i need feminism

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WE HAVE ALL BEEN LIED TO

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Do not smile back at strange men.
Keep your head down,
eyes on the ground in front of you.
Work your mouth into a straight line
that screams “no.”
Make sure your skirt reaches the knees
and your top fully covers the breasts.
Do not saunter.
Do not giggle.
Avoid dark corners.
Replay what you learned in your self-defense class.
Pepper spray fits nicely in a girl’s purse.
Keep your keys in-between your fingers,
so you are ready to open your door
or stab anybody who sneaks up behind you.
Walk quickly to avoid the second happening first.
And above all,
do not ask why you are taught
to take all of these precautions
when a man does not learn
the meaning of
“stop.”
—  So, You Want To Walk Home Alone Tonight? | Lora Mathis

I need feminism
because whilst growing up,
I was told feminism meant;
you despised men,
couldn’t shave,
did not wear a bra.
that feminists were “unladylike”
that you weren’t a “real” feminist if you shaved
and decorated your face with make up
I need feminism
because I don’t believe in stereotypes
Or discrimination
I believe in equality.

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As you can see, @YungRajee on twitter is a sexist douchebag. I found out about him because of this post that has been circulating tumblr.

He has almost 20k followers.

So I made a response to some of the disgusting things he has tweeted (that’s me saying “fuck you”), and here’s the reaction I got. He re-posted my icon photo with a caption telling me to shave & calling me a bitch, which has now gotten over 300 retweets, and I’ve received dozens of tweets telling me to shave and that I’m disgusting.

I do not deserve this bullshit for calling out someone who says horrible things. I do not deserve to be called “disgusting” and a “whore” because I choose not to shave. I do not deserve to be attacked like that.

This is why I need feminism.

I need feminism because when a told a boy that my dream car was a 68 Mustang, he said, “Women can’t drive muscle cars.”

I need feminism because when I’m with a group of guys and I offer my opinion about something, 9/10 times one of them will tell me to shut up and make him a sandwich.

I need feminism because when a girl in my class got sexually assaulted at a college party and ALMOST BEATEN TO DEATH, people blamed her because she was drunk.

I need feminism because when my friend was raped, he thought it was his fault because he was scantily clad.

I need feminism because tv sitcoms only portray women as objects who’s sole purpose is to get drunk and offer sexual pleasure.

I need feminism because when people think of the word “feminist” or “feminism”, they still imagine hairy women burning bras and hating men.

I need feminism because almost every piece of literature I read in high school was written by a middle aged white man. This isn’t to say that those works were poorly written, but that there’s no diversity in the literary caste.

I need feminism because people think that if a there were a female president, she’d launch us into a nuclear holocaust because she’s menstruating and PMSing.

I need feminism because google defines “rapist” as “a man who commits rape”.

I need feminism because when I get a job, I want to be payed just as much as the man who has the same job as me.

I need feminism because our congress (which consists primarily of middle aged men) has spent more than 40 years trying to decide whether or not a woman’s right to choose should be granted.

I need feminism because this is such common sense and taken thousands of years for us to realize this.

I need feminism because there are so many other issues in this topic I could go on about, but I’m just too pissed off