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Thu Aug 19, 2021, 07:16 AM

''But it is better than the Taliban'' is a pretty low bar...

With Afghanistan being all over the news cycle, the #NotAllMen crowd are very busy on the feminist interwebs pointing out how lucky we women in the west are cause our patriarchy is not a death cult patriarchy, or somethingÖ

As Laurie Penny once said:
ĎíThe oppression of women is a global phenomenon because patriarchy is a global phenomenon. Itís embedded in the economic and social structures of almost every nation and community on earth. Sexism and misogyny, however, look different across boundaries of culture and religion, as well as across divides of race and class and between generations.íí

Men using the Talibanís resurgence and their inevitable deadly oppression of Afghani women and girls as the bar by which they measure western systemic patriarchy and misogyny, need to stop it. Not being stoned to death is not a legitimate measure of female equality, because of course it is not. Men patting themselves on their misogynist interwebs backs because they donít do that, because of course they are.

That we need to point this out...

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LizBeth Aug 2021 #1
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LizBeth Aug 2021 #3

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 11:36 AM

1. I have had that comment too often. "You should be happy you are not in another country". Ok. Still!

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Response to LizBeth (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 02:32 PM

2. Ah yes, the old

"Shut up and be grateful"

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Response to musette_sf (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 19, 2021, 05:49 PM

3. Lol, yes.

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