"Girl Scouts promote lesbianism and abortion!"
Yes why do you think I bought 15 boxes of thin mints.
Yes, but Girl Scout shouldn’t be a thing, it should just be Scouting of America!!
Girls Scouts became a thing because guys could not and still cannot handle women in their troops defend the girl scouts to the fucking death because we aren’t equal and taking away safe spaces for young girls won’t achieve that either
Most girls are relentlessly told that we will be treated how we demand to be treated. If we want respect, we must respect ourselves.
This does three things. Firstly, it gets men off the hook for being held accountable for how they treat women. And secondly, it makes women feel that the mistreatment and sometimes outright violence they face due to their gender is primarily their fault. And thirdly, it positions women to be unable to speak out against sexism because we are made to believe any sexism we experience would not have happened if we had done something differently.
I cannot demand a man to respect me. No more than I can demand that anybody do anything. I can ask men to be nice to me. But chances are if I even have to ask he does not care to be nice. I can express displeasure when I’m not being respected. But that doesn’t solve the issue that I was disrespected in the first place.
I can choose to not deal with a man once he proves to be disrespectful and/or sexist. But even that does not solve the initial problem of the fact that I had to experience being disrespected in the first place.
As a young girl, I wish that instead of being told that I needed to demand respect from men that I had been told that when I am not respected by men that it’s his fault and not mine. But that would require that we quit having numerous arbitrary standards for what it means to be a “respectable” woman. It would mean that I am not judged as deserving violence based on how I speak, what I wear, what I do, and who I am.
excerpt from “FYI, I Cannot “Demand” Respect From Men so Stop Telling Me That!" @ One Black Girl. Many Words. (via fajazo)
We need to start teaching all young boys to be accountable. We’ve failed our young boys and girls for too long.
I spent this morning at my new job/ scholarship/ working agreement thing, photographing for the marketing department of an all girls private school here in Brisbane. The kind of school I dreamt of attending when I was younger, though I knew that any and all private sector options were closed to me and my family. But at least public school was an option.
The school I am working with has tuition set at between $13-19 000 depending on your study year. And that is without levies and uniforms.
There are nearly 66 million girls around the world out of school. Low and middle income countries continue not to invest in girls, and are estimated to be losing around 90 billion dollars a year collectively. The changes an educated girl or woman can make to her family, village, or country, are well documented.
So while I might be reflecting on the choices available to families in Australia, I am incredibly grateful. It’s International Women’s Day, and I know in my heart (and it hurts) that there are millions of girls out there who- just as I did as a child- just want to learn. Who just want opportunities, and enrichment, and an expansion of their worlds. Every child deserves that much.
Happy International Women’s Day!!!
In solidarity, please take a moment to think back on the struggles of the past and how far we have come, and more importantly, look ahead to a time when the untapped potential of women globally and nationally can be fully realised. Equal and fair opportunities for all!
HAVE Y’ALL FUCKING SEEN THISBasically a lap dancing bar omg love it.
I’m super excited; 3 out this of the 10 of us doing Photography Honours full-time this year are working on female sexuality, and from very feminist platforms, but all in totally different ways. Sexuality in the body, interpersonal sexuality and issues with representation, and the way that WOC are fetishised. EXCITING.
And then there’s this young woman doing it part time, who has said she wants to explore that fact that the media only portrays one kind of woman- the ‘sexy’ stereotype- and how that is a good thing. She said it is ‘our gift as women’ to be sexy for men. And all our lecturer could say was ‘it will be interesting to see what research you do for that; it’s obviously a personal thing for you’. I’m morbidly intrigued.
All in, i’d say that 1st week was overwhelming and also full of promise. Yay!
Pros and cons of boys:
- Con: They’re dicks
- Pro: Their dicks
Is it true that straight boys eat footballs for breakfast
yeah everyday, the leather makes them feel more secure about their inability to satisfy women
"men don’t ever face sexism."
wow gee i’m sorry that this joke reduced your pay and made you way more at risk of sexual assault because men face sexism
*grabs my own ass* nice