For the longest time the primary battle women had to fight was that of invisibility and inaudibility. In a household the women were to go around taking care of things while not being seen doing so, a good woman didn't let anyone know she works hard or works at all. A good woman let her man(father or brother or husband or son) say the final word. But we are not just women, we are people. We will be seen and heard. And keep working for a future where our counterparts in other repressive regions get a say in their own lives if not today then at least tomorrow. We will not be shamed or despised for who we are. Women are shamed, ridiculed, their bodies mutilated in various parts all over the world. They are stereotyped and mocked. It happens everywhere. And it needs to stop.
Misogynist - if you are a man, I loathe you for bathing in your male privilege. Misogynist - if you are a woman, I pity you that you still do not see.
I am sharing a few rad articles and photos I came across the internet in the past few days which made me feel happy that these people exist. Something I would never have known if the big bad internet did not exist. After all the internet is making people accountable for injustice a little bit more day by day.
|Just read the comments *here*. I thought I was the only one! I went to the doctor with severe foot pain and this is the advice he gave me. I had to resort to google to fix myself ultimately. My problem was not weight related at all.|
❝The possibility that someone above a size 14 could be comfortable enough with her body to wear, say, a crop top simply does not exist for many people...(1) Most girls I know (of any size) dress for themselves, not anyone else...(2) I’m sure some women (again, of any and all body types) are dressing to get attention. And guess what? That’s OK too!❞
❝Since fat bodies are so politicized, dressing them becomes a political act; I’ve talked to a lot of fat girls who choose to wear loud outfits precisely because they want to be visible in a world that tells them they should hide. ❞
Read this article to find out how a Facebook campaign helped Saudi women in passing the new law that provides a rare and welcome opportunity for female employment.
❝I had just told him about a date that had deeply hurt my feelings and another whose reaction to rejection had bordered on harassment. His idea of an equivalently mean act was someone showing up on a date at a size he deemed unacceptable.❞
❝How are they so confident that there is no one overweight in my life, past or present, that I love and care about and don’t want to hear reduced to a punchline?❞
|I am not hiding my body just because it offends your tiny brain; via|
❝And I felt great. From now on, I'm not going to say a word. I'm going to just stand there, fearless, and put the shame and negativity where it belongs: on the perpetrator and not the victim.❞
We have all faced it. We have all just inserted our headphones and walked on.
You never know where a person stands in their journey. Stop judging. Stop reducing them to punchlines. Stop harassing. Stop being a dick in general.