W.I.T

Women Inspiring Today

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cisgender-whale:

"I heard about that thing that happened on facebook. I don’t know the full story but I feel like apologising on behalf of my sex. Hope ur alright." 

THE SWEETEST DANG TEXT THIS IS A TEENAGE BOY SUPPORTING A TEENAGE GIRL IN THE FACE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT THIS IS A TEENAGE BOY NOT EXCUSING OR JUSTIFYING THE SHITTY ATTITUDES OF HIS MALE PEERS TEARS IN MY EYES

Happy for you! Wishing that everyone could behave in such a kind way. This is what a person should do instead of becoming defensive.

Filed under feminism faith in humanity

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If we think about sexism and misogyny as air pollution, we’re all breathing it in, right. Regardless of how much we’re contributing to that air pollution, we all have a responsibility to fix it.
Anita Sarkeesian - Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes (via emiello)

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addictwitapen:

GIRLS IN MY SCHOOL ARE GETTING DETENTIONS FOR WEARING SHORTS AND DRESSES. our school is trying to get us females to wear shorts that are 10 inches long (good luck finding those), and shirts that cover our shoulders. we aren’t allowed to show our thighs or our shoulders, or chests. it’s summer, it’s more than 75 degrees outside. that’s not going to happen. our gym uniform shorts aren’t even 10 inches long.

this isn’t fair at all, especially when you create several dress code rules for females, and only one for males (which is the “no shirts that show your shoulders” rule).

so, in response, someone started putting signs up around school:

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you wanna know what our administration does, instead of acknowledging these perfectly valid claims?

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How do you feel about dress codes? Does how someone dresses demonstrate “respect” or is it another form of policing someone’s body?

Filed under feminism dress codes sexism

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How to be a "Gentleman"

princelesscomic:

Women don’t need:
-You to hold open the door
-You to open their car door
-You to pay for every meal
-You to call them ma’am
-You to use words you don’t normally use to impress them.

You know what’s a great way to be a gentleman?
-Vote for women’s rights.
-Support candidates based on how…

Lets all open doors for each other. Both metaphorically and literally.