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You, individual man, with your individual dreams and desires, did not ask to be born into a world where being a boy gave you social and sexual advantages over girls. You don’t want to live in a world where little girls get raped and then are told they provoked it in a court of law; where women’s work is poorly paid or unpaid; where we are called sluts and whores for demanding simple sexual equality. You did not choose any of this. What you do get to choose, right now, is what happens next.

You can choose, as a man, to help create a fairer world for women – and for men, too. You can choose to challenge misogyny and sexual violence wherever you see them. You can choose to take risks and spend energy supporting women, promoting women, treating the women in your life as true equals. You can choose to stand up and say no and, every day, more men and boys are making that choice. The question is – will you be one of them?

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The highly sexualised culture around us is tolerated and even celebrated because it rests on the illusion of equality. Since the idea has taken hold that women and men are now equal throughout society, it is seen as unproblematic that women should be relentlessly encouraged to prioritise their sexual attractiveness. The assumption is that this is a free choice by women who are in all other ways equal to me. But if we look more clearly at the current situation, we can see how shaky this illusion of equality really is. To repeat some of the most basic facts: women still do not have the equal political power they have long sought…they do not have economic equality, since the pay gap is still not only large but actually widening. They do not have the freedom from violence they have sought.
Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism - Natasha Walter (via miss-maggpie)

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apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

this gives me hope.

if there is one person on the planet you should trust when it comes to books it’s Matilda

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