The “wives, sisters, daughters” line of argument comes up all the fucking time. President Obama even used it in his State of the Union address this year, saying,
“We know our economy is stronger when our wives, mothers, and daughters can live their lives free from discrimination in the workplace, and free from the fear of domestic violence.”
This device, which Obama has used on more than one occasion, is reductive as hell. It defines women by their relationships to other people, rather than as people themselves. It says that women are only important when they are married to, have given birth to, or have been fathered by other people. It says that women are only important because of who they belong to.
Women are not possessions.
Women are people.”
This was a triumph
I’m making a note here:
It’s hard to overstate my
We do what we must, because
For the good of all of us
But there’s no sense crying over
You just keep on trying
And the science gets done, and you make a
For the people who are still
heavy trigger warnings for rape.
all right, I’ve calmed down enough to post this, and hell fuckin’ no I ain’t blurrin’ out names.
hi my name is rachael, and this is why feminism is still needed. I have nothing else to say.
yooooo if you wanna know what the fuck i was so mad about, read the following and spread it please!!
Okay this is just one of those things that will never not make me angry. HOW THE HELL ARE THEIR PEOPLE THIS INSENSITIVE OUT THERE? How can they not see how they could be hurting someone? Do they even do their research before opening their mouths on such a sensitive subject? Then when Rachael informed them that she was a rape victim they just told her not to be butt hurt about it. How can people be this cruel? It just hurts me to see that there is this kind of cruelty in the world. I really hope that someday there will be some kind of solution to this ignorance. I hope that if Rachael sees this she knows that she is not alone and that things will go alright for her. Like I just want to give her an award or something for not putting up with this kind of ignorant bullshit from these people.