Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
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So I was in my literature class and we had a guest speaker who was talking about the novel we just finished Under the Feet of Jesus. A book loaded with Chicano social statements. Beautiful lyrical prose about the struggle of migrant farm workers shown through several point of views. The guest…
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On March 3, 1972, NASA launched the Pioneer 10 space probe on a mission to explore faraway Jupiter. It would later become the first man-made object to leave the Solar System.
”Songs to fuck to mixtape” Nice And Slow by Les-Nyc
01 Xodiak - My Soul To Take
02 Ty Dolla $ign ft. The Weeknd & Wiz Khalifa - Or Nah
03 Shlohmo ft. Jeremih - Bo Peep (Do U Right)
04 PARTYNEXTDOOR - Persian Rugs
05 Johnny Rain ft. Alina Baraz - I Won’t Beg You Anymore
06 Jeremih - Fuck U All The Time (Shlohmo Remix)
07 Erik Hassle - Ready For You
08 The Weeknd - The Morning (Atlantic Connection mix)
09 Falcons - Boy Is Mine (Brandy x Monica)
10 SOMBEAR - Love You In The Dark
11 Beyoncé - Drunk In Love (Shash’U Remix)
12 Theophilus London ft. Lunice - I Wanna Kiss You
Infographic: Why we need to raise minimum wage
Some people argue raising the minimum wage will only help a few million teenagers, but this is not true. One in four Americans in the private sector makes less than the $10.10 an hour proposed by President Obama. An increased minimum wage would benefit breadwinners, including more than 70% of government contract employees and 17 million total workers by 2016 according to the economic study.
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