Alrunia

Alrunia

Posted on 05/30/2013


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what's so scary about the female body, really?

what's so scary about the female body, really?
The internet in general, and "crafting mommy" type blogs specifically (which I've been exposed to a bit too much recently, I guess I need a break) have taught me to hate the word "modest". It's touted as a catch-all excuse for slut-shaming, body-shaming, as well as internalized and non-internalized misogyny. Yes, I'm talking about "teaching little girls" that nudity is shameful. That their bodies and other women's bodies are OFFENSIVE and need to be covered up. That a woman's body is innately sexual, an object for others to judge and gawk at- in other words that it belongs not to herself but to everybody. That nudity is wrong and scary, wearing short skirts and showing cleavage means you "don't respect yourself" (an excellent article on this whole idea here: jezebel.com/female-purity-is-bullshit-493278191) and later on that sex is scary and wrong and bad and don't ever ever have sex okay (let's not kid ourselves we all know how abstinence only education has worked out for America so far).
It's really no wonder that in our shitty patriarchal society many men are terrified of womens' bodies and many women hate it and hate themselves. Mommies teach them this- right from infancy.

PS put sharpie and/or nail polish on things your babby PROBABLY chews on with regularity. what could possibly go wrong? next up in mommy crafts: DIY stomach pumping (also great for weight loss)

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Doll Addiction USA
Doll Addiction USA
Preach it sista! Amen!
4 years ago.