a man can be femme if he damn well wants, regardless of his dsab
a woman can be butch if she damn well wants, regardless of her dsab
nonbinary folks can be as butch or femme as they damn well want, regardless of their dsab
Any person can:
participate in drag
present in ways that are deemed “acceptable” for their gender by cissexist fucks
present in ways that are deemed “unacceptable” for their gender by cissexist fucks
define the words that are appropriate for their own body (some clits are six inches long, some cocks are just a couple centimeters long if that - deal with it)
change any part of their own body however the fuck they want as often as they want (minus culturally appropriative shit or outright oppressive shit - appropriative body mods and racist tattoos aren’t okay no matter who you are)
have whatever fucking gender(s) they want (or no gender at all)
define their gender and presentation in whatever way they want
consensually fuck people with whatever gender(s) they want as long (or not fuck anyone at all)
define their sexuality (or lack thereof) however the fuck they want, even if there are occasionally or frequently exceptions to their identified preference
have an identity that is as fluid or static as they like
disclose or withhold their gender or sexual identity and history as they see fit
disclose or withhold information about their body and its history as they see fit as long (as long as withholding that information isn’t a direct physical harm to others)
decide for themselves whether or not their gender and sexuality is inherent or “born that way”
do any or all of these things at any time, for any reason, regardless of dsab
Why is this so fucking hard? I’m done with binarist, homophobic Trans 101 bullshit that completely misses the mark and just reinforces cissexism.
Fuck your identity policing, fuck your binaries, fuck your bullshit anatomy diagrams trying to tell me the cis-correct words for my own fucking body.
I define my own reality. I define my own body. I define my own identity. Fuck any motherfucker who tries getting in my way of that ever again.
idk what dsab is (maybe someone could explain to me?) but this is an AWESOME post.
“When you dress in a manner that I find personally attractive, you deserve to be treated like shit by hypothetical men who have no ability to personally connect with humans. And when they get tired of acting out the misogyny I’m projecting onto them, they start looking elsewhere, which doesn’t really make sense but I’ll say it because it might make women feel guilty, disgusting, and paranoid. Guys that only show you attention because of what they can see don’t truly exist in reality, nor can I explain why you give a shit, but they won’t stay because their eyes wander to other things also getting their attention. In short, you’re a horrible slut and you’ll only attract the scum of humanity because you’re such a gross, disgusting slut. It’s your fault I choose to get sexually aroused, and whatever. Slut.”
- Some creepy Christian straight man who has no business policing women’s appearances
Kind of irrelevant, but I just want to get this over with. The issue I do not agree on is that it leaves out people without health insurance coverage by race and ethnicity.
Here is a really interesting article on how race is affecting—considering that 30.4% Hispanics and 17% African-Americans do not have health insurance.
After adjusting for age and sex, the percentage of uninsured persons at the time of interviewed between January and March 2008# was 30.4% Hispanic, 9.9% non-Hispanic white, and 17.0% non-Hispanic black. Hispanic persons were most likely to be uninsured at the time of interview, followed by non-Hispanic black persons and non-Hispanic white persons.
A person was defined as uninsured if he or she did not have any private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), state-sponsored or other government-sponsored health plan, or military plan at the time of the interview. A person was also defined as uninsured if he or she had only Indian Health Service coverage or had only a private plan that paid for one type of service such as accidents or dental care. Estimates are age-sex adjusted using the projected 2000 US population as the standard population and using three age groups: under 18 years, 18–64 years, and 65 years and over.
The Hill is reporting that Senate Democrats are planning to bring the Paycheck Fairness Act to the floor this week. The PFA, which is opposed by the Chamber of Commerce and the G.O.P. (and come to think of it, have you ever seen those two institutions in the same place at the same time? just sayin’), would expand the protections enshrined in the Equal Pay Act by, among other things,
allowing employees to compare the pay of male colleagues not only within the same office but also with colleagues in other local offices. A female employee could allege wage discrimination if she is paid less than a male working the same job for the same employer across town.
Unsurprisingly, women’s groups are strongly supportive of the proposed law. It’s a popular piece of legislation, especially among female voters, a group that, in a political season that has been defined by the G.O.P.’s ever-escalating war on women and a widening gender gap between to the two parties, Romney needs to court. So the upcoming vote puts him in a difficult position: he “will either have to split with Republicans and an important business group or take a position that could further erode his support among women.”
Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. This abnormal obsession with women’s faces and bodies has become so normal that we (I include myself at times—I absolutely fall for it still) have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly. We are unable at times to identify ourselves as our own denigrating abusers, or as abusing other girls and women.
soo many white women. WOC make up the majority of these statistics and why is the black lady the only one with her breasts showing?
I just…are we really going to slap stats that are predominately about things affecting WOC on pics of white women? REALLY? This is why I don’t fuck with mainstream feminism. Someone is going to defend this offensive bullshit & I’m going to be the big meanie for telling them to go straight to hell.
Funny shit? The phrase they slapped over the Black woman, that they make 77.5 cents to the (white) man’s dollar, is ONLY TRUE OF WHITE WOMEN.
BLACK WOMEN ONLY MAKE 53 CENTS TO THAT DOLLAR
LATINAS ONLY MAKE 50 CENTS TO THAT DOLLAR
HAVE ALL THE SEATS
this is a fuck white feminists moment. observe it.
These are all “accurate” in the sense that it’s not made up, but they are worldwide statistics and spreading them on the internet plastered on white pictures is so very wrong. Racism, this^ is how you do it.
^for the commentary. And the statistics are important if you ignore the photos.
Saw this picture on imgur and just had to post it here, because this is without a doubt, one of the most badass women alive. Meet Katrina Hodge, a corporal in the British Army and Miss England 2009. According to Wikipedia, she enlisted back in 2004 after her brother challenged her to and earned the nickname “Combat Barbie” after showing up at her assigned unit wearing false eyelashes, kitten heels (whatever those are) and carry a pink suitcase. In 2005 her unit, the Royal Anglian Regiment, was deployed to Iraq, where she saved the lives of her comrades from a prisoner by wrestling not one, but two rifles from him and then knocking his ass out with her bare hands.
With her bare hands.
Then in 2009, she decided to compete in the Miss England competition to destroy stereotypes about women in the military. She didn’t win (she placed runner-up), but still became Miss England after the woman who did got into a fight and gave up the crown. While Miss England, Hodge convinced the people running the competition to ditch the bikini contest, because she felt that it was more important to be a role model than looking good in a bikini.
In 2010, she handed over the crown and returned to military service, being deployed to Afghanistan.
This woman is both a BAMF and a HBIC. Damn.
I love me a woman who can kick so much ass.
Still don’t support the military, but what a bad-ass chick. Way to show everyone up. :)
Although most boys figure out how to bring themselves to orgasm by age thirteen, half of girls don’t have their first orgasms until their late teens, twenties, or beyond. Teenage girls widely agree that they get the message loud and clear that masturbation is something boys do, but girls don’t, can’t, or shouldn’t. The cultural focus on intercourse tells young women to expect they’ll begin to experience sexual pleasure once they have sex with a man (whether or not they’re even interested in sex with men). Nearly all teen boys, on the other hand, experience sexual pleasure long before they get their hands—or other body parts—into a partner’s pants. Despite the massive advances in women’s equality, young women’s sexuality is stuck in a surprising paradox. Young women are sold provocative clothes but aren’t taught where to find their own clitoris. Many girls give their boyfriends oral sex, but are too uncomfortable with their own bodies to allow the guys to return the favor. It’s still a radical act to say that women need and deserve access to information about their own sexual pleasure—not just about the risks and negative consequences of sex.