30 Reasons why I’m a Feminist

1-Because as a girl you get used even before you know anything about your sexuality

2-Because of how many times men have tried to trick me and not caring about my right to consent

3-Because my mom taught me to never smile when I’m walking in the streets so I won’t attract attention

4-Because I don’t want to be number two

5-Because I get taught not to speak my mind

6-Because its frowned upon to drink alcohol in front of house guests

7-Because If I were a boy I could get home late

8-Because men see me as something they could have fun with but not someone they could listen to

9- Society constantly thinks I’m a confused soul who doesn’t exactly have logical reasons behind her beliefs

10-Because until this year I couldn’t have become a bishop because the church I believe in didn’t believe in me

11-Because there are not enough female preachers! Don’t we want to hear things from another perspective?

12- Because we get told girls can’t be funny

13- Because being a female artists usually equals failure

14- Because people think I can’t be a successful artist and afford to live on my own if I don’t marry a man with a REAL job, after all who else can I depend on?

15-Because only men can be the head of the house

16-Because people thought it was stupid when I said I didn’t want children or marriage few years ago (I’ve change my thought on that now, but I understand those who still think that way)

17- Because people think my only purpose is to reproduce

18- I constantly get asked if I’m a good cook (I have certainly learned allot from Breaking-Bad tho!)

19- I got told off for having short hair by other women because I didn’t look feminine enough

20-Because no one ever cared enough to teach me about my body

21-No one cared enough to teach me about my right in school or in the outside world.

22- Because at school a guy offered me a condom and asked if I would follow him to the toilets as a joke and I didn’t know there was anyone who’d listen to me if I complained so I had to take the matters in my own hands and tell him to piss off

23- Because recently I’ve had to hold my keys in my hands when I’m walking home because of all the creeps staring at me on the bus

24-Men think it’s okay to stare

25- Because if I never get married people see me as a bundle of un-achieved dreams and unsuccessfulness

26- The Middle Eastern culture tries to scare girls off of loosing their virginity

27-Girls get painful surgeries to stitch up their hymens

28-Girls still get circumstised because it’s evil to enjoy sex

29-Orgasms for women were a myth and many women have died without ever having one!

30-Because still there are people who don’t Understand the concept of feminism specially religious people who think it’s anti God and a phase. When all Jesus did was loving men and women equally.

By Katy Jl

"Virginity is a state of mind and a form of innocence however innocence can’t be lost as people remain innocent and pure even after their first or second time. The term “deflowered” tries to prove how Women have a special delicacy (which they do) but it’s so easy to be lost and taken away and after that the world ends. Which is not true, just like other ways of scaring women off exploring their physicality…"

De-flowerd

This series focuses on the idea of virginity and the term deflowered. Which is an old term used for someone who LOOSES their virginity. Oh no! In my art I try to put focus on the ideas I disagree with in our society. Specially myths surrounding femininity and virginity. I believe virginity is not something that can be lost, as you never leave it in the taxi. Virginity is a state of mind and a form of innocence however innocence can’t be lost as people remain innocent and pure even after their first or second time. The term “deflowered” tries to prove how Women have a special delicacy (which they do) but it’s so easy to be lost and taken away and after that the world ends. Which is not true, just like other ways of scaring women off exploring their physicality this term tries to terrify us of loosing and dying inside. Why can’t we use terms like Gaining experience, Exploring new possibilities, finding our selves? Sexuality can be a door to new beginnings and doesn’t certainly have to be a beginning to an end but a beginning to many more beginnings.

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