have you ever just looked at someone and thought, my fucking god i love you. i love every goddamn ounce. i love your bones and your soul. but I’m a loser, who just doesn’t wanna lose you. i can lose fucking everything, but not you. oh god. not you.
Can you stop crying about how you're constantly oppressed because you're female ?? I'm a female and I feel wonderful. You know where females are really oppressed? Countries like Iraq and Iran. And if you aren't happy with tumblr which is probably the most liberal site there is, then I'm pretty sure there isn't a place where you could go and feel satisfied.
Oh I’m sorry! I didn’t realize that I was talking to the representative of all Western women of every race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, social class, and physical ability. My apologies, your highness. Let’s dismiss all the women before you who have come to me to tell me that my blog empowered them in times when they were oppressed and assaulted, or those who came to me to tell me that they are still being oppressed. Obviously, I try to answer most of them, but these were just the two in my inbox at the same time as your ignorant message:
But hey, one woman coming to tell me “I’m female and I feel wonderful” has really enlightened me. Really, I realize now how wrong it was of me to not keep in mind the privilege of a woman who obviously has little idea what’s going on in her country, or has not read the majority of my blog (cause if you did, you would understand why America needs feminism).
But not only do you fail to see the privilege that you have over other women in your country, but you also have no idea about women in other countries, do you? Cause if you did, you would know that Pakistan had a female prime minister, Rwanda has the most women in parliament in the world, and many other countries who you view as worse-off actually give women more opportunities than the US. Remind me again how many female presidents the US has had? Oh right, 0. And then on one of the most popular news channels in the country, what are people’s opinions on this?
Not to mention, just when I was driving to an appointment today, I heard on the news about more radical abortion laws being passed which politicians themselves admitted that they “pushed back women’s rights 50 years”. Then I came home to find an asshole on my tumblr saying that rape should be allowed if abortion is, and that men are objectified by feminism.
But yeah, women are wooooonderful in the West. We feel great. We are not like those other “savage” countries who give no rights to women. Right?
From one woman to another, it’s great that you have found satisfaction. However, she’s not satisfied. I’m not satisfied. There are many more women that are not satisfied, and yes, there is no where we can go where we will be, but that’s the whole point. Someday, hopefully, every woman in the world will be satisfied, but for that to happen someone has to speak up.
So go ahead and be satisfied, but how dare you tell another that they should, “stop crying about being oppressed,” because you are feeling great?
“There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.”
Bill Hicks (via billhicks)