Column: Bimbos, ‘bottom girls’ and the ugly reality of misogyny in our justice system
As women we have to be aware of our vulnerabilities. We have to understand that there are men who are controlling, manipulative, and abusive. Just as we need to understand our vulnerability, we need to be aware that we are all vulnerable. We have our own pain, our own shame, and our own experiences that are different from other people.
We may not always be able to see this from our own point of view, or be able to speak about it. That’s why the Bimbo Project is important. It’s a women’s network that aims to create a supportive, safe and accepting environment for all women who feel lonely or lonely and that want to talk about their feelings. When you think about it, many of our experiences are different from other women and a community of other women’s stories can offer hope and a place where we can feel understood, supported and protected.
But the Bimbo Project also shows us that we don’t have to go it alone. That’s why we’ve launched other initiatives that are specifically designed to support women in their community by connecting like-minded women and offering them the opportunity to share and collaborate on ideas and projects that can make a real difference. For example, we just launched Pussy City. It’s a resource to help women in their community access and promote mental health support. Pussy City is a safe space for women to connect, ask questions, gain support, learn new information and develop new skills to help them cope better with their mental health.
But there’s one more piece to the puzzle that I’d like to discuss: the fact that, as women, we all need support and kindness from the men in our lives. The Bimbo Project just launched with the idea to raise $30,000 to support female-focused initiatives through women’s networks, like the Pussy City project.
However, with the help of our supporters, we were able to raise over $5,000 to help bring a male partner to BimboCon, the first-ever convention specifically for men and boys, held in Sydney for the first time. We are very proud to have been able to raise the funds for Aussie’s first BimboCon – and we will be able to extend the network of support