When watching a show I don’t think ‘Well politically correctly there should be two more minorities’
I’m thinking ‘This is suffocating, this isn’t what life is like, why do i not exist, why do my friends not exist, what the fuck is with this idealisation of one type of person?’
The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.
Don’t play dumb, even if they want you to.
Props to her for pointing out problematic behavior without putting down the women in general.
"Don’t tell me how to dress. Teach Men not to rape."
"All Men are potential rapists if they aren’t taught not to rape. And Women are too fucking stupid and weak to do anything."
"Don’t use that word, I’m sensitive."
"No means No. But, sometimes, Yes doesn’t mean Yes."*TRANSLATION*
"Don’t trust me. I’m lying to you."
- How anyone is dressed has absolutely nothing to do with consent. The fact that this has to be explained is exactly the reason why consent education in needed.
- Ban Bossy is a campaign aimed at addressing bullying towards LITTLE GIRLS who demonstrate leadership skills, highlighting the ways in which assertive behavior is perceived is gendered. It’s not about sensitivity, it’s about addressing little girls being deincentivized from leadership roles.
- Again, this is about consent education. The “Yes doesn’t always mean yes” statement addresses how a “yes” that has been coerced out of someone through manipulation or threats is not true consent. This is why consent education is needed.
Feminism seems to have this odd problem where we WANT to have short, snappy, easy to remember slogans, and yet the general public is COMPLETELY unwilling to do even the cursory amount googling to understand what those slogans actually mean.
You can not properly judge an entire theory, campaign, or platform based solely off of a a quick catchy slogan. The slogan is supposed to get your attention so that you look into these issues with greater depth. Failing to do so makes you uneducated on the subject.
don’t romanticize basic rights
it’s not attractive that a man is a feminist
it’s not sexy that a man finally realizes the prejudice against women and how very oppressed women are
it’s common sense
He’s not a diamond among common stones. He’s a common stone among turds.