people on this site keep confusing empowerment with confidence?? like hell yes a pair of high heels can make u feel confident on a bad day but they ain’t gonna empower you. they’re a fucking pair of shoes.
There are enough men who use their penises as weapons against women, and there are enough women who have been hurt by a penis, that it is 100% within a woman’s rights to feel threatened and/or repulsed by penises.
There’s literally nothing you can say to convince me otherwise, so don’t try.
People who fetishize babies and things associated with babies are fucking disgusting. Wearing a diaper and saying how you’re “tingling” and “daddy” says it’s “big girl tingles” and needs to “show you what he does when you get big girl tingles” is fucking disgusting. If you have a niece/daughter/little sister you understand how fucking scary and disgusting it is to see someone fetishize pacifiers, diapers, and baby talk substituting the word “cum” for “cummies”. I don’t give a shit if I’m kink shaming you, you’re fetishizing the molestation and rape of fucking children you piece of shit.
Actually it’s based on other people’s perceptions of you…like, gender isn’t some self-concept, it’s literally something that females and males are socialised into and subsequently, your gender is pretty much determined by others. So you might think you’re a fairy, and that’s your gender, but to the rest of the world you are a woman, and you’re tested accordingly.
Jesucristo, nobody chooses to be oppressed! These people are loony toons.
Seriously, please don’t say that I opt into all of the bullshit that comes with being a woman by my own ~self concept~ and ~free choice~.
If its a choice that means females choose to be oppressed you fucking idiot.
yeah I don’t think people realize how quickly this line of thinking leads to a hella steep slippery-slope of victim-blaming rhetoric. If anyone knows of a place I won’t get shat on for being (and being perceived as) female, please let me know, I will move there and bring pasta
straight dudes who address their bro friends by saying “what’s up, faggots?” are the worst kind of people and should never be allowed near another living soul
- joins tumblr to pass time
- becomes a radical feminist
western feminist: here is my feminist take on culture in japan
japanese feminists: uh that isn’t corre-
western feminist: I’M INTERSECTIONAL RACISM AND SEXISM ARE INTERSECTIONAL INTERSECTIONAL IS ME
During a relay for breast cancer, a group of guys behind me were shouting “SAVE THE BOOBIES! SAVE SECOND BASE!! WE LOVE TITTIES!” An upset woman told them to stop that, that wasn’t the message they wanted to send and it was demeaning to women suffering with breast cancer. They told her to shut up, stop ruining their fun and go be a feminist elsewhere.
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^ male feminists
It’s not that women shouldn’t be allowed to wear makeup or high heels, that’s not it at all. Even radical feminist women wear makeup and things like that, we just understand that these actions are not inherently empowering, while also understanding the effect that standard concepts of patriarchal femininity can have on other women, especially butch or otherwise gender non-conforming women.
I’m putting this under a read more because it’s going to be pretty long.
this is a SPOT ON explanation, wow
The men’s movement seems to stay stuck on two points. The first is that men don’t really feel very good about themselves. How could you? The second is that men come to me or to other feminists and say: “What you’re saying about men isn’t true. It isn’t true of me. I don’t feel that way. I’m opposed to all of this.”
And I say: don’t tell me. Tell the pornographers. Tell the pimps. Tell the warmakers. Tell the rape apologists and the rape celebrationists and the pro-rape ideologues. Tell the novelists who think that rape is wonderful. Tell Larry Flynt. Tell Hugh Hefner. There’s no point in telling me. I’m only a woman. There’s nothing I can do about it. These men presume to speak for you. They are in the public arena saying that they represent you. If they don’t, then you had better let them know."
More people are concerned with why women stay in abusive relationships than why men are abusing women