In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.
You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free. We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.
Been sayin it for years
listen i may not like her personally but the fact remains that as a human being she is entitled to body autonomy and to choose who sees her naked body and who doesn’t
heidandseeking replied to your post:As a feminist, how do you justify changing your last name to your husband’s?Being a feminist is doing what you want to do as a woman, as a PERSON. Anon needs to do some research. Also Kam Clark is like a hella cute name
ESPECIALLY WHEN WE ARE KEN AND KAM CLARK I MEAN THAT IS ADORABLE but hey thanks heidi <3
Yo, so some thoughts. First here was Kam’s original answer:
I want to, that’s how
Changing my last name may not be the feminist choice, and I don’t see a reason to try and prove that it is. But I want to be Kamryn Clark. I want to identify with my new husband. I want to leave my family and form a new one, and I don’t want to be an Armstrong anymore. I’m excited to change my name, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that at all.
Great! She’s right: changing her name isn’t the feminist choice, but it also doens’t make her not a feminist. Feminists can (and often have to) make lots of non-feminist choices every day, sometimes out of necessity, and sometimes because we want to, and that’s okay and also doesn’t make us not feminists. I wear makeup when I go to work (not feminist), I shave my legs when I wear a dress (not feminist), I’m planning on getting married eventually (not feminist).
However, as feminists, it’s important that we don’t try to claim that all our actions are feminist actions because they’re being done by a feminist. It’s kind of like me claiming that all my actions are music, because I’m a musician. It’s not true, and it’s a little silly. Kami is right on point, it’s not a feminist action, but she’s still a feminist, and it’s still a perfectly valid choice. (It’s also, as she pointed out, very cute)
Unfriendly reminder that in America it’s reasonable to say an unarmed black kid deserved to be shot six times because he might have robbed a convenience store, but a white kid shouldn’t be kicked off the high school football team just because he violently raped a girl.
I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot, and if I need to I’ll kill a whole bunch more. If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me.