—Amy Poehler on celebrities who shy away from the word “feminist.”
Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can be viewed here.
The person who speaks during that part of the song is a wonderful woman named Chimamanda Ngoza Adichie. She’s an amazing novelist, regarded as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, and she has also spoken about feminist issues for a while, here’s one of her TED Talks called “We should all be feminists"
on one hand feminism does help men but on the other hand i want men to finally get it through their heads that a social movement doesn’t have to be aimed at benefiting them to be worthwhile
the reason why feminism is being called trendy is because more teenage girls are supporting it and YOU KNOW if teenage girls like a thing it must be fleeting and dumb
I need feminism because young women can’t get involved in the world and demand equality in large numbers without being viewed as ‘dumb.’
i’m so tired of this “misogynist with a heart of gold” hollywood trope
i’m so tired of these leading men who treat women like shit until they meet the “right” kind of girl who is worthy of their respect
revealing that they were a good guy all along
i’m so tired of being told my humanity is negotiable
Just when you thought your one-sided relationship with her couldn’t get any better, Beyoncé wrote a feminist essay entitled, “Gender Equality is a Myth.” If this makes you want to go back to school and write about the movement that will ultimately be known as Beyoncism, “the interdisciplinary study of how to make feminism the coolest thing ever,” you are not alone.
things girls are made to feel ashamed of-
- having periods
- choosing what they want to wear on their body
- wanting to/not wanting to have sex
- putting boys in the ‘friendzone’
- standing up against misogyny
- ruining a boy’s life by telling the police that he raped her
- having hair on their body
- not appreciating catcalls
- not appreciating chivalry
- having control over their own fucking body