When it comes to sex, feminists get a bad (and confusing) rep. We’re both man-haters and whores, unmarryable spinsters and family-destroyers. We purportedly want to outlaw pornography while encouraging adolescent girls to get on the pill. We’re hideous hairy-legged lesbians, and we’re using undergraduate Women’s Studies programs to turn your daughter bisexual. We’re promiscuous oversexed sluts, and we’re angry femi-Nazis because we’re not getting laid.
Critics can’t decide if feminists hate sex or are having too much of it.
There is no such thing as a “minor” sexual assault. Sexual assault is a violation of a person, regardless of what body part is violated. It’s all a big. fucking. deal. And downplaying any form of it is the part of rape culture that allows it to keep happening. “Oh, brush it off. He just grabbed your ass on the train for, like, a second. And you’ll never see him again and it didn’t hurt, so just get over it.” My friend that posted the original link made this comment, which I think pretty much covers it: “I do not believe there is such a thing as a “minor” sexual assault. Attempting to qualify sexual assault based on which body parts are involved is arguably dehumanizing. It reduces victims to a pile of body parts which are off limits to varying degrees, rather than all being equally off limits because they belong to someone else.”
It’s like when people try to tell me that catcalling and rape are not even close to related when I say that both are forms of gender-based violence. While they may be at different ends of a spectrum of violence, they are two sides of the same coin. Because the same kind of entitled thinking that causes a man to not take no for an answer when a woman won’t give him her number or engage him in conversation in a bar is the same entitled thinking that causes that man to not take no for an answer when he’s behind closed doors with a woman. When we allow sexual violence in the form of public groping or catcalling to go unchecked, we allow larger violations to happen in private. You cannot separate these forms of sexual violence from each other, because they stem from the same place. And violations and assaults that happen in public can be equally traumatizing as the ones that happen in private. People who experience street harassment report feeling scared, unsafe, or anxious about leaving the house alone. That doesn’t seem “minor” to me.
My anaconda has, upon review of the information presented with it’s partners, decided that it, in fact, does not. My anaconda apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks you for your time.
its stupid how in shows like two guys can look at each other for like 2 seconds and people will be like whoa…are they gay? ?? ?? then for girls they could be like fisting for 23 episodes and people will be like hmmm idk it could be platonic
Bravery happens to different people in different ways. I think it could be as simple as saying what you mean. It could be as simple as being honest with who you are or who you love. I think it doesn’t have to be some courageous act where there’s a movie score in the background. I think bravery can happen in little tiny doses everyday.