September 13, 2012
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[TW: SELF HARM]

People don’t wanna be compared to the teenage girl; the teenage girl is hated, teenage girls hate themselves. If you listen to a certain kind of music, or if you express your emotions in a certain kind of way, if you self harm, you write diaries, all those kind of activities are sort of laughed at and ridiculed because they’re associated with being a teenage girl. Even just things like being cripplingly self conscious or overly concerned with our appearance, that’s considered like a teenage girl thing and therefore its ridiculous, it’s stupid, it’s not relevant or legitimate, and you know, what we needed at that age was legitimisation and respect and support but all we got was dismissal and “oh you’re such a teenage girl.”

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Feminism, Education, and the plight of the teenage girl  (via monkeyknifefight)

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July 26, 2012
"I find it somewhat odd when women in countries [in] the global North use internal feminist critiques from other parts of the world to feel smug that [‘they’] are ‘well off’ as compared to those poor benighted women of ‘another culture’. If you read feminist critiques of your own society, or simply look around you, you’ll find that marriage is pretty much the same there as here, as is the glass ceiling, the sexual division of labour, the sexism, the domestic violence. Not to mention the fact that the USA can’t get a woman elected head of state, nor till today, has the Equal Rights Amendment as part of its constitution! The point is that patriarchies take different shapes and forms, and so do feminisms."

Prof. Nivedita Menon, Feminist scholar/ political theorist (via vaginawoolf)

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