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Michelle Haimoff, on privilege (via purityhole)
"When a man does something stupid, people say, ‘Isn’t he stupid?’ But when a woman does something stupid, people say, ‘Aren’t women stupid?’"
One of the strangest anti-feminist stereotypes to me – among the Birkenstock-wearing and bra-burning – is the idea that we’re unhappy. Angry. Bitter. Both because the foundation of the insult is the assumption that women should be perpetually happy, and because the truth is that the culture doesn’t actually mind if women are unhappy – so long as we keep it to ourselves.
Women’s distress directed inward – from eating disorders to feelings of inadequacy – keeps the status quo moving along, with diet pills selling through the roof and women asking for promotions far less often than their male counterparts. But when our dissatisfaction takes an outward turn, people get uncomfortable. Then, women’s emotions are “hysterical” or over-the-top. Anything less than a bubbly disposition means that we’re “bitches”. Hell hath no fury like a man who finds a woman displeasing.
" the truth is that the culture doesn’t actually mind if women are unhappy – so long as we keep it to ourselves"
holy fuck, this.
People look down on McDonald’s employees but fail to realize that if all these folks left McDonald’s and pursued “better careers” your ass wouldn’t be able to get a McDouble with an Oreo McFlurry at 3am.
You can’t demand a service while simultaneously degrading those who provide it for you.
Tatiana Maslany “Women Who Kick Ass” SDCC
"When you were young, did you know you were destined to be female action superstars?"