take that feminists

nytimes.com
Views on Abortion Strain Calls for Unity at Women’s March on Washington
March officials are being criticized for including abortion rights language in the official platform, alienating women who consider themselves feminists but oppose the procedure.
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg

Good reminder that you can be *personally* against abortion and a feminist, but you cannot be a part of the movement and also believe in taking away another woman’s right to choose. 

I would welcome the kind of feminist who does everything she can to make abortion non-existent: better birth control, better prenatal care, better access to adoption services, better support for survivors of sexual assault. But that’s not what these women talk about. They talk about outlawing abortion. And any person, male or female, who believes in forcing a woman to carry a pregnancy she does not want– FOR ANY REASON– cannot reasonably be considered a feminist or take part in the mainstream feminist movement. period. 

And that quote at the end? “I would define [feminism] as the right to live out my womanhood.” PLEASE. The right to live out your womanhood is inextricably linked to the right to family planning. You can live out YOUR womanhood by not having an abortion, but that doesn’t mean you get to decide that for other women. 

Here’s one thing I noticed on my time on the internet watching film and game reviewers. 

Female Reviewer: Makes calm and logical statement. Calmly explains her reasoning for the critique. Give benefit of the doubt to the art she’s critiquing. 

Guys: “You bitch! How about you take your feminist bullshit out of here and stop art policing!” 

Male Reviewer: Yells obscenities at what he’s reviewing. Calls what he’s reviewing worthless. Makes sketch where he kills creator of the art he’s critiquing. 

Guys: 👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀👌👀 good shit go౦ԁ sHit👌 thats ✔ some good👌👌shit right👌👌th 👌 ere👌👌👌 right✔there ✔✔if i do ƽaү so my self 💯 i say so 💯 thats what im talking about right there right there (chorus: ʳᶦᵍʰᵗ ᵗʰᵉʳᵉ) mMMMMᎷМ💯 👌👌 👌НO0ОଠOOOOOОଠଠOoooᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒᵒ👌 👌👌 👌 💯 👌 👀 👀 👀 👌👌Good shit

I have a contemporary disagreement too, with the Femen group who bear their breasts in protest, because I believe that veiling and nakedness are two sides of the same coin: woman is just a body to be covered for religious reasons, or to be naked for the free market and economic profit of the media. These women argue that they are taking ownership of their bodies, but I argue that I take control of my body by using it to be independent. And men are never obliged to take off their clothes to show that they are independent.
—  Nawal El Saadawi

I thought Sudanese feminist movement’s liberal nature was natural and expected because the country is so conservative that basic liberal principles on gender seem too progressive but then I realised how prominent movements like Sudanese Woman’s Union have provided rights and protection for affluent women in the capital (banat al 3arab) but ignore falata women, immigrant Ethiopian women, women in darfur and of course south Sudanese women who have been part of the whole south Sudanese discourse on the north’s negligence and bitter nature against the south as a whole. The movement is so narrow and is basically our version of white feminism. I found my thesis topic tho lmao

lydia: shuts alec down for being upset about being separated from his parabatai, treats him like a child despite him being a competent shadowhunter, punishes him for showing emotion

lydia stans: yess slay queen she takes no shit!! feminist icon!

will you dance to this beat and hold a lover close? : :

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:o :o :o I am so ready for this

Remember that time that we all just made puns out of @thatsthat24 name for like a week straight on tumblr? Can we make that a thing again? Maybe jacksfilms can turn them into a song, huh?

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“As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities…I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all…I’ve been taking a feminist stance without actually saying so.”