I guess this whole feminism thing kind of annoys me.
My idea of feminism is respecting your body enough to be comfortable doing what you want- when you want.
Feminists in my mind are strong, independent, self loving creatures. They don’t hate men, they don’t bash men, they love and respect themselves, they don’t feel the need to scream at everyone that they’re feminists.
And I just see so many girls on here talking about how feminism is fucking whoever you want, whenever you want and not giving a fuck what society says because you’re a feminist and you want to rebel against the male-dominated world.
Being a feminist is standing up for equal rights for women, wanting equality.
And, unpopular opinion that i’m probably going to get shit for.
I’m so against rape it’s not even funny. Speaking as a rape victim, I know what it does to you. I was raped when I was 13 and then in a relationship with a guy for two years who raped me almost every day. I know how bad it feels.
But, when you go out and get drunk, and dress slutty, and act slutty, of course you’re going to attract the wrong kind of attention from the opposite sex. I’m not saying it’s the girls fault, because it’s not. But some guys are so fucked in the head that they can’t control themselves, and i’m not condoning their behavior, but I’ll be honest, if that guy is out at the same party as you, you as the girl, has a less chance of being singled out if you’re not acting like a drunk, ignorant slut. Just saying.
We are self loving and strong but we also have the sexual freedom to be with who we choose even if that number may seem a bit “high” to you. Who is anyone to say what makes a feminist? We do not bash men, we bash rape and rape culture. We encourage men to join the fight and see us as equals as we see them. It is about not giving a fuck what society says. We make our own rules. I am not writing this to be rude, I am giving another point of view as a slut and a feminist.
You don’t have a less chance of getting raped if you dress modestly and don’t drink. Yes, a rapist will look for any excuse, insecurity, or weakness in order to trap you in his web but there are other characteristics they look for other than being intoxicated and dresses scantily. Rape is not black and white, as many people assume it to be. It is confusing. Every situation is different. Being shy, young, male, female, insecure, under appreciated, easily influenced by others, stranded, wounded, jaded etc etc. You could have car trouble, be walking alone, waiting for some one outside a store or school. Riding your bike to your friend’s house, watching your children play outside, walking your dogs.
And actually, we can fuck who ever we want. Having sex with multiple partners does NOT mean that you do not respect yourself or others. Yes, you have an unpopular opinion. Being excited about feminism and putting it in your face is what it’s all about because we aren’t afraid and we are NOT silent.
Does anyone think that maybe women want to sleep with who they want to sleep with? I don’t wake up in the morning thinking, “I want to fuck 10 men today!” You are attracted to whom you are attracted to and will act as such. That has nothing to do with rape. It has to do with CHOICE. Our choice for gender, sexuality, sexual freedom, and to do with our bodies what we choose.
In the end this has nothing to do with being a feminist, a slut, a rape victim, it has to do with fighting for what you believe in and seeing every one as an equal. No matter how many sexual partners they have.
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Belle is highly overrated. She wasn’t smart, she was a typical girl so overwhelmed by her fantasy world that she failed to even notice she was falling in love with someone not of her species.
Wait, what? Okay, I usually don’t comment on these, because everyone is entitled to their opinion, but… The Beast’s Castle was never Belle’s fantasy world. It was a prison. A prison that ruined her dreams of adventure for the rest of her life, that forced her to live with a hideous monster (so she thought), which was the only way to save her father’s life. When she decided to stay in the castle, she literally gave her life away. She was miserable. She lost everything, even her dreams, and everything she had ever known, in one instant. It was anything but a fantasy world for her. She even tried to run away, and almost died in the process; that’s how unbearable it was for her. She risked her life in a dark forest to regain her freedom, risked everything just to get away. However, because of her kindness, when the Beast saved her, she felt like she had to help him, even though she wanted her life back more than anything. There is a moment, before she decides to save him, that she looks away and is about ready to jump on her saddle and leave, but she stops. She turns around and realizes the impact of what the Beast did for her, and makes the decision to sacrifice her freedom, again, to do what she felt like was her duty to others. In the next few months, she realizes that the Beast is kind, and a good friend to her, something she never thought possible; but in my opinion, even then, she still wasn’t in love with him. The life of her father was ALWAYS more important to her than the Beast, which is why she left him after she saw her father in trouble in the Magic Mirror. It wasn’t until Gaston started the mob to kill him that Belle realized how much he meant to her. She didn’t stay in the Castle because she loved the Beast. She stayed because she was a prisoner, and made a promise. And when the Beast lets her leave, it still surprises her. I don’t think she ever ‘slowly’ fell for him, it’s his impending death that causes her to truly love him, and that’s what makes the story so beautiful: it’s about suddenly realizing the golden heart inside others, regardless of appearance or demeanor, and realizing that that is more important than a beastly appearance. Belle always cared for the Beast after he saved her life, but it wasn’t until those moments on the castle spires that she realized she literally could not live without him.
I think Belle is braver than most Disney heroines. It takes bravery to go and search for her father, to give up everything else for another person, and to live life with a monster with supposedly cruel intentions. It’s brave to run away when it might mean death, and to turn back when freedom is moments away. It takes bravery to stand up against Gaston, to refuse his offer, and to go back to the Castle to stop him, even though he is armed, even though he is manic, even though he threatened her. It takes bravery for all of that. Belle was a girl who was an outcast, who dreamed of adventure and a future away from provincialism, and who gave it ALL up because it was, in her mind, the only thing to do. She is anything but typical, she is smart, brave, selfless, and loving. Loving, above all, throughout her entire story. That’s what makes her special. And I’ll stand by that belief.
HEAR-MOTHAFUCKIN’-HEAR!!! xoxo Laura
WHOA WHOA WHOA What jerk made this picture?? thanks to the two people ahead of me. Belle was a STRONG. SMART. POWERFUL WOMAN! She looked beyond appearance and saw people for their hearts…as in she wasn’t shallow. screw anyone who hates on her, screw you with a cheese grater and hot sauce!
I still need to color this but I wanted to post because I just saw that fatladiesinclothes is up to 500 followers even!
Thanks everyone :3
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