California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed into law a bill that will impose this new standard for consent at all colleges that receive state funding, including all public universities and many private institutions where students receive state grants.
Consent can be conveyed by a verbal “yes,” or signaled in a nonverbal way, but lack of resistance or objection cannot constitute consent. …
The new law will also offer other protections: universities will be required to offer on-campus victims’ advocates; victims who come forward to report a sexual assault may not be punished for under-age drinking; and all institutions will be required to teach incoming freshmen about sexual assault and consent during orientation.
Greene County, Ohio coroner Dr. Kevin Sharrett has ruled the death of 37-year-old Angela Williams a homicide due to a heart attack she suffered when police officers stormed a Beavercreek Walmart on Aug. 5 and shot and killed 22-year-old John Crawford III, reports Dayton Daily News.
so so hold on now. is motherfuckers gonna prosecute the police for this white woman collapsing and dying but not for actually fucking killing the black man? is this what is going to happen?
Hey kids, as we approach Halloween I just wanted you guys to be careful and say DON’T FUCK WITH SPIRITS. Don’t mess with Ouija Boards, don’t talk to no dead people, don’t fuck with demons, don’t summon shit, don’t dick around in abandoned buildings. If you are considering a thing, just think, “would a white person in a horror movie do this thing?” If the answer is yes, then don’t do the thing.
can you please explain to me why it's wrong to refer to women as females? I'm not trying to be an asshole. this is a genuine question, I just would like to understand why some women have such an issue with it.
Bcs literally literally literally literally why not just use the term invented specifically for female humans; women. Why reduce us to nothing more than a biological term when there is literally a word available there to use?
Let me try and use an analogy, it’s like referring to your mother as ‘woman’, it’s rude because even though your mother is a woman, she’s your mother, so you need to use the specific term available for her otherwise you’re reducing her status for no reason other than to insult her. Apply this logic to using the term female when you could use the word woman.
When you decide to call a woman a female, you’re reducing her to nothing more than biological terms that are in no way exclusive to human beings, any animal under the sun can be referred to as a female. You’re literally reducing our status for no reason other than to be rude. It’s dehumanising. Honestly. I have never in my life had any one irl refer to me as a female bcs I think we all know deep down it’s a shitty thing to do. Literally, imagine you walk into a shop and someone is like ‘this female here will help you’, nobody fucking says that. Men only use it when they’re trash-talking women, usually when they’re being misogynistic fucks and making gross generalisations about us.
It’s so subtle but it’s so important that you look out for tweets or tumblr posts made by fuckboys who start it with ‘females will be like…’
Also women shouldn’t have to explain shit, if a woman says she doesn’t want you referring to her as a female, just don’t do it. It’s not like there isn’t various other respectful terms you can use instead so what is the big issue? Why are men so eager to use the dehumanising term knowing full well many women don’t like it?