The message to other young women is clear: your bodies are ours and, if you resist or get angry at what we do, we’ll remind you of your place.
Good men don’t let women get raped. So why aren’t you guys doing enough?
Here’s how: 99% of you are great guys, but too many of you insist on pretending otherwise. I see you on Facebook, saying you were “raped” by a difficult standardized test. I see you on YouTube, posting that Tosh-inspired video of men “lightly touching women’s stomachs” and running away. I hear you, on campus, calling women “sluts”, or remaining silent when your friends do. I watch, at the bar, as you posture as if these behaviors make you more of a man. (Or at the very least, prevent you from being called a pussy, or a bitch, or – worst of all – a girl.)
The supposed hoaxers just wanted their 15 minutes, their 140 characters. The only thing Emma Watson’s harassers achieved was to remind women that our bodies and the sexual fear with which we’ve been instilled since childhood are usable as a joke. As a way to drum up traffic.
You want to get kids out of foster care and into good, loving homes? I’ve got a simple solution to your problem.
Did you know LGBT couples are more likely to adopt older, children of color and disable children than straight couples? LGBT couples tend to adopt ‘undesired’ children more (basically kids no one else wants.)
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.’