Posts tagged choice
Posts tagged choice
A little off-topic for this blog, but I have a point to make.
It’s your body. You can dress how you like, pierce it as you like, tattoo it, modify it in any way you see fit. Nobody has the right to give you crap about what you do to it. Shave your head if that’s what you want. Don’t shave your armpits, or your legs, if that will make you happy.
You chose who gets to explore your body with you. Have sex if you want it, with who you want it with (if they want it too, of course.) Ignore anyone who tells you otherwise.
And of course, if you don’t want sex, that’s cool too. Your body is yours. Do with it what you will.
Sex is sex. It’s natural. The choice is entirely yours.
You are not a slut/whore because you choose to engage in sex/sexual activity. You are not a prude or a frigid bitch or unmanly if you don’t. It’s your body therefore it’s your decision. If it’s consensual and nothing illegal is taking place, it is not your business to judge others.
You can be body-positive and still have preferences.
You can be a feminist and still love men.
You can be sex-positive without being interested in casual sex.
People seem to forget that the core principle of all of these is as simple as not being an asshole.
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Disclaimer: I have it easier than many other non cis gender-nonconforming and trans* people, I’m aware of this, but not being cis is fucking hard.
I face sexism and cissexism in my daily life. Being a woman is something very important to me and I guess you could say I identify as a woman for very political reasons. As a genderfluid FAAB person who still identifies strongly as a woman, I like to think of myself as a queerer of the binary and a fighter for freedom from the heteronormative gender roles society has laid out for us. So don’t you ever dare call me unfeminist.
Feminism began with equality for women, and for me, feminism has expanded to be intersectional equality among genders and all these other aspects of identities. It’s not about femininity. I’m fighting for my right as a woman to be whoever I want to be, because that is who I am. And if who I am on a particular day is more of a boi, feminism is about my right to express myself as I want.
The personal is political, and in that sense, every gendered mannerism, every gendered clothing choice, and every gendered stereotype I defy, is me making a political statement as a woman and as a queer, and that does not make me any less genderfluid or any less of a woman, either. My fluidity and my womanness together break down your binary and in my eyes are both a step toward my personal freedom and a baby step toward gender equality and freedom from heteropatriarchy as a whole.
You are so fantastic.
Yes Yes Yes!