For those who don’t know, this quote comes from Emma Watson’s speech promoting the new #HeForShe campaign. The word #feminist has gotten a bad name. It’s left a bad taste not only with men but also with women. This campaign helps rectify this. Its not about women’s rights. It’s about GENDER EQUALITY. It’s inviting men to join the conversation. Too long we’ve assumed gender equality only involved women. We were wrong. Men’s rights are important if we want this to change. A father is just as important as a mother. A man’s mental illness is just as terrifying as a woman’s. Spousal abuse of a man is just as horrible as that of a woman, physical AND emotional. So take a moment and listen to what she has to say. I know for a FACT that my male friends will appreciate this. Look at your rights, no matter your gender. Think and take a stand. I fully support this campaign and I hope you do too. #equalrights #genderequality #takeastand #inspire #seektoinspire #motivation #movement #changeisgood #doit #think #support #listen #lifteachotherup
i feel like once you were emo in middle school youre low key emo for the rest of your life, like you could be 20 in the middle of college wearing uggs or whatever but once you hear the first key to the black parade/i write sins/sugar we’re going down you sprout an imaginary fringe and start yelling your lungs out like its 2007 all over again
DEAR EMMA WATSON
Where was MY right to decide what to do with my body? It wasn’t in the room where my parents paid a doctor to cut the skin off my penis when I was a mere minutes old!!
I bet your clit and vulva are still intact.
Tell me again how oppressed you are by this patriarchy?
Please do not belittle female circumcision by comparing it to male circumcision.
Male circumcision is not done to oppress men or destroy their sexuality but for either religious or health reasons. Removing the foreskin does not prevent sex, or damage the penis. You were not genetically mutilated.
Female circumcision involves removing the clitoris, or the vulva, sometimes it involves cutting the inside of the vagina and sowing it shut so that it heals over. Sometimes all of the above. It is oppressive, it is always painful and often fatal, and is still practised in many countries around the world with the goal of oppressing women under extreme patriarchal regimes.
Emma Watson may not suffer from those regimes directly in the way you’re referring to, but she spoke very frankly about how she has had a very privileged life. She is using that privilege to stand up for those who are not as fortunate.
Tell me again how you are helping by making it about you?
People like this are honestly so awful lmao.
The minute a band or artist has a bunch of female fans, they lose artistic credit in society but if a band has a lot of male fans, they’re considered “great bands” and “greatest artist of our times”.
Pisses me off so much. Don’t discredit bands and artists just because of who the fans are.