Emery Path, Acadia National Park, Maine
I love you, but I have a favor to ask you.
I know that there is a long tradition of gay men expressing florid disgust at female anatomy. I think you can do better than previous generations, and I’m asking you politely to please knock it the fuck off.
It’s a cunt, boys, and half the world has them. It’s very simple, really: Labia, clit, urethral opening, and vaginal opening. Not complicated, and not inherently more gross than, say, an ear, or a mouth, or an ass for that matter. You don’t ever have to examine one up close and personal, but you do have to stop describing them in terms of revulsion, because you’re being misogynist schmucks. We get that shit from the rest of the world on a regular basis and we sure as fuck don’t need to hear it from you.
Many of your strongest allies are women, and the feminist and LGBT movements need each other. Be decent gents, won’t you, and acknowledge that female sexual and reproductive health is important, even to those who will never be sexually involved with a woman. Take a deep breath and educate yourself about the female body and the things women do with it. You can do this, I have faith in you. I know you to be intelligent and kind people, with mothers and sisters and friends you love dearly and want the best for.
And if you don’t stop referring to women’s bodies with terms you think are witty but are actually abusive, this queer feminist ally is going to LOSE HER SHIT. And we don’t want that.
(Source: yeahthathappened, via deducingcontra)
“What happens when you hit a bead of mercury with a hammer?
You do it no harm; on the contrary, it scatters everyfuckingwhere.”
Artist Trading Card inspired by an observation made by an Occupier of Oakland, CA.
A useful rape analogy