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feministism · 6 months ago
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profeminist · 2 months ago
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Phoebe Bridgers: “f**k TERFs"
Commenter: "“I love you so much but you should question yourself and know more about what you post"
Phoebe Bridgers: "shut the fuck up."
Direct and to the point!
Phoebe Bridgers Has Two Words for TERFs
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/phoebe_bridgers/status/1545069553389936640
Thread: https://twitter.com/phoebe_bridgers/status/1545090487337357312
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fixing-bad-posts · 2 months ago
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fight for women's rights being a woman is an identity womanhood is something that anyone can join womanhood can be experienced by anyone women's spaces are trans women's spaces too I care about women's rights, feminism includes all humans, transwomen are included in feminism. it's obvious we're also literally art
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mywitchcultblr · 5 months ago
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Why we shouldn't tolerate bigotry and transphobia
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Here's the thing, tolerating bigotry in any space will only harm people especially the oppressed group such as trans people and will cause further damage on the long run.
If you are transphobic and bigoted and you are using 'BuT ThIs Is MY BeLiEvES! WHy ArE YOU oppRessing Me?!' you are not the victim. You are the oppressor playing the victim and you will keep hurting people.
The university did the right thing for punishing the transphobic professor, that professor is a walking cancer and I hope the professor's lawyer fucking rot in hell. Oh my god the whole Ohio court are clowns and they can burn down
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enigmasandepiphanies · 2 months ago
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you ever just go about your day but your brain is haunted by Margaret Atwood whispering, "Male fantasies, male fantasies, is everything run by male fantasies? Up on a pedestal or down on your knees, it's all a male fantasy: that you're strong enough to take what they dish out, or else too weak to do anything about it. Even pretending you aren't catering to male fantasies is a male fantasy: pretending you're unseen, pretending you have a life of your own, that you can wash your feet and comb your hair unconscious of the ever-present watcher peering through the keyhole, peering through the keyhole in your own head, if nowhere else. You are a woman with a man inside watching a woman. You are your own voyeur"
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It's not your fault that you were brought up with parents who were racist, homophobic, misogynistic, or ableist, but it is your fault if you aren't willing to work at fighting these beliefs.
I know that it's hard - believe me, I'm still working through a lot myself - but the first step is to try, and to ask questions if you need help! You can do this!
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ifiwasaghost · a year ago
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alhwrites · a year ago
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I wonder what kind of girl I would be if the patriarchy didn’t exist. If gender roles and stereotypes didn’t stain my entire being. If I didn’t suffer at the hands of misogyny that molded the clay that was me. I wonder what I would do, what I would say, what I would like, what I would crave, what I would be. The likelihood of us being anything close to similar seems slim considering how many things could be different. I just wonder what type of woman I would be if I hadn’t been told from the day I was born how and who I should become. Would I still enjoy wearing makeup if I hadn’t been conditioned to feel better about myself with it on? Would my favorite color still be orange if pink hadn’t been forced on me and I didn’t care to make a point of rejecting it? Would I stand up for myself more if I hadn’t been taught to cater to the comfort of others before prioritizing my own? Would my natural instinct still be to feel wary of those around me if abuse and harassment and assault were not normalized in our society? Would I still want long hair if I hadn't been brainwashed into believing that my beauty is rooted in being feminine, and that my value is rooted in being beautiful? Would I be the same? How much, or how little, would that impossible girl resemble me as I am now? And are my interests and passions genuine—truly mine—or can they all be linked to some expectation to accommodate, some predetermined role to serve, some juxtaposing desire to please a system I don’t even like. Do I actually love video games as much as I think I do, or do I only like them because I think it makes me appear cooler to men? Do I actually want to get married as much as I think I do, or do I only want to because historically that was where the female fit in? Do I actually find solace in journaling as much as I think I do, or do I only find solace in it because it is the only time I can share my traumatic experiences without being called a crazy attention seeker? There is so much I wonder about, which parts of me are real and which have been tinkered with. Which is just pure me, and which is because of something else. A factor of the patriarch. Of course I’ll never know, but that truth does not keep me from being curious about the girl who does not suffer from the wrath of an internalized male gaze and the burden of internalized misogyny. I bet she is lovely—free of the shackles—and I hope she feels at peace.
— alhwrites
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francy7 · a year ago
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feministism · 10 months ago
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snippetsofkatya · a month ago
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I don’t trust men. They want me to be the good girl, the calm girl, the clean girl, the pretty girl, the always up-for-fun girl, waiting for their call, ready to go on an adventure on the weekend, in the evening, whenever they feel like it. 
They want me to never complain about my work. Work is boring, better pretend you don’t have a job. Doesn’t matter how you finance all the trips, weekend getaways, restaurant dates. Your only job is to wait for him.
They don’t like it when you ask them to wear a condom or get tested for STIs. That’s not cool, that’s too dark. Take the pill, don’t talk about the adverse reactions, the bloating, the depression, the anxiety, the acne, the mood swings, the fatigue. Don’t talk about the Pap smears, the gyno appointments, the yeast infections, the medical bills. That’s boring. 
Don’t talk about hair removal, the folliculitis, the razor burn. That’s not feminine. 
Praise him for being nice, but don’t mention it when he doesn’t call you for days on end because “he is busy at work”. Don’t nag.
Don’t talk too much, don’t be boring. 
Don’t be. 
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fixing-bad-posts · 9 months ago
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hyperfemininity but make it empowering. "I present myself as a full, self-aware, empowered person with thoughts and ideas" Every woman who has been made out as a bimbo or a sexpot is a full entire person, with thoughts and experiences and opinions and feelings of her own. empower ye olde pinup girl. care about the personhood of the woman under the makeup.
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mywitchcultblr · 5 months ago
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Another example of 'defending free speech' bullshit being used to oppress and hurt LGBTQA+ people
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Once again if your argument is that 'We HaVe To DeFeND AnD SuPPoRT FREe SpEech INcLuding tHe RiGhTS TO OppRess MInOrity AnD tHe OppResseD' you are not a good person, you are not moral nor you are an intellectual.
It's not actually about free speech, you just want to use it as an excuse to be a bigot.
Imagine having the audacity to claim that you are for inclusivity but then removing a safe fucking space sticker for LGBT people. That school is not and never strive for inclusivity, it's just pr speak bullshit and at the end of the day they still defending oppression
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i just love rainy mornings with nothing to do. wrapping a blanket around you tighter, maybe making a nice cuppa tea. reading a book or just scrolling through your phone. looking out the window and seeing the rain. just rain my beloved.
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"But why is EVERYTHING about race/gender/sexuality these days?"
Because racists, misogynists, transphobes, and homophobes have always been making everything about those things, and in doing so, have prevented minorities from feeling safe and succeeding. This isn't anything new, but now, we're calling it out.
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grungeandfeminism · a month ago
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*I’m a little late to this*
The effects the Johnny/Amber trial are going to have on women who come out about domestic violence is actually devastating. I’ve already seen men start saying shit like “ur pulling an amber heard” on videos of women talking about their own experiences with DV. It’s all by men who claim to “care about victims” when what they really care about is being able to use this case as a scapegoat for their misogyny. They don’t care about victims they care about utilizing a case where a women allegedly steps out of her preconceived box of “innocence and daisies” so they can spew vitriolic hatred at her and any other women who dares to open her mouth when a man lays hands on her. It’s disgusting. I’m horrified for how this case is going to be used in the future to further try and discredit women who suffer from the violence of men.
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feminist-ravings · 8 months ago
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Honestly, I’m a bit distressed at the way Tik Tok (and other social media) perpetrates the idea that conforming to traditional femininity is empowering.
Now I’m not saying it’s bad to dress up or express femininity, but it is not a feminist act. Everything that makes you as a woman happy isn’t necessarily “empowering,” it may just be fun!
To become empowered means to gain power. Power is not a feeling, it’s a fact. I don’t particularly see how putting on makeup or getting plastic surgery, or putting on a dress provides you with power. Happiness or satisfaction I can see, but power?
What is powerful about conforming to what is expected of us as women?
I know why it’s seen as “powerful.” Because it increases social currency. As a women under patriarchy, we are sold from birth the idea that our appearance is what matters most. The socialization is constant. You learn quickly when you wear makeup and a pretty outfit people notice you more, people pay more attention to you. People are kinder and seem to care more about what you have to say. You notice when you show more skin you get more looks and attention. And most of us still hold on to this lesson unconsciously.
Just simply look at the comments under any popular Tik Tok of a woman who doesn’t conform to femininity. Maybe she doesn’t want to shave, or she buzz cuts her hair, she doesn’t wear makeup or she wears it very unconventionally. Even a woman who works out and has muscle tone! If you’re a regular Tik Tok user, you probably don’t even need to go look right now, you already know how degrading and disrespectful they are. How that person is dehumanized, how men hate her simply because she isn’t cloaked in the uniform of femininity. She’s the worst thing that can exist to them: a woman they don’t want to fuck. She’s not attractive to them, so therefore she is worthless to them. This is the teaching of patriarchy
So it’s really no surprise that young girls and women on Tik Tok see expressing femininity as the height of empowerment. They see what happens to the women who don’t, and they don’t want that for themselves. They realize when they adhere to femininity, they get better treatment. And although femininity is dismissed by many men as “frivolous” or stupid, these same men will mock and dehumanize you for daring to express yourself differently.
Movies like Legally Blonde have y’all convinced women are dismissed because of men’s hatred of femininity, but the truth is it’s because men hate WOMEN. Elle was underestimated in that movie not because she was feminine, but because men saw she was a young attractive woman and instantly had a preconceived ideas of how smart she could be. They instantly underestimated her because of their MISOGYNY. Men don’t hate femininity, in fact many beauty rituals that women undergo began specifically to appeal to male tastes. Furthermore, un-feminine women aren’t treated as if they’re any smarter or capable, instead they’re dehumanized for daring to express themselves in a different way. In many cases, just for simply leaving themselves the way they were born. Just for not adorning themselves in the trappings of traditional femininity.
Basically what I’m trying to say with this long ass essay is this: Patriarchy says our value as women lies in our appearance. So to use makeup to alter ourselves to fit beauty standards, or get surgery to change our bodies, or to unhealthily diet and starve ourselves is doing nothing but internalizing that idea. It’s nothing but conformity. The fight we women face is MISOGYNY, not a hatred of femininity, which is something a lot of young feminists seem to misunderstand.
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