“You better lose yourself in the music
The moment, you own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.”—Eminem, Marshall Mathers
Yes, many people, probably most people, say that disliking your body is a normal part of being a woman. If by “normal” they mean that the majority of women, 80-90%, dislike their bodies, then yes, it is “normal.” The vast majority of women in this culture at this time do dislike their bodies.
But to think that this is normal as in natural, as in necessary, as in a normal function of being alive, is ridiculous. This belief is part of the problem. Since it is so ubiquitous, many women have come to accept that it is just part of being a woman. This is ludicrous! It is settling for what happens to be the situation for many, instead of envisioning the possibilities that are available for all. It is accepting mediocrity instead of creating grandeur. It is maintaining the status quo instead of envisioning the truth.
i love seeing these words used this way all over my feed and then 100 people liking them. HA HA you used the word slut in your status to describe something shitty. hilarious. … i guess on a very basic level personifying a hurricane by attributing traits normally reserved for people(women) is some how humorous? blah. but really why people like is because it’s still considered clever to use those words as insults, some how. thanks patriarchy!
What is sexist is how we treat our Sex Workers. Sex work in itself is not the issue, the issue is how we choose to view Sex Work and those who are in the industry with very little respect or civil rights.