File this under, ‘Radical Feminists Have LOST Their Damn Minds!’
UNBELIEVABLE! Ladies … what do YOU think?
Being feminist means more than just organizing under the singular goal of “smashing the patriarchy.”
It also means understanding and acknowledging the ways that race, class, gender, sexuality, age, ability, global location, and citizenship or national identity affect how patriarchy impacts each of us differently.
As a white, cisgender, queer woman with US citizenship, the impacts of patriarchy on my daily life are drastically different from the impacts it has on the lives of black and brown folks in this country, on the lives of gender non-conforming folks, and on the lives of people in other parts of the world navigating the consequences of globalization, US imperialism, and Western capitalism.
And in order to be effective in our struggle, we must always be aware of these intersections and nuances. We must always look past our own immediate experiences of injustice, especially when fighting a system of oppression as far-reaching and diabolical as patriarchy!
1. Border Guards
When I was a teenager, I had a close friend who came from a family of Mexican migrant workers.
I remember going over to her house one day wearing my usual, unkempt uniform of baggy, camo-patterned cargo shorts, an obscure band t-shirt, and an angst-ridden scowl that could wilt flowers.
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Yeah, there’s a reason that page is teetering on bankruptcy. Can you guess what it might be?
They weren’t done. Not even close. It continued…
But let’s have a conversation about the basic origin of camouflage, shall we?
Camouflage is a dye pattern that was initially made to disguise the bodies of soldiers during combat, so that they could stealthily hunt people on opposing armies. Let me repeat this: Camo patterns were made for the purpose of human hunting.
They were designed in order to afford soldiers with the maximum amount of protection while literally gunning down and killing other human beings. In the spirit of feminism, let us not forget our most basic goal: to create and sustain a world in which people inherently value, revere, and actively support each other’s survival.
If you ask me, this original intent can never be separated from our versions of contemporary camo-style fashion, no matter how eccentric it gets.
What rock do these people crawl out from under?
by Doug Giles
Doug Giles, best-selling author of Raising Righteous And Rowdy Girls and Editor-In-Chief of the mega-blog,
ClashDaily.com, has just penned a book he guarantees will kick hipster males into the rarefied air of
masculinity. That is, if the man-child will put down his frappuccino; shut the hell up and listen and obey
everything he instructs them to do in his timely and tornadic tome. Buy Now:The Effeminization Of The American Male
Wear this to the gym and I guarantee you’ll get some comments.
Oh, yes, Ladies, you can wear this shirt. Get yours here.
This is definitely one of the most politically incorrect t-shirts to ever hit the market. It will most certainly
offend the entitled whiners!
Keep Calm and Don’t Be a Pussy!
And the best part? This shirt is made in the USA, printed in the USA, on an American-Made t-shirt