Rogue Feminist
Here to Ruffle Some Feathers
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  • If women are so upset about such high rape statistics maybe they should stop getting raped.
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  • Black girls are so fucking rude; gotta’ have their own spaces to talk about domestic abuse and I can’t even join just because I’m white. Can someone say: “racism?”
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  • I don’t understand why sex is more shocking than violence.
    Lea Seydoux talking about American films. (via whoredinarygirl)    
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  • bethanycantdraw:

    Triple discrimination threat. 

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  • We need to change the way that society views women as objects — namely, as objects for male enjoyment. It’s never even considered what the female wants when it comes to what they wear, what weight they want to stay at, and how many sexual partners we choose to have, because we have to constantly present ourselves in a way dictated as “appropriate” by our male dominated society. We have to dress at just the right balance between being a “prude” and a “slut” (this is in parenthesis because these are made up and I don’t believe that either actually exists, but that’s a whole other can of worms). We are supposed to be virginal, but when we get into a relationship, be a total freak in the sheets. We are photoshopped all to hell to meet unrealistic standards and plastered onto billboards to sell anything from cars to hamburgers. We are taught from grade school to be ashamed of showing totally normal body parts like our fucking shoulders and the skin above our knees. We are supposed to be either skinny or curvy, but only curvy as in the shape of a perfect hourglass (which doesn’t occur all too often in nature). Basically, we are dehumanized. And when you are dehumanized, it becomes easier for people to justify all sorts of horrendous things. Like, RAPE and SEXUAL ASSAULT with the only excuse being “you were asking for it because you were wearing a short dress” or some other fucked up reason used as justification to blame victims of these crimes every goddamn day.
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  • Anonymous said:

    honestly curious, why does it offend you?

    perfectlyerik:

    i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

    all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

    here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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    from top to left to right:

    KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子 EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子,TOMATO 番茄

    traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

    it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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    lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

    she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

    just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

    let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

    this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

    if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

    i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

    i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

    as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

    feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

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  • feministbecky:

    threewords-imthedoctor:

    Amazing posters from the Australian Human Rights Commission’s “Know the Line” campaign which aims to prevent and reduce the harm of sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. 

    Check their page out at https://knowtheline.humanrights.gov.au/ 

    I like that it says you know where the line is because lack of knowledge is not the problem. It’s that men think they are above punishment.

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  • republicanidiots:

twocrowns:

Because the purpose of a debate is to arrive at the truth… #prolife #abortion

Bunch of scared, pregnant women wondering what to do:  “Let’s ask the white guy!”

    republicanidiots:

    twocrowns:

    Because the purpose of a debate is to arrive at the truth… #prolife #abortion

    Bunch of scared, pregnant women wondering what to do:  “Let’s ask the white guy!”

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  • pplm:

For Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing Massachusetts women who are MAKING history! Ayanna Pressley was the first woman of color to be elected to the Boston City Council. She stands with Planned Parenthood and has been a strong advocate for sex ed in Boston Public Schools.

    pplm:

    For Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing Massachusetts women who are MAKING history! Ayanna Pressley was the first woman of color to be elected to the Boston City Council. She stands with Planned Parenthood and has been a strong advocate for sex ed in Boston Public Schools.

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