1. Reblogged from: fit-and-skinny-kate
  2. Reblogged from: wanderlustingartist
  3. I literally just almost had a meltdown about a bunch on contradictory statements made by the original poster to my post back to her. You can’t fight for equality and then argue how gender roles are perfectly fine the way they are. How women SHOULD be stay at home moms and men climbing the corporate ladder. 

    By perpetuating these roles we are only hurting those who don’t identify with these roles but feel pressure to act like they enjoy their roles nonetheless. 

    That is not to say a person (male or female or other) can’t be perfectly content taking care of children, while their partner goes to work. 

    But placing the child rearing on the woman SOLELY because she has the task of birthing it, is what’s unfair. 

    Also, she made a remark about how women and men are built different (it was in response to my comment about how women are required to wear make up in some jobs) and therefore they need to do things differently… Why does this mean women should be required to do their hair and make up? Just because both sexes have guidelines for uniforms (you have to wear slacks, you have to wear black shoes, goggles, a jacket) doesn’t mean the entirety of the guidelines is fair to one or the other. Women shouldn’t HAVE to wear make up because the very act of make-up and hair is just about a woman’s gender. It’s about her APPEARING as a woman in order to be considered one and why does how she does her JOB get in ANY way effected by if she looks “pretty” doing it or not.

    Also, no ,a female politician (I was referencing Hilary Clinton) having a grandchild in no way effects her ability to make decisions anymore than a male politician having a grandchild would. Just because she has ovaries doesn’t mean her brain turns to mush when there’s a baby in her life. 

    Because I believe so many societal pressures are put upon WOMEN (or those who identify as woman) and it’s unfair and unjust, I am a feminist. I believe in order to raise all sexes up, you have to start with those that are generally (not always with race and class, I get that) more oppressed. 

    This girl/ woman (I found out she was 18/19 so), thinks that she somehow makes a good argument for how women and men are ALREADY equal by just further showing us how they’re not. 

    At the end of the day, she’s young and maybe has not been in the real world long and I’m going to try to forget I ever saw that post because I just can’t argue this point with someone who literally doesn’t even understand her own argument. 

    UUUUGGGHHHH

  4. no-itsbcky:

    redheadtalkinginallcaps:

    howprecioustheflight:

    no-itsbcky:

    just because im antifeminist doesnt mean i dont believe in equal rights for women. 

    But that’s literally EXACTLY the definition of what that means so

    can that much stupid actually exist?! 

    Apparently to you, yes. And feminism does not have a monopoly on equality. If you would like to further understand my reason, go onto my blog and read under the tag “response.” Thanks!

    Oh dear lord. If you want to be so fucking annoyed - go to this person’s blog and the section she asks for me to look at… I’m think followmymap will find it as annoying as I did. 

    One thing I will notice, and no “no-itsbcky” I’m not going to have a conversation with you because I can tell by your responses that you think you know better. I live in California, a fairly liberal and progressive state and even I can point out systematic, every day, so ingrained in our brains - sexism. Now, if I am able to do that here, without having to look very far, then you can logically come to the conclusions that it can be applied to the rest of the states (and it doesn’t take much digging to understand that, again this is not to start a conversation WITH this blogger). Then, you can take that logic and apply it globally and you have an epidemic of oppression targeted at women, societal gender roles that have hurts millions and millions of women because they don’t “fit in” with what women are “supposed” to be. You have millions of girls not allowed education SOLELY BECAUSE THEY HAVE A VAGINA. This is all common knowledge actually and again, at the end of the day, I’m not going to argue with someone on the internet… I’ve done it far too many times and it’s all pointless because we’ll never agree here. I get that. 

    I’m just saying, I believe you’re very wrong about your idea that (“especially in western culture”) women are regarded as equal to men or have equal rights. All you have to do is look into healthcare and certain states and how women’s health is some great debate because women can’t just make decisions for themselves… That’s ONE piece of the puzzle but you can see where it’s going. You can look at studies to show how many women are in positions of EVEN MODERATE power, and then look at how much they earn compared to men in those same positions. How women are often not promoted or paid as well ONLY because they have a vagina and so that automatically means they might have a child and might need to take time off. As if that’s a reasonable reason to actually not promote someone in the first place. You can look at Walmart, who only several years ago got sued because IT HAD TWO PAY SCALES- ONE FOR MEN AND ONE FOR WOMEN, and it had two corporate ladders too - one for men and one for women. You can look at job requirements and see that women have unfair “minimal” standards of dress- like they have to wear make up and do their hair, versus men just needed to shave. One puts more financial burden on women, along with making them forced to look a certain way, just to have a basic job (look into Harrah’s for a very famous example)… And this is legal. Look into how if a man goes into a typically “women’s profession”, (see secretaries, nurses, teachers even), men will raise through the ranks faster because men are viewed as natural leaders and praised for doing such noble work (women’s work)… Now, look at when a woman goes into a typically “male” field of work (army, construction, banker, CEO, president). There’s a constant need for her to prove herself and there’s always pressure and resistance on her and if she speaks her mind and tells people what to do (because maybe shes their boss), she’s viewed as a “bitch”… and there have been studies that show that women actually generally have to work TWICE as hard to get not even as far as men do in the workplace. And notice how a lot of extra work that women are still socially encouraged to do is still unpaid- childcare, cooking, cleaning, shopping for groceries, running errands, etc. If we were equal, in every movie you see and every commercial you watch and every song you hear and every magazine ad you come across. those very ingrained gender roles still wouldn’t be there. Being a mother would be revered. But being a father would also be revered and men taking a more active role in their child’s life wouldn’t be seen as AMAZING- it would be seen as basic. Taking time off to have a child wouldn’t be seen as a terrible thing. Men would also get paid time off when his wife/ partner has a child. There would be changing rooms in MEN’S restrooms, because men would be more a part of raising the children. Women’s pleasure wouldn’t be seen as just a side effect of men having pleasure. The porn industry (surprisingly, EVEN THE GAY SIDE OF IT- think lesbian porn) wouldn’t be targeted to predominantly straight men. Our government wouldn’t consist of pretty much strictly old white “straight” males (because if you think the intersectionality of race, class, age, and the like doesn’t play a role into this than you’re even more wrong than I’m giving you credit for). A woman running for office wouldn’t be scrutinized about what she wears or how she looks or how much make up she has on or IF SHE’S GOING TO BE A GRANDMOTHER or a mother or whatever (have you EVER heard of a male politician being questioned about his ability to do his job based on if he has children/ grandchildren or if he’s going to have them? Give me a break) 

    And this isn’t even all of it. And this is just within western culture. The one you speak so highly of. 

    Women and men are not equal and that’s why feminism is important. By raising up women, you raise up men. Men are hurt just as much by these things as women - just in different ways. But that’s a totally different discussion. 

    Now, if you feel like we shouldn’t look into someone’s circumstances before considering their equal-ness- you’re completely right. We shouldn’t. But we do. Society does. So I see feminisim as a stepping stone to getting to true - gender, sex, class, race, orientation - equality. You can’t start there though because that’s not where society is right now. You can view yourself as that but you’re not going to really help anything by not viewing where someone has come from or their histories. You’re not going to help anyone by not seeing that we’re not equal now and the power is definitely more on one side of the table than the other. Unfortunately, that side is called “male”.

    Reblogged from: no-itsbcky
  5. foxnewsoficial:

Person: I’m a woman and I don’t need feminism
What she’s actually saying:
My life is perfectly okay and I don’t really care what other women go through
I think feminists are just whiny and can’t take jokes that perpetuate harmful stereotypes
I believe that people are just obsessed with political correctness
I am blind to the fact that there are still problems faced by women
I have forgotten that feminism gave women rights such as the right to vote
I have no idea that feminism is an egalitarian movement that fights for everyone’s rights regardless of sex, gender, sexuality, race, religion, nationality, and ethnicity but mostly focuses on women’s rights.
I am more concerned about semantics rather than human rights
I can’t distinguish between real feminists and shitty people who call themselves feminists
I still believe in the false notion that feminism is about hating men
I actually don’t understand what feminism is

    foxnewsoficial:

    Person: I’m a woman and I don’t need feminism

    What she’s actually saying:

    • My life is perfectly okay and I don’t really care what other women go through
    • I think feminists are just whiny and can’t take jokes that perpetuate harmful stereotypes
    • I believe that people are just obsessed with political correctness
    • I am blind to the fact that there are still problems faced by women
    • I have forgotten that feminism gave women rights such as the right to vote
    • I have no idea that feminism is an egalitarian movement that fights for everyone’s rights regardless of sex, gender, sexuality, race, religion, nationality, and ethnicity but mostly focuses on women’s rights.
    • I am more concerned about semantics rather than human rights
    • I can’t distinguish between real feminists and shitty people who call themselves feminists
    • I still believe in the false notion that feminism is about hating men
    • I actually don’t understand what feminism is
    Reblogged from: veganismislove
  6. howprecioustheflight:

    no-itsbcky:

    just because im antifeminist doesnt mean i dont believe in equal rights for women. 

    But that’s literally EXACTLY the definition of what that means so

    can that much stupid actually exist?! 

    Reblogged from: veganismislove
  7.  

    Image is Powerful: Cameron Russell at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012

    Reblogged from: veganismislove
  8. princess-passion-flower:

    motherfuckingchickpeas:

    You can still be vegan and fat because veganism is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. 

    There are actually people who degrade other vegans for being fat. 

    If you’re vegan and overweight, remember that not contributing to the animal industry is awesome and you just keep doing what you’re doing without letting idiots tell you that your weight has anything to do with your personality. 

    Thank

    Reblogged from: veganismislove
  9. celestial-time-sorceress:

    I heard some guy say that abortion was wrong, and I was just like, “It’s not your uterus.” 

    and he was like, “What’s a uterus?” 

    Reblogged from: veganismislove
  10. herbackrowkings:

    lalondes:

    >teenage actress’s private nudes get leaked

    >teenage actress is reviled as a slut and a whore and a bad role model

    >james franco asks a seventeen-year-old girl if he can meet her in a private hotel room

    >james franco gets to go on saturday night live and joke about what a silly doofus he is for soliciting sex from a girl literally half his age

    DO NOT DARE OVERLOOK THIS POST

    Reblogged from: veganismislove
  11. Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.
    Reblogged from: our-healthy-habits
  12. Is this yoga girl on my dash!?! 
:D 

    Is this yoga girl on my dash!?! 

    :D 

    Reblogged from: fit-and-skinny-kate
  13. Remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing.
    Reblogged from: our-healthy-habits
  14. It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need.
    Amy Poehler (via iwantandneedahug)
    Reblogged from: smartgirlsattheparty
  15. carnism-is:

    *Stares directly at the dry beans and walks past*

    *glances at the canned fruits, vegetables, beans, and soups without a second thought*

    *minimally acknowledges grains such as pasta, oats, bread, cereals, flour, and rice*

    *walks past the frozen vegetables and fruits isle*

    *Scoffs at the potatoes and bananas*

    *Darts to the convenience meals, vegan meat/dairy alternatives, and fresh produce* “EATING VEGAN AND HEALTHY IS SO EXPENSIVE!”

    Reblogged from: shayneelouise
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