One of the most common questions I've received as a sex and dating coach since Tr*mp's election is “how am I supposed to date straight, cis men anymore?”
Teach your son to become a feminist ally; these are just 3 of my favorite ways. Show him how to leverage his privilege in a patriarchal world.
In this family, those figures traditionally made of three snowballs stacked atop each other — they’re called snowpeople.
People might raise their eyebrows when they hear me say “snowperson” for the first time. But it makes perfect sense. A man is just a kind of person.
If you find yourself needing therapy a little more than usual right now, here are 12 feminist podcasts that will help you to fight back, to expand your worldview, and to laugh — all without losing hope, and without feeling completely alone.
"I just don't want to box myself into being a feminist because I get really irritated by how some misrepresent the message.” And my friend Rae very simply stated, "Just do what you’re doing and that's what feminism will look like to people."
I can feel proud of my cleavage and my combat boots. I feel fierce in drop-crotch sweatpants and preppy sweaters. I carry my edge with me and, with it, my own brand of femininity. Best of all, I consult no one but my own eyes. I don’t ask permission. I don’t seek what’s in fashion.
They call us bitches. We're too forward, or too loud. They say we're not ladylike. That we should shut up and sit down. And we should be content with what we've got — what else do we want, anyway? They say we're trying to be men. They say we hate men. But we say we're strong women, and they can go to hell. The internet glorifies strong women while slut-shaming out the other side of its mouth.
The thing is, I’m not a mom. I’m not even a trendy lifestyle blogger. I’m a 19 year old with my whole life ahead of me. In this century, I have so much more freedom to choose what I want to do with that life.
Finally, and this is very very important because it’s how feminism might go viral among men, you have to remain a feminist even when no women are around. That means, when you’re in a group of all guys and someone say something sexist as fuck, instead of laughing, you have to say “Dude. That was sexist as fuck.”
The feminist movement is complex. If you aren't acquainted with the nuances of feminism, you may be looking for a bit of guidance. I've composed this comprehensive list for you, in an effort to assist you on your path to counterculture, er, actual culture.