When feminists aren’t actively acting offended by everything in existence, they’re thinking of new things to be offended by. Case in point.
BBC has an article out titled, “Choose an item to throw in the 100 Women Freedom Trash Can.”
At a famous protest in the US back in 1968, feminists placed items in a bin that they felt oppressed them.
Fifty years on, we’re doing the same again and asking women around the world about the objects they feel stop them from living their lives the way they want.
Some of the things BBC suggests are tripping me out.
High heels? Make-up? Bras? What would you most like to throw in the #100Women Freedom Trash Can?
— BBC 100 Women (@BBC100women) December 3, 2018
Bras? Why? They’re quite literally support us! Make-up? Why? What did lipstick ever do to you? I’m GRATEFUL for make-up. Engagement rings? What kind of weirdo is oppressed by gorgeous hand jewelry? High heels? I’m not a huge fan myself, but sometimes the occasion calls for them. They don’t oppress us. They make us look even more fabulous.
I’ll use my heels to stomp on this garbage article. What a bunch of drivel. 🙄 pic.twitter.com/e4Pi1VwXbM
— Lisa 🎄 (@LisaBelle_B) December 4, 2018
Silly posts like this hold women back. It’s 2018, not 1968. Women are free to dress as they like. Also, many women would feel far more oppressed by 👞than👠.
— Christina Sommers (@CHSommers) December 3, 2018
if you think those are women’s most pivotal concerts you are not qualified to run this twitter account 💋
— DeMaccabee Diva (@democracydiva) December 3, 2018
Bras are holding women back? Did you write this tweet from the 1970s
— Cathy (@catherinebouris) December 3, 2018
Is this for real? Sigh.
— Caroline Bray (@carolinejbray) December 3, 2018
Not bras, please. I need my bras.
— Anne Murray (@AnneMurray3) December 3, 2018
I want to throw 3rd wave “feminism” in the trash, set it on fire, and dance around it while wearing makeup, a bra, and heels.
— OhioWxGirl (@OhioWxGirl) December 3, 2018
I’m in. Let’s do it.