cambridge university students were asked on campus why they needed feminism. here are 60 answers. click the link for over about 600 more.
This is amazing
i need feminism because when i go to heavy metal concerts the man i stand next to is assumed to be my boyfriend that dragged me along
I need feminism because when my brother was depressed, my parents took him to a therapist, but they dismiss my depression as being hormonal.
”I need feminism because LAD culture needs to end” is a great one I haven’t seen before on campaigns like this, love it.
…up to 200,000 people angry with high costs and poor public services took to the streets. Protesters in Rio de Janeiro burned cars and looted buildings as police attempted to disperse them with teargas and rubber bullets. Aerial images showed thousands of people attempting to storm the congress building in Brasilia. The rallies…are some of the biggest ever seen in the country…
Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer (via howkrule)
why is it “learn to be aware of the message you send” instead of “learn to be aware of the message others are sending you, so if you’re making them afraid or uncomfortable you can try to not do that”?
wait i forgot it couldn’t pOSSibly be anyone’s fault other than the person with the “negative” body language
Basically, if I do all these things I will look like creepy Lincoln from the hall of presidents at disney. Straight back, stiff hands, CREEPY EYES.
“Remain constantly vigilant in an uncomfortable pose assumed specifically to convince others that you are trustworthy. This makes you look relaxed and honest.”
It sucks when someone you have feelings for doesn’t share those feelings; it happens to women all the time, too. We hear “I just want to be friends” and “you’re like one of the guys” and “you’re like a sister to me” just as often. But you’ll never hear a woman complain that guys just don’t appreciate a Nice Girl because we’re taught it’s our own fucking fault when we’re rejected—we aren’t pretty enough or thin enough or sexy enough, we weren’t sexual enough or were too sexual, we put out too much or too little or too soon or not soon enough, we didn’t wear our hair the right way or our skirt the right length, we’re “too tomboyish” or “too butch” or “too feminine”, or we’re “not their type”, or we’re otherwise not good enough in various ways to entice the man to grace us with his affection.
But when we’re not interested in someone, we’re vilified. We’re the bitch that lead them on, the bitch who let them buy us dinner but didn’t want to date them, the bitch who doesn’t appreciate a nice guy, the bitch they were nice to and then got nothing in return from.
And, frankly, fuck those people. Showing interest in me, being friendly with me, getting close to me, or eating a meal with me (even if they paid for it) doesn’t obligate me to open my heart or my legs. And anyone who doesn’t appreciate my friendship sure as hell doesn’t deserve my love or my pussy.❞