A week ago, our country lost one hell of a woman. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a pioneer for civil rights, women's rights, feminism, healthcare, and more. If it weren't for her, we wouldn't have Obamacare and gay marriage. Women wouldn't have the right to choose. Her death is a catastrophic loss to women and men of color, to all women, to healthcare, and to humanity as a whole.
RBG became the first woman, and first Jewish person to lie in state at the Capitol in DC. Her coffin was draped with her own American flag, and she was carried into the Capitol by our military. Inside the Capitol, her Personal Trainer paid respect by doing push-ups by her coffin. Lawmakers, politicians, and more paid their respects at the Capitol. Those that were there describe the scene as incredibly emotional, heartbreaking, and filled with gratitude.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, next to her husband.
Folks, my heart and spirit are still broken by her passing. She has done so much for me, and for every woman in this country.
She was strong, compassionate, and she never backed down when challenged. She gave her all to causes she cared about.
The best way we can honor her is to continue her fight. We can also honor her by fighting at the polls. We need to vote for those that will continue her hard work.
RIP Ruth Bader Ginsburg! <3 Thank you!
Ladies, we are in danger. Our rights are hanging by a thread. By Friday/Saturday, president Trump will nominate Ruth Bader Ginsberg's successor, and it will be a conservative. Trump is trying to decide between two women. Both of these women are Christian conservatives. One is white, and one is Hispanic. Both have the same values as Trump, and they are ready to end 5 rights that Ruth Bader Ginsberg worked hard for.
Trump is picking a woman, only because he wants to secure the female vote. He will probably pick a woman of color, just so he can secure that vote as well.
If Shulamith Firestone were alive today, she would be furious at what Trump and his flying monkeys are doing. She would tweet that Trump is using his male privilege to "parasitically feed on the emotional strength of women."
She would say that women will become even more oppressed if Roe vs Wade is overturned.
Firestone would quote her own groundbreaking book "The Dialectic of Sex," saying:
"Just as to ensure elimination of economic classes requires the revolt of the underclass (the proletariat) and, in a temporary dictatorship, their seizure of the means of production, so to assure the elimination of sexual classes requires the revolt of the underclass (women) and the seizure of control of reproduction: not only the full restoration to women of ownership of their own bodies, but also their [temporary] seizure of control of human fertility—the new population biology as well as all the social institutions of child-bearing and child-rearing. ... [T]he end goal of feminist revolution must be, unlike that of the first feminist movement, not just the elimination of male privilege but of the sex distinction itself: genital differences between human beings would no longer matter culturally."
She wouldn't give up until we are seen as solid equals to men. We would be paid the same amount as men. We would go to the same schools as men. We would share household duties 50/50. We would have equal rights to vote. We would have total and absolute control over our own bodies.
She would tweet Trump, saying:
"We can no longer justify the maintenance of a discriminatory sex class system on the grounds of its origin in Nature."
We cannot be used in order to meet a quota, we cannot be used to win an election, and we cannot allow a man to use our own emotions against us. She would tell Trump that it is impractical and unethical to nominate someone to succeed RBG before an election. She would ask Trump to pick someone who would work in the best interest of the PEOPLE, not his Aryan culture.
Shulamith Firestone would tell feminists today that we need to fight louder and harder. We are at a war. She would remind us that "Power, however it has evolved, whatever its origins, will not be given up without a struggle." We cannot give up power to the enemy. We cannot settle for living in a patriarchal society.
Ladies, "feminists have to question not just all of Western culture, but the organization of culture itself, and further, even the very organization of nature. Many women give up in despair; if that's how deep it goes, they just don't want to know (about it)."
Does anything in the country make sense? Do you really want to submit to a man who sees you as less than he is? You are nothing but slaves to Trump. You cannot let him do that to you, to your girlfriends, to your sisters, your mothers, your nieces, your daughters, etc. We deserve better. YOU deserve better. You don't deserve to be in a country that is 100% phallocentric. We need to turn things around. Read up on feminism, vote blue at the polls. RESIST the Aryan doctrine that Trump preaches. Spread the word!
Trump's misogyny has no limits, and his female followers have no fucking clue!
At a campaign rally on Saturday night, Trump asked a group of his female followers if their husbands were aware that they were at the event.
"Anyway, I hope your husbands are OK with it. Are they OK? They're OK. You have good husbands."
In the same night, he discussed his hard-on for finding Ruth Bader Ginsberg's successor.
"It will be a woman. A very talented, very brilliant woman, who I haven't chosen yet, but we have numerous women on the list."
According to his list, there are two women on there (and neither of them care about women's rights): Amy Coney Barrett (white) and Barbara Lagoa (Hispanic). Both women are right-wing extremists, and they intend on overturning Roe vs. Wade, as well as Obamacare. Rumor has it that he might go with Barrett, but I have a feeling he will choose Lagoa, just so he can secure the Hispanic vote.
Anyway, I digress. Nothing Trump does surprises me anymore. It's disgusting that the leader of the most powerful country in the world is displaying this type of misogyny. Even worse, no one in his camp is calling him out on it. Trump treats women, even his own supporters, like they are second class citizens. Women are nothing but wives and child-bearers to him. He expects women to do his bidding. His female followers do that. They are like, "Yes daddy, I will scream 'White power' while in a convoy in NC." "Yes daddy, I will overturn Roe vs. Wade and get rid of women's rights. We don't need those as long as a man takes care of us."
We need to wake these females up! We are about to lose our rights! Ladies, we need an uprising of radical feminism. It's so bad, I'm pretty sure Lady Liberty is about to get up and walk across the Atlantic, like "I need to get TF out of here. This country is one big phallic symbol, full of hate, racism and misogyny."
We cannot be silent any longer. It's time to fight and fight loudly. If Trump gets his way, women will become slaves. We cannot let that happen!
Below is a clip from a movie called "Itty Bitty Titty Committee." It's about a group of radical feminist womyn who look to inflict social change. It's an amazing movie. Highly recommended.
Are we all bra-burning, hateful, lesbian feminists that sacrifice men to goddess Lilith?
Readers, I'm about to blow your mind. What if I told you that what you know about feminists is totally wrong? Are you still alive over there?
If you're still alive, read on.
People have a generally negative feeling when it comes to feminism. In this post, I will clear up all the confusion surrounding my favorite F word.
I hope the above helps you understand feminism better. We aren't angry c*nts that want to boil your genitalia in acid. We just want equal rights. We want equal pay, equal opportunities, etc. Men and women are both human. We are on this floating rock in space, and we are dealing with a lot of shit on earth. How about closing the gap between us, and how about we work together so life can become better?
Until we can all work together, feminists everywhere will continue fighting for our rights. We may get loud, we may get personal, but you won't see proper feminist protesters becoming violent against another human. We will just destroy your mind with our words :-) .
"Feminism is the radical notion that women are people." -Cheris Kramarae
When people think about feminism, they think about hairy, scorned women who want men to die a painful death.
Hate to burst your bubble, and you might want to sit down for this one: We don't want men to die. We want to be equal to men.
When it comes to feminism, we don't believe in being BETTER than you. Feminism is social justice movement that believes in equality between men and women. We believe that we should be able to live in a society where we shouldn't be forced to conform to "social norms (housewives, barefoot, pregnant, uneducated, etc)." We want to aid in changing society. We feel that men shouldn't be afraid to express their vulnerability, and women shouldn't be afraid to be independent. Feminists want everyone to be their authentic selves.
Right now, we live in a purely patriarchal society. What is patriarchy, you ask?
"Patriarchy is a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it."
The world is a patriarchal society in general, with the United States being the largest and most racist country. If you look at who we have in office in our country, all we see is conservative white men. There are a few women here and there, and most of those women are white. Maybe 1% of those in office are men and women of color. I am being generous on the 1% because if you line everyone in government up, it looks like a scene from Frozen.
For generations, a group of "radical" feminists (men and women of various ethnic and religious backgrounds) have tried to equalize this country. They have gone on hunger strikes, been beaten, killed, and they have shouted from rooftops for equality.
Surely, we have made some strides in equality, but we are still far from the finish line. At this time, all the work that our feminist mothers and fathers have done is about to be ruined. Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away Friday, and now Trump is desperate to fill her seat before the election. RBG was one of the women who was working on equality. If we have a conservative white woman/man take her place, we can say goodbye to racial justice, women's rights, healthcare, marriage equality, abortion rights, and more. Decades of hard work will be washed away, and it will be like the 40s and 50s.
We need to fight for our rights. We need to get to the polls and vote Trump out. We need feminism now more than ever. We have too much at stake.
As if 2020 couldn't suck enough, Ruth Bader Ginsberg passes away.
The Supreme Court Justice died of complications from cancer. She was 87.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg was a pioneer. She fought for gender equality and she fought to protect the 14th Amendment. She was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.
Ginsberg did release a statement before she died, via her granddaugter Clara Spera:
"My most fervent wish is that I will not be replace until a new president is installed."
As of last week, Trump started compiling a list of replacements.
Some of the names include:
This shit f*cking stings, guys.
We need feminism NOW MORE THAN EVER. We need an uprising NOW!
Seasoned reporter Maria Taylor found herself the victim of misogynistic comments about her outfit on Tuesday. Tuesday was her first time covering Monday Night Football, and she was dressed for success.
Sadly, some schmuck named Dan McNeil decided to talk shit, and tweeted the following: "NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN annual awards presentation (AVN is an adult film awards show)?"
Cue the mic drop for our girl, Maria Taylor! Game, set, match!
UPDATE: McNeil the Heel was fired from his little radio job for his blatant misogyny. Enjoy the unemployment line! Next time, learn how to talk about women. If it wasn't for a woman, you wouldn't be here, McNeil! Know your place.
Shere Hite, a pioneer in feminism and human sexuality, died on September 9, 2020. She was 77 years old. At the time of her death, she had been diagnosed with corticobasal degeneration, a rare neurological disorder. She leaves behind a husband, Paul Sullivan.
Hite was highly respected in the world of human sexuality and feminism. Her iconic "Hite Reports" debuted in 1976 and sold millions of copies. The book caused a stir with her unfiltered discussion about sexual pleasure, masturbation, etc. Hite's work inspired many modern feminist legends, including Gloria Steinem.
Before Hite became a feminist pioneer, she taught at Nihon University, Chongqing University, and Maimonides University. She graduated with a Master's Degree in History in 1967. She posed for Playboy while pursuing her doctorate at Columbia. She did not complete her Doctorate there, however, because of the conservative nature at Columbia.
Hite joined the feminist movement in the 1970s after appearing in an advertisement for an Olivetti typewriter. The advertisement was captioned: "So Smart She Doesn't Have to Be." Hite was disgusted by the blatant misogyny, and joined the National Organization for Women thereafter. The organization was already protesting the Olivetti advertisement. Shere Hite, and the National Organization for Women, joined forces on a project about feminist sexuality.
Nihon University in Tokyo awarded her a doctorate for her work on the project. The project inspired Hite to distribute surveys to women and later men about their sexual experiences and desires. The surveys were used to create "Hite Reports."
The first installment of "The Hite Report:A Nationwide Study of Female Sexuality" was published in 1976. The book was extremely controversial, as it discussed the idea that women do not need men to achieve sexual orgasm. Additionally, orgasm for many cannot be reached through traditional sexual intercourse, but via clitoral stimulation.
The book was innovative because it was the only one out at the time that proved: "Women can have orgasms very easily, but the kind of stimulation women need isn't being included in sex (quote from Dr. Hite's interview with USA Today)."
The sequel to the "Hite Report" consisted of surveys on male sexuality. The book reported that many men had very deep fears of intimacy, and rampant sexual inadequacy. The book was slammed by Playboy and dubbed "the Hate Report."
In 1987, Hite wrote "Women and Love: A Cultural Revolution in Progress." In those that were surveyed, many stated that they were unhappy in their relationships and many were being unfaithful. 95% of women surveyed stated that they felt emotionally harassed by their male partners.
Dr. Hite was so disgusted by her reception in America, she and her then-husband moved to Europe. In 1996, Shere Hite renounced her American citizenship and became a German citizen.
Hite penned more influencial books, including:
Shere Hite, you will be forever missed. Thank you for everything you've done for the feminist movement. RIP Dr. Hite!
As youngsters, females are taught two polar opposites: be a strong/independent woman, AND be submissive to men.
In some families, girls are only brought up to be strong and independent. In other families, girls are taught to be completely dependent on a man (this is very popular in conservative, religious families).
In these same families, males are taught to just be men, and to be the "king of the castle." This causes men a lot of trouble as they get older, because they begin to encounter women who aren't submissive. They are left shocked when they meet a woman who doesn't bow down at their feet. When these strong women talk, men accuse them of being bitter. They go straight to the name-calling because they are intimidated. The looks men get when you challenge them are hilarious. They get this 'deer in headlights' look and they suddenly forget how to formulate words or thoughts, unless it's to call us "psycho," "bitch," or "bitter."
You might be wondering where I'm going with this. This weekend, I had the privilege of going toe-to-toe with a misogynist on Facebook. I made a point on a Facebook page that romantic love should not be the goal of life. I said that self-love and inner peace are the goal in life. While I received praise for my logic, I also encountered a lot of salty men. I was called bitter by several of them. Apparently, not having a Disney/Hallmark mentality about romantic love makes me a mutant. Who knew?!
Anyway, this one guy said my comment was "rubbish." I asked him why he thought my comment was rubbish. He said it just was rubbish and it's his opinion. I became a little annoyed that he wouldn't explain himself, so I told him no one asked for his "opinion." Then, he got nasty. He told me to shut my mouth.
I told him: "You better shut your mouth and realize who the fuck you're talking to." I was called a terrible woman and a few other names. I wish I had saved the convo. The whole thing went left so quickly and for no reason.
To recap, when you're a strong woman who doesn't submit to a man (and you don't believe romantic love is the goal of life), you are a bitter and terrible woman who speaks rubbish. Idk about you ladies, I'd rather be a bitter, terrible woman, full of self-love and peace, than to be some man's bitch/whore.
Do I have anything against romantic love? No way! Don't get it twisted, I believe in love. My heart is only open to the right person. My soul will know who that person is when I meet them. Otherwise, my heart is guarded. I'm using my solo time to work on me, and to enjoy being a mom to my son. I 100% believe that self-love and inner peace are the goals of life. Romantic love and all of that is just extra.
Ladies, be strong. Share your opinion and don't be scared of someone just because they have a penis. Males don't have any power, unless you give them power. WE have the power. Don't give it away. People may wonder if a broken heart is the result of your strong personality. Let them wonder. It's none of their business.
Also, if a dude wants to battle, fire back at all cylinders! Shout louder and stand your ground!