Belenen (belenen) wrote,

radfem rage

If you find yourself annoyed with my feminism/equalism and/or anti-gender posts, you might wanna unfriend me now because it's only gonna get more so. I've recently started actually speaking up when a post sparks a response in me, because I've gotten to the point where: 1) my upset over sexism outweighs my fear of annoying people; 2) I've realized that misogyny is even more normalized and ubiquitous than I could have imagined; and 3) I've learned enough to be confident that I know what I'm talking about. AND I may be going back to college soon, where I will most definitely be taking gender studies and other response-sparking courses.

I get annoyed with my own awareness -- constantly noticing prejudice and the abuse it engenders is not fun. And reading about the horrifying misogyny going on today -- like women being buried alive for simply seeking the freedom to choose their spouse -- is depressing. I don't post about it because I don't want it in my LJ (and because it would take over), but this shit happens every day. Did you even hear about this? Can you imagine the press it would get if WOMEN buried MEN alive? How many people would be furious and call them evil monsters and far worse? But we're so used to the suffering of women and the abusiveness of men that we just shrug and take it as a matter of course. The articles I've seen on it say "it's horrible that this is done to women" but they say nothing about the men who do it. It's like this crime has no criminals. And the media doesn't report it because it is nothing new, and no one cares -- it's not sensational. The dehumanizing of women is so deep in human culture that we don't even know what it means. We don't know what it means to be human -- only what it means to be male and non-male.

I'm a radical feminist (not the fun kind) and I rage. From now until there is no more rape, no more sexism, no more prejudice or discrimination of any kind.
Tags: rants, social justice / feminism

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.