Being angry means the following things about you:
- You are aware of what happened to you.
- You understand that what happened to you was wrong.
- You do not accept what happened to you.
- You hold the perpetrator(s) responsible for their actions.
- You recognize that you didn’t deserve…
I need feminism because I’m sick of people thinking I’m my boyfriend’s property (I belong to me!)
You need to understand what rape does to you: it destroys your protection, the line between ‘you’ and other people, the silhouette that distinguishes within from without."
I need feminism because when I get dressed up and attempt to look nice, it’s for ME and not for ANYONE ELSE.
I should not be catcalled in the street and told I look like a good time because I’m wearing a skirt. I wear what I want because I’m proud of my body and proud of my sense of style. Saying no does not make me a tease.
I need feminism because it’s not okay that I was forced into sex, and it doesn’t make it any different by being forced to give in. I need it because I wish more people realised how scary it feels knowing that you are weaker and have no choice. So fuck all the people who tell you that ‘you were leading him on’, no means no and that’s that.
A series of prototype posters I did to address verbal abuse.
I was kind enough to have willing models and a great photographer. Thank you for all your help.
This is awesome. I approve.
I need feminism because guys can walk in public in tight, thin white t-shirts and “wife-beaters”, with their asses hanging out, and not have to fear for their life, their safety, or harrassment
Stop Catcalling Me (via albinwonderland)
This is a fantastically clear and salient account of extremely confusing experiences which I have never been able to accurately verbalise. Amazing.
I’m 25 years old and still need my dad to defend me
I broke up with my ex 7 months ago. And have endured 7 months of harassment and abusive behavioris even though I told him I didn’t like him, didn’t want to be friends with him, that he was shady, that I didn’t want him to talk to me, I wanted him to ignore me, that I didn’t want future attempts at communication, that I left the city for a month to get away from him. Still contacts me, I had to get my dad to phone him and tell him stop. Lets see who’s request my ex takes seriously because I haven’t been taken seriously the past 7 months. As an adult I should be treated as an equal to another adult, I should be taken seriously and be treated with consideration and respect.. I need feminism to feel safe.
People don’t ruin the “prosperous future” of a rapist.
Rapists ruin the prosperous future of people.
I just wrote my freshman year women’s studies professor a thank you note, because she agreed to write me some teacher recommendations for my college...
my favorite hobby is forgetting to eat all day and then consuming 2000 calories in a 30 minute period
She told me it was because she loved me. I told her no. Even now, she treats me like I didn’t understand what I wanted.