"Trying to solve gender inequality in the workplace by telling women to be more confident is like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic after it hit the iceberg. It may give the passengers something to do, but it definitely won’t stop the ship from sinking."
— Elizabeth Plank, It’s Not the ‘Confidence Gap’ – Here’s What’s Really Holding Women Back (via seriouslyamerica)
"I think the average guy thinks they’re pro-woman, just because they think they’re a nice guy and someone has told them that they’re awesome. But the truth is far from it. Unless you are actively, consciously working against the gravitational pull of the culture, you will predictably, thematically, create these sort of fucked-up representations."
— Junot Diaz (via luciaferr)
I once had a guy tell be that everyone said I was “the second ugliest girl at school”, make fun of the minimal amount of hair of my arms, tell me my breasts were “gross and saggy” and call me a “dumb bitch” in the space of one class. No one said anything & I was 12.
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"Toxic masculinity hurts men, but there’s a big difference between women dealing with the constant threat of being raped, beaten, and killed by the men in their lives, and men not being able to cry."
— Robert Jensen (via quoilecanard)
(Source: jezebeler, via sorayachemaly)