“Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’”
Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)
Yep, girls are trained by other girls at school that being confident is being “stuck up” or “conceited”, so they quickly start using the self-deprecating method. I remember that well! I know women now that can’t take a compliment without arguing, instead of just saying thanks. And yet boys are usually encouraged to be confident. It’s one of those fundamental double standards.
(Source: reshmarambles, via anknara)
In 2011, fifteen year old Sahar Gul was brutally assaulted by her mother-in-law, father-in-law, sister-in-law, and husband. She was forced to marry her husband when she was twelve years old and was immediately enslaved. She was imprisoned in the basement of her home for months, starved, beaten regularly, burned throughout her body, and sliced with a knife to the point that she could not walk and was wheel-barreled away to the hospital due to her relatives intervention.
Subsequently, in a secret court hearing, the perpetrators of these unprecedented acts of violence, were released by the Afghan Judiciary.
We demand the immediate transparent prosecution of the perpetrators, in a fair and open trial.
— Petition | Justice for Sahar Gul | Change.org
you ever thought that maybe the reason girls say they’re fine when they’re not, or they’re not mad when they are, is because the second they show any semblance of emotion they’re written off as hysterical bitches that are probably on their period?
THE FUCKING DA VINCI CODE HAS BEEN CRACKED
“You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot.”
Hillary Clinton (via dalmatianparade)
YOU TELL ‘EM, HILLARY!!!!
(Source: smellslikegirlriot, via terribleminds)
Unfazed by the public outcry, the president’s son, Abhijit Mukherjee ignited new anger Thursday when he described the women protesting the rape as “dented and painted,” as if they were a damaged car.
The remark kicked up a storm in India’s social media.
Blogger and social media consultant Anna Vetticad told the Indian network NDTV, “It is the light-hearted manner … in which boys and men are taught to take women that leads to this disdain for women that leads to crimes against women.”
She added: “Unless we educate little boys from the time they are in kindergarten, we are not going to be able to prevent these crimes, and all the capital punishment in the world won’t make a difference.”
Indian Rape Case Ignites National Debate On Abuse Of Women : NPR
I’ll show him what dented looks like, that stupid son of a bitch.