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"That is just revolting. And it must be really mind-boggling for a lot of women to see a woman defending such absurdity. I mean, how are feminists to expose this kind of narrative for what it is – it seems, [...]" · View
  • Gus commented on the blog post Terri Proud should not be so proud   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    That is just revolting. And it must be really mind-boggling for a lot of women to see a woman defending such absurdity. I mean, how are feminists to expose this kind of narrative for what it is – it seems, pure misoginy – and to expand the framework of discussion regarding those issues? How are [...]

  • Gus posted an update:   2 years, 4 months ago · View

    That is just revolting. And it must be really mind-boggling for a lot of women to see a woman defending such absurdity. I mean, how are feminists to expose this kind of narrative for what it is – it seems, pure misoginy – and to expand the framework of discussion regarding those issues? How are feminists to recover and reclaim the discourse for so long now so backlashed? And specially in the US, how can coherense be brought (back?) to public discussion, when paroles like ”take the government off our backs” and ”put the government inside her uterus” coexist?

    If someone is to take this kind of reasoning seriously, perhaps it would be better to radicalize the approach. Like forcing eletronics consumers to watch working conditions of third world workers and the consequences of the dump of those same products (abroad and home) on the health of voiceless human beings. Perhaps it would be the case to oblige smokers to watch working conditions on tobacco plantations, as well as the not infrequent cases of serious pesticide intoxication suffered by workers. The same for everyone who eats meat, buys clothes, drives cars, etc. And perhaps it should also be mandatory, in schools, to teach and show kids and teenagers about the devastating effects of humiliating women through these procedures. The terrible effects on families who could not afford having one or more children and who were denied the right to family planning and birth control. Then, at least, we would not be giving hypocrisy a bad name, and would perhaps have an overall more conscious society.

    Best of luck on these current and upcoming fights!

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