I don’t want to be a feminist anymore. Like a five-year-old, I want to close my eyes, stick my fingers in my ears, stomp my feet on the floor and scream “No! No, you cannot make me, I won’t, leave me alone!” I am, simply put, too tired. So very, very tired.
I am tired of fighting with my friends. I am tired of arguing that someone groping and slapping my butt isn’t “what I have to expect”, just because I’m at a bar, and the one attacking my butt has a drink in the other hand. I am tired of hearing “boys will be boys” and “when you’re dressed like that …” and “that’s just what guys do”. I am tired of trying to drown those sentiments in loud, repetitive no’s, screamed over and over again, till my throat is sore and my voice weak – just to hear them repeated, as soon as exhaustion threatens to silence me.
I am tired of being afraid. I am tired of seeing someone writing something offensive, sexist, racist, ageist, ableist, somewhere online. I am tired of seeing those writings getting likes and lol’s, and SO TRUE’s. I am tired of being consumed by confusion and anger, typing, typing, typing and typing a seemingly endless response, including research, links and statistics, and then hesitate clicking “submit”. I am tired of knowing that I hesitate because I am afraid of the flood of responses that will come. I am tired of knowing that I will be bombarded with lighten up’s, stop whining’s and get a sense of humor’s for so long, that I will start to wonder if I am indeed wound up too tight, a nagger and humorless. I am tired of the fact that I’m afraid of being called a cunt, even though I don’t find genitalia insulting or demeaning."
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Don’t compare human struggles to those of non-human animals because it is really offensive to non-human animals. They are bought into this world just to be taken out of it. They are killed in their billions just for being born into their bodies. They are looked at as nothing but commodities. They are torn away from their families, shoved in to tiny cages, tested on in labs, killed for their skin. Their lives are put at lower importance than a 5 minute meal. It is estimated that 160 million people have been killed in the 20th and 21st century as a direct result of war. This number is 50 million lower than how many animals are killed for food in 12 hours.
You can compare any human catastrophe or ism to what happens to animals but the fact is it doesn’t even fucking come close. It is comparing a paper cut to an amputation. Non-human animals always have and always will have it infinitely times worse than humans.