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Amelia @ferriswheel ?

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"girls/women can do anything. or does it mean, have to do everything?" · View
  • Amelia commented on the blog post I am not my hair   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Not to mention the fact that people don’t actually that often get called out for misogyny. Unless you’re going to a very liberal/progressive school – which most aren’t.
    I don’t understand this comment – it seems anti-feminist to me.

  • Amelia commented on the blog post I have a sex drive, you have a sex drive, we all have sex drives!   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Not everyone has a sex drive – many asexuals don’t. Lets not erase asexuals.
    Aside from that, this is pretty spot on.

  • Amelia commented on the blog post I am not my hair   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Wha?

  • Amelia commented on the blog post I am not my hair   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    I was surprised by how little response/feedback I got for my hairy legs. I go out at night with my girlfriends with my hairy legs on show on occasion – in the dark you can hardly tell. I think the hard part is not that people treat you differently to your face, but that you [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Angles On Consent   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    As in other comments, for me consent has changed as my relationship has changed. In the beginning I would have wanted consent from both sides for any sexual activity to occur. Now we’re more relaxed about it, and consent is kind of blurry. We know each other’s signals better, so we don’t always seek or [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post The Most Important Role? Motherhood, Marriage, and Feminism   3 years, 1 month ago · View

    I think that often feminists (not to mention everyone else) have some unaddressed internalised sexism regarding motherhood and domesticity. Are traditionally female roles looked down on because they’re not valuable, or do we think that they’re not valuable because they’re traditionally feminine? I personally think that parenthood is far more important than any career. How [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Reproductive Rights   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    To me, reproductive rights, means my right to make informed choices about my body with regards to my reproductive potential. This includes access to options for birth control and abortion.

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Acceptable? Sexism on TV – How I Met Your Mother   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Sometimes there is nothing better on, sometimes I catch bits of it when others in the house are watching it… I’ve heard others say it’s really great and funny so I’ve thought “maybe I’ll give it another chance” (only to find it as horrid as I thought). Also if you cut out all of the [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Anti-choice bf doesn’t fit the mold   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I agree – I think this stance is much stronger than anything which talks about what constitutes “life” – as none of those can be proven, but attempt to be based in science. If someone believes that a group of cells constitutes a human life, how can you prove otherwise? You can’t. What you can [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Transgender woman to be sworn in as a judge   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    double the awesome, then.

  • Amelia wrote a new blog post: Acceptable? Sexism on TV – How I Met Your Mother   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    A lot of people don’t find How I Met Your Mother problematic because they say that Barney’s blatant sexism is over-the-top and therefore won’t be taken seriously by viewers. I disagree – I find the show, and Neil Patrick Harris’ character in particular quite upsetting. To me, that this kind of TV show, and that this character [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post I have a right to feel safe at my job   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I experience similar comments and awkward conversations that border on or are harassment in my work as a student nurse too. You get trapped because it would be unprofessional to be rude, so unless it crosses an obvious line there’s not a lot you can do.

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Fox News Coverage on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    Yeah, lets get up in arms when (in someone’s homophobic imagination) guys get sexually harassed, but let’s not give a shit when it’s women getting (actual real life) harassed in the military.

    What blatant homophobic rubbish. How are they not ashamed of themselves with this shit?

  • Amelia commented on the blog post “Their words are killing us”: Violent language of anti-sex work groups   3 years, 3 months ago · View

    I’m inclined to agree here. Perhaps my information is wrong, but from what I’ve read and understand, a horrific amount of sex trafficking and sex slavery occurs all around the world. Obviously all sex workers need to be protected – whether they have chosen to be sex workers or not. Equally obviously it is ridiculous [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post “Mommy Thumb” May Be Reinforcing Gendered Parenting Roles   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    I wish more men – fathers and male carers, would get more upset about this kind of thing. If I were a father I’d be pissed off at not ever being seen as the “real” or “main” parent. There is one ad on TV where I am that is annoying me particularly at the moment [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post An Atypical (Male’s) Perspective on Successful Women in Relationships   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    This is a great response! I totally agree. My grandfather had bipolar (and died from it eventually), and managed to support his family of six children and send them all to private school and they lived pretty comfortably. Despite the fact that he once went into work and told everyone that he was Jesus, and [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post “I am not an object”   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Yeah, that was my point. If, using the awareness day (or whatever) we decided to consciously shift our focus OFF physical appearance and onto other attributes we value for a day, that would be a feel-good boost for all women, and an exercise in examining our own ways of looking at women. Regardless of how [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post “I am not an object”   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Nice try, but you’re right, it does fall flat. Women who already “dress plain” can’t make very much of a statement either. It is a bit interesting, in that it is sort of addressing the pressure that many women feel to look attractive all the time, not leave the house without make up, shaved legs [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Hen’s Night Dilemma   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    It IS her night, I just don’t think I can provide her with the fun that she wants because it is not MY idea of fun and I wouldn’t know how. So I think if she wants me to be an organiser, that’s her compromise to make because she chose me. Both are free to [...]

  • Amelia commented on the blog post Why are male babies still being awarded preferential treatment?   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    the fact that there is pressure to abort a female baby DOES suggest very strongly that female babies are unwelcome :(

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