"I need feminism because society teaches us 'Don't get raped' rather than 'Don't rape.'" [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis about rape and blaming the victim] Society Teaching, Thoughts Provoking, Inspiration, Equality, Quotes, True, Feminism, Feminist, Rape Culture
So true. I think about this every time a girl on Facebook argues with me that there is nothing wrong with calling girls sluts. Exactly what JennaMarbles needs to hear after her ridiculous slut-shaming video. Let's work together instead of holding up the patriarchy with the oppressors.
Just having a little feminism moment. I think it's ridiculous that we were raised to change ourselves by others standards. Like we have to shave, or it's gross and unhygienic, or that if we show cleavage it makes us a "slut" and practically "begs for rape". It isn't about being greater than men, it's about being treated equally.
Women do NOT need to become male'like in order to be treated equally. Embrace your femininity as your strength if it is how you feel! If women must become like men in order to be seen as equal, then in essence, the men have won again. They have stripped us of who we are and converted us into "them". POWER in the FEMININE!
Amen! I'm a femmi gardening, cooking, mild, person, but I am a person, and my worth is defined by my goals and my values alone. Feminism doesn't mean being anything in particular, just freedom to be yourself, and not have your worth defined by others.
This comic perfectly represents what rape culture is to me. It's the idea that women can't wear anything without being rudely "catcalled", as people call it, or go out at night for fear of being assaulted. I think cultures that are hugely patriarchal, such as the U.S. and middle eastern countries, and how kids are raised allow this type of culture to continue and suppress feminism.