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%.
girls on tik tok saying they want hysterectomies because “no periods and no kids!!” is going to be the reason I snap istg. your uterus is a whole fucking organ and removing it can cause intestinal prolapse, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic floor collapse, and chronic pain from scar tissue. hysterectomies should be an absolute last resort as a treatment for severe medical conditions. the way women’s bodies are treated under patriarchy and the lack of education about female anatomy has resulted in teenage girls joking about removing their organs. this isn’t ok.
this generation has really classified middle-aged women as either “milfs” or “karens” and they think they’re LESS misogynistic than older generations. it’s the same old shit, except now they’re all calling themselves feminists.
how on earth can you say you’re attracted to women if you’re not attracted to our most basic, unaltered form? how are you attracted to women if what you like most about us is smooth skin, lipstick, long hair and nails? people are still able to find the grungiest, hairiest, sweatiest men attractive, but the instant a woman stops altering herself and exists in her natural state, she’s disgusting? men have never loved women.
Maybe this is a dumb comparison but when women say "I don't have a gender identity, I don't believe in gender" a lot of genderists will say "oh so you're agender", and it reminds me of when Christians tell atheists "oh so you worship Satan"... like, they just can't imagine someone being outside of their particular belief system altogether.
The comments under this tweet are 99% men saying "well its her fault she got pregnant :) teenagers should abstain from sex" without taking into account the fact that a man was definitely involved in the process but apparently men are allowed to be exempted from the responsibility of preventing pregnancy
the strongest, kindest, most awe-inspiring people i know are middle-aged women, so i will never understand the blind hatred that our society has for them. the amount of vitriol towards middle-aged women, the amount of disregard and dehumanization, even from young women. like... that’s going to be us one day!! calling every woman over 30 an evil karen bitch for daring to have an opinion isn’t going to spare you from the same misogynistic vitriol as soon as you dare step out of line. stop projecting your unresolved issues with your mother onto random women, and no, tacking “white” or “cis” or “privileged” onto your vitriol doesn’t make it any less misogynistic. and when that’s inevitably you in 20 years, you’re going to wish you had talked to middle aged women, listened to them, learned from them, and saw them as people.
I refuse to be ashamed of letting my body hair be visible. Someone says "you don't shave your legs?!" I say "Of course not." Especially if a man says it to me. I'd say "Why, do you?" Fuck that. I will not pretend it's my problem to exist in my natural state. I will make sure people know they're the ones in the wrong for trying to make me change.
it’s always bothered me how rape is compared to stealing an object instead of like... torture. I’ve seen people try to explain rape as “even if the front door of the house is open you still shouldn’t go in and steal the tv” but theft is nothing like rape. rape is terrorism. rape is torture.