Tumblr

22 Jul

I use tumblr mostly to blog current events/quotes/pictures, and not my own thoughts. But I follow a lot of feminist/activist tumblrs, too. Today, I came across some really wonderful quotes:

“As young feminists, we must place unconditional acceptance of our bodies at the top of our political agenda. We must claim our bodies as our own to love and honor in their infinite shapes and sizes. Fat, thin, soft, hard, puckered, smooth, our bodies are our homes. By nourishing our bodies, we care for and love ourselves on the most basic level. When we deny ourselves physical food, we go hungry emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and politically. We must challenge ourselves to eat and digest, and allow society to call us too big. We will understand their message to mean too powerful.”

“Unfortunately, even Americans accept the concept of “the opposite sex,” which is a terrible misnomer (I think “the other sex” works just fine). Too many people relate to each other as “men” or “women” rather than as George or Maria. When George doesn’t ask for directions when lost it isn’t because he’s a man, it’s because he’s a proud jerk. When Maria gossips too much it isn’t because she’s a woman, it’s because she has low-self esteem, or feels unable to express hostility.

If men and women thought of their sexual partners as persons more than as male or female, there’d be less questions about what men or women want in bed, and more questions about what Jose or Jing want. And that would lead to better sex for everyone.”

Hurrah for better sex, and better body images.

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2 Responses to “Tumblr”

  1. Jessica Annabelle July 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    a different sex? as opposed to the other?

    the other still seems to imply that there are two.

    • annanettie July 22, 2010 at 8:45 pm #

      I agree. Maybe an other, rather than the other.

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