Peeve Week continues here in my little corner of Hoyden About Town.
Today, three things I am sick of reading:
Given the strong links between feminism and peace/anti-violence movements, can we please just expunge these from the lexicon now?
A feminist pointing out that a choice of words has sexist effects is not the same as her putting a series of bullets in your head.
A feminist calling you on your privilege is not the same as her loading you on a truck for the gas chamber.
A group of feminists considering the influence of wider social structures on individual sexual relationships is not a group of people surrounding a child and stoning them to death.
A few blog posts critiquing objectifying imagery are not equivalent to armoured platoons storming into buildings and stripping people’s skin and flesh with flamethrowers.
Get a grip, people. Militancy is organised, violent murder. Get back to me when there’s an epidemic of feminists bombing male-dominated institutions and gunning down peaceful patriarchs in gangs, ok?
ETA: Oh, you can add “feminist firing squad” to that list.
Feel free to peevulate further in the comments section.
Categories: gender & feminism