Remember, the first stage of dismantling harmful privilege is to listen.
The story seems to go the same way each time that we tell it: we are tired of facing physical, sexual, and verbal threats. However, in the case of harassment, it is also important to recognize a disparity in women’s experiences.
Cissexism is the conscious or unconscious reinforcement of the belief that there are only two genders, determined at birth by one’s genitals. This belief results in the privileging of cisgender people and oppression of transgender, non-binary, and intersex people.
Tone-policing is a way to silence emotion in the movement for equality. To silence emotion in the movement is to silence the movement entirely.
Privilege is a right or benefit, often in the form of power, given to certain people and not others by societal systems based on demographic characteristics like gender, race, wealth, or sexuality.
Women may choose to talk as an attempt to obtain justice, or as a way to gain personal empowerment, raise awareness, and show solidarity. #NotAllMen disrespects that process because it negates the feelings of the women who have chosen to be vulnerable and reveal their wounds.
In Cuba, the Communist Revolution is often portrayed as the “great equalizer,” not just economically but also in respect to race relations. Regardless, there are traces of racial hierarchy and a colonialist mentality which are deeply entrenched in Cuban society
Everything we do – all of our potential success – is dependent upon the quality of our education system.
Do you ever wonder who controls Internet culture? It’s easy to imagine that every person, Mac and mouse in hand, has equal say with just a simple click. But the truth is a little more complex.
Hey, is sexism that thing where you ignore all evidence to the contrary and take up an absurd and laughable position that women possess some sort of ridiculous-imaginary female privilege in Western society, all in what is clearly a sad and pathetic disguised effort to air personal grievances against a handful of women in my life who I’ve felt wronged me? Man, I hate when people do that.