“If you are female, expressing hatred for your own body is not just acceptable, it’s practically de rigeur. Failure to indulge in the requisi...”
fuck the idea that fat girls are only seen as hot when they have lingerie, a face full of makeup on and a sultry expression on their face like the level of femininity fat girls have to perform to not be seen as ugly is phenomenal
shout out to all the femmes of color who live in a world that denies them access to fragile femininity. you are every bit as dainty and graceful as you are fierce.
That women feel the need to create an entire hashtag just to badmouth men.
“Women are told it is unfeminine and gross to have muscles and to cultivate strength, which in turn leads them to actively avoid doing things...”
“Girls learn to love and have sexual feelings in a position of low status, and the eroticization of powerlessness is a normal part of the con...”
“the next time he points out the hair on your legs is growing back remind that boy your body is not his home he is a guest. warn him to ...”
does weaponized femininity include the working class women slaving away in a factory to make your false eyelashes and other cosmetic products?
I’d feel more comfortable with dudes opening doors for me if instead of saying “ladies first” they said “eagle one is on the premises, make way for madam president, I repeat eagle one is on the premises”
“If gender neutral clothes are only made for and marketed to the parents of little girls, it is less a sign of gender equality and more an in...”
“The woman who checks her makeup half a dozen times a day to see if her foundation has caked or her mascara has run, who worries that the win...”
“As women, we are taught to be tiny. To have small bodies, to never be imposing. The ideal of our gender are thin and childlike, hairless and...”
i have no patience for anyone who brands themself a feminist and does not respect a woman’s personal choices in terms of clothing, gender expression, etc. if you find things like shaving to be tiresome, by all means, don’t shave, but if you start acting like any woman who picks up a razo...
I saw a little girl today who was absolutely riveted by the life in the rotting seaweed around the harbour. I love seeing these little moments, because it takes me back to some of my first experiences as a ‘young naturalist’ of sorts. I was nearby, photographing and identifying pollinators: I was ju...
“Do not write poems about my lips. Two soft slivers of peaches created for you and you alone to kiss. Omit the fact that they are fire-blown ...”
Let's talk about portrayals of women and femininity in Legend of Korra.
This was one of the most disappointing elements to me, because ATLA was a very feminist series that carefuly avoided a lot of common sexist pitfalls while creating a large and varied cast of empowered women who could choose to embrace or reject femininity to any degree without being treated as less ...