In case any of you are wondering where the gifset I just reblogged is from, it’s right here.
15 minutes long, but well worth it to watch John Oliver RIP INTO THE MISOGYNY THAT IS THE MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
*sings* if you’re disgusted with the US college/higher education system and how they have harsher punishments for plagiarism than for rape or sexual violence clap your hands! *clap clap*
No one is born a misogynist. It is a culturally reinforced system of beliefs and behavior. It can be changed. It can be unlearned. But we need to use every opportunity we are given to combat it. No fight is too small OR too large. Everything feeds into the larger problem. Show up and push back. It can be done.
(And let’s not forget that many of them had to fight long past 1920, simply because of their skin color. Only WHITE women were guaranteed the right to vote in the 19th Amendment. WoC continued to fight for years.)
Emma expressed how necessary it is for men to get involved in the fight for gender equality by launching the HeForShe campaign, “a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity.” You can watch Emma’s full speech below: