Telling a young girl she can’t wear what she wants because it’s not appropriate encourages the idea that men’s reactions should dictate society’s norms, and that all women are meta-Eves, tempting and ensnaring men with our sultry-eyed gaze. My parents’ culture is steeped in patriarchy, in the philosophy of the one-step machismo machine, where there is just one kind of man, and two kinds of women: the angel and the whore. These limited ideas of masculinity breed men who want ownership of women.

— Fariha Roison (via theflowershop)

(Source: voirsully)

22,388 notes
Anonymous:
Did you know you are the reason I started tumblr. I loved yours so much I wanted one too.. I still love yours more though

Haha awe well thank you! Im glad you did :)