Posts tagged ‘s. e. smith’

September 18th, 2011

"I want to live in a world where little girls are not pinkified, but where little girls who like pink…"

“I want to live in a world where little girls are not pinkified, but where little girls who like pink are not punished for it, either. We can certainly talk about the social pressures surrounding gender roles, and the concerns that people have when they see girls and young women who appear to be forced into performances of femininity by the society around them—but let’s stop acting like they have no agency and free will. Let’s stop acting like women who choose to be feminine are somehow colluders, betraying the movement, bamboozled into thinking that they want to be feminine.”

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“get your antifemininity out of my feminism,” s.e. smith (x)

TESTIFY

Just noting one other important thing before I’m done with this sideshow and go back to menstruation, the arrival of pants in 19th century literature, the 60s, and cats: Wanting to be valorized for supposedly opting out of some feminine archetypes sure ignores the fact that people of color are barred from opting in (assuming any of them want to).