There are men who refuse “chivalrous” acts from a woman, such as refusing to walk through a door that a woman holds open for them, while believing that it is rude for a woman to exercise the same right to refuse.
Women can’t express anger without the very real fear of being accused of “hysterics” or being “shrill”.
Women get scolded for “un-ladylike” behaviour: using coarse language, talking frankly about sex or other “impolite” topics, confidently voicing one’s dissenting opinion, etc.
People continue to believe and perpetuate gender essentialism based on bad science or using actual studies to “prove” the innateness of gender roles when the study itself supports no such thing.
For same-sex couples, people think it is okay to ask “who’s the woman/man of the couple?”
Women are seen as the “gatekeepers” to morality/sexuality, charged with the duty of fending off the advances of men. If they fail then they were “asking for” it and/or are “damaged goods”. Their clothing/actions will always be questioned to see if they were “leading on” the man at all.
Men are seen as “beasts” who are unable to control their “raging hormones” – which absolves them of guilt for “improper” sex (anything from date rape to sex outside of marriage) but also paints them as uncivilized brutes.
“Do whatever you want. Who gives a shit? Rob a bank, stop eating, go out and change the world or burn your house to the ground. Throw your hands in the air because you just do not care! For God’s sake breathe that fucking air and live your life”—Chuck Palahnuik (via lindseysnow)
6401.) I love all those crazy, drunk, fucked up people, they seem so free... It looks like they can do whatever they want. I wish I could be like them. Use drugs whenever I want, have vodka for breakfast... But in real life, if you do all this, you end up poor, living on the streets, sick, and alone.
I wish more people understood the difference between need and want. Especially when it comes to love. I don’t want to be needed. Air is needed, food is needed, shelter is needed…I am not. I want to be wanted, of course. But to be something that somebody needs in order to go about their day or life, well that is just sad to me. To me, it says that that person is dependant, that they don’t know how to exist, that they don’t know how to be their own person. To be wanted, well, that’s an entirely different story. To me, it says, look, I’ve got my shit together, I can get along just fine without you, but I don’t want to; I enjoy you and your company and you add light to my day, I want you around.
“Rape culture is telling girls and women to be careful about what you wear, how you wear it, how you carry yourself, where you walk, when you walk there, with whom you walk, whom you trust, what you do, where you do it, with whom you do it, what you drink, how much you drink, whether you make eye contact, if you’re alone, if you’re with a stranger, if you’re in a group, if you’re in a group of strangers, if it’s dark, if the area is unfamiliar, if you’re carrying something, how you carry it, what kind of shoes you’re wearing in case you have to run, what kind of purse you carry, what jewelry you wear, what time it is, what street it is, what environment it is, how many people you sleep with, what kind of people you sleep with, who your friends are, to whom you give your number, who’s around when the delivery guy comes, to get an apartment where you can see who’s at the door before they can see you, to check before you open the door to the delivery guy, to own a dog or a dog-sound-making machine, to get a roommate, to take self-defense, to always be alert always pay attention always watch your back always be aware of your surroundings and never let your guard down for a moment lest you be sexually assaulted and if you are and didn’t follow all the rules it’s your fault.”—This is a damn good read. (via nikkiwiley)
does not mean that you have to reject femininity or being girl-y in any of its forms. It does not mean that you must believe that all beauty should be androgynous. It does not mean that you think all men are scum or all men are only after sex. That is inverse sexism and just as…
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