As long as I can’t watch an episode of a popular sitcom without having to sit through multiple sexist comments or “jokes”, I am a feminist.
As long as women have to face the rational fear of being sexually assaulted every time they walk home past dark while men don’t, I am a feminist.
As long as misogyny exists in any country in this world, I am a feminist.
As long as women are being raped, then stoned to death or forced to marry their rapist, I am a feminist.
As long as companies promote men to manager when there are women who are equally as or better qualified, because they find that men look more authoritative, I am a feminist.
As long as women (her choice of clothes, her friendly nature, her weakness, her choice to drink alcohol) get blamed when men rape them, I am a feminist.
As long women’s opinions on online social networks are dismissed with phrases like “tits or gtfo”, “get back to the kitchen”, “are you pms’ing?”, I am a feminist.
As long as dressing like a women is degrading for men and as long as men are insulted with phrases like “you throw like a woman”, clearly implying that being like a woman is shameful, I am a feminist.
As long as both men are women are expected to work, but taking care of children and the household are still largely considered a woman’s job, I am a feminist.
As long as boys and girls are treated differently, expected to act differently, and surrounded by different toys and colours from the day they are born, I am a feminist.
As long as topless women aren’t allowed in public unless they’re on the cover of a men’s magazine, I am a feminist.
As long as women who have sex frequently are generally told they are “sluts”, “lacking self-respect” and “lacking morals” by both men and women, while men who frequently have sex are “just being men” and it’s “natural for them”, I am a feminist.
As long as there are places where women have to pay more for health insurance than men, I am a feminist.
As long as men experience situations with equal gender representation as female-dominated, and don’t consider a group discussion equal unless there are significantly more men then women participants (as has been proven), I am a feminist.
As long as there are men who think it’s their wife or girlfriend’s duty to have sex with him whenever he wants, I am a feminist.
As long as the word feminism (“the movement aimed at equal rights for women”) has a negative connotation, I am a feminist.
As long as misogynist people exist, I am a feminist."
I just wanna add that no matter what, as long as I believe that woman deserve to be treated the same as men in all facets of society, I am feminist.
Recently started stalking the zukka tag after rewatching ATLA, and I have found plenty of wonderful fic but I’m itching for a massive epic fic. that is hopefully finished (I love Amber, but it hasn’t been updated for a while.)
So can I please have some fic recs sent my way?
If you post fanfiction PLEASE put the text under a “read more” break, otherwise you’re unnecessarily clogging the Nivanfield tag. Please and thank you.
WARNING: I AM NOTORIOUSLY LONGWINDED.
I just had a very interesting conversation with a fellow comic fan.
I brought up the Hawkeye Initiative with him and he already knew exactly what it was. We ended up having a very heated discussion about the issues the Initiative addresses, the merits of the Initiative itself, and most importantly what exactly the Initiative and its contributors are hoping to achieve by bringing up the issue of the disproportionately sexualized depiction of women in comics.
He does not agree with the Initiative, because he considers it lazy activism. He argues that it addresses these issues in a (certainly) hilarious manner, but ultimately no matter how much people contribute and how much exposure it gets, the Hawkeye Initiative does not address a fundamental issue: that comics full of sexist visual depictions of women continue to SELL.
He makes what I consider a valid point: That ultimately the comics we love are owned by COMPANIES, that will put out products that sell and continue to make them profit. Obviously putting women in ludicrous outfits and lurid poses for the male gaze is doing pretty well for them financially, because they continue doing it. Maybe the secret to making it stop lies in that.
So my questions to the Hawkeye Initiative followers and contributors out there are this:
a moment of silence for the poor people staying at the hotel where anime conventions are held who have no idea what the fuck is going on
I was at a Con one year where a wedding was happening in the Ballroom across the Hall. They must have the greatest wedding album ever.