What a Misogynistic Culture We Have
Yesterday, I reposted an image and some disgusting comments that were posted on a Facebook page that claimed to be humourous. The picture was of a woman who was obviously a victim of domestic violence and… the SHIT hit the fan! I got all sorts of nasty comments on that post and a lot of people defended the poster/domestic violence, claiming that the woman was asking for it. There were a lot more comments on the main page, which make it clear that it’s the majority opinion – that the woman depicted in the picture asked to be hit, deserved to be hit, et cetra. Kinda reminded me of this public service announcement:
Why is it that when someone violates the bodily autonomy of another, that the woman is automatically responsible and is expected to be the one carrying the blame – no matter what fucked up situation it is? Domestic violence? It was her fault somehow… Rape? She dressed to attract the rapist… Unwanted pregnancy? She shouldn’t have had sex in the first place…
The reason why Julie created this blog and why I contribute to it is because of the fact that simply put – we don’t like how our culture is trying to keep women down. We believe that people should be responsible for their actions and that our culture puts too much of the onus on women whenever the shit hits the fan. The conservatives obviously try to outlaw abortion because it’s about keeping women tied down and unable to fight against assaults to their equality. This is also a problem with the 12 Step movement (a post about that coming soon, I swear it!) and it is a problem with another cult that currently plagues this country, Christianity.
Trolls, do your worst. I’m not going to take the previous post down. Julie’s not going to take the previous post down. In fact, she told me that I might be on to something with this and I think that perhaps a more indepth look might be in order. So, keep your eyes peeled to the Golden Coat Hanger because it’s coming. ^_^