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Anonymous asked:

What is your opinion on men who want to become feminists?

becauseiamawoman answered:

I think men can absolutely be feminists, but that they need to use their voices to elevate others instead of talk over them. The “elusive male feminist” always seems to get extra cookies for saying things that women have been saying all along, and that is fucked up.

I think this quote really says it all:

“Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.”

—Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer

That was a fantastic quote! I also question why, as a feminist, do I want more men to come out of the feminist closet? Can’t we do everything all on our own? Why do we need men to help out with feminism? Then I remember that feminism is about equality, right? Equality includes rather than excludes, doesn’t it. Yep, that’s why! But I love that part about men taking the space that they have and making it feminist!

I used to prepare to be my next age by practicing. But I found myself getting very confused about how old I am. I also realized that this was not a good practice for a person who has trouble subtracting four digit numbers in her head…that would be me. So when I would try to figure out how old I was when I became panicked about not knowing, I realized, I also looked incredibly stupid not being able to subtract (in my head) at a third grade level. That’s when I felt I understood the value of living in the present.

I read a quote today that said, “There is nothing more erotic than an amazing conversation.” True, however, awesome conversations can often be confused with regular conversations with persons who are bat shit crazy.

I fell asleep watching this comedian that wasn’t making me laugh much but he was taking a really round about way to tell me what happened in this fight he had with his girl friend, Jenny. I woke up right at the end and found out. I thought, that could not have worked out better. Awesome nap and closure.

I saw a man running the other day with super short shorts but a very full beard. This reminded me of ladies I see in the winter sporting short shorts or skirts with bare legs and big fury boots. I thought it strange which body parts people feel particular about keeping warm. I like to be all warm so naturally I look like one of the kids from A Christmas Story. However when I was looking for this image to represent what I am talking about, I fell in love with shorts and boots so naturally that is what I will be wearing. Damn you fashion media got me trending!