Words

Words

“Words used carelessly, as if they did not matter in any serious way, often allowed otherwise well-guarded truths to seep through.”
                                                      ― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

What do you call a woman with an opinion?

Wrong

. . .

Why didn’t you laugh?

It’s just a joke

It’s not funny

Lighten up

It’s sexist

What now

It’s casual sexism

Oh, okay, Madam Feminist

“I’m sorry”

Why do you always have to make a big deal of everything

Because people can hear

Because people can feel

Can’t you just let the little things go

It’s prejudice

It’s just a joke

Thoughtless

Harmless

Rape culture

Not my culture

Arrogant

Not my problem

Privilege

Not my responsibility

Apathy.

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Day Five of Finding Everyday Inspiration: Hook ‘Em with a Quote