preach soul sista
Saw this convo and needed to make it. Image was found, but artist is still missing, so please tell me if anyone figures out who set up the sweet photoshop. All I did was slap on the text & logo and adjusted them to look good.
I realized how badly i wanted to see ads like this. We have such few kick-ass female characters and/or role models to look forward to. I’m debating making a whole series of ads like this to see how many BAMF ladies I can find and put them in a marketing position that actually paints women as tough-as-nails-bad-asses-who-don’t-take-shit-from-anyone. We sorely need more of them.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. GIMMEEEEE ALLLLLLA DAT. CAN YOUR PAD/TAMPON KEEP UP WITH YOU?!
BADASS PADS/TAMPON. FOR THE ASSKICKER IN YOU.
OR SOMETHING. PLEASEEEEEEEE
I HAVE RED IN MY LEDGER
CAN THIS BE A NEW WAY OF ASKING DISCRETELY FOR A TAMPON?
RED IN MY LEDGER
I WANNA WIPE IT OUT
I don’t know but;
so non-survivor allies should always support survivors while we cope and process our trauma. if we talk about killing our abusers, shut up and let us talk. if we joke about it, shut up and let us talk. if we don’t want to talk about it, shut up.
survival is hard enough!!
but the thing is!
a pretty popular trend is that non-survivors really want to get in on the revenge-fantasy stuff.
like: so many non-survivors have these hero complexes that I see peeking out (I’d help you get revenge, consistently talking about going out and shooting particular peoples’ rapists, talking about what our coping mechanisms)
and it grosses me the fuck out because I am a victim but I need to own my victimhood for my benefit, certainly not to make non-survivors feel better about themselves as feminists or whatever or make you feel fierce
When a girl tells you if you were the last man on earth she wouldn’t have sex with you, whisper: “Who would stop me?”. It shuts her up fast.
If a man ever says that to you, ladies, look him dead in the eyes and say, “I would.” If you have a blade, a personal tazer, or any other purchased or self fashioned weapon, now would be the time to lay it on the table. It shuts misogynists up fast.
White privilege is not having to deal with the cognitive dissonance that good people can be racist. It’s also not wondering when you’ll be able to confide your deepest worries and frustrations to most of your closest friends because of their passive racism and their subconscious denial of racism.
~~ misandry ~~
so here’s the thing. i don’t actually hate all men, but if i keep unapologetically saying things like “i hate men”, it’s because
i started my feminism being all gender-inclusive, almost even more focused on the men, all “but feminism helps men, too” and all “a feminist man is my ultimate hero”
and i always believed/still believe in the humanity of men, emphasized that women and men are much more alike than society makes it out, that men and women are more than their genders, that equality is self-evident and men are able to act like it, that chauvinism and sexism are learned, that the majority of the problems in society have sociological and not biological reasons. that men are not inherently pigs or rapists.
how did men respond to that? the same fucking way they talked about women and the genders like they did before i got concerned about ~equality~. they were the ones saying that “men just are this way! they can’t help it”, and that there is an inevitable rape-gene, and that without sex work, there’d be more rape. they were the ones degrading themselves to their biology, implying that men are “born pigs”. i didn’t come up with this.
so don’t be disheartened by me embracing the prejudice that you are spreading about yourselves. you scare me and i have a right to protect myself.
I started out as so lenient and male-inclusive in my feminism yet men kept on being generally awful.
And even with my ‘focus’ on men they kept demanding more and more attention. Give them 50% and they’ll take everything.
So now when MRAs start whining about feminism ‘ignoring’ male rape and male abuse and hypermasculinity I just laugh and cry at the same time because WE DON’T IGNORE THEM. BUT YOU WANTING TO BE THE FOCUS ALL THE DAMN TIME MAKES ME IGNORE YOU. IT’S CALLED ‘FEMINISM’. IT DOES HAVE BENEFITS FOR MEN BUT I’VE STOPPED CARING ABOUT THAT BECAUSE YOU DON’T WANT THINGS TO BE EQUAL. YOU WANT THINGS TO BE ONLY ABOUT YOU YOU YOU ALL THE DAMN TIME.
All of this!
I am done with the phrase “feminism helps men too”. BECAUSE IT DOESN’T APPEASE ANYONE. It just dilutes the issues.
Gloria Joseph and Jill Lewis, Common Differences: Conflicts in Black and White Feminist Perspectives (South End Press, 1981), p27 (via radtransfem)
I will have to read this.
Myth: Women disproproportionally get custody of children. Fathers who want to raise their children are being discriminated against! The justice system hates fathers!
Truth: 50% of men who seek custody get it. *
What does this tell us?
let’s get real tho cis dudes who are freaked out by periods/period sex are the literal worst dudes
- Racism against white people doesn’t exist
- Sexism against men doesn’t exist
- Oppression of cis people doesn’t exist
- Oppression of thin people doesn’t exist
- Oppression of able people doesn’t exist
- Oppression of straight people doesn’t exist
- Oppression of rich people doesn’t exist
- Specieism doesn’t exist
- The ‘War on Christianity’ doesn’t exist
- No white ppl, you can’t wear that war bonnet
- People are allowed to be angry and react to abuse violently
- People are allowed to have safe spaces, and when someone infringes upon that space, they are harassing you
We raise them to be aggressive and violent, things that babies don’t need.
This is why folks get so excited when they see “good fathers.”
Men aren’t supposed to be caretakers, sweet, gentle, and loving. So seeing them behave this way, especially with the most precious people (children) folks get geeked up.
Ain’t sign up for it.