Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

oppression is not a competition

this breaks my heart.

How about whiny American men stop using the horrific conditions of other countries just to try to discredit feminism? By that standard, as long as anyone anywhere has it worse, no one can have any grievances. You’re an American suffering from malnutrition and chronic hunger? Too bad! There are kids starving to death in other countries?

All of these assumptions in the comments are part of the problem. When someone says “you idiots have never experienced oppression” to an entire anonymous internet full of different experiences, YOU are in fact the saddest problem.

Oppression isn’t a competition but as long as you pretend it is, you’ll just be contributing to all the bullshit.

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