One of the worst things going about tumblr recently is all the racial hate about bindis and dreadlocks. In some people’s opinions yes, it may be seen as racist to wear a bindi if you’re not a Hindu, or to have dreadlocks if you don’t have an afro. It is also racist to express hate…
“All girls continue to be taught when they are young, if not by their parents then by the culture around them, that they must earn the right to be loved — that “femaleness” is not good enough. This is a female’s first lesson in the school of patriarchal thinking and values. She must earn love. She is not entitled. She must be good enough to be loved. And good is always defined by someone else, someone on the outside.”—bell hooks in Communion: Female Search for Love (via bhargette)
Male privilege is when women who are mistreated by men are told it’s their own fault for “allowing” the mistreatment to occur. Male privilege is me being looked down upon for feeling powerless to stick up for myself. Male privilege is not having to be accountable for your own actions.
friendly reminder that no one has to like children, no one has to want children, no one has to think children (not even your children!) are special, no one is obligated to reproduce, and disliking children does not make you a violent sociopath