wearefeminists

Oh hey, look who that lovely, dashing woman is...

That’s right…. IT’S ME! Because I am a PROUD feminist.

Do not presume I hate men. I love men. But I also love being a woman. I love getting dressed, putting makeup on, going out with my girls, having a great time, and I have no god damn shame when I want to get laid.

I am a woman, not a robot.

I am a big girl, and while everyone has *some* insecurities, I love my body. And I will be DAMNED if someone else puts me down because I don’t fit what they think a woman should look like.

We come in all shapes, sizes, sexes, gender identifications, religions, and cultures. If you don’t like us or think we don’t have a right to live our lives the way WE want to, then fuck off.

Feminism isn’t this radical notion that deems all men are beneath us. We just want women to be treated with respect. And be given the equal opportunities as men.

By the way, if you haven’t heard about Kelly’s Story on her tumblr or the more extensive article in the Huffington Post, you should definitely check it out.

This is what a feminist looks like!

I am a survivor of patriarchy, which has made embracing my humanity more difficult than it should ever have to be.

I am a survivor of patriarchy, which has taught me that I am lucky to have been born a man and not a woman, because woman is the downfall of mankind.

I am a survivor of patriarchy, which has taught me to get angry and not upset, to break things and not to break down.

I am a survivor of patriarchy, which has taught me that as a man I have an “understandable” and “biologically rooted” lack of control over my sexual urges, and that as a man I have some unconscious and yet ever-compelling need–a need I have never felt–to spread my seed everywhere.  These falsehoods are used every day to defend rapists in courtrooms throughout the whole world.

I am a survivor of patriarchy, which has taught me to conquer Mother Nature.

I am a survivor of patriarchy, and it made me a feminist!

I don’t think women need to shave in order to be sexy.  I don’t think they need to fit a certain dress size.  I don’t think they need to wear dresses, for that matter, though they can if they want to.  They can wear bowties if they want to.

Stereotypes are damaging to both men and women.  I need feminism because beauty is not just one thing, and women are not just one thing, either.