emma watson’s speech and liberal feminism in general just teaches young girls that feminism is like everything else in society - comfortable for men, inclusive of men, and apologetically submissive. soo revolutionary.
A man helped bring your ass into the world.
Penises are a thing.
Get. Fucking. Used. To. It.
Women are very aware that men exist. You make us aware when you take up space on public transport, when you walk through crowds and unapologetically barge into us, when we are at a club and you touch under our skirts without asking, or when we’re at a house party at 16 and you kiss us without even talking to us first, when you stare at us no matter our age and smirk like you’re undressing us, when you police how we’re performing femininity, when you dictate which of us are accepted in society and which of us aren’t, when you talk to your friends about which one of us you ‘banged’ last night with a big description of our vulnerable naked body, when you tell one of us you love us but tell your mates we’re a ‘slut’, when you watch us in porn and imagine abusing us, when you watch us up on a pole and see us as sex objects, when you purchase us like a commodity, when you scream at us and honk your horn whilst driving past us, when you make rape jokes even though a lot of us have been raped by men like you, when you’re sober and our best friend is drunk but you end up in a bed with her anyway, when you outcast us for calling you out or telling the police what you did, when we look at the list of presidents of the world and you’re all over it, when we look at the head of most companies you’re on it, when we look at the list of richest people you’re mostly on it, when we’re walking alone at night and see one of you we’re scared because we’ve all had an uncomfortable experience to do with one of you, it’s the way you sit with legs and arms open and we’re hunched in a corner, it’s everything.
We see you. You take up enough space. So how about you fuck off and understand that women are sick of it. We’re allowed to be sick of you. We’re allowed to be unapologetic about it. We’re allowed to take up space and make bold statements. You already have everything you need and more.