As education and businesses are disrupted due to the Coronavirus pandemic, I am providing both consulting for educators and parents, and tutoring for students, via telecommunication.
This is a very personal (as will become obvious) video and one that bears a trigger warning.
It’s a recounting of an assault narrative – it’s not explicitly violent, but the general subject is one with which far too many people have experience, so it may evoke those memories.
Aka “No, really, it’s okay when we’re not in charge of literally everything”
Men absolutely have a role to play in Feminism. It’s just not the role that men are used to playing in society…and that’s kind of the whole point.
Pointing to an existing injustice and saying “that is wrong and must not stand” may create discord, but not division. The inequality is the division. Pointing it out no more “creates” it than turning on a light in a dark room “creates” the room.
While “White Power” and “Black Power” may be superficially similar, both the historical context of the United States and the way each of the phrases are/have been used make them different in extremely meaningful ways.
What is it that evokes nostalgia? What does it say about human memory that we “feel” the past in faded, sepia-toned hues?
It’s rape culture when we dismiss the significance of violations of women’s safety for the purpose of advertisement.
Much of the inequality within our society is not the result of individuals acting out of malice, but from institutional harm – the maintenance of the “just the way things are” status quo – which is often even more harmful.
The Confederate flag is indeed a symbol for everything for which the Confederacy stood, and the Confederacy stood for the maintenance of the institution of slavery, first and foremost.
An argument for why “conversation starters” like “how are you doing?” or “What’s up?” are indeed harassment, and why “innocuous” comments aren’t what men often think they are.