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IT WAS SO GREAT YOU GUYS

LIKE, SUPER GREAT

I WENT AROUND OXFORD STREET TO DO SOME STUFF FOR WORLD PRIDE 2012 AND I GOT LOTS OF SMILES AND A FEW HIGH-FIVES AND LOTS OF PEOPLE CAME UP TO ME TO ASK ME STUFF AS I WAS WALKING AROUND HANDING FLYERS TO THE BUSINESSES ON THE PARADE ROUTE AND I THINK I LEGIT EDUCATED SOME PEOPLE!!!!!!

THE BEST WAS THIS ONE OLD LADY WHO CAME UP TO ME AND AT FIRST WAS LIKE “ARE YOU A MAN?” AND I SMILED AND WAS LIKE “WELL, IF YOU WOULD LET ME, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, AND WHY FEMINISM REMAINS TO BE EXTREMELY RELEVANT” AND SHE WAS SO SWEET, SHE LISTENED AND TOOK A FLYER AND WAS LIKE “OH I NEVER KNEW THAT, THANK YOU! MY GRANDSON IS GAY, AND I WANT TO SUPPORT HIM AND OTHERS AS MUCH AS I CAN. I’M SORRY IF I WAS BEING IGNORANT.” AND I ALMOST CRIED YOU GUYS, SHE WAS SO NICE ABOUT IT EVEN THOUGH I CAN NEVER SHUT UP AND PROBABLY TALKED TOO LONG OMGGGGG I LOVE HER I LOVE HER I LOVE HERRRRRR

THERE WAS A LOT OF NEGATIVE ATTENTION AND BULLSHIT TOO, BUT I EXPECT THAT/GET THAT EVERY TIME I GO OUT ANYWAY SO IT’S LIKE W/E HATERS SUCK MY DIQ~ THEY’RE JUST MAD THEY DON’T HAVE THIS AWESOME PENCIL SKIRT IN A MEN’S 28 (THEY WOULDN’T LOOK GOOD IN IT ANYWAY, BEING AN IGNORANT SHITHEAD HATER MAKES YOU HIDEOUS AS FUCK NO MATTER WHAT, FACT OF LYFE)

ONE ASSHOLE WAS WALKING AROUND WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND AND HE LAUGHED AND POINTED AT ME AND YELLED “LOOK AT THIS HOMO, DRESSED LIKE A GIRL!” AND I SAID “POINTING OUT THAT I’M DRESSED AS WHAT YOU ARE SOCIALLY CONDITIONED TO BELIEVE IS FEMALE IS IN NO WAY INSULTING OR DEGRADING, BUT YOUR ATTITUDE IS INSULTING AND DEGRADING, YOU SHOW NO UNDERSTANDING OF OR RESPECT FOR ORIENTATION OR GENDER THUS PROVING YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE PIECE OF SHIT, AND YOU MAY WANT TO MIND THE FACT THAT NOT ONLY WERE YOU CREATED BY A WOMAN BUT YOU ARE CURRENTLY STANDING NEXT TO ONE” AND BEFORE HE COULD WALK OVER TO PUNCH ME OR WHATEVER HIS GF STARTED TO YELL AT HIM AND I WALKED AWAY LOL~ 

BUT MAN THE POSITIVE REACTIONS FARRRRR OUTWEIGHED THE NEGATIVE TODAY, SO I HAVE A LITTLE MORE FAITH IN HUMANITY FOR THE TIME BEING

I AM SO TIRED BUT IT WAS SO WORTH IT

FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT!!!!!!

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I’VE BEEN SUPER ANGRY LATELY ABOUT ALL THE ANTI-FEMINIST BULLSHIT THAT’S BEEN HAPPENING ON THE INTERNET AND IN REAL LIFE AND IN PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING THAT TODAY I DRESSED UP LIKE TANK GIRL TO GO CHILLAX AROUND TOWN AND GENERALLY BE FIERCE

I WORE: USHANKA TIED UP WITH A LEATHER CORD OF FEATHERS WITH AVIATION GOGGLES, BLACK LINES AND A BANDAID ON MY FACE, AVIATOR SUNGLASSES, A YELLOW SCARF, MY MANCHESTER ROAD CLUB SHIRT (WITH A BLACK AND WHITE CHECKERED BRA WHICH WAS WORN OVER THE SHIRT AND LIGHTLY STUFFED FROM UNDER THE SHIRT TO GIVE IT SOME SUPPORT) WITH BLACK LEATHER JACKET WITH BUTTONS AND RED WHITE AND BLUE SUSPENDERS WITH LEATHER BUTTON ATTACHMENTS, GREEN ARMY PANTS WITH SKULL SCARF TIED AROUND LEFT THIGH AND COMBAT BOOTS WITH GREY SOCKS PULLED UP TO JUST UNDER MY KNEES AND TWO WHITE STICKERS THAT I WROTE “FEMINISM IS PUNK ROCK” AND “FUCK SOCIETY’S EXPECTATIONS” ON

I GOT LIKE TEN HIGH-FIVES AND A FREE LATTE FROM A VERY NICE BARISTA BECAUSE ONE IGNORANT FUCKER IN THE CAFE I WAS IN (IT’S BY TRAFALGAR SQUARE, CAN’T REMEMBER THE NAME HERP) WAS LIKE “OMG YOU’RE A MAN??? HOW DARE YOU DRESS LIKE A WOMAN, LIKE A WHORISH PUNK” (HIS ACTUAL WORDS) AND I FLIPPED OUT AND WE FOUGHT PHYSICALLY A LITTLE BUT I WON AND ALL I HAVE TO SHOW FOR IT IS A FEW BRUISES AND A LITTLE CUT BUT THAT’S COOL BECAUSE I ALREADY HAD A BANDAID BECAUSE BANDAIDS ARE PUNK ROCK!!!!!!

SOMEONE WAS GONNA CALL THE POLICE BUT IT WAS TOO LATE, I SCARED HIS STUPID IGNORANT ASS OUT THE DOOR AFTER A GOOD KICK TO THE STOMACH LOL BUT I LIKE LOST IT AND I KEPT SHOUTING AT HIM ABOUT HIS IGNORANCE AND HOW SLUT-SHAMING IS INHERENTLY WRONG AND SO-ON

I DID GET SOME APPLAUSE FROM A FEW PEOPLE WHEN I WAS DONE THOUGH, WHICH WAS A NICE TOUCH LOL

I APOLOGIZED FOR MAYBE FRIGHTENING SOMEONE WITH ALL MY YELLING BUT PEOPLE WERE JUST LIKE “NO YOU ARE RIGHT OMG DO YOU WANT A LATTE????” AND I THINK I MAY HAVE EDUCATED SOME OF MY AUDIENCE OR AT LEAST MADE SOME OF THEM THINK SO IT ENDED REALLY WELL!

MY GOAL IS TO DRESS AS WHAT SOCIETY WILL TRADITIONALLY ASSOCIATE/RECOGNIZE AS FEMALE THE NEXT FEW DAYS AND LITERALLY FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT IF I HAVE TO BECAUSE FUCK GENDER ROLES, FUCK MISOGYNISTS, AND FUCK ALL THE HATERS

I AM GETTING FO REAL WORKED UP ABOUT ALL THIS HORRIBLE SOCIALLY REINFORCED SEXISM/ETC. WHICH IS HAPPENING SO I AM TOTALLY PREPARED TO LEGIT FIGHT SOMEONE IF IT WILL KNOCK SOME SENSE INTO THEIR FUCKING HEADS!!!!! I’M GETTING ALL AGGRO BUT I THINK SINCE I’M FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT IT’S OKAY

I LOVE WEARING TIGHTS BECAUSE THEY LOOK GOOD AND HOLD MY BALLS IN PLACE! SO I’M GOING TO FUCKING WEAR THEM! IN FACT, I WEAR THEM FAIRLY OFTEN, LIKE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK DEPENDING ON MY OUTFIT, BUT NOW I WANT TO SHOW IT OFF SO PEOPLE CAN MAYBE THINK ABOUT THEIR IGNORANCE AND PREJUDICES! 

TODAY WAS TANK GIRL, TOMORROW IS PEPPER POTTS AS I AM HANDING OUT FLYERS FOR LONDON WORLD LGBTQ+ PRIDE AS I AM A VOLUNTEER FOR THE EVENT AND WE’RE VISITING SOME BUSINESSES IN THE AREA AND I WANT TO LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL, AND PEPPER POTTS IS ONE OF THE FIERCEST BUSINESS WOMEN I CAN THINK OF! THE BEST PART: MY BOYFRIEND IS COMING WITH ME AND I PLAN TO KISS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE (WHICH I DO ANYWAY BUT NOW I’M PROVING A POINT!)

IF YOU’RE TRANS/GENDERQUEER/ANY KIND OF GENDER IDENTITY AND/OR EXPRESSION VARIATION YOU CAN BE FEMINIST! IF YOU ARE A ~MAN~ YOU CAN WEAR ~WOMEN’S~ CLOTHING, IT’S OKAY, TAKE A DEEEEEEEP BREATHHHHH AND JUST WEAR THOSE TIGHTS BECAUSE DUDE THEY ARE SUPER GREAT AT KEEPING BALLS IN PLACE AND THEY LOOK AWESOME! CROSSDRESSING GAY KISSING HAPPENS MORE THAN YOU THINK, LOOK IT’S HAPPENING RIGHT HERE, AND THAT’S OKAY! NOBODY IS DYING, NOBODY HAS SET OFF A NUCLEAR WEAPON, IT’S OKAY! I AM CROSSDRESSING AND KISSING MY BOYFRIEND AND THAT’S OKAY BECAUSE I LOVE HIM AND THESE TIGHTS LOOK GREAT WITH THIS PENCIL SKIRT!!!!!!

UH OH I’M ON A RANT AGAIN HERE WE GO

I JUST WANT TO GET THE CHANCE TO TELL IGNORANT SHITHEADS TO THEIR FACES THAT, YOU KNOW, WOMEN ARE NOT YOUR PROPERTY, WOMEN ARE NOT YOUR PETS, WOMEN ARE NOT A PRIZE, WOMEN ARE NOT ALWAYS YOUR PERSONAL IDEAL! WOMEN’S RIGHTS, WOMEN’S CHOICES, AND WOMEN’S PERSONAL STYLES AND APPEARANCES ARE NOBODY ELSE’S BUSINESS, EVER, NO EXCUSES! WOMEN DO NOT EXIST TO BE JUDGED, WOMEN DO NOT EXIST TO BE TREATED AS SECOND-CLASS FOR WHATEVER FUCKED UP REASON YOU WILL TRY TO INVENT. WOMEN ARE, I KNOW THIS IS HARD TO COMPREHEND FOR SHITHEADS OUT THERE, BUT WOMEN ARE HUMANS JUST LIKE MEN! AND THIS DOESN’T EVEN BEGIN TO TOUCH UPON TRANS* AND QUEER VARIATIONS OF BOTH GENDERS, WOW THIS MUST BE GETTING REALLY DIFFICULT FOR IGNORANT SHITHEADS OUT THERE! GUESS WHAT? THERE ARE EVEN PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE CONVENTIONAL, TRADITIONAL GENDER SCHEME! THERE ARE THIRD-GENDERS AND TWO-SPIRITS AND MAN I COULD TALK ABOUT THIS FOREVER!

SO YOU KNOW, THIS MEANS MEN CAN HAVE BABIES AND HAVE BREASTS AND WOMEN CAN HAVE PENISES! QUICK, EVACUATE ALL SHITHEADS TO THE UNDERGROUND BUNKERS AND GIVE THEM THEIR MOST CHERISHED POSSESSIONS: THEIR 1950s MOVIE COLLECTIONS! LET’S JUST, YOU KNOW WHAT, LET’S JUST LOCK THE FUCKING DOOR BEHIND THEM! 

OKAY OKAY I HAVE TO BREATHE I HAVE TO GO GET DINNER WITH MY BF

BUT OH MY GOD I HAVE THE PERFECT PENCIL SKIRT FOR MY PEPPER POTTS OUTFIT!!!!!!! I AM FUCKING EXCITED 

YEAHHHH FEELIN GOOD FEELIN GORGEOUS (BECAUSE I AM)

TL;DR GIO IS AN ANGRY FEMINIST