Epiphanies





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bi-any-other-name:

Repeat after me:

  • Being queer does not absolve me of racism or perpetuating white supremacy.
  • Being queer does not absolve me of racism or perpetuating white supremacy.
  • BEING QUEER DOES NOT ABSOLVE ME OF RACISM OR PERPETUATING WHITE SUPREMACY!!!!

So, I ask to the women who are still not sure about rape culture, patriarchy, or male supremacy, if you see the problem behind a culture in which “no” is punishable, but where failure to say “no” makes any violation of your personhood your own fault. When you sit back for a moment and think to yourself that surely you can say no to men, and that I am blowing things way out of proportion, then at least do this test within your own life: Start saying No more often when No is what you really want to say. Establish firm boundaries with men and do not let up. See if the male you are saying no to immediately stops and respects your boundary, or if his automatic response, reflexive—as though he’s been learning how to do this since he was a boy, as though he sees no other response more logical than this—is to attempt to do what you have just asked him not to do to you. Notice how you feel when telling a man “no” as well. Do you feel butterflies in your stomach? Do you feel guilty (denying him his right of access to you)? Do you feel mean? Do you feel unsure at all as to whether or not you have the right to tell him no? It is very easy to feel that men are not so bad when you are still making sure to give them what they want.

butterbong:

iwriteaboutfeminism:

@feministajones has some words for white feminist criticism of Beyonce.

Shit this introduced a new angle of thinking about this to me, I love when that happens, still learning and growing and seeing new angles (specifically white women devaluing black bodies beCAUSE it theoretically puts their standard of white beauty in competition for male gaze which like duh but I had never blatantly noticed/stated it)



strangelyobsessedwithstuff:

revengeofnemo:

If a 16 year old would want to adopt a child no one would give it to her because she isn’t 21 yet or not an adult or maybe too irresponsible.

So if a 16 year old is so irresponsible and not an adult yet so she wouldn’t even be allowed to adopt a child, then why would the government force her to get that child even though she might not want it?

Let’s talk about how logical the bill against abortion is now

50 shades of this




takohai:

repeat after me: 

there is nothing wrong with wanting attention
there is nothing wrong with wanting human contact
there is nothing wrong with wanting validation for your existence 
there is nothing wrong with wanting your hard work to be recognized

there is nothing wrong with wanting attention



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