NSFW ~ I'm an Aquarius, I love music, singing, and writing. I'm afraid of the future, afraid of being alone and of growing old. I don't know what I'm doing half the time, I don't know who I am. Similarly this blog is just a mix of photos I like, topics I care about, things I think are important, but nothing in particular.
I need feminism because I will not be bullied out of my home because I refused to let my landlord make inappropriate, sexually-overtoned advances on me. Because he thinks getting his wife to contact me from now on will stop me making ‘any more of a fuss,’ because women ‘understand the way the world works.’ Because sexually threatening behaviour is not a joke, or a bit of fun, or a ‘misunderstanding’ when I don’t react favourably. I need feminism because it is so easy for a man in his mid-50s to make a 21-year-old woman look hysterical/crazy/~oversensitive~ when she accuses him of behaving in a threatening manner. I refuse to be gaslighted and told that my feelings of being unsafe and threatened are not legitimate. I refuse to be told how it’s appropriate for me to act in a situation in which I feel my personal safety is threatened. I have been bullied my whole life and I refuse to be bullied again because being young and female in my society makes me inherently vulnerable. I need feminism because it is still a radical notion that a woman my age would take steps to stop this behaviour instead of writing off her landlord as ‘just a dirty old man’ and putting up with it. I will not put up with this any more.