But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

Anonymous asked:

So I read your period posts and agree that you should be able to talk about it whenever, but I feel really uncomfortable talking about mine. I don't know what to say when people bring it up and I never tell anyone when I have mine. Am I weird?

No, you’re not weird at all. It is 100% your choice whether you want to talk about your period or not. You aren’t required to talk about it and you also aren’t required to shut up about it, either. 

You’re allowed to be as private or as open about your life as you want—and since part of your life involves menstruating, that is included under that rule!



The huge amount of pressure on young girls to let their boyfriends get away with everything and not to stand up for themselves, lest they stop being a ‘chill girlfriend’ and instead become a horrible, controlling harpy is such bullshit.

Stop teaching young girls that demanding to be treated with respect and courtesy makes them shrill, over-emotional, or unworthy of listening to.