Hey. I have a question that has troubled me for a while now. I am a firm believer and communicator of the feminist movement and ideals. I believe that women are not defined by the clothes they were, their skin color, their sexual orientation, their gender expression or the genitals they were born with. But when discussing this with friends and strangers alike, ultimately the same question raises, "then, what is it that defines a woman?" I never know how to answer it. Do you think you could help?
I mean I think the compulsion or need to put a definition on something as fluid and ambiguous as gender is part of the problem to begin with
Jennifer Lee has become the first female director to see one of her films surpass $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Her feature-length animated film, “Frozen,” which she co-directed with Chris Buck, is only the second animated film to reach the mark and was 2013’s third-highest-performing film.
“Femininity in general is seen as frivolous. People often say feminine people are doing “the most”, meaning that to don a dress, heels, lipstick, and big hair is artifice, fake, and a distraction. But I knew even as a teenager that my femininity was more than just adornments; they were extensions of me, enabling me to express myself and my identity. My body, my clothes, and my makeup are on purpose, just as I am on purpose.”—Janet Mock, Redefining Realness
I saw your recent post that mentions you'll be at TCAF - I am attending too, and I would love to meet up with you! Will you be exhibiting?
I won’t be tabling because, if I can get real here, the tabling application deadline went by while I was not in a happy place and was staying away from the internet. I felt like a pretty big dip once all my friends were announcing their tables, but! That’s how it goes.
I will still be there, wandering around, and tweeting about it so if people wanna find me they can ♡
“People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. ‘Oh, women do that’ and ‘Oh, men do that’ and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are.”—Laverne Cox
“But your best friend is still your best friend. Even from half a world away. Distance can’t sever that connection. Best friends are the kind of people who can survive anything. And when best friends see each other again, after being separated by half a world and more miles than you think you can bear, you pick up right where you left off. After all, that’s what best friends do.”—(via lostwiththewolves)
Unconsciously, I had these feelings even before I came
here. Once when I was spending the night at Jacque's, I could
no longer restrain my curiosity about her body, which she'd
always hidden from me and which I'd never seen. I asked her
whether, as proof of our friendiship, we could touch each
other's breasts. Jacque refused.
I also had a terrible desire to kiss her, which I did.
Every time I see a female nude, such as the Venus in my art
history book, I go into ecstasy. Sometimes I find them so
exquisite I have to struggle to hold back my tears. If only I
had a girlfriend!"
“(TW: RAPE) If a woman has (the right to abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases) result in anyone’s death.”—A Republican elected official in Maine actually said this. But what war on women?
A dude friend demanded I "name one" female superhero who could head her own movie. I gave him a list. He said he hadn't heard of any, so they couldn't be A-listers. I said Captain Marvel, Black Widow, She-Hulk are solo titles. He said they still "couldn't handle" a solo movie. I gave up. (btw he also made several factual errors that, if he'd been a girl, the other dudes would've crucified him for, but they didn't say anything.) What are we supposed to do?
Kill him and eat him in front of the others. It’s the only way they learn.
Hey, longtime fan here. Question for you - do you use Pinterest? It's not usually my thing but I LOVE your style/sense of decor/etc. and would love to see a Pinterest board of everything that inspires you.
I sure do! Although I’m a pretty casual user, I mostly just flick through before I go to sleep every night.
I hate how in the show of Game of Thrones they portray the more masculine women as misogynistic, particularly Arya ‘Other girls are stupid’, Brienne ‘you sound like a bloody woman’ and Asha using the word ‘cunt’.
Despite the fact that in the books all these girls adore women, they idolise them and are angry about the way women are treated and Asha condemns men’s use of the word cunt
Like the men who created the show seem to not be able to fathom that masculine =/= misogyny and that women can be butch and not hate feminine girls