"It pisses me off that we still live in a world where the patriarchy tries to rule, own and degrade the sacred feminine. Where it doesn't seem to matter what they say or what atrocities they commit, they somehow still hold offices of power that make the rules that try to govern us. They try to lay siege on our rights, our bodies, our very souls. They try to wear us down and keep us silent, but they will never win. You cannot silence the feminine. You cannot own her. You cannot destroy her. She exists within all beings, within the very Earth on which you stand. The patriarchy isn't the true masculine essence, but a strangled and scared shadow of the masculine. Conscious masculine energy doesn't seek to rule to feminine, but to stand equally by her side. Our message to the patriarchy that attempts to subjugate us, we don't owe you shit." ~Ara
Thank you @the_goddess_circle_ara 🙏
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ATTENTION CREEPERS: WE'RE NOT HERE FOR THAT. This is getting increasingly tiresome to deal with, and I know I'm not the only person who has been forced to read gross messages from dudes who think we owe them our time. The uninvited invasion of our space is not okay. If you send me that kind of message, I'm not performing the emotional labor to explain to you individually how your behavior is viewed as aggressive. Your ass is just getting blocked. BYE.
#ThisIsAmerica (Swipe 👈🏾)
Can’t take a nap in our own college dorm
Can’t hold meetings in Starbucks
Can’t rent an air b n b
Can’t exercise our 2nd amendment rights
Can’t go to parties
Can’t exercise our 1st amendment rights
Can’t be in our own backyard
Can’t just be....
From Atlanta Black Star: “Marie Rodriguez, the owner of the Airbnb the group was renting, defended her neighbor’s call to 911 and the police response.
Rodriguez said it was the first time she rented out her home on Airbnb, and that her neighbor was concerned when she saw strangers packing up suitcases. The neighbor told Rodriguez that when she approached the group, they behaved strangely. “She walked over, smiled at them and waved and they basically looked at her like she was a Martian,” Rodriguez said. She added, “Strange vehicle, strange people, in a suburban neighborhood, and they’re not friendly. She called the police, and I don’t blame her..... “They had luggage in their hands and they weren’t really looking at me,” said the woman, who wasn’t identified. “They didn’t behave like neighbors and I know the couple that owns the house and I didn’t recognize them … I wasn’t being nosy. I was just being observant.””
Today, on my break from work, I walked across the street to get a coffee. While I was waiting to cross on the way back, a man drove by me and cat called me out the window. I looked up, we made eye contact, but I did not smile or wave. After he passed, I sort of laughed to myself to think guys really think that works as I crossed the road. But I wasn’t laughing anymore once I realized the guy had turned around and followed me into the parking lot of my work. I all but ran inside while he pulled into a spot and then watched with my coworker as he creeped back by peering into our lobby. Not that it matters, but this is how I was dressed-no makeup, unkempt hair. I gave him no encouragement or sign that his behavior was welcome. As I stood in the lobby I felt bewildered and, honestly, afraid. This is not ok. “We” wonder why women in this country don’t feel safe, well it’s instances like this. I’d rather not think about how this situation could have played out had I not had the safety of work to run to. #metoo#timesup#women#safety#wedeservebetter#notok#notalright#unwantedattention#respect#respectwomen#dontbeacreep#wedontoweyoushit
We stand by @xyellsx and wholeheartedly support the @_50shadesofno campaign with @projectconsent this International Women's Day. Visit https://www.50shadesofno.com/ to watch the film, purchase a shirt and support this important cause. Listen. Respect. Speak up. There is no grey area around consent. Women don't owe you shit.
I stand with @projectconsent for a new campaign this International Women's Day. There are more than @_50shadesofno but they all mean THE SAME THING. Do not ignore them. We're removing the grey area around consent because we all deserve safety and respect and those things are sexy as hell!
to watch the film and support the campaign!
Mój dziadek jest znany na dzielni z tego, że co rano robi obchód sklepów i kiosków, znosi do domu siaty zakupów i sterty prenumerowanych gazet, a przy okazji bajeruje wszystkie panie za ladami. Mnie dokarmia trzema dokładkami obiadu, oddaje swoje ostatnie schowane przed babcią czekoladki z alkoholem, zdradza tajniki robienia ryby po grecku albo dopija ze mną resztki szampana, gdy nikt inny już nie ma ochoty (my mamy zawsze). Ale przede wszystkim mój dziadek dba o to, żeby moje zaległości w bieżącej prasie nie były aż tak monstrualne, więc co jakiś czas odbieram od niego stosik "Wysokich Obcasów" z przykazaniem, że mam wyczytać wszystkie litery. Kiedyś będzie mi tego cholernie brakowało, ale dziś podziwiam przegenialną sobotnią okładkę i zabieram się do lektury, żeby trochę zmniejszyć moją #pileofshame . PS. Zapytałam kiedyś dziadka, czy on też to czyta przede mną. Odpowiedział zdziwiony, że oczywiście, bo "tam są ciekawe historie, a ja czytam wszystko w gazetach". #wysokieobcasy#tatyanafazlalizadeh#stoptellingwomentosmile#juststop#wedontoweyoushit#feminism#grrrlpwr#dziadek#superdziadek#nadrabiamzaległości#readinglist
When slut shames you for your right to say yes and friend zone attacks you for exercising your right to say no 🖕🖕🖕 #fuckyou#hoelifeornolife#wedontoweyoushit#toomanyjudgejudys P.S. just so you know the friend zone doesn't actually exist... pretty much designed to soften a blow to a dude's ego. Brah a human didn't feel the same way you did. Keep it moving
As I was carefully searching alongside the creek in the muddy bank for mushrooms, and looked down at my dirt covered hands and knees, I thought about gender performance and how many constraints women have on their bodies and lives when forced to constantly perform their femininity, feeling pressure to be thin, to be feminine and graceful, to look beautiful and desireable to males, perform domestic AND emotional labor. And even within movements, our "woke" male counterparts are sometimes the worst perpetrators of toxic masculinity. It was one of those moments I have revisited many times through the years in my exploration of my gender, identity, healing, and beliefs, and it was a reminder that these type of men or ideologies aren't worth the energy or effort, and more importantly, us women need to focus on what feeds our souls, our passions, what heals, liberates us (mujeres) from this terrible patriarchy and other systems of oppression, and I'd rather be covered in dirt exploring forests with my boys or digging in the garden with my crooked eyeliner and hairy legs than worrying about any of that other mess anyway ✌