manifestfreedom:

my body is not public property!

manifestfreedom:

my body is not public property!

(via stopstreetharassment)

"IT’S ACTUALLY A RADICAL POLITICAL STATEMENT THAT I WAKE UP EVERY FUCKING DAY IN THIS GODFORSAKEN, PATRIARCHAL, WHITE-SUPREMEST WORLD AND DECIDE TO PUT ON LASHBLAST WATERPROOF MASCARA AND A PUSHUP BRA. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WHITE CIS-MEN SEXUALLY HARASS ME FROM THEIR CARS, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WHAT I WEAR MAKES ME INVISIBLE TO THE QUEER COMMUNITY, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I FEEL OBJECTIFIED BY A STRANGER, I STILL WEAR ALL THE LINGERIE I WANT AND TAKE ALL THE TIME I NEED WITH MY HAIR STRAIGHTENER. ALL OF THESE THINGS MAKE ME EXTREMELY BADASS, AND ALL OF THESE DECISIONS ARE NOT ACCIDENTS. IT IS A RECLAMATION AND IT IS NOT EASY."

What is femme anyway?

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Love this one! #EndSH #CopleySquare #Boston #EndSHWeek  (at Copley Square)

Love this one! #EndSH #CopleySquare #Boston #EndSHWeek (at Copley Square)

Another chalk piece. #CopleySquare #Boston #EndSH #EndSHWeek  (at Copley Square)

Another chalk piece. #CopleySquare #Boston #EndSH #EndSHWeek (at Copley Square)

Safe streets for all! #LGBTQ #Boston #EndSHWeek #CopleySquare  (at Copley Square)

Safe streets for all! #LGBTQ #Boston #EndSHWeek #CopleySquare (at Copley Square)

Leering is creepy. Just stop.  #EndSH #EndSHWeek #CopleySquare #Boston  (at Copley Square)

Leering is creepy. Just stop. #EndSH #EndSHWeek #CopleySquare #Boston (at Copley Square)

Our chalk walk team for International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2014! #EndSH #EndSHWeek #CopleySquare #Boston  (at Copley Square)

Our chalk walk team for International Anti-Street Harassment Week 2014! #EndSH #EndSHWeek #CopleySquare #Boston (at Copley Square)

Volunteers, thanks for all that you do! #EndSHWeek #EndSH #Boston @stopstharassmnt  (at Copley Square)

Volunteers, thanks for all that you do! #EndSHWeek #EndSH #Boston @stopstharassmnt (at Copley Square)

Chalk walk, youth style. #Consent #Trans #EndSH #EndSHWeek #Boston #CopleySquare  (at Copley Square)

Chalk walk, youth style. #Consent #Trans #EndSH #EndSHWeek #Boston #CopleySquare (at Copley Square)

An amazing social justice for youth group kicked off our chalk walk in #CopleySquare! @stopstharassmnt #EndSH #EndSHWeek #Boston (at Copley Square)

An amazing social justice for youth group kicked off our chalk walk in #CopleySquare! @stopstharassmnt #EndSH #EndSHWeek #Boston (at Copley Square)

feimineach:

From the Guardian:

When writing about how men treat women, every female columnist has been told at some point that “boys will be boys”. I’m not overly prickly when it comes to responses to my writing, but nothing goads me quite like those four little words. There’s a tiny kernel of truth to the statement, but the sentiment is too often used to normalise men being violent, aggressive, predatory and sexist. Us women are routinely told we just need to accept that. It’s both a distortion of the masculine experience, and a subversion of the female one.

Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice uncovered “substantial evidence” that sexism in a Montana county attorney’s office led to prosecutors dropping rape cases and humiliating victims in the process. Following an investigation, it was found that rape victims had been “treated with disrespect, not informed of the status of their case, and re-victimised by the process.” When a mother had asked a county attorney why the adolescent boy who had assaulted her five year-old daughter had only received two years of community service, the attorney responded, “boys will be boys.”

The case of a US warehouse worker, identified only as John Doe, went to court with claims of sexual harassment and abuse in an all-male warehouse. When he was then dismissed, he believed this was part of a retaliation for his complaints. The case was ruled in favour of the employer, as Doe was retrenched with 11 other workers. The court did find however that the language and behaviour of those involved did “cross the line of social responsibility”, but they were unwilling to assist in a general rule that would make employers liable for “bad language” and “boorish” behaviour, presumably because “boys will be boys”. [Rest.]

THIS Saturday, let’s fill Copley with empowering messages FOR ALL!

It’s International Anti-Street Harassment Week, join us at noon on 4/5, Trinity Church as we HOLLABACK! to sexism, transphobia, racism, homophobia, sizeism & abelism!

We deserve to feel safe in public space, with chalk in hand, we will make that known.

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Sneak peak of our rad zine, that will be debuting tonight, by @dolla_dolla_hill_yall! #EndSH #EndSHWeek #Boston

Sneak peak of our rad zine, that will be debuting tonight, by @dolla_dolla_hill_yall! #EndSH #EndSHWeek #Boston