Just a thing from my tumblr I wanted to share.
And just to make things clear - yes, I'm aware that they are both men and women saying those words to other women. Not only men can be opressive, I know that. And I know that this "burning bras" thing never actually happened, but this is what many many people associate feminism with and this is what I am talking about here.
Oh, and I'm superglad if you never heard those words and never been hurt this way, but only because you were lucky and grew up in a friendly society doesn't mean it's always like that. Here, in Poland, for example, we have a huge problem with that. And not only with unkind words and being rude - but with serious violence. Here, have some statistics about Poland:
38% of public prosecutors and 45% of policemen thinks that woman can not stop unwanted sexual contact if she once agreed, and if she did, she can not report it as a crime.
11% of all polish people thinks that this is not rape if the men was victim's husband.
29% of public prosecutors and 39% of policemen thinks that this is not rape if victim was forced to have sexual contact other way then by physical violence.
18% of public prosecutorsans 32% of policemen thinks that this is not rape if victim was forced to have sexual contacy by physical violence.
That means that for about 20% of public prosecutors and 40% of policemen there is no such thing as rape crime because there's no such kind of behavior they would treat as rape.
Sorry, I had to delete earlier statistics about rape on unconscious women because I couldn't find the source of those statistics and I don't want to mislead anyone.