This is a feminist blog. No, I don't hate men. No, I don't think women are better than men. Yes, I think everyone is and should be equal. If anything confuses you then feel free to message me.
Adults are failing our children at a mind-blowing capacity.
I remember sneaking around Walmart with my best friend in junior high. She was panicking because she needed a tampon, didn’t have one, neither of us had any money, and she didn’t want to tell her dad she needed to buy tampons. I kept asking her why she HAD to change her tampon right now, when we’d be back to her house in an hour or so.
She tersely whispered to me, “Well I have to pee, so I’m going to HAVE to take it out!”
I stared at her. “You don’t pee from the same place you have your period,” I said. We went to the same school and had the same Catholic non-education about our bodies. The difference, I assume, was that I found and secretly read a book about puberty.
We went to the Walmart bathroom. I waited for her by the sinks. When she came out, she had this look on her face. “That was so weird,” she said.
Later, in high school, my mom found tampons in my room one day. “You know how to use those?” she asked me, in that way parents do when they’re trying to seem casual but are obviously uncomfortable.
I simply said, “There’s instructions in the box.”
She replied, “I didn’t know how to use those until college.”
I wanted to say, Well, it would have been nice if you didn’t strand me out here with as little information as you had. I shouldn’t have had to hide educational books under my mattress. I shouldn’t have had to grow up embarrassed and confused about my body.
But I didn’t say any of that, of course, and I never have. That’s how we deal with anything vaguely sexual, in my house and in so many others. Silence.
"if she didn’t want those nudes released, she wouldn’t have taken them"
so I guess you wouldn’t mind all your friends and family seeing your smutty fanfictions and filthy text posts since you wouldn’t have made them if you didn’t want anyone to see them
Ok so I just brought my next feminist tract ‘ainsi soit Elle’ by benoîte groult. I was reading it on the bus home and I kid u not I got off the bus and some guy in a van tooted his horn and did a blow job gesture at my face while half his body was leaning out the van window. Like seriously? ! U are literally handing to me on a plate why I need to be reading these sorts of things in the first place
Before u make fun of someone’s foreign accent, take some time to think about how they speak more languages than u and how u are a failure