“The Islamic veil was not an issue for the Bolsheviks under Lenin. The mass assault on the veil was launched in 1927 by Russian chauvinists and Stalinists, a frightening harbinger of the calamity of forced collectivisation a few years later. Forced unveiling was a…
Activist women dislike it when you fetishize their political interest or activity.
If you’re like ‘ohhh I love that fire about you, I feel like you’re going to change the world’ it doesn’t make us fall at your feet, it just makes us cringe. It demonstrates that you have totally failed to…
I was shocked to see parts of the very Left which regularly slams patriarchy, and condemns sexism and misogyny, unconditionally defending a man who has been accused of rape. I was shocked seeing parts of the Left defending a man who had unprotected sex with a woman who had specifically not consented to having unprotected sex. A man who initiated sex with a woman who was asleep. A man who admits these things, and does not call them rape! And this Left was not even mentioning the word rape – as if it’s not important, as if the wrongs and rights of this man canceled each other out.
I was shocked to see this Left coming up with every excuse in the book for this man. That sometimes people admit to things they haven’t actually done, that the women were CIA agents, that one of them even had the audacity to look happy and throw a party in the days after allegedly being sexually assaulted.
As a woman, this sent me a clear message: if you happen to be sexually assaulted by a man who has done good political things, you better not speak up. Because you will be silenced. You will be called a liar, and people will support the man, because powerful men can get away with these things.
This really shit 20th October protest poster she made (unknown to me it was her) was being shared all around Facebook….like it literally just had the logo randomly all over it an it was an embarrassing MS paint job. I commented on my friends share of it like ‘who on earth designed this, it looks like someone just got bored and scattered logos everywhere’ and she basically sent me a really shitty message on Facebook.
So I sent her a big apology cos i’m just forever awkward and then she messaged me again. awwwks
having to check you dad is alive regularly is not okay. I’ve largely become immune to it cos i’m away and am so used to it but I feel bad for my sister being stuck in Portsmouth and having to do these things….one day soon she is going to find him dead and that fucking kills me man.
annoyed though that my hours have been properly slashed for V festival though cos I needed the money so that sucks…but on the plus side i’m getting in for free, being paid with free drinks and hardly have to work!
and less hours = working on a bar close to the mainstage which makes it so much nicer cos you can just dance and sing around the bar to pass time