you're reading...
Feminism

Basically, fuck the patriarchy

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when I say “patriarchy”: A set of socially maintained systems, values, and ideologies which perpetuate arbitrary and outdated ideas about gender and human sexuality, encompassing social phenomena like homophobia, transphobia, and sexism.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

2013-10-10-But Men

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.

Advertisements

About writehandedgirl

Sarah is a writer who is passionate about social justice, feminism, politics, and cats. She is a columnist and poet and currently lives in Nelson. You can follow Sarah on Twitter (@writehandedgirl) or read more of her writing at writehanded.org

Discussion

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Writehandedgirl on Twitter

%d bloggers like this: