Echoes

Anonym: what do i say to men who think women are treated equally to men and that feminism is pointless? something other than the wage gap (because i've already said that and they don't seem to think that's a big deal).

internetexplorers:

because instead of teaching boys not to drug girls and rape girls we teach girls to always be on our edge and take all these precautions to ensure our own safety

because girls still get raped even if we did every single thing we were told

because “she was wearing a short skirt and tight crop top” is a good enough reason to rape a girl

because girls still get raped even when they’re wearing a burqa

because people will make up all kinds of excuses to blame the rape victim instead of the rapist

because women cannot speak out on being sexually abused by a man without facing harassment instead of sympathy

because girls can’t be out at night on their own without fearing for their lives

because a man’s biggest fear when interacting with a woman is being rejected whereas a woman’s biggest fear is being raped and/or murdered

because women cannot embrace their own sexuality without being called sluts and whores

because those photos of Nick Jonas half naked grabbing his junk were acceptable and sexy but Nicki Minaj posing in a bikini is inappropriate and slutty

because in England one incident of domestic violence is reported to the police every minute

because in South Africa one in four girls will be raped in their lifetime

because one average, 2 women a week are killed by a current or ex male partner

because women feel the need to apologise to men for not wanting to sit with them, talk to them, dance with them. they feel the need to apologise for saying “no” 

because a “no” coming out of a woman’s mouth is taken as “try harder” by men

because “don’t be such a girl” is taken as an insult whereas “you’re the man” is taken as a compliment

because Ke$ha is constantly portrayed as a stupid slut just because she likes to sing about partying but never has anyone called a male artist stupid for singing about partying 

because when Taylor Swift sings about wanting to get back together with her ex or missing her ex she is “crazy” and “obsessed” but when Robin Thicke released the song “Get Her Back” along with a video of a woman drowning, featuring real texts between him and his ex-wife, him pointing his fingers like a gun and raised to his head, and ending with a figure walking off into the distance with the words: “This is just the beginning”, all of which are disturbing and clearly manipulative and emotionally abusive actions but Robin Thicke, instead of being called a lunatic, is praised for being a “vulnerable” and “sensitive” man

because “boys will be boys” is a phrase constantly used invalidate girls speaking out on being harassed by boys 

because men fetishising women of colour is supposed to be taken as a compliment

because men are more worried about “saving the tatas” instead of the lives of women fighting breast cancer

because malala yousafzai was shot in the head for trying to go to school

because men threatened to bomb a college because a woman tried to give a feminist presentation

because no matter how many reasons I give there will be men who will brush aside what I say and tell me I’m overreacting because I am a girl

damncommunists:

ocelhira:

i dont get offended at white people jokes even though im white because: 

  1. i can recognize white people as a whole have systemically oppressed POC in america, which is where i live 
  2. most people when they make white people jokes only mean the shitty white people and i am not a shitty white person 
  3. im not a pissbaby

my white friends that have reblogged this give me life

(via canned-spoop)