Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be.
Jada Pinkett Smith (via smellslikegirlriot)
Happy Women’s History Month … take notes
May 13th, 2013 // 1,492 notes
What people don’t understand is when we say “Teach men not to rape,” we’re not talking about telling them not to jump out of the bushes in a ski mask and grab the nearest female. We’re talking about the way we teach boys that masculinity is measured by power over others, and that they aren’t men unless they “get some.” We’re talking about teaching men (and women) that it’s not okay to laugh at jokes about rape and abuse. We’re talking about telling men that a lack of “No” doesn’t mean “Yes,” that if a woman is too drunk to consent they shouldn’t touch her, that dating someone - or even being married to someone - does not mean automatic consent. We’re talking about teaching boys to pay attention to the girl they’re with, and if she looks uncomfortable to stop and ask if she’s okay, because sometimes girls don’t know how to say stop in a situation like that. We’re talking about how women have the right to change their mind. Even if she’s been saying yes all night, if she says no, that’s it. It’s over. That’s what we mean when we say “Teach men not to rape.
Kalitena on Facebook
(Source: waitforhightide, via wtb-friends-pst)
May 12th, 2013 // 35,088 notes
there are only a handful of insults words targeted at men like “bastard” and “douchebag”, but even then
“bastard” - your mother wasn’t married when she had you
“douchebag” - a piece of medical equipment for vaginas
and then there are words like “pussy” that just straight up aim to insult men for acting feminine.
Also motherfucker and son of a bitch. Men made it almost impossible to insult then without using misogyny, because the only things they could think of that could be wrong with them had to be the fault, somehow, of women.
ah men, u so transparent
This is why we need to be inventive with our insults.
Fucktruck is a personal favorite.
I like asshat personally.
May 11th, 2013 // 1,436 notes
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.
My Beef with the “I Love Boobies” Bracelets
(Source: presidentjonesco, via chronicallyvegan)
May 11th, 2013 // 50,967 notes