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F#ck Your Morals

Hi joons,

It’s been awhile huh – and finally, spring is here. For the first time in what feels like forever … I can go outside without a jacket. Thank you, Mother Nature.

By the looks of things, I’m not the only one soaking in the spring sun. Women all around the world are baring their money-makers to make a statement. (you should all urban dictionary “breasts”… chesticles anyone?)

Vladimir Putin is so down

Vladimir Putin is so down

Femen is a feminist Ukrainian-based group who protest issues like sexism, religion, etc. by letting it all hang free. What better way to catch attention – show men what they would typically pay for either with dinner or at the strip club.

They’re definitely making headlines, for obvious reasons. And with their latest display against Islam – women all over the world are responding to Femen’s message.

femen

I believe in the right to protest, to voice opinions. I do not believe I have to fuck your morals to earn equality.

Feminism is an interesting concept – if we speak against sexism or discrimination, we’re feminists. But “feminist” is another label that segregates women from men.  We’re not just men and women – we’re men, women, and feminists.

It’s ridiculous that we have to be labeled as radical when compared to other women because we push for issues like equal pay and reproductive rights. Even in our culture, sons are “doodool-talas” (golden penis) and daughters are “torshideh” (pickled). 

We live in a man vs. woman world when we should be living in a man = woman world. And while we may be progressing (slowly) toward the end goal on a national scale (I can only speak for the US), we need to address equality on an individual level first.

No law will make an impact if the people think it’s bullshit.

See: Iran, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, …. do I need to continue?

Unfortunately, we’re not all naturally blessed with the mental capacity to believe in the obvious reasons for equal rights. But that means that we need to work harder to talk about it. We all have a voice and we deserve to share it. 

When we shock people with our message, we lose the value of the words we’re trying to get across. Who’s reading our banners and listening to our chants when they’re staring at something else?

We don’t need to take off our underwear, we need to band together as equals.

Pay me what I deserve because of my experience and not because of my v*gina. I have the right to resort to Plan B. I vote because I have a unique voice. Don’t hit me because we disagree. Lines should never be crossed because I am not as strong as the person on top of me.  Respect me because we are equal. 

#RESPECT

#FREEAMINA

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FARRAH فرح
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  1. Absolutely true. There’s no reason why women need to speak for the beliefs of all women when all they want are rights. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and the only thing that matters here is equality and equity. What people choose to do with that is their own business, but it’s more important that feminist women be united as part of the human race than as a separate entity. There’s no reason why anyone should have to give up their morals in order to find the respect and dignity they deserve – simply for being themselves. Awesome job describing the divide between women and feminists. Love it.

  2. Loove this!
    Femens taking a negative approach and by telling women theyre opressed while dressed; theyre opressing them. I’m an avid believer of do what you want, how you want but when there’s people who don’t back down they need to take a moment to realize that just because someone doesnt do what they do, doesn’t mean they dont support something good. In the terms of; i have a right to wear a mini skirt just as much as you have the right to wear jeans and vice versa – while going for the same goal. At this point; the fight to help a femen member is being looked over because of all the conflict and bad approaches. I hope people will stop fighting each other because of the differences and just start working together. All genders and races together, we’re all powerful and we can do alot! Xoxo

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