I will never shut someone down because of their gender, or think less of them because of it. But I will think less of you, and talk shit to you, about you, if you think it’s okay to say “well you’re only treating me like this because I’m a woman”. That’s bullshit. I don’t care if you’re a woman.
I know not everyone is as apathetic to the so-called “differences” between men and women, but here’s a piece of advice for you if you’ve ever used that phrase or anything remotely like it: most people don’t talk down to you or treat you differently, or less than equal, because of your gender. They just don’t. And you should always operate under that assumption, even when it’s not the case.
The only time you should ever even be thinking “it’s because I don’t have a dick” is when it’s brazen, obvious misogyny. When it’s not painfully, laughably obvious, it probably isn’t even there. Don’t make fucking excuses for your shortcomings.
To everyone else…
This applies to you to.
African Americans aren’t special.
Mexicans aren’t special.
Caucasians aren’t special.
Homosexuals aren’t special.
This post may be titled “women aren’t special”, but whoever you are… neither are you.
Pick a fucking label and I’ll tell you the same exact thing: I don’t care, don’t use it as an excuse. They’re all interchangeable. Remove “women” and insert yours here. I still say shove it.
I probably sound like an asshole for saying this.
That can’t be helped though…. I get tired of the so-called “equality” movements. Most of them are filled with people who insist on attributing their problems, failures, and challenges to some ambiguous and largely nonexistent discrimination. I won’t go as far as to say it doesn’t exist, but it isn’t as widespread as the average feminist or civil rights activist would have you believe.
(Inspired, in part, by Anita Sarkeesian; also by innumerable other individuals, events, & incidents.)