horror movie synopsis
- white family moves into house
- the house got some shit in it
- family refuses to acknowledge that they got some shit in they house
- turns out that shit is some ultrashit
society: dare to be different!
society: whoa not THAT different you freak
pro tip: replace all the mirrors in your house with pictures of leo dicaprio and boost your confidence level at least 150%
Has anybody ever actually gotten salmonella from eating raw cookie dough or are people just trying to stop me from living my life
"i’m not a feminist i just support equality" is 99% of the time code for "i support everyone shutting the fuck up about oppressive systems for the illusion of peace so i don’t have to feel guilty about my benefit from them and my reluctance to effect changes that begin with me"
Honestly the way some people go on it’s like they think all Snape did as a death eater was bake Voldemort cookies. He was one of Voldermort’s most loyal followers, he most likely killed and tortured a LOT of muggles and muggleborns. And did he ever show regret for that? No. Just that the girl he obsessed over died. Wow what a great guy, I really should show him more respect.
This type of semantic squabbling is a very effective way of getting women to shut up. After all, most of us grew up learning that being a good girl was all about putting other people’s feelings ahead of our own. We aren’t supposed to say what we think if there’s a chance it might upset somebody else or, worse, make them angry. So we stifle our speech with apologies, caveats and soothing sounds. We reassure our friends and loved ones that “you’re not one of those men who hate women”.
What we don’t say is: of course not all men hate women. But culture hates women, so men who grow up in a sexist culture have a tendency to do and say sexist things, often without meaning to. We aren’t judging you for who you are but that doesn’t mean we’re not asking you to change your behaviour. What you feel about women in your heart is of less immediate importance than how you treat them on a daily basis.
You can be the gentlest, sweetest man in the world yet still benefit from sexism. That’s how oppression works."