I am over being a woman in our society. I am over being sexualised or victimised or swept under the rug. I am over being told to pipe down, that we’ve “already won the battle,” that feminists are extremists, that “most men aren’t like that,” that it’s my fault if I get raped or sexually abused, that I shouldn’t have babies, that I should have babies, that I shouldn’t have any sex, that I should totally have more sex, that “at least I have a pretty face.”
Patriarchy (via this blog)
- What I mean when I say “patriarchy”: A set of socially maintained systems, values, and ideologies which perpetuate arbitrary and outdated ideas about gender and human sexuality, encompassing social phenomena like homophobia, transphobia, and sexism.
- What people THINK I mean when I say “patriarchy”: A secret brotherhood that meets together once a month to discuss how best to oppress women, and are in control of all of the world’s governments.
BUT MEN – by Robot Hugs.
THIS IS IRONY. IF YOU ARE A MAN, PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS WITH AN ATTEMPT AT HUMOUR. IF YOU DON’T GET IT BY NOW, THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU.
I wonder if someone could design a Twitterbot decoy for these occasions? You could @tag it whenever you start to get into one of the above conversations, and it’ll just wade in and take over for you and make soothing and interested-sounding tweets while you go off and have a bath. Fantastic.