repost @selenagomez & @zaralarsson powerful words 👊❤ "I will forever let my sister know she is strong, bold and beautiful. She will be raised to know her voice matters. She is going to understand the importance behind being a leader and inspire others by her truth."
(...)We still live in a patriarchal society, which means that men hold the power and are in authority over women in basically all aspects. This isn't limited to work or profession, but exists in our everyday lives. Men seem to think they have power over our bodies. That they can tell us what to do with it, how and when. ✨
Rape culture is sadly present more than many of us think it is. Rape culture involves sexist jokes, like one I just stumbled across on the gram yesterday where a man ran up to a girl, who was minding her own business, asking for her number. She gave him her Instagram name instead. He was furious she didn't give him her number and started screaming in her face. Women are getting killed for shit like not giving out their numbers so where's the joke?? ✨
Rape culture involves objectification of women, like a picture I saw on twitter where a man wrote "been following her for three blocks now. Left my son at the Target parking lot" along with a picture of a woman's butt. Stalking? Really cute. Rape culture is Jason Momoa saying "it was great to film Game of Thrones because I got to rape beautiful women". Rape culture is the laughs from the audience after hearing that. It's these little things that make rape and sexual violence normalized. ✨
Rape culture is slut shaming, victim blaming and refusing to acknowledge the harm caused by sexual harassment. So I wanna take my little time and not only applaud the brave women for coming forward, but to tell men to step the fuck up when some of your friends tell a sexist joke. Boys won't be boys. They will be held accountable. And it's a shame it takes daughters for a lot of men to realize the magnitude of this problem, or to even care. ✨
Cause isn't that funny? How almost every other woman will be harassed but no one knows an harasser? "