This is #vegan #sushi from @beyondsushi. The roll in focus is the Mighty Mushroom and I think it’s @thebigjc’s favourite. It’s got enoki, inari tofu, shiitake, micro arugala and rice. Topped off with a shiitake teriyaki. #veganfoodshare #lunch #food #whatveganseat #nycvegan (at Beyond Sushi)
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.
I am so unimpressed with this company and their statements. Shame on you Holy Chuck burger. Try again.
The letter below was written by Friends of Kanonhstaton/ADL member Graham.
Two stereotypes and a slur; they named a burger after us, Kokum*
Tuesday afternoon, Sault Ste Marie ON. I am sitting in the airport surrounded by my fellow citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario and I am reflecting…
We have just spent the last week bonding at our annual assembly, the week had gone very well other than the occasional time we would hear “halfbreed!” being shouted at us from across the street. After seeing how those words were used hatefully to hurt my family this week, and after the story we all read at the airport while waiting to go home about a restaurant in Toronto who “unknowingly” named a burger after us, I can’t stay silent.
Unfortunately I was not gifted with the art of words but I will to try to put this as straight to the point as I can.
Toronto “Restaurant” Holy Chuck Burger’s created a burger recently, naming it the “Dirty Drunken Halfbreed Burger.” Two stereotypes and a slur in one name. Dirty; Drunken; Half-breed. The combination leaves no other taste in my mouth but shame and disgust. I could not believe what I was reading…those words over and over going through my head, I began having thoughts of my ancestors being mocked and forced from their homelands on Drummond Island by Americans uttering the same slur, Halfbreeds.
I immediately began looking for Holy Chuck Burger’s contact information, I could not let this sit. Upon my search I came across their twitter page where other Métis had already began demanding apologies and that the burger be removed from the menu. I was interested to see how the ownership would respond to this. The response…not so comforting.
This is NOT an apology.
What I see here is someone trying to displace blame onto the offended, the Métis. While I find it hard to believe that you have never heard of the Métis before, I’ll go with it just to pose you this question…Now that you know who the Métis are and how your choice of words were offensive, how can you say that this was blown out of proportion? I am sorry but I cannot accept your apology to my people while you deem my offence towards racial slurs to be “totally blown out of proportion.”
*Kokum are our grandmothers.