policymic:

Do you still need more proof of rape culture?

As Noam Chomsky once pointed out for Z Magazine, old media types from the institutional bodies like American Enterprise Institute tend to regurgitate the same ideas with a reliability that is equally impressive and infuriating. While assuring the public that rape is a terrible crime, writers like Caroline Kitchens and Heather McDonald of right-wing think tank The Manhattan Institute try to claim that feminists have blown this whole rape culture thing way out of proportion.

Apparently, many women disagree. On Tuesday there were more than 1 million responses on the #RapeCultureIsWhen hashtag started by a frustrated Zerlina Maxwell in response to these right-wing narratives. 

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Interesting to read what social media thinks of rape in pop culture. 

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In light of Tumblr’s stance against corporations and the new proposed legislation, I think it’s important to bring up the point against censorship.  RIP! A Remix Manifesto is a documentary that argues against piracy laws, citing that we are no  longer a passive audience.  In fact, the general public now wants to create, not just consume.   If these new laws are passed, then it’s not just censorship, but these  corporations (and the government) might just be stifling the creativity  of many people.  The documentary also goes on to argue that it’s not  piracy; it’s remixing.  What do you think?  (And be sure to check out the Neon Tommy’s article on the subject here.)
~Shaina, Neon Tommy
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In light of Tumblr’s stance against corporations and the new proposed legislation, I think it’s important to bring up the point against censorship.  RIP! A Remix Manifesto is a documentary that argues against piracy laws, citing that we are no longer a passive audience.  In fact, the general public now wants to create, not just consume.  If these new laws are passed, then it’s not just censorship, but these corporations (and the government) might just be stifling the creativity of many people.  The documentary also goes on to argue that it’s not piracy; it’s remixing.  What do you think?  (And be sure to check out the Neon Tommy’s article on the subject here.)

~Shaina, Neon Tommy

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I fear I’d be unable to provide subjective commentary on this subject because of how I feel about the implications an ad like this poses. I strongly believe tolerance can only be found through education, in all subjects and not just with gender identity. How does everyone else feel about this? - Monica, Neon Tommy
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gaywrites:

This is a new ad circulating in Canada from a conservative group, warning people not to “confuse” children about their gender identity. Oh, dear. More.

I fear I’d be unable to provide subjective commentary on this subject because of how I feel about the implications an ad like this poses. I strongly believe tolerance can only be found through education, in all subjects and not just with gender identity. How does everyone else feel about this? - Monica, Neon Tommy

Follow Monica on Twitter: @monicaBMH // Check out her website: Bless My Hustle

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This is a new ad circulating in Canada from a conservative group, warning people not to “confuse” children about their gender identity. Oh, dear. More.

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shortformblog:

‘Less jobs, more Weiner,’ media pleads: This is the sort of thing that, after what’s already been a very overblown frenzy over the scandal (and today’s resignation) of Anthony Weiner, serves as an instant representation of what’s frustrating us right now. What makes this even worse is that Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly and stridently called for Weiner’s resignation. As the Democratic Leader, that condemnation is part of what Weiner seemed to feel forced his hand. Is there really even anything left to ask her about this? source

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