Feminists, I have a pet peeve that I really want to talk about. Namely, this business about women being half the population.
Have you heard this before? An activist is explaining why focusing on women’s rights is so necessary, and as they passionately make their case, they tack onto the end of their speech, “After all, women make up half the world’s population!”
And of course, there’s agreement all around – we can’t perpetuate an injustice against half of the world. That simply won’t do!
I’m not a woman, but I understand the impulse to advocate for women by pointing out just how many women there are. No doubt, it’s compelling to talk about the sheer number of people being denied their autonomy and human rights.
The more people suffering, the greater the injustice, right?
Here’s the thing: I believe in intersectional feminism. I sure hope you do, too. I don’t see this “women are half the world” thing as being intersectional, nor do I see it as being correct.
And perhaps most importantly, I don’t see it as a step in the right direction: It marginalizes other people in a heck of a lot of ways, trying to uplift women at the expense of others – specifically people of marginalized gender and sex.
When I was a wee baby feminist – name-dropping bell hooks in conversation and proudly displaying my new nose ring – I didn’t realize how ineffective and harmful it was to hinge my arguments about women’s rights on a percentage.
It didn’t occur to me until I began my gender transition, living now as a genderqueertrans guy, that the phrase started to rub me the wrong way – because it erased transgender people like me, for starters.
That’s why I’m writing this article.
If we want to make a case for women’s equality around the world, we need to do it in a way that doesn’t erase or harm people of other genders and identities. We need to be bringing in a more intersectional approach.
It’s time we did away with this talking point once and for all. Because as you’ll see, it’s not doing women – or anyone else, for that matter – any favors.
Here are five things to consider the next time you’re thinking of spouting off the “women are half the world” argument.
here we are, on the cusp of
the grand prix final. (and how grateful are we all that they’re taking
the time to have a whole ep before the gpf begins?? i’m pretty
pleased. the pacing of the series has been kinda breakneck since the
grand prix series began, so this is a welcome break… tho, the dramatic
possibilities are, of course, worrying…)
when the reporters
were all talking about how JJ would win the free, so he would get first,
etc etc, and they mentioned how yuri and mickey were tied on
‘competition points’, so yuri would advance… i don’t know if it was
the translation or what, but i was confused about that at first, but
they are talking about the Grand Prix Series Points. here, you can see
them for every skater in series…
that JJ!) so, you can see, both yuri and michele had 22 points.
michele, because he got third (11 points) in both his GPS events, and
yuri because he got second and fourth (13 points + 9 points). the first
tie break rule is whoever got the highest rank in either event goes
forward. so, yuri is entering the GPF with the fewest points, but
there’s no technicality about it - he beat michele for that last slot
fair and square.
I can’t stop singing praises to Emma Watson even if I tried like in one single speech she not only advocated for women to be treated equally as men but also touched on the fact that men are also victims of gender inequality while also acknowledging the fact that she is already incredibly privileged
All of the haters can just sit the fuck down because she just killed the game of life
Ask for honest truth
4:3 things I love
5:4 turns on
6:4 turns off
7:My best friend
9:My best first date
10:How tall am I
11:What do I miss
12:What time were I born
14:Do I have a crush
18:Do I use sarcasm
19:What am I listening to right now
20:First thing I notice in new person
24:Favourite style of clothing
25:Ever done a prank call?
27:Meaning behind my URL
31:How I feel right now
32:Someone I love
33:My current relationship status
34:My relationship with my parents
36:Tattoos and piercing i have
37:Tattoos and piercing i want
38:The reason I joined Tumblr
39:Do I and my last ex hate each other?
40:Do I ever get “good morning” or “good night ” texts?
41:Have I ever kissed the last person you texted?
42:When did I last hold hands?
43:How long does it take me to get ready in the morning?
44:Have You shaved your legs in the past three days?
45:Where am I right now?
46:If I were drunk & can’t stand, who’s taking care of me?
47:Do I like my music loud or at a reasonable level?
48:Do I live with my Mom and Dad?
49:Am I excited for anything?
50:Do I have someone of the opposite sex I can tell everything to?
51:How often do I wear a fake smile?
52:When was the last time I hugged someone?
53:What if the last person I kissed was kissing someone else right in front of me?
54:Is there anyone I trust even though I should not?
55:What is something I disliked about today?
56:If I could meet anyone on this earth, who would it be?
57:What do I think about most?
58:What’s my strangest talent?
59:Do I have any strange phobias?
60:Do I prefer to be behind the camera or in front of it?
61:What was the last lie I told?
62:Do I perfer talking on the phone or video chatting online?
63:Do I believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
64:Do I believe in magic?
65:Do I believe in luck?
66:What’s the weather like right now?
67:What was the last book I’ve read?
68:Do I like the smell of gasoline?
69:Do I have any nicknames?
70:What was the worst injury I’ve ever had?
71:Do I spend money or save it?
72:Can I touch my nose with a tounge?
73:Is there anything pink in 10 feets from me?
75:What was I doing last night at 12 AM?
76:What do I think is Satan’s last name is?
77:What’s a song that always makes me happy when I hear it?
78:How can you win my heart?
79:What would I want to be written on my tombstone?
80:What is my favorite word?
81:My top 5 blogs on tumblr
82:If the whole world were listening to me right now, what would I say?
83:Do I have any relatives in jail?
84:I accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow me with the super-power of my choice! What is that power?
85:What would be a question I’d be afraid to tell the truth on?
86:What is my current desktop picture?
90:Failed a class?
91:Kissed a boy?
92:Kissed a girl?
93:Have I ever kissed somebody in the rain?
95:Left the house without my wallet?
96:Bullied someone on the internet?
97:Had sex in public?
98:Played on a sports team?
103:Am I a vegetarian/vegan?
106:Been to a wedding?
107:Been on the computer for 5 hours straight?
108:Watched TV for 5 hours straight?
109:Been outside my home country?
110:Gotten my heart broken?
111:Been to a professional sports game?
112:Broken a bone?
114:Been to prom?
115:Been in airplane?
116:Fly by helicopter?
117:What concerts have I been to?
118:Had a crush on someone of the same sex?
119:Learned another language?
120:Wore make up?
121:Lost my virginity before I was 18?
122:Had oral sex?
123:Dyed my hair?
124:Voted in a presidential election?
125:Rode in an ambulance?
126:Had a surgery?
127:Met someone famous?
128:Stalked someone on a social network?
131:Helped with charity?
132:Been rejected by a crush?
133:Broken a mirror?
134:What do I want for birthday?
135:How many kids do I want and what will be their names?
136:Was I named after anyone?
137:Do I like my handwriting?
138:What was my favourite toy as a child?
139:Favourite Tv Show?
140:Where do I want to live when older?
141:Play any musical instrument?
142:One of my scars, how did I get it?
143:Favourite pizza toping?
144:Am I afraid of the dark?
145:Am I afraid of heights?
146:Have I ever got caught sneaking out or doing anything bad?
147:Have I ever tried my hardest and then gotten disappointed in the end?
148:What I’m really bad at
149:What my greatest achievments are
150:The meanest thing somebody has ever said to me
151:What I’d do if I won in a lottery
152:What do I like about myself
153:My closest Tumblr friend
154:Something I fantasise about
155:Any question you’d like?
I’m glad I’m not the only one worried that Yuri will get silver. Also glad you mentioned that Yuri has yet to do his FS as well as his SP. That has to be the performance their saving for the GPF.
i wouldn’t say EXACTLY that i’m worried he’ll get silver, i think that if he skates a clean free program, it will a) be f@#$ing amazing, and b) be everything he will have come to do, he will have redeemed himself. but there are just… SO many other really strong contenders… while it’s POSSIBLE yuri could exceed all expectations, even get a world record, he could also do his best and be amazing and end up with silver. how that will affect his mental state… i think he’ll still realize that he’s redeemed himself, but he’s put SO much stock into getting gold with victor (and then it all being over…) so…
however, ABSOLUTELY, they’ve (victor’s) been saying since episode 5 that they’re planning on having yuri peak at the grand prix final. his clean free is going to be GORGEOUS. ican’twait!!! ☆_☆
1: What would you name your future daughter?
2: Do you miss anyone?
3: What if I told you that you were pretty?
4: Ever been told “it’s not you, it’s me”?
5: What are you looking forward to in the next week?
6: Did you go out or stay in last night?
7: How late did you stay up last night?
8: Honestly, has anyone seen you in your underwear in the past 3 months?
9: What were you doing at 12:30 this afternoon?
10: Have you ever told somebody you loved them and not actually meant it?
11: Could you go for the rest of your life without drinking alcohol?
12: Have you pretended to like someone?
13: Could you go the rest of your life without smoking a cigarette?
14: Is there one person in your life that can always make you smile?
15: Is it hard for you to get over someone?
16: Think back five months ago, were you single?
17: Have you ever cried from being so mad?
18: Hold hands with anyone this week?
19: Did your last kiss take place in/on a bed?
20: Who did you last see in person?
21: What is the last thing you said out lot?
22: Have you kissed three or more people in one night?
23: Have you ever been to Paris?
24: Are you good at hiding your feelings?
25: Do you use chap stick?
26: Who did you last share a bed with?
27: Are you listening to music right now?
28: What is something you currently want right now?
29: Were your last three kisses from the same person?
30: How is your heart lately?
31: Do you wear the hood on your hoodie?
32: When was the last time a member of the opposite sex hugged you?
33: What do people call you?
34: Have you ever wanted to tell someone something but didn’t?
35: Are there any stressful situations in your life?
36: What are you listening to right now?
37: What is wrong with you right now?
38: Love really is a beautiful thing huh?
39: Do you make wishes at 11:11?
40: What is on your wrists right now?
41: Are you single/taken/heartbroken/confused/waiting for the unexpected?
42: Where did you get the shirt/sweatshirt you’re wearing?
43: Have you ever regretted kissing someone?
44: Have you hugged someone within the last week?
45: Have you kissed anyone in the last five days?
46: What were you doing at midnight last night?
47: Do you miss the way things were six months ago?
48: Would you rather sleep with someone else or alone?
49: Have you ever been to New York?
50: Think of the last person who said I love you, do you think they meant it?
Honestly I’ll never forget the day when the first Sonic Generations’ trailer appeared,there were so many gold reactions like people thinking they were on drungs or something and it was just a glorious day
and I’m laughing so hard rn because on the other hand this year has just been like