i love sir patrick stewart more with each passing day.
See, guys. This is how you do it. Notice the words “Not all men are like that” are never spoken.
I get this completely irrational and projected feeling that Patrick Stewart figured something out when he was 65 that he needed to figure out his whole life and that made him finally able to be happy and it makes me so happy to see him happy I just want to cuddle the idea of his happiness.
Um…real talk…this explains both oppression (and how internalized) and domination/privilege in the shortest sentence possible.
When we start admiring athletes for their bodies and not for their accomplishments, we create an environment where appearance and sexual appeal become more important than a person’s actions. Where what with do with our bodies doesn’t matter, only what they look like. Where photoshopped images are deemed inspirational, even if they represent body shapes that are literally impossible for the average person to attain. Where people genuinely believe that an aesthetic obsession is healthy and respectful simply because the object of our attention is wearing athletic gear.
The photos on the left are all photoshopped images that I have seen posted in the #fitness #fitspo and #fitblr tags. The photos on the right are the original images, unedited.
If you actually find these people to be motivational and inspiring, why do their bodies have to be photoshopped in order to be good enough?
They look better without it
Bootyoftheday is the blog that photoshopped all those female athlete pics. Most of them look obviously shopped.
legitimate criticism of feminism:
- some feminist groups do not include transwomen
- some feminist groups do not include disabled women
- some feminist groups do not include Women of Color
- some feminist groups practice violence against men
- some feminist groups shame women who take on traditionally feminine roles or choose to dress/act feminine
- some feminist groups are islamaphobic
what MRAs choose to focus on:
- what about men
- MEN thOUGH
- ALL FEMINISTS ARE BAD AND PRACTICE MISANDRY NO ALL EVERY SINGLE ONE
You know why women often say “nothing’s wrong” when something is definitely bothering them
It’s because men have been belittling, minimizing and mocking our emotions forever
And we are socialized to be as passive and undemanding and selfless as possible, and not to run any risk of bothering or angering a man lest he abandon or hurt us
It’s not passive aggression, it is fear
oh my god
[TW: rape culture, misogyny, violence] Women have to do so little to be declared “man haters”. All we have to do is name male violence for what it is. It is at this point the patriarchally minded step in and throw the “man hating” cliche into the mix. But in doing so, what men have done to women is forgotten, brushed under the carpet, ushered into the corner with candy with the hope it’ll be forgotten.
But for a man to be declared a “woman hater” he has to do so much more. Even when men abuse, rape, prostitute and kill women, they’re excused… His victim’s actions are looked for as if his hatred was a logical reaction to her own actions.
The liberals forget how ingrained woman hating is… from that moment a baby is killed for being female, to the child’s growth, through adulthood- womanhood is something to be despised, to be destroyed. Women are hated freely and easily. Men become the untouchables… we are not allowed to criticise them, lest we be labelled men haters.
But if all it takes to be labelled a man hater is to speak out unrelentlessly against male violence, to despise the violence done to my sisters, then I’ll wear that label… I’ll write it myself, and I’ll scream it from the rooftops. I’d rather be a man hater than stop addressing male violence for what it is."
Excellently put. If men can watch porn because they ‘love women’, but women can’t even say we hate our rapists, what the fuck are we learning about our interactions? What are we learning about men? And what does it all say about ‘the rules’?
Women’s anger is scary. They fear our withdrawal from their lives; we fear their participation in ours. (via thentheysaidburnher)
Two weeks ago a man in France was arrested for raping his daughter. She’d gone to her school counselor and then the police, but they needed “hard evidence.” So, she videotaped her next assault. Her father was eventually arrested. His attorney explained, “There was a period when he was unemployed and in the middle of a divorce. He insists that these acts did not stretch back further than three or four months. His daughter says longer. But everyone should be very careful in what they say.” Because, really, even despite her seeking help, her testimony, her bravery in setting up a webcam to film her father raping her, you really can’t believe what the girl says, can you?
Everyone “knows” this. Even children.
Three years ago, in fly-on-the-wall fashion of parent drivers everywhere, I listened while a 14-year-old girl in the back seat of my car described how angry she was that her parents had stopped allowing her to walk home alone just because a girl in her neighborhood “claimed she was raped.” When I asked her if there was any reason to think the girl’s story was not true, she said, “Girls lie about rape all the time.”
She didn’t know the person, she just assumed she was lying.
No one says, “You can’t trust women,” but distrust them we do. College students surveyed revealed that they think up to 50% of their female peers lie when they accuse someone of rape, despite wide-scale evidence and multi-country studies that show the incident of false rape reports to be in the 2%-8% range, pretty much the same as false claims for other crimes. As late as 2003, people jokingly (wink, wink) referred to Philadelphia’s sex crimes unit as “the lying bitch unit.” If an 11-year-old girl told an adult that her father took out a Craigslist ad to find someone to beat and rape her while he watched, as recently actually occurred, what do you think the response would be? Would she need to provide a videotape after the fact?
It goes way beyond sexual assault as well. That’s just the most likely and obvious demonstration of “women are born to lie” myths. Women’s credibility is questioned in the workplace, in courts, by law enforcement, indoctors’ offices, and in our political system. People don’t trust women to be bosses, or pilots, or employees. Pakistan’s controversial Hudood Ordinance still requires a female rape victim to procure four male witnesses to her rape or risk prosecution for adultery. In August, a survey of managers in the United States revealed that they overwhelmingly distrust women who request flextime. It’s notable, of course, that women are trusted to be mothers—the largest pool of undervalued, unpaid, economically crucial labor.
Pop culture and art are just the cherry on the top of the icing on a huge cake. The United States is among the most religious of all countries in the industrialized world. So, while some people wring their hands over hip hop, I’m more worried about how men like Rick Santorum and Ken Cuccinelli explain to their daughters why they can’t be priests. I know that there is hip hop that exceeds the bounds of taste and is sodden with misogyny. But, people seem to think that those manifestations of hatred are outside of the mainstream when, in reality, it’s just more of the same set to great beats. Hip hop has nothing on religious misogyny and its political expression.
An entire political party’s “social policy” agenda is being pursued under a rubric that insists women need “permission slips” and “waiting periods.” The recent shutdown? Conservatives holding the country hostage because they want to add anti-abortion “conscience clause” language to legislation. Whose consciences are we talking about? All the morally incompetent and untrustworthy men who need abortions?
It’s no exaggeration to say that distrust of women is the driving force of the “social issues” agenda of the Republican Party. From food stamps and “legitimate rape,” to violence against women and immigration policy. “We need to target the mother. Call it sexist, but that’s the way nature made it,” explained the man who penned Arizona’s immigration law. “Men don’t drop anchor babies, illegal alien mothers do.” I could do this ad infinitum.
I am usually against violence… but WOW. THAT ATTORNEY!
Tavi Gevinson (via feministquotes)
Feminism is also not a country club, doesn’t require credentials, doesn’t require White supremacist approval and should not have a separate set of standards for Black women/women of colour versus White women, where a pulse and White skin is all they need but I have to be bell hooks.
I LOVE that Tavi is a ~teenage girl. Take that “male feminists” so ready to educate the young’uns. (via intersectionalfandom)
Tumblr needs more of this….whatever this is.
Is this the same artist who made the original for this
how women actually are
This Indian actress shut down a reporter for telling her to keep quiet about women’s rights.
THE INTERNATIONAL CLAPBACK
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it just seems to me that certain feminists telling other women what’s “empowering” and what’s “disempowering” is incredibly stupid, especially when the argument is that something is inherently a step backward for women. like that new thing about selfies depicting women as X, Y, and Z. no, dumbass, that’s the meaning you’re assigning to it, and it’s a completely neutral activity, and saying that this thing (whether it’s homemaking, boy bands, makeup, bra burning, misandry, whatever) automatically makes you a good/bad feminist is aghhhhhhh. so stupid.
#you can’t appreciate your own body because society has taught you bodies are important #shut uppppp #you can’t like that thing because society has programmed you to believe that #SHUT UPPPPPP #you can’t place value in being a virgin because society—— #SHUT UP SHUT UP
same on all counts, it bothers me a lot that many so-called feminists feel they can judge the choices of other women when the point of feminism is supposed to be inclusion, is supposed to be the fact that women are valid and equal and their individual choices deserve consideration and respect, because one thing that is right for someone may not be right for another, but isn’t it great that we’re allowed to decide? so if one woman dreams of finding love and being a housewife, then that should be accepted, and if another dreams of an ambitious career, that should be accepted, and if one has a string of torrid affairs, that should be accepted, and if one chooses to remain a virgin, that should be accepted, and if one wants to fill her closet with lace dresses and excessively fancy shoes, that should be accepted, and if another wants to fill her closet with jeans and leather jackets and sneakers, that should be accepted, and each woman should be allowed to be whatever dress size without it being an issue, without being body shamed, as long as she’s confident and happy with herself (and if she ISN’T, she has every right to change it, alter it, dress it up or down in whatever way makes her feel good about herself), and one can handsew or have a doll collection or get greasy working on cars or be a black belt in martial arts or be a science fiction addict or get lost in gushy romantic novels or WHATEVER and it’s all a woman’s choice and acceptable and doesn’t diminish her worth AS a woman. there’s no scale that says a certain expression of femininity or womanhood is less worthy, that there isn’t strength in softness or delicacy in toughness. claiming to be a feminist and then using that platform to pass judgment and constructs of ‘worth’/’disempowerment’ on other women does nothing to help foster understanding and celebrations of womanhood.
if your feminism is about forcibly ripping the hijabs off of muslim women while screaming “I’M LIBERATING YOU FROM YOUR OPPRESSIVE CULTURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!” then i don’t want!!! any!!! part!!! of your feminism!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is not feminism. Ick. You don’t rip things off of people. My goodness.That’s like ripping a nun’s habit off…