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sam ✿ sambam ✿ sammy-cat

i am in a relationship with my vagina; it's give and take. ;-)

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!!! if i post something -ist, erasive, offensive or downright inappropriate and out of line please call me out or point out where i went wrong !!! of course you're not obligated to notify me or approach me or anything… but like what i'm saying is that i seriously welcome it if you do and so i may properly apologize and know what i can do to improve in the future

i'm learning and that is not an excuse

in my learning i have realized that (cis) female privilege is not a thing and i will not beg for your forgiveness, sorry dudes. please stop using my willingness to check myself as a way to abuse me. thank !!!

!!! if you follow me, you’re a radfem and you notice that i haven’t followed you back, please let me know and i will !!!

~if you would ever need or want me to reply in private, please feel free to simply request that when you contact me and it will never be a problem~

have a swell day!

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July 30, 2014 at 4:00pm
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Reblogged from exgynocraticgrrl

A decade after the conference the Dutch government fully implemented its agenda by legalizing and licensing 2,000 brothels and registering as prostitutes the women and girls in them. Once prostitution was legal in the Netherlands, brothel owners began to recruit women into prostitution through government-sponsored job centers for unemployed workers.

The conference organizers’ efforts to censor discussion about prostitution backfired. Several of the participants insisted on addressing it. One of the dissenting voices was that of Swedish social work professor Sven Axel Manson, who had conducted studies of male prostitution customers and was convinced that trafficking could not be curtailed without strong measures to confront and eliminate the demand for prostituted women and girls. To my immense relief, a handful of us, including an intrepid octogenarian abolitionist, Denise Pouillon, spoke out, pointed to the connections between prostitution and trafficking, and, if only for the moment, derailed the conference organizers’ agenda.

The pro-prostitution lobby regrouped. By October 1994, there was an international organization working on the issue of trafficking from “a prostitution is work” perspective—the Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women or GAATW for short. Today if you go to the GAATW website, based in Thailand, and follow the chain of links, you end back at the very place our journey began — the San Francisco sex industry and COYOTE. By the latter half of the 1990’s, GAATW was joined by the International Human Rights Law Group.

Where the Coalition defined trafficking to encompass the widest array of practices of commercial sexual exploitation, GAATW and its allies narrowed “trafficking” to the movement of forced or deceived people across borders. As Evelina Giobbe declared in a 1999 debate between the Coalition and GAATW: “You would think from [t]hat that the problem isn’t trafficking — it’s traveling.”

The Coalition made connections: between the private violence of incest, rape, and spousal abuse and the public violence of commercial sexual exploitation; between local prostitution businesses and the global sex industry; between the condition of prostituted women and the status of all women. GAATW and its allies eschewed such analysis. In its lexicon, the term prostitution was replaced by “forced prostitution,” which suggested that prostitution is problematic only when coerced. Then — perhaps in an effort to shield the institution of prostitution from any unpleasant associations, the word “prostitution” disappeared from their discourse entirely, replaced by “sex work.” “Sex trafficking” was replaced by “facilitated migration” or “human trafficking.”

Soon references to “women and girls” and “gender and sex” began to disappear. In March of this year, I participated in a panel, in which a representative from a GAATW-affiliated NGO gave a presentation on “human trafficking.” You would never know from her remarks that women are trafficked in the millions for exploitation in prostitution. She never once referred to sexual exploitation. Indeed, you would think from her remarks that women and men suffer identical, gender-neutral harm in trafficking: the harm of being deceived or forced into exploitative labor.

— 

Demand and the Debate, Dorchen A. Leidholdt, Co-Executive Director of The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women

(via exgynocraticgrrl)

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1:46pm
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projectunbreakable:

Join us in Provincetown this weekend for a photo day! We will be photographing from 11am to 12pm - first come, first serve. Please contact projectunbreakable@gmail.com for location info.

projectunbreakable:

Join us in Provincetown this weekend for a photo day! We will be photographing from 11am to 12pm - first come, first serve. Please contact projectunbreakable@gmail.com for location info.

(via projectunbreakable)

1:35pm
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survivorsofkinkunite said: I don’t get the joke ;_;

Kinkster buddy proceed to project his own shame (for partaking in such practice, I would have to assume) unto me so that he didn’t have to attribute it to his self.

In his mind, what I was saying about BDSM, as general as my position was, was shaming him; although I had never called him out personally and was only speaking from a perspective of social analysis of the culture. 

It wasn’t really a joke, haha, I was moreso expressing my love for certain human psychological concepts.

Thanks for engaging with me, yo. It’s always a pleasure. <3

Take care,

-Sam

1:30pm
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Reblogged from lesbolution

lesbolution:

end teenage boys claiming womanhood 2k14

(via littlemixandry)

1:26pm
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survivorsofkinkunite said: smh

And in that moment, I could have not been more grateful for having learned the psychological concept of projection.

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1:22pm
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Reblogged from antiporn-activist
survivorsofkinkunite:

lesradicalfeminisms:

respexual:

antiporn-activist:

How pornographers describe their own videos.
Sorry to wreck your day.

Oh wow this is so empowering!

This is violent misogyny, folks.

And racism.

survivorsofkinkunite:

lesradicalfeminisms:

respexual:

antiporn-activist:

How pornographers describe their own videos.

Sorry to wreck your day.

Oh wow this is so empowering!

This is violent misogyny, folks.

And racism.

1:21pm
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Reblogged from lesradicalfeminisms

thor-is-better:

theanticlimactic:

lesradicalfeminisms:

theanticlimactic:

lesradicalfeminisms:

females before fetuses 

What if the fetus is female?

Are you actually trying here or??????????????

Well you said females before fetuses but if they’re both female, who goes first?

*INTENSE THINKING MUSIC INTENSIFIES*

*INTENSE MISOGYNY INTENSIFIES*

1:18pm
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I post one comment on Facebook pertaining to my personal opinion on kink and BDSM stemming from a conversation regarding 50 Shades of Grey being a “misrepresentation of BDSM relationships.”

My comment is as follows: “BDSM relationships represent themselves… they are not my cup of tea nor my noontime meal in the first place,” (pretty personal an opinion but a sweeping statement and not at all targeted at any 1 (one) BDSM relationship in particular, mind you).

It took about 50 Seconds of A Minute and I already have a kinkster in my inbox claiming how “infuriating” (ok……) my position is and that I should “just take it away from the subject for a sec and imagine what it would feel like for someone to talk down to you or bash you for liking to ride horses or something" (OMG) because of course my position implies, ”if people like it they’re messed up and broken,” (something I never stated).

Although to be honest, they have “no personal investment in it, just an investment in freedom of choice,” (goodness help me).

1:02pm
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Reblogged from projectunbreakable

projectunbreakable:

We are still booking for our fall tour! Here are a few photos from our past travels — we are so grateful for everyone we have met and worked with on our way. If you are interested in having Project Unbreakable to your college, send us an email at booking@project-unbreakable for more info!

Hearing Grace and Kaelyn speak and having my photo taken for Project Unbreakable helped to create for me one of the most empowering evenings of my life.

Please consider taking initiative by bringing Project Unbreakable to your school, I promise you won’t regret it. <3

1:00pm
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Reblogged from burntumbre

burntumbre:

"dfab privilege"

you all sound like MRAs

back up and think about your word choices a lil bit before you dive back into the oppression olypmics

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12:52pm
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respexual:

antiporn-activist:

How pornographers describe their own videos.
Sorry to wreck your day.

Oh wow this is so empowering!

This is violent misogyny, folks.

respexual:

antiporn-activist:

How pornographers describe their own videos.

Sorry to wreck your day.

Oh wow this is so empowering!

This is violent misogyny, folks.

(via mickeylovesd)

12:34pm
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Reblogged from mindergenfield

PrideSource - Viewpoint: Boycott MichFest Till Trans Inclusion A Reality →

mindergenfield:

I keep seeing these Michigan LGBT organizations publishing essays and petitions by trans women demonizing MichFest. It’s really, really disturbing considering how important this fest has traditionally been to the lesbian community. What do these orgs have to say to their lesbian members and/or supporters about these attacks on their autonomy? I’m disgusted.

Another link, endorsed by Equality MI. It’s another boycott petition:
http://action.equalitymi.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=1465&track=eqmius

I don’t know if these orgs even realize the message they’re sending with all of this. Advocating against the boundaries of women is nothing new of course, but this push is now coming harder from groups that claim to work for lesbians’ rights. What a slap in the face it must be for these women to keep seeing these posts. Ugghh…

12:18pm
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Reblogged from lesradicalfeminisms

ikazed:

theanticlimactic:

lesradicalfeminisms:

females before fetuses 

What if the fetus is female?

PLOT TWIST.

If this is your plot twist y’all are basic as tree stumps~

12:17pm
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Reblogged from lesradicalfeminisms

theanticlimactic:

lesradicalfeminisms:

theanticlimactic:

lesradicalfeminisms:

females before fetuses 

What if the fetus is female?

Are you actually trying here or??????????????

Well you said females before fetuses but if they’re both female, who goes first?

The female human being…… who is alive….. and has lived…. through puberty to the….. point where…. she may….. become pregnant………………………. comes…. before…… the fetus…… inside of her…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! seriously……… how hard….. is this….. to….. understand…..????

……..

?????

12:09pm
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http://theanticlimactic.tumblr.com/post/93079661272/lesradicalfeminisms-physical-sex-is-not →

little-missogyny:

theanticlimactic:

thetripplep:

theanticlimactic:

thetripplep:

theanticlimactic:

lesradicalfeminisms:

physical sex is not manifested in this world as a binary. physical sex is casted insofar as a hierarchy where males dominate and oppress females.

In a world
where only male circumcision is okay
Where male victims of rape and female perpetrators of rape are erased by…

Did this person just say sex exists so that men can oppress and dominate women? Someone please explain this to me I must be misunderstanding something. Cause I’m pretty sure that men have sex with men and women have sex with women and that women want to have sex. I have to be misunderstanding something. Someone please explain.

Radical feminists have compared my boyfriend to rapists because we like bdsm. These people are whack

Oh yeah I commented on that before. Rape compared to bdsm. One is a crime and the other is consensual sex. I wonder if those feminists have ever heard of a dominatrix. Or rape role play sex. Which is a thing. Where you have a safe word and the girl or guy pretends to be the victim and the other is the rapist. Apparently it’s a lot of fun to some people. Also a great way to send your cheating bf to prison. Actually I’m pretty damn sure there are some cases like that. Anyways if the original posts means what I think it means they just said women never want sex and that sex is always men raping women and that homosexuals don’t exist. But whatever there have been so much stupid misandrist pretending to be feminists crap that I’m just like “Eh at least they weren’t like the Swedish feminists that tried to make peeing while standing up illegal, because they thought that it would better for the cleanliness of the body and the bathrooms. Apparently some female feminists want men to piss like them and they know more about the cleanliness of a dick they don’t have and free will is stupid.”

http://witchwind.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/piv-is-always-rape-ok/

People who say that BDSM is rape trivialize rape

Um………….. No. Just no.

People who say that BDSM culture and practice is fine and consensual actually compartmentalize “good” vs “bad” rape, “good” assault vs “bad” assault,” and THAT, my friends, trivializes rape.

Seriously y’all got rape on the brain, my original post was not even CLOSE to this bullshit you have here.

Listen: Personally, I am not giving consent for people to trivialize rape (one of my past experiences) by acting it out ~~~~consensually~~~~

If you speak with other survivors and victims of rape and actually consider their perspectives, you may find some agree with my view.

So why push the boundaries and risk upsetting some survivors/victims when you could just….. not…. and consequently not risk hurting anyone.

My sorry, not sorry, of the day.

Take care,

-Sam