of color (I’m Asian) I NEED representation in media so people like these men can stop thinking I am some wilting asian lotus flower ready to jump on them at…

Not a POC, but as an ally, I’m reblogging this because it’s awesome.

(Source: bromoyed)

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sparklesbright:

thehumanarkle:

I know I go on, and on, and on, and oooooooooooo-

Anyway, in case anyone was wondering where I got it from, why I became such a fire breather on this issue, it’s because of this show. I’ve always known that rape was awful, that’s not news (except to people who are assholes; I’m looking at you The Amazing Atheist), and I always was aware that there was an issue with victim blaming in the press and among the media. But I had no idea how bad it really was until they started talking about it on CR. No, the CR from To Boldly Flee, I mean Citizen Radio. ;)

I also went vegan because of them. Jamie and Allison are great people, and I cannot promote their show enough.

Even if Jamie called me a monster because I like Garden State.

Oh man. I remember when I found out The “Amazing (sic) Atheist was an MRA douchebag. I don’t think I’ve stopped following somebody’s stuff quicker in my life. Pretty sure I haven’t watched even one of his vids since. Fucking douchenozzle. I don’t think I was even listening to CR yet at that point, but… yeah. Never been fond of the MRA crowd.

Meant to put this on this blog. Oh well, fuck it. there are a few folks who follow that other blog that don’t follow this one anyway (it’s just a random bullshit blog, don’t bother following that if you want actual content. But yeah, long story short TAA is an MRA douchebag. Unfollow if you weren’t aware.

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