I was in customer service (serving and bar-tending) for 12 years, and I cannot count the times disgusting things were said to me, or when a man invaded my personal space by treating my body as an object for his enjoyment.  Treat your servers well, people, or you could end up the face of misogynistic white privilege, just like this asshole. 

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http://uproxx.com/sports/2014/09/floyd-mayweathers-cnn-interview-was-an-absolute-disgrace/
“Ray Rice has received a lot of attention for his domestic abuse incident, and deservedly so. The video of him striking his then-fiancee Janay is beyond disturbing. But there’s another athlete who deserves far more attention for his atrocities against women, an athlete who has had numerous run-ins with the law for domestic abuse. I’m of course speaking of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.
In an interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Mayweather said his domestic violence incidents were merely “allegations” and nothing more. Just read this ridiculous exchange.
Rachel Nichols: In the incident you went to jail for, the mother of your three children did some show bruising and a concussion when she went to the hospital. It was your own children who called the police, gave them a detailed description of the abuse. There’s been documentation.
Floyd Mayweather: Once again, no pictures. Just hearsay and allegations.
I mean this sincerely: I don’t think Floyd has an understanding of what the word ‘hearsay’ means.”If you’ve been following the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice domestic battery case in the NFL, then this is a must watch.  CNN’s Rachel Nichols talks to boxer Floyd Mayweather about his own history with domestic violence, including one incident where he beat the mother of his children and threatened to kill her—and them—in front of the children themselves.  When asked if he would donate some of his $30 million dollar purse from his next fight to domestic violence, he said the money would go to his kids…looks like they’ll need it if and when Mayweather actually does kill their mother. The world’s highest paid boxer can only use a woman as a punching bag so many times before the damage is so severe—or deadly—that it can’t be undone.  Domestic violence, like rape culture, is an epidemic in this country and around the world, so share this story; enlighten a few people you know as to what their favorite athletes, celebrities, and friends are really like. 

http://uproxx.com/sports/2014/09/floyd-mayweathers-cnn-interview-was-an-absolute-disgrace/

Ray Rice has received a lot of attention for his domestic abuse incident, and deservedly so. The video of him striking his then-fiancee Janay is beyond disturbing. But there’s another athlete who deserves far more attention for his atrocities against women, an athlete who has had numerous run-ins with the law for domestic abuse. I’m of course speaking of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.

In an interview with CNN’s Rachel Nichols, Mayweather said his domestic violence incidents were merely “allegations” and nothing more. Just read this ridiculous exchange.

Rachel Nichols: In the incident you went to jail for, the mother of your three children did some show bruising and a concussion when she went to the hospital. It was your own children who called the police, gave them a detailed description of the abuse. There’s been documentation.

Floyd Mayweather: Once again, no pictures. Just hearsay and allegations.

I mean this sincerely: I don’t think Floyd has an understanding of what the word ‘hearsay’ means.”

If you’ve been following the Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Rice domestic battery case in the NFL, then this is a must watch.  CNN’s Rachel Nichols talks to boxer Floyd Mayweather about his own history with domestic violence, including one incident where he beat the mother of his children and threatened to kill her—and them—in front of the children themselves.  When asked if he would donate some of his $30 million dollar purse from his next fight to domestic violence, he said the money would go to his kids…looks like they’ll need it if and when Mayweather actually does kill their mother. The world’s highest paid boxer can only use a woman as a punching bag so many times before the damage is so severe—or deadly—that it can’t be undone.  Domestic violence, like rape culture, is an epidemic in this country and around the world, so share this story; enlighten a few people you know as to what their favorite athletes, celebrities, and friends are really like. 

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http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/steubenville_teen_convicted_of.htmlSteubenville teen convicted of rape rejoins high school football team
Goddamnit. I know everyone’s eyes are on Ferguson, MO right now, as are mine, but let’s not allow this news to pass by without voicing and sharing our fury.  This is sick, inappropriate, and appalling.  The football coach, athletic director, the principal—anyone who had anything to do with rewarding a (convicted) rapist by allowing him to rejoin high school athletics (a privilege, not a right) needs to be fired immediately.  

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/08/steubenville_teen_convicted_of.html
Steubenville teen convicted of rape rejoins high school football team

Goddamnit. I know everyone’s eyes are on Ferguson, MO right now, as are mine, but let’s not allow this news to pass by without voicing and sharing our fury.  This is sick, inappropriate, and appalling.  The football coach, athletic director, the principal—anyone who had anything to do with rewarding a (convicted) rapist by allowing him to rejoin high school athletics (a privilege, not a right) needs to be fired immediately.  

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Country Singer Kira Isabella takes on rape culture and the insane worship of high school athletes in this powerful video.  It only gets worse in college, so we need high school students to start rallying behind the victims (as they do in this video) so things can begin to change.  Star athletes have free reign almost everywhere, but we must draw the line when they feel entitled to a woman’s or girl’s body without her expressed consent.

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http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/photo-of-the-day-brilliant-vs-beautiful/
This image sums up a large part of what’s wrong with our society today; boys are programmed to think their sex makes them automatically brilliant, while girls are told they should focus on their looks alone.  It’s things like this that continue to program even female politicians into believing that men are superior to women.  As North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers just told the Republican Study Committee: “men do think at a higher level” so if they want to get women on board with the GOP, “we need our male colleagues” to “bring it down to a woman’s level.”  
How does Ellmers not realize that in saying women are inherently inferior to men, she’s (further) convincing her male colleagues that she isn’t equally qualified to the task she’s been elected to do?  Ridiculous.
http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/quote-of-the-day-to-reach-female-voters-gop-needs-to-bring-it-down-to-a-womans-level/

http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/photo-of-the-day-brilliant-vs-beautiful/

This image sums up a large part of what’s wrong with our society today; boys are programmed to think their sex makes them automatically brilliant, while girls are told they should focus on their looks alone.  It’s things like this that continue to program even female politicians into believing that men are superior to women.  As North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers just told the Republican Study Committee: “men do think at a higher level” so if they want to get women on board with the GOP, “we need our male colleagues” to “bring it down to a woman’s level.”  

How does Ellmers not realize that in saying women are inherently inferior to men, she’s (further) convincing her male colleagues that she isn’t equally qualified to the task she’s been elected to do?  Ridiculous.

http://feministing.com/2014/07/15/quote-of-the-day-to-reach-female-voters-gop-needs-to-bring-it-down-to-a-womans-level/

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A good ad and a point well-made.  Women have been programmed over generations to apologize for speaking or for “putting someone else out.” This ad highlights a few ways in which we women can make simple adjustments to our language choices that not only serve to make us more assertive, but that confirm our value; meaning, we should never be sorry for simple being. 

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http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/yesallwomen-pat-robertson-says-wives-must-gratefully-reward-husbands-who-do-chores-with-sex/discrimination/2014/05/27/88106
YesAllWomen? Pat Robertson Says Wives Must Gratefully Reward Husbands Who Do Chores With Sex
Brace yourself for a whole lot of “what the fuck is wrong with the world” Part 3.  
I’m pretty sure that just watching Pat Robertson talk about how a man doing the dishes equals obligatory sex on the part of the woman prompted some of my eggs to commit suicide.

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/yesallwomen-pat-robertson-says-wives-must-gratefully-reward-husbands-who-do-chores-with-sex/discrimination/2014/05/27/88106

YesAllWomen? Pat Robertson Says Wives Must Gratefully Reward Husbands Who Do Chores With Sex

Brace yourself for a whole lot of “what the fuck is wrong with the world” Part 3.  

I’m pretty sure that just watching Pat Robertson talk about how a man doing the dishes equals obligatory sex on the part of the woman prompted some of my eggs to commit suicide.

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