Thursday, August 13, 2015

My Cookie Is All Mine.

It wasn't until just recently that I became a major fan of Tumblr. When it comes to social platforms, I'm a bit of a stickler. It piques my interest for a few days and then I'm done (unless it's Twitter, Twitter is FOREVER). 

Something I've discovered about Tumblr is this overwhelmingly (GREAT) sense of girl power. Most of the people I follow in fact are female and they're from all over the world. Most live outside the US in fact. But they all share this common denominator of feminism. I tread softly when I use that term because I don't (yet) classify myself as one. I'm not a bandwagoner; I won't hop on simply because they're hauling tail. But I can definitely say that the stories, ideas, and facts all of these young ladies share definitely makes me wonder where my head has been the past twenty-two years, why I've yet to be "enlightened."

Twitter, on the other hand, is not so educational. At least my TL isn't on a daily basis. I follow a good mixture of both men and women (or shall I say guys and girls) all over the world and the topics vary with the media. Sneak disses, award nominations, the latest sports news, and Rihanna's booty are all I see every day. Oh, and let's not forget this kinda 'ish...





Before you delve into forming an opinion on the statement made, pay attention to the numbers. The retweets and the favorites. Those numbers indicate that thirty-six people read the following tweet, possibly laughed at it, and then proceeded to share it with hundreds of others that are following them as well. Sixteen of those thirty-six (or possibly aside from) were so tickled by what they read they just had to favorite it to show appreciation to the author. Mind you, there are possibly hundreds of others who saw this and chose not to retweet nor favorite. But it was STILL seen. In comparison to other tweets that may earn up to hundreds of retweets and favorites, these numbers are small fry, right? But isn't the statement made still the same?

In social media, anytime that you retweet, like, or forward anything, it's a small sign of acceptance. Whatever it is that you are supporting, it shows that you condone it. And it's troubling that a) a male has the galls to say something this shrewd, b) several of his followers supported his ignorance, c) he's still allowed to continue with this thwarted sense of entitlement as male. This idea that the female body is for pleasure and entertainment for men is NOT new. We all know that. It would be great if we acted as if we did. 


Personal Service Announcement: 

 A WOMAN'S BODY IS HER OWN. IT DOES NOT BELONG TO ANY PERSON, MALE NOR FEMALE. SHE IS FREE TO SHARE HERSELF WITH WHOMEVER SHE PLEASES WHEN THE TIME IS COMFORTABLE FOR HER. NO PERSON IS ENTITLED TO ANY PIECE OF HER AT ANY TIME, ANY PLACE, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 


Thank you.

My name is Lakeisha and I approve this message. 



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