dentist: *slits your throat open with a boxcutter* you’re bleeding because you don’t floss enough
I hate coming across these makeup articles which use phrases like ‘always do this’ or never do that’. Death to creativity and right there
UGGhhh I really want to go get my eyebrows done but they aren’t fully grown in yet to properly reshape bjkdnsv;f
our makeup and heels will not make men fear us. they don’t care if it feels empowering, they will still objectify it. i love dresses and makeup but weaponized femininity is a joke.
I’m of the mind to disagree. Stop me if I’m wrong, because I’m not usually a feminine-presenting person so I don’t really have personal experience with it, but I view weaponized femininity as a change in attitude instead of a change in dress. And I don’t think it’s about making men fear women; I don’t think that’s what feminism is about, point blank. Feminism is about empowering women. And weaponized femininity makes some women (not all; but then again, no one strategy can work for every woman) feel very empowered; don’t call that a joke. Don’t take their personal rebellion away from them.
Patriarchy tells women we have to be as small as possible at all times, to leave as much room for men as they want. When some women put on lipstick or an awesome lacy bra or something like that, they are inspired. They feel so good about themselves they could slay anyone who gets in their way—they refuse to back down and make space for themselves, because the awesome, empowered feelings they get from their femininity tells them they deserve the space that they want and goddamn, they’re gonna take it. In that way, femininity is a weapon for many women. And telling them that it’s a joke to believe so is taking away the empowering effects of what they’re told is weak, boring, gross, etc.; it’s essentially contributing to the system that makes weaponized femininity such a rebellion for some women in the first place. As femininists, that’s never okay for us to do.
Sometimes we hold hands when we fuck
because we can be as rough as we want
with each other’s bodies
but me holding your hand is my way of reminding you
that I’m nothing but gentle with your heart."
if you tell someone ‘no’ and they respond with “FINE……….” or “guess ill be all alone….” or “its okay im used to having my hopes crushed…….” or any of that guilt-inducing passive aggressive fuckery, cut them straight out of your life because you never deserve to feel bad for setting boundaries or speaking your mind.
Pin up illustrations of Alberto Vargas c. 1940s
Tosin Abasi of Animals As Leaders
Art by ChaosFissure
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