“Someone being uncomfortable is not equivalent to rape.”
No-one said it was. Just because worse things happen, it doesn’t mean we can’t discuss lesser problems.
“The truth is, victim culture seeks to prolong pain and suffering as a badge of honor, not healing.”
Yes, taking what’s happened and using it to grow and overcome it is freeing. But I found that acknowledging that I was a victim and sitting with it a while was part of the process of changing from victim to survivor. But there are still moments when I am the victim again, when I struggle to function and/or when my past haunts me. For this reason, I…
Urgh, identity politics is another phrase that’s been twisted by those who don’t want to accept they have advantages that keep them in a comfortable place while others suffer. If they can blame others for their misfortune, they dont have to think about the injustices they benefit from.
That’s exactly it. They think decency and humility are for other people, and that women are second-class human beings, if they even see us as human. And you know what? A lot of them will be the bearded beta hipsters the bros think will connect with the message. Nope, the male fauxminists have got their back. You put it really well in describing…
I agree with her. Proper procedure and respect for parliament has gone out the window and no-one is held to account. I wouldn’t trust them to keep their side of the bargain. I do hope the rug is pulled from under the Conservative Party soon.
I like the idea. I find that I’m able to visualise my goal, but not the steps. Or that I can’t get started. But this method turns the process into a series of small goals, making it more achievable, psychologically rewarding, and still hones the skills you’re trying to develop.
They really are just looking for ways to be upset at “PC culture”. I remember a few years ago that one of the panels at the NUS conference voted to use “jazz hands” (interestingly, no report mentioned it was sign language, further trivialising it) just in their space. Cue the reactionary press response saying that all students everywhere are delicate…
The saddest thing is that we’ve designated some emotions as not being for one gender or another, more so than the ones we do associate with it. We’re all capable of feeling a wide range of emotions, and closing some of them off denies us the full human experience. No wonder gender roles can leave us feeling so unfulfilled.