Deconstructing the stereotypical notion of “Feminist” and reasons we need to reclaim it.
Sex work can be a tricky subject to discuss because of personal beliefs and ideologies. But by advocating for stricter laws against sex work, one is choosing to ignore the health and safety risks sex workers face.
All countries, from the developing to the highly industrialized, need to heed the reproductive rights of their women, and recognize their bodily integrity and autonomy, so they can finally be treated as equal members of society.
We belong in the kitchen, on the soccer field, and in the White House— we have a right to belong in every inch of the world, to belong in a society that treats us with dignity for all our differences and similarities.
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.