Real Women (The Extended Edition)

Yesterday I wrote a short rant about this mass marketed idea of Real Women. You can find it directly beneath this one.

On it, I received a lovely comment from someone who agreed but then sort of went on to say basically the opposite. Now the last thing I want to do is discourage people from commenting, I love hearing from you guys, it totally makes my day! But this friendly, supportive comment actually made me unreasonable angry (for which I kinda feel like an asshole, sorry!) because all it did was miss my entire fucking point.

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Real Women

I am really sick of all of these “Real Women Have…” posts and memes. You’ve seen them, they’re all Real Women Have Curves and Real Women Wear Lipstick.

Maybe some do, maybe some don’t.

But who the hell are you to say what constitutes a real woman?

Is it not bullshit enough that we have to justify our worth to society at large, now we have to do so to each other too?,

If you’re real (not a figment of someones imagination) and you identify as a woman (regardless of your chromosomes, genitalia or sexual orientation) then congrats…

You’re a real woman.

It’s not that fucking complicated.