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If you claim to be a feminist and you shame girls for wanting to do traditional things like take their husband’s last name or be a house wife then you are doing it all completely wrong.

Feminism isn’t an elite group who defeats gender norms, it’s a group who accepts ALL women’s choices.

Today in my sex-ed class, we talked about feminism, and the lgtbqa community and I discovered some pretty interesting things.

For every 3 people who defended equal rights, 2 people said that they would abandon a friend if he was gay.

For every 2 feminists, 5 defended rape culture.

I spent all day listening to predjudice, and slut shaming, and I got a little worked up.

I spent all day hearing that feminism was equal to fat shaming.

That if she didn’t want to be raped, she shouldn’t have worn that outfit.

Half the people who said things like this were girls.

Just because you don’t feel opression, doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

“It’s a right. Feminism, to me, is standing up for everything that someone else has already done for you. My mom has overcome so much in her life. She makes me want to stand up for myself. Stand up to the studio heads who try to tell me that I can’t have blonde hair; they want brown hair. Or I need bigger boobs, or I need to work out. Or I’m too skinny, so, like, ‘Eat a cheeseburger.’ I stand up for myself every day of my life. I grew up in a family of four boys. I’m, like, a born feminist. I’ve been a feminist since I was four years old.”

Chloe Grace Moretz for Allure magazine (Sep, 2014)

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Here’s a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google’s autocomplete feature. Campaign creator Christopher Hunt, head of art for Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, offers this summary: “This campaign uses the world’s most popular search engine (Google) to show how gender inequality is a worldwide problem. The adverts show the results of genuine searches, highlighting popular opinions across the world wide web.” Each ad’s fine print says “actual Google search on 09/03/13.” While Google users in different countries are likely to get different results, a quick test shows that several of these suggested terms definitely come up in U.S. searches. Since it’s creation, autocomplete has become a popular device for social debate and even inspired a recent epic visual from xkcd, but these ads definitely do a stellar job driving home the daunting fact that so many people around the world share these vile opinions, Google has come to expect them. Check out all the design versions after the jump. Via Design Taxi.

I want to print these out on large pieces of paper and hang them everywhere.

The thing I hate  most about people trying to turn Feminism into Equalism and #BlackLivesMatter into #AllLivesMatter, is the idea that THIS is somehow leveling things out. That movements focusing solely on marginalized groups is somehow racist or selfish. It completely ignores the fact that women and black people have been treated unfairly since the beginning of time, and these movements were made as a response to that. But anytime people want to talk about women’s rights or black rights people love screaming “IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT YOU GUYS!!”. News Flash: We know it’s not just about us. Our  society constantly proves that it’s hardly EVER about us. And if you don’t see how  trying to “equal” out things that weren’t equal from the start is problematic, then fuck you.

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This is What Everyday Sexism Feels Like…to a Man

What does a day in the life of a woman look like? Maybe it’s easier to see if the woman is a man. Oppressed Majority is a French short by Éléonore Pourriat uses role reversals to shine a new light on the micro-aggressions and macro-aggressions that are an all-too-common part of the female experience. The result is more thought-provoking than laugh-inducing.

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me talking about privilege!!!!!! my attempt at privilege 101