July 26, 2014
"Araminta Ross became a “slave for hire” at the age of 5. She did domestic work, field work, cared for children. She once said that one of her mistresses would savagely whip her almost every day, first thing in the AM. As a result, she would put on “all the thick clothes she could” to protect her body from the blows. When she was teenager, she stood before an overseer who was in pursuit of another slave. He took a lead weight & crashed it on her head. She was deeply wounded. She said that the blow “broke her skull.” She was carried back bleeding. She had no bed. They lay her on the floor. She was sent back to her parents who thought she would die. She survived. She went on to become Harriet Tubman. She freed slaves daringly & without fear. This is the person who [Russell Simmons] laughed at."

Blogger “Prison Culture” response to Russell Simmons parody video “Harriet Tubman Sex Tape”.

Respect Harriet’s legacy and the rebuke the attempts to make light of the sexual violence Black women experienced during slavery.

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July 26, 2014
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"My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon….

First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.”

But here is what I think you should know.

You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago.

You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement.

You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993).

You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime.

In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice.

In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.”

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— Libby Anne (via newwavenova)

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July 26, 2014

Anonymous said: Sorry but what exactly goes on at fetish clubs? Do people just start "play" sessions with random people? Is it like, in front of other people?

appropriately-inappropriate:

It depends on the situation, and the scene. I can’t speak for the scene in other cities, though, since i never traveled.

But the parties will vary. A public party can be…a thrill. Some are very elaborate, with marks and formal (“formal”) wear. Some try to emulate the aesthetic of Roissy, with a sort of decadence that can be really appealing to a certain sort of personality (like mine. I always loved those and would spend months preparing an outfit). These Big Ticket events are not as common as you’d think, especially the public ones. At those, there might be “acts” set up on a stage; fire dancers or the works. I went to one, when I was quite young and very stupid, that had long silks suspended from the ceiling, and people were dancing on them. I don’t know if there’s any other way to describe it, but they were twisting and twirling and they did that pretty much nude.
It was an experience, and I know I’m really selling it here, but please don’t think I encourage anyone to seek it out.

They’re not all more show, less tell.

Most of the events I attended that were public (private parties are a different critter altogether) did have small play stations tucked away to the side. Better equipped parties would have a St Andrew’s, maybe what we called “the horse” (it looks like a thick bench, elevated off the floor, with tie-down points. I saw it frequently used for spankings and flogging and the like). Some had more, some had less, but everyone brought their own gear for safety and hygiene’s sake.

People could play; sometimes you had to sign up with a DM, sometimes you just waited your turn. Most of the time, unless it was a closed scene, you could watch. It was, however, considered quite rude to interrupt, so my undoing the knots for the girl was a massive social faux pas, and quite likely would have gotten me kicked out of the party had I not voluntarily left.

Sometimes it looked like the individuals had just met, sometimes it looked like they were a couple. Sometimes it was couples taking advantage of equipment they didn’t have regular access to. Sometimes, if a Dom was “mentoring” someone, he’d allow them to borrow “his” sub. (I assume he asked her consent first, but that’s ultimately just an assumption I make to help me sleep at night). For example, I didn’t know most of the women I “played” with. They were my mentors’ little harem, if you want to call it that. He was well-known, and considered fairly prestigious (which was why I decided to ask him to work with me—I wanted to do it right, to learn from someone who could really teach me). There were a lot of women that I met through him, names I don’t remember and faces I saw only infrequently and probably wouldn’t be able to pick out on the street anymore.

So it depends on the party, on the sort of people attending, and the scene it’s in. An invite-only party at the Armoury’s Top Floor is going to be vastly different than a $15 cover charge Subspace in NYC or TO. You’ll get a different crowd entirely.

So it does depend, Anon. I wouldn’t recommend either, to be honest, though I won’t lie. I do, on occasion, miss the glamour of some of the more upscale parties. I always loved a good masquerade.

Here are some articles about the imp society that hosted the events I went to 

http://www.vice.com/read/if-you-build-it-they-will-cum-0000128-v19n1?Contentpage=1

http://www.northcoastjournal.com/humboldt/at-the-orgy/Content?oid=2128294

July 26, 2014

I’m crazy. I’m a crazy person. There is something really wrong with me.
There’s something wrong with all of us. Otherwise we wouldn’t be in here. 

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July 26, 2014

allisonscrown:

"where’s my christian grey????” hopefully locked up in prison

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July 26, 2014

timeladyaerynjenkins:

chickdeney:

timeladyaerynjenkins:

Why am I seeing feminists reblog these Mara Wilson tweets about 50 Shades when she’s recommending a “proper” BDSM novel in place of a botched BDSM fanfic? 

i don’t know anything about the novel she recommended… is it really BDSM? (;☉_☉)

Yuh huh. I used this thing called google to find out, otherwise her recommendation would’ve been quite random. 

"Sophie Scaife almost ran away once, trading her ticket to college for a ticket to Tokyo. But a delayed flight and a hot one-night stand with a stranger changed her mind, putting her firmly on track to a coveted position at a New York fashion magazine.

When the irresistible stranger from that one incredible night turns out to be her new boss – billionaire and publishing magnate Neil Elwood – Sophie can’t resist the chance to rekindle the spark between them… and the opportunity to explore her submissive side with the most Dominant man she’s ever known.” (from a summary of The Boss by Abigal Barnette)

(via bansheeandahunter)

July 26, 2014

Anonymous said: Only 99.7% of men have penises, but it's totally bigoted and irrational to associate penises with men and male violence in case of sexual assault. More gems of trans activist logic.

appropriately-inappropriate:

Yeaaaah. It’s just awful. It’s like the rules are made up and the points don’t matter.

July 26, 2014

drakesquad:

even when i wear “man murdering winged eyeliner” and “the blood of men lipstick” the fact is the makeup industry is

  • owned by men
  • run by men
  • marketed towards women to attract men

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July 26, 2014
wofexx-on-fire:

Book: Feminist Graffiti by Dee Shulman

wofexx-on-fire:

Book: Feminist Graffiti by Dee Shulman

July 26, 2014

iamayoungfeminist:

rainistess:

iamayoungfeminist:

A pregnant woman I’m friends with on facebook just posted an article titled “To my Future Daughter-In-Law”. A pregnant woman. This woman is assigning a sexuality to her fetus.

Straight people are so weird.   

How about there’s only a 2% chance that the baby would be transgender and so she’s going with the 98% that it’d be cis girl.

And maybe there’s a chance that not straight people would assume genders as well.

Feminists are so moronic.

You are a dumbass. 

She’s having a boy. 

The letter was to the boy’s future wife.

She’s assuming the baby will be straight. 

I can’t with tumblr sometimes. 

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