Feminist RantWe live in a fucked up world.
We live in a world where girl is the worst insult
And women aren't allowed to like themselves.
We punish those who press razors to their skin
But we ostracize women who don't.
We raise our daughters to please pedophiles,
Teaching them that beauty is outward,
Grown men looking for children in women,
Smooth and hairless,
Women mutilate their bodies for these perverse social norms
And don't question it,
Never question it.
You're not allowed to question
Or you'll never be accepted,
Never get the prize,
Never get to be used and abused.
A woman is useless if she doesn't have sex,
She is a failure and an embarrassment.
That is, of course, not the case
If she enjoys it
Or if she is fat
Or if she is comfortable in her own skin.
Sluts are unacceptable
And pleasure is for men.
The world has no place for women with self-esteem.
Society has no room for women like me.
So don't go spouting your MLK nonsense at me,
Don't tell me that we've won.
Getting Closer to GodSo many ask for more of God, and to be closer to Him, but then they struggle or lose their fire or become lukewarm...Getting Closer to God4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
I don't know why you haven't been told, but when you ask for more of God, you are literally saying this:
"Lord I want more of You (i want less of you devil)."
so... you are ticking the "hell" out of someone who wants to bring you down with him, make you struggle, lose your fire or your faith all together.
so... get use to: "new levels, new demons. higher levels, higher demons."
and remember: this fight isn't against flesh and blood, but against evil spirits, principalities, and rulers of the darkness.
With Love to all the Brothers and Sisters in Christ...
Male Empowerment?Whenever I enter the world of feminist debate, I inevitably end up talking about men. Strange. I think a lot of people see it as a sign of the male-centric viewpoint that we are trying to overcome, but I think it is something more... something that shouldn't be ignored. Feminism is not all about women. Feminism is also about helping men.Male Empowerment?2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
However, I want to make it clear that this is the very antithesis of the male-empowerment fad which basically states, "men have problems too, so why don't we get a rights movement?" Not only is this sort of argument incredibly self-centered, it is completely backwards. Society's idolization of the masculine is, in fact, the root of most of these problems! Consider some of the most common complaints about inequality against men.
-Men are expected to support a family.
-Men are expected to treat women with chivalry and pay for their drinks/meals/etc.
-Men are placed under much more restrictive gender-role ex
Disney LiedI never should have been allowed to watch movies as a child.Disney Lied3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
They gave me hope
They made me believe
That there was actually someone out there
That would want to fight for me
To overcome all odds to be with me
To love me.
Those childhood movies lied to me.
As I grew up that hope I once held so dear
Turned into utter disappointment.
The time I spent daydreaming and wishing for
Will be useless hours I can never get back.
Inside the Feminist ThoughtsPeople think they know feminists. I get weird looks and angry glances when I state it. I get hate messages, and see so many groups of people against the idea. Maybe they should see things from a real feminist's perspective.Inside the Feminist Thoughts5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Feminism is about women being equal to men. That's it. Nothing crazy, just equality. Sadly, femi-nazis started burning bras and promoting that women were more important than men scored a backlash that shouldn't have happened. Nobody is any better. It's true we've been stuck in a male-dominated society, and that is definately not fair. But saying women are better than men is just another form of discrimination.
I'm okay with my bra. It's going to keep my boobs from hitting the floor when I'm 80. Yes, my bras are padded. I like the way it looks, not because I'm trying to impress men. I do wear it less than a lot of people. I don't wear one around the house or my dorm unless I have
I Want to Have the Real Men BackWhere have all the real men gone?I Want to Have the Real Men Back2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
The ones who used to walk us home?
The ones to whom we used to say,
‘I will love, honour, and obey’?
Curse you, feminists and whores!
You’ve knocked our culture right off course!
Stop your virulent attack.
I want to have the real men back.
I don’t like these “new men” who sit,
Half-castrate and half-hypocrite,
Discussing women’s rights with me,
And saying that I should be free.
Curse the fight for liberty!
No man will dare to ravish me
Now that he knows the government
Will ask him if I gave consent.
Wish I could be a secretary.
My boss would quietly grope my knee,
Appreciate my sense of style,
And give scope for my woman’s guile.
Curse the woman-libbers’ mob!
I’ve got to get a proper job!
No staying home and making tea
For someone who’ll come back to me.
I want to have the real men back.
Society is right off-track.
Remember when the men were men,
And women could be f
Disability is Only Another Kind of ABILITYAccording to any dictionary, the definition of the word "disability" is composed of words that revolve around the idea of not being able to do anything. And when applied to a human being, it is often meant to imply a human who cannot do anything.Disability is Only Another Kind of ABILITY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know about you, but I have never met, seen, or heard of a human who cannot do anything. Society places such inferences upon people who are unemployed; "They're doing nothing with their life." People who like to play video games; "They sit around and to nothing." And people with medical conditions; "They can't stand up or run a marathon, so they must be doing nothing." Last time I checked, these were all forms of "doing something," whether it means enjoying gaming or using a wheelchair to get around. No one does nothing.
In the case of disability, society often views it as a permanent state. And yes, the condition (as in my case, CMT) may be p
Who I amI am the Lord's creationWho I am4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am His servant
I am His friend
I am His child
I am His beloved
I was created for His purposes
I was created for His glory
I love Him and He loves me
I am His and He is mine
I am the Lord's creation
Fragile innocenceEven the sturdiest metalFragile innocence6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The toughest timber
n t ers
The strongest glass
idiotsLast night I had an argument with my father.idiots5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
He was calling my single uncle a "faggot".
I told him to stop saying ignorant things like that.
He then told me that he calls people by what they are.
We then got into a fight. According to him, it's perfectly okay for him to hate gay people, Mexicans, and black people. I told him that it wasn't, and he told me I'm wrong. When I proceeded to tell him that you shouldn't hate people for something they can't fix, he called me a hypocrite and a stupid hippy who has the wrong ideas on the world because I'm young. He also considers himself a proud redneck.
Are you kidding me?
I'm a sophomore in college. Growing up in a redneck small town and then going to a small city Catholic liberal arts college has shown me more about the world. I've seen more of the world than my father, who has lived in the same town for fifty years and doesn't listen to any
Sexism: A Double Edged SwordTHESIS: Individuals should have the right to express their gender however they choose to do so.Sexism: A Double Edged Sword3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
The way we dress is not everything, but the way people react to our appearance certainly affects how we feel about ourselves. The clothing we wear can tell many things about us, but no matter what outfit you put on this morning, it almost certainly reveals one basic thing: gender. I'm not the most feminine dressing girl; I'm more comfortable shopping in the boys' section, and usually no one reacts badly to my appearance. But one day, almost a year ago, one woman did. I walked into the movie theatre donning my normal attire, and no one said anything. No one said anything until I walked into the ladies' room. An older woman, who was already standing in the ladies' room, began screaming, "You're in the wrong restroom!" Was I in the wrong restroom? Ah, I suppose my short hair and boyish clot
Men can be raped tooMen can be raped too5 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Myth: Men can't be sexually assaulted.
Reality: Men can be, and are, sexually assaulted every day. Any man can be sexually assaulted regardless of their size, strength, appearance, occupation, race or sexual orientation. Male rape can happen at home, work, out doors, in a car, in the military, prisons, in locker rooms, rest rooms, public toilets, in fact just about anywhere a rapist thinks they can get away with it, and it can happen to any male.
It should also be noted that it is not unusual for a male to "freeze" during a rape, in part due to shock, and fear of ones life. Remember, the rapist will no doubt have done this before, and hence be prepared for what happens, but few, if any men, have even considered in their mind the possibility of such things happening and are thus totally unprepared.
Myth: Only gay men are sexually assaulted.
Reality: Although gay men are raped slightly more often than heterosexual men this is due more to the fact that they can be the target an
Almost Enough RopeAlmost Enough Rope5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
Democrats have managed
to destroy us all.
Barney Frank with his
Fannie and Freddie idiocy
GW with his wars.
All the rest with the
unbridled lust for power
and cash they worship.
And we, the people,
who have so little brains that
we reward their evil.
We argue among
ourselves about which is
better... easy! Neither.
We have little time
to either save everything
or face harsher life.
WE elected play with our
future like a game.
While we die, starve and
head toward future sorrow,
they spend our money.
On the grand life of
jets, good health care, and all the
things our money buys.
We deserve the sad
future our Kings and Queens are
building us, no doubt.
It was after all,
our partisan attitudes
that changed their ways.
Changing them into
royalty and placing their will
above ours in all things!
Rape from a different PerspectiveI am a guy, so I must be strong.Rape from a different Perspective2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
I am a guy, so I must have no faults.
I am a guy, so I must feel no pain.
So tell me why does it hurt so much whenever I think about it. How come I can't tell you the pain I've gone through, without you calling me weak? Just because I am not a girl, am I not allowed to have the emotions of fear and stress? Am I not allowed to have those terrible flashbacks that only I know, and because of today's society...that only I can live through?
I am a male. And I was raped. So am I weak for wanting help? Am I weak for turning to society for help?
Many of you may think I am the rapist, because I am not the opposite gender. No, I am not the one who is supposed to call for help or scream, I am not the one who is assaulted. I am supposed to be able to take care of myself in these situations.
But while I am a male, I am also human...
Just because I am not a girl, doesn't mean I don't hurt inside for what was done to me...Just because I am not a girl, doesn't mean tha
It Doesn't EverI could tell you that the pain stopsIt Doesn't Ever1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
But it doesn’t ever
And there’ll be something; the sky, the news, the weather
That’ll remind you of them.
I know how it kills that first night
Seeing their stuff
And you’ll scream but it’ll never be loud enough
For them to hear.
It feels like you’ve been shot
And you can’t breathe
Because you thought that they’d never leave
But now they have.
You’ll panic when it hits you
It’ll drag you down
When you forget their face, smile, frown
Anything at all.
Sometimes it gets better
And every time you see a hearse
All you see is theirs.
That hole in your aching heart
Won’t ever go away
The pain is there for good, to stay
You’ll never forget it.
The Biggest Feminist I KnowMy Boyfriend is the Biggest Feminist I KnowThe Biggest Feminist I Know8 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
It seems that we as feminists today work not only to include women and men of color and different sexual orientations, but we also aim to adopt their causes and struggles as our own. However, there is one group of women and men who I feel are still underrepresented in the feminist movement today: the transgender community.
Ive only had one discussion in my Womens Studies classes on the subject of transgendered identity, and it was more of a debate on whether transgenderism reinforces the gender roles that feminists have worked so hard to abandon. Many of my classmates seemed to agree that because one is transgendered, she or he is forcing her or himself to follow a certain, socially constructed formula to embody the gender they desire. And because they feel that they were born in the wrong body, they themselves become embodiments of the fact that there is more to
TiredI'm so very tiredTired7 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of this daily routine
Always the same thing
Day after day
Life is grey
As dull and boring
As it can get
What happened to my dreams?
What happened to my passion?
Why can't I live
Instead of just surviving?
8: Beauty and the BeastDid all of it really happen? Is Edmund truly…dead?8: Beauty and the Beast2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Beth sat before the fireplace in her bedroom, her feet tucked beneath her and a blanket wrapped around her shoulders. She was still trembling after all that had happened, and though she tried to breath evenly, her heartbeat wouldn’t slow even a little.
Garrett had disappeared several hours before with an unconscious Fiona in his arms and a shaken, bleary eyed Mr. Gibbs close at his side.
Beth had asked to help, wanting to be close by when Fiona woke, but both men had insisted that she too needed to rest after her ordeal, and so she had been left with no other choice but to wait anxiously in her bedroom for word of Fiona’s condition.
In an effort to keep her mind off of her worry over Fiona, she busied herself by removing the bandages from her arm and leg.
“Strange,” she murmured when the bandages fell away. Not a scratch marred her pale skin, and there were no scars. To anyone else, it would appear
Homophobia Is GayGayHomophobia Is Gay4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A word used many ways
A word used for love
A word used for hate
A word used many other ways
These are just two that I must state
Why are you so much better?
Why can't everyone be equal?
Why must you treat them like trash
Because you don't believe the same
Doesn't give you the right to bash
Why do care so much?
Why can't you go on and leave?
Why can't you stay away?
Why do you hate people so much,
Just because they're gay?
They're humans too
They have the right to be here
No matter what you say
So even though you say not,
Homophobia is gay
HateI hate him.Hate9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He makes me feel miserable.
He makes me feel ugly.
He makes me feel afraid.
He makes me feel hopeless.
In the mirror I look at him.
His existence alone infuriates me.
I can't stand to look at him anymore.
I hate him.
LightThe darkest of daysLight5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Becomes happy and bright
When I see you
You are my light
The only one
Who can save me
Please hear my plea
Listen to my words
And let me try to make you feel
The way you make me feel