Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Stereotypes in Society

I thought that this was a pretty important topic to talk about. I feel quite a few people may relate or agree with me. The issue of stereotypes. Here are just a few examples.

Boys should be masculine and girls should be feminine.
No.  Just, no. This is a very black and white thought. It downgrades people and makes them thing they are bad at being themselves and should be a different person.
Masculine and feminine are not words I believe in. Watching romantic movies isn't feminine. Football isn't masculine. They just are.

Girls should shave.
Some people expect boys to be different from girls. Shaving is a personal choice but people are disgusted if a woman does not.
Doing it is not wrong. Not doing it is not wrong.

Boys have short hair. Girls have long hair. Girls who have short hair are lesbians.
Evidentially incorrect. Myself being one example.
Your hair expresses you. It doesn't define gender or sexuality.

Slut shaming and self respect.
It's just rude. It isn't funny.  People who sleep with other people are the same as you, and can still respect themselves.
So keep rude comments to yourself. Stop slut shaming. The same goes for virgin shaming. It's a choice.

Women belong to men.
Women belong in the kitchen? Women are possessions?
No. Women are free to do what they want. They cannot be controlled.

Muslims are terrorist.
First of all: No. Second of all: NO.
Some people to horrible things but the whole people is not at fault. They just want to live their lives and not be associated. Thinking this is very racist.

It is not okay to hate or discriminate someone for their race, sexuality, gender, religion. Anything.

There are more than two genders and sexualities.
Consider genderfluid, agender, there are more than two? Not all people fit into the choices of Male and Female.
Pansexuality, demisexuality, asexuality, -romantic. etc.

People do not need to label themselves because of societies standards. You do you.

Sunday, 3 May 2015


Feminism is about equality.

Feminism is not about overpowering men.
Feminism is not about being superior to men.
Feminism is not about shaming men.
Feminists do not hate men.
Women earn 78% averagely of what men earn.
Feminism is not about slut shaming.
Feminism is not about virgin shaming.
You don't need to be a girl to be a feminist.

Just because you are a feminist doesn't mean you are weak.
Just because you are a feminist doesn't mean you can't handle yourself.
Just because you are a feminist doesn't mean you think that all men are bad.

Anything men can do, so can women.
Anything women can do, men can do too.

I am feminist because I believe in equality.  Everyone should be treated equally and gender should not separate us. Everyone, including those within the LGBTQIA+. Everyone deserves respect. Equally.

Feminism doesn't just support women. They support equality for everyone, including men.

Feminism is about everyone being equal.