Casual reminder that while you don’t need to think that myself or any girl ever looks good with a buzz cut you do need to be a decent fucking human being and respect mine and other women’s right to do whatever they want to their bodies and that includes their hair.
Casual reminder that if I don’t think that something looks good on someone I have the right to express my honest opinion on this and you need to be a decent human being and handle critizicm in a mature way.
Actually you thinking that you have any right to comment on my body and what I do with it just makes you an asshole.
It’s my body, not yours. Mind your own goddamn business.
Yes, in fact I do have this right. I have the right to comment on the governments way of doing politics, any footballers way of doing sports, any actors way of playing a role and I also do have a right to comment on something insignificant as on how you are doing your hair if I feel like doing this. You also have the right to tell me I’m an asshole for being honest, if that’s your personal opinion on me. I won’t be mad the way you get mad about a person being honest to you, because I appreciate it if people express their opinion on me. :)
Yeah, no, you can go to hell.
Society spends all its time telling women how their bodies should look and it’s bullshit. My body is my own and no one else gets to tell me what to do with it.
My body is not for public consumption, comment, or opinion. Leave it, and me, alone.
@1 month ago with 23 notes
#sexism #done discussing this with you #feminism
"We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29% of American women would describe themselves as feminist - and only 42% of British women - I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? ‘Vogue’ by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY?"
@1 month ago with 339 notes
#women of color #racism #classism #feminism #someone else feel free to rip this apart some more #please
Caitlin Moran (How to be a woman)
Do you believe there is social inequality between the genders?
Do you believe that this is a bad thing?
Do you believe we should do something about it?
Then you’re a feminist. Boom. Done.
Okay the problem with this quote is that it only applies to middle class/rich white women.
You don’t get to call out the women of color and poor women and sex workers and everyone else who feminism has tried to ignore and silence and leave behind since it’s inception. You don’t get to hate on those women for not wanting to identify with a movement that 99 times out of 100, doesn’t give a fuck about them or their needs.
This quote makes a lot of assumptions about the reason some women don’t identify with the term feminism. Here’s a thought, maybe judging the fuck out of people who could have a super legitimate reason for not identifying with the feminist movement isn’t the way to get more women to join you.
(Source: wholove, via the-oxford-english-fangirl)
@3 months ago with 16217 notes
#rape culture #feminism #womanism #tw: rape culture #tw: rape
A gang rape happened in Ohio and no one heard about it. A gang rape happened in India and everyone heard about it (as we should). The American media has represented India as a misogynistic country where women need to be constantly wary of the men that surround them. And after that gang rape, large-scale protests blocked the streets and clogged the media. Now, I am in no way saying that rape and domestic violence are not problems in India. As an Indian-American woman who has been to India many times and is incredibly familiar with the culture, I am in no way denying that. Rape, in India, is a serious problem. Rape, especially in lower class areas in India, is an extremely prevalent problem that needs to stop being ignored and taken seriously. Violence against women in India is a serious issue.
But violence against women in America is also a serious problem. Violence against women in South Africa, and Sweden, and Chile, and Thailand, is a serious problem. Violence against women is a serious problem. Period. Full stop. While our media went out representing India as a typical place for these deplorable events to happen, another woman’s similar story went ignored and without subsequent societal action. This country outright refuses to admit that it is a rape culture.
Our media and our country are so obsessed with presenting foreign countries as worse than us or uncivilized or, most importantly, undemocratic, they will blast our radios and timelines and homepages with news of rapes in India, but refuse to acknowledge that the same thing happens here and is happening here.
@5 months ago with 16147 notes
I can’t answer that for you. Go out and learn it.
Go into the city with a female friend. Walk 20 feet behind her and listen.
Make an account on a social site. Use a female name and photo. Post something, anything.
Go to a Take Back The Night march. Listen to the survivors speak out afterwards.
Set a timer on your phone or watch for two minutes. When the alarm goes off, another woman in the United States has been sexually assaulted.
Make an account on a dating site as a woman. Check your messages.
Take a walk through a toy store. Look at which toys are “meant” for boys and which are “meant” for girls.
Hang out with six of your female friends. Statistically, one of them has been raped. The chance that her rapist served any jail time for it is 3%.
Watch a movie. Almost any movie will do. Who’s the hero? Who gets saved? Who speaks the most?
Listen to other guys insult each other when they REALLY want to put each other down. “Pussy.” “Bitch.” “Sissy.” The worst thing for a man to be is like a woman.
But most importantly, read. Read bell hooks, read Jessica Valenti, read Amanda Marcotte, read Gail Collins, read Julia Serano. Read blogs and essays. Read literature written by women. I bet they didn’t assign you much of that in high school English class.
If I had unlimited time and energy to debate with you and patiently explain Why You Should Care About Feminism and counter each of your points with all the books and articles I’ve read, believe me, I would. But I don’t.
So go out and learn.