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"You can consent to sex without consenting to other things. You can consent to sex without consenting to pregnancy, stds, certain types of sex, marriage, relationships, and a multitude of other things. You can consent to oral sex, but not to penetrative sex. You are not a tease for wanting to do one thing and not another. You can consent to sex once without consenting again."


The whole post is great but this is one of the most important points in my opinion

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"Sexual assault isn’t a ‘sex allegation.’ It’s a rape allegation. No one cares if [Dominique Strauss-Kahn] is alleged to have had sex. Many, if not most, adult human beings have had sex. What we care about is whether he assaulted someone, sexually or otherwise. If someone is arrested for allegedly breaking into a jewelry store and stealing a Rolex, we don’t call it a ‘shopping allegation.’"


"In short, [American Psycho] observes a sociopath through the female gaze, and in the process isn’t afraid to undercut the violence so favored by men, and focus instead on the pathology behind Bateman’s behavior. It strips the male ego bare, reveals what’s crawling around underneath, and best of all, doesn’t go about it at the expense of female characters. Quite the opposite. it allows us to see what they really think of him."


Marie Haws, “A psychopath and the Female Gaze” (via feministfilm)

ahh totally wrote a paper on how Bale’s body is objectified way more than any woman’s in the movie!

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10 things you should know about International Women's Rights

1. One in three women die or are seriously injured as a result of gender-based violence. Violence against women results in more deaths among women ages 15 to 44 than the total number of women who die because of war, malaria, and cancer.

2. An estimated four million women and girls are bought and sold worldwide each year, either into marriage, prostitution or slavery.

3. One out of every six American women have been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in their lifetime. An estimated 60 percent of all rapes are not reported to the police.

4. Approximately 96 million young women in developing countries still cannot read or write. Globally, girls account for 55 percent of children not in school.

5. Nearly 75 percent of those displaced by violent conflict are women. Displacement leaves women without access to health care, proper nutrition or education. Displaced women face a higher threat of gender-based terrorism and violence.

6. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda resulted in hundreds of thousands of violent sexual assaults, resulting in an estimated 250,000 women falling victim to HIV/AIDS. While many women awaiting treatment died, their perpetrators receive antiretroviral therapies in prison.

7. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that actually denies women the right to vote by law. In other parts of the world, where women are legally allowed to vote, many women still struggle to exercise their rights. For example, in Afghanistan, some women were denied the right to vote in 2009 because the country lacked the necessary amount of female staff members to provide enough polls for women.

8. With its rate of violence, sexual assault and inadequate health care, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place in the world for women to live.

9. In 1974, Isabel Peron became the world’s first woman president, when she was elected President of Argentina. Around the world, 68 women have served as head of state in their country (not including monarchies). Currently, 38 women serve as head of government around the world. In 1997, Ireland became the first country to succeed power from one female president to another.

10. African nations have more women in parliament than most western nations. Rwanda ranks number one in world rankings for the highest representation of women at 49 percent. 

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