Nothing to kick a shitty morning in the ass like surprise Doctor/Jack fic on your dash :33333
actual thing that just happened
- me: your attitude is insulting to both LGB people and women
- kid: well I think YOUR attitude is insulting to MEN and STRAIGHT people
at metro station and one of these two girls near me is explaining SPN to the other very excitedly omfg
society demands women be prepared for anything in order to prevent ourselves from being harmed in any and every way, shape, or form possible, and if we aren’t then whatever happens is our fault, but the second this self care prevention involves endangering tits for them to ogle at, we’re ‘copping out’
Are you for women or are you for the working class?
This wrongheaded and actually dangerous way of framing the question of struggle appears again and again under capitalism. Sometime even from the Left.
Two days ago Counterpunch published a disgusting article essentially deriding Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and her decision to have breast surgery. The word ‘tits’ was thrown around, as was later revealed, to attract hits on the article on the internet! Social Worker’s, Sharon Smith, wrote an excellent rebuttal which Counterpunch refused to publish. You can read the article below.
And now the editors of Counterpunch are attacking Sharon and SW for what they claim is us backing a rich woman and playing identity politics as opposed to class politics.
This is not just a disgusting defense of sexism by Counterpunch—it is actually a well worn and dangerous strategy to divide our side.
Using sexism or racism does not strengthen anti-ruling class politics. It weakens it.
During the anti-Right to Work demonstrations in Indiana, male AFL-CIO members chanted “Mitch the Bi***” against the then governor Mitch Daniels who had passed the RTW law. Socialists and revolutionaries at the demo argued against the chant. Why? Because using a sexist slur, even though aimed at the enemy, would not attract more women to your project, it would deter them.
We need to use ideas and words that unite us.
If Obama were attacked for his race, Thatcher attacked for her gender, or Dick Cheny’s daughter attacked for her sexuality—socialists should be the first to protest. This does not mean uniting with Obama or Thatcher. It means standing in solidarity with people of color and women who are oppressed by the policies of Obama and Thatcher. *Our* struggles use the language of solidarity and inclusion we don’t use the rotten, filthy stereotypes the ruling class forged for us.
So fuck you Counterpunch, or anyone else who want to use ‘tits’ to get hits on their website: I will not trade my class politics for my gender or sexuality.
why does the english language not have a satisfying equivalent for “spurgu”