The desexualization of women of size, especially those of color, has been a part of American media for a long time. Her body is supposed to represent motherhood, but not sexual femininity, as if those things were not connected. Her size is a sign of her authority, so she is thought to be “masculine.” Though she holds authority, she is not to be seen as competition of the delicate white female. Her bosom is a place to rest not to caress. Her “excess” weight is supposedly an indication of her intelligence, adding a factor of ableism and sanism in the mix.
Curvy WoC are reclaming there bodies. They see neither thinness nor thickness as the definition of femininity or intellgence. Their bodies are rebelion against mainstream white culture. They embrace motherhood without questioning the existence of their sexuality.
"Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in."-
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, TedxEuston (x)
^^This is why I give a big FUCK YOU to any man who thinks its wrong for me to wear 4” heels because I’m taller than most men
one time a boy tried to pull my hijab off
i punched him in the face
closed fist, short swing, right in the jaw
there is a point where you stop trying to educate people and start making the consequences of their racist bullshit real fuckin clear.
what you fail to realize is that video games shouldn’t cater to females in the first place. It’s largely known that it’s targeted towards the MALE demographic and has been for so many years, so why would they ask for something like that to be handed to them on a goddamn silver platter?
that’s like a guy walking into the women’s department of clothing at a sears and demanding that there be more clothing for men there. Separation of sections be damned.
that’s not how it fucking works
no not really
the game industry is more like walking into a regular department store and seeing that all the clothes are only men’s clothes
and when you ask the cashier where the women’s clothing section is, they wheel out a small rack of cheaply made tutus, g-strings, and high heels all in bright pink
and then when you go “wow really that’s it” you get called an uppity bitch and everybody assumes you want all the focus on you when in reality you’d just like to be considered a worthwhile demographic since you also like to wear clothes, it’s not like you want some ridiculous getup, you just want a solid shirt and pair of pants that fits you alright.
I mean hell you even sort of like men’s clothes and you have no problem wearing them. They suit you well. But it’s very obvious once you throw on a pair of men’s pants that they were not made for you.
Perfect metaphor is perfect.
I will reblog this a hundred times
Whenever I hear dudes say that feminists don’t want equality they want a matriarchy im just like wow so what you’re saying is that having a society ruled by one sex is a bad thing?
if what makes you angry is marginalized people calling out oppression
and not the oppression itself
your priorities couldn’t be any clearer
This is Rape Culture: TW: RAPE
By Daya Gamage, US National Correspondent Asian Tribune
October 3, 2009
In March 2006 four…
Photos of South African women protesting in the streets against the Apartheid government.
If this woman was alive today, she’d have my vote. Shit.
instant historical crush
need to get on her level.
The Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance does incredible work now and is throwing a kick ass conference in September.
"Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist."-Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via beautilation)
After a day-long military sexual assault hearing that featured mostly men, Gillibrand’s measure to remove the process from the chain of command was struck.
men who pass around/publicize naked photos sent to them by someone who trusted them are literal garbage. & if you shame the girl for sending those photos which they thought were going to be kept private, instead of blaming the guy for being a scummy asshole and betraying his partner, you are just as bad.
Soon It May Be A Felony To 'Annoy' A Policeman
The New York State Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a felony to annoy a police officer.
The bill would make aggravated harassment of a police officer a crime punishable by up to four years in prison, and so far, the effort has won praise from law enforcement officials.
Just look at our police state grow…and who’s going to get fucked the most? That’s right, people of color.
Base By: Jahrenesis