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80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls developed such excessively cute handwriting that it was banned in schools due to illegibility. なおちゃん ·かようびに ks) (GK34リ Ultrafacts,.tumblr.com deadcatwithaflamethrower: star-anise: imfemalewarrior: imthegingerninja: nerdgul: gayonthemoon1239: rifa: actualbloggerwangyao: alvaroandtheworld: ultrafacts: Source  THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too. And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards. So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3 !!!!! NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!” All the Japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any Japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men) Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.    so are you telling me that Japan’s punk phase was really the kawaii phase Kawaii is so goth Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace I did not know this but I love this form of feminism!  -FemaleWarrior, She/They  Which is why you get bands like BABYMETAL, which toured with Judas Priest for a while, looking like this: Metal heads Stan for our sisters in lace

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Game of Thrones, Life, and Tumblr: shmemson: vernacular-manslaughter: octospider: Gwendoline Christie is the actress for Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones. She stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and took swordfighting, horseriding, and stagefighting lessons for her part, as well as gaining 14 pounds of muscle, to accurately portray Brienne. (x) She was also terrified of cutting her hair because she’d spent her life believing it was one of the only things that would make people see her as feminine despite her height. In an interview with TV Guide she said: I struggled for a long time with [cutting] my hair, but then I’m grateful for the opportunity to realize that femininity doesn’t have to come from hair or any of those traditional female archetypes of appearance, So, that’s been exciting actually. I can’t speak with any kind of authority whatsoever because I’m just an actor and I only have my opinions, but I do think it’s really refreshing to have a woman depicted on a mainstream TV show that doesn’t obey typical aesthetics of females and the way they have been portrayed in the past. And I’m really excited to be portraying one of those women. And I hope that her popularity signals a greater expansion of people’s views about men and women and that gender types can be more flexible. She’s so so so so great. I think she’s just incredible.

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Girls, School, and Target: INDEPENDENT LIKE Voices There is a way to revent so many eenage girls being deprešsed - but no one wants to admit it ity the girl who's wearing a bra before she leaves primary school already she's ventured over the top, into a no man's land of groping, cat calls and adult disapproval ithelpstodream: excerpt: “If girls say they are depressed, we owe it to them to listen. Furthermore, we can no longer afford to ignore the effect of a highly gendered culture on the mental wellbeing of girls. If we’re able to draw links between masculinity and high suicide rates in men, we can surely do the same with femininity and female despair. If the past is another country, female adolescence is a war zone. Puberty transforms you into a walking target overnight. If you’re lucky, other girls get there before you and become your shields. Pity the girl who’s wearing a bra before she leaves primary school; already she’s ventured over the top, into a no man’s land of groping, cat calls and adult disapproval. Girls need support in getting through this. They need coping methods. But they also need a different society, one which permits them to take up space, to express their fears and passions rather than internalise them. It should not be the role of mental health services to patch girls up and arm them to face another onslaught of patriarchal slings and arrows. There has to be a ceasefire. Girls shouldn’t have to be so brave.” read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/mental-health-teenage-girls-quarter-rise-patriarchy-sexism-abuse-a7957441.html

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Doe, God, and Omg: thoroughlymelinated: spoonmeb: desired-doe: caliphorniaqueen: livinginhislap: dirtbaglady: flyandfamousblackgirls: Proud androgynous cis woman, Ari Fitz gives her traumatizing dangerous experience when she was almost attacked by 6 men who assumed she was trans. Trigger Warning: Maybe sensitive for some people to watch. Ughhhhh!! I had a similar experience 2 or 3 years ago. I was bald at the time and 2 Jamaican men saw me walking through the Bronx. I had to run. This happened to my sister’s friend but she was actually assaulted going into a women’s restroom. What is wrong with men!!!!! This type of shit is exactly why you can’t focus on one issue without confronting the things that it intersects with, because they all go hand in hand. This is transphobia/misogyny, homophobia, misogynoir and hyper-masculinity all at one time, omg I think this is why you cannot remove race from issues of gender and gender rep. I have had white cis gay dudes grab my breasts hard, like yanking on them to see if I was trans as if chest tissue isn’t attached to your body period. I think this a very unique experience for black women, trans and cis, because our femininity is called into question no matter what. I mean misgendering black women is a very common thing. this has happened to me, it is never fun. i always get nervous when pl in stores/eateries call me sir because ppl take it as an invitation to confirm their suspicions or get violent. but i’m also like 5 feet of repressed anger issues so god help whoever steps to me in these streets
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Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
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Bad, Bodies , and Community: THE FEMININITY DOvBLE STANDARD You Look so PRETTY TODAY YOURE PASSING REALLY WELL TODAY CIS USOMAAN TRANS UooMAU DAMN RIGHT GET AGRY MAKE THEM HEAR US! Ovn... DOUT YOU THINK YouRe BEING A LITTLE AGGRESS IUE? MY BODY MY CHOIC SEx wozx iS REAL wO2K So DAPPER- I LOuE IT DONT YOU THINK THAT3 A LITTLE MASCULINE? SUBUERTING- PATRIARCHAL STANDARDS OF BEAUTY CONFUSED ITS THE 31ST CENTURY WOMEN SHOULD FEEL FREE TO BE WHATEVER THEY WANT WITHOUT HAUING TO CONFORM TO GENDER NORMS AND STEREOTYPES TRANS wo6MAiS IF you WANT PEOPLE TO TREAT YOU 니 KE A WOMAN YOU HAUE TO START ACTING Uke A WOMAJ. robothugscomic: New comic! (link to comic) Sorry this one’s a little late. Trans people have to walk this really fine line with respect to acceptable gender expression. Deviating from what is considered ‘normal’ for their gender results in the credibility of that gender being called into question in ways that just don’t happen with cis people. (while this happens with all trans people,  I’m going to focus on trans women for this post) The truth is, while feminism is making awesome inroads in creating space for women to adopt a range of gender expressions beyond what social norms of ‘women’ have prescribed, so often that only applies to cis women. Trans women who ‘break’ femininity are regarded as essentially  'letting slip’ their ‘actual gender’. This is a symptom of the fact that trans people are largely still considered to be ‘acting like ’ their gender - ‘acting’ being the operative term. People see their gender as being something that sits upon a deeper truth - some less genuine, something deceptive. There’s another side to this, of course, for trans women who adopt non-transgressive expressions of femininity - they’re accused (often within the feminist community) of reinforcing stereotypes, damaging the image of women. So there’s really no way to win. Trans women who conform too much are essentially accused of being in bad drag, trans women who don’t conform enough are accused of a lack of commitment to their gender. That great work we do, where we’re troubling what gender norms are, challenging sexist ideals, and taking control of our bodies? We need to make sure that we’re opening up those opportunities for ALL women. And we need to make that space available for all other genders, as well. I don’t believe in feminism that opens doors to some people while locking them for others.

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Beautiful, Fucking, and Girls: Vox @voxdotcom Vox Superheroes don't wear ponytails and yes, it's sexist. Via @Racked Superheroes Don't Wear Ponvtails, and Yes <p><a href="https://witchin-bitchin-twopointoh.tumblr.com/post/173782852579/frequentsleepermiles-libertarirynn-hello" class="tumblr_blog">witchin-bitchin-twopointoh</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://frequentsleepermiles.tumblr.com/post/173778403051/libertarirynn-hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">frequentsleepermiles</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/173774527164/hello-darkness-my-old-friend" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Hello darkness my old friend</p></blockquote> <p>For people who care about sexism so much, they sure do focus a lot on physical traits. </p> </blockquote> <p><a href="https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch">https://www.racked.com/2018/4/25/17275020/avengers-infinity-war-hair-mantis-black-widow-gamora-scarlet-witch</a></p> <p>Here’s the linked article. Didn’t really seem all that unreasonable to me, perhaps stretching a bit but it does make a few reasonable critiques. The bits about hair length in comic book girls being tied to their relationship with traditional femininity and the was an interesting point. </p> <p>You’ll notice that nowhere in the actual article does it call the movies or the characters themselves sexist or “problematic.” The headline was obviously clickbait to get attention, however, so… congrats, you gave the article the attention it wanted. </p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6a7f90178b45b2d73562e6788c1b1532/tumblr_inline_p8jiwpge3J1rw09tq_1280.jpg" data-orig-height="124" data-orig-width="750"/></figure><p>I can and did read the entire article but thanks for your brilliant input. </p><p>The headline is whiny bullshit, the article is also full of whiny bullshit that blows things way out of proportion, ignores males that have the same issue (male heroes are expected to be ripped as much as female heroes are expected to be beautiful. Fighting While Hot™️ is a unisex requirement), and complains about long hair being “unrealistic“ in a universe with fucking laser beams and thunder gods and talking trees.</p>
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Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
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Girls, Reddit, and Target: AGE:10 AGE:a0 (i am girls) confusedbyinterface: thecuckoohaslanded: qt3-14: This is so accurate it hurts. Just to give you some idea how much jpeg compression this image has been through from how many time it’s been reposted, here is a much older version of the same file with most of the original coloring and line work intact: You can tell from the different levels of compression damage that (I am girls) was added many iterations later. And furthermore this is the image it was originally edited from: I believe the original comic was created by tumblr user egobus and posted with the caption “character development”, but I can’t confirm it as their blog is now private after radfems screengrabbed the image with a few captions on it and presumably blogged about it until the artist got harassed into anonymity by people yelling about internalized misogyny vs. conforming to patriarchal expectations of femininity (if you’ve been on tumblr long enough, you probably remember the post in question).  The (I am girls) may have been added after the image was linked to a (now defunct?) subreddit, as it lines up with one of the comments there.  The image seems to have an ugly history of getting dragged through reddit, 2chan, and pinterest, so it’s hard to trace. But yeah tl;dr that’s what too much jpeg compression looks like.

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Community, Facebook, and Tumblr: <p><a href="https://beyond-mogai-pride-flags.tumblr.com/post/164735406645/official-flag-for-the-sensualarian-community" class="tumblr_blog">beyond-mogai-pride-flags</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><b>Official flag for the sensualarian community!</b></p><p><i>Color meanings:</i></p><p>Gray: blur the lines between romance, sexual, platonic, etc.</p><p>Pink and blue: capable of attraction for femininity and masculinity</p><p>Purple: capable of attraction for nonbinary individuals<br/></p><p>Sensualarians: A person who “blurs stereotypical” relationship titles,all done with all partner(s) consent. A sensualarian might not see much of a difference between say, a boyfriend/girlfriend and fiance/fiancee. A sensualarian might be a romantic partner with someone (as society would view it, such as: holding hands,going on “romantic” dates, kissing, etc.) but neither of them ever officially say “we are boyfriend/girlfriend”). A sensualarian is different from a polyamorous individual because this doesn’t necessarily mean they are willing to have multiple partners at once. It could just mean that “official” relationship titles that society projects onto the masses just don’t fit a sensualarian, they are “outside” and “between” the relationship lines.</p><p>Their tumblr: <a href="https://sensualarian.tumblr.com/">https://sensualarian.tumblr.com/</a></p><p>Their facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Sensualarian-1218096261615314/">https://www.facebook.com/Sensualarian-1218096261615314/</a></p><p>-SynHeart</p></blockquote> <p>I swear you guys are going to give me a migraine.</p>

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Feminism, Money, and Work: Misogynist Misandrist Feminist Legit question, I'm not trying to hate on feminists or anything. Why is it called feminist if they're for equality? castiel-knight-of-hell: That's a very good question and thank you for asking so politely The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren't allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job. Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they'd be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to male household she was shunned by society and had very little means to make money most of them unsavory. You know the idiom "rule of thumb"? That comes from a running joke that started in the 1600s, and was still around in Fourier's time, that said it was okay for a man to beat a woman with a stick as long as it wasn't any thicker than his thumb. The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that's what's being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we're focusing only women. Men are belittled and called "less of a man" anytime they portray a trait that is associated with femininity. If women and the feminine were equal to men and masculinity then that wouldn't happen. Feminism is about raising up things associated with females to have an equal place in society as the things associated with males. It's called feminism, not equalism, because the focus is on raising up not tearing down. Equalism would suggest that male things need to come down to a lower level so that female things can meet it in the middle. That's not the point. The point is to raise up the feminine so that it's on the same playing field that the masculine is already on. We don't want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us. Stay awake at FUNsubstance.com Why it’s called feminism and not equalism

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Feminism, Money, and Work: Misogynist Misandrist Feminist Legit question, I'm not trying to hate on feminists or anything. Why is it called feminist if they're for equality? That's a very good question and thank you for asking so politely The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren't allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they'd be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to male household she was shunned by society and had very little means to make money most of them unsavory. You know the idiom rule of thumb? That comes from a running joke that started in the 1600s, and was still around in Fourier's time, that said it was okay for a man to beat a woman with a stick as long as it wasn't any thicker than his thumb The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been givena lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that's what's being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we're focusing only women. Men are belittled and called "less of a man" anytime they portray a trait that is associated with femininity. If women and the feminine were equal to men and masculinity then that wouldn't happen. Feminism is about raising up things associated with females to have an equal place in society as the things associated with males. It's called feminism, not equalism, because the focus is on raising up not tearing down. Equalism would suggest that male things need to come down to a lower level so that female things can meet it in the middle. That's not the point. The point is to raise up the feminine so that it's on the same playing field that the masculine is already on. We don't want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us. Stay awake at FUNSubstance.com Why its called feminism and not equalism

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Children, Clothes, and Fanatic: No es WoMEN SHOULDNT WEAR PANTS Women Shouldnt Wear Pants by Digital Art / Photomanipulation / Political C201 #pants #wearing #women Watch One of the most controversial subjects in America's churches today is pants on women, but there is NO controversy if you believe the Bible. 1st Timothy 2:9 clearly instructs women to dress MODESTLY, i.e., of good behavior. A woman's clothing says MUCH about her moral character. It is unbiblical and a sin for women to dress immodestly, clothing themselves like the heathen world around us. It was the ungodly women's liberation movement of whores, kooks and feminists who through worldly magazines, hellivision and sensual women's clothing catalogs changed how women dress today. The average woman these days has no more class or femininity than a hermit crab. Please ladies, don't wear pants in public, because some young girl is watching you, because other women are intluenced by you, because many men are strugaling with sexual temptation, and mostly because God has commanded you not to wear that which pertaineth to a man (Deuteronomy 22:5). If lust is a sin, then so also is women wearing pants a sin. If adultery is a sin, then so also is women promoting adulterous thoughts by immodest clothing a sin. The wicked world couldn't care less about immodest clothing. It is not a coincidence that abortion became legalized right after the large majority of American women started wearing pants in the 1950's and 1960's <p><a href="http://dragonrider419.tumblr.com/post/160717706451/libertarirynn-patron-saint-of-smart-asses" class="tumblr_blog">dragonrider419</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/160717213334/patron-saint-of-smart-asses-bizantia" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/160716640724/bizantia-patron-saint-of-smart-asses" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://bizantia.tumblr.com/post/160716550813/patron-saint-of-smart-asses-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">bizantia</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/160715806734/celticpyro-shameshack-a-christian-fanatic-in" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/160714787754/shameshack-a-christian-fanatic-in-da-between" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://shameshack.tumblr.com/post/160601805338/a-christian-fanatic-in-da" class="tumblr_blog">shameshack</a>:</p> <blockquote><blockquote><p>A Christian fanatic in DA.</p></blockquote></blockquote> <p>Between the fact that the lady in the dress is actually <i>less</i> covered up than the woman in pants, and correlating wearing pants to abortion, I’m heavily inclined to think this is satire, but I honestly can’t be sure.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p style="">*DA war flashbacks intensify*<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Has anyone else noticed that with anti-pants, pro-dresses stuff that 99.999% of the time the pants the female is wearing are skin-tight? As if those are the only options for pants? I primarily wear jeans and they aren’t as tight on me as the jeans that the woman in the picture is wearing.</p> </blockquote> <p style="">Either that or short shorts<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>What I think is really hilarious about saying women shouldn’t wear pants because “da Bible seyz don’t where men’s clothes” is that these people tend to forget that the men of Bible times were wearing something closer to dresses. Fashions change.</p> </blockquote> <p>We had an itinerant preacher come in and make this claim as well as the “women’s only purpose is to serve her man” claim on Mother’s Day of all days. Excuse me? My purpose is to serve my God, and if that some day pushes me toward subservience to a husband, so be it, but that’s not what I’m being led to right now.</p> </blockquote> <p>“woman’s only purpose is to serve her man” </p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="207" data-tumblr-attribution="datneonlights:J6g9VJpEcskvCHNNgstLEQ:ZRX6ft1gKfVfD" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7218dc10a7a9207b637c9377b8078c7f/tumblr_inline_oq0zbpcTi41rw09tq_540.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7218dc10a7a9207b637c9377b8078c7f/tumblr_inline_oq0zf3mgOO1rw09tq_540.gif" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="207" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/7218dc10a7a9207b637c9377b8078c7f/tumblr_inline_oq0zbpcTi41rw09tq_540.gif"/></figure> Seriously when I see this kind of sexist bullshit disguising itself as Christianity it makes my blood BOIL. No joke once I was at this service where the whole sermon was about how women can only hear God through their husbands. He actually said there was like a level with which God communicates to his people. He communicates directly to the husband who then communicates to the wife who then communicates to her children. It was some of the worst theology I had ever heard in my life.
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Clothes, Fanatic, and God: No es WoMEN SHOULDNT WEAR PANTS Women Shouldnt Wear Pants by Digital Art / Photomanipulation / Political C201 #pants #wearing #women Watch One of the most controversial subjects in America's churches today is pants on women, but there is NO controversy if you believe the Bible. 1st Timothy 2:9 clearly instructs women to dress MODESTLY, i.e., of good behavior. A woman's clothing says MUCH about her moral character. It is unbiblical and a sin for women to dress immodestly, clothing themselves like the heathen world around us. It was the ungodly women's liberation movement of whores, kooks and feminists who through worldly magazines, hellivision and sensual women's clothing catalogs changed how women dress today. The average woman these days has no more class or femininity than a hermit crab. Please ladies, don't wear pants in public, because some young girl is watching you, because other women are intluenced by you, because many men are strugaling with sexual temptation, and mostly because God has commanded you not to wear that which pertaineth to a man (Deuteronomy 22:5). If lust is a sin, then so also is women wearing pants a sin. If adultery is a sin, then so also is women promoting adulterous thoughts by immodest clothing a sin. The wicked world couldn't care less about immodest clothing. It is not a coincidence that abortion became legalized right after the large majority of American women started wearing pants in the 1950's and 1960's <p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/160716640724/bizantia-patron-saint-of-smart-asses" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://bizantia.tumblr.com/post/160716550813/patron-saint-of-smart-asses-celticpyro" class="tumblr_blog">bizantia</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://patron-saint-of-smart-asses.tumblr.com/post/160715806734/celticpyro-shameshack-a-christian-fanatic-in" class="tumblr_blog">patron-saint-of-smart-asses</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://celticpyro.tumblr.com/post/160714787754/shameshack-a-christian-fanatic-in-da-between" class="tumblr_blog">celticpyro</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://shameshack.tumblr.com/post/160601805338/a-christian-fanatic-in-da" class="tumblr_blog">shameshack</a>:</p> <blockquote><blockquote><p>A Christian fanatic in DA.</p></blockquote></blockquote> <p>Between the fact that the lady in the dress is actually <i>less</i> covered up than the woman in pants, and correlating wearing pants to abortion, I’m heavily inclined to think this is satire, but I honestly can’t be sure.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p style="">*DA war flashbacks intensify*<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Has anyone else noticed that with anti-pants, pro-dresses stuff that 99.999% of the time the pants the female is wearing are skin-tight? As if those are the only options for pants? I primarily wear jeans and they aren’t as tight on me as the jeans that the woman in the picture is wearing.</p> </blockquote> <p style="">Either that or short shorts<br/></p></blockquote> <p>What I think is really hilarious about saying women shouldn&rsquo;t wear pants because &ldquo;da Bible seyz don&rsquo;t where men&rsquo;s clothes&rdquo; is that these people tend to forget that the men of Bible times were wearing something closer to dresses. Fashions change.</p>
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Feminism, Life, and Money: Misogynist Misandrist Feminist anotherdayinthe-life: sarcastic-monkeys: thebutterghost: glenn-griffon: the-walking-tardis: castiel-knight-of-hell: xtheycallmeslimshadyx: problematic-url: basilsilos: pennman9000: dil-howlters-uncreative-username: WHY IS THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND So for all you feminists out their who think that all men should die, remember, you are not a feminist. reblogging for the last comment Yes Legit question, I’m not trying to hate on feminists or anything. Why is it called feminist if they’re for equality? That’s a very good question and thank you for asking so politely.  The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren’t allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job. Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they’d be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to male household she was shunned by society and had very little means to make money, most of them unsavory. You know the idiom “rule of thumb”? That comes from a running joke that started in the 1600s, and was still around in Fourier’s time, that said it was okay for a man to beat a woman with a stick as long as it wasn’t any thicker than his thumb.  The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that’s what’s being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we’re focusing only women. Men are belittled and called “less of a man” anytime they portray a trait that is associated with femininity. If women and the feminine were equal to men and masculinity then that wouldn’t happen. Feminism is about raising up things associated with females to have an equal place in society as the things associated with males. It’s called feminism, not equalism, because the focus is on raising up not tearing down. Equalism would suggest that male things need to come down to a lower level so that female things can meet it in the middle. That’s not the point. The point is to raise up the feminine so that it’s on the same playing field that the masculine is already on. We don’t want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us. This needs to be spread far and wide to everyone on tumblr.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!IMPORTANTHOLYSHIT!!!!!!!! THANK YOU This needs more notes
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Disney, Jesus, and Life: Hey, Judy. l'd just like to say l'm sorry for the way l behaved in my youth I had a lot of self-doubt and it manifested itself in the form of unchecked rage and agression I was a major jerk. <p><a href="https://proudpos.tumblr.com/post/158527564486/zorilleerrant-whimmy-bam-toggle-woggs" class="tumblr_blog">proudpos</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/158527492499/whimmy-bam-toggle-woggs-cloperella-i-was" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://zorilleerrant.tumblr.com/post/158522757867/whimmy-bam-toggle-woggs-cloperella-i-was" class="tumblr_blog">zorilleerrant</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://whimmy-bam.tumblr.com/post/145280889088">whimmy-bam</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://toggle-woggs.tumblr.com/post/145247424086">toggle-woggs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cloperella.tumblr.com/post/145222832302">cloperella</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I was thrilled to pieces when I saw this scene. Disney could have written Gideon off like some bully character who never really amounted to anything, or got what was coming to him like a lot of those characters do in their movies. <br/>Gideon made something of himself. He’s a pastry chef, something that’s not traditionally a job for men in media. And as soon as Judy speaks to him, he immediately apologizes to her. He doesn’t try to shrug it off as no big deal, or say that it was just boys being boys or whatever; he knows he hurt her, and he owns up to it. And Judy immediately forgives him. </p> <p>Well done, Disney. </p> </blockquote> <p>Also the language that he used is not something that he would have most likely grown up hearing/using. Describing his failings as self-doubt that manifested into “unchecked rage and aggression” sounds SO MUCH like therapy speak. So he’s either gotten counseling to help him with some of his problems, or sought out literature to help himself. A++ disney :)</p> </blockquote> <p>This movie is a treasure.</p> </blockquote> <p>Seriously??? He hurt her so badly that she has a compulsive fear of his entire species, plus other symptoms of PTSD (impulsiveness, intense need to be seen as productive/effective, trouble sleeping in new environment, paranoia). She was forced into contact with him without even asking her, in a situation where she had to fear her parents would take his side over hers, especially since she was already having self-esteem and trust issues. He falls back on the cultural myth that childhood is somehow drastically distinct from adulthood, wording his apology in such a way that if she doesn’t accept that he’s a ‘new person’ now, then she’s the jerk. If he really cared, then he would immediately remove himself from her environment after apologizing, even if she accepted it, and not place himself in her presence again without her (<i>not</i> her parents’) explicit invitation.</p> <p>All making him a baker does is reinforce the cultural notion that feminine things are non-threatening, an idea that only has salience because we treat femininity and feminine people as weak and fragile.</p> </blockquote> <p>What the hell is wrong with you?</p> </blockquote> <p>Never underestimate the insane bitterness of some people on this site. Jesus Christ we can’t ever just be nice about anything.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Not only is this bitter beyond belief, it’s almost completely inaccurate. Judy was not traumatized into fearing the entire species of foxes. She explicitly told her fox racist parents that Gideon was just one fox who happened to be a jerk and she didn’t hold that against the entire species. She does has some residual inner prejudice against foxes but that’s to be expected when you’ve been raised to distrust them your entire life. She quickly overcame that prejudice and had compassion on what she thought was Nick and his child.</p><p>And you’re the only one saying that baking is automatically feminine. What the hell is wrong with a male who wants to bake? That sounds awfully sexist to me.</p>

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Disney, Movies, and Parents: Hey, Judy. l'd just like to say l'm sorry for the way l behaved in my youth I had a lot of self-doubt and it manifested itself in the form of unchecked rage and agression I was a major jerk. <p><a href="http://zorilleerrant.tumblr.com/post/158522757867/whimmy-bam-toggle-woggs-cloperella-i-was" class="tumblr_blog">zorilleerrant</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://whimmy-bam.tumblr.com/post/145280889088">whimmy-bam</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://toggle-woggs.tumblr.com/post/145247424086">toggle-woggs</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://cloperella.tumblr.com/post/145222832302">cloperella</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I was thrilled to pieces when I saw this scene. Disney could have written Gideon off like some bully character who never really amounted to anything, or got what was coming to him like a lot of those characters do in their movies. <br/>Gideon made something of himself. He’s a pastry chef, something that’s not traditionally a job for men in media. And as soon as Judy speaks to him, he immediately apologizes to her. He doesn’t try to shrug it off as no big deal, or say that it was just boys being boys or whatever; he knows he hurt her, and he owns up to it. And Judy immediately forgives him. </p> <p>Well done, Disney. </p> </blockquote> <p>Also the language that he used is not something that he would have most likely grown up hearing/using. Describing his failings as self-doubt that manifested into “unchecked rage and aggression” sounds SO MUCH like therapy speak. So he’s either gotten counseling to help him with some of his problems, or sought out literature to help himself. A++ disney :)</p> </blockquote> <p>This movie is a treasure.</p> </blockquote> <p>Seriously??? He hurt her so badly that she has a compulsive fear of his entire species, plus other symptoms of PTSD (impulsiveness, intense need to be seen as productive/effective, trouble sleeping in new environment, paranoia). She was forced into contact with him without even asking her, in a situation where she had to fear her parents would take his side over hers, especially since she was already having self-esteem and trust issues. He falls back on the cultural myth that childhood is somehow drastically distinct from adulthood, wording his apology in such a way that if she doesn’t accept that he’s a ‘new person’ now, then she’s the jerk. If he really cared, then he would immediately remove himself from her environment after apologizing, even if she accepted it, and not place himself in her presence again without her (<i>not</i> her parents’) explicit invitation.</p> <p>All making him a baker does is reinforce the cultural notion that feminine things are non-threatening, an idea that only has salience because we treat femininity and feminine people as weak and fragile.</p> </blockquote> <p>What the hell is wrong with you?</p>

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Feminism, Money, and Target: Misogynist Misandrist Feminist kyraneko: ambris: rae-is-trash: shortcuttothestars: ambris-art: glenn-griffon: the-walking-tardis: xtheycallmeslimshadyx: problematic-url: basilsilos: pennman9000: dil-howlters-uncreative-username: WHY IS THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND So for all you feminists out their who think that all men should die, remember, you are not a feminist. reblogging for the last comment Yes Legit question, I’m not trying to hate on feminists or anything. Why is it called feminist if they’re for equality? castiel-knight-of-hell: That’s a very good question and thank you for asking so politely.  The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren’t allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job. Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they’d be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to male household she was shunned by society and had very little means to make money, most of them unsavory. You know the idiom “rule of thumb”? That comes from a running joke that started in the 1600s, and was still around in Fourier’s time, that said it was okay for a man to beat a woman with a stick as long as it wasn’t any thicker than his thumb.  The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that’s what’s being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we’re focusing only women. Men are belittled and called “less of a man” anytime they portray a trait that is associated with femininity. If women and the feminine were equal to men and masculinity then that wouldn’t happen. Feminism is about raising up things associated with females to have an equal place in society as the things associated with males. It’s called feminism, not equalism, because the focus is on raising up not tearing down. Equalism would suggest that male things need to come down to a lower level so that female things can meet it in the middle. That’s not the point. The point is to raise up the feminine so that it’s on the same playing field that the masculine is already on. We don’t want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us. This needs to be spread far and wide to everyone on tumblr.  ALL OF THIS. THANK YOU This is very thorough explanation, thank you! Show this to my old english teacher who tried to tell me that feminism wasn’t equality because of the root word “fem” Okay so my first thought was “ALL OF THIS, THANK YOU” but then I noticed I literally already reblogged this and with those words and I’ve since forgotten. Welp, always good to reblog It’s named after the group whose status they have been trying to raise to achieve equality. It’s not about the end goal, it’s identifying the ones whose disadvantage they’re trying to erase. Someone send this to English teacher who thinks feminism = misandry

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Feminism, Money, and Teacher: Misogynist Misandrist Feminist rae-is-trash: shortcuttothestars: ambris-art: glenn-griffon: the-walking-tardis: xtheycallmeslimshadyx: problematic-url: basilsilos: pennman9000: dil-howlters-uncreative-username: WHY IS THIS SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND So for all you feminists out their who think that all men should die, remember, you are not a feminist. reblogging for the last comment Yes Legit question, I’m not trying to hate on feminists or anything. Why is it called feminist if they’re for equality? castiel-knight-of-hell: That’s a very good question and thank you for asking so politely.  The word feminism was coined by Charles Fourier in 1837, a French philosopher who advocated for the emancipation of women because he believed society treated women as slaves. We weren’t allowed to vote, own anything, or work a real job. Women were ruled by their fathers/household patriarch until they married at which time they’d be under the rule of their husband. If a woman did not belong to male household she was shunned by society and had very little means to make money, most of them unsavory. You know the idiom “rule of thumb”? That comes from a running joke that started in the 1600s, and was still around in Fourier’s time, that said it was okay for a man to beat a woman with a stick as long as it wasn’t any thicker than his thumb.  The point of the word feminist, and the feminist movement, has never been to say that women are better than men. The point is that women and things associated with women have been given a lesser place in society and we want to bring those things up to a place of equality. The focus is on the feminine because that’s what’s being pushed down. However, focusing on the feminine does not mean we’re focusing only women. Men are belittled and called “less of a man” anytime they portray a trait that is associated with femininity. If women and the feminine were equal to men and masculinity then that wouldn’t happen. Feminism is about raising up things associated with females to have an equal place in society as the things associated with males. It’s called feminism, not equalism, because the focus is on raising up not tearing down. Equalism would suggest that male things need to come down to a lower level so that female things can meet it in the middle. That’s not the point. The point is to raise up the feminine so that it’s on the same playing field that the masculine is already on. We don’t want men to lower themselves, we just want them to make room for us. This needs to be spread far and wide to everyone on tumblr.  ALL OF THIS. THANK YOU This is very thorough explanation, thank you! Show this to my old english teacher who tried to tell me that feminism wasn’t equality because of the root word “fem”

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Beautiful, Clothes, and Family: f every pork chop were perfect we wouldnit hayelhotdogs preludeinz: jasminekor: I think one of my favourite things about “Steven Universe”, and one of the things I find most touching and personally affirming, is the relationship between Rose Quartz and Greg. I mean, here’s Rose, who’s represented as this powerful, intelligent, charismatic, beautiful woman, respected as both a warrior and a leader.  She travels to Earth and decides to spend her life there, and in 6000 years, the human she decides is most interesting, most engaging, most beautiful…is Greg.   Greg is a doofus.  He’s bald.  He’s fat.  He’s a slob with no sense of style or grooming.  He’s practically homeless.  He’s a failed rock and roll star whose dreams of fame and fortune ended with him running a small town car wash and living in the back of an ancient van. In any other show, he would be the loser of the cast, the fuck-up, the somewhat lovable, helpless goofball who can’t be counted on for anything. But Rose thought he was beautiful. It’s something of a sitcom parody; the dimwitted, ugly, slovenly husband with the beautiful, intelligent wife.  Fred and Wilma, Archie and Edith, Peter and Lois, Homer and Marge.  But Rose and Greg’s relationship isn’t like that.  Even in my favourite of those relationships, that of Marge and Homer, Homer is presented as more than a bit of a jerk.  Oh, he’s a fundamentally decent man who genuinely loves his family and treasures his wife, but he’s also selfish, thoughtless, more than occasionally neglectful, lazy, and self-centered.  And more than that, in those shows, the husband is really the main character.  Most of the wife’s role is reacting to his antics.  But that’s not Rose and Greg’s story. Greg is a good man.  Not just a decent guy under the jerky exterior, but a truly and fundamentally good man.  He stands up to his misogynist buddy.  He adores and encourages his son in every way.  He is kind and giving to everyone he meets.  He works hard, even though it’s a job that he never wanted and that has taken the place of his dream.  Speaking of that, even though he’s never seen even a lick of the stardom he dreamed of, Greg has never lost sight of his ambitions.  He still plays music, still sings, still performs, still writes albums.  Greg may never make it as a rock star, but he will never stop trying.  This is what Rose saw.  This is what Rose, one of the most powerful and respected warriors and generals of her people, came to love. In a world where success and worth are measured primarily in material gains and career-based achievements, Greg is a reminder of what’s truly important.  In the show, his failed music career, his chubby build, his sloppy clothes, his poverty…they don’t matter.  What’s emphasised is the true, human beauty of Greg; the warmth, the kindness, the courage, the imagination, the dedication to art and devotion to family.  It’s a reminder to all of us who have been pushed to be “successful”, been hassled about when we were “going to get serious”…that even if we are living in poverty, even if we have no real career, even if we’re not conventionally attractive or haven’t achieved all we’ve wanted to…we still have value.  We still have beauty.  And we are still loved. oh man I have been wanting to ramble about greg for a while now. because my favourite thing about Steven is that his stereotypically feminine traits—the fact that he’s empathetic and caring, the fact that he’s a bit of a diva, the fact that he’s creative and musical and sensitive—none of that comes from Rose. Rose is a towering pink goddess who is shaped like a woman and named after a flower, but what she passes on to Steven is righteousness and conviction and a desire to protect humanity. Visually, Rose is this towering icon of femininity, but she’s also a goddamn War Queen. Demonstrably she’s more than a little out of touch with human emotions, she’s occasionally a bit crass and distant and superior. Emphatically not human, but also the more stereotypically masculine, compared to Greg. As far as the softer parts of Steven’s personality, that’s all Greg. And as noted above, Greg is just a beautiful human being. I adore him and I love this post 3 3 3
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Beer, Feminism, and Riot: Mech of Justice @MechofJusticeWZ I challenge any female tweeting unironically with #MasculinitySoFragile to last three rounds against me in a fight. We'll see who's fragile. 8:24am 23 Sep 2015 Mobile Web (M2) 221 RETWEETS FAVORITES 101 <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kiran4equality.tumblr.com/post/131022275711">kiran4equality</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://nastycomments.tumblr.com/post/131013398208">nastycomments</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/129772264658">bogleech</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>“My masculinity is NOT fragile!!! I’ll prove it!!!! I’ll BEAT UP WOMEN!!!!”<br/></p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="907" data-orig-width="600"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ea9e31d3f4ab99c4a1b717c17d611562/tumblr_inline_nw3u7hOkU51styklj_540.png" data-orig-height="907" data-orig-width="600"/></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>Right, as opposed to femininity that is so fragile and stupid that a single glass of beer makes the completely and utterly unable to consent to their own sexual conduct, so much so that a man must prevent an intoxicated woman from having sex under pain of rape allegations.  According to feminism, women are so fragile that men must make their sexual decisions for them.  Tell me more about how fragile masculinity is.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>It&rsquo;s a real riot to hear the same people who complained about people making fun of bath bombs calling someone else &ldquo;fragile&rdquo;.</p>

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80s, Cute, and Fashion: In the 1970s, Japanese teenage girls developed such excessively cute handwriting that it was banned in schools due to illegibility. なおちゃん ·かようびに ks) (GK34リ Ultrafacts,.tumblr.com rifa: actualbloggerwangyao: alvaroandtheworld: ultrafacts: Source For more posts like this, follow Ultrafacts THE BEGINNINGS OF KAWAII No, no, you have no idea. It actually IS the beginning of the whole so-called “kawaii culture”. And it started because girls started using mechanical pencils, which provided fine handwriting. After being banished (more precisely, during the 80s), this kind of writing started being used in products like magazines and make-up. And, during this time, icons we usually associate with the whole kawaii industry (like the characters from Sanrio) came to life too. And what many people don’t realize is that this subculture was born as a way for young girls to express themselves in their own way. And it was also used as something against the adult life and the traditional culture, often seen as dull and boring and oppressive. By embracing cuteness, these young girls (and adult women, after a while) were showing non-conformation with the current standards. So yep. Kawaii is important, and it all started with cute, simple handwritting a few hearts and cat faces in some girls’ school notebooks 3 !!!!! NO OK THIS IS SO IMPORTANT! This is also how the kawaii fashions started! Girls began dressing in cute and off beat styles for themsleves, they were criticized by adult figures telling them “you’ll never find a husband if you dress that way!” to which they began to reply “Good!” All the japanese subcultures and fashions that evolved out of this became a rebellion to tradition and the starch gender roles and expectations the adults were forcing on the younger generations. As early as the 70s and still to this day you’ll see an emphasis on child-like fashion and themes in more kawaii styles and the dismissal of the male gaze with styles like lolita (a lot of western people assume lolita is somehow sexual due to the name of the fashion, but ask any japanese lolita and they will tell you that men hate the style and find it unattractive which is sometimes a large reason they gravitate towards the style - they can express their femininity and individuality while remaining independent and without the pressure to appeal to men) Its so so so important to understand the hyper cute and ‘odd’ fashions of Japanese girls carry such a huge message of feminism and reclaiming of their own lives.   

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