I’m really tired of seeing “unarmed black man” when they’re referring to Michael Brown.
HE WAS 17 AND HAD JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. HE WAS A CHILD. HE WASN’T EVEN OLD ENOUGH TO BUY CIGARETTES YET
Michael Brown was an unarmed black child who was gunned down because of some cowardly ass white cop. Please do not let them say anything different
You haven’t gotten “dumber.” Depression can really mess with your cognitive skills, making focusing and remembering things really hard!
Just another reason recovery is worth it.
actually studies have shown that memory and depression are directly linked; depressed…
I have a horrible memory and people act like it’s a moral failing, like if I forget something, I must not think it’s important enough to remember. Nope. Just depressed. And ADHD.
i don’t understand why the word “terrorism” hasn’t come up yet. this is literally an attack on unarmed, innocent american people by armed and aggressive forces. this is terrorism, these white people are terrorists, and they are attacking america by holding an entire town of it’s citizens hostage, sequestering them, and acting with brutality against them.
aint nobody calling them terrorists cause they save that title for the brown people
I think it’s unnecessary and harmful to tell people who face oppression not to fight for their rights because other people face different or “worse” oppression. Yes, of course there are privileges women can have that protect them from certain levels of oppression. But forcing a comparison on women in rich Western countries vs. women in exploited nations is not helpful or necessary because those two female experiences don’t negate each other.
In every region on earth inhabited by humans, there exists sexism ranging from benevolent to extreme violence. Yes, certain issues are more common in specific regions, some laws have been passed in some countries but not in others, and culture effects how common certain oppression sare. But ALL of these things are fed by the SAME patriarchal ideas and they are ALL connected.
The pyramid of oppression shows how there are multiple levels involved in the subjugation of a group of people that are deeply interconnected and supportive of the same hierarchy. Trying to silence those who mostly or only experience the bottom three tiers is actually a way of REINFORCING and continuing that oppression, by implying that because other things are worse, the less worse things should be ignored. Treating them like mutually exclusive issues or making statements like “American women shouldn’t complain because [reference to extreme misogyny in a poorer country].” helps absolutely no one and is only used as a tactic to silence women who are trying to talk about their experiences.
You can point out the ways women are oppressed in exploited nations without silencing women in Western countries or shaming them for wanting to talk about their own experiences with misogyny. No true activist for women’s rights across the globe would EVER tell a woman that her story of how the dress codes are her school reinforce a sexist double standard is somehow taking away from a woman in India telling her story of being raped. ALL these things happen on the same planet and ALL women deserve better.