From what I understand from the conversations of the black community, today is considered an Independence Day for black people as it marks the emancipation of slavery. Today I would like to recognize to strength of the black community, especially black women. Y’all are so strong and powerful. The strides you’ve made not only for your own benefit but for the benefit of everyone are truly amazing. I know feminists in the past like Susan B. Anthony and others in the suffrage movement have purposefully left out black women to further their own agenda and when some people say men make more than women they conveniently leave out the fact that on average black men still make less than white woman. Not to mention the fact that the life expectancy of black trans women is around 35, and the under diagnosis of things like autism and mental illnesses in black youth. The black community has made so much progress in so little time and I cannot wait to see what else y’all manage to do and to fight alongside you while you do it. ✊🏻✊🏻✊🏻 #blacklivesmatter #feminism #juneteenth #intersectionalfeminism #transrights
It’s not often I wear lower cut dresses or tops, I did when I was younger but I soon realised that unfortunately that was going to attract unwanted attention.
I shouldn’t have had to change how I dressed just to be able to walk down the street without being cat called and harassed.
Yes I have a cleavage and i have big boobs, I’m aware of those things but I should be entitled to wear whatever the hell I want without feeling unsafe.
I used to dress in 1950s pin up dresses for a while and a lot of them are lower cut than other styles, I eventually gave up wearing those dresses because I didn’t feel safe
I’m not saying this kind of thing doesn’t happen to men either but why should women have to alter their clothing to make themselves feel comfortable leaving their home?
Why should we have to walk with our heads down to avoid the male gaze
Why should we have to walk fast past groups of men to hopefully not get noticed and cat called
Why do we live in a society where it’s deemed acceptable to shout “nice tits” or “get your tits out” to someone walking past minding their own business?
Why aren’t we asking these questions more?
Why do we put the responsibility on women to prevent themselves from being harassed and cat called?
Why do we ask “well, what were you wearing” in response to sexual harassment allegations
Why do we victim blame?!
Tonight I felt anxious walking home, but I also felt anxious in town this afternoon.
Today I braved wearing this dress into town, I was quite lucky to not get harassed or cat called, but shouldn’t that just be the norm?
I shouldn’t have to feel lucky. ✨
#catcalling #catcallingisnotacompliment #sexualharassment #themalegaze #feministissues #feminist #mentalhealthadvocate #mentalhealthawarenessmonth #bpdblogger #blogger #instablogger #blog #pinup #pinupgirl #pinupstyle #chronicillness #chronicfatiguewarrior #intersectionalfeminism
Sometimes you may feel isolated in your struggles but then social media shows up and you realise that you are NOT ALONE. This is a #Repost
Some of us fear eating in public. We closet eat or binge, we eat alone. We don’t want someone secretly taking photos of us biting into a burger. We don’t want that second helping judged.
I was that person who would pretend that I already ate. Ordered the Diet Coke instead. I was just too fat to eat publicly.
What kills me is that eating is fine as long as you’re smaller. Because ya know you are automatically healthy if you’re skinny. You go on Instagram and see thin white girls with washboard abs indulging, most likely pretending, in a greasy burger for a photo opp. But, let a big person eat and the whole world is worried about health, telling her that she’s disgusting and should just stop eating. Feeding into the high percentage of eating disorders and toxic diet culture.
If you’re fat, it’s okay to enjoy your food in public.
If you’re recovering from an Eating Disorder, it’s okay to enjoy your food in public.
You are allowed to eat without someone asking you if you’ve had enough, telling you that you should choose a healthier alternative.
No one has the right to film you or take photos of you eating.
If you are disgusted by someone who is eating, if you feel the need to question someone’s eating habits, or if you need to comment about someone’s food intake, then place your thumb and your pointer finger on your lips and press them together until you no longer feel the need to police someone’s body.
Have you ever been policed while eating? Are you a ‘closet’ or binge eater? Any size can answer 😊 Let’s chat.
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FAMILIAS BELONG TOGETHER
Yet they are being torn apart
children in cages.
It could have been us
This is actually happening to our
To our Familia,
our resilient raza Latinx.
lagrimas, fuerzas, y lucha
It doesn't matter if they're legal or not there is no reason why they should be treated like this. Regardless of where they come from they are human and they deserve to be treated like one.
Submission from @yndajas
“Hello! I'm Ynda Jas. I'm a non-binary queer person and I research queer, trans and non-binary language, DJ at the queer cabaret night @barwot
and last year started Non-binary London (https://nonbinary.london) which exists to create and enable spaces both online and in person for non-binary people in London to connect with each other. Pronouns: they/them/their.”
Keep Families Together ~ 🐊
Honestly, this society is disgusting and doesn't surprise me anymore. Really. Look at the shit that goes on around the world.
If someone you know doesn't believe in gender equality or refuses to acknowledge the existing gender inequality, CUT THEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE. I know there are other qualities to people but, honestly, THESE people won't change unless there's some sort of consequence to their disgusting mindsets.
The actor creates with his own flesh and blood all those things in which all the arts try, in some way, to describe- Lee Strasberg 🥀☁️✨
I'm going to start defining terms that are used in relation to Feminism because not everyone reads gender theory and misconceptions about these things can lead to misconceptions about Feminism and its necessity in our lives.
In my experience, I think a lot of people conflate their understanding of patriarchy. It is a system that privileges men. This doesn't mean that ALL men have an easier life than women, nonbinary, genderqueer, and people of other genders. What it means is that there a set of systems in society that end up benefitting men socially, politically, educationally, economically, culturally, and in many other ways. Just because there are women who are in positions of power, who are educated, who earn a lot of money, who are presidents, etc, doesn't mean patriarchy doesn't exist. It is much more difficult for women to achieve these things than men. Patriarchy is adaptable to the freedoms that women have achieved and it always finds a ways to entrap women in its system.
Patriarchy relies heavily on misogyny (the hatred or prejudice against women). Patriarchy is maintained by people of all genders, although it is a system that works in the favour of men. Patriarchy assigns certain roles to people based on their gender, which are also extremely detrimental and harmful to men. Patriarchy relies heavily on heteronormativity. Patriarchy also relies on capitalism. It is a lot more complex, but this is a general understanding. I would recommend reading 'Theorizing Patriarchy' by S. Walby for a more comprehensive understanding.
Read More: http://londonfeministnetwork.org.uk/home/patriarchy
Repost from @brenebrown.
I know that stuff like this is triggering and this is a safe space but I cannot be silent when so many horrific atrocities are befalling the families and children of immigrants in the United States. We have to do something before it’s too late. March. Call your representatives. Ask questions. But whatever you do, DO NOT TURN A BLIND EYE. Making a Nazi Germany reference isn’t even worth it because what America is becoming seems to be something even more horrifying.
Separating children from their parents is torture. The President of the United States is guilty of torturing children, including toddlers and infants. Only racism and xenophobia can explain people’s failure to empathize and demand that this end #momofboys #momofgirls #endracism #intersectionalfeminism