Pin feminist things. Life is too short to hate ourselves.
The Conversation about women’s bodies exists largely outside of us, while it is also directed at (and marketed to) us, and used to define and control us. The Conversation about women happens everywhere, publicly and privately. We are described and detailed, our faces and bodies analyzed and picked apart, our worth ascertained and ascribed based on the reduction of personhood to simple physical objectification. Our voices, our personhood, our potential, and our accomplishments are regularly…
When Barack Obama was sworn in as the new U.S. President, Americans made much of the fact that he was the country's first black Commander in Chief. In the same week, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir took over as Prime Minister of the small (pop. 320,000) nation of Iceland, and became the world's first openly gay female head of government — and Icelanders hardly batted an eye.
Them some powerful words, but very sad how so many men fail to step up and change these issues while in power. Guess they feel someone else will get to it one day?