Posts tagged heteropatriarchy
as women, we are conditioned to smile and be polite
i’m trying to recondition myself to not do that
i’m sick of my automatic response to creepy fuckin dudes being a nervous smile and nausea
i want a chronic bitch face and when i get harassed i want my first response to be to spit and sneer
fuck your street harassment and fuck being polite
Yes Fuuuuuck that
It is disgusting. We are told to love sex but never masturbate or fool around. To love our bodies but we have to be hairless, thin, have boobs, and to never wear make up to cover our flaws. We can like sports and watch them but we can’t play them unless they are toned down and pretty enough to be oggled at. We can be nerds but we can’t be TOO smart or we forget our place. We are told we need a prince charming and to seek him out by constantly changing ourselves and being perfect for him. We are given the message that outside beauty is what matters the most but if we have it and get successful it was because we have a pretty face. We are told we exaggerate and should just go with it when we complain of being objects and property. We are taught that being a woman is worthy of an insult… WE have to fear walking at night. WE have to go in a group if we need to use the bathroom in a strange place. WE have to be cautious of where we are and who we are with. That we are told to hush and get over it if we are assaulted because real life isn’t like the crime shows and it is harder to convict the assaulter. That female artists are degraded and yelled at in artist alleys. That you are judged just by how you wear a t-shirt.
plucifer [marchen] (via girl-violence)
fuck thaaaat, let’s change it and break all those heteropatriarchal rules set forth by our bore fathers…
You can’t oppress people who aren’t afraid anymore
Here’s a checklist for both me and you guys.
Honestly, unlearning sexism has been hard because I’m surrounded by it and I’ve begun to hate the perpetrators (Ironically, they are mostly one sex … ). Also, some of that shit has been ingrained without me knowing it. Like rape perpetrated by women. Sometimes I don’t react as intensely as i ought to and I make myself feel sick for not feeling like I should. It’s hard to get rid of sexism when other people aren’t trying at all to.
I’m not giving up though. I want to be untouched by that bullshit.