Mainstream feminism marginalizes women of colour. It fails to recognize that gender inequality and racial inequality are intersectional.
I get it, being called pretty is not an insult, but it does make me uncomfortable when none of my attributes that actually benefit clients are discussed.
How could he watch a show wherein women are raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and so on? And worse still, how can so many men and women for that matter, defend the show? Or laughably, claim it is empowering to women?
The word slut is the epitome of the double-standard. Throw the word “Slut” at a women and it stings like a bitch, it hits us right in the pride that you assume we don’t possess because we happen to be wearing a mini-skirt.
“Ernest Hemingway writes literature and why Joan Didion writes women’s literature.”
“I was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first.”
So if all feminism is is the belief that men and women should be treated and respected in the exact same way, why and HOW am I still being hit on and asked out by people who do not think of themselves as feminists? And more importantly, why did I continue to date them?
Just like every other man around me, moving from place to place attending to their business, as a woman in a just society I expect the same respect. I expect that same ability to tend to my day to day errands without being told by a man in the street that I should put on a certain facial expression to please him.
Slut shaming looks like My freshmen year of college, When you decided that you disliked me. In all honesty, I am used to being disliked. But this was different.
Feminism’s main goal is to dismantle the evils associated with patriarchy and destroy all forms of oppression, not to put women on a pedestal and say they’re “greater” or “mightier” than men.