One thing that I like to do in my spare time is read feminist blogs and be angry about how many idiots there are in the world. Maybe that doesn’t sound like the best time ever but I really do enjoy it, and to be honest I get angry about all the idiots I see on a daily basis as well. It’s always good to know someone else is angry as well.
I found this video on Genusfolket (in Swedish) the other day, and it made me so angry. It mostly made me laugh because it’s a hilarious video, but the bit where he is talking to men is the most aggravating thing I have ever seen. How deluded do you have to be when this conversation makes sense to you?
You: I harass women on the street because it makes them feel good!
Interviewer: literally 100% of the women I’ve spoken to say it doesn’t make them feel good at all.
You: …no, I still think it makes them feel good!
Seriously? Men like this make me want to be violent. Men like this make me want to dress so they will be scared of me. Men like this make me motivated to never, ever change my behaviour because of theirs.
The only thing I like about what they’re saying is that it seems they genuinely believe in they’re doing us a favour. If they are being genuine about it, telling them enough times that what they are doing does not make us feel good should bring about a change in their behaviour. It would mean that a non confrontational “please stop, you’re making me feel intimidated” ought to bring about an apology. I’m not holding my breath, though.