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Rethinking Gender Roles at Holidays

While this is about Thanksgiving, it does apply to most of our holidays here, too. Give it a read!

iamateenagefeminist:

cwnl:

Fem-empowered GGG (Good guy greg)

Please bring this man into my life. 

(Source: afro-dominicano, via tumblinfeminist)

Girl, 10, Gives Birth in Mexico

rabbleprochoice:

prolifehypocrisy:

damnuterus:

A 10-year-old girl in Mexico has given birth, the Daily Mail reported.

The girl, who was just 31 weeks pregnant, was checked into a hospital in Puebla on October 22 because she was suffering from seizures and other potentially fatal complications.

She had a baby boy by Caesarean section weighing 3 pounds, 5 ounces at the Women’s Hospital, 60 miles outside of Mexico City.

Reports say the premature baby is currently in intensive care but in good condition, considering his weight. The young mother, who is recovering well, is allowed visits every day to breastfeed. 
The birth has been reported to the state’s Attorney General’s Office and is under investigation as to whether the girl was raped, and if so, by whom.

State laws in Mexico prohibit abortions for young mothers unless there is proof that they were a victim of sexual assault. The legal age of consent in Mexico is 12 years old. Those younger than 12 who have abortions can face a fine or prison if they cannot prove the pregnancy was a result of sexual abuse.

These laws are currently under review.

This just…makes me so mad. 

Me too. I don’t even know what to say.

Look at the bold.

The legal age of consent is 12 so by default this child was raped.

But if she can’t PROVE she was raped (even though she is not old enough to legally give consent which means any sexual intercourse was rape) then she could be punished….for being raped.

There is an awful lot of child-rape apology going around lately. And yes, I am referencing the Penn State pro-rape riot from Wednesday night.

Love,

Rabble

(via tumblinfeminist)


While doing my daily roaming on Tumblr, I can across this picture. My first thought about this picture was that it looked amazing. While scrolling through the notes, the first few comments I read were about this picture was about how “make up does this to people” or “this is basically how every girl looks like”. Seriously? Has the society and the culture blinded you so much that you’d make a bias comment make up differences? I don’t understand how people can be so shallow that they can’t see the beauty from both sides of the face. Supposedly, because she wears make up, she’s ugly. Or because she doesn’t wear make up, she’s ugly. This world views such things in a black and white perspective. I say both sides of the face is gorgeous. Focusing on the left side, her make up radiates her beauty. In other words, it’s complimenting her facial features. Her skin gives off a warm glowing tone, her brows and lips are full, and her eye make up brings out her blue grey eyes. Focusing on the right side, everything is natural. There is no shame in the uneven skin tone. There is no shame in the bags and lines under her eyes. There is no shame in in her unfilled brows and her natural lip color. The beauty about this is that they are not flaws. We are brainwashed by the media and the culture about how to define beauty that we overlook what beauty really is. If you compared the two sides and said one side looked better than the other side, then I feel sorry for you. You truly don’t understand what makes both sides beautiful.

While doing my daily roaming on Tumblr, I can across this picture. My first thought about this picture was that it looked amazing. While scrolling through the notes, the first few comments I read were about this picture was about how “make up does this to people” or “this is basically how every girl looks like”. Seriously? Has the society and the culture blinded you so much that you’d make a bias comment make up differences? I don’t understand how people can be so shallow that they can’t see the beauty from both sides of the face. Supposedly, because she wears make up, she’s ugly. Or because she doesn’t wear make up, she’s ugly. This world views such things in a black and white perspective. I say both sides of the face is gorgeous. Focusing on the left side, her make up radiates her beauty. In other words, it’s complimenting her facial features. Her skin gives off a warm glowing tone, her brows and lips are full, and her eye make up brings out her blue grey eyes. Focusing on the right side, everything is natural. There is no shame in the uneven skin tone. There is no shame in the bags and lines under her eyes. There is no shame in in her unfilled brows and her natural lip color. The beauty about this is that they are not flaws. We are brainwashed by the media and the culture about how to define beauty that we overlook what beauty really is. If you compared the two sides and said one side looked better than the other side, then I feel sorry for you. You truly don’t understand what makes both sides beautiful.

(via tumblinfeminist)

Rethinking Gender Roles at Holidays

While this is about Thanksgiving, it does apply to most of our holidays here, too. Give it a read!

iamateenagefeminist:

cwnl:

Fem-empowered GGG (Good guy greg)

Please bring this man into my life. 

(Source: afro-dominicano, via tumblinfeminist)

Girl, 10, Gives Birth in Mexico

rabbleprochoice:

prolifehypocrisy:

damnuterus:

A 10-year-old girl in Mexico has given birth, the Daily Mail reported.

The girl, who was just 31 weeks pregnant, was checked into a hospital in Puebla on October 22 because she was suffering from seizures and other potentially fatal complications.

She had a baby boy by Caesarean section weighing 3 pounds, 5 ounces at the Women’s Hospital, 60 miles outside of Mexico City.

Reports say the premature baby is currently in intensive care but in good condition, considering his weight. The young mother, who is recovering well, is allowed visits every day to breastfeed. 
The birth has been reported to the state’s Attorney General’s Office and is under investigation as to whether the girl was raped, and if so, by whom.

State laws in Mexico prohibit abortions for young mothers unless there is proof that they were a victim of sexual assault. The legal age of consent in Mexico is 12 years old. Those younger than 12 who have abortions can face a fine or prison if they cannot prove the pregnancy was a result of sexual abuse.

These laws are currently under review.

This just…makes me so mad. 

Me too. I don’t even know what to say.

Look at the bold.

The legal age of consent is 12 so by default this child was raped.

But if she can’t PROVE she was raped (even though she is not old enough to legally give consent which means any sexual intercourse was rape) then she could be punished….for being raped.

There is an awful lot of child-rape apology going around lately. And yes, I am referencing the Penn State pro-rape riot from Wednesday night.

Love,

Rabble

(via tumblinfeminist)


While doing my daily roaming on Tumblr, I can across this picture. My first thought about this picture was that it looked amazing. While scrolling through the notes, the first few comments I read were about this picture was about how “make up does this to people” or “this is basically how every girl looks like”. Seriously? Has the society and the culture blinded you so much that you’d make a bias comment make up differences? I don’t understand how people can be so shallow that they can’t see the beauty from both sides of the face. Supposedly, because she wears make up, she’s ugly. Or because she doesn’t wear make up, she’s ugly. This world views such things in a black and white perspective. I say both sides of the face is gorgeous. Focusing on the left side, her make up radiates her beauty. In other words, it’s complimenting her facial features. Her skin gives off a warm glowing tone, her brows and lips are full, and her eye make up brings out her blue grey eyes. Focusing on the right side, everything is natural. There is no shame in the uneven skin tone. There is no shame in the bags and lines under her eyes. There is no shame in in her unfilled brows and her natural lip color. The beauty about this is that they are not flaws. We are brainwashed by the media and the culture about how to define beauty that we overlook what beauty really is. If you compared the two sides and said one side looked better than the other side, then I feel sorry for you. You truly don’t understand what makes both sides beautiful.

While doing my daily roaming on Tumblr, I can across this picture. My first thought about this picture was that it looked amazing. While scrolling through the notes, the first few comments I read were about this picture was about how “make up does this to people” or “this is basically how every girl looks like”. Seriously? Has the society and the culture blinded you so much that you’d make a bias comment make up differences? I don’t understand how people can be so shallow that they can’t see the beauty from both sides of the face. Supposedly, because she wears make up, she’s ugly. Or because she doesn’t wear make up, she’s ugly. This world views such things in a black and white perspective. I say both sides of the face is gorgeous. Focusing on the left side, her make up radiates her beauty. In other words, it’s complimenting her facial features. Her skin gives off a warm glowing tone, her brows and lips are full, and her eye make up brings out her blue grey eyes. Focusing on the right side, everything is natural. There is no shame in the uneven skin tone. There is no shame in the bags and lines under her eyes. There is no shame in in her unfilled brows and her natural lip color. The beauty about this is that they are not flaws. We are brainwashed by the media and the culture about how to define beauty that we overlook what beauty really is. If you compared the two sides and said one side looked better than the other side, then I feel sorry for you. You truly don’t understand what makes both sides beautiful.

(via tumblinfeminist)

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