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11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

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Yes but the nail polish will help until men have the idea that Rape is never OK under any circumstances drilled into their heads

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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ”You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man.”
Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.
~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ”You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten the man.”

Feminist: the person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.

~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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I hate how the phrase ‘have some self respect’ is used to shame women who are comfortable with their sex lives. ‘Have some self respect’? I do respect myself, that’s why I wanna have a fucking orgasm tonight, thank you very much.

—(via horse-y)

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halftheskymovement:

Meet Ze: she’s not your average twelve-year-old girl. Since the age of seven, she’s been responsible for supplying her family with water. Ze routinely carries 40 pounds of water on her head collected from a small, muddy hole infested with leeches, bugs, and bacteria — the only water source close enough to her village in Madagascar to access.

Ze recently dropped out of school in order to support her family. For Ze and 5,000 other girls like her, access to clean water can redefine her future.  It means more time for school, healthier families, and the chance for kids like Ze to, well, really be a kid.

Learn more via WaterAid.

Photo: WaterAid/Marco Betti.

halftheskymovement:

Actress Ashley Judd has written a piece on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, describing how the Court’s decision could negatively impact global women’s health.
“By giving credence to the religious view that IUD use is controversial, the Supreme Court may have inadvertently opened a door for attacks on federal support for IUDs and other lifesaving family-planning options that can affect women’s health beyond the United States’ borders,” writes Judd.
Read more via Al Jazeera.

halftheskymovement:

Actress Ashley Judd has written a piece on the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, describing how the Court’s decision could negatively impact global women’s health.

By giving credence to the religious view that IUD use is controversial, the Supreme Court may have inadvertently opened a door for attacks on federal support for IUDs and other lifesaving family-planning options that can affect women’s health beyond the United States’ borders,” writes Judd.

Read more via Al Jazeera.