I stopped calling myself a pacifist when I heard Gandhi told women they should not physically fight off their rapists.
I believe there is such a thing as a non violent fist.
LACUNA COIL - Nothing Stands In Our Way. Taken from the album, ‘Broken Crown Halo’, Century Media Records, 2014.
Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording —all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night.
Quick, messy graphic to explain a concept that seems obvious to me:
We shouldn’t be helping women because they’re related to someone else. We shouldn’t be helping women because someone else cares about them. We should be helping women because they are people.
We should be helping women for their own sake.
Why is that a hard concept for people to grasp?
Une petite traduction pour les non-anglophones (je promets rien quant à la qualité, par avance, milles excuses…):
Sur la photo:
la sœur/ la mère/ la fille/ la femme dequelqu’un.
Nous ne devrions pas aider les femmes parce qu’elles sont apparentées à quelqu’un. Nous ne devrions pas aider les femmes parce que quelqu’un s’inquiète pour elles. Nous devrions aider les femmes parce qu’elles sont des êtres humains.
Nous devrions aider les femmes pour leur propre bien.
Pourquoi est-ce un concept si difficile à saisir pour les gens?
Just another example of how beauty standards and body hate are (and always have been) fabricated.
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