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ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech

Erica Goldson must have had some serious balls to give this speech

This is beautiful.

this is so wonderful 

This hit hard. Our education system is desperately in need of fixing.

Read the whole speech here.

An interview with Erica Goldson.

(via allthatistrueandbeautiful)

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Aussie Builders surprise public with loud empowering statements in new Snickers Australia Ad.


Male paid actors in a commercial shoot harass unsuspecting women on the street. Those women are then stopped by a further stranger and asked to sign waivers for the use of their image in the commercial advert, paid a minor fee and larger fee if image is used (thanks to the clarification from a participant).

Let’s breakdown this empowerment for a moment.  The men know the conditions and circumstances of the advert, the scripts, the set up, and elect to participate after being recruited into the process. Chances are that they applied for the work, and/or were sought for the role. Actors in adverts are paid as professionals.  

Contrast the women.  First, the agency didn’t hire female actors to the role of the recipients.  There’s female actors for commercials who were not given a day’s work in the name of :empowerment: of women by Snickers.  There’s a fun gender dynamic for you already. No female actors were paid in the production of this empowerful message of gender stuffs.

It’s an awful message too.  The snickers tag line is “You’re not yourself when you’re hungry”. So if builders are “empowering” and then eat their snickers, the default male state is being a misogynistic prick

Actually being pro-women and empowering is your “not yourself” state.

So, why again is this an empowering message? Sure, looks good in the gifs, but it’s a shitty message with a worse execution.

Also, have a look at the gender breakdown of the production team who greenlit the prtoject. Surprises anyone?

Thanks to forceofconviction for bringing this to my attention.

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my guide to sexual consent is uppity up!  let’s talk about:

✔ why consent is rly rly hella important
✔ how to ask for consent
✔ what consent looks like
✔ consent when you’re drunk


Consent isn’t just hot; it’s also mandatory.

Just because someone doesn’t say no doesn’t mean they’re saying yes.

Consent culture: where all the sex that is had is sex that is wanted!

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