My original end-slut-shaming art campaign
Please don’t copy… this is my own work :)
mewgimmiemilk asked: Thank you so much for making this blog, Emily. I'm close to tears with how moving each post is. Thank you to anyone who is brave to be a feminist.
Aw thanks so much for this lovely message. I am so glad that you are inspired! Soon I’ll be done exams and free for the summer so I will have lots more time to keep updating this blog :). You just made this awful night so much better!
When young women are sexually assaulted, we question their pasts and critique their clothing choices, yet rarely ask their attackers to simply be accountable for having no self-control, and no respect for the humanity of the girls they’ve violated.
When middle school girls post half–naked photos of themselves on Instagram, we vilify and ostracize them as cheap and easy, while ignoring the dozens of young men who mindlessly vote their approval each time, who feed the insecurity, and who perpetuate each degrading act with the click of a mouse.
When high school girls get jobs at chain restaurants, which require them to expose their body parts to strangers over trays of nachos, we bemoan their lack of humility and class, yet never question the thousands of men who fill these eateries every day; many with daughters the same age as the ones they ogle.
When women embarrassingly writhe on poles for a few sweaty dollar bills, in dimly lit bars ironically called “Gentlemen’s Clubs”, we heap insults and judgement on them, yet let the many married men who pay both the dancers and the mortgage each month, come and go without blemish or critique.
Sooner or later, we need to stop letting boys be boys, and we need to challenge them to be men.
Sooner or later, we need to pull them out of their perpetual adolescence and into adulthood, and ask them to evenly carry the weight of sexual standards.
Sooner or later, we need to show our young men that the they can actually raise the moral temperature in sexual situations, not reflect them.
Anonymous asked: I've told the guidance office. They called the guy down and he just downright denied it, so there's nothing to be done but avoid him like the plague.
Yes avoid him like crazy. Ugh that really sucks. If it happens again definitely don’t shy away from speaking out.
Anonymous asked: I realized today how desperately our world needs feminism. I wore leggings to school today, and by the end of first period, I had not only been ogled by various boys, but two of them had even touched my butt. When I confronted one of them, his response was simply, "Well you're wearing pants that just beg me to grab your ass." It disgusts me that this is still happening. All I wanted to do this morning was feel beautiful in my clothes, and instead, I felt like a sexual object. We need a change.
Ugh that is disgusting. And not to mention sexual assault. I’ve definitely had similar experiences when I was in high school. Maybe try telling a teacher or someone else?
Editorial about street harassment. Might do a series of these if I find the time :)
A report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.”
Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone.
Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at BitchMedia.org. Infographic by Michelle Leigh.