I love this image so much.
I’ve seen some women who are offended by this and say it’s ridiculous that her cleavage is showing and things of that sort.
Personally, I think it’s great.
Why should we have an image of a women with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like she’s a man? (not that that isn’t great too!) In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear (GASP) lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men? We can do it! We can be feminine and successful.
You see what I’m saying here, ladies?
You don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being.
If you feel threatened going outside after dark, then CONGRAGULATIONS! You’re just like everyone else, regardless of gender.
Men are the vicims of random street violence 70% of the time. Men are attacked more often than women are. This stereotype that men aren’t afraid to go out after dark and that all men know how to fight/defend themselves is stupid and insulting; it also encourages telling male victims of violence that they “should have manned up” and are at fault for not being able to defend themselves, since inherently—because they have penises—they should be able to defend themselves perfectly.
This isn’t a feminist utopia fantasy story. This is a HUMAN utopia story. No one is safe going out at night, and anyone can be a victim.
Arcade Fire — Abraham’s Daughter.
And led him to the lonesome hill
While his daughter hid and watched,
Just as an angel cried for the slaughter,
Abraham’s daughter raised her voice.
Then the angel asked her what her name was,
She said, “I have none.”
Then he asked, “How can this be?”
“My father never gave me one.”
And when he saw her, raised for the slaughter,
Abraham’s daughter raised her bow.
How darest you child defy your Father?
You better let young Isaac go.
this is quite possibly the funniest thing i have ever seen ever