“If You Know Someone Who Doesn’t Believe Sexism Exists, Show Them This”
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Couldn’t finish watching it.
Definitely finish watching it. It gets so much better and uplifting.
You all absolutely NEED to watch this.
A good friend sent this to me and I’m so glad she did. Whenever I talk about sexism to people (usually men) who are dubious that it ‘still exists’ or ‘is really a thing’, this always comes up. I always try and explain how it feels to be in a public space and people around you who think they are ENTITLED, just by their gender, to leer at you, say sexually inappropriate things to you, touch you, or use you for masturbatory purposes. These aren’t isolated incidents. This is sexual harassment on a MASS, cross-cultural scale. Men of all ages, all races, all ethnicities, who don’t believe that what they’re doing is problematic, that a woman’s default state is ‘looking for male attention’, not understanding at all that women exist in and of themselves, not for male enjoyment or validation. There’s a complete lack of both respect and understanding of women’s agency at play here. What these acts reinforce is that the world we live in and move through is predominantly a male space, where men in massive numbers feel totally appropriate and normal using women for their own ends. Just the ability to walk somewhere and know that most likely, you will not have to feel violated or shamed by someone masturbating on you, or shouting something sexually explicit to you, or touching you - that’s a privilege that men have in our society which all women, especially women of colour and trans women, do not have.