“The trouble is that, for women, being “nice” often translates into putting up with things we should never put up with. How many times has some creep sat uncomfortably close to me on the bus and stared me down, yet I’m too afraid to just get up and move, lest I offend him?

We smile when we’re harassed on the street or hit on by jerks. We laugh at sexist jokes. We learn that when we have strong opinions, we’ll be called bitches and that if we get angry, we’ll be called hysterical. When we say what we want, we’re called pushy or aggressive.

Part of learning “ladylike” behavior is about learning to smile politely when someone is being crude. Femininity has long been attached to passivity and to being docile. Men fight, women giggle and fume silently.”

  1. bittrfeminist reblogged this from auntiemortem
  2. flxwrpetal reblogged this from auntiemortem
  3. yo-wai reblogged this from auntiemortem
  4. auntiemortem reblogged this from brutereason
  5. epipontia reblogged this from auntiemortem
  6. combatkittens reblogged this from breannadenney
  7. mvriposatrvicionera reblogged this from c--unts
  8. suchpainfulclarity reblogged this from skeletales
  9. c--unts reblogged this from fittybittybody
  10. heres-a-lullaby reblogged this from prllnce
  11. betterthanabetaplus reblogged this from caveats-for-sociopaths
  12. caveats-for-sociopaths reblogged this from bro-tits
  13. gelegenheitsglueck reblogged this from xzessiv
  14. jolyfuldreams reblogged this from thelatepapers
  15. sleeplovefood reblogged this from northwesternsexweek
  16. baharmohazabnia reblogged this from rozalina
  17. alana-mychal reblogged this from iamtheboob
  18. addkjm reblogged this from illegiblesigns
  19. disasterbitch reblogged this from letsfallbackinlove
  20. edenswedenn reblogged this from arielimpersonator
  21. ourcollectiveunconscious reblogged this from mermaidsongs
  22. myladyhero reblogged this from mermaidsongs
  23. howling-foxes reblogged this from stevoregers
  24. poesying reblogged this from zufallstreffer
  25. prettyporcelainpeople reblogged this from mermaidsongs
  26. butterfly-effect reblogged this from mermaidsongs
  27. stevoregers reblogged this from lovelylahey
  28. lovelylahey reblogged this from mermaidsongs
  29. radishesdamnit reblogged this from rapeculturerealities
Kreon by Stijn.