girls who get education

Things to watch for study inspiration/motivation! UPDATED

→ Movies

• Master of Study- (TV show) Students work extremely hard to get into top uni

 Middle School Student A - Girl is top of her class trying to get into uni

• Legally Blonde - Girl who gets into Harvard Law and studies hard

• An Education - Girl studies hard to get into Oxford

• Homeless to Harvard - Homeless girl studies and works job to get into Harvard (you’re getting the picture)

• The History Boys - Boys study hard to get into Oxford

• Whisper of the Heart - Girl studies for highschool and writes a book

• Harry Potter - Hermione.

• The House Bunny (it works for me ;D) - Sorority geeks and studying

• Educating Rita - woman starts university and works hard

• The Imitation Game - Genius man who builds a machine + Benedict Cumberbatch
→ Youtube

• Thomas Frank -

• Lilylikecom Law vlogs -

• Chenling Shi (this girl is a powerhouse of studying)

→ Anime

• Ouran High School Host Club - seriously this helped me get straight A’s at Alevels

• Sakurasou no Pet - a group of genius students working really hard

• Love Hina - about students studying to get into Tokyo uni

• My Little Monster - girl who spends all her time studying to get highest grades

• Deathnote - weird one but, Light does work hard in school and cram school

• SoniAi - Supersonico, works hard in job and in school  

• Uta no Prince Sama - everyone works hard, especially the main girl 

• Princess Tutu - hard working ballet dancer at dance school

I hope this is helpful to someone! All of these titles all helped me to get better grades through inspiration. I might update if I think of any more. 

my hands are shaking, too - tumblr callout culture

My hands are shaking; I can feel my heart throbbing against my ribs. I am sitting here holding my breath and trying to relax because I am scared of Tumblr.

Specifically, I’m afraid of tumblr’s alarmist callout culture.  I’m scared because as a website, Tumblr doesn’t encourage its members to bother to look up the facts of a situation, or to give anyone the benefit of the doubt.  Tumblr is a ‘write the furious reactionary callout post first, gather facts later’ blogging site, and it’s genuinely scary to see.

Today a post* crossed my dash about a mafia AU fic written in the Agent Carter fandom.  The post was written by someone who declared themselves to be shaking and crying even as they wrote.  They were deeply upset by the summary of a fic on AO3 which in some way mentioned the Cosa Nostra, and wrote up a lengthy, strongly-worded post with referenced links demonstrating why the Cosa Nostra is alive, horrible, and not to be written about lightly.

I say ‘in some way’ because I have no idea what context the mafia was mentioned in.  I don’t know if it was well-written, thoughtful, considerate, problematic, uneducated, or otherwise.  I don’t know if the context of the fic were a thoughtful dissection of the Cosa Nostra, or if it was a gross cultural appropriation.  The fic, which was linked in the post, has been removed from AO3.

The callout post indicated that the person who wrote it did not read the fic in question - and who can blame them? The Cosa Nostra is clearly a very upsetting subject for them. But instead of writing to the author directly, or calling on someone else to review the story in question to find out more about the contents, they went to tumblr to shame the story - and thus the author - for their misstep.

This kind of calling out happens with some regularity on tumblr, and it happens because we encourage it:

1) person sees a fan creation that may have a problematic element - mentions of rape, cultures of people who aren’t white written by a presumed-white author (thus leading to possible cultural appropriation), violence, characters with homophobic/transphobic/etc views, etc

2) person does not research the fan creation - does not read the fic or view the art (or, if potentially triggered, ask someone else to act as a proxy). they do not ask others about the content or try to verify the content in any way

3) person does not contact the creator directly to point out problematic elements, giving them a chance to respond or react.  the author has no opportunity to either correct their problematic content or explain why, in context, the content is not problematic.

4) person posts reactionary callout post on tumblr, declaring the fan creation problematic without context and based on an unresearched position.

5) reactionary callout post is reblogged unquestioningly, as the author of the original callout post is assumed to be telling the truth.  Misinformation is spread far and wide.

In the best case scenario, the OP’s accusations are correct, but the creator, having never been directly informed of why their creation is problematic, never gets a chance to learn from their errors and fix the problematic content before being treated as a social pariah.

In the worst case scenario, the content is not problematic, and the creator gets  a bad name for no reason.

*I have not linked the post because this is not intended to ‘name and shame’ the callout post in particular - it’s just a quintessential example.  If the post had not directly linked back to the fic in question, I would have considered it a PSA.  But with the link back it became a public shaming event.

When this kind of behavior goes unchecked - when people do not go back and check the content, or call the OP post into question, and the OP does not think critically about what they are doing - extreme situations like the case of sodomquake occur - in which a person was doxxed for writing rapefic focusing on the victim and their recovery, because the OP implied the author was glorifying rape.  (This case was special because the OP specifically set out to create as big a splash as possible with their post.)

I’m not here to talk about why I think this occurs - smarter, better people than I have spoken about that, and how worrisome and cruel this culture is - but I do know that this kind of culture heavily stifles creativity.  If you cannot discuss problematic content in any context except outright condemnation, you lose the ability to use nuance, to explore the mindsets that cause problematic thinking, and the means to change people’s minds by examining and demonstrating the damage these kinds of issues cause.  People are not convinced they are wrong by a person shouting in their face that they are wrong!  Stories and works about problematic things are necessary: when done well and thoughtfully, they can show even the most stubborn person why a bad thing is bad.

All I ask, then, is that as a Tumblr blogger, bear these things in mind:

No fanwork will be perfect.  It’s literally impossible to be completely inoffensive. People will be reasonably offended or upset by literally anything, because every person on earth brings different experiences to the fanwork they are viewing.  But it’s okay to be offended and upset by something without it being a big problematic issue.  It can be your opinion without having to have a justifiable reason, and you can be upset without calling a fanwork to the tumblr floor.  When offending any one person might be enough to get a creator dogpiled on, it’s difficult to put out any creation.

Don’t assume a fanwork is guilty before understanding its context.  I don’t mean that authorial intent is something that always matters, because the best of intentions do in fact pave the road to hell.  But in a multi-chapter fic where a character is homophobic in chapter 1 might lead to the character learning the error of their ways, or they are otherwise shown to be wrong by the narrative.  Judge a whole work, not just the first few pages.

Give the creator a chance to respond to your problems with their work.  You might be surprised to hear the reason for the content you have judged problematic!  They might have a nuanced reason for approaching the subject. You may find they respond by changing the content because they agree that it’s a problem.  Don’t sacrifice their reputation and story without some notice.

I’m disturbed and grossed out by the fact that tumblr’s culture is not one of education, but one of shame and fear.

It needs to stop.  Right here.  Right now.

An Independent Woman

No one should have the burden carried on their shoulders, society is having a high standard of celebrities speaking out on issues, if they don’t then they get ridiculed for it. Either way they don’t win and this isn’t fair at a time where we should be coming together and unite against this hatred and bigotry towards one another instead bashing each other for not doing enough. As for Buzzfeed and Ellie Woodward, they should hang their hands in shame because an article like that just proves the quality of journalism is dropping at a rapid rate, she does not need your validation to impress of y’all who quick to judge her, why are all of you got to assume that she is going to save the world, she isn’t the messiah. When it comes to issues, you always manage to drag Taylor into it like she is some saviour. 

Originally posted by lov-eswift

The movement should not be about one person, it should be about millions of women from around the world, who are currently being oppressed and used as sex slaves, being sold on the market, and girls who can’t get an education and it is quite sad that some of society has forgotten the purpose of the feminist movement, Taylor may be contributing privately because she doesn’t want to take away what’s important to all of us. Bashing Tay = denouncing the movement. 

Originally posted by swiftlysa

Taylor, we love you and never ever forget that because we will always stand by you and fighting all the dragons alongside with you. @taylorswift


Toni Garrn is a boss 🙌🏻

PSA, keep scrolling.

No, teenage feminists.
You’re not “brave” for breaking your schools dress codes by wearing too short shorts, crop tops etc.
The teenage girls across the globe who disobey their country’s restrictions on girls getting education, by going to school when they’re not allowed to go are the ones being brave
The teenage girls who refuse to be subject to forced child marriages are brave
You’re being nothing more than an entitled, spoiled little brat, and you have the nerve to even compare yourself, and claim you’re being “brave”

Problematic BTS?

I keep seeing posts being all social justice about BTS’ recent situations. Few that come up constantly are sexist lyrics, condom, and Jimin’s headdress. Because I think most arguments are one-sided and/or stupid as hell, I’m going to clear up some things as a Korean. Not that it would appease people or anything but some things are better discussed than not.

  1. South Korea is ignorant as hell. When I say ignorant, I don’t mean that the country is an asshole who could care less about other people’s feelings. I mean just seriously uneducated about racism, sexism, and sexuality. Racial diversity in Korea came about just 10-15 years ago and most do not stay long enough to educate others about issues like that. United States on the other hand is generally diverse with people who have permanently lived there. These things are barely covered in US as well, so why expect Korea to be any better?
  2. Sexist lyrics are problematic and the best example is that of Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines. So I looked through ALL BTS lyrics IN KOREAN, because English translations are not accurate. Their songs mostly talk about unrequited love, attractive characteristics of girls, attraction to girls, girls who play hard to get on purpose, corrupt education system, and underground rappers who diss them for popularity. The three songs that “offended” many people are Boy in Luv, Danger, and War of Hormones. If I HAD to choose one problematic song, it would be War of Hormones. Even that song is barely sexist. I agree the lyrics can come off as creepy and objectifying women. To be honest, it sounds more like checking someone out from a hormonal teenage boy point of view in Korean. Here’s a thing though! Pretty much all men look at girls like this and think like this. Also, guess what?! Girls do this too! What a concept!
  3. In addition, BTS is highly based off of hip-hop. Hip-hop is often honest about the songwriters’ feelings and is very unclean. As a group that seriously wants to achieve that free soul feel, they also try to be as honest and open as possible. Blame the US if you don’t like how the lyrics are put together. :/
  4. Condom brings back the topic of how uneducated Korea is. Sex education in Korea is weaker than US. It might have improved recently for teens in high school NOW but most netizens are adults who went through the “Korean style sex-ed”. Most say they were taught what happens during sex but rarely taught about STDs and protection. Naturally, a single condom can be blown out of proportions.
  5. International fans, however, I don’t get. Condoms are readily available and people are taught the usage of it. A) To prevent STDs from spreading. B) To prevent birth. C) To keep semen under control during masturbation (which I believe would most likely be the reason for it being there). So many of you offended people are probably “done with BTS” because “oppa is not innocent x(”. Well, good luck with your life then. 
  6. Jimin’s headdress requires more knowledge of Jimin’s attitude but most likely, it’s just the cultural ignorance. Native American concepts have been done multiple times in Kpop for example like T-Ara’s Ya Ya Ya as “Indian concept”. Of course, that shouldn’t justify Korea’s racism in entertainment industry has a cute or funny stereotype. It’s just the fact that people are being babies about quitting the fandom because Jimin is an “insensitive, racist shit”. Jimin is probably controlled by the stylist who is controlled by the company he/she works for. Even the company probably doesn’t realize how racist it is. So if you’re offended by his modeling, I hope you’re as offended by Halloween costumes. 

So basically, don’t like, don’t see, sorry you have to miss other great things about BTS. B)

let’s start romanticizing smart girls lets pay more attention to girls in maths and sciences and girls at ivy league schools @ all girls who are working their asses off trying to get a good education i am so so so proud of you. you are absolutely lovely. you are the future.


Obviously we’re all here for the same reason. We’re all here because we love the place that we call home and we’re passionate supporters of the woman who we believe is going to protect and really embolden this place we call home, right? So, one of the things that I am the most in awe of when it comes to Secretary Clinton is her record on the way that she’s supportive, not only of women and girls, but education, all of our rights here in America. I know that for me and for so many of you, the things that we are succeeding at in life are most likely due to our education opportunities and it’s the reason that my parents came here. It’s the reason that my father emigrated from Canada. It’s the reason my grandmother came over on a boat from Italy when she was little. And they were welcomed into this country with open arms because they wanted to build that American dream for their family, for my family and I love living here. I love being a child of immigrants and living in a country that has afforded me those opportunities and so many of us. And as I travelled around the world, and I work on education issues for girls, I work with the ‘Girl Project’. We’re attempting to make sure that the fifteen million girls around the world, who don’t have access to secondary school education, get it. The thing that I am most stroked by in any country is a very easily perceivable difference. And the difference is either a country is run on love or fear. And the countries around the world that run on love succeed. Every person, every citizen of those countries are doing better. And the ones that run on fear are terrorized and marginalized and are not succeeding. And so when I look at a person who wants to make our country a fearful reality show contest, that wants to make us enemies of every one that we see as being our partners, our supporters, and then put all of us and all of our children in a position of being citizens living with the ramifications of fear… I can’t be silent about it. And I turn and then look at Hilary, who has loved and dedicated herself to this country for decades, who has worked so hard in the face of being marginalized, called names by guys like the guy I’m talking about, and she just wants all of us to do well and her record proves it, and her passion proves it, and her dedication proves it. And we’re in it, right? We’re in the fight, so we’ve got to make sure that everybody gets out there and votes. I know that you’ll all get out there and vote. You gotta tell ten people you know and love to get out and vote because now is the time that we continue to be a country that actually supports the American dream, a country that actually loves its citizens and the rest of the planet and we do that by voting ‘cause if you don’t, you’re voting for the other guy. Thank you all so much for coming.

The "Meninist"

So my brother decided that he wanted to have a fight with me today about feminism. According to him, the notion that I would call myself a feminist “makes [him] sick”. He cited the following post as his reasoning behind it, from Twitter user @MeninistTweet, a guy who devotes his entire Twitter account to the promotion of the idea that feminists and women are a predatory species out to subjugate men:

Which just shows how fundamentally he, and this user, do not understand feminism.

So I want to clarify, each and every one of these misunderstandings.

1. Half of all women in Canada (which is where I’m from, so these are the statistics I’ll use) have experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16.
67% of all Canadians say they personally know at least one woman who has been sexually or physically assaulted. And the single piece of advice that we are most often given as far as protecting ourselves goes is to “trust your gut”, so if a lady crosses the street because something about a man is making her feel threatened, it’s just an act of personal preservation, and is not an intended slight. Do you take personal offence at people who lock their doors when they leave as well? Or people who have electronic immobilizers in their car? Of course not, even though both of those actions are also designed to prevent you, or anyone else from committing criminal acts.

2. Men who ask out women are not automatically labelled “creepy”. In fact patriarchal norms have dictated to most of society that men should be the one to ask out women (which is problematic, but we’ll get back to that). So if you’re being labelled “creepy”, it is not because of the fact that you are asking her out, but because of how you are doing it. Is your body language threatening? Are you persisting to the point of harassment?
As a side note, women who ask men out are often labelled as “desperate” or “pushy”, so this goes both ways.

3. Legally consent requires both parties to be sober. However, as we know, this is not always the case. And out of all the drunk sex that takes place in the world every day, only a small percentage is labelled as rape, typically because it involves other factors, such as one party being unconscious at the time of the sexual act, or the addition of date rape drugs.

4. The representation of females on TV is problematic, because they are generally NOT portrayed in a positive way. Of all fictionalized television characters, females accounted for 41% from 2010 to 2011. Historically, female characters were typically younger than their male counterparts, white and more likely to have an employment status that was undefined. In the 100 top grossing films of 2007, 2008, and 2009, women represented only one-third of speaking characters for all three years. Female characters were more likely to be depicted wearing sexy clothing, partially nude, and referred to as attractive in comparison to male characters. Girls and women from ages 13 to 20 had a 21.5% chance of being referred to as attractive opposed to 13.8% of women aged 21 to 30 years old. And while the writer of the post would likely submit that this was a positive for us, have they not considered that perhaps women in television and movies ought to be more than just eye candy?
Typically, female characters in film and television were not portrayed in leadership roles and were less likely than male characters to achieve their goals. And the vast majority of all women in television and film are white, which grossly misrepresents actual society.

5. The notion that women and children should be saved first is based on the patriarchal notion that women are naturally better caretakers for children and should thus be saved to ensure that the next generation can go on. This is a notion that feminism finds problematic, recognizing that some men are very good at raising children whereas some women are not.

6. Men are also capable of deciding not to have a child. They’re called condoms and vasectomies dude.

7. This is delusional. Even if you go with the assumption that the mother is a homemaker and contributing $0 to the family finances, she still has to raise that child and support it in other ways. And women get accidentally pregnant just as often as men accidentally get women pregnant.

8. Being told to “man up” or “Take it like a man” is an expression of patriarchal values that say that men should be hard and unfeeling while woman should be soft and emotional. This is a notion that feminism fights.

9. In a 2009 Canadian national survey, women reported 460,000 incidents of sexual assault in just one year. Only about 10% of all sexual assaults are reported to police. When it comes to sexual assault, women are frequently not believed, blamed for being assaulted, “or subjected to callous or insensitive treatment, when police fail to take evidence, or when their cases are dropped arbitrarily.” Only a handful of reported assaults ever result in a conviction: each year, only about 1,500 sexual assault offenders are actually convicted.
Furthermore I’d invite you to look at the media treatment of the Steubenville rapists and to Google “Jadapose”, to learn about the “gravely serious” ways people respond to survivors of rape.

10. The more prevalent numbers of divorced mothers with custody of their children is based on the patriarchal notion that women are naturally better caretakers than men. This is a concept that feminism finds problematic recognizing that parenting abilities are not defined by gender.

11. The idea that police will automatically take the woman’s side in a domestic dispute is based off the patriarchal idea that women are inherently less violent and weaker than men. This is a concept that feminism finds problematic.

12. The idea that women are inherently more empathetic and caring is based off the patriarchal notion that men should be hard and unfeeling while woman should be soft and emotional. This is a concept that feminism finds problematic.

13. The idea that a man who does not act as the breadwinner is a loser is part of the classically patriarchal notion that a man’s place was in the workplace and a woman’s was at home raising the children. This is a concept that feminism finds problematic.

14. The idea that women are more innocent than men, or should be handled with “kid gloves” is based on the patriarchal notion that women are weaker and less capable. This is a concept that feminism finds problematic.

15. This is just factually incorrect. Studies of teachers’ attitudes toward sex roles and their interactions with students have consistently revealed that male and female students are treated differently. Male students receive both more praise and more criticism. Teachers reward traditionally “masculine” behaviour in boys and “feminine” behaviour in girls, and “masculine” behaviours are this that benefit a child’s education (i.e. having opinions, speaking in class, taking charge of group situations.) Furthermore, accusations of a “chilly climate” for women studying traditionally male dominated fields such as mathematics and science have been around for decades, and persist into the modern day. This is not even accounting for women and girls in less-developed countries who are banned from receiving any kind of education, or who face daily threats by extremists that believe they shouldn’t have one. Think of Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by Taliban members for advocating education for women. Think of the Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their schools. Think of the millions of girls who cannot get an education with because of the cost, or because they have been sold into the sex trade or other child labour markets.

16. Females with opinions are often called “bitches” or “feminazis”. They are threatened with violence and rape (a la gamer gate). Sorry, I think I’d rather be called a “neck beard” or accused of questionable fashion sense.

17. Feminists are constantly accused of being self-serving or asking for special treatment. (Just look at this guy’s twitter for all the examples you could want).

So how about you check your own damn privilege, and perhaps re-evaluate your standing on feminism.

louistomlinharry  asked:

I don't mean to offend anybody, but this is tumblr so I probably will. I am a feminist, always have been, always will. However, I do not care about the wage gap. I don't care about the percentile of women vs men CEOs. I, however, am more concerned for the young girls in third world countries who are never educated, get FGM, and married off by thirteen. The number one killer in girls 15-19 (averaged) is childbirth. That could be prevented if one feminist stood up for their basic human rights.

This is such a bullshit message. 

Fuck you for thinking that being concerned about child marriage and FGM makes you better than anyone else. And for assuming that feminists who fight for paycheck fairness don’t care about women in other countries. We each have issues that we devote our time to, whether that’s the wage gap, access to reproductive health care, affordable housing, transgender discrimination, the criminalization of black bodies, disability rights, etc. That doesn’t mean that’s all we care about. One person cannot fight every injustice. 

Don’t come over here pretending that you’re a better feminist or that you have better or more worthy priorities. Telling someone that what they care about doesn’t matter or isn’t important, and then telling them that they would be legitimate if they do what you want, is not feminist. 

You don’t know shit about how movement works or how things get done. You think that one person can end misogyny and violence toward women in developing countries? Then why don’t YOU do it?

Get the hell out. 

Faking It was my mess. Why this show changed who I am.

I started this blog because I love television. But what made me really want to do it was a comedy show called Faking It. At that time, it was the show I loved the most, along with Haven and One Tree Hill. I created theories, recaps, commentary and what not, and I know that lately most of it is criticism, sometimes a lot of negativity too, but I won’t apologize for that. I know my sarcasm and salt lately either makes  people really hate me and my content or agree wholeheartedly with what I say, even if the manner is very harsh. But I appreciate anyone who understands that all of the criticism is this bad because I care. I always have. I wouldn’t have spent hours making content if I didn’t. I always cared about this show and it always mattered to me. And in light of the cancellation, I’d like to say a few things about it, about the good it did to me, personally.

This show made me stop being homophobic. I used to have very problematic views, but they never once belonged to me. I guess I was indirectly encouraged to feel certain things and have certain beliefs but they were never mine. I embraced them because I was young, I wanted to make sense of the world, I wanted to feel like I had an identity but it was never mine. I was never intolerant, I was never this person who preached, who imposed anyone the right definition of right and wrong - there isn’t one. I was just a girl who had to grow up and get educated before realizing the error of her ways, and Faking It did that for me. We grew together. This show educated me on LGBT issues and I didn’t even realize how it changed my life and my views but it did and for that I am very grateful. It made me see the world differently and I feel like television has that power to change our world. In so many ways, Faking It did that for me, it made me root for the amazing story of unconditional love that Karmy and Amy had because it stands for everything I believe true love should be.

This show also brought my story on television, but in a slightly different way. I’m not LGBT, I am a straight female, but I am Amy Raudenfeld in so many ways. She is one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever seen on TV and she’ll always have a special place in my heart. I lived her story, but I also lived Karma’s story. I fell in love with a real life Liam Booker and I grew up with this unhealthy vision of love and I felt that I was less, that I wasn’t worthy of someone I wanted, that he was more than I deserved and that made me terribly insecure.  I loved the way Amy does - with my whole heart, unconditionally, expecting nothing back. I saw my first love the way Karma saw Liam - as this ideal, when that was so terribly wrong and the show taught me that - that there is a difference between your idea of love and what love should be. 

Both of these characters are two sides of the same coin, and they are both sides of me. I’ll miss them and while I think the show wasted a lot of potential, it still helped me in so many ways. It also inspired me to start writing again. I want to write a novel which I hope I can start soon, focusing on these exact themes - the difference between your idea of love and what love actually is, a coming of age story inspired by what Faking It outlined.

Although a lot of things went wrong and I am very disappointed in so many storylines and whatnot, I still think this show matters to so many different people and I’m glad I was a viewer and part of this fandom, made out of very creative and insightful people all around. I’m glad I got to see characters like Karma, Amy, Lauren, Shane, Felix all grow up together into better versions of who they were before. I am glad I was welcome in this fandom even if I’m not part of the community and I wanted you guys to know that you mean a lot to me, this blog wouldn’t be half of what it is without you.

So thank you, guys for your incredible support and thank you, Faking It.

       By automatically shunning every person who’s even slightly “problematic,” the social justice/feminism community alienates people who would’ve otherwise supported their causes. Tumblr eliminates the possibility of nuanced discussion and ultimately creates an echo chamber in which only the most loudly expressed opinions are heard. Some (NOT all) SJ bloggers have such a black and white view of morality, writing off anyone who tells a racist or sexist joke as “scum” or “trash.” News Flash: good people say stupid things sometimes. Also, being proactive about social issues is important and very commendable, but it doesn’t necessarily mean you are a kind or thoughtful person on an individual level. 

       SJWs waste so much time spend picking apart sexist song lyrics and attacking irrelevant celebrities over dumb jokes, when they could be raising money for charity or actually getting off their computers and volunteering. I understand that jokes and lyrics are reflective of larger cultural problems, and I realize that it’s obviously possible to care able multiple issues at once, but I think it’s ridiculous to act like every issue is of of equal importance. SJ blogs go on long diatribes about catcalling and dress codes, while so many of them (again, not all) rarely, if ever, discuss human trafficking, child brides, illiteracy, poor healthcare, and poverty overseas. I’m not suggesting we take a paternalistic “save Africa” approach, but I do think our energy should be spent on more pressing issues than whether or not girls can wear crop tops to high school.

       And before you jump down my throat and assume that I’m an “evil "straight, white male…I am a young woman. I deal with catcalling on a regular basis, and while it is upsetting and sometimes a little frightening, calling it "oppression” just feel like a slap in the face to girls who can’t get an education or drive a car. Once again, I realize that feminism should encompass every issue women deal with, but sometimes we need to prioritize. 

TL;DR: More people on the internet would care about social justice and feminism if the SJ community calmed the fuck down and allowed for rational discussions with multiple opinions.

Sorry for rambling so much lol.

  • Feminists: *care tons about the fact that they can now claim Malala Yousafzai as one of their own*
  • Feminists: *only mention third world girls who can't get an education as justification for why the first world needs feminism*