June Dresses 2016
WESTERN MANITOBA WOMEN'S REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTRE, INC.
June Dresses is a month-long, peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for women where participants pledge to wear a dress or a skirt each day in the month of June. Funds donated through this page go directly to Western Manitoba Regional Resource Centre (The Women's Resource Centre) and the work we do in support of women. To learn more about June Dresses, including tips & tricks for making through the month, local volunteering events and much more, please visit junedresses.ca.
The Women’s Resource Centre provides programs, services, and counselling on issues affecting women and children, including family violence while encouraging respect, diversity, and equality with a feminist perspective.
"The whole "I'm not like other girls" movement should really be called the "I don't want men to treat me the way they treat other women" movement because that's what it really is. (Of course, this doesn't mean all men.) We know that a girl who wears makeup is as respectable as a girl who wears none. A girl who's played every Final Fantasy game is as respectable as a girl who digs Candy Crush. A woman who started her own law firm is as respectable as a single mom who works in the service industry. A girl who enjoys casual sex is as respectable as a girl who has never had her first kiss. A lesbian woman who has no interest in men is as respectable as a straight girl who loves her boyfriend. A girl who reads People Magazine is as respectable as a girl who reads Dostoyevsky.
A WOMAN WHO WEARS A DRESS (NO MATTER THE LENGTH) IS AS RESPECTABLE AS A WOMAN WHO WEARS PANTS!
I DON'T DESERVE TO BE CAT-CALLED BECAUSE I AM WEARING A DRESS!
I AM NO LESS OF A WOMAN BECAUSE I AM WEARING PANTS!
Women have been extensively shamed for saying "I'm not like other girls" when what they are really saying, maybe without knowing it, is I've heard the way most men talk to specific types of women, typically women who do things that they don't understand or relate to, and I really, really want them to separate me from that and see me as a person who is worthy of being respected." How much respect a woman gets is very rarely indicative of how much she deserves.
"I don't want you to treat me the way you treat other girls, because you treat other girls like shit!"
(adapted from socialnetworkhell on tumblr)