Everyday Ignorance: trigger warning: mentions of rape, violence, assault, heterosexism, and ace hate
Asexuals often receive rape threats because people believe that asexual-identifying individuals cannot possibly not want to have sex; even though the idea that asexuality is defined by specifically not…
I mentioned it in a post earlier, but I’m attempting to quit everything in my current life right now and try to start my art career. Since I get turned down for anything I apply for, I figured, maybe I should just create my own jobs. I used to write….a lot. Fanfiction, but there you go :D However…I have found that I’m not good at writing children’s books. I can write adult themes no problem, but am at a loss for children’s stories.
I want to write and draw a children’s story. It’s not really about feminism, but I want to create a book for girls, or people who identify as female, and the hardships they go through in life. Basically, a children’s story that says, “you’re going to be labeled with this and that even before you’re born, but here’s why you’re beautiful.” I want to cover body positive aspects and tell girls what to expect in society from birth to death—but write how to ignore it or transcend above it. I want to point out the unfairness of societal views against women or femininity, but it still has to be a children’s story. Whenever I have an idea, it just appears to be angry and doesn’t quite make the points I want to make.
Anyway, maybe I’ll create a draft and have people edit the shit out of it later.
Wow…Philip Mendes….definitely a dangerous guy. His hate for women…astounding.
“Aromantic asexuals are straight!”
That makes very little sense. Aromantic asexuals are about as straight as bisexuals: as a group, we have no particular gender preferences/we experience similar attraction to members of all genders, but some individuals may be more likely to form…
Hey everyone, so at the moment….I am quitting life. Haha, well, not really in a negative way, but I am quitting the life I have led for the past 4 years. I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration. While many of my classmates moved back home after graduation to build up their portfolios and get their art careers arranged, I received a full time job with great benefits and long hours very soon after graduation. However, this career was not in art. I’ve been teaching swim lessons for four years. For over a year now, I have been working 7 days a week teaching swim lessons.
One could say…I am extremely burnt out. So, I’ve taken a huge leap..and am totally going to become a slacker. I’m moving back with the folks and am going to try to begin my art career. I have no idea where to start, though. In college, I had a pretty clear idea what I wanted to do. Now that I’m 26, I’m at a total loss. As a workaholic, I’m terrified by the idea of not working three jobs at once. I’m terrified of just sitting around doing nothing. Four years of art school and I’m clueless! But I’ll try o figure it out. This is why I’m quitting everything right now…to try and actually do something I’m passionate about…or at least used to be passionate about. Oi, we’ll see!
Why do women hate cat calls so much?
This is a serious question, I’ve seen a lot of backlash against them and I would like to know the reason.
A cat call is a quick way of saying “Girl u lookin fine”. Personally, if I a group of…
I know that I loved being cat-called…and then when I ignored it and continued walking…I really loved how the car full of men began screaming at me, calling me a fat-ass bitch until I had to lock myself inside a Chase bank.
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “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? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.