Watching the Ustream currently. More like listening to it & checking in once in a while. They’re doing some little educational bits, and a few interviews with scientists, that is pretty easy to understand. And not to mention…
Go enjoy green things, and mother earth in general! [Sunday is Earth day!!!]
Carl knows what’s up.
As long as women’s natural body hair is called disgusting and inappropriate while men’s isn’t, I am a feminist.
As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist.
As long as women have to face the rational fear of being sexually assaulted every time they walk home past dark while men don’t, I am a feminist.
As long as misogyny exists in any country in this world, I am a feminist.
As long as women are being raped, then stoned to death or forced to marry their rapist, I am a feminist.
As long as companies promote men to manager when there are women who are equally as or better qualified, because they find that men look more authoritative, I am a feminist.
As long as women (her choice of clothes, her friendly nature, her weakness, her choice to drink alcohol) get blamed when men rape them, I am a feminist.
As long women’s opinions on online social networks are dismissed with phrases like “tits or gtfo”, “get back to the kitchen”, “are you pms’ing?”, I am a feminist.
As long as dressing like a woman is degrading for men and as long as men are insulted with phrases like “you throw like a woman”, clearly implying that being like a woman is shameful, I am a feminist.
As long as both men are women are expected to work, but taking care of children and the household are still largely considered a woman’s job, I am a feminist.
As long as boys and girls are treated differently, expected to act differently, and surrounded by different toys and colours from the day they are born, I am a feminist.
As long as topless women aren’t allowed in public unless they’re on the cover of a men’s magazine, I am a feminist.
As long as women who have sex frequently are generally told they are “sluts”, “lacking self-respect” and “lacking morals” by both men and women, while men who frequently have sex are “just being men” and it’s “natural for them”, I am a feminist.
As long as there are places where women have to pay more for health insurance than men, I am a feminist.
As long as men experience situations with equal gender representation as female-dominated, and don’t consider a group discussion equal unless there are significantly more men than women participants (as has been proven), I am a feminist.
As long as there are men who think it’s their wife or girlfriend’s duty to have sex with them whenever they want, I am a feminist.
As long as the word feminism (“the movement aimed at equal rights for women”) has a negative connotation, I am a feminist.
As long as misogynistic people exist, I am a feminist.
And not just ciswomen. Everybody.
SO MUCH THIS.
With out fail, every time I get visibly upset, which is not very often, I get asked if it’s ‘that time of the month’. [And always by the males in my life. But I also live in an interestingly ignorant, and sexist/racist little community.] That makes me even more upset. How dare you assume because I am a female, that every single time I’m upset it’s because of my hormones, and Aunt Flo is paying a visit. Fuck that. As if I can never control my own emotions due to my sex. I’m not a militant feminist in the least, and very rarely call myself a feminist in general, because of the negative connotations people immediately assume, but this post is good. And it needs to be posted on this rare occasion. Carry on, I’m just rambling.
I’ve been playing with the idea but I don’t want to just be randomly typing to myself…
For all those who are still all about ‘Kony 2012’.