“A woman as got to be able to say, and not feel
guilty, ‘Who am I, and what do I want out of life?’ She mustn’t feel selfishand neuroticif she wants her own, outside of husband and children.”
From a pioneer feminist. That’s right. Going old school.
Finally, when I responded by saying that my words were due to a belief that “feminism at its heart should be about women being equal to men”, I was met with the response, “it’s a women’s movement. Men do not get a say in it and they take opportunities to hijack and derail.”
This part of the article hits the nail on the head why the MRM had such issues with Feminism.
It is vital that the women guilty of such alienation swallow their pride and reflect that men should be permitted to have opinions, just like them. Feminism has a severe image problem, and if this is to change, it must present itself as an all-encompassing movement.
Interesting article. Do you agree?
Rachel Stark (x)
Choosing against what society feeds us in order to make our own opinions.
So many people actually forget that the whole point of feminism is to love yourself like you should. Such a great image that reminds us when we get overwhelmed with the larger issues.
Seattle Slutwalk 2012, Sunday Sept. 9th!
The truth is: There are different kinds of fitspiration. There are different approaches that all call themselves the same thing. And a common mistake that people make is not distinguishing between them. Because not all fitspo is bad. But some of it actually inspires more unhealthy habits than healthy ones. So be media literate and body-positive enough to know what you’re doing and why.
I talked about a rape joke in my essay on Romeo and Juliet and according to my teacher my point was invalid cos its just a joke hahahha
This is infuriating! I would love it if you would post the whole point with a citation so I could go back and look at it myself.
Rape is NOT a joke!
Since February of this year, Autostraddle (“News, Entertainment, Opinion and Girl-On-Girl Culture”) has been running a very interesting series of articles about trans experience (primarily focused on trans women) called Trans*Scribe.posted by jiawen
So far, they’ve run:
- Identity Theft: A Trans* Intersex Woman On Traumas and Surgery
- I’m A Trans Woman And I’m Not Interested In Being One of the “Good Ones”
- I Had Facial Feminization Surgery
- Transitioning While Genderqueer (Despite the Standards of Care)
- It’s Not Okay: Intimate Partner Violence in Radical Queer Spaces
- The Future of Gender Is the Present For Trans* Characters in SciFi Novels
- Freezing My Assets: On Transitioning and Wanting To Be A Mom One Day Too
- Clicks on a Keyboard: Dungeons, Dragons, and Trans-Feminism
- Trans and Schizophrenic: When Diagnosis Impacts Transition
- The Maintenance of Identity
- Do Not Consume Psilocybin Mushrooms While Trans*
- Fat, Trans and (Working on Being) Fine With It
- On Faith And Gender, Or Why I Dress Like A Man On Fridays
- Call and Response: On Body Snarking and The Word “Tr*nny”
- Getting With Girls Like Us: A Radical Guide to Dating Trans* Women for Cis Women
- Leaving It on the Court: When My World Changed, Sports Stayed
- Wigging Out: How I Found Beauty in Baldness
- “And I Do Mean All My Life”: A Trans* Coming Out Letter
- Unwritten On The Body
- Rebel Yell: This Voice Isn’t Gendered, It’s Punk
- Dear Housemates of Our Radical Progressive Queer Co-op
- “You’re So… You!”