"No matter where you apply or get hired, as a woman, you will never be free from sexual harassment in the work force."
— My Mother
"Every fucking day is father’s day."
— My grandmother
Emily’s List: My Feminism
Why I’m a feminist:
- I believe in equality.
- I think oppression is wrong.
- I don’t believe that men are inherently better than women.
- Objectification is problematic.
- All people deserve human rights.
- There is a significant wage gap between men and women.
- Women’s health issues are being constantly threatened.
- Gender roles and stereotypes persist and negatively impact individuals and communities.
- Societal standards for how women (and men) should look and act cause body dysmorphia, eating disorders, and low self esteem.
- Sexism shouldn’t be accepted, acceptable, or the norm.
- Value shouldn’t be assigned to a human based on their perceived sexual worth.
- I acknowledge that privilege exists, can come from a multitude of factors, and that people need to be aware of it.
Things that aren’t a part of my feminism:
- Hating men
- Admonishing women who enjoy casual sex
- Admonishing women who wear makeup, shave their legs, wear feminine clothing and choose to participate in fashion and beauty
- Vitctim blaming
- Slut shaming
"Rape culture is telling girls and women to be careful about what you wear, how you wear it, how you carry yourself, where you walk, when you walk there, with whom you walk, whom you trust, what you do, where you do it, with whom you do it, what you drink, how much you drink, whether you make eye contact, if you’re alone, if you’re with a stranger, if you’re in a group, if you’re in a group of strangers, if it’s dark, if the area is unfamiliar, if you’re carrying something, how you carry it, what kind of shoes you’re wearing in case you have to run, what kind of purse you carry, what jewelry you wear, what time it is, what street it is, what environment it is, how many people you sleep with, what kind of people you sleep with, who your friends are, to whom you give your number, who’s around when the delivery guy comes, to get an apartment where you can see who’s at the door before they can see you, to check before you open the door to the delivery guy, to own a dog or a dog-sound-making machine, to get a roommate, to take self-defense, to always be alert, always pay attention, always watch your back, always be aware of your surroundings and never let your guard down for a moment lest you be sexually assaulted and if you are and didn’t follow all the rules it’s your fault."
— I might just copy and paste this so I can have this perfect answer ready when people say things like “but how does this “rape culture” actually affect women?” (via wewantrevolutiongirlstylenow)
(Source: forums.somethingawful.com, via good-gloucester)
it’s fucked up how guys are praised for sleeping around, yet girls are automatically labelled as sluts. we have the fucking right to do what we want with who we want and when we want, without scrutiny. this shouldn’t be a privilege that’s exclusive to the male population. we are entitled to sexual independence.
"The problem with groups who deal with rape is that they try to educate women about how to defend themselves. What really needs to be done is teaching men not to rape. Go to the source and start there."
— Kurt Cobain