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I did an experiment the other day. I spent 24 hours counting the number of times you were spoken to,
The other day was a pretty ordinary day – I got up, running late, and went to work. Spent the day doing my job. In the evening I caught up with a friend, then I went home and went to bed. I want you know that I didn’t go out of my way to look for these things about you,
Here are some highlights about women like
* A celebrity known for shooting you, holding a knife to your throat and threatening to kill you and three others was lauded for his new TV comeback, a show called “Anger Management”: the title ‘hilariously’ leveraging his history with you. Described by the network as “Charlie Sheen’s got his groove back!” the show will be advertised most nights, if we were planning on watching the TV.
* Women are advised to consider the “comfort” of other passengers when choosing their clothes, as a woman was asked not to board a flight in the US because her neckline displayed too much cleavage. (To this I would respond: 1 – how comfortable would boob airbags be? & 2 – our breasts are attached to the front of our bodies, which means unlike Harry Potter, they aren’t easily just hidden under the stairs. Sorry
* In a management meeting at one of Australia’s biggest freight companies, Toll Priority, you were asked to leave the room during a “team building exercise”, so that the men could make jokes about fucking donkeys and wear aprons with pretend penises on them. Sounds like a pretty lame party, right, but these are your workmates: their idea of “bonding” with the “team” means “no women allowed”.
* A law passes in Arizona that states that pregnancy begins two weeks before conception. Exciting news,
And all that was just before breakfast. I hope you can keep up with everything you’re supposed to take from these stories
A man rewarded for his violence against women teaches you that, “there’s no point telling anyone about it; what he does to you doesn’t matter.” Someone being kicked off a flight for having “too much cleavage displayed” says “your body is always being looked at and judged” and “your sexuality is for others to demand or repress, not you.” Sexual harassment in the workplace says, “women don’t belong here”. And Arizona, that hot, fascist little state in the freest country in the whole world says “a cluster of cells inside you is more important than all your thoughts, experiences, struggles and hopes put together,
Over the rest of the day I counted the number of sexist words they said about you,
At the end of the day I went to bed with a blinding headache from taking on what you take on,
— Courteney Hocking