Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
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Sky Ferreira joins the ranks of fellow female artists Grimes and CHVRCHES frontwoman Lauren Mayberry by bravely confronting online harassers.
#bcotselfie competition @BCoT - who can get the most retweets? Can we beat Ellen?
No, no we can’t.
But we will try much like this fine fellow….
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What are you in to at the moment? I’ll get us started…
Slate Culture Gabfest podcast - really intelligent and fun critical debate about culture
AM by Arctic Monkeys probably playing now in class
FlipBoard and Pulse news app’s to help me organise my reading
Trello to help me manage personal and your projects
Bo Burnham/DeStorm Power/ Limmy on Vine really creative funny videos
Sons of Anarchy on Netflix to fill that Breaking Bad shaped hole in my soul
Any.Do App to help me remember everything and gamify my day
All these things are making my heart sing right now.
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Sochi 2014: 10 motion blur shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures
From Nymphomaniac to Stranger By the Lake, is sex in cinema getting too real? #bcotreal