Is there no end to what we will do to chickens.
a steal at any price
MY KINGDOM FOR WINCHESTER SHOES
you know…i just saw a gif set for the “invisible war” movie about rape in the US military. and i have all sorts of mixed feelings about it, first and foremost, not being able to even watch the fucking thing, because holy FUCK triggering. but—also—it was *F*eminists that pushed to get women to be able to serve. it was a sign of true empowerment and full citizenship, they said. i don’t know if people remember when that whole fight was happening. but i do. cuz that was probably the first time i ever thought to myself that i absolutely was not a *F*eminist then.
and this is where i get just outright angry—cuz if *F*Eminism were a “movement” as we keep being told—*F*eminism would take that whole invisible war movie as a direct critique of its goals. and they would be *taking responsibility* and reflecting on how their movement affected and changed the lives of the women they claim to be acting in the name of. they’d be fully aware of the fact that it’s working class poor women of color who are the majority of women in the military, followed up by working class white women. they’d be aware that they created a choiceless choice that middle class/rich white women who pushed for it are largely NOT going to be taking. they’d be asking themselves—ok, wait. we had an analysis of militarism and how rape was a part of it BEFORE we pushed to get women into the military—why did we think it wasn’t going to happen AFTER we get women in the military?
they’d be asking—what can we do now to help, how can we be working to create legitimate economic alternatives for women who don’t want to join the military, how can we help women already in the military etc etc etc.
instead, we get what we always get. news cycle outrage and just—ignorance of the problem UNTIL there is a news cycle because none of the *F*eminists that pushed for women to serve in the military are IN the military and have NO connections at all to that community.
they aren’t going around doing their speaking tours to military baracks any more than they are to welfare offices.
Louise Bourgeois, buying into the tortured artist thing big time.