this was such a good episode of orange is the new black
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
By focusing on the issues of women abroad, and believing that in comparison, there is equality in the United States, you are being explicitly racist - those people have color have so much work to do that we developed world/white people have already done. It also paints a completely monolithic depiction of the countries and cultures being discussed that translates directly to explicit racism when those cultures are encountered here. Instead of pitying other countries’ women, work to end world wide sexist ideology (women’s bodily autonomy as the last poster pointed out) in your own space.