Mainstream feminism marginalizes women of colour. It fails to recognize that gender inequality and racial inequality are intersectional.
I get it, being called pretty is not an insult, but it does make me uncomfortable when none of my attributes that actually benefit clients are discussed.
I never used to understand why certain people were so secretive about their personal lives. Sometimes I still don’t.
How could he watch a show wherein women are raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and so on? And worse still, how can so many men and women for that matter, defend the show? Or laughably, claim it is empowering to women?
I wonder if we are
taught to become more
like the silences between
sentences as we get
The word slut is the epitome of the double-standard. Throw the word “Slut” at a women and it stings like a bitch, it hits us right in the pride that you assume we don’t possess because we happen to be wearing a mini-skirt.
I want my son to know that being a Feminist helps everybody. I want my son to understand that identifying as a Feminist does not emasculate you. Feminism is about equality, it’s about respect, it’s about making the best of the world we have.
Because the reality is we live in a male-dominated society.
If you’re a living, breathing, thinking woman in America in 2016, you’re a feminist. Welcome to the club. Make yourself at home, since you’ll be here either for your entire life or until you decide that you’d like society to revert to the dark ages.
I want to be something beautiful,
but sassy. Something with roots.