To hint at a character being queer, and then flat out deny any possibility of the character actually being queer, is problematic. Queerbaiting is exploitative as it is used to bring in viewers who are interested in queer characters without actually putting in queer characters.
We grew up coloring in and labeling these diagrams but hardly knew anything about the parts we were labeling or how to locate what we were labeling on our own bodies; female anatomy was not something to be spoken about out loud.
Imagine young students being introduced to the notion that their genders are not innate, that they are not born male or female but rather end up embodying their societal and cultural expectations and are thus malleable, moveable, morphing and flowing, like water.
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.