i wish women

anonymous asked:

Do you know if eliza ever gave her opinion about seneca falls convention? ik she would have been VERY old but she did like to keep in touch with current events. if not, what do you think she would have thought about it/or what did she think about voting rights in general?

Ugh! I don’t!

I’ve wondered about it so much myself, though! If I ever find anything, I’ll share for sure! 

And tbh I have no idea what she thought about it or voting rights for women.  I wish I did!  

I wish other black women wouldn’t body shame one another. We have to do better in that department. I cringe seeing other black women berate and tear down each other’s looks, especially when you’re a big girl. We don’t need to impress anyone or try to one up each other. Everyone has a platform lets all shine together and not for someone else.

i’m in my prime,
not withering and old.
but i refuse to play
your wicked games any longer.

i know this tether is unbreakable,
but you make me feel like i’m interchangeable.
you drew a target on my heart,
when did this become fatal attraction?

i don’t have the strength,
the energy,
nor the patience
to be held hostage by your love.

so baby please don’t despair
when i say that
i’ve found the courage to
let you go.

you were never meant to be tied down in the first place.

—  believing i could love you was my mistake, c.j.n.
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

“Women will be hidden no more. We will not remain hidden figures. We have names…It was woman that gave you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was woman that gave you Malcolm X. And according to the Bible, it was a woman that gave you Jesus. Don’t you ever forget it”  — Janelle Monáe

anyway i wish lesbians and bi women could just get along lol i wish we could recognize that we have some struggles in common and other struggles unique to our orientations and that we’re all oppressed by misogyny and homophobia

i wish lesbians would stop dismissing bi women and determining our access to the lgbt community based on our current partners, and i wish bi women would stop pretending that lesbians are all mean and nasty and that they oppress us in any way for our sexuality when that is literally impossible

i wish we could all just bond over how girls are amazing and we could support each other like it’s just so stressful to constantly see all this homophobic and lesbophobic and biphobic discourse and it’s especially disappointing for me as a bi woman to see other bi women being lesbophobic and generally homophobic

lesbians, stop being biphobic. bi girls, stop being lesbophobic and homophobic. “monosexual privilege” doesn’t exist, we’re all oppressed by homophobia, let’s support each other please i am tired

I wish I could protect little girls from predatory males. I wish I could protect students from campus rape. I wish I could protect married women from abusive husbands. I wish I could protect women from male violence. We deserve better

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modern shakespeare aesthetics: ophelia, before, during, and after

Out of the ash I rise […]
And I eat men like air.

On a scale from 1 to 10, I wish someone would say I’m an 11.
And those numbers feel like more than just numbers.
Please tell me, who are you to give me more insecurities?
And please tell me, who are you to talk about all the different possibilities?
I’m stuck wondering how to over work myself to not be myself.
While thinking of ways to make myself something better, anything else.
I wish you knew we women are more than just our appearances and features.
I wish you knew that we can be fighters or lovers or maybe even teachers.
Bless my father, for he always told me I was priceless.
That somehow I’m worth than 1,000 diamonds and nothing less.
But when you rate me, those numbers feel like more than just numbers.
And every word you say, strips me deep into gray, away from my bright colors.
As you also strip away all the confidence that I built inside lovers.
—  Written by lexorina  ©