I’m quite pleased with this.
Rapping this out loud in my empty classroom like swag.
WALK INTO THE CLUB LIKE WADDUP I AM A BIG SCOT
I’M SO PUMPED ABOUT SOME VISION THAT THE WITCHES GOT
I WILL BE THANE, SO SAYS THE PROPHECY
THAT PEOPLE LIKE “DAMN, MACBETH DESERVES GLORY”
Feminism is having a wardrobe malfunction.
Does your brand of feminism remove barriers for women, or simply move them around? Does is expand options for women, or does it just shift them? You don’t liberate women by forcing them to choose option B instead of option A. What is comfortable for you might not be comfortable for someone else, and it’s entirely possible that what you see as oppressive, other women find comfortable or even downright liberating.
Before you think the girl in the middle is a strawman, let me tell you I used to be her, back in my misguided youth. I considered myself the standard to which other people should adhere. But that was stupid. It’s not up to me to tell people how to dress, and it’s much nicer to let everyone choose for themselves.
Some women would feel naked without a veil. Some women would find it restrictive. Some women would feel restricted by a bra. Some women would feel naked without one. Some women would feel restricted by a tight corset. Others love them. Some wear lots of clothes with a corset. Some only wear the corset and nothing else. What makes any article of clothing oppressive is someone forcing you to wear it. And it’s just as oppressive to force someone not to wear something that they want to wear.
Silmariën was the eldest child of the fourth king of Númenor, Tar-Elendil. In the early days of Númenor, succession followed the principle of agnatic primogeniture that is, rule passed to the oldest male offspring of the King, but under later laws, she would have succeeded her father as the Ruling Queen. Because of the succession laws of her time, the rule was instead given to her younger brother Tar-Meneldur. Nevertheless, Silmariën is one of the most significant of Númenor’s royal line. From her father, she inherited both the sword Narsil and the Ring of Barahir. These were handed down to her descendants, the Lords of Andúnië and later the Kings of Gondor and Arnor. Silmariën’s direct descendants included Elendil, Isildur and Anárion, who founded the kingdoms of Gondor and Arnor and many generations later, Aragorn II Elessar, King of the Reunited Kingdom.