Hi everyone. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but it’s been a while since grrrlpower has posted anything. I’ve been caught up with work, school, etc, so basically, tumblr isn’t a huge priority right now.
Anyway, I just want to see if anyone’s interested in taking over this tumblr. I know it has helped and inspired many—I myself have learned so much maintaining it—so it would be great if we could keep this active.
" it’s meant to play on some common misconceptions about feminism. there is a difference between feminism and misandry, and this video is a satire based on the fact that these two things get mixed up all too often."
I hear some of you complaining “women always say they want a nice guy.” I know lots of women — I’m even related to a few — and I can’t say I’ve ever heard any of them say that. I can’t prove it, but this sounds like one of those things stand-up comedians say about women and everyone else just repeats. I’ve also never known a woman who cries when she breaks a nail — although I’ve known a few who swear like a 15-year-old sailor in jail — and I’ve never had a woman ask me if her outfit made her look fat unless she actually wanted and subsequently appreciated my opinion. So either I’ve stumbled upon a secret trove of women who aren’t passive-aggressive sob machines, or you need to stop mistaking Dane Cook routines for peer-reviewed sociological studies.
I wanted to make a simple collection of beautiful women in watercolor, so I did just that. Decided to add the accompanying text to give it a voice. My intent was not to abolish every stereotype, but to simply illustrate women of varying personalities, body types, ages, and ethnicities. Every woman is beautiful!
I will be selling this collection as a zine soon, but I had so much fun with it that I wanted to make it available digitally as well. Enjoy!
yall gotta watch this short vid. an 11 year old girl from yemen recounts how she fled from her parents when they tried to force her into marriage and why it’s an injustice. such articulate, brave words from such a small little lady. all the feels.