It Makes Me Sad

It makes me sad that the majority of search terms used to come to this site are related to my post about my own personal experience with rape.

I could go into how pervasive rape culture is our everyday lives, but instead I’ll list just five of the many posts out there who word it so much better than I:

Rape Culture. My Culture. – Goodeye McWoowoo

“Roast Busters” ie let me tell you a rape joke – gintearsandcremebrulee

Fuck off, Bob Jones, and everyone else: stop reading the Herald – QoT

Persephone Syndrome – Maggie Mayhem

Risky Business – tallulahspankhead

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Forgetting the Choice Aspect of the Feminism Ideology

Because no one in their right mind would choose to do sex work, would they?  I mean, they’ve obviously been brainwashed by the patriarchy.  Those who find empowerment through sex work are just lying to themselves.

Just because you wouldn’t choose to do sex work yourself, doesn’t mean anyone who does choose to do so is deluded.  Who are you to tell them what to do?  They have the choice to do so, and by trying to take it away, you are no better than the patriarchy you claim to be fighting against.

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And a bingo card that seems to be particularly apt for this conversation (via Feminisnt.com):

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If you’re reading this anywhere but That Girl, Fae or a feed reader without attribution, it has been STOLEN! Who knew that my stuff was that good? ~ Fae

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All Women Are Real

There was a letter to the editor in The Press yesterday.

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I felt compelled to write my own letter in response.

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We’re all in this together, people.

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If you’re reading this anywhere but That Girl, Fae or a feed reader without attribution, it has been STOLEN! Who knew that my stuff was that good? ~ Fae

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What Feminism Is

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That is all.

Except for the transphobia thing, some areas of feminism are pretty transphobic.  As with many movements, there are always small factions that let the side down.  Just because some people in a movement act/believe a certain way, doesn’t mean that’s true for all involved.  It’s like how not all Christians are fundamentalist evangelicals, and not all who practice Islam are terrorists.  That’s what this was pointing at, because not all feminists are transphobic, though some, unfortunately, are.

IMO, the motivation behind feminism should be equality in all areas, for everyone, period.  My philosophy, everyone deserves to do whatever the hell they want, as long as their actions don’t take away from the freedoms of others, and respect the way other people use their freedom, even if you don’t agree with it.

There are so many who have no respect for others as equal human beings.  It will be the downfall of us all.

H/T The Riot

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If you’re reading this anywhere but That Girl, Fae or a feed reader without attribution, it has been STOLEN! Who knew that my stuff was that good? ~ Fae

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