Your blog claims that men who take up more space than they physically need when using public transport are practicing an "invisible and unconscious expression of power in an everyday, public space." Can men oppress women without even knowing it?The slippery slope is not a fallacy. For some, it's a fundamental approach to life.
Absolutely. I think one of the most problematic aspects of having such an extensive power structure is that a lot of people aren't even aware that how they act affects others. The fact that men get more space in classrooms, at board meetings, and so on, is part of a structural oppression that not everyone knows they're taking part in.
What would you say to those claiming that, in the grand scheme of things, this issue is a "luxury problem"?
My point is that this is part and parcel of the kind of oppression that leads to women being raped, getting lower salaries, and being exposed to violence in relationships.
Monday, September 3, 2012
It never ends
No matter how many times they get what they want, female activists will always find a way to complain about how they're being oppressed: