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.
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.
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.
I’m a feminist (and proud to be so) – here’s a short explanation why.