A group of men recently mobbed a group of women in Cologne, Germany in a mass sexual assault. The assailants were described as Arabic or North African, which OBVIOUSLY means they’re im’gants commin’ fer yer wimmen.
This makes for a damn fine rebuttal.
So here’s what I propose we do. Why don’t we just start with the premise that it is a woman’s fundamental right, wherever she is in the world, to walk the streets and not be groped. And why don’t we see this as a perfect moment for men, regardless of our ethnic backgrounds, to get genuinely angry about the treatment of women in public spaces: to reject with fury the suggestion that we are somehow conditioned by society forever to treat women as objects, condemned by our uncontrollable sexual desires to lunge at them as they walk past. Let’s do our best to challenge the rampant misogyny which has gone on worldwide for far too long, and reject whatever lessons of sexist repression we may have been taught. Because women are tired of telling us about this, and exhausted of fighting a battle that for too long has gone overlooked.
Co-signed. We should focus on what we know, rather than what we think.