If you’re not making sexists uncomfortable you’re making me uncomfortable… You haven’t transcended society. You don’t recognise your privilege and then it goes away. If you think that you didn’t understand privilege.
all of it
Bonus love for the purple one not using a gendered definition of which people have vaginas
If I’d had children and had a girl, the first words I would have taught her would have been “fuck off” because we weren’t brought up ever to say that to anyone, were we?
And it’s quite valuable to have the courage and the confidence to say, “No, fuck off, leave me alone, thank you very much.”" - Helen Mirren (via radicalfeministuprising)
Saw this today on a wall on H Street in DC.
This is what feminists should be concerned about.
*dead silence from shirtless SlutWalkers*
I’m dead serious. This is one of the world’s most severe problems right now and people who work against are being silenced.
Related people to look up:
The fact that India declared dolphins and whales as non-human persons and protects their rights but allows gender selective abortion is really mind boggling. I think it really goes to show how the lack of respect for human life can lead to stuff like this happening.
We live in a society that glorifies sexual assault to a degree that when I was a teenager I asked myself whether something was wrong with me for not being groped in the streets. The pride with which my classmates spoke of how apparently every random male hit on them made me wonder whether I was just too ugly to be desired. Something is rotten when harassment becomes the means young girls are taught to determine their self-worth with.
Being a young female with strong, leftist opinions and the confidence (mostly) to express them and argue back means that boys often mark you down as “feisty” and “a challenge” and they think it’s funny and flirty to argue with you. It just sucks to be seen as slightly less than a real person, someone who genuinely believes in things, and instead as just a form of entertainment to people.
The amount of times I’ve had guys hit on me like this…ugh
the best part is when you don’t realize that this is what they’re doing until you’re already invested in the argument to the point of near tears and finally they’re just like “wow, you don’t need to get upset, i’m just kidding haha it’s so cute that you care about things”
and you just feel like you want to fucking melt into the ground with shame and humiliation for misunderstanding the situation and assuming someone was taking you seriously
its a fucking game to them. im so sick of men disrespecting me by thinking my opinions and my passions are fun things to toy with, because they lack the basic degrees of empathy to care about anything but themselves.
no see I only hate men who respond with “but not all men, right?” when I say “I hate men”
you can hate me all you want but I would like to know why it’s somehow okay for anyone to generalize men when it’s highly taboo to generalize just anything or anyone else I mean can I get an explanation for this double standard it’s just something I’m not getting
whenever I’m engaging with a group of people about feminism and I make a factual comment about men (ex.: men benefit from the patriarchal values of society) there’s always that one asshole who tries to denounce my entire argument by saying “but not ALL men!” Literally. Every. Single. Time. My entire argument must be invalid because I made a generalization about men. Oh, no.
Also, it’s mega annoying to hear men get upset about generalizations because yeah wow that must suck having generalizations made about you based on gender wow it must really hurt
Talk to me when women disliking the male gender (not you specifically, just the gender) after years of oppression results in you receiving lower salaries, smaller job windows, and you being afraid to walk at night after seeing a group of drunk men walking towards you.
thatgirlsamm hit the nail on the head. Not to mention the fact that generalizing men is a survival tactic. I wish we lived in a world where it didn’t have to be, but for that to happen, men need to stop making up the majority of violent crime perpetrators against women (and literally everyone else, including other men).