Woman: I'm smart
Patriarchy: Well you're probably ugly then
Woman: I'm creative
Patriarchy: You mean unattractive right?
Woman: I have all these incredible accomplishments
Patriarchy: Yeah but look how ugly you looked doing them
Woman: I have value
Patriarchy: Not if you're ugly lol
Woman: I'm conventionally-attractive & posted selfies on my blog
Patriarchy: I'm so sick of these empty-headed chicks only caring about their looks. Just because you are attractive and get attention from men doesn't mean you are special or deserve respect. Why don't you read a book or do something productive with your life you dumb slut
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To put it simply, I AM TIRED OF TRYING TO EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T...– Lindy West, “Sexism Fatigue: When Seth MacFarlane Is a Complete Ass and You Don’t Even Notice” on Jezebel. PREACH! (via cognitivedissonance) All hail THE QUEEN xAA (via rookiemag)
Unfortunately, Wes Anderson couldn’t be here. He’s recovering from an accident....– Andy Samberg, 2013 Independent Spirit Awards (via horologists)
sydneythesignificant: if you think wearing thigh high stockings will solve all of your problems and make you attractive you are right