Jackie Parker was Flight controller at NASA at 18. She didn’t stay there, she went on the become the first woman to attend the US Air force Test Pilot School as a pilot. As a matter of fact, she had learned to fly, before she could drive. She resigned the air force in 1996 and has been working in computer Hardware ever since.
Via WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR
This was actually said by a prominent member of the Men’s rights community on Reddit who then proceeded to get 24(!) upvotes:
Wearing a skirt has consequences. If we use state violence to protect women from the consequences of her choice to wear a skirt, we remove her agency. This man didn’t assault her, didn’t touch her… all he did was take a picture of what her choice in clothing exposed to the public.
How is that criminal to the point of deserving of state violence upon him?
This is saying that protecting women from the consequences of their choices in clothing is more important than men’s freedom.
Now that’s what I call a real men’s rights issue. Could you expect anything less from a hate group?
Screencap (and more info) over at the always excellent Man Boobz.
Mens Rights Activism: hard at work defending sexual harassment.
men’s rights: where a man’s right to sexually harass a woman based on whether they’ve decided she meets some standard of “modesty” she has no say in, should supersede a woman’s right to basic personal boundaries and human decency.
men’s rights: when a woman freely making the choice to do whatever she wants with her own body, not affecting anyone else in any way, needs to “accept the consequences of her actions”- but men who choose to harass women shouldn’t have to face any consequences for THAT choice, even though it hurts someone else.
men’s rights: a “movement” (purposeless online misogynistic circlejerk) where rights are defined as behaviors that you feel entitled to carry out without being even mildly criticized for it, no matter how many other people are negatively impacted by that behavior.
men’s rights: where being asked to show basic human decency towards women is “infringing” upon a man’s freedom not to do that, even though that is how a society is supposed to fucking function. because fuck them, you shouldn’t have to consider other human beings when you make your choices. how dare they?
men’s rights: you got yours (basic human rights). so fuck everybody else. now, let’s talk about how poor people don’t deserve to earn a living wage, because then the services you use every day might cost you an extra $20 per year.
men’s rights: a movement dedicated to preserving and forwarding the rights of men to continue the subjugation and abuse of women.
I’m so embarrassed to share a gender with these pieces of shit.
No, DAVID! We’re going to do the Fusion Dance from Dragonball Z and become a melded mass of man meats! We’ll be called JLAVID! Or DAVOEL! You’re spot on on the powerful sex stuff, though.
Seriously, go pledge the shit out of my Patreon. I want to do bi-monthly hangouts with cool cartoonist buddies, like David, and let you watch. You nasty freaks.
The whole thing is shameful, but not surprising. There is no doubt that under a Republican president, this bill would have passed with large bipartisan support. So the Republicans don’t seem to stand for anything if they might have to share the credit. What I wonder now is if Americans (and above all, the mainstream press) will continue to treat the Republican Party as though it is the party that is most supportive of the military. I’m not at all sure it will have any effect. For a long time it has been clear that the Republican Party isn’t pro-military, it is pro-war. Republican politicians are always in favor of war and that is not at all how one would act if one were interested in supporting the troops.– Republicans support war not troops (via azspot)
"For a long time it has been clear that the Republican Party isn’t pro-military, it is pro-war."(via wilwheaton) Via WIL WHEATON dot TUMBLR
Guys commit suicide
Guys self harm
Guys throw up
Guys starve themselves
Guys get bullied
Guys get hurt
Guys get abused
Girls aren’t the only ones. So when your seeing a depressed girl and say thats sad then do the same to guys. Cause no matter how strong a guy could be, he can still break just like girls. So to everyone with a disorder, regardless of gender, stay strong