Sexism Is Eating Me Alive
I really need some help and advice. I want to know ways to effectively COMBAT sexism or develop a sense of social justice in my life, instead of just sitting here constantly enraged, thinking about it and hearing people complain about it.
(I am a black woman. ) I think it's really really unfair how racism is that all-important, all-comsumming, vaunted problem especially in the black community, but that men can get away with being sexist. For example you can call women *****, *******, and hos, but you can't call black men *******, coons, or spooks.
Look at these quotes:
"If civilization were left to female hands, we'd still be living in grass huts" -Camille Paglia
"Women should lose the right to vote, because they vote so stupidly." Ann Coulter
Now replace the words female and women with "black" and tell me: would anyone get away with saying these things about blacks? Or would they lose their reputations, be forced to apologize, and risk losing their livelihoods?
WHY ARE WOMEN JUST SITTING THERE AND LETTING PEOPLE GET AWAY WITH PUBLICLY RIDICULING THEM!! It's gotten to the point where I don't even like to show my face in public, I hate people for their sexism and I am ashamed because they see me as a weak woman. And they're right. Because I have been brooding about this for years and have yet to come up with ONE CONCRETE SOLUTION to the problem that is of the caliber of how racial issues are addressed.