I love these new "type these words into your tags box and post the first tag that automatically pops up" thingies, so fun. Let’s do another one:
#can’t believe it
#Don’t do this again!
#Tumblr is the worst thing to help you with school
#please someone help!
#one of the many things I don’t like about the Reboot
#my Internet decided to stop working
#Will I see it a fourth time
#STOP BREAKING HIS HEART DEAN
#getting ready for my trip
#honestly (I have nothing, I’m not honest!)
#I’M GONNA SEE YOU IN FIVE DAYS|
another another tags to type and post the tag that comes up
#Sherlock Holmes Book
#HE DESERVES ALL THE AWARDS
#they all ship each other in this movie it’s incredible
#60th follower yeah!
#Well there’s still the strike
#If I live in Canada is it U? (what?)
#ALWAYS READ THE BOOKS
I’m fairly new to feminism, so correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought feminism was about letting a woman make whatever choices she wanted without being judged for it. But a while back you posted an article about “non-feminist” choices which seems contradictory. I’m an asexual, Asian-American woman, don’t get me wrong, hell yes I want the same rights (and representation), but I also want to feel comfortable expressing my opinion without being judged or it being called a “non-feminist” choice.
Furthermore, we all have and have had different experiences in life. I realise that there is a point where things do become officially non-feminist. I know that much. However, I feel that it’s unfair to call certain choices “non-feminist”—such as taking the man’s last name—if you don’t even know that person and/or what they’ve gone through that could’ve influenced that decision (or opinion).
I think that’s a very reductive view of feminism. Feminism is about gaining equal rights for women and ending sexist expectations of women (and men). For example, feminists want equal pay, for careers to no longer be divided into “male” careers and “female” careers, for contraceptive access as well as access to abortion, and ending rape and domestic violence.
Some of these do involve women making choices without being judged (e.g. choosing when and with whom she has sex, choosing her career, choosing whether and/or when to have children), but that isn’t solely what feminism is about.
Realistically, we live in a sexist society and all women will do things that have a sexist history, because this is impossible to avoid. There’s no one Perfect Feminist Lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean all choices women make are feminist or that some choices aren’t the result of sexism.
The example of taking a husband’s name is interesting, because there are a lot of not-obviously-sexist reasons that women often give for doing so - that they love their husband, that they want everyone in the family to have the same last name, that he has a cool name, that they don’t want to share the name of their relatives. But if these were the only reasons why women changed their last names, then we’d see men change their surnames for the same reasons in equal numbers. It’s a sexist tradition, and it’s important for people (including men) to examine why they expect women to change their surnames, but you don’t stop being a feminist just because you made one decision influenced by the patriarchy (otherwise no one would be a feminist!).
Some choices aren’t feminist and you shouldn’t think someone’s not a feminist because they’re affected by the society they live in (because that would be ridiculous), but changing your surname isn’t necessarily a feminist choice just because you don’t want people to judge you for it.
you don’t stop being a feminist just because you made one decision influenced by the patriarchy
This is important, and you explained it so well.
Similarly, saying “I’m going to wear makeup/shave my body hair/wear high heels/get cosmetic surgery/whatever because it makes me happy” does not render you un-feminist, but don’t claim that choosing to do those things makes them feminist things to do.
LETS PLAY THE “TYPE THESE WORDS IN YOU R TAG BOX AND POST THE FIRST AUTOMATIC TAG THAT COMES UP” GAME: DIRTY WORD ADDITION OK
personal blog version:
#I want a Benedict Cumberbatch in my life
#hello my followers
#now he’ll see how sexy he is
Let’s play a game.
Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.
you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never
personal blog version:
#YOU BROKE THE ANGEL
#WHAT IS A MISHA COLLINS
#When do I ever reblog graphics
#WHY DID THEY CUT IT
#how much do you want to bet that I’ll see it for a third time?
#because I saw a post about Christopher Eccleston
#I will never have time to write a script to show to Moffat next Wednesday but still
Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry
Iconic Canadian-American architect and artist Frank Gehry created a gorgeous sculptural series of fish lamps using jagged scales of ColorCore formica mounted on wireframes.
“After accidentally shattering a piece of ColorCore while working on a commission for Formica, he decided to use the broken shards as fish scales by glueing them onto wire armatures.”
Selected by Andrew
there are three levels to tumblr friendships:
1. super nice messages
2. slightly wierd messages
3. messages with the entirety of bohemian rhapsody lyrics and messages at 4am saying things like “what if you woke up and u were a chicken”