“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 dainty. We are defined by our bodies; defined by our control over them. We are taught to obsess over our physicality and to be repulsed by our desires and intelligences.”
We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.
“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...”
“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 ...”
“And she learned to hold herself together; that was her fairytale ending.”
“We need to stop teaching daughters to always be quiet and apologetic. They are instructed to walk on ice and carefully string words as they...”
Just read up on the bell hooks-Laverne Cox talk, thought it was really uncool(and unfemininist) of hooks to chide Cox for her presentation. I mean yeah, I get that for (feminist) cis women, femininity can start to feel constricting after a while, but trans women have a very different relationship wi...
“I call it feminism instead of equality because it is the feminine traits that men and women are shamed for. It is the feminine traits that s...”
“She burned you. That’s what happens when you play with fire.”
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I just would love to see how many sisters are out there!