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"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’
I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.
Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

(Source: holandroden, via hardcorecaringaboutstuff)

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wolfwithafoxtail:

People think feminism means that there’s a group of women somewhere that want to take trousers with pockets away from men and give them to women, and give men trousers with fake pockets, while in reality feminism is the general idea that everyone should have trousers with pockets, because pockets are awesome.

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spookiestbackslider:

ermergerhd-luke-freakin-hemmings:

spookiestbackslider:

this is what sam fucking pepper tweeted out to his 1.16 million twitter followers today
in this fucking piece of trash video he walks around on the street harassing and groping women and tries to play it off as a prank, when the women are very obviously uncomfortable with the situation
he is vile human garbage!!! who also made a video at venice beach like two years ago where he made out with women without their consent! wow!
AND he somehow allowed to attend vidcon 2014? like???? holy fuck????
fuck sam pepper!! honestly what a shitbag, he’s poisonous to our communities and should be vehemently rejected from every online space

Ok I agree that the video was completely in appropriate but calling ANYONE “vile human garbage” is almost as bad. He has feelings too, just like you do even if he did something that was totally uncalled for.

"calling someone disgusting for literally committing sexual assault is almost as bad as actual sexual assault"

spookiestbackslider:

ermergerhd-luke-freakin-hemmings:

spookiestbackslider:

this is what sam fucking pepper tweeted out to his 1.16 million twitter followers today

in this fucking piece of trash video he walks around on the street harassing and groping women and tries to play it off as a prank, when the women are very obviously uncomfortable with the situation

he is vile human garbage!!! who also made a video at venice beach like two years ago where he made out with women without their consent! wow!

AND he somehow allowed to attend vidcon 2014? like???? holy fuck????

fuck sam pepper!! honestly what a shitbag, he’s poisonous to our communities and should be vehemently rejected from every online space

Ok I agree that the video was completely in appropriate but calling ANYONE “vile human garbage” is almost as bad. He has feelings too, just like you do even if he did something that was totally uncalled for.

"calling someone disgusting for literally committing sexual assault is almost as bad as actual sexual assault"

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