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poetic_pixie_13 7th-Dec-2012 03:53 am (UTC)
Sooooooooo, just fyi, to whom it may concern: Please pause before commenting and think about whether you're about to White Opinion all over this post.

Sometimes my feminism* manifests in my worry about the men and boys in my life. At how double-standards and fucked up ideas of masculinity, strength and power hurt them and keep them from truly living and loving. Ain't no shame in that. If you don't identify with that it's fine. But when our men and boys, who aren't free of the other isms in the world that crush and control us, are hurting there's nothing wrong with speaking out against it. It's only an issue when we are expected to limit ourselves in order to uplift~ those men so they can feel the freedom that society denies them. Cause that only plays into the white man's idea that freedom can only be gained by denying it to others. Trough subjugation and fear, not respect and love.

*(and in the context of this conversation I feel super weird/uncomfortable calling it feminism/my feminism)

That being said, I really could've done without the "The truth is, woman is the window to a man’s heart and a man’s heart is the gateway to his soul." Cause the only window to a man's heart is that man's mind. I'm not his caretaker, mother or Manic Pixie Dream Girl.

Also, I'mma just copypasta what Jada said in response to people giving her shit when Willow cut her hair cause it makes me happy.

The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women,girls are constantly reminded that they don't belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It's also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother's deepest insecurities, hopes and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.
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