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    imageIf you need Plan B, here’s a printable $10 off coupon

    It doesn’t expire either! It’s a continual offer

      11:25 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 60,444 notes ]

    (Source: rydenarmani)

      10:50 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 28,185 notes ]

    I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

    Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

    Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

    If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

    And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.


    timemachineyeah (via ask-pauli-amorous)

    Eat THAT, hormone-snipers!

    (via joyfulldreams)

      1:10 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 91,480 notes ]

    Every single Marvel Studios movie has centered around a presumably straight, white, male protagonist, even if white women (mostly love interests) and men of color (support roles) have played roles in the film. The franchise is a box office juggernaut and has a ton of movies on this list, but we’ve gotten two to three movies about each of the men on the Avengers and there’s yet to be a film about Black Widow. Both of Marvel’s ensemble films—The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy—trimmed down the superhero teams for their film adaptations, and the women characters, save for one, were the first to be cut. Most moviegoers will never know that women of color and LGBTQ characters were cut from Guardians of the Galaxy, but audiences will get to relate to the talking raccoon and the talking tree.
      12:35 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 9,403 notes ]

    We were grabbing a bite of lunch at a small cafe, in a mall, right across from a booth that sold jewelry and where ears could be pierced for a fee. A mother approaches with a little girl of six or seven years old. The little girl is clearly stating that she doesn’t want her ears pierced, that’s she’s afraid of how much it will hurt, that she doesn’t like earrings much in the first place. Her protests, her clear ‘no’ is simply not heard. The mother and two other women, who work the booth, begin chatting and trying to engage the little girl in picking out a pair of earrings. She has to wear a particular kind when the piercing is first done but she could pick out a fun pair for later.

    "I don’t want my ears pierced."

    "I don’t want any earrings."

    The three adults glance at each other conspiratorially and now the pressure really begins. She will look so nice, all the other girls she knows wear earrings, the pain isn’t bad.

    She, the child, sees what’s coming and starts crying. As the adults up the volume so does she, she’s crying and emitting a low wail at the same time. “I DON’T WANT MY EARS PIERCED.”

    Her mother leans down and speaks to her, quietly but strongly, the only words we could hear were ‘… embarrassing me.’

    We heard, then, two small screams, when the ears were pierced.

    Little children learn early and often that ‘no doesn’t mean no.’

    Little children learn early that no one will stand with them, even the two old men looking horrified at the events from the cafeteria.

    Little girls learn early and often that their will is not their own.

    No means no, yeah, right.

    Most often, for kids and others without power, ”no means force.”


    from "No Means Force" at Dave Hingsburger’s blog.

    This is important. It doesn’t just apply to little girls and other children, though it often begins there.

    For the marginalized, our “no’s” are discounted as frivolous protests, rebelliousness, or anger issues, or we don’t know what we’re talking about, or we don’t understand what’s happening.

    When “no means force” we become afraid to say no.

    (via k-pagination)

    Now imagine this from the stance of her being disabled and having to undergo constant shots, medical examinations, and other things. Disabled kids learn this lesson constantly.

    (via phoenixhobbit)

      2:38 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 65,368 notes ]



    girls who pretend to act stupid because they think it’s cute need to be slapped in the face with a brick

    girls who pretend to act stupid because they think it’s cute need to be taught that their thoughts and opinions matter. so many girls are taught that being smart and capable is threatening to boys and will scare them away. please don’t hit these girls with bricks thanks

      4:41 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 298,376 notes ]

    Ten rape prevention tips:

    1. Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

    2. When you see a woman walking by herself, leave her alone.

    3. If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

    4. If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

    5. When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

    6. Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

    7. Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

    8. Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times.

    9. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.

    10. Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.

    ... (via eatpraylonely)

    (Source: esmre)

      9:40 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 247,546 notes ]


    i hate that the 50 shades movie is gonna come out cuz its probably gonna be mostly women and girls going to see it and everyone will talk abt how women invite their own abuse and get off on it but really thats just whats…ppl have shown love to be like?? abuse is glorified to young girls constantly and when they get into a relationship like that and they dont realize how horrible it is until its too late and then theyre blamed for their own abuse when all they wanted was love

      7:19 pm, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 272 notes ]




    We went to this burger place for lunch (turned out to be a drag bar which was shitty in other ways) but the walls were papered with rolling stones covers and it just really becomes obvious when you see lots of magazine covers next to each other that men are treated as people and women are treated as objects.



      9:57 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 159,682 notes ]


    "BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MEN?!" - Is Feminism Sexist? (x)

    Guess what? Feminism is beneficial for men. But even if it wasn’t, empowering women shouldn’t be limited or defined by what men think is important.

    (Source: marinakeeptalking)

      5:51 am, reblogged  by audikatia, [ 22,692 notes ]