women in sports cant catch a break. they said they would be more comfortable if they wore shorts because bikinis made them uncomfortable especially when we are menstruating and they were threatened with disqualification.
the governing body basically turned a deaf ear to these valid concerns because treating women like people and not sex objects would ruin their ratings.
people insist that women in developed countries have more rights than men when they can't even play sports without sacrificing their dignity and men play fully dressed without a care in the world
anways I hate that “daddy issues” is used to belittle and insult women who have undergone horrific neglect and trauma at the hands of their fathers. It puts the blame on the women who were victimized by men who were supposed to protect them. And honestly the fact that enough women have been hurt by their fathers that the phrase “daddy issues” even exists is really fucking telling.
a conversation I am constantly having with the women in my life (the kool aid man here represents me). no uterus slander allowed.
here is a link to the study mentioned, I’m sorry I can’t find it without a paywall. here’s an article discussing the findings of that and other similar studies and the role of estrogen/reproductive organs in aging.
EDIT: a kind anon pointed out that the figure I mentioned in the meme-text is grossly incorrect! 42% of the women in this study developed dementia; this group represents the general population. the increase in risk of dementia for post-hysterectomy women is 8%.
this video currently has 1.5M likes. female socialization is devastating. and when you look at the comments, it gets worse.
and not only that, women who don’t wear makeup and are proud not to get called pick mes in the comments of the video and all over TikTok. once again, being a pick me means being a part of a marginalized group and betraying the interests of your class (women) for the approval and validation of the oppressor class (men). not wearing makeup, rejecting beauty culture in no way gains male approval or validation. these women do not realize that by insulting other women for not wearing makeup or not wearing it in a way that looks good, they are upholding and supporting misogyny. it’s so fucking sad.
These books should help you learn exactly what some of the tenets of Radical Feminism are, as well as give you an exact explanation for some of the things you feel but can't really name/place a reason for. I found these helpful so I am sharing them to you <3
I made a post about this yesterday, and I didn’t expect to get this much done so quickly, but I’ve made a google docs document with as many sourced radical feminist arguments as I can find. I’m going to keep updating it as I come across more, but I’ve added quite a lot already so I figured I’d share the link now, so here it is: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-i6zYkIbnHqljJ6kw0aIlJu3qX_fsRSl6GOgnB1knbQ/edit
I went through all of the links to make sure they worked, but I might have missed some so if anyone finds any broken links, please let me know and I can find a replacement for it. Also, if you know of any posts you think should be added to this, you can add the link under this post or tag me in the post so that I can add it in.
how is this under any context funny or acceptable? this is so out of line. she didn’t even necessarily express an insecurity or desire for a boob job, he just felt the need to assume that. and the fact that videos like these draw girls who have insecurities about their chest size to them, just for the top comment to be from a plastic surgeon promoting breast augmentation. the fact that plastic surgeons have massive platforms like these all over social media and are endlessly promoted by women to young girls is sickening and borderline dystopian. fuck this.
there is really nothing "artistic" about putting foundation on your face to even out your skin tone, concealer under your eyes to hide your natural colouring, black gunk on your eyelashes to make them look longer, etc. and you cannot convince me there is anything creative about trying to make yourself look the exact same as anyone else. if you want to put bright red glitter on your eyelids that's your business but we all know that very few people are doing extravagant makeup looks on a daily basis. the vast majority of makeup is about ridding yourself of all imperfections and looking the same as everyone else, often at the expense of your skin, eyes, money, and time.
makeup is fundamentally about preying on women's insecurities and convincing us that our natural faces are not good enough. why don't the vast majority of men want to participate in this fun artistic practice? why are their bare faces considered acceptable at formal events, job interviews, workplaces, auditions, etc.? there is something inherently demeaning about the fact that an entire sex is expected to paint their faces to be deemed societally acceptable. men have convinced us that our natural faces are too ugly and offensive to be seen without a coat of paint on. it is insulting, demeaning, and the furthest possible thing from empowering.
and the other thing is that wearing makeup does not exist in a vacuum. when you buy another $50 foundation, you are lining the pockets of men who have built careers of off women's insecurities. when you fret about "putting on your face" before leaving the house, your daughters, nieces, cousins, friends, etc. all see that and internalize those messages as well. they are learning that their faces are also too offensive to be seen in public, and they will in turn teach that message to the women in their lives.
the rise of social media is the biggest evidence of this: for the first time, girls as young as 10 and 11 are buying and wearing makeup to school. and not only are they wearing makeup, they are GOOD at makeup. they have barely hit puberty but they've internalized everything they see online that tells them their bare faces are not good enough.
i'm tired of pretending this isn't insulting. our looks are not the most important thing women have to offer.
is it just me or is it not a coincidence that i happen to be a teenage girl and my “for you page” on tiktok is flooded with sugar baby/stripper/only fans/plastic surgery promotion videos? is it a coincidence that i am a teenage girl and i have gotten a spotify advertisement to work at my local twin peaks upwards of ten times over a month? i feel like it would be naive to believe teenage girls are not being targeted by a specific algorithm.
is it a coincidence when spotify knows my most listened to artists are taylor swift and olivia rodrigo, or that i just listened to the “teen beats” playlist? is it a coincidence when social media apps are collecting my data from around the web, knowing i’ve been googling colleges and financial aid and all of a sudden i’m bombarded with “how to start an onlyfans” content? is it a coincidence that after i googled images of women with hairy legs to put in a twitter thread that i opened instagram and the first thing i see is ads for razors and when i scroll further, for at-home waxing strips? is any of this a coincidence? i don’t think so.
I think trans women pretending to get cramps might be the thing that irritates me the most.
“My body thinks it’s a woman now so it just says here you should be in pain once a month.”
Are you fucking dumb? Do you truly have NO understanding of how the reproductive system works? I shouldn’t be surprised, most men don’t.
It’s the most over simplified, bullshit stereotype. Women don’t just get random pains in our stomach as a result of estrogen. Our uterus contracts to expel the thickened uterine lining it prepared in case of pregnancy. When we don’t get pregnant, the body determines it doesn’t need that extra uterine lining and it contracts to expel it, that’s why you don’t get a period when you’re pregnant.
Men don’t have uteruses. Men don’t get period cramps. If you’re experiencing stomach pain as a result of your hormones, that’s a side effect of the medicine you’re on. You didn’t grow a uterus. The estrogen didn’t give you a period.
Stop trivializing women’s experiences. Shut the fuck up.
every modern pop feminism idea can be explained by this one chimamanda meme though?
queer theory? sex work is work? bdsm and hardcore kink as feminist acts? twaw? the idea of makeup being empowering? bimbo feminism? girl brain and boy brain? choice feminism? men can be vulnerable babies let them cry uwu? rape didn't exist in indigenous cultures before colonial influence? fgm affects men too because a penis can be a female organ and fgm = circumcision?