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
It’s not a fucking tournament to see who’s got it worse. You don’t get a fucking trophy for having a shitty life because of the society and the people around you who believe in society’s backwater ways. If anything, all oppressed people should be given a damn trophy for making it this far. At the same time, don’t try to use oppression as a way of guilting people. For example don’t say, “Other people have it worse.” when a friend tells you about a problem that they have. It’s pretty obvious that people have it fucking worse.