Why is it so hard to admit that misogyny actually kills people?

27 May

Updated 06/07/17: I have become aware that Ms Green is not only transphobic, but that she is currently dating a white supremacists/Nazi wannabe/’alt-right’ guy. So, while there is a lot of good information and sex positivity in her channel for cisgender individuals, her online presence as a whole, and her current behaviour, speak of deeply held prejudices. “Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres” (you can tell who people are, by the company they keep), after all. If you are gender fluid, you probably will want to avoid watching.

This is the question that Laci Green asks at the end of this video:

DISCLAIMER: NSFW, mostly for language, but it also may be offensive for those people who feel sorry for a mass murderer and advise women to be less stuck up–aka, exercise their right to say “no, I won’t date/fuck you”

 

 

Why is it so hard to admit that misogyny actually kills people?

Because we–all of us, women included–would have to accept our own responsibility for the rampant misogyny in western culture. How we react to the behaviour and comments of the men in our own lives–friends, relatives, children. Or, more to the point, how we fail to react, never pointing out to them, and to those watching, that their comments and behaviours are misogynistic, offensive and unacceptable.

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2 Responses to “Why is it so hard to admit that misogyny actually kills people?”

  1. Lori 27/05/2014 at 9:47 AM #

    Welcome to our world. Men kill women and when we speak up, we’re called feminazis, lesbians or fat. Anything to silence our voices and not point out that male entitlement.

  2. azteclady 27/05/2014 at 12:51 PM #

    Misogyny kills, and in many cases this is sanctioned by actual law: in Pakistan, fathers, brothers, other male relatives, and even former fiancés, can stone a woman to death on the steps of a court building, and be fine.

    Because a woman in Pakistan does not have the right to choose her own husband.

    How far, realistically, is this from telling women that they should not exercise their right to choose they have a relationship with, who they have sex with? From believing that respecting a woman right to choose for herself deprives poor manly, lonely men of their own rights to that woman’s body?

    From not having agency to not having the legal right to choose who to marry–not that far.

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