mandyvandeven:

Why CNN does not owe anyone an apology for rape commentary | GlobalPost

“It is self-defeating to overlook the benefits of this more accurate depiction of boys and men who rape. Women’s rights activists have been saying “good guys” can be rapists for years, and it behooves them to take advantage of a moment when so many people are listening. Instead of rejecting wholesale the conversation that happened on CNN, advocates and commentators might also take the opportunity to point out what Crowley and Harlow got right: that a rapist can be the boy next door.”

mandyvandeven:

Why CNN does not owe anyone an apology for rape commentary | GlobalPost

“It is self-defeating to overlook the benefits of this more accurate depiction of boys and men who rape. Women’s rights activists have been saying “good guys” can be rapists for years, and it behooves them to take advantage of a moment when so many people are listening. Instead of rejecting wholesale the conversation that happened on CNN, advocates and commentators might also take the opportunity to point out what Crowley and Harlow got right: that a rapist can be the boy next door.”

I am not Annie. I am Quvenzhane.

9-year-old Quvenzhané Wallis, correcting the AP Reporter who said “I’m calling you Annie now.”

(for context: Quvenzhane will be playing the title role of Annie in the upcoming film)

edit: Host Michelle Marie didn’t say she was “just going to call her Annie” like I quoted in the original post. And Quvenzhane said the above, and not what I had mistakenly paraphrased—(“My name is not Annie. It’s Quvenzhane.”) I thought I had better re-watch the interview for the exact quote after all the reblogs, so sorry!

(via shereader)
What is the state of rape in America?

What is the state of rape in America?

Why should you vote on Tuesday?

"The function of freedom is to free someone else." - Toni Morrison

So… about those debates. Seems to me the winner is clear.

So… about those debates. Seems to me the winner is clear.

Otherwise known as: the disconnect between media and what’s happening on the ground.

kaadaa:

… while the NYT publishes bullshit about carbon capping
Otherwise known as: the disconnect between media and what’s happening on the ground.

kaadaa:

… while the NYT publishes bullshit about carbon capping