ONE THING YOU SHOULD NEVER CALL AN ATTRACTIVE WOMAN
There are many ways to kindly and respectfully compliment the way a woman looks. But one descriptor that should be left out of such comments? “Exotic.”
Cristen Conger of the How Stuff Works podcast, Stuff Mom Never Told You, takes on the topic of “exotic” beauty.
I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game
“Is it ever the right choice?
Does the devil ever struggle to be good again, or if so is he not a devil?”
“1. Because a woman brought into this world will inevitably be given pepper spray “just in case.” 2. Because by sixteen, a young girl knows how to avoid being sexually assaulted, while a boy of the same age does not fear sexual assault in the slightest. 3. Because a girl who mocks men is a bitch, and a boy who mocks women is joking. 4. Because a girl who has sex is a slut, and a boy who has sex is a man. 5. Because in a murder, the killer is at fault, but the blame of rape is often put on the victim. 6. Because we teach girls how not to get rapped instead of teaching anyone simply not to rape. 7. Because a woman should put more clothes on if her outfit makes a man uncomfortable, because his self control is her responsibility. 8. Because feminists just need to chill out. 9. Because a 22 year old sex-obsessed virgin can murder 7 people, and the problem is that someone should’ve just slept with him. 10. Because not all men are predators, but yes, all women are prey. There’s a fucking womanifesto for you.”
— (via floralfilm)
“”My response to the “I am not a feminist” internet phenomenon…. First of all, it’s clear you don’t know what feminism is. But I’m not going to explain it to you. You can google it. To quote an old friend, “I’m not the feminist babysitter.” But here is what I think you should know. You’re insulting every woman who was forcibly restrained in a jail cell with a feeding tube down her throat for your right to vote, less than 100 years ago. You’re degrading every woman who has accessed a rape crisis center, which wouldn’t exist without the feminist movement. You’re undermining every woman who fought to make marital rape a crime (it was legal until 1993). You’re spitting on the legacy of every woman who fought for women to be allowed to own property (1848). For the abolition of slavery and the rise of the labor union. For the right to divorce. For women to be allowed to have access to birth control (Comstock laws). For middle and upper class women to be allowed to work outside the home (poor women have always worked outside the home). To make domestic violence a crime in the US (It is very much legal in many parts of the world). To make workplace sexual harassment a crime. In short, you know not what you speak of. You reap the rewards of these women’s sacrifices every day of your life. When you grin with your cutsey sign about how you’re not a feminist, you ignorantly spit on the sacred struggle of the past 200 years. You bite the hand that has fed you freedom, safety, and a voice. In short, kiss my ass, you ignorant little jerks.””
— Libby Anne (via newwavenova)
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