WAP, by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, has become an anthem for women in 2020. The song talks about women reclaiming their bodies and owning their sh*t.
Two teens in NC, Alex Cueto and Hannah Bauerle, recently went viral after Cuerto recited the lyrics to WAP as a clapback to an annoying Christian minister protesting outside a local abortion clinic. Cueto and Bauerle, both 19, are volunteers for Charlotte for Choice, a non-profit that specializes in abortion rights.
There are a few clips of this specific encounter, all of which have gone viral. You can watch them below.
I am so proud of these two girls for all the work they do. These girls are going to change the world.
I'm also glad that the song WAP exists. Back in my day, we had Lil Kim. She definitely laid it down with her women-empowerment songs. She was the big scandal back then, and she didn't care. I see Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion in the same light. Women should not be told what to do with their bodies, except to love their bodies. We are powerful, strong, and we can do anything!
To the pro-lifers, get a life. Pay attention to your own sh*t.
Women gained the right to vote on this day 100 years ago. Instead of using this day to give thanks to the women who paved the way, President Trump is using Susan B. Anthony as a pawn in a desperate attempt to gain votes.
Susan B. Anthony is a women's suffrage leader who was arrested for illegally voting in 1872. Susan B. Anthony is one of the pioneers of securing voting rights for women. Along with being a feminist icon, she was an anti-slavery pioneer.
I've read enough about Anthony and the rest of the women suffragists to know that it is an insult to execute a pardon that isn't warranted. They don't want a pardon. They want women to have the same rights as men, and we are not there. Until women are equal to men, pardoning will have ZERO effect on the cause.
Trump is sliding in the polls. We all know this, and he's getting scared. The fact that he would pardon Susan B. Anthony on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, is such a 'slap in the face' to women everywhere. It is callous, misogynist, and completely disrespectful. It is disrespectful to the centuries of fight that we've had to endure in order to obtain equal rights. It's disrespectful to the women who went on hunger strikes just so the 19th Amendment could pass. It's disrespectful to the first, second and third wave feminist leaders.
This is why we need to continue to fight until we are equal to men.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Shulamith Firestone, and many other pioneers of the women's movement must be rolling in their graves.
'Women's movement' mothers, wherever you may be, I will continue your fight. All your work has not been done in vain.
We all know Paris Hilton as the jet-setting party girl who makes serious bank. She is the great-granddaughter of Conrad Hilton, who founded Hilton Hotels.
In this new documentary, Paris is revealing her true self. The free spirit party girl is nothing more than a character she plays. It's been her persona for so long, Hilton has, at times, lost her real self. The upcoming documentary will help her find her true self and her happiness.
Paris Hilton will reveal that she experienced a childhood trauma that led her to create this free spirit character.
Up until this point, the trauma wasn't known to her family members. In the doc, she reveals all to her sister Nicky, and her mother Kathy.
In one part of the trailer, Nicky remarks "I just head screaming bloody murder."
Paris Hilton replied, "But I couldn't tell you guys, because every time I tried, I would get punished by them. I still have nightmares about it. The only thing that saved me from my sanity was thinking about who I wanted to become when I got out of there. I just created this brand and this persona and this character, and I been stuck with her ever since."
Nicky commented, "They say [with] trauma, the mind may forget, but the body never forgets. It's trapped in you, and it can come out whenever."
Hilton visited Jimmy Kimmel Live last month and told Kimmel that she's excited and nervous about revealing the topics discussed in the documentary. She added that she is truly a shy person, and that being her true self in the film was a completely different experience.
"This is Paris" will premiere on September 14 on Paris Hilton's YouTube channel. You can watch the trailer below.
My Two Cents
I added this to the feminism page because I know that whatever is in this film will generate a lot of backlash because she is a woman. Ignorant people will wonder why she waited so long to reveal the trauma, and they may even say that "she had it coming."
Listen, I don't know what she is going to reveal. I have a gut feeling it is an abuse of some kind. I come from childhood traumas myself. I was beaten constantly as a young child, I was molested twice before the age of 8, and I was sexually assaulted when I was 15. I was neglected and hated by my mother. I know all about creating a character in order to escape. I did that for a long time myself.
Nicky Hilton-Rothschild said something that is so very true. The body does not forget about the trauma.
I have PTSD from my traumas, and I occasionally get night terrors. I have serious 'flight or fight' impulses. I am always in survival mode.
Paris Hilton, I'm not sure if you will ever see this, and I don't know what you will reveal, but you are not alone. Don't be afraid to be yourself at your core. With trauma, take life day by day. Have a support system, and focus a ton on self-care.
Hilton doesn't need anyone to judge her right now. I think she is incredibly courageous for sharing a sensitive part of her life with the world. It will help a lot of people.
I will DEFINITELY be watching this documentary (and posting about it here on Unfiltered Feminism).
PS- Folks, just because she has money, it doesn't mean she is immune to trauma. Remember that. She is a human being.
Tess Holliday has been making waves in the modeling world and social media sphere with her body positivity. She has millions of followers and people both thin and BBW are drawn to her strong self-worth.
Over the weekend, Tess Holliday posted one of her most revealing (both in picture and words) posts, saying that she was officially single and has been for more than a year, and that she is a "fat, queer, single working mom." She didn't go into detail as to whether she and Nick Holliday were officially divorced, but that isn't the important part here.
Tess Holliday spilled the tea on her relationship with Nick, saying it wasn't the healthiest. She said that women should not be responsible for rehabilitating men, and that woman are often blamed for not doing enough to "save" their relationships. She concluded the revealing paragraph with: "Guess what? We don't have to carry that. We are only responsible for ourselves and our actions."
Gurrl, I am feeling ALL OF this, and I will share why below:
My Two Cents
This year, I fell in love for the 3rd time in my life (the first time was with a guy I was on and off with for years. He ended up getting me pregnant and leaving me. The next guy was someone I lived with for over 3 years. His family hated me and we had a horrible breakup).
This recent man is someone I met 18 years ago in college. He had a sexual past with my now ex-best friend. He and I were friends through the years, and this year, I realized I had strong feelings for him. He had the same feelings (apparently), and we pursued those feelings. He lives 6 hours away from me, and with the Covid pandemic, we we weren't able to visit one another (we did have an open weekend before all of the travel advisories, and he did make a hotel reservation for that weekend. He canceled it quickly after).
This man works 3 jobs, comes from a wealthy family, drinks, and he has a lot of emotional baggage. He pretty much drinks everyday, and sometimes it's in excess. I thought I could help him, maybe even change him for the better. I vowed to stick by him. While drunk, he would profess his feelings for me (he never told me how he felt when he was sober), but also say he could have married my best friend, or another woman he was with in the past. He would tell me about women he thought were hot back in college. He had no filter, and he didn't care what it did to me.
After I told him that I loved him, he stopped reaching out to me everyday. He would go several days without talking to me. When we did talk, it was very basic. It was 180 degrees different than what it used to be before I told him. I worked hard to save what was happening between us, but it was no use.
My (now ex) best friend told me that he was probably playing me. I wrote him an email saying I didn't want to talk to him anymore. He wrote a nasty email back, not caring that I was in pain. I ended up having a relapse in my mental health (I was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in 2009), and I had a mental breakdown. The day after, I realized that my entire friendship with my best friend was toxic and I decided to end that friendship. Throughout my entire relationship with this man, my best friend would make snide comments, which I later realized was her jealousy that he liked me and not her.
I don't know what the truth is in this situation. I had enough of the drama and decided to walk away.
It is not my job to be the sole healer in a friendship and in a relationship. If no one else in the equation is willing to work on the situation, it's not worth salvaging.
Women should not be responsible for rehabilitating a man (or woman). A person needs to work on themselves before they allow anyone else into their lives.
Women should not be blamed for not doing enough to save a relationship. Both parties need to work together to save the relationship.
Tess is right about being responsible for ourselves and our actions. No one knows us better than ourselves.
How the hell can you expect someone to heal you when they don't know you like that?
Let that sink in!
Thank you, Tess, for this reminder! Stay fabulous, queen!