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you can’t make your mind up. whether you’re here or you’re gone. whether you’re pure or you’re tainted. you’re always indifferent.


If you don’t know about Amina or the topless jihads world wide today I suggest you get googling, Amina Tyler is a 19 year old woman who posted bare breasted photos with the slogan “My Body is My Own and Not the Source of Anyone’s Honor” on her chest. She was arrested and sentenced to “100 lashes” and being “stoned to death”. She went missing and in response FEMEN activists are staging bare cheated protests. This image displays a man kicking an activist protesting outside a mosque.

Yes but is extreme protesting and fighting against hate and disrespect with MORE hate and disrespect REALLY a valid way to dictate the truths of feminism, body positivity, and sex positivity?
It’s one thing that Amina Tyler had “My Body is My Own and Not the Source of Anyone’s Honor” on her chest (you go girl!), but an ENTIRELY different story when activists stand outside mosques blatantly disrespecting and generalizing an entire belief system using the combination of appropriation, profanity, and the openly violent attacks on the “morals” of others.
Extremists make me immensely disappointed and ashamed in the feminist movement because we can do SO much better than this. There’s fourth-wave feminism, which is all about love and sisterhood and fighting the patriarchy through encouragement and EDUCATION rather than intrusive, offensive, and verbally violent/extreme protesting. When will people see (people involved in all social movements, not just feminism) that you will not get ANYWHERE fighting hate with more hate, that all it does is ingrain the fear and ignorance of people who are anti-your movement?!
Don’t get me wrong- I’m a passionate feminist and my beliefs in the power of women and disappointment in the current social constructions are strong and real.
But I would kick her, too.