Erin Gloria Ryan, “Nurses Fight For Their Right To Refuse Women Care”, Jezebel.
This is so relevant to everything.
THIS THIS THIS.
This is what rape culture looks like.
And so many men fucking do not get this.
This pattern — women can dress like men, but men don’t dress like women — suggests that there is, in fact, something demeaning, ridiculous, or subordinating about presenting oneself to the male gaze. Most men feel stupid, gross, or vulnerable when they do it. This isn’t just about conformity to different gendered expectations. If it were just about difference women would feel equally weird dressing in men’s clothes. Instead, when women adopt masculine ways of dressing and moving, they often feel empowered.
So, when men do femininity they feel ridiculous and when women do masculinity they feel awesome. This is what gender inequality looks like.” —
can i print this and hang it up everywhere?
yes, this. especially as a genderfluid person, for the longest time even the thought of dressing up in women’s clothing was a no-no for me, but still, there’s a society-put break in my head of not being able to wear said clothing in public, though I sometimes would want to
I’m really smart
spat water on my desk
See how ridiculous this sounds? Thank you to everyone who hasn’t said shit like this to me when they find out I’m Filipino (and nobody really asks me that “what I am” question I hate so much unless they’re going to follow with something akin to this fuckery).