The truth is that the patriarchal, capitalist values which dominate American society are what allow Spacey and others like him to use their status as rich (often white) influential men to abuse others and never be held accountable. But because powerful perpetrators of sexual violence never face real consequences for their actions, no one knows what real accountability even looks like.
The argument behind SWERF ideology tends to be that sex workers become the victims of sexual objectification, exploitation, and violence; and that, by participating in this kind of industry, sex workers become co-perpetrators of these crimes. While most feminist schools support an individual’s right to choose what sexual activities they do or do not engage in, SWERFs take it upon themselves to tell other people what and what not to do with their bodies.
Mother’s Day, by promoting the concept of an “ideal” family, mother, and mother-child relationship, excludes and alienates families that don’t fit that ideal. As a result, the holiday has become for many people a large source of distress, guilt, and shame.
True representation is about fueling, not appropriating, the causes that the student body is passionate about, and such should be reflected in the platforms of USAC’s 2017 candidates.