BECAUSE WE'VE HAD ENOUGH!

Inspired by our friends and allies in Toronto, we Sacramentans are working to combat rape culture and to promote sexual empowerment. Slutwalk Sacramento is planned for MAY 2013 (day TBA) on the west steps of the California State Capitol at 2:00pm. Spread the word! Reblog us, retweet us, and tell your friends, families, classmates, and coworkers!

stfusexists:

faineemae:

queenofadodi:

Men had no problem violating women’s bodies while they had on corsets, petticoats and farthingales, so what the fuck makes you think a short skirt has anything to do with it? 

Men also have no problem violating women’s bodies while they wear a niqab, hijab and burqa, some of the most covered form of clothing. So basically, what the fuck makes you think clothes have anything to do with it?

Super relevant. 

(via the-babe-brigade)

choosechoice:

And they say rape culture doesn’t exist. That rapists don’t need to be taught not to rape…

choosechoice:

And they say rape culture doesn’t exist. That rapists don’t need to be taught not to rape…

(via misandry-mermaid)

saynotorapejokes:

Say no to rape jokes.

(via becauseiamawoman)

jamesdeenhateclub:

don’t ever trust dudes that say women can’t make up their minds. that’s a bullshit lie that just helps perpetuate the notion that women don’t know what they want and men can decide for them. it perpetuates the idea that a man can disregard what a woman says because she’s “sending mixed messages” or simply because “she actually wants it”. it perpetuates rape culture, and it’s unacceptable.

(via misandry-mermaid)

I am patronizingly told that yes, rape culture is a thing, yes, men should be taught not to rape, yes, yes, rape is very very bad and it’s always the rapist’s fault, but

but

but

BUT

shouldn’t we really be giving ladies the tools they need to stay safe in the meantime after all change doesn’t happen immediately and we can’t just tell all men to stop raping and they’ll stop and yes this is unfair but maybe for now you can just keep yourself from getting raped so that we don’t have to feel bad about this?

Okay, I’ll indulge you. What’s your plan? How long am I supposed to appear outside only with an escort, carry pepper spray and keys between my fingers and a gun that I’ve paid money for and been taught how to use and self-defense training in case I can’t access the gun, wear only baggy clothes, refrain from drinking or dancing or consensual sex or anything else untoward? What’s the timeframe here? How long do I have to do this while you do the work of teaching men that I don’t belong to them? How are you going to teach them that? Where are you getting the funding for these programs? Who will teach law enforcement to take rape accusations seriously? Who will teach coaches, religious leaders, politicians, and other powerful men to stop covering this shit up? How are you going to implement mandatory consent-based sex education at all grade levels?

What’s your plan?

How long do I have to live like a prisoner in this world?

huffingtonpost:

Columbia University Student Will Drag Her Mattress Around Campus Until Her Rapist Is Gone

"I think the act of carrying something that is normally found in our bedroom out into the light is supposed to mirror the way I’ve talked to the media and talked to different news channels, etc," Emma continues in the full video which you can watch here. 

(via the-daily-feminist)

heyveronica:

"Columbia Univeristy senior Emma Sulkowicz plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size to every class, every day until the man she says raped her moves off campus. Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found "not responsible" in all three cases."

Beyond ‘No Means No’  by Jessica Valenti for The Guardian

(via drpepper10)