Are selfies narcissistic or empowering?
A sharp turn from normal fandoms, Bronies took a children’s cartoon and twisted it.
Whistling on the street, cat calling, not taking no for an answer. Boys will be boys right? Nope.
A sexual encounter that is unwanted, no matter what organs, objects, or individuals involved, should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
On Wednesday, Jan. 15, the Supreme Court began to hear arguments about a Massachusetts law that is being challenged as unconstitutional.
What is a slut? This loaded word has an empty meaning to me. I have been called a slut, sure. I have heard other girls call each other sluts, and most times it is used in the context of promiscuity. But why was this a relevant question?
As women, we need to accept the term cunts exist, they are ours, they are our sexuality. As long as women can grow to love the word “cunt” and realize the power and strength behind it, then one day we may reach a point in history where the word “cunt” isn’t something to cringe because of.
The rationale that my friends used to slut-shame me seemed like an easy fix to a pressing problem, under the assertion that it was okay to call me a “ho” and make me feel worse about even trying to establish a long term relationship with someone. It wasn’t comforting, especially when I already felt low about, yet again, another failed tryst at love.
It means if we respected a woman’s right to bodily autonomy, if she controlled the conversations about her body, if we valued her own opinions more highly than we value everyone else’s opinions about her, then I wouldn’t have to write this.
As my body has been broken up into portions of my face and little pieces of my anatomy, the clothing that hangs-upon my body has also been judged as an articulation of the “person” underneath. I am coming to realize that this isn’t a “phase” I can simply age out of, but a life-long experience that I am expected to put up with for fear of upsetting a precarious equilibrium of objectification and silence.