I guess if I’m going to be a stage manager for the rest of my life, I should really think about getting used to the fact that none of my non-theater friends will ever give a fuck about coming to see the show that I spend weeks of my life on, because “but you’re not even in it.”
This is a very important post.
babies babying together
a true understatement
Blaine proposing to Disney Princesses plus Gaston
Aladdin is like “What the hell, man”
Just once I want my life to be like an 80’s movie, preferably one with a really awesome musical number for no apparent reason.
But no, no, John Hughes did not direct my life.
I NEVER CAUGHT THE PARALLEL
People shouldn’t assume parenting is more natural to women than men, these guys are the cutest.
Women Against Feminism gave me a great headache today, but fortunately I did see one very well written response that I copied from the Facebook page. I wish every person that follows that blog would read carefully and really understand the point of feminism because somewhere along the way, their understanding of feminism became horribly misconstrued.
“Everyone is of course entitled to believe what they wish, but Women Against Feminism is the most uninformed and uneducated thing I ever read. There are so many misconceptions about the definition of feminism and what feminism is actually about.
The concept of feminism has absolutely nothing to do with hatred against men (quite the opposite) and nothing to do with whether you wish to be a stay at home mother, or whether you want to make your partner a sandwich, etc. This is your choice and one that no one should disrespect. Feminism and equal rights advocates exist to protect and offer not better but equal rights for women. Women’s rights are human rights - you can’t deny half the population the same rights that men enjoy. And remember that feminists are not only women; men are advocates for equal rights for women which by definition makes them feminists too.
If you take a retrospective look at history, you will immediately see the need for advocating women’s rights. The situation varies depending in which country you live in. The West still has some way to go but women’s rights have greatly improved thanks to the feminist movement but all you need to do is look at women who live in (for example) Afghanistan to see why feminism is still very much needed and why just that one example completely discredits everything written here.
For the sake of keeping my post relatively short, let’s focus on Afghanistan. After the Taliban came to power, they were banned from (1) going to school/getting an education, (2) working, (3) leaving home without a male chaperone, (4) showing any skin in public, (5) from accessing healthcare delivered by men (considering that women are banned to work this makes it impossible for women to access healthcare), (6) from participating in politics, (7) speaking publicly, (8) to vote, (9) not sue husbands and their families for serious domestic violence/forced marriage/marital rape, etc.
But yet according to what is written in the Women Against Feminism blog, the need for equal rights doesn’t exist, nor does the “patriarchy fantasy” and that feminists are elitist (despite the majority of human rights abuses being not only caused by government but your husband, his family, your father, brother, etc) and that we have imagined this “rape culture fantasy”.
Lastly, before I finish my post, let’s look at what feminists and feminism has done for you all, me, and other women because without it we would not be where we are now.
Thanks to feminism..
(1) we can now vote, (2) own property, (3) choose to work and not be a domestic slave, (4) not get fired or denied a job because we are pregnant, (5) get a divorce, (6) get an abortion, (7) have access to birth control, (8) get an education, (9) participate in public discussions, (10) have laws against marital rape, (11) have laws against stalking, (12) have laws against child molestation, (13) have laws against sexual harassment, (14) have laws against domestic violence, (15) have laws against rape and have courts that uphold these laws, (16) have laws against gender discrimination, (17) have laws for women’s health, including breast, ovarian and uterine cancer, (18) have laws for equal pay, (19) have laws to no longer be a property to a male (husband, father), and the list goes on.
Like I said, everyone is entitled to their beliefs…but let’s not make wildly inaccurate and invalid claims about what feminism is about, why it does what it does and what the current situation is for women domestically, nationally and internationally.”