In my Harlem Renn. Literature class we were talking about the sexual repression of one of our characters. And we started discussing how this character’s fight against this inner repression by acknowledging her oppresion could be considered feminist (YA THINK?) And a girl in my class was asked by the professor to define feminism for the purposes of this discussion, and she started her definition by saying “I dont know if there are any feminists in the class, i dont mean to offend….blah blah blah”
The muscles in my face revolted against my brain and i made the ugliest face at this girl because i was so freaking pissed!!
This class is almost all women (one man in the class) in a very liberal school, and yet it still isn’t assumed we’re feminists? It isn’t assumed people who are intellegent and comfortable talking about FEMALE SEXUAL REPRESSION DUE TO THEIR MALE COUNTER PARTS we are feminists? YOU ARE A MOTHER FUCKING WOMAN YOU FUCKER!! Do you not believe you should have equal rights?
Fuck you. Fuck your ignorance. Fuck your internalized misogyny (previous statements of hers had me snap a pen in half.) Fuck your condescending tone when saying “feminist.” AND FUCK EVERYONE ELSE IN THE CLASS WHO WASN’T AS OFFENDED AS I WAS AND STILL CLEARLY AM.
…and then fuck me for not saying any of this in class.