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We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller

We say to girls: “You can have ambition, but not too much You should aim to be successful, but not too successful Otherwise, you will threaten the man”

Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage I am expected to make my life choices

Always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support

But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage

And we don’t teach boys the same?

We raise girls to see each other as competitors

Not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing

But for the attention of men

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller

We say to girls: “You can have ambition, but not too much You should aim to be successful, but not too successful Otherwise, you will threaten the man”

Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage I am expected to make my life choices

Always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important Now, marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support

But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage

And we don’t teach boys the same?

We raise girls to see each other as competitors

Not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing

But for the attention of men

We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are

Feminist: a person who believes in the social Political, and economic equality of the sexes

—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (via too-indie-for-you-bro)
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gonewiththekatyscarlett:

I really hate having to tell off people that I like. It just makes me so angry to see shit like this. 

Screw you, I can post whatever the hell I want

And you will respect me either way. 

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Flowchart: Should You Catcall Her?
By Shea Strauss

Flowchart: Should You Catcall Her?

By Shea Strauss

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theboredmillennial:

When I channel my inner Sasha Fierce 

theboredmillennial:

When I channel my inner Sasha Fierce 

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emilys-list:

Because that’s what girls do.

emilys-list:

Because that’s what girls do.

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hellogiggles:

IT’S WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY: 5 IMPORTANT WAYS TO CELEBRATEby Margaret Eby http://ift.tt/XPY0xX
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strong-but-breakable:

In South Carolina their legal system states a man can earn five years in prison for abusing his dog but a maximum of just 30 days in jail for beating his wife or girlfriend on a first offense.

SOMEONE TELL ME HOW THIS IS NOT FUCKED UP.

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may10baby:

Now, both of these guys are war vets, and one guy is talking about how he went to his daughter’s fashion design show at her college and he saw a pretty little model dressed up and walking around. He walks over and starts flirting with her, asking her what she models for and everything.

She’s like…

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believe-out-loud:

Happy Women’s Equality Day! 
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gurl:

Women Are Not Objects No Matter How Hot They Are

SORRY WE’RE NOT SORRY: Last night, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were going swimmingly (aside from being sort of boring). Seth Meyers told some jokes. Trophies were given out. Gwen Stefani said “The Colbort Report” instead of The Colbert Report. And Sofia Vergara stood on a rotating platform while some old white dude talked about the Emmys.

Wait, what?

gurl:

Women Are Not Objects No Matter How Hot They Are

SORRY WE’RE NOT SORRY: Last night, the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were going swimmingly (aside from being sort of boring). Seth Meyers told some jokes. Trophies were given out. Gwen Stefani said “The Colbort Report” instead of The Colbert ReportAnd Sofia Vergara stood on a rotating platform while some old white dude talked about the Emmys.

Wait, what?

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sluttygirlproblems:

💪💃👏😽💋😈 www.sluttygirlproblems.com #feminism #feminist

sluttygirlproblems:

💪💃👏😽💋😈 www.sluttygirlproblems.com #feminism #feminist

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levaille:

so my school was justifying is dress code by saying is ‘promotes self respect’ but like??? no??? you can respect yourself and also not be ashamed of your body?? ?? at the same time? ? ???/ ?? ?

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halftheskymovement:

"Beyoncé has spoken at length about her feminist awakening. Through Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s words, she laid out a definition for the term in her late-2013 album. As one of the world’s most successful people, she declared gender equality a “myth” in 2014. And she reenacted Rosie the Riveter’s “We Can Do It” pose on Instagram in July.
Beyoncé didn’t just prove (re: remind us) that she’s a feminist. She used a massive, multi-national platform to make sure we knew it matters. The moment represents a culmination of feminism’s trickling from the edges into the pop culture mainstream — a process Beyoncé, whether one agrees with her approach or not — shot into overdrive.”
-Amanda Duberman reviews Beyonce’s VMA performance.

halftheskymovement:

"Beyoncé has spoken at length about her feminist awakening. Through Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s words, she laid out a definition for the term in her late-2013 album. As one of the world’s most successful people, she declared gender equality a “myth” in 2014. And she reenacted Rosie the Riveter’s “We Can Do It” pose on Instagram in July.

Beyoncé didn’t just prove (re: remind us) that she’s a feminist. She used a massive, multi-national platform to make sure we knew it matters. The moment represents a culmination of feminism’s trickling from the edges into the pop culture mainstream — a process Beyoncé, whether one agrees with her approach or not — shot into overdrive.”

-Amanda Duberman reviews Beyonce’s VMA performance.

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todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, August 26, 1970: Women in more than ninety cities across the U.S. participate in the Women’s Strike for Equality, organized by the National Organization for Women. Among other things, the action called for women to stop working for a day to draw attention to the issue of unequal pay for women’s work.

todayinlaborhistory:

Today in labor history, August 26, 1970: Women in more than ninety cities across the U.S. participate in the Women’s Strike for Equality, organized by the National Organization for Women. Among other things, the action called for women to stop working for a day to draw attention to the issue of unequal pay for women’s work.

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