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May

SMH @ Texas

I am so fucking embarrassed to live in this shitty state, or at least a shitty state for women, especially low-income women. Last year the asshole governor known as Rick Perry slashed two-thirds of the state’s family-planning budget and excluded Planned Parenthood from receiving any funds from the Women’s Health Program, even though Planned Parenthood of Texas is the largest care provider in the program and is separate from the Planned Parenthood that provides abortion in the state. WTF, right? However, a federal court ruled the law was unconstitutional! Yay!!!! But oh no, we popped the champagne bottles too soon because the state filed and granted a motion to stay keeping the law in place. Fuck.

26

Apr

This has been the week from Hell, but music always makes me feel better. Even though we haven’t updated the blog much this week, we cannot forget about Throwback Thursday! Enjoy!

Shame on Me

Blah! I feel like such a shitty feminist right now. Not only have I not been promoting that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but I totally forgot it was Sexual Assault Awareness Month! One may ask, “How can I help stop sexual assaults?” or “Why do we need an awareness month?” Every 2 minutes, someone is sexually assaulted in the United States. The Department of Justice estimates that one in five women will be sexually assaulted during their college years.This blog is called Scandalous Sundays and these numbers are pretty fucking scandalous to me. So how can you help? It’s quite simple:

  • Don’t sexual assault anyone! DUH!!!
  • Don’t victim blame. I don’t care if the person is a $2 prostitute, cracked out, running through an alley naked, no one deserves to be violated and it’s never the victims fault.
  • Get involved. Campuses across the nation holding “Take Back the Night” marches to acknowledge Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • Be supportive of victims. Get them in touch with different organizations that help survivors and encourage them to report their assaulters.

This may be last minute considering April is almost over, but it’s better late than never.

(Source: rainn.org)

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Apr

Last week we posted a couple of videos from our writers, Ariza and Andie. Unfortunately, the videos were taken down. This week they come back to us (chest down) reviewing the Jopen Vanity 12. Check it out!

19

Apr

Throwback Thursday!

What the Fuck NYPD?

Hey, I have an idea! Why don’t we take away condoms from hookers to stop prostitution? Great idea, right? What the fuck. According to two surveys by the Sex Worker Project, NYPD are taking condoms from sex workers to use as evidence and as a means to stop prostitution. A) You can’t turn a hoe into a housewife. If someone is a prostitute, they are fucking regardless. B) Because the sex workers will be working without protection, NYPD is just putting more people in danger from STDs and HIV. It’s estimated that NYC has given away 192 million condoms since 2007 just to help stop the spread of diseases. So now not only are the police putting citizens in danger, but it’s a huge waste of the city’s resources. I can’t deal with this bullshit, I’m just going to put this on now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M8vei3L0L8

18

Apr

Here We Go Again…

Le sigh. When it comes to the media reporting on the relationships of Generation Y, it’s always the same stories: women are getting married later, divorce rates are higher, single mothers, childless women, and cohabiting is evil! This past Sunday, The New York Times published “The Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage”, by clinical psychologist Meg Jay. To the NYTimes credit, the piece is in the opinion section and rightly so. Jay throws out a variety of numbers, but has no substance. The case studies she uses are clear examples of lack of communication between partners. No shit a marriage is going to fail if the couple did not set expectations of each other and got marriage “just because”. There is no secret formula for the success of marriage. It’s just fucked up we keep having this conversation because it carries an undertone of slut-shaming and the mythical codependency of women. Fuck that shit, let’s stop this now.

(Source: The New York Times)

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Apr

Toast Bitches!

Welcome to Scandalous Sundays! Our goal in this blog is to talk about all things fun, naughty and sexy. We got some bad ass bitches running this shit so we are going to dedicate our first post to the baddest chick, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton has always been awesome, but finally the world is seeing it! Just this past week Clinton made internet glory with the “Texts from Hillary” meme and today, cameras caught the HBIC throwing down in Colombia. Can you run the Department of State, advise the President on foreign affairs, keep dictators in check then still have the energy to rumba? Bitch please, I don’t think so! Raise a glass to my scandalous sister, Madame Secretary! Keeping it real all day, every day.

scan·dal·ous /ˈskandl-əs/

Adjective

1. Causing general public outrage by a perceived offense against morality or law: “a series of scandalous liaisons”.

2. (of a state of affairs) Disgracefully bad, typically as a result of someone’s negligence or irresponsibility.

Synonyms:
disgraceful - shameful - outrageous - shocking - infamous