Did you ever stop and think that maybe I don’t give a single iota of a shit about what you think and how you feel?
"I dont like rape or any of that stuff"
Literally oh my god
I used to be really nice about my feminism (When I ided as a feminist) and stuff, even went as far as to say I DON’T MEAN ~*ALL*~ MEN!!!!!!!
And men still didn’t like what I had to say.
Men still treated me like shit over what I had to say.
I still was on the receiving end of violence, harassment, assault, and then microaggressions.
So fuck it.
Going an extra mile to be kind to the people who’re treating me like that doesn’t make them stop, so just fuck it.
Men won’t like us no matter how nice we are, as long as we aren’t subservient.
I was this tone policing anti misandry feminist, very careful about not hurting men’s feelings, very sleek and tactful, but that was at the beginning. That was when seeing the backlash, seeing men trying to dominate conversations, men being openly misogynistic, men being offended at innocent, politically thoughtful posts and wanting to get revenge by twisting them into rape apologies or something equally as vile, was only beginning to frighten me. I always thought misogyny is not rampant at all but then I saw. I’ve grown tired after some time, and I stopped thinking feminists like MM are overreacting and they use feminism as an excuse to hate on men; I stopped thinking they are unreasonable. And I stopped thinking they enjoy this. I’m so mentally exhausted sometimes that I feel like crying. It’s scary that no matter how much you sometimes want to turn your feminist consciousness off, you can’t. And when you are this raw, when everyone is constantly touching your skinless body (despite you asking them not to, despite being patient in calm in explaining why it hurts you, sometimes you see them doing it on purpose, like hurting you was this year’s joke), after some time you lose the ability to grit your teeth and smile through it and to brush it off as just one accident, because you realise you miscalculated and accidents like this happen to you more often than you thought they would, they happen everyday. And you just start screaming.
You can’t just start the clock on 9/11 and forget 50 years of unjust oppressive Western foreign policies in the Middle East.
Thank God someone finally said this. I’m so sick of stating that Western intervention and invasion of other countries fuels terrorism only for people to respond 'They did 9/11 first!'
In 1953 the UK & the US staged a coup of the democratically elected leader of Iran and installed a dictator who was more to their liking. Today the US continues to support brutal dictators (such as in Saudi Arabia) where it suits them to do so. Palestine has been occupied for decades. The list of Western imperial foreign policies over the past decades could go on and on.
9/11 was not only a result religious extremism and it certainly was not because 'they hate our freedoms.' Terrorism is often primarily politically motivated and anyone who is serious about preventing it had better take some fucking notice of this fact.