im a bad person who thinks bad thoughts like ‘ew what is that girl wearing’ and then remember that im supposed to be positive about all things and then think ‘no she can wear what she wants, fuck what other people say damn girl u look fabulous’ and im just a teeny bit hypocritical tbh
I was always taught by my mother, That the first thought that goes through your mind is what you have been conditioned to think. What you think next defines who you are.
"real men dont rape" actually, real men do rape. they do. men rape. it isn’t done by ~fake mythical special brand of evil~ men, it’s done by real men, men who may seem nice, men who you think you can trust, men you know, men who you’re close to. real men do rape. that’s the problem
I’m very pro getting feminism into the main stream media in a positive light and Emma Watson is a great platform, she is widely liked and I admire her a lot. However, the speech was basically just an introduction to feminism with extra emphasis on men’s feelings. There was no groundbreaking new elements, and she did spend a lot of time turning feminism into something that men should be interested in because it will benefit them, not the women of the world (I understand the tactic but it’s still undermining the actual goal) and an actual way for men to help change the current state was never really mentioned. Idk, I appreciate the fact that it shines a light on feminism but I feel it was lacking in a lot if crucial points. (However I do understand why the speech was structured the way it was, ideally she would be able to launch into a confrontational, explosive rant but men tend to be pretty sensitive and ignorant when it comes to this subject so I get why she had to break it down and make an extremely exaggerated point of welcoming them in) (I still wish this wasn’t the case)