dropping in to remind everyone that women are meant for greatness.
do not settle for a life of unhappiness just because society tells you you have to.
go out into the world and be the independent, kickass bitch we all know you can be.
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now that it's actually IWD...
Happy International Women's Day to:
women of color, lesbians, ace and aro girls, trans women, bi and pan girls, disabled and neurodivergent women, Jewish and Muslim women, women who fight for equality and their right to be heard, women who are driven, women who are career-oriented, girlbosses, women who want children and women who don't, mothers, women who get called "bossy" and "shrill," polyamorous women, women with multiple partners, young girls who are figuring out their place in the world, women who are sex workers, women who have survived abuse and women who didn't, autistic women, gnc women, women who get talked over, women who are told that their thoughts don't matter, fat girls and skinny girls, women who have had an abortion, women of low-income, women who are homeless, women with big noses, women with acne or a skin condition, women who work in STEM, unconventionally beautiful women, women who have depression or anxiety, women who rely on aids, deaf and blind women, women who have intrusive thoughts, women coping with PTSD, and women with chronic illness.
we are beautiful, and we are strong. but we are stronger together. Happy International Women's Day.
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include physically disabled people in your body positivity.
prosthetics, mobility aids, hearing aids, etc. are often extensions of our body to us. not accessories.
these things are highly stigmatized and cause people to think it's okay for them to invade our privacy, boundaries, and bodies.
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Follow my insta: @bianca.mosala
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I wonder what kind of girl I would be if the patriarchy didn’t exist. If gender roles and stereotypes didn’t stain my entire being. If I didn’t suffer at the hands of misogyny that molded the clay that was me. I wonder what I would do, what I would say, what I would like, what I would crave, what I would be. The likelihood of us being anything close to similar seems slim considering how many things could be different. I just wonder what type of woman I would be if I hadn’t been told from the day I was born how and who I should become. Would I still enjoy wearing makeup if I hadn’t been conditioned to feel better about myself with it on? Would my favorite color still be orange if pink hadn’t been forced on me and I didn’t care to make a point of rejecting it? Would I stand up for myself more if I hadn’t been taught to cater to the comfort of others before prioritizing my own? Would my natural instinct still be to feel wary of those around me if abuse and harassment and assault were not normalized in our society? Would I still want long hair if I hadn't been brainwashed into believing that my beauty is rooted in being feminine, and that my value is rooted in being beautiful? Would I be the same? How much, or how little, would that impossible girl resemble me as I am now? And are my interests and passions genuine—truly mine—or can they all be linked to some expectation to accommodate, some predetermined role to serve, some juxtaposing desire to please a system I don’t even like. Do I actually love video games as much as I think I do, or do I only like them because I think it makes me appear cooler to men? Do I actually want to get married as much as I think I do, or do I only want to because historically that was where the female fit in? Do I actually find solace in journaling as much as I think I do, or do I only find solace in it because it is the only time I can share my traumatic experiences without being called a crazy attention seeker? There is so much I wonder about, which parts of me are real and which have been tinkered with. Which is just pure me, and which is because of something else. A factor of the patriarch. Of course I’ll never know, but that truth does not keep me from being curious about the girl who does not suffer from the wrath of an internalized male gaze and the burden of internalized misogyny. I bet she is lovely—free of the shackles—and I hope she feels at peace.
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i hope every pro-porn libfem sees this. the biggest porn star in the world openly talks about how how her contract was exploitative, and the same men who get off to her victim-blame her. porn is NEVER empowering for women.
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just another reminder that in this country, if you have a uterus you are seen as nothing more then an incubator.
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In Mexico the President and the ruling class barricade themselves away from their responsibility and the reality of their arrogance, their machismo and ineptitude.
In Mexico, a rapist is nominated to run for governor and openly enabled by our President, who at the eyes of the nation brushed off our outcry as nothing but baseless yapping fueled by the opposition.
In Mexico we’re tired, but never discouraged. We refuse to give our murders and abusers and the system that protects them the comfort of our silence.
The 8th of March is not a day of celebration, its a day of fury and sadness, but above all, a reminder of our continuous fight.
From Mexico and to our hermanas in America Latina and the rest of the world, we say:
¡La revolución será feminista!
(📷: @PinshiChina, @lilifavela_, @Ray_Mata_Bichos)
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Having sex with a trans woman doesn't stop you from being transphobic anymore that sleeping with a black woman means you support black people.
Making the circle of women you treat like objects more diverse doesn't take away from the misogyny and discrimination.
Trans women, gay women, disabled women, women of colour- they are more than what they can offer you physically and if you can't see that, you're not an ally. You're a creepy asshole.
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. . . MLK’s daughter has spoken! *Drops🎤*
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How do you define being a woman if not by biology?
The issue with exclusively defining a woman by biology is that you are going to exclude cis women who have traits that prevent them from filling the traditional criteria of "womanhood" terfs often put out.
A woman is not always someone with XX chromosomes: people with XY, XYY, XXY, and other chromosomal combinations can "phenotypically present as women," with breasts, a vagina, and every other primary and secondary sexual characteristic associated with cis womanhood.
A woman is not always someone with breasts and a vagina: intersex women, women with puberty disorders or delayed development, and others exist who do not fit these criteria.
A woman is not always someone who menstruates or can bear children: women can be born infertile or become infertile later in life, and speaking as though this reduces them to a state of lesser womanhood is disrespectful and untrue.
A woman is not always someone with lower testosterone levels or someone who is "physically weaker" than a man: as one example, many female swimmers have outpaced male swimmers (it is a known fact in this sport that a lot of women can smoke male competitors in open-water swim races) and a close cis female friend of mine has discussed the fact that she has very naturally high testosterone levels comparable to that of any boy her age.
A woman is not someone who embodies the ideals many trans-exclusive feminists put out as far as appearances go (slender, small facial features, less body hair, traditionally "feminine" according to European beauty standards): women are far too diverse and beautiful to fit a single mold of what a woman "should look like."
A lot of trans-exclusionary people on this site angrily insist that "woman is not a feeling!", something I used to believe when I was in a strict evangelical church that heavily defined women by their bodies and ability to produce children. That's the thing, though--being trans isn't a feeling. It's a fact. Trans people know that they are trans as deeply as you know the color of the sky or your most cherished memory or the most fundamental tenets of yourself, including your gender. Dysphoria (and euphoria) cause these realizations about oneself, and are almost always best cured through medical transition, as has been proven in countless studies.
As someone once deeply entrenched in conservative Christian ideology due to my upbringing, I can tell you confidently that the zealous biological essentialism of radical feminists does far more harm than good for women. You do not want to live on a pedestal as a uterus-bearing-child-making-holy-woman. It's not fun.
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a tweet by @/workingoncrying that says, "why all the hot girls from the same country? like where even is (trans flag emoji)?"
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There’s a certain type of white woman that hates Meghan Markle on principle.
TW for su*c*de mention.
I said in the previous post that they hate that Meghan illustrates that white femininity is not the gold standard that they have been taught that it is. And this, in my opinion, is exactly what their problem is. And this is why I have no patience or sympathy or kindness for these women. It’s not a new phenomenon. I’ve seen it before in fandoms. The way a significant group of white fangirls hated and still hate Iris West on The Flash because she’s Black and is the love interest of the cute, white main character guy. They go out of their way to ship him with any white girl he knows, because they can’t wrap their head around him choosing a Black woman over them. They need to feel like their whiteness automatically makes them more desirable than any Black woman. Even when they are gorgeous and smart and wonderful like Meghan Markle or Candace Patton.
That’s all I see from these white women. I see obvious and transparent jealousy that, if they couldn’t have Prince Harry, it wasn’t another white girl they could project themselves onto. It was a Black girl (and in many of the British white women’s cases, an AMERICAN Black girl.) And yes, I know Meghan Markle is biracial, but that hardly seems to matter to white people. They don’t see someone who is white with them. They see tainted blood. The tragic mulatto stereotype. All they see is a Black girl who dared to sink her grubby paws into the Prince Charming they were told they were owed their entire lives. All they see is a street hoochie who saw dollar signs and isn’t good enough. An uppity n*gress who doesn’t know her place.
I see it in the venomous way they say she “wants attention” every time she does or says anything. If she touches her baby bump, or says “It’s a girl!” on TV. It doesn’t matter that it’s the daughter of a prince, one of the most famous princes in the world, and it would be huge news that he was having a daughter no matter who his wife was. To them, the tainted negro children might as well not even be Harry’s. They’re Meghan’s, and she’s somehow awful for daring to birth them or even be happy about it.
It’s in the way they call a millionaire actress a “gold digger”, or say nonsense things like “she was a washed up actress before she met him” (She was STARRING ON A CABLE TV SHOW, which is a good enough job for Jennifer Aniston, but when it’s Meghan Markle, it’s “washed up.”)
They say things like this, because they can get the benefit of the doubt and claim they don’t hate her because she’s Black. Because if they say that, they’d show their true colors. But they do.
Because all in all, she’s done nothing wrong. All in all, she’s just a woman who married a prince. ANY woman on Earth, including Beyonce and Taylor Swift, would get a profile and position boost from marrying into the British Royal Family. Again, it’s THE MOST FAMOUS ROYAL FAMILY ON EARTH. There are other royals, but most of the world doesn’t even know many of the other royals, unless they’re from those countries or just happen to be interested in royalty in general. EVERYONE knows Harry and Will.
Kate Middleton was a veritable nobody when she married Will.
Meghan Markle was at least a pretty successful actress with a following of her own. And SHE’S the gold digger? It’s thinly veiled racist language. It’s the image of the ghetto Black woman pumping out babies to trap a man. It’s the idea that a Black woman can’t be worth anything on her own so she chases a rich man.
I mean, I know Priyanka isn’t Black, but similar things were said about her when she married Nick, and she’s PRIYANKA CHOPRA. She was already a huge Bollywood star. And again, it was white women leading conversations like this, because again, they were faced with the reality that white femininity is not the gold standard. That a South Asian woman could get their favorite heartthrob and they couldn’t, nor did a cute white girl they could project themselves on.
DON’T GET ME STARTED ON THE “MEGHAN MADE KATE CRY” LIE! This is a prime example of the weaponization of white femininity to demonize Black people. Been going on for centuries and will continue to. Weaponizing tears is the white woman’s bread and butter, especially if it can be used to demonize a Black woman. “Oh, boo hoo, that brutish Black thing made sweet little fragile, porcelain white me cry!” And to find out it was the other way around and NOBODY in that family said anything and just let the “angry Black woman” take the heat? It’s sick. And it’s common. It happens all the time. Because white femininity is soft and fragile and innocent, and Black women are never afforded that.
Even light skinned, biracial Black women like Meghan Markle. White women still refuse to believe she even has feelings. Crazy old hags like Megyn Kelly straight up think she LIED in the interview about HOW SHE FELT, because white people can’t imagine a Black person having feelings! They think we all just make it up because we’re trying to make them look bad or something, or that we like pretending to be hurt by their racism simply to make them look bad. So they don’t have to feel remorse for the racist shit they do and say. For making a pregnant woman hate herself so much that she didn’t want to live.
Like, we all know how bad hormones make people feel during pregnancy anyway. They can’t even believe that a pregnant woman who was being disparaged DAILY by the British tabloids ... felt sadness or hopelessness because of it?
Like, it really seems like white people think Black people have no feelings.
IDK, I’m still angry and hurt for her. And like, I’m so sick of white women only being feminists when it benefits them. I’m so sick of the absolute vitriol they have for Black women all the time. I HATE how they see us as beneath them, in every situation.
I really think these racist hags thought Harry would pick one of them. And when he picked someone not white, they couldn’t take it.
We have to stop letting white women hide behind this “I’m a woman, so I’m oppressed” shit, when they know exactly how to weaponize white supremacy to benefit themselves. And I don’t think Black women should have to be nice about it. White women need to get it to-fucking-gether and cut this shit out. Because it’s PERVASIVE, and like, when it’s a fictional character it’s one thing, but they literally drove this REAL, HUMAN WOMAN TO THE BRINK and they STILL refuse to stop. Inhumane cretins.
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