I wish when I was 12 years old I would’ve been able to watch a video of my favorite actress explaining in such an intellectual, beautiful, poignant way the definition of feminism because I would’ve understood it, and then earlier on in my life I would have proudly claimed that I was a feminist because I would have understood what the word means. So many girls out there say, ‘I’m not a feminist’ because they think it means something angry or disgruntled or complaining or they picture, like, rioting and picketing. It is not that at all. It just simply means that you believe that women and men should have equal rights and opportunities. To say that you’re not a feminist means that you think men should have more rights and opportunities than women. I just think that a lot of girls don’t know the definition and the fact that Emma got up and explained it I think is an incredible thing and I’m happy to live in a world where that happened.
Taylor Swift (via cygnescholastique)

abbadabaddon:

So California is the first state to pass a “yes means yes” law which is amazing, and of course all the comments, and some of the articles are about how it will effect men. Like I’m sorry, but as a girl who has had my boobs grabbed by people and my ass slapped, I don’t want a no means no, I want a yes means yes, those men gave me no time to even say no. I should have been able to say yes first.