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I don’t need feminism because it took me a full hour of scrolling through pages of these things just to find ten brave women that had the courage to voice a differing opinion.
i want to hug all of them.
I love every single one of you.
Yes thank you!
Some of these may come of as a bit rude to some people but its a good point.
I need feminism because, as a female academic, I am less likely to get a tenure-track job than my male peers, as employers tend to assume women will leave to have babies, even though I do not like children.
I need feminism because I am still regularly condescended to by (mostly older) men, even though I have a masters degree in cognitive neuroscience and am pursuing my PhD.
I need feminism because I am more likely to be judged on my appearance than my male colleagues, although we have equal qualifications. I need feminism because studies have shown that women who come to job interviews wearing skirts and makeup are more likely to get jobs over women who come in trousers with no makeup, an issue that is literally non-existent for men.
I need feminism because at the age of 11, GROWN MEN thought it was appropriate to comment loudly on my sexual attractiveness, simply because I hit puberty at nine and was existing in a sexually developed female body in a public space. GROWN MEN sexually harassed A CHILD for having breasts. The fact that I feel it is necessary to preemptively state that I did not “provoke” such behavior by dressing “like a slut” (I WAS A CHILD) also says something about why I need feminism.
There are real, systemic inequalities addressed by feminism. I am happy if these women have never encountered them, but I have, and other women have, and just because one has not encountered a bias personally does NOT mean it doesn’t exist. I don’t hate or vilify men, as I know that most men don’t think less of women—there is a difference between condemning a power structure and condemning those who cannot help but benefit from that structure based on the circumstances of their birth. Additionally, sexism hurts men, too—it is the belief that showing emotion is “feminine” and therefore weak which forces men to bottle up their emotions, which has been shown to be at least partially responsible for the shortened life expectancy of men as compared to women. The sexism that tells us women are unsuitable for combat in the armed forces is the same sexism that ridicules men who want to be nurses, or counselors, or stay-at-home dads. It’s why my brother was tormented mercilessly in junior high. It’s why men can’t wear skirts. It’s why men are held to stereotypes of masculine behavior and are mocked if they fall short of those expectations. It is how gendered stereotypes are enforced for BOTH sexes. They are two sides of the same coin.
I don’t consider myself a victim—I have never, and will never, lie down and demand something be handed to me simply for being a woman. I have worked hard, and I still work hard—I pay my own bills, I own my own car, I put the food on my own table—and I do feel that I should be given the same opportunities as a man for doing the same amount of work. As of the present moment, research indicates that I will not be. (Incidentally, the studies showing that men make more money than women for the same work do control for differences in hours worked, differences in position within the industry, time lost to maternity leave and/or childcare, etc.—meaning all these things are factored in. Women do not make less than men because they miss work due to childcare issues or are not of equal rank, women make less than men because they are paid less. Period.)
And these are all “first-world” feminist issues. We haven’t even BEGUN to discuss female genital mutilation, the practice of suttee, rape as a war crime, child marriage, and many other issues that make the systemic inequalities encountered by first-world women pale in comparison.
Is “feminism” a misnomer? Perhaps. Feminism, contrary to the name, is not about claiming women are superior or can do no wrong or should not have to face consequences of their actions. Feminism is synonymous with equality. Feminism is the belief that men’s work is not inherently more valuable than women’s, and vice versa. Feminism is the belief that women’s bodies are no more public property than men’s. Feminism is the belief that our sex should not affect the way we are treated as people or cause us to be judged for the very personal choices we make, which is something that happens to both women and men. People who tell you otherwise have an incomplete understanding of feminism.
- Who is your love interest?
- Do you consider yourself beautiful and innocent?
- Do you have words worth spreading? Wise words?
- Are you violent?
- Have you lost someone important to you?
- Are you courageous?
- Are you lucky?
- Are you a charming person?
- What do you like to remember?
- Sun flower:
- What brings you happiness?
- What do you appreciate?
- Sweet pea:
- Are you delicate or sweet?
- Are you elegant or graceful?
- Have you endured/suffered for beauty?
- Who is your best friend?
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FINALLY SOMETHING ABOUT BRAZIL’S SITUATION ON MY DASHBOARD
WE’RE LIVING A REVOLUTION! WE’VE BEEN IN AN ALMOST CIVIL WAR STATE FOR TWO WEEKS! WHAT THE HELL, FOREIGNERS? TALK ABOUT US!
what the fuck is going on with brazil? why have I not heard of this?
The first I heard about this was a very short bit on BBC news this morning. Someone is not doing their job properly.
So I’m participating in a research experiment this summer designed to figure out the wavelengths at which people see unique hues (e. g., a unique blue is a blue that is neither reddish nor greenish) under different viewing conditions. In order to keep the head stabilized and make sure the image is stable on the retina, we have to use these things called “bite bars”, which are about as much fun as they sound: an impression of the participant’s teeth in dental wax overlaying a metal bracket.
I was complaining about mine to my colleague yesterday while he was running me on the experiment because I think I made mine too wide (we take our own dental impressions). He said, “What do you mean, you made it too wide?”
I said, “Well, it’s fine once I get it in my mouth, but in order to bite it I have to open my mouth super wide and it’s abrading the corners of my mouth. [Joker voice] ‘You wanna know how I got these scars?’”
Cathy Brennan, radical “feminist” terrorist, has set her sights on a young black activist in Baltimore County, MD. Phylicia Sampson is being taken to court by Brennan, a notorious harasser of trans women and their supporters. Sampson is a recent college grad with few resources, no car and no way to fight back without your help.
As a community, we’ve suffered Brennan’s assaults for a long time—her blog is the best known for outing trans women’s personal information. She believes trans women are men who are infiltrating the feminist community and expends her resources fighting them. The idea that she is now taking her harassment to a legal venue is horrifying. That she has selected a young black woman with few resources to fight back is repugnant.
We can’t let Cathy Brennan get away with this! Share Phylicia’s campaign on Facebook, twitter, tumblr and instagram. Here are some things you can do TODAY to help:
- Tell your friends why it is important that they donate to this campaign.
- Donate what you can.
- Write to your favorite feminist blog and ask them to cover this campaign
SUPER. DUPER. SIGNAL BOOST Y’ALL.
Cathy Brennan is an abusive misogynist and she needs to be stopped. Please help.