Remember kids, only white people can celebrate the 4th of July, otherwise it’s cultural appropriation.
Implying that only white people count as Americans? Well at least you’re not trying to mask your overt…
Ya’ll can have the rest
The Hesitant Betrothed by Auguste Toulmouche (1866)
I have always adored this painting. Having the central female figure stare with awareness at her viewer is a very powerful move, and something not often given to women in paintings. It creates an engagement with the viewer, she sees you and she knows you are watching her. She is no longer an object in an image, she is a person.
You know she gon’ kill the man she has to marry
I like how everyone else is totally excited the women are congratulating her, the little girl is so into being a flower girl.
And she’s there in middle going “THIS IS SUCH BULLSHIT.”
"the hesitant betrothed" there is NOTHING HESITANT about that expressionWhoa. This is really dramatic and unexpected :)The “Fuck This Shit” Betrothed
This is the ‘Isn’t It A Tragedy She Was Widowed So Young’ Betrothed, is what it is.
"the lesbian and her lovers plot a murder"
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE PRO-CHOICE TO BE A FEMINIST
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE BORN FEMALE TO BE A FEMINIST
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A DEMOCRAT TO BE A FEMINIST
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DISLIKE MEN TO BE A FEMINIST
YOU LITERALLY JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT WOMEN DESERVE THE SAME RIGHTS AS MEN
WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING
Being anti-abortion (politically, not personally) is denying women their most basic rights to their bodies. That really doesn’t coincide with feminism at all.
You can’t talk about the economy without talking about this.
CEO compensation started to take off in 1980 with the arrival of Reagan, supply-side economics, and general conservative belief that “poor people deserve to die”.
petition to stop using “strong female character” and instead “well-written female character” so that sexist douchebags understand that we’re insulting them for their inability to write 50% of the world’s population and just how fucking basic our expectations are.
The fact is, a 14-year-old girl may be capable of agreeing to sex with a 49-year-old man, but she doesn’t have the emotional and mental maturity to consent. I was 25 before I realized that every man I’d slept with as a teenager was a pedophile. It seemed to me that since I’d courted the attention, that I was fully culpable. What teenager believes she is not mentally or emotionally capable of full consent? I thought I was an adult, although when I look at the picture of myself from the time period above, I see a child.
I thought I was the exception for these men, the girl so precocious and advanced that it superseded social norms. I thought that I was “older than my chronological age.”
It never occurred to me as a young sexually active teen that the adult men I had relationships with may have been manipulating me, that they had designs and motives I couldn’t see from my limited child’s perspective.
Everyone should read this article if they haven’t already. The anecdotes are upsetting and carry major TW (pedophilia, graphic depictions of sex), but the message is just so on point.
The global attention and Western feminists’ efforts to empathize with the suffering and despicable persecution of young women in Pakistan and Nigeria are welcome. But the positioning of a grownup, liberated Western feminism against the simple, naive schoolgirl feminism of brown and black lands, where the girls are imagined as just beginning to scramble for an education and awaiting Western liberation, is a cause for concern. This opportunistic centering of the world’s feminist attention on the schoolgirl, whether Pakistani or Nigerian, defangs black and brown feminism. A trademark of schoolgirl feminism is its refusal to question narratives of global inequality or Western complicity. For example, Yousafzai does not question the CIA’s use of a polio and hepatitis vaccination program as a means of getting to Osama bin Laden — an act whose consequences have led to the denial of basic health care to several millions of Pakistani women. Nor has she joined hands with anti-drone activists who are seeking justice for hundreds of innocent civilians (including children) who have been killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.
Similarly, the Nigerian schoolgirls, absent and silent, cannot question enthusiastic American Instagrammers to stop filling the gaping mouths of their gas tanks at Shell Oil, which has been accused in international courts of large-scale environmental degradation in Nigeria. These diffuse effects of Westerners’ complicity have no place in the rescue narrative playing out on the world’s glowing screens. In February, Boko Haram singled out and killed 59 schoolboys in the town of Buni Yadi — an incident largely ignored by the media. The only explanation as to why the kidnapping of girls became the basis of a media blitz is that the former is harder to fit into a clichéd archetype such as schoolgirl feminism.