I am a feminist because when I was a little girl, I wanted to be a doctor, a lawyer, the first woman president.
Because when I got older I found out that I would be “suited” as a nurse, a pediatrician or a veterinarian if I wanted to go into medicine.
Because I found out that it’s hard to get into law school; even harder if you’re a woman. And even if I could get in, I would have to work twice as hard for half the credit.
Because I watched every debate in which politicians shot down Hillary Clinton because her HUSBAND was unfaithful and criticized her as a wife. As if that would control her capacity to be a president.
Because as an adult woman, I have been beaten up, harrassed, stalked, followed home and even sexually assaulted.
Because I have been asked if I wanted kids constantly. And when I say no, my womanhood is criticized.
Because I am held accountable for being uncomfortable when a rape joke is told but the person telling it is not second guessed.
Now, when I say I hate patriarchy, I am not saying that I hate men.
And when you, as a man, take my feminism as personal insult, please stop and ask yourself this:
What have women done to hurt you?
What have women done that hold YOU back in your everyday life?
Klaudija Visockyte on flickr
The milk one breaks my heart. I love and hate this.
I.W. Bailey. Photomicrograph. Cross Section of a Twig. Harvard University.
SO… I used random.org to get a winner for my giveaway (18 reblogs, random.org said number 12!).
And the winner is Sloan!
I’ll do another one soon for a different print!
Thanks for the reblogs everyone!
Available for sale in my storenvy, here.
Hello friends and followers!
I am trying to generate some sales so I can start saving up next months rent and for the $2,000 repairs that my car needs (a variety of belts need fixing and my back bearings are going out with is about $500 each.)
SO. I’m doing my first giveaway and it is this framed print!
The giveaway will go to until February 28th, then I’ll contact the winner and announce it.
Reblog for a chance to win. :)
While I would love to have everyone reblog it a million times, I’m only counting each person once, so don’t feel obligated to keep reposting it.
Also, you don’t have to be following me to win.
Thanks for your help!
AMAZONITE (Potassium Aluminum Silicate) crystals from Arizona, USA. Amazonite is the blue-green variety of microcline feldspar.