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Bethany @fledglingfem ?

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  • Bethany commented on the blog post Five problems with Dr. Phil’s tweet   8 months ago · View

    What would it accomplish? Well I’ll let you know. What it would ACCOMPLISH is helping men, as well as women, understand what rape IS so they never fucking do it AGAIN. How is that so hard to understand? Do you honestly think it isn’t important for men and women to know what rape is? How [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Infographic: Racial inequality in journalism   1 year, 6 months ago · View

    I wish I could say this surprised me, though its sad just how bad some of these are, but I’ve seen it at internships and at my graduate school for journalism. There aren’t too many people of color in journalism and my friend (who has a very hispanic name) could not get a call back [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post If there were a dislike button…   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Reading this post I couldn’t understand why you wouldn’t delete them either. It doesn’t seem like someone who thinks women who make different life choices should be killed wouldn’t be a close friend of yours. And yes, “it” is the right word because thats what it is! A zygote! We should use words that are [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Gay Issues Adressed in Cartoons   1 year, 8 months ago · View

    Thanks for pointing out the Hunchback of Notre Dame. Even if it wasn’t created with homophobia in mind it certainly addresses it, and addresses misogyny as well. Men who are sexual frustrated or feel scorned by women in the past, seem to take it out on one “slutty” woman they are attracted to but can’t [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Three Points about Rape Jokes and Rape Culture   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I just don’t think the two examples are really the same. Defending one woman saying one short statement to a comedian vs. defending a group of screaming people who stay outside clinics for hours…seems different to me. One person, well equipped to handle said heckler vs. multiple women who feel ashamed to get an abortion [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Feminist judgement of sex workers   1 year, 9 months ago · View

    I understand what Smiley is saying but I disagree with the language of renting and lending. I don’t lend my body out when I have sex. This perpetuates the idea that even consensual sex is a business transaction because women are the goods. Men don’t lend out their penises last time I checked. It’s a [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post An open letter to Nice Guys   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I think it’s too bad we keep having to separate “nice” and “handsome” as if they are mutually exclusive. If I want to meet an attractive nice guy, I don’t think that’s so unrealistic! There are plenty of them actually. Part of the problem is that women have come to expect men to approach us [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post 5 reasons why I don’t want children   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    It’s nice to see this. Often in graduate school we talk about how it is possible to balance work and kids and professors nod to the ladies, like, aren’t you glad I thought of you? It’s not just our responsibility but that’s a different post. And the whole time I was afraid to ask, “What [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Opinions on marriage   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Sorry, as someone who IS married.

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Opinions on marriage   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Nobody including me AT ALL suggests you’re a bad feminist. I would like to get married too, there are beautiful things about marriage. But I don’t know the world you’re living in where you feel constantly attacked. People pity my aunt, an intelligent happy woman, and constantly feel they have to invite her to things [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Opinions on marriage   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I heartily agree that no one should slam marriage for the sake of holding up other life choices as valid, believe me. I’d like to get married as well, if I meet the right person. But I don’t really understand the persecution you feel. Marriage has been held up and worshipped for a very long [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Why I won’t “reclaim bitch”   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Those are some great points. I wanted to use the term positively until I remembered how bitch is used to describe men and decided it wasn’t such a valuable word after all.

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Single Most Annoying Question   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Okay so I gotta say this. A lot of these debates about women’s happiness are pretty centered around heterosexuality when we don’t even consider that some women choose other women. Now it’s not the majority but people like to act like gay people don’t exist in these arguments. If we say straight women and straight [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Fifty Shades of OMG   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    Yeah, I don’t know how helpful it is to women when they are made to feel abnormal for lack of sexual activity just as they shouldn’t be for having a lot of it. Personally I didn’t lose it until the beginning of my 3rd year of college and I felt pretty self conscious about it [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post “You’re no fun”: Living sober at 26   1 year, 10 months ago · View

    I applaud you for your restraint. I know there have been times I have used alcohol as an excuse to do things I normally wouldn’t, and it’s probably a good test for whoever you’re dating to ensure they actually care about your well-being. Be strong, I’m sure you can find someone through a dating site [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Lesbian feminist or feminist and ?   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    Related to your say on this, how, in a culture that revolves around heterosexual sex as much as it does, did you find a safe place to explore your attraction to women? Every time a woman has made a pass at me it’s been at a party and it’s about the male gaze. Truthfully, I [...]

  • Bethany wrote a new blog post: Women of The View: Dissecting Their Looks   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    First of all I’d like to say there are many things that annoy me about The View. Barbara Walters and the way she constantly tells Elizabeth how perfect she is for being skinny and blonde, or her antiquated views on various issues, well, I could go on and on. But one thing that bothers me [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post Normalizing the confident woman   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    I’m glad you posted this Giorgia. Often I’ve felt that being close with women is to put yourself down and encourage this circle of self-hate so that no one feels bad because everyone feels bad. Plenty of times I’ve said I hated something about myself when the truth is I do like my body and [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post NARAL Pro-Choice America president Nancy Keenan to step down   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    I agree that we should all get sick of the line about there being “No young feminists” or “very few young feminists” because we don’t like anti-women’s rights politicians and pundits to have fuel to say feminism isn’t strong anymore. HOWEVER, as a millennial I can say there is a problem. I repeat, there is [...]

  • Bethany commented on the blog post A New Frontier in Anti-women Advertising…   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    I think there is a huge difference because the Slutwalk did not exist just to use the word “slut” and march without any meaning attached to what they were doing. It was largely about women who are blamed for their rapes because of how they’re dressed. Sooo I think there is a wide gulf between [...]

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