There are a lot of fucking ignorant misconceptions surrounding feminism, one of which is the idea that feminists are often unable to marry (which is why they are feminists) or that being a feminist will lead to divorce. Firstly, feminists do marry (if they want to). I’m married, and I’m married to a male feminist. … Continue reading Does Feminism Lead To Divorce?
To help with understanding why it’s not as easy as people think to “just leave”, I will be writing a few memoir collections on my abusive ex. From here on in, I will refer to my ex as Ben, after Ben Affleck, because I have an irritational hatred for Ben Affleck. Seriously. There’s a lot of … Continue reading The Ex Files: Nothing Lasts Forever Vol #15
Now, I’m going to go out on a limb here on this one, and assume you mean more than what appears to be usual teenage “angst”. By “angst”, what I actually mean is that your children, when they reach a certain age, need to start forming relationships with people that aren’t their parents. This is … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?
When I first saw Melissa Lozada-Olivia’s slam poem Every White Man’s Sentence, I was personally really impressed. I thought she raised some excellent points about how some men try and silence women’s voices. This, to be clear, isn’t a feminist thing – although it’s a large part of feminism and part of the reason I … Continue reading Every White Man’s Sentence
“I’m not being a dick, but …” Isn’t it funny how whenever someone says that, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they’re about to be a dick? And by funny, I don’t mean funny at all. It’s like when people say, “I’m not racist, but …” Uh, no. There isn't a statement … Continue reading I’m Not Being A Dick, But …
In relation to yesterday’s ranty post, this picture was also posted in response to my comment (reason? I’m not sure. A lot of things were posted in response to my comment about feminism. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it here: She’s A Bitch). This picture, in particular, really bugged me. In fact, … Continue reading Isn’t That How Equality Works?
When I was younger, I didn’t really understand what feminism was, or what it stood for. However, through inspirational women, inspirational teachers and influential readings, it became quite clear to me early on that I was a feminist. I think, when I was younger, I thought that feminism meant I couldn’t shave my legs or … Continue reading She’s A Bitch