The year is 2020, and the world continues its deeply ingrained bias towards women.
Sure, we have come a long way in the last 120 years, but we still have not fixed inner bias. If we have been taught anything this year with the pandemic: humans hate change. Same goes with educating the ignorant masses about women's HERstory. No one wants to hear it. People want to stay in their cocoon of hateful bliss until the big guy (or girl) calls them Home.
Sadly, this just makes the problem more profound.
The United Nations conducted research to see how bad the problem has become. The UNDP Gender Social Norms Index looked at data from 75 countries (or 80% of the global population), and found some clues to the invisible barriers that have kept women down:
When it comes to global politics:
Take a long, hard look ladies and gentlemen. How do you really feel about women? Do you think women should live up to their stereotype and be housewives? Do you feel that a female superior is worse than a male superior? Who do you trust your life with? A male president or a female president?
What is your bias toward women? I know you have some. As soon as you can admit it to yourself, you can become a part of the solution. We can continue our work to close the gap between men and women. We need feminism now more than ever.
You might be reading this, thinking: "Yeah right. Fake news." Denying the statistics, and denying everything that is happening in the world is YOUR bias toward women.
#feminism #feminist #womensrights #humanrights #HERstory #womenshistory
Today, handmaiden Amy Coney Barrett will be going before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Today is day 1 of a 4-day process, and the process is expected to be heated.
Barrett was nominated by Trump last month (shortly after Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. Apparently, Trump called Barrett personally, hours after RBG died, and told her that he is nominating her as RBG's successor), during a super-spreader coronavirus event.
Barrett is promising the committee, and the voters, that she will be an impartial Supreme Court Justice. In her opening remarks to the committee, she is planning on thanking Trump for the nomination. She is also expected to talk about how family prepared her for a "life of service, principle, faith, and love" (that doesn't sound impartial AT ALL). She is also expected to talk about how much she loves Antonin Scalia's policies, and how she "resolves to maintain that same perspective" as Scalia.
In a leaked draft of her opening statement, she says:
"In every case, I have carefully considered the arguments presented by the parties, discussed the issues with my colleagues on the court, and done my utmost to reach the result required by the law, whatever my own preferences might be. When I write an opinion resolving a case, I read every word from the perspective of the losing party. I ask myself how would I view the decision if one of my children was the party I was ruling against."
Not only is she reaching to appeal to parents by mentioning her children, she is telling on herself. She doesn't plan on being an impartial Supreme Court Justice. She plans on ruling by her own handmaiden rhetoric. By saying that she would view the decision if one of her children were the party she was ruling against, if her child was someone who beat up a member, or members of the LGBT community, her child would get off. They wouldn't be punished. Why? Because she is against the LGBT community.
When it comes to Roe V Wade, it is widely known that she plans on overturning the ruling that provided women safe and legal abortion options. I'm pretty sure she will also work on defunding Planned Parenthood, which provides MORE THAN just abortions. They also provide quality reproductive care to low-income women who do not have insurance. This includes STD/AIDs testing, pregnancy screenings, yearly check ups, and more. How do I know this? I used to be a patient at Planned Parenthood. When I couldn't get an OBGYN, I went to Planned Parenthood and paid for my checkups on a sliding scale.
As for her religion, Barrett belongs to a Christian-Catholic cult called "People of Praise." The members of this cult "swear a lifelong oath of loyalty, called a covenant, to one another, and are assigned and are accountable to a personal adviser, called a ‘head’ for men and a ‘handmaid’ (now woman leader) for women."
These women are reduced down to slaves of men, as men are seen as the "authority of the household." Amy Coney Barrett's family has very deep ties to this cult, and Amy Coney Barrett's father is a deacon in this cult. The cult also believes in arraigned marriage.
Barrett is a dangerous choice for Supreme Court Justice. Women have made some great strides in women's rights and feminism. If she is appointed as Supreme Court Justice, women's rights will go backward about 70+ years.
We deserve better than this.
"Mr. Vice President, she's speaking." -Susan Page
Patriarchy was 'alive and well' during last night's debate. Mike Pence found himself on a stage with 2 women: Moderator Susan Page, and Senator Kamala Harris. While both parties agreed to be respectful during the debate, Mike Pence just couldn't help himself for displaying his patriarchal values. He repeatedly spoke over Susan Page, when she announced his time was up. He also repeatedly interrupted Senator Harris as she spoke. It got to a point where she had enough of Pence interrupting her. "He interrupted me. I would like to finish." Guys, I was cheering so loudly for my girl!
As for Susan Page, she definitely attempted to stand her ground against Pence's blatant misogyny, but I don't think she was completely prepared for how vile Pence can be. Senator Harris was prepared.
I know some of you (males) will respond with: "Kamala Harris was disruptive too." Did she interject a few times? Yes. However, she had lost some time to speak because Mike Pence constantly went over his time. It's a bit annoying to debate someone who won't respect the time the Presidential Debate Committee allotted for each candidate. Pence was more disruptive and disrespectful of time than Harris was. Pence isn't used to being around strong women in power, especially if one of the strong women is a woman of color.
Folks, you have to remember that Trump and Pence's level of conservative does not believe in women having a voice. They believe women should be told what to think, say, do, etc. It's even worse when you're a woman of color. How many times has the Trump campaign mocked Kamala's name and questioned her birth certificate? They only question the birthplace of an opponent if they are a person of color. This happened to Barack Obama when he was running! Republicans trashed him and claimed he was born in Kenya. Why did they come up with Kenya? Because he's African-American! Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. Case closed!
Kamala Harris is a 'born and bred' true blue California gal. Case closed!
Kamala Harris is a strong woman. She can handle opposition. She will chew them up and spit them out. She wasn't rattled by Mike Pence's misogyny. She expected it, and he delivered. Despite the misogyny, she behaved while he had his uninterrupted minutes. She listened and let her facial expressions do all the talking. I was living for those facial expressions, guys! She did not have to verbally interrupt him. She spoke with a look. And when it was time for that open debate, she read him like a fucking book. She smelled his bullshit...and so did that fly!
Excellent job last night, Senator Harris! Looking forward to seeing you and Biden sworn into office in January, Ms. Veep!
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.