We are extremely familiar with the word “bitch” — chances are you have either been called, called someone, or heard someone be called a bitch. I know I have experienced all three. The frequent usage of the word bitch got me thinking about its meaning and appropriateness in our daily life.
TIME has since apologized for including the word ‘feminist’ amongst other words like “bae” and “turnt,” but it has exposed something vital about our society: why we need feminism now more than ever.
The Oppression Olympics tries to invalidate a certain group’s oppression. Their oppression isn’t legitimate enough, because another group has it worse.
Without the knowledge and ideas of feminism, both men and women would lack the language to describe the sexism that persists in everyday life. The question is, have we achieved this liberation in a political, social, and cultural setting?
Who decided that the nipple was something so atrociously taboo that women are forbidden to bear their torso? God forbid a woman goes topless; the earth will shatter into oblivion, fires will erupt from the earth, earthquakes will engulf our cities, and society as we know it will crumble. I don’t think so.
Women of all generations are reclaiming the evolved trade of taking nudes, seizing the opportunity to be proud of their own body and preach, “I love my figure.”
Feminism is not a prescription, because your humanity is not a disease.
The term “feminism” communicates a relationship to gender, while “humanism” can – and does – refer to any number of things relating to the human condition.
We are the generation that pays almost triple for college. In 1973 a private four year college could cost about $10,783. In 2013 the average was $30,094. National student loan debt is at an all-time high at more than $1 trillion.
“My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress.”