“Following depictions of bi women in mainstream media and porn as objects for the male gaze, these attitudes are then carried into reality and used against bisexual women. Bi women then become objects of sexual harassment and sexual violence, as (mostly) straight cisgender men pressure and coerce them into performative bisexuality. … Surprisingly enough, however, instead of naming this sexual violence for what it is, most bisexual movements have responded to this by backlashing against bi women who choose to be publicly sexual. In a classical move of victim blaming and slut shaming, these women have been framed as the ones guilty of biphobic sexual harassment.”
Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner, Chapter 4: Bisexuality, Feminism, and Women, page 182-183
my sexuality is Mr. Darcy helping Elizabeth into the carriage and then flexing his fingers as he walks away like he can feel her seeping into his skin
I freely admit that my knowledge in this area is patchy but I hate how common it seems to be in Mainstream Feminism to talk shit and distance yourself from the Feminist/Women’s Liberation movement of the 60’s and 70’s.
Please at least appreciate that our movement has a history.
The women who came before us were freaking warriors and we would not be having the conversations we have now without them. Without them there would be no women’s shelters. Without them most of the theories and ideas that we use would not exist.
Don’t criticise the Second Wavers unless you actually know what you are talking about. Who they were. The battles they fought.
And don’t for fuck sake claim that they were all white.
i can’t hear anyone say “do you think women are equal to men? congratulations you’re a feminist!” without gritting my teeth like god please stop reducing a political movement to one pithy, hugely oversimplifying little sentence
Lately, feminists like Annie Lennox, bell hooks and Emma Watson have taken issue with Beyoncé’s sexual openness. While trying to discredit Beyoncé as a feminist, they seem to have forgotten one of the most important parts of Chimamanda’s speech in ***Flawless."What does a lady dress like, exactly? And who decided what a lady looks like? What bearing should one’s clothing have on one’s identification as a feminist? This is exactly the kind of misogynist policing we’ve fought tooth and claw against for decades, and to level this line of “reasoning” at Beyoncé is not only antifeminist, it is despicable." (x)
We should also note that Black Women are perceived and fetishized as hyper sexual. Which is why mainstream feminists willingly call Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea, and Katy Perry revolutionary and in charge of their bodies meanwhile demonizing Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, and Beyonce.
Parks and Recreation Alphabet → l
↳ Li'l Sebastian
"Sebastian may have been li’l, but his impact on this town and the parks department was anything but li’l."