“We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real bad. When statistics come in saying that only 29% of American women would describe themselves as feminist – and only 42% of British women – I used to think, What do you think feminism IS, ladies? What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? ‘Vogue’ by Madonna? Jeans? Did all that good shit GET ON YOUR NERVES? Or were you just DRUNK AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY?”
- Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman
So a lot of you may or may not have noticed that I’ve taken a bit of a break in my angry/passive aggressive rants; no, I’m still quite livid, I just have a lot going on at the moment, but I will try to keep updating soon and thank you for bearing with me (y).
Feminism is not a Dirty Word
An exceptional article written by one of the Lecturers at the University of Sydney, by far one of the most understanding and engaging articles that I’ve read in a long time!
February 17, 2014
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‘what the fuck does a car have to do with a wom*n’s ass’
– Vanessa C Song
February 17, 2014
Tagged feminazi, feminism, feminist, gender, gender equality, misogyny, run you the fuck over, sexism, women, womens issues
“Now, should we treat women as independent agents, responsible for themselves? Of course. But being responsible has nothing to do with being raped. Women don’t get raped because they were drinking or took drugs. Women do not get raped because they weren’t careful enough. Women get raped because someone raped them.”
― Jessica Valenti
The Purity Myth: How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women