The campaign slogan of a certain Collingswood school board candidate “Do your duty/vote for Moody” is unfortunately reminding me of the campaign slogan my dad tried to get me to adopt in my (failed) campaign for student council in 7th grade.
“Don’t be a drip/vote for Sipp”
Needless to say, my political acumen came from the other side of the family…
One of the most common microaggressions women complain about is walking down the street and being told by strange men to “smile”.
It’s aggravating because it’s an assertion of this male entitlement, of course … asserting a right to have women decorate his environment with pretty smiles, whether they want to or not. But it’s also because it’s so fucking illogical. Why on earth would women walk down the street just grinning for no reason? … The only way you believe that this even makes sense is if you grant women no right to an interior life at all, but instead see women as nothing more than living dolls that exist to serve men’s desires.
This. Plus one thousand.