Women between fifteen and forty-four are more likely to be injured or die from male violence than from traffic accidents, cancer, malaria, and the effects of war combined.
A difficult, important piece by Ariel Levy for The New Yorker.
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I swear to fuck if someone tries to come up in here and be like, “SOME men are violent towards women.” NO. SOME men aren’t violent towards women. Read the article, check your shit.
Why is it that people are concerned that plus sized disney characters could potentially promote obesity, yet you rarely hear people claim that the thin disney characters promote eating disorders (not saying they do/are, just making an observation)? Once society gets to the point where it doesn't equate thinness with health, I'll know it's progressed.
rhetorical question! But yes we have to re-teach ourselves for the sake of our own bodies and for the well-being of those around us, that the ideas that size = state of health and that big = bad are not only misleading, they can be dangerous to believe in.
I wish I had some discernible talent