Hi there I’m a bisexual and muslim woman of color so mistreatment of minorities is an issue very close to me. I’m also a big ass marvel fan so here’s the rest of the post:
Shout-out to Steve Rogers who in some world is fighting for my acceptance and my rights as a minority in many senses. Somewhere Captain America is fighting for me by fighting for women’s rights, LGBT rights, the acceptance of Muslims in the US, and against white privelege. Now I know it’s not ideal to have a white male be the hero in this situation, but he’d be the one protecting the protesters from being hurt by police and honestly, if that’s getting done then who fucking cares if it’s a white dude if he’s helping that much and making such a difference. It’s a comfort to think about a world where I’d have that. I can’t help but wonder what things would be like if he were in the real world and what he’d do about everything going on. Such a shame he isn’t here. Guess we have to be our own heros and each other’s heros. Be safe everyone.
ok guys, lets get real here.
There’s so much around us about how women are equal to men and women’s rights and how gender doesn’t matter.
But there are still things that are engendered into things.
A couple of days ago, i was driving around a neighborhood in my classic 67 falcon, talking to my friend. We were just going through, not really stopping anywhere, and i knew i had to turn around sooner or later. i had to take that goddamn dreaded turn-around in a person’s driveway. So i pulled up and was just about to shift it into reverse when a couple of girls spin around the corner, freezing when they saw me in the car.
It wasn’t only that i was a stranger, in a strange car, in their familiar driveway. I was a girl. I was a female in this obviously old car. I was in this unknown territory for them. And their faces made me simultaneously made me want to cry and smile at the same time.
This infringement that they had never encountered before set them into this shock. A girl in what looks like one of those hotwheels cars my brother has? But cars are for boys….
There are still things that are “purely” for each gender. I can’t tell you how many teenage boys have come up next to me in my car, looked over, and was surprised to see the opposite sex speeding away.
We need to break these barriers down.
Cars aren’t just for boys.
- To be fond of someone means to be a fool for someone. The word “fond” etymologically means “fool”. Thus in love we are very foolish.
Anyway the wind blows
And then you’ll be fire.
You’ll be wild and gentle
You’ll be sexy and soft.
You’ll be reckless and generous.
You’ll be wife and scientist.
You’ll be mother and boss.
You’ll be daughter and doctor.
You’ll be sister and manager.
You’ll be woman.
Melenin Is Beautiful
I cannot stress this enough!
We need to STOP saying girls having to wear makeup to feel like a women and then calling her an attention wh*re when she wears “too much”.
We need to STOP telling girls how to dress, telling her to to dress like a women, but the moment she wears a mini skirt you call her a slut.
We need to STOP telling girls after they’ve been assulted that her clothing choice or amount of makeup she wears affects the validity of her situation.
We need to STOP telling girls they need a slim body and an ass to feel loved.
Girls are not just a pretty face. They are capable of anything a man is. If they are ever harassed they are not the ones at fault.
We need to STOP telling guys that they will only feel loved if they hide their emotions. Boys can cry, it doesn’t make them weak, if anything it makes them stronger.
We need to STOP telling guys they need facial hair or a slim body with abs to even be considered a man.
We need to STOP telling guys that they are the problem, there are select guys who are going to be that way but not all men are the problem, some are victims themselves.
We need to STOP telling guys that they are incapable of being harrassed just because they’re a man. Don’t tell a man that they can’t be depressed or that they can’t have an eating disorder or feel insecure.
Just because they’re a man it doesn’t mean their struggles are any less valid than a woman’s.
Both men and women are judged and mistreated in today’s society. As much as I wish to change that I am one voice among billions. Reblog this post so more people can see this!