You don't have to be pretty. You don't owe prettiness to anyone. Not to your boyfriend/spouse/partner, not to your co-workers, especially not to random men on the street. You don't owe it to your mother, you don't owe it to your children, you don't owe it to civilization in general. Prettiness is not a rent you pay for occupying a space marked "female." - Erin McKean
“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.” ~ Hillary Clinton
Women who have abortions do so because they value life and because they take very seriously the myriad responsibilities that come not just with birth, but with nurturing a human being. - Charlotte Taft #feminism #prochoice #progressive #liberal #quotes
The idea of what is considered "beautiful" to society changes every five to ten years, but in some ways it's elements remain the same: it expects women to work towards acheiving whatever body image may be popular in the moment.
Stop the Republican war on women./ If the Republicans are anti-abortion, anti birth control, anti anything that prevents a baby from being conceived or born, shouldn't they then be against pulling out before ejaculation and against wearing condoms? Why is the onus only on the women? Last time I checked, it took a woman AND a man to get pregnant.