If you’re against feminism as a movement because of it’s tendencies to exclude trans* women and WOC, that’s totally legitimate.
But if you’re against it because you think it’s wrong to focus on women’s equality because it “ignores the men” then you let me come live in your universe where men are in need of having their rights protected because I’d like to see that shit.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by the Huffington Post, on Speaker John Boehner (R-OH).
Patriarchy is alive and well in America.
Natasha Walter, Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism, pages 69-70, 2010. (via bitemebeautiful)
Bringing this back as people have started reblogging this again and EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THIS.
“There is an irresponsibility to this decision that is appalling for women and young girls. Disney marketing and the powers that be that allow them to do such things should be ashamed of themselves.
… I think it’s atrocious what they have done to Merida. When little girls say they like it because it’s more sparkly, that’s all fine and good but, subconsciously, they are soaking in the sexy ‘come hither’ look and the skinny aspect of the new version. It’s horrible! Merida was created to break that mold — to give young girls a better, stronger role model, a more attainable role model, something of substance, not just a pretty face that waits around for romance.”
— BRENDA CHAPMAN,
God bless Branda chapman
On Andy Cohen’s show Rachel Maddow was asked by a viewer why she didn’t wear earrings, which would “brighten her face up so much.”
Rachel responded: “You know how I look like a guy? That’s intentional.”
Stop trying to force women to conform to traditional ideals of beauty.
I love Rachel Maddow because she specifically creates her own identity and isn’t willing to take shit from people trying to tell her what will make her look “prettier.” She knows how she wants to look and present herself and doesn’t look back.
This is why she is my hero.
if u think my constant vocal feminism is annoying imagine how annoying the patriarchy is to me
im making a tracklist for my first album
- i h8 men
- feminist rant pt. 1
- i’m not gonna fucking shave my legs
- i’ll eat whatever i want to you stupid fuck
- cats are better than boys
- feminist rant pt. 2
- don’t tell me how to dress
- i drink male tears for breakfast
- ur non-intersectional white feminism is making me want to throw up on u
- im not pmsing ur just an asshole
- i h8 men (reprise)
Would you please stop toting around vaginas like they’re some kind of crucifix protecting you from the patriarchy?
Your insistence on all things vagina in feminist spaces actively erases, marginalizes, and oppresses not only women with other genital configurations, but also non-binaries and men.
What I mean to say is that while vaginas are fucking important, awesome, and do face a very distinct oppression; your devotion to the vagina when not talking about that oppression actively oppresses other people.
So yes, have a knitted vagina, have a giant papier-mâché vagina, have cuntcakes, have “I <3 vagina” shirts, take pride in your own vagina; but just know this: Women with other genital configurations exist and you need to not erase them.
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