Trump’s minimalist approach to Syria and its refugees is hypocritical and puts lives at risk.
There are many aspects of menstruation that are continuosly misunderstood including the basic processes that constitute the menstrual cycle, who experiences menstruation and its symptoms, or which symptoms are “normal” and which are more dangerous.
The reality is, gender exists on a spectrum — not a binary. So people who identify as one extreme of the spectrum, even if it does not match up with one’s biological sex, are equally valid, and those who identify as a woman should not feel like any less even if they were not born biologically female; what matters is how they feel and identify within.
To those readers who are of a more progressive nature, let me reiterate that it is not your job to constantly actualize activism and cure everyone, primarily those with whom you are close, of the aspects of their principles which you may find distasteful.
Postcolonial feminism resists Euro-American feminists’ tendency to universalize the shape oppression takes for women in various sociopolitical and historical contexts.
Our words have the ability to re-write narratives, redistribute power, and shift understanding in whatever direction we choose. They are not neutral objects of little significance and should never be disregarded, especially as we enter this new “post-truth era.”