In health class we were given sheets of paper and told to write a message we would want someone of the opposite sex to know
She read some examples
The girls were like: “Hey can you please not treat me like shit”
The boys were like: “Spray tans look ugly I hate when girls wear too much makeup and don’t lead me on.”
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You know how it is, right, ladies? You know a guy for a while. You hang out with him. You do fun things with him—play video games, watch movies, go hiking, go to concerts. You invite him to your parties. You listen to his problems. You do all this because you think he…
“THEN WHO IS”?
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This disgusts me on a number of levels. I struggle to understand how there are people in our world who feel that the amount of clothing can validate actions like rape and sexual harassment. To say that there’s such a skirt length that constitutes as “asking for it” is an idea that makes me cringe. I’m immensely thankful for feminism (and I don’t mean the stereotypical misanthropical femi-nazis) and all it does to advocate for an education on rape culture. How much/what type of clothes you wear in no way denotes your character or ethical/moral beliefs. Women in this country should be able to dress in a way that they like without being judged on such a surface factor. I consider myself a very conservative person. I am in no way a provocative person or particularly “sexualized” (and that is not at all meant to be derogatory) but I like and own my fair share of short-shorts and crop tops. Just because I choose to dress that way doesn’t mean I’m a slut or a whore. As a matter of fact, I’m quite far from it. Some might argue that society still sees it fit to judge us based on what we wear and that we might as well get used to it, but women shouldn’t have to bend to the will of a misunderstanding and victim-blaming society. It’s time we educate our citizens to understand that there is never a time when a woman - or a man - is asking to be raped. More so, rape is a power thing. Men don’t rape women because they’re excessively horny. We all know that and it’s been preached to us for eternity. Men are just as likely to rape someone in baggy, too-large clothes versus a girl who’s skimpily clothed. The best women can do to prevent rape is to make sure to stay out of dangerous, isolated areas and to always use the buddy system. So I reiterate once more - in no way does a women’s outfit at all “ask for it.” We are free to dress how we want and express ourselves in any way and people who make shallow judgements based on our clothing should take a moment and reconsider and potentially try to genuinely understand.
By reposting this instead of reblogging it, you missed that the entire POINT of the image is the very thing you’re talking about above.
Why Society Still Needs Feminism
Because to men, a key is a device to open something. For women, it’s a weapon we hold between our fingers when we’re walking alone at night.
Because the biggest insult for a guy is to be called a “pussy,” a “little bitch” or a “girl.” From here on out, being called a “pussy” is an effing badge of honor.
Because last month, my politics professor asked the class if women should have equal representation in the Supreme Court, and only three out of 42 people raised their hands.
Because rape jokes are still a thing.
Because despite being equally broke college kids, guys are still expected to pay for dates, drinks and flowers.
Because as a legit student group, Campus Fellowship does not allow women to lead anything involving men. Look, I know Eve was dumb about the whole apple and snake thing, but I think we can agree having a vagina does not directly impact your ability to lead a
Because it’s assumed that if you are nice to a girl, she owes you sex — therefore, if she turns you down, she’s a bitch who’s put you in the “friend zone.” Sorry, bro, women are not machines you put kindness coins into until sex falls out.
Because only 29 percent of American women identify as feminist, and in the words of author Caitlin Moran, “What part of ‘liberation for women’ is not for you? Is it freedom to vote? The right not to be owned by the man you marry? The campaign for equal pay? Did all that good shit get on your nerves? Or were you just drunk at the time
of the survey?”
Because when people hear the term feminist, they honestly think of women burning bras. Dude, have you ever bought a bra? No one would burn them because they’re freaking
Because Rush Limbaugh.
Because we now have a record number of women in the Senate … which is a measly 20 out of 100. Congrats, USA, we’ve gone up to 78th place for women’s political representation, still below China, Rwanda and Iraq.
Because recently I had a discussion with a couple of well-meaning Drake University guys, and they literally could not fathom how catcalling a woman walking down University Avenue is creepy and sexist.
Could. Not. Fathom.
Because on average, the tenured male professors at Drake make more than the tenured female professors.
Because more people on campus complain about chalked statistics regarding sexual assault than complain about the existence of sexual assault. Priorities? Have them.
Because 138 House Republicans voted against the Violence Against Women Act. All 138 felt it shouldn’t provide support for Native women, LGBT people or immigrant women. I’m kind of confused by this, because I thought LGBT people and women of color were also human beings.
Because a girl was roofied last semester at a local campus bar, and I heard someone say they think she should have been more careful. Being drugged is her fault, not the fault of the person who put drugs in her drink?
Because Chris Brown beat Rihanna so badly she was hospitalized, yet he still has fans and bestselling songs and a tattoo of an abused woman on his neck.
Because out of 7 billion people on the planet, more than 1 billion women will be raped or beaten in their lifetimes. Women and girls have their clitorises cut out, acid thrown on them and broken bottles shoved up them as an act of war. Every second of every day. Every corner of the Earth.
Because the other day, another friend of mine told me she was raped, and I can no longer count on both my hands the number of friends who have told me they’ve been sexually assaulted. Words can’t express how scared I am that I’m getting used to this.
Because a brief survey of reality will tell you that we do not live in a world that values all people equally and that sucks in real, very scary ways. Because you know we live in a sexist world when an awesome thing with the name “feminism” has a weird connotation. Because if I have kids someday, I want my son to be able to have emotions and play dress up, and I want my daughter to climb trees and care more about what’s in her head than what’s on it. Because I don’t want her to carry keys between her fingers at night to
Because feminism is for everybody, and this is your official invitation.
|—||Caitlin O’Donnell, Drake University. (via on-another-note)|