being neutral isn’t being neutral
if you have the privilege of being neutral and you do it and stay silent, it only benefits the oppressors
your neutrality is literally never going to help those who are being crushed by an oppressive system
so don’t feel like you’re a good person for “not picking a side” because that oppressive system loves your passivity
Telling your son not to “be such a girl” lets his sister who overhears the conversation know that being a girl is not a good thing and she should be sorry and ashamed of herself.
It also reminds your son that being a boy is better than being a girl and therefore he is better than any girl he will ever meet.
In russian if you cry you get called a cabbage. Vote to change “dont be such a girl to “dont be such a cabbage” say I.
a message from Anonymous
She served as Secretary of State for the United States from 2009-2013, while the US was busy killing noncombatants - INCLUDING CHILDREN - with drones. Anyone so high up in the US government in the last fifteen years (at least) is implicated in war crimes.
Has Hillary Clinton done some good things? Sure. She’s outspoken about the plight of women and girls worldwide (though those words ring kind of hollow when she’s at least partially responsible for the murder of women and girls when they get in the way of US military interests - or as they’ve termed it, “collateral damage”). But Clinton was/is an agent of US government, and the US government is imperialist, colonialist, classist, racist, and generally oppressive. If you’re not actively speaking against the establishment from within (think Bernie Sanders, socialist senator from Vermont, among a few others - though of course he isn’t perfect), you’re complicit, and Hillary Clinton is complicit.
- student: hey government can I have some money to go to university
- uk government: sure here you go. you'll have to pay it back but only when you're earning £21,000+ a year, and if you don't pay it off after 30 years we'll just write it off, don't worry about it man
- scottish government: nah man just go to uni we ain't gonna charge you
- us government: no. you gotta pay it yourself. upfront. your parents have to save up from the moment you're born. good luck, fucker. you have six months after graduating to start paying loans so you better pray to fucking god and jesus that you have a well-paying job by then or be prepared to be fucked over for the rest of your life.