slightly controversial opinion: 

body hair positivity is utterly meaningless if it doesn’t include or center women of color and trans women 

women of color and trans women face the most egregious mockery of their body hair 

AND they’re consistently misgendered and denied their womanhood because of their body hair (especially if they’re trans and nonwhite) 

there are white women, including white wlw (especially gnc white wlw) who are shamed for their body hair but frankly their struggles with body hair are incomparable to how women of color + trans women (especially gnc wlwoc and trans woc) struggle daily with body hair 

trans women are assaulted and even killed if they don’t pass and are thus pressured to conform to femininity in ways cis women aren’t 

women of color are coercively masculinized and desexualized if they don’t conform to femininity and face a constant, exhausting stream of rejection from their communities and from white people because of body hair 

both trans women and woc are punished if they don’t painstakingly rid themselves of body hair or if they do choose to then they participate in painful, time-consuming, and usually expensive processes to get rid of body hair 

consider religion as well - jewish, muslim, hindu, and other nonwhite women who are religious have unique struggles with body hair as well

in essence, body hair positivity that doesn’t emphasize woc and trans women’s conflicts with body hair and how it relates to their sense of self/how others conceive of them is truly purposeless and only serves to cater to cis white sensibilities 

When you grow up as a girl, the world tells you the things that you are supposed to be: emotional, loving, beautiful, wanted. And then when you are those things, the world tells you they are inferior: illogical, weak, vain, empty.
— 

Stevie Nicks

Reading some male tv critics utterly miss the overall message of “Big Little Lies,” reducing it to a “soap” or “guilty pleasure” or “revenge fantasy”…. Makes me think of this quote…

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Saffiyah Khan, who comes from a Muslim background, said: “I ended up going to the EDL demo because there is a history of harassment and assault of Muslims, vulnerable members of the public, and people of colour at the demos and outside of it.”

She added: “I went with the intent of showing support for anyone who was assaulted or harassed by them.”

barbara gordon is canonically

  • a disabled woman, 
  • an intersectional feminist, 
  • one of the smartest members of the batfamily, 
  • and the leader of a badass all-female superhero team, 

and it breaks my heart that she’s probably going to be reduced to “cute girl who punches bad guys and makes jokes and has a crush on nightwing” in joss whedon’s batgirl movie.