You mean you don’t all keep thirty tabs open all the time anyway?
I can’t even count how many rants about Taylor Swift being “slut-shaming” I’ve seen on Tumblr. Certainly more posts than I’ve seen about things like access to education and healthcare, female genital mutilation, women’s poverty, even the wage gap.
Male privilege is the sexualization of Breast Cancer awareness.
it reminds me of what Randall Munroe said:
“The frustrating thing about the “Save the Boobies” campaign and similar things (like the “Booberday” meme going around G+) is that they get it exactly backward. Often, the point of breast cancer treatment is to destroy some or all of the boobies in order to save the woman.
Saying that we should work to cure this disease because it threatens breasts is really upsetting. For starters, it suggests that women are worth saving because they’re attached to breasts, rather than the other way around. But worse, it tells any woman who’s had a mastectomy to try to save her life that she’s lost the thing that made people care about her survival. What a punch in the stomach.”
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This is also why I proudly wear my Fight Like a Girl shirt. When my sister and a friend were both battling breast cancer (one won, one sadly did not) I wore that shirt not just with pride, but with deep conviction.
I had never thought about these kind of campaigns this way. Hmm.
The only probable picture of Kate Warne, the first female detective. Not only was she the first detective, but she even went on to save the life of president elect Abraham Lincoln after uncovering a plot to assassinate him on the way to Washington D.C. to take office. She was best known for being a master of disguise, able to switch from Union soldier, to Southern debutante, to a harmless grandmother.
Kate Warne is one of my heroines. She walked into the Pinkerton Agency and demanded a job as a detective. To their credit they hired her.