you know how there are moonbeam girls? the soft ones with curves and a smile that makes everything feel safe. the ones you could hug all day and be warm forever. the ones who have those eyes that feel like coming home and a voice like a warm cup of tea and a blanket
and the sunshine girls? the ones who know themselves inside and out and are just comfortable in their own skin and make you feel wanted and beautiful because them even looking at you makes you feel special because they’re so amazing and how could someone that radiant even exist
and then the stardust girls? they’re just so ethereal and every way they move makes the world a little more brilliant and everything they do is perfect and makes you gasp because they’re too good for this world and they can’t possibly be human and there’s just so much in their mind and all you want is to climb inside and revel at their brilliance
and the galaxy girls? their laughter is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen and when you make eye contact and they start to come towards you it’s like you finally know where you belong and they’re colorful and amazing and god how are they even here
and the sunset girls? all you really want is for them to hold you and sing to you and tell you stories because they have so much art in their souls aching to come out and all you want is to see them shine like you know they can because the world doesn’t deserve to see their creativity but god does it need to
Bar owner Matt Piacentini is not having any inappropriate behavior in his cocktail bar, the Up & Up in New York City’s Greenwich Village. At the bottom of every cocktail menu — is a decorum code: Gentlemen are kindly asked not to introduce themselves to ladies. On earlier versions of the menu, the rule was even more explicit.
Catherine Coleman (b. 1960) is a chemist and NASA astronaut who
also served in the United States Air Force. She is a veteran of two Space
Shuttle missions, and has spent 159 days on the International Space Station.
studied chemistry at MIT, and later obtained a PhD in polymer science and
engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She was on active
duty in the Air Force as a research chemist, and later performed experiments on
biotechnology, combustion science, and the physics of fluids in space. She also
served as an aquanaut on the Aquarius underwater laboratory.
Male-only spaces have existed for centuries. Everything from sports teams and organizations to the goddamn Harvard final clubs have kept women out since the dawn of civilization, and women have had to fight and claw and struggle to gain any access at all to male-dominated aspects of society.
But the minute women carve out female-only spaces, males are bearing down on them, DEMANDING to be let in.
Ocampo (b. 1955) is a planetary geologist from Colombia, working as a Science
Program Manager for NASA. Her research led to the discovery of the Chicxulub
impact crater in Mexico, and she has led six expeditions to study it.
After completing her studies in the United States and The Netherlands,
she began work as a volunteer for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Some of the
NASA projects to which she contributed include the Juno mission to Jupiter and
the New Horizons mission to Pluto. She is also an important collaborator with
the Venus Express mission undertaken by the European Space Agency.
Colleges don’t need safe spaces. You won’t have your little room where nobody else can challenge your opinion in the real world. University is there to learn, and find a career so you can work till you die.
Feminism isn’t supposed to be easy or fun or inclusive of everybody. It was made for the liberation of females, women who experience sex based oppression. Women who don’t owe you anything, least of all a place in our movement. Women are constantly being walked over, used and overused for people’s emotional labour, taken advantage of in so many ways, but we don’t owe you anything. We don’t owe you space in our movement, this isn’t a game, it’s not supposed to be fun, it’s not supposed to be entertaining or amusing. We are fighting for our lives, our bodies and our choices. We are fighting for our existences to mean more than being sex objects, emotional bins, stepping stones on the way to the next phase in your life. We do not owe you space in our movement. This is about women and our issues. The right to choose abortion, the right to education, to easy access to menstruation products, to birth control, to refuse marriage, to prioritize education, to our word meaning something in our own assaults, to having loving relationships within ourselves and not being grossly hypersexualized, to having dark hairy pits and legs and eyebrows and not getting ostracized for our natural bodies, to raising awareness on females specific problems, because that is what feminism is for. It is not a party, it is not meant to be for everyone. People exploit the fact that women are socialized to be nurturing and put people before ourselves, make ourselves smaller, take up less space but we need to assert ourselves. This movement is not for you. It is not about you. It is for women. It is about our bloody periods, our hairy vulvas, our wombs that don’t seem to belong to us with all legislation being made by men. We don’t need any more men to intrude our movement, we already have them ruining our lives outside of it.