“Our cultural fixation on female thinness is not an obsession with female beauty but an obsession with female obedience.”
Sometimes I Wish I Never Took a Women's Studies Class
Sometimes I wish I never took a women’s studies class. How, once I saw the war against us, I could not unsee it. How aware I became of the billboards and their slow twist of my arm. The lipsticks I used to collect, and love, suddenly many-hued bullets. Walking out from the midnight of a movie theatr...
“When many people think of the Black Panther Party today, the image that comes to mind is male-centered and violent: a powerful man wearing t...”
“Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gende...”
For those of you who are tired of hearing about sexism, imagine how much more tired the rest of us are of constantly experiencing it.
“It’s not my job to make you a better man and I don’t give a shit if I’ve made you a better man. It’s not a fucking w...”
So yesterday in class we were having a discussion about these white American and European men who are sex tourists. They go to places like Thailand and the Dominican Republic for underage sex slaves. These men were interviewed and they were the most awful people you could think of. They talked about...
“Roses are red / Gender is performative / Mass-market romance / Is heteronormative”
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, “You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim t...”
“The early suffragists, the women who fought for and eventually won for women the right to vote, were also characterized as unlovely, irritat...”