BREAKING: Here’s the tweet that could lead to a new grand jury in Ferguson, MO.
#Ferguson: @shaunking took screenshot of tweeter @thesusannichols who claims to know juror on #MikeBrown #DarrenWilson grand jury & appears to be receiving leaked information. King says that within seconds of posting this, her friends told her to delete it & she did but not before it was screenshotted. She has since deleted her entire account but King says they checked & she is indeed a #STL resident w/ years’ worth of tweets from there. “If true, her tweet not only reveals a leak in the grand jury, but gives us an ugly glimpse into how things have gone so far. This person who posted it on twitter & her contact on the grand jury must be fully & completely investigated & removed if it’s true.”-@shaunking
Y’all better reblog the fuck outta this post it on facebook, twitter, IG, myspace, friendster, everything get this information out
"I do it for me"
Oh really? You know, I do wonder how likely it would have been for you to have begun shaving off natural body hair if you hadn’t been informed from day one that natural hair on women is “gross” and that this was the beauty standard to aspire to.
The “I do it for me” choice-y feminism thing is bogus and please dear everything, apply critical thinking as to why it is we do the things we do.
I really really really love this post because as a woman who does shave I’m all over this. I don’t shave because I want to. I shave because I’m afraid of social backlash. Point blank. I wish I was strong enough and bold enough to face the criticism, but I’m not. I applaud all women who don’t shave and I hope one day I can say fuck it and just not shave. I think though once we all stop fooling ourselves with the ‘I do it for me’ thing, maybe we can have a real change with this stigma…you don’t ‘do it for you’ you would have never ‘done it for you’ if generations hadn’t told you that shaving was the ‘appropriate’ thing to do.
I say this as a woman who does not shave: I feel nauseous reading this post.
Stop it. Stop it, stop it.
This post reeks of “feminine = wrong”. No, stop. It’s not. Why do you assume that a woman engaging in traditionally feminine activity is not being critical of the reasons behind it and still fucking choosing to do it because she likes it??
And for the second person: just because you are shaving as result of pressure doesn’t mean everyone is. The fact that you would fucking “applaud” me for not shaving makes me fucking disgusted to be honest. How is that any better than a man lifting you up for shaving and putting me down for not? It really isn’t. I am not here to be some ideal version of feminism that you can “aspire to”. The same way that a woman can choose to shave for herself I can choose to not shave for myself. I literally do not choose not to shave because I want to make some huge statement for society (though that’s a perfectly valid reason also). I do it for me. I don’t like to shave, that’s literally my entire reason. It’s a hassle and I don’t like it. The same thing can apply for a woman who does shave. Maybe she likes the way it feels to have smooth legs?? Maybe she likes how her legs look shaved when she wears that one pair of really cute shorts?? Why the fuck is anyone’s choice to shave up for debate? Just because you might use it to make a statement or because you might to shave to meet certain standards doesn’t mean it can’t also be a choice, doesn’t mean you can’t take into consideration how you might have been conditioned for something or how you might be scrutinized for not doing something and then still make your choice for what is best for you.
Funny right? How a woman can employ critical thinking about something and then still make the choice you wouldn’t have made personally?
I literally spent an entire abusive childhood being told my body was not my own, that I had to act and dress and present my entire being in a certain way or be unloved and unwanted. And I am tired of it. I am tired of my body not being for me. I am tired of it when people tell me I am unappealing because of my hairy legs, and I am tired of it when people act like the hair on my legs is there to make a statement to others, like it is the only “right” or only “feminist” way to do things. I do it for me. For me. Not for you. And I can think critically about the ways that not shaving goes against certain expectations and still fucking do it for me. My body is not public property and posts like this do not make me feel any less objectified than the men who think they’re free to catcall me on the streets. Don’t say you applaud me, I don’t want to be applauded by you. I just want to exist the way I choose. Don’t use me and my choices to put down other women. Don’t use my hairy legs as some ideal you can hold up other women to, the measure of their feminism. I do not support or consent to that. It’s my body and my choice and I don’t make the choices I do because they are the standard I think others should have to abide by. That’s not the feminism I signed up for.
I make my choices for me - I will say that over an over again because it is so important. Stop pretending there’s any one definition for a “good woman” or a “good feminist”. You’re missing the point entirely. Yes, we need to think critically for why we do what we do, but we also need to accept that everyone’s body is their own, and telling a woman she can’t shave if she wants to that she’s a “bad feminist” isn’t really any better than telling a woman she has to shave if she doesn’t want to that she’s a “bad woman”.
Stop it. This is disgusting and I am sick of dealing with this type of dialogue both from sexist dudes who think my body is theirs and from restrictive feminists who think that feminism is about knocking down any woman who chooses differently than they would.
I am a feminist and I don’t shave my legs. Another woman can be a feminist and choose differently.
What makes us both feminists isn’t that we shave or don’t shave – it’s that neither one of us are willing to knock the other one down to lift ourselves up.
Life is so ironic, particularly when you’re ironing Teabaggers.
Birth control helps to control births! What a shocker!
the skeleton war has begun
this is one of my favorite photo sets.
theres no reason to be scared of straight boys. whatre they gonna do? spray you to death with axe? drown you in monster? bore you to death from texting?? please