"It’s okay for girls to be masculine because it’s okay to be a boy, but for a boy to be feminine is degrading, because you think being a woman is degrading."
This is exactly why the media never freaks out when women cut their hair short or don’t wear make up
This is why women are put down when they shave their body hair, for removing the masculine traits, body hair on a woman is widely considered sexy and desirable
This is why we constantly shun curvy and thin women for not being bodybuilders, having visible muscles, and being athletic
This is why women never ever say they feel unfeminine or hate a certain feature of their own or another women’s body for being “manly” (man shoulders, slim hips, manly jawline, manly eyebrows, man hands)
This is why Feminists never, ever, cry that women are only valuable when they’re reaching “unrealistic” feminine expectations of what a woman should look and be like
This is why women are never pressured into wearing dresses, skirts, tight clothing, high heels, etc. Women who chop off all their hair, wear no make up, and wear baggy t shirts and jeans every day are the walking embodiment of what society praises and values constantly in a woman. Tomboys are, and have always been, the most highly desired type of woman, and have never gotten any shit for not being girly enough, and they certainly don’t perpetually worry parents (especially mothers) about whether it’s a “phase” or not, and how long it will last (“she’ll grow out of it” is the best thing one can hear in this situation, knowing she wont be like this forever)
Butch women are never mocked, abused, raped, or even murdered, for not being ladylike
How desperate are you to play the victim that you completely erase the very real struggle of women who don’t conform to their gender roles’ expectations, just because it doesn’t fit with your own little narrative?