Veronica Roth, Allegiant
Someone get this guy a fucking medal.
They made birth control for men. However it never got past the clinical testing stage because its side effects were things like “moodiness, extreme cramping, hunger, increased sexual drive” and were considered INHUMANE.
what the fuck do they think women go through every goddamn month seriously
I’M SORRY MEN CAN’T HANDLE MENSTRATION
men are pussies
Men are not pussies because they can’t handle having one
men are penises
the post was amazing and the comments made it better.
Oh, it’s even worse than that.
Hormonal birth control for men has been a solved problem since the 1970s, and the current iterations of the technology are actually substantially superior to equivalent treatments for women, demonstrating higher effectiveness, less dangerous side effects, and lower prevalence of side effects in virtually all modern trials. At this point, some forty years on, such treatments continue to be refused certification on the ostensible basis of concerns over the purely hypothetical effects of long-term use.
Meanwhile, a hormonal birth control treatment for women whose known and documented side effects include “sudden death” can go from the laboratory to the pharmacy shelf in under five years.
Really shows you where our priorities lie, doesn’t it?
Yep, you read that right. My FEMALE doctor sewed me up tighter than I was before, (ostensibly because men don’t like loose vag) causing months of pain from tearing and bleeding during sex. As if sex after pregnancy isn’t horrible enough, I had to deal with being torn the fuck open every time I wanted to be intimate with my husband until I finally had him do it one last time and then kept my legs apart for a whole day so my goddam vagina would heal open again.
Fuck that shit. This is why I need feminism.
Men still have trouble recognizing that a woman can be complex, can have ambition, good looks, sexuality, erudition and common sense. A woman can have all those facets, and yet men, in literature and in drama, seem to need to simplify women, to polarize us as either the whore or the angel. - Natalie Dormer
Massively Open Online Courses are the new vogue way to take control of your education and your career, and it’s the best thing. Higher education should be a right, but many of us can’t afford or can’t even access modern college courses. Anyone with conviction and a few extra…
[Rose McGowan on being asked whether she’s annoyed about being asked what it’s like to be a female director in the field]
It’s really tricky, because it sets you up in a way that, as a woman answering it, you’re bound and you have duct tape across your mouth, and if you say something, it’s like, you’re just another woman harping on… but it’s like no, it’s just reality. I’m not a woman harping on anything. It’s just a fact. I wish it weren’t a fact. I would love to never talk about that again, wouldn’t that be exciting, wouldn’t it be exciting just to talk about work? How great would that be? So freeing, because that’s what it’s about.
The last I heard, the sex I was born didn’t really come into play with what I’m doing, other than to other people. I didn’t check with myself that morning and say, as a woman director, I wonder how I’m going to approach this scene? Do you know how silly that sounds?
But the statistics are so grim, and so I’m going to do something about that. And I think it’s time.
Rose McGowan, on how she was used as an actress to promote her films [x]