Women should NOT be forced to feed their babies in a bathroom, all because we live in a misogynistic, porn-warped society that’s been brainwashed to believe that female breasts used for anything other than male pleasure is “indecent”. Support public breast feeding and end the porn culture.

Forever reblog

Having lived in NYC where its legal to be topless (and yes I took advantage of that fact several times.) I was curious as to why it wasn’t nation wide.

So let’s make it nation wide!

It really has nothing to do with public nudity laws; as far as I know every state has some sort of statute that exempts breastfeeding from those rules. The problem is that there either aren’t laws protecting the right to breastfeed on private property or else people (usually owners or employees of private businesses) aren’t aware of those protections. In Madison, WI, there is a law not only protecting a person’s right to breastfeed anywhere they are otherwise allowed to be but making it a civil offense to tell someone they have to move or cover up. So if a waiter tells you to move to a different part of the restaurant, you can call the cops and they’ll get a ticket. Honestly, I don’t know if things have ever escalated that far — most places just become the subjects of nurse-ins or other blame-and-shame operations.



This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. The guy said some LEGITIMATELY funny stuff when he was “in character.” And it all ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in the vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

Paul F. Tomkins and Tom Lennon continue to be my pop culture BFFs. Glad I got solid reminders of this in the last few days.


Anonymous asked:

QUESTION you mentioned a lot things about bluthyonce like house values, animal, and colors and so naturally i would like to know what those would be for the other three houses at EAGLECREST

sashayed answered:

GREAT QUESTION ABOUT EAGLECREST, THE AMERICAN HOGWARTS. THANKS FOR ASKING! The house system at EAGLECREST differs slightly from that at European wizard schools: students are assigned to a House upon entry, but in acknowledgement of the complexity of human nature and the FREEDOM of AMERICA, each also chooses a Minor or Secondary House at which they spend at least one week per semester. The Houses are as follows.


  • values: hilarity, sequins
  • animal:
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  • colors: i know i originally said Caribbean Blue and Tangerine but I think actually it’s Hot Pink + Atomic Tangerine
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  • house located in Thomas Jefferson’s “dreamy” left eye, equipped w/ craft supplies and a bar 
  • house ghost is Dorothy Parker
  • Fun Fact: a bald eagle delivers house copies of Sassy, Vogue Wizard, and J-14 to Bluthyoncé every week. No one knows where the new issues of Sassy come from and no one asks questions. 


  • values: determination and fairness
  • animal:
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  • colors: Camo and Hemp
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  • house is located in Abraham Lincoln’s “problematic” jaw and has its own pirate radio station
  • house ghost is Ida B. Wells. Justitopia at its best is the REAL SHIT.
  • Fun Fact: Justitopia’s communal garden provides up to 45% of EAGLECREST’s vegetable supply. With the help of a simple avian translation spell, the many Rescue Chickens living in the Freedom Hutchery may also volunteer to donate their unfertilized eggs.


  • values: affluence, ambition, broery
  • animal: 
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  • colors: seersucker
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  • house is located in TEDDY BROSEVELT, right in the monocle. Has outdoor and indoor badminton courts. 
  • house ghost is Zack Morris.
  • Fun Fact: a small door located behind Laxdisick’s F. Scott Fitzgerald Memorial Bathroom opens into the guest bedroom of some dude’s stepdad’s house on the Vineyard. It is always 1:30pm and partly sunny, and there is always an open sign-up spot for beer pong. Students who attempt to stay at the house for more than an hour, however, are struck with a gradually incapacitating lockjaw and eventually forced to leave.


  • values: chill
  • animal:
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  • colors: Mood Ring
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  • house is located in George Washington’s nose because it’s closest to the main entrance. Every surface is guaranteed nappable. Best Wifi reception in all of EAGLECREST.
  • House Ghost: Walt Whitman.
  • Fun fact: the password to Shrugstagram House (“Uh what?”) has not been changed since 1973.


  • Men: If Orange is the New Black is so good with representation, why are all the men horrible?
  • Women: They're not all horrible. Bennett's nice. What more do you want?
  • Men: But he's clueless and irresponsible! And that's just ONE guy! How can you give me ONE decent male character in a slew of diverse female characters and call THAT representation?
  • Women:
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  • Women: ...must be tough.