I would like to apologize for my feminism post. I was wrong in sayin find it shouldn't be called equalism, but still stick by my beliefs that everyone should be treated with the respect they deserve. I am sorry if I have offended you in any way.
ALLONS-Y AND STUFF Answer:
you didn’t offend me but thanks for apologising
i want to explain something though - if i say i hate men, i don’t mean it. i have a father and a boyfriend. i hate the fact that all men, including the ‘nice’ ones, are indoctrinated into a patriarchal culture that teaches them that women are lesser beings, that they are disposable, that they are worthless unless they are beautiful. it is difficult to be aware of the aggressions towards women and not feel resentful of those who cause them.
when i say i hate men i mean that i hate the dominant male culture. i hate the fact that i can’t safely walk alone at night, i hate the fact that my sister at 13 was solicited for nudes, that when a woman gives a speech on gender equality (however flawed it was) she gets threatened with her nudes being leaked.
when you say you’re an equalist rather than a feminist you erase the history of our struggle for equality. you cannot remove the female aspect from the movement’s title because it is a female issue. patriarchal issues affecting men are still patriarchal, and the patriarchy is a feminist issue.
you can’t treat everyone equally when people are on vastly different power levels. if someone has five apples and another person has two, and you put three apples into each basket, then there is still inequality. this is why the fact that the fight for gender equality needs to primarily address the issues facing WOMEN, not men
On POINT, my queen
The thing about this is that sculptures like these in art history were for the male gaze. Photoshop a phone to it and suddenly she’s seen as vain and conceited. That’s why I’m 100% for selfie culture because apparently men can gawk at women but when we realize how beautiful we are we’re suddenly full of ourselves…
Girls don’t let anyone tell you loving yourself is vanity.
“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.” ― John Berger, Ways of Seeing
You do know the one with the beautifully colored plumage is the male peacock and it only presents itself like that to attract the plain colored female, right?
So basically the only role your fabulousness has is to impress the plain ol’ me. And I may or may not give a fuck.