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  • Question: hi, hello, i love what you're doing here on this blog, it's fantastic. feminism has been a massive source of support for me over the past few years because obviously contrary to what people believe it's about strength, equality, self-love, self-expression, respect for others and yourself, and just a better world in general (and tons more!) - so thanks so much for trying to spread that message and show people what feminism is. anyways, i have two things to ask you: 1. recently a girl i know got d - Anonymous
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    drunk and kissed a boy or two, which was fine and dandy, but another friend (who proclaims herself as a feminist) has started calling her a girl who “ruins boys” and her boyfriend dubbed her “not girlfriend material”. i think both of these things are MASSIVELY sexist, but i’m not sure how to explain to them that just because you don’t use the word “slut” doesn’t mean you’re not slut shaming.

    2. - i frequently feel embarrassed or guilty if i chew people out for making rape jokes.it’s a very personal issue for me, but i was out a couple of weekends ago and a boy (a bit older than me) started making rape jokes and i said something somewhat snarky (i can’t remember what) and stormed away. i couldn’t stay where someone was being so vile. but i still felt embarrassed and weak and vulnerable and young and guilty - even though i know it was the right thing to do. and i’m even more embarrassed that i’m embarrassed. i hate how society conditions us this way. any tips to remind myself that what i did i ought to be proud of?

    Sorry, such a silly question probably! or should i have stayed there and tried to explain to him why it was wrong? i’m a teenage girl, and he was a good few years older, so i don’t doubt he mocked me relentlessly once i left…i feel terrible for feeling so weak about it. if any one else told me about that, i’d be proud. i hate that as a girl, if i stayed there i’d feel weak, and when i didn’t i feel like a bitch. ugh.

    Thanks! :)

    Onto your questions:

    1) Oh no! They are definitely being sexist. I would try to turn it around as “Would you talk about a guy that way?” and try to deconstruct it as sexist and not necessarily slut-shaming.

    2) I think anytime we violate social rules and conditioning we still feel that pang of shame or internalized (insert ism here). Think about the fact that you did something and made a difference. Think about how doing something, even when it’s uncomfortable, is a great way to grow as a person.

    There’s no right/wrong way to handle something like that, sometimes it’s not worth it to explain or can be dangourous even so you have to put self-care first. 

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Sexual Violence Against the LGBT Community

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By: Billieanne Maurizi

Unfortunately, sexual violence against people in the LGBT+ community is at an epidemic level. The news is full of stories about LGBT youth committing suicide after years of bullying and sexual violence. These occurrences are not isolated incidents being overblown in the…

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  • Question: Meghan Trainor released a new song called "dear future husband" that basically says that if men tell women they're pretty and treat them with the most basic decency that then women will have sex with them. Ugh like women are already dying over this mindset that women are some machine you put niceness tokens into until sex falls out. - Anonymous
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    I know! When will people understand that life and sex don’t work that way? 

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Sex positivity means many things, but it does not mean that all sex is positive or enjoyable.

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Parineeti Chopra responds to a male reporter who claims to know nothing about periods (menstrual cycle). [X]

SO IMPORTANT.

BRILLIANT

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