Inspired by Slammerkin (Emma Donoghue)

This board will explore Donoghue's themes of female sexuality, freedom, female confinement, class, and the darker sides of human nature [Trigger Warning, includes rape themed pins]. With references to the Georgian era and other book details, of course. For more info on what inspired me to create this board: http://pinterest.com/pin/65302263317336471/.
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Great point

Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women.<< I agree with the post but I would like clarify men also get raped.

An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s.  Spot the misogyny. Particularly stunned that being beaten by ones husband results in the blameless person being locked in an asylum.

An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s.

An amazing list of actual reasons for admission into the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum from the late 1800s. Spot the misogyny. Particularly stunned that being beaten by ones husband results in the blameless person being locked in an asylum.

pro-choice challenge. Still pro-choice.

Charge!!!

"An eight year old bride in Yemen died from internal injuries on her wedding night, bleeding to death after deep vaginal tearing caused by sex with her 40 year old husband. ... A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed after some conservative lawmakers called it un-Islamic."

"An eight year old bride in Yemen died from internal injuries on her wedding night, bleeding to death after deep vaginal tearing caused by sex with her 40 year old husband. ... A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed after some conservative lawmakers called it un-Islamic."

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Don't care if repost, this deserves to be seen again and again until people get the fucking message

Feminism is not about burning bras. It's not hatred of men or trying to imitate them. Feminism is being free to decide who I want to be and how to act. It's not a shame to demand respect.

The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation. This is the first good article I've read on the topic. Great read.

The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation. This is the first good article I've read on the topic. Great read.

Girl Slaves of Catholic Magdalene Asylums to Receive Compensation, but Not from the Church

Girl Slaves of Catholic Magdalene Asylums to Receive Compensation, but Not from the Church

The Magdalene Laundries in Ireland, also known as Magdalene asylums, were…

If you are a woman in Ohio, the Tea Party wants you to know: You are now pregnant BEFORE a fertilized egg implants in your uterus. You will submit to, and pay for, medically unnecessary ultrasounds. You have just lost funding for rape crisis centers, and other women's health services. You may be a criminal if you have an IUD.

If you are a woman in Ohio, the Tea Party wants you to know: You are now pregnant BEFORE a fertilized egg implants in your uterus. You will submit to, and pay for, medically unnecessary ultrasounds. You have just lost funding for rape crisis centers, and other women's health services. You may be a criminal if you have an IUD.

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