Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan
Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.
You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.
As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.
Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.
My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.
You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.
So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.
“oppression is not a competition”
thank you so much for this wording
And jackasses who use tragedies like this as a “GOTCHA FEMINISTS!!” card hardly care about South Asian women.
i’m just going to leave this here
america can’t come to terms that they’re biggest human rights violators in the entire world.
Just look at all of their faces individually
all i can see is james potter, kingsley shacklebolt, and sirius black high fiving in an ootp meeting
the one on the back is remus?
I will never not reblog this gif set whenever it comes across my dash.
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here.
why the FUCK are you positing sex workers as lesser human being and trying to separate and sanitize their skillset instead of recognizing that sex workers are human beings who deserve respect, go to hell you bastards
He or she never actually said that?
They just said its sad that people don’t see that this is art and beauty and stigmatize it as something sexual.
By implying that this post is discriminating sexual workers you are actually just confirming what the person said. Maybe you just interpreted it that way, because the last time I checked sexual workers were included in all people.
Because let’s face it, strippers are incredibly talented, artistic and graceful people and by reducing them on the sexual aspect, the artistic aspect get’s lost.
And as long as people don’t see that pole dancing is way more than just a sexual show for their or others enjoyment, its not getting the recognition it deserves. Like being a olympic discipline.