can people please take transwomen out of feminist spaces. like. this is our movement. you have your own. i will support you in your movement. i will support your right to have unisex bathrooms. but GET OUT of women’s safe spaces. penises trigger some people. and it’s very unnerving to have them in a place where women are vulnerable. stop trying to force your way in, and then maybe women might trust you a little more. Ever think about that? yes thank u for listening.
At the grocery store, the clerk was commenting on my giant purse like, “Oh you women, you can probably fit your whole life in one of those things” and I’m like, “Yeah that’s pretty much the point, why don’t you try it before you knock it” and he’s all, “Nah I got my backpack”
And his backpack was way bigger than my purse
"oh you women"
When you’re using the internet to learn about the world and about social justice movements, ask yourself: whose voices are missing and why?
telling people that they have to be “non discriminatory” in their sexual practices (like, saying that you have to be willing to sleep with XYZ kinds of person or else you’re oppressing them — fyi, someone not having sex with you isn’t oppression) opens the door WIDE OPEN to coercive tactics from abusive individuals in XYZ group. “what do you mean, ‘no’? Its because Im XYZ isn’t it?? Im going to tell everyone youre XYZ-phobic!!” and before you say i’m setting up a straw man lemme say that i have personally known several people who have used this kind of rhetoric to coerce people into sex. no means no even when you suspect the person’s motives for saying no aren’t politically pure.
sex is not a human right or need
nobody deserves sex no matter how nice or oppressed they are
now please shut up
…Ayatollah Khomeini demanded the abolition of the Family Protection Act, ordered the implementation Sharia laws in the country, and issued a decree demanding women dress “properly.” A female vigilante group (dokhtar’an-e Zaynab) was organized to maintain state codes of female appearances in public (and even some private) arenas. Numerous boundaries separating men and women in society were erected: “males and females were separated in higher education classes that were once coed, females students were barred from 69 different fields of study, women were banned from some professions such as the judiciary and singing groups, and female students were barred from certain disciplines in the universities, such as engineering and agriculture. A decree dismissed all women judges and barred female students from law schools. Women were forbidden to participate in some sports and not allowed to watch men in sports fields.”
The universal Mother’s Day was replaced with Fatima Zahra’s birthday (Prophet Mohammad’s daughter). The new Sharia laws gave men an absolute right to divorce their wives without having to produce any justification. Child custody laws were also changed in favor of men: after divorce, women are entitled to keep their boys only up to the age of two and girls until seven. After these ages, fathers have the right to full custody. Women’s judgement as evidence in court was declared to be worth half a man’s. Blood money for a murdered woman was set to be half that of a man. If a murdered woman’s family demands retribution in kind (qesaas), her relatives would be obliged to pay the killer’s family the full blood money in compensation.
Understanding the implications of these laws and what Ayatollah Khomeini meant by “proper dress,” i.e., “forced veil,” women responded massively and angrily: thousands of women poured into the streets and demonstrated against the forced hejaab (veiling) and the abolition of the Family Protection Act. Their protests were often met by club-wielding, plain-clothed supporters of the revolution known as Hezbollahis. On March 8, International Women’s Day, women staged another protest against the newly imposed restrictions. Again, mobs attacked their protest and government officials accused participants of being tools of Western imperialism and a symbol of Western decadence. In the course of a year and a half after the revolution, women’s organizations pressed for equal wages, the right to choose their own dress, the revival of protective measures in the previous Family Protection Act, and the right to work in legal professions. The regime opposed all these demands and developed counter-strategies to divide the women’s movement and neutralize their struggle. Thereafter, the regime moved quickly to suppress the women’s movement, eliminate all women’s organizations, force women into the chador, segregate women in public places such as universities, schools, and government offices, and reduce women’s presence in public life by firing and retiring practices (nearly 24,000 women lost their jobs). While secular women opposed to the veil or the Islamic Republic were fired from their jobs, active participation of religious women in supportive and “female” occupations was encouraged. The new religious laws and government policies resulted in the retirement of large segments of defiant secular women from the labor force, the arrest of women who openly challenged the regime, and the migration of a large number of women who could not adjust to the new policies out of the country. Female marriage age was reduced to 13 and professional secular women were encouraged to retire from their public occupations in order to support male employment.
— The Iranian Women’s Movement: A Century Long Struggle, Ali Akbar Mahdi