I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
Before u make fun of someone’s foreign accent, take some time to think about how they speak more languages than u and how u are a failure
but where were the liberal feminists when countless ex porn stars came forward and released their testimonies on the brutality of the porn industry? and where are you now that the “queen” of porn, sasha grey, has shared her experiences as well?
y’all seem to be mad quiet over there, are you choking on your hypocrisy yet? should i call for help? are you gonna start fucking listening now?
Nah, I’m just pretty good at tricking strangers on the internet into thinking that I’m good looking.
SO WAS ANYONE ELSE WATCHING THE VMAS AND SAW THIS CAR AD
AND THEY HAD TO MAKE THE GIRL HAMSTERS SEXY
THE FUCKIN HAMSTERS NEEDED FUCKIN TITS AND CURVES
GODDAMN YOU CAN’T GET A BREAK AS A GIRL EVEN IF YOU’RE A FUCKING H A M S T E R you STILL GOTTA BE SKINNY AND HAVE BIG TITTIES
they gave the hamsters TITS they could have looked exactly like the dude ones and just had the hair and the eyelashes BUT THEY HAD TO MAKE THE HAMSTERS SEXY???
I FUCKIGN QUIT
bonding over pain that no parent should have to feel
Emmett was 50 years ago - this goes back generations. Mike Brown was not an isolated incident. Trayvon was not an isolated incident. Jordan Davis was not an isolated incident. Our families have got to stop suffering through this.
Little Flint introduces himself, but Mother Flo keeps a protective hold around his waist. Jane Goodall extends the back of her hand, fingers turned away, telling Flo that she intends no harm
National Geographic | December 1965
A new service is angling to help out women worried about how their rejection will be handled by overly-aggressive gentleman callers. It’s called the Feminist Phone Intervention, and it’s a brilliantly simple trick for socially active.
It works like this: The next time you give a man your number to get him to leave you alone, use this one: (669) 221-6251, courtesy of the folks over Feminist Intervention. When someone calls that number, they’ll reach a computer-recorded message of a bell hooks quotation — so you can “protect your privacy while dropping some feminist knowledge when your unwanted ‘suitor’ calls or texts,” the website explains. It works for texts, too.
I really fucking hate it when guys act like marriage is literally the end of their lives like if it’s so fucking bad, and you hate it so much, don’t get fucking married and put your spouse through hell because you’re shit. If you feel trapped you’re doing it wrong.
Filed under: Sitcom Tropes That Need to Go Away Forever
The endless shielding of femininity from criticism is getting really boring and it’s obvious that the people who keep waxing lyrical about being ~badass feminine feminists are getting desperate to maintain their delusions of idiotic fake bullshit “empowerment.” There’s an ongoing stream of posts stating that wearing makeup, shaving your legs, and liking pink dresses doesn’t mean you aren’t a true feminist. That you can be both feminine and a strong, smart, or successful woman. That being a traditionally feminine woman doesn’t mean you don’t deserve respect.
Now, all of these things are true. If you’re into being feminine, good for you, do what you want. But why do you need reassurance, in feminist spaces of all places, that it’s okay to be feminine? When you turn on the television, there are countless ads telling you that the cosmetics you use make you look young and pretty. When you watch movies and tv shows, you see stories that consistently drive home the idea that for women, feminine beauty is the key to success (and success is often measured by the ability to land a man). When you went to school, you learned that good girls are quiet, polite, well-mannered, and undemanding. While growing up and interacting with peers, you learned that partaking in beauty and fashion rituals is a rite of passage into womanhood. All around you, everywhere you go, all kinds of people talk about how nasty girls are when they don’t shave, how “manly” unfeminine women are, how it’s such a “turn-off” when women speak and act in ways that are associated with and more acceptable for men.
The support and promotion of femininity is a backlash against a totally preconceived set of social beliefs and attitudes that doesn’t exist. Gender non-conforming women do not dominate the feminist movement nor the world at large, they are not widely praised and rewarded for their nonconformity, and their voices and experiences are routinely ignored. There is no similar amount of support for unfeminine girls and women, especially butch lesbians, who go through their lives being told that “real women” are thin, attractive, feminine, and pleasing to men. In fact femininity is so often conflated with womanhood that gender non-conforming women are frequently accused of misogyny (or even of being men!) for rejecting femininity and beauty standards.
Not all feel-good, encouraging messages need to be given the same amount of emphasis and importance. Gender-conforming women don’t need to be coddled and consoled and reassured that they’re still good, acceptable women/feminists because everyone already tells them that everywhere, all the time! Feminism needs to start supporting gender non-conforming girls and women and spreading the message that NOT being feminine doesn’t make you ugly or disgusting or less of a woman.
Just use your brain. Imagine that you stopped shaving, wearing makeup, buying expensive/unnecessary accessories, wearing uncomfortable clothes/shoes, smiling when you’re not really pleased, hiding what you really think, and being flirtatious or accommodating or in any other way appealing to men for a period of time. Sounds terrible right? That’s because you know that people—especially men—perceive and treat you differently when you don’t do what they want/expect you to do.
On a last note, this “weaponised femininity” bullshit needs to be thrown in the trash where it belongs. Your gender conformity does not give you the power to take down a patriarchal system that enforces gender and punishes nonconformity. You can stop assuaging men’s fears about women rejecting their assigned gender with your promises to conform to it and assuring yourself that you’re not one of those ugly, stern, uptight, “masculine” feminists. Stop acting as if you’re being victimised by hordes of gender non-conforming women just because someone said that your lipstick and high heels aren’t intimidating to men. Stop being an idiot.