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I am a feminist.

Feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies that share a common goal: to define, establish, and achieve equal political, economic, cultural, personal, and social rights for women. This includes seeking to establish equal opportunities for women in education and employment. A feminist advocates or supports the rights and equality of women.

Feminist movements have campaigned and continue to campaign for women’s rights, including the right to vote, to hold public office, to work, to fair wages or equal pay, to own property, to education, to enter contracts, to have equal rights within marriage, and to have maternity leave. Feminists have also worked to promote bodily autonomy and integrity, and to protect women and girls from rape, sexual harassment, and domestic violence.

Feminist campaigns are generally considered to be the main force behind major historical societal changes, particularly in the West, where they are near-universally credited with having achieved women’s suffrage, gender neutrality in English, equal pay for women, reproductive rights for women (including access to contraceptives and abortion), and the right to enter into contracts and own property. Although feminist advocacy is and has been mainly focused on women’s rights, some feminists, including bell hooks, argue for the inclusion of men’s liberation within its aims because men are also harmed by traditional gender roles.

Feminist theory, which emerged from feminist movements, aims to understand the nature of gender inequality by examining women’s social roles and lived experience; it has developed theories in a variety of disciplines in order to respond to issues such as the social construction of sex and gender. Some forms of feminism have been criticized for taking into account only white, middle-class, educated perspectives. This led to the creation of ethnically specific or multiculturalist forms of feminism.

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I am a feminist. I believe women and men should be treated equally. I believe that anyone, especially women, who say they are anti-feminist, probably don’t know what the word means.

Example 1) 

“I don’t need Feminism because although I was raped by a man, I don’t hate men. I’m a survivor, not a victim.” (cite: https://www.facebook.com/WomenAgainstFeminism )

A fine example of someone who doesn’t know what feminism means. 

Feminism: (fem·i·nism) [feməˌnizəm]  // noun // the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

Let me just bold that last part.

EQUALITY TO MEN.

Feminism isn’t hating on men. Some men are feminists too. Feminism is about EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL GENDERS.

Example 2)

THAT’S NOT WHAT FEMINISM IS. IT ISN’T BLAMING MEN FOR YOUR POOR DECISIONS. IF YOU GAVE CONSENT TO DO THESE  “UNJUSTIFIABLE, SLUTTY ACTIONS,” THEN IT’S YOUR OWN DAMN FAULT. FEMINISM IS EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL GENDERS.

Example 3)

Congratulations. But what about the men if OTHER WOMEN’S lives who DON’T care or respect them? Yes, we’re all aware they exist. Feminism doesn’t mean that women automatically think men are pigs. FEMINISM IS EQUAL RIGHTS.

Guys can walk around topless. It’s applauded when they do. But if a woman dares to wear a shirt that shows her bra strap or her belly button, she’s a slut, a whore, and frowned upon by society. Now. Let’s break some feminism myths.

Myth 1) “All feminists are ugly.”

  • Taylor Swift
  • Beyonce
  • Emma Watson
  • Lena Dunham
  • Amy Poehler
  • Tina Fey
  • Ellen Page
  • Keira Knightley

(They’re all girls for a reason, I wanted to save some for myth number two)

Myth 2) “Guys can’t be feminists.”

  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • John Legend
  • Seth Meyers
  • Louis C.K.
  • Prince Harry
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Andy Samberg
  • Ben Stiller
  • Will Smith
  • Richard Sherman
  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Antonio Banderas
  • President Barack Obama

Myth 3) “Feminism is hating men.”

NO. IT’S. NOT.

Feminism: (fem·i·nism) [feməˌnizəm]  // noun // the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

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Okay, I think I’m done here. I know I’m going to lose followers for this, but I don’t care. 

I. AM. A. FEMINIST.

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                                    10,000 SIGNATURES

When I tweeted director John Krokidas back at the end of February to ask about Young Americans ever getting made and he suggested to get a petition with 10,000 signatures I never thought we’d actually succeed.

In less than 2 months, with the help from so many wonderful people campaigning their butts off to get us here, we’ve crossed the finish line before our originally set deadline of May. When John messaged me on April 15th with news we realized we needed to get to 10,000 ASAP and you all moved into high gear and got 3,000 signatures in 3 days. That’s unbelievable, and it really shows me and Hollywood just what fans can do when they want something.

I want to give special thanks to Aina (dehaanradcliffe) for doing so much for this petition, including creating the youngamericansmovie tumblr account. I want to thank everyone in the Young Americans Squad. I want to thank everyone who reblogged our posts about signature goals every other night and who never unfollowed us despite how annoying I’m sure we were. Thank you to everyone. You’re all the best!

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A massive thank you to everyone who signed, boosted/reblogged, & asked their friends, family and coworkers to sign this petition! We just gave “Young Americans” a much better chance! Time to celebrate!!! See you on on twitter we’ll be tweeting John :D

We’ll be here to update you on any new development! 

(Thank you to the YoungAmericansSquad! We rock YAS!!)

P.S. You can still sign if you haven’t! It’s definitely better to have extra signatures! Be the last person to comment or something :p

Ever Notice Certain Lines Are Super Weird And/Or Random Out Of Context?

Here Are 10 Examples:

Fudge is not a monetary system though. (Yes I understand Fudge is a person, but you wouldn’t gather that without context.)

  • Lily Evans:what's that big black thing in the water?
  • Sirius Black:oh it's probably just Remus
  • James Potter:
  • Remus Lupin:*walks up behind them* what's that?
  • Sirius Black:
  • James Potter:
  • Sirius Black:
  • James Potter:shit