I have begun Full-Shave November.
This is fucking awful. HOW DO YOU DO THIS????
I was in the shower shaving for like… 45 minutes, and I STILL had to forgo shaving one of my legs because I was concerned I was running late for lunch (it turns out I wasn’t, but whatever).
I also ruined my razor, because I didn’t think to trim any of my hair first, but that’s okay.
Also look at all that fucking hair. There’s so much of it. I had no idea I had that much hair on me.
Tomorrow I will shave my left leg and run clean-up on basically everywhere else (it’s pretty patchy).
Aren’t you supposed to grow a mustache? what the fuck is full shave november.
The opposite of No Shave November. Lots of women get flak for participating in No Shave November and letting their body hair grow out (I can’t find the post with a bunch of screencapped tweets about it, but this is the next best thing), but the vast majority of guys (myself included) have absolutely no idea what a pain feeling like you have to shave your body hair is like. So, for the entirety of the month, I will be shaving my legs, chest, and armpits on a regular basis (as well as my usual regimen of shaving my face).
This idea. I like it. Another.
The puking pubic conspiracy
It tears me apart to hear my partner ratter on about how unhygenic my pubic hair can be when I clearly know that he wants to see it off me. For his own desires.
That’s really upsetting! I think it’s ridiculous and I hope you continue to keep it the way you want it. It’s your body and you get to choose what you want to do with it. I hope you can get him to understand that.
(Not to mention, it really isn’t unhygienic per se. You either keep clean or you don’t. Someone recently told me that most men aren’t very concerned about cleaning their junk - OP, if you’re not male yourself, I suggest you ask your partner how hygienic he thinks he is. Maybe rattle on about it a little just for effect.)
Here’s a Scarleteen post on pubic hair addressed to women, but the general principle applies to everyone.
Combating bullying and anti-gay sentiment doesn’t constitute an approval of any kind of sexual activity; it recognizes that social castigation of people (or kids) who don’t comply with norms of gender performance or perceived sexual orientation is particularly vicious and dangerous, and works to prevent that for the sake of childrens’ lives. Opposing that work because of an outdated sense of sexual conservatism is both rhetorically meaningless and actively harmful to a group of people that genuinely needs support and protection. The lives of gay kids are just as important and worthwhile as the lives of straight kids, but even beyond that, “gay bullying” doesn’t just affect gay kids, it affects all kids. Strict policing of gender and sexuality hurts everyone, and when children are involved, there’s no excuse for pontificating about our own fears and hangups instead of focusing on their needs.
WORDS, WHEREFORE ART THOU?
multiply this by the combined incomprehensibility of psychoanalysis and hitchcock and you get my current state of mind
Language, why can I not summon you and bend you to my will? This essay will not write itself, and yet I cannot craft the simplest sentences without wanting to bash something, because the words simply will NOT flow perfectly from my mind to my fingers. WHAT THE DEVIL IS GOING ON HERE?
A GREAT BIG GIANT ASS LIST OF FEMINIST LIT. Being both a starter kit of sorts and a list of titles that are important to the history of feminism or current feminist movement.
Please note: The author of this post has not read everything suggested here but has compiled this list based on recommendations, academic courses, etc. Many of these texts are admittedly problematic, but are included because this feminist believes it’s important to know where we’ve come from in order to move forward.
Go forth and read! And feel free to add titles if you reblog!
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
Backlash by Susan Faludi
No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of Women by Estelle B. Freedman
The Essential Feminist Reader edited by Estelle B. Freedman
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism by Daisy Hernandez
Ain’t I a Woman? Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture by Ariel Levy
Feminism Without Borders by Chandra Talpade Mohanty
Cunt: A Declaration of Independence by Inga Muscio
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher
Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes by Lillian Robinson
The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft; BUY IT | READ IT ONLINE
A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolfe
FEMINISM AND THE BODY:
Unbearable Weight by Susan Bordo
FAT!SO? Because You Don’t Have to Apologize For Your Size by Marilyn Wann
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
FEMINISTS DO IT BETTER.
Yes Means Yes! Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti
Our Bodies, Ourselves by Judy Norsigian and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective
The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti
Grassroots: A Field Guide for Feminist Activism by Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards, and Winona LaDuke
Leading the Way: Young Women’s Activism for Social Change by Mary K. Trigg