This is the start of something that may just end up being me blabbing on at myself, but even so, I feel it's something that I have to do.
I was (lovingly) prodded into this by my dear prellung
after a series of private discussions we had through messaging one another on tumblr like the mad insomniac women that we are. It took a turn for the interesting when she challenged me with the fact that out of everything we discussed, there was clearly a restraint on my part when it came to giving my own personal views. Rather, those came out in other outlets, be it my writing or subjects I reblog on tumblr, but all in all, I keep an impersonal distance between myself and the content I post.
And you know, I get that. I declare myself, here on my own lj, tumblr, and frequently irl that I am a feminist, because, I am
. There are many stances I take and beliefs I hold that I don't find myself discussing enough, especially
with other women.
Which has led me to this.
a good discussion, and there's a lot I'd love to get into. So why not do it? I decided, every week, to have a discussion post in order to open a feminist dialogue. The topic will change every Saturday and will be focused on feminist/activist issues. It's going to get personal and messy on my part, but I welcome that. This won't be relegated to getting completely scholarly, but to be personal
, because, quite frankly, I have a lot of feelings about a lot of things.
So, without further ado:
This week's post is focused on women and body image (something that I and many other women are well-acquainted with).
This post will remain unlocked. You don't have to be on my f-list to comment if you'd like. Anon commenting is also enabled, but comments that are purposely harmful/triggering will be deleted. This post is NSFW, so head's up.( ------------- )