Today many feminist movements are dominated by liberal-inclined sentiment and are inherently prejudiced against conservative women, who present an alternative in the empowerment of women.
Microaggressions are comparable to papercuts that on their own, have little physical impact, but as they stack upon one another, very real consequences start to emerge, and research into microaggressions supports this.
“Aboriginal women have always known our place in our communities, in societies and in activism. It is time for non-Indigenous activists, and feminists especially, to understand not only our struggle, but also our persistent survival.”
“I am a sex worker. I am a feminist. I am myself and I refuse to let labels define me.”
“Astrology has become a truly polarising subject within pop-culture; people either find themselves thoroughly convinced that the ‘stars don’t lie’, or they merely dismiss the entire movement as the fabricated and less-successful cousin of astronomy.”
“The Consent Matters Module has been branded as a tokenistic, ‘band-aid’-style approach to what is actually a much broader and more serious issue: rape culture. The argument is that this issue cannot miraculously be solved through watching stories acted out by cartoon figures and checking boxes on a screen.”
“The issue of emotional labour, and most notably women’s often unequal share of the load, has been hotly contested in recent times. Some describe it as one of the new frontiers of modern-day feminism, while others are sceptical and see it as overanalysing the situation or ascribing unnecessary blame.”
“‘Corporate Feminism’ or ‘Neoliberal Feminism’ are misnomers because the movements are fundamentally incompatible.”
“The names Gentileschi, Nelli, Hoch, Schendel, Hanworth and Frankenthaler remain unfamiliar to most — and googling ‘women artists in history’ presents results almost entirely about ‘the one’s history forgot’.”
“Ideally, I would’ve indulged in careful thought before letting words flow onto this screen, but maybe, for once, I wanted this to be as spontaneous, reckless, with no ends or meanings attached, as you always wanted life to be …”