My recent experience with sexism.
One of my friends, Katherine, recently posted a picture of a t-shirt that says, "I had an abortion." I expressed my concern that these sorts of shirts are likely to be counter-productive by provoking the opposition to mobilize. She responded by saying, "Thank you for your straight white man's opinion on how women should ask for their rights. I do not care to engage with you when you continually speak from a position of unrelenting privilege."
I regard this as being extremely sexist and racist. Is it wrong of me to comment on the strategy involved in maintaining equal treatment under the law or do you think it's none of my business because I'm a white male?
I'm concerned that there are a lot of people who share Katherine's attitude.
My two cents:
I think what she was questioning is "who gets to decide what is counter-productive and what isn't? and especially to an issue that affects my body?" whether or not she was a jerk about it, wev, that's a diff debate. & if you are going to write "I had an abortion" on the front a t-shirt, I'm pretty sure provocation is what she was going for anyway. Maybe instead of "expressing his concern" this guy could have asked her why she wants to bring up this issue in a provocative manner & maybe understand where she's coming from before he decides if its counter-productive.
What do you think?