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A feminist action is one that actively confronts or works to dismantle our male supremist culture, like critiquing the patriarchal constructs around us in any sort of forum, or refusing to perform femininity

A non-feminist action is neutral, like wearing makeup or brushing your teeth or mowing the lawn.

An anti-feminist action is something that sabotages the rights of women or their struggle for liberation.

Anyone can perform any of these actions. Being a woman doesn’t make everything you do inherently feminist, and we should stop pretending that it does. Of course, there are milestones that men achieve with much more ease than women, and we should celebrate the women who achieve these things, but that’s not what I’m talking about.

I’m talking about how so called “weaponized femininity” as a feminist statement is a waste of time and a misdirection of energy. I like makeup. As countless other young women are, I’m insecure about my appearance. Corporations spend billions of dollars undermining our self-worth to sell us cosmetics, and being a feminist doesn’t mean I’m immune to all the advertising out there telling me I’m far from perfect. Obliging these companies is not a feminist action, though. My acne scars, large-ish pores, and discoloration are fabricated flaws that I’m compelled to hide. I won’t kid myself and think that the time I spend in front of the mirror is making me more powerful in any non-superficial way. The boost in ego I feel from it is a product of years of conditioning, not any sort of tangible power.

I’m just asking people to analyze what they do. A non-feminist action is not anti-feminist, and when other women tell you that your eyeliner and high heels are not feminist, they are not telling you that you are wrong for enjoying them. They are telling you to be aware, to make sure you know what your energy is going into.

if we make ourselves comfortable with conforming to the patriarchy, if we turn neutral or even oppressive action into “feminist statements,” we are neutralizing the entire movement. Feminism is meant to be offensive. Feminism is meant to confront the inequality we face today. We can’t expect every woman to sacrifice their comfort to achieve our goals, but we can at least ask those among us who take action to pacify to analyze their actions.

ghostdad-partsix asked:
i'm kind of ignorant on the subject, so this is probably a really simple question, but what exactly is meant by the term weaponized femininity?

"heels that could crush a man" is the no. 1 thing that comes to mind

turning feminine things that are normally considered oppressive into ~positive~ and ~empowering~ things

it’s like peak libfem and i don’t like it

glowcloud:

ilanagayzer:

sunteaflower:

We call ships ‘she’. We call our war machines ‘women’. We compare women to black widows and vipers. And you’re going to tell me it’s not ‘ladylike’ to scream, to take up space, to fight and demand respect and do whatever the hell I want. You’ve looked at nuclear bombs and been so in awe that you could only name them after women. Don’t try to downplay my power.

y’all. men assigning feminine pronouns to literal objects does not mean they respect us and think we are powerful. it means they feel like they own us just like they do a damn boat.

stop these corny posts

this is literal weaponized femininity and it’s shitty as hell

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mikebthescenequeen:

officialjeffgoldblum:

asexual-eponine replied to your post: this is a casual reminder that jeff go…

when is your birthday ?!

nov. 9th

IS IT REALLY CUZ MY BIRTHDAY IS ALSO ON NOVEMBER 9th

mike you made a post on fb or tumblr or something like a week ago about your birthday coming up and i tried to creep ur fb to see if ours were on the same day but you have it hidden but omg

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