If you do your job as a woman and give perfect birth to a perfect baby, you’re safe. But God forbid anything go wrong, that you have any complications either due to your own actions or actions that could be attributed to you, that you as a woman fail in your duty as a vessel for the fetus the rights of which the State of Indiana is clearly more invested in than your own. What then?
“Hey sexy baby,” is the first part of a sentence that finishes, “this is your weekly message from the patriarchy, reminding you that your body is public property”.
I forgot how to write in bulk words, but, the hashtag #YesAllWomen on Twitter has made me feel obligated to try again.
I’m reading tweet after tweet, and story after story, of women being terrorized physically, sexually, psychologically and systematically. Those of us who have been lucky enough…
Honestly, I’m just doing my best. But if people want to start the backlash, I’m the captain of that team. As much as you hate me, I’m 10 steps ahead of you.
Like, they think I’m real slutty, like “Oh, she got a song called ‘Pussy,’ I know what she wants. She wants these two fingers.” Why would I want a stranger to ever finger me? Buying my album for $12 doesn’t mean you get to finger me when I come to your city.
One Syracuse performer who told a local media outlet that there were ‘no traces of homophobia, racism or sexism in Syracuse hardcore’ described Perfect Pussy as ‘a bunch of fags’ and implied that he wanted to punch Graves in the face for ‘running her mouth.’
We distract ourselves from death in so many creative ways.
The word lesbian first had been used in the late 19th century to highlight the mutual nurturing and egalitarian companionship that women can bring to each other when they live and work creatively together.
Girls learn to love and have sexual feelings in a position of low status, and the eroticization of powerlessness is a normal part of the construction of femininity.