i need feminism because

  • Woman: I was raped.
  • Tumblr: Oh you poor helpless victim! It's obvious that everyone has to believe you even if there's evidence to the contrary or else they're a rape apologist!
  • Man: I was raped.
  • Tumblr: Lol, yeah right. Stop making stuff up to get attention! Everyone knows men can't be raped!
  • Woman: I'm insecure about my body.
  • Tumblr: Oh you poor helpless victim! This is all because the evil men have set up unrealistic beauty standards!
  • Man: I feel insecure about my body.
  • Tumblr: LMAO I would too if I looked like you with your tubby mayo ass! Stfu and get out of our safe spaces! Women have it way worse.
  • Women: I was abused by my partner.
  • Tumblr: Oh you poor innocent victim! Curse the male power structure that allows men to get away with abusing women. Don't even worry about proving it! Your word is more than enough to arrest the scumbag!
  • Man: I was abused by my partner.
  • Tumblr: Oh shut up and stop whining. You're a man and everyone knows that men always have the power so they are impossible to abuse. I hope someone cuts off your dick for being such an attention whore!
Men are told to apologize for being weak. Women are told to apologize for being strong.
—  Jade Crimson (youtube.com/jadedculture)
Here's the fucking thing about feminism

It’s this simple: Imagine someone tells you they are vegetarian. Yet you have seen them eat meat many times, and they continue to do so but insist they are vegetarian. Like, they are literally eating a piece of steak in front of you while saying the words “I’m vegetarian”.
They are obviously not vegetarian, right?
Well guess what;same thing applies with people that call themselves feminists but act differently.
If a man or woman claims to be a feminist but then acts against it by saying that women are superior, that they hate men/that we should kill all men (to give an example) they are obviously not feminist. Feminism stands for equality, not female superiority, so don’t be fooled by people who claim to be feminists but are not

We’re told we have to pay taxes on pads and tampons because they’re “luxury items”. Apparently having blood oozing down your legs is an option.
—  A classmate of mine

Do not hand me your baby because you want me to hold her/him: I am not obligated to do so under any circumstances.

Do not hand me your baby just because you think she/he’s cute, and gosh-darnit, you just don’t understand why I don’t love her/his adorable little baby-cheeks, too.

Do not hand me your baby because you know absolutely nothing about me or my background, and I am not going to let you use your kid (or ME) to prove a stupid point about “biological clocks” or “maternal instincts.”

Do not hand me your baby assuming that because I’m a woman I magically know what the fuck to do with them.

Do not hand me your baby because for all you know, the nerve/muscle damage in my entire right arm & shoulder might cause me to accidentally drop them: That’d be YOUR fault, not MINE.

Do not hand me your baby because I already told you “no” ONCE, I do not like repeating myself: If I were A MAN trying to force YOU to hold something fleshy & stinky, you’d be calling the cops.

Do not hand me your baby because… okay, for real, why the fuck are you handing off your kid to strange women anyway? Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you?

Do not hand me your baby, please.

Why I need Chicana feminism

Because I was taught to stay away from certain styles because they were too “mexican”. With phrases like “the bigger the hoop, the bigger the hole” when I loved wearing big earrings. Being told that red hair against my brown skin looked “ghetto” instead of fierce and bold. Wearing stylish flannels like the pretty pastel haired girls on tumblr and being told I look like a “chola”. Working hard to get rid of my slang because society taught me that it was “unflattering”. That bright red lips were too much. That my natural intense brows are now a makeup “fad”. When in reality all this shit was made up by people that want to put us down for claiming our own identity. 

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I need feminism because...

Girls at my school aren’t allowed to wear skirts or tight-ish school trousers in case male teachers are distracted.

We are underage.

The oldest students in my school are 16.

When I asked female adults they said “Men of all ages are distracted by the women figure”, “It’s easier for everyone if you wear baggy clothes”, “Men will be men, you know how it is” basically validating the fact that girls from 11-16 should dress in baggy clothes to stop their male teachers getting distracted.

Tell me how this not the most disgusting, repulsive thing?

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“Lately, I have been receiving a lot of questions about why I am a believer in feminism.

I live in a developed country, women are allowed to vote, and we might have a female president within the next ten years. Pretty great, right?

I don’t think so.

You see, I have a lot of reasons why I think I need feminism. Here are just a few~ do not read if easily triggered.

-Every 107 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. Approximately 293,000 take place each year, just in our great country.

-44% of rape victims are under the age of eighteen, and 80% are under the age of thirty.

-1 out of every 6 women have already been the victims of rape or attempted rape.

- Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault

-100% of all rapists will ruin someone’s life; less than 2% will spend a single day in jail.

-1 in five women will be a victim of rape/sexual assault in their lifetime.

But statistics aren’t personal enough. They provide detachment from situations, and that’s the opposite of what I’m trying to do here. Here are some more personal reasons:

-I need feminism because when my 13 year old friend living in India wore shorts outside, a group of adult men attacked her with knives. It’s been over two years and she still wakes up and sees the words "Whore” and “Slut” carved into her legs. Those scars will never leave.

-I need feminism because when Elliot Rodger killed six people in California, he said that a woman rejecting him was the reason. People blamed the woman.

-I need feminism because of men who can’t seem to understand that cat calling is not flattery.

-I need feminism because I have to teach the little girls I babysit self-defense. I tell them that when you are alone, you never ever talk to a man or even look or smile at them. You don’t want to give someone the wrong idea.

-I need feminism because when I walk home I have ‘911’ typed into my keypad and my finger over the call button. If it’s getting dark, I wear large, bulky clothes and put on a hood so I look more like a guy.

-I need feminism because even though all of the odds say that I will likely be the victim of attempted sexual assault in my lifetime, my carrying of pepper spray, taser, and a rape whistle is “paranoid”

-I need feminism because what she was wearing shouldn’t matter.

-I need feminism because “No” should always mean no.

-I need feminism because seven year old me shouldn’t have been asked why I didn’t have a boyfriend yet. You would think that being in the second grade would be a good enough reason.

-I need feminism because male victims of rape are not given the support and care they need from their families and communities, but instead torn down and ridiculed.

-I need feminism because “like a girl” should not be an
insult.

-I need feminism because the lives of trans men and women are considered worthless by too many people.

-I need feminism because women are killed for turning down dates.

-I need feminism because rape campaigns have slogans like “She is someone’s sister, mother, daughter” instead of saying “She is someone.” You shouldn’t not rape someone because of their relationship to a man, you should not rape because they are a HUMAN.BEING.

-I need feminism because I don’t want to be scared walking home alone.

-I need feminism because of self-entitled “nice guys” who think that I owe them something.

-I need feminism because yes, not all men are violent against women, but some are.

-I need feminism because #BlackLivesMatter

-I need feminism because #BringBackOurGirls was only trending for a few days, and those girls were never brought back.

-I need feminism because a Muslim girl choosing to wear the hijab is not oppression, it’s a personal religious choice that should be respected.

-I need feminism because there is not enough representation in the media.

-I need feminism because no one asks for rape.

-I need feminism because the exposed shoulder of a twelve year old should not make a middle aged man with daughters “uncomfortable”

-I need feminism because I don’t need to prove myself to a bunch of strange men that say I’m a “fake nerd,” whatever that means.

-I need feminism because gender equality is necessary to build a safe environment for everyone.

-I need feminism because every gender should be equal, and they’re not.

-I need feminism because my self-worth should not be defined by the number of/lack of relationships I have had.

-I need feminism because rape jokes are not funny.

-I need feminism because all humans were created equal, but not all humans are treated equally.

Is that enough reasons for you?“

—  Because I’m sick of answering this question