Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Talking with a hipster slacktivist, and this happens...

Slacktivist:
I just don't get what we're supposedly doing wrong as feminists. I was talking with this black girl on campus about it and she said we need to bring women of color into feminism more. As leaders. Like, we're supposed to just suddenly bring a bunch of women of color into our movement, you know, POOF, diversity! Feminism IS inclusive!
Me:
Well, I bet you could start by not saying "our movement" when talking to people in general, acting as if you're doing women of color a favor by letting them tag along.
Slacktivist:
But we're all WOMEN. Like with ovaries and stuff.
Me:
What about trans women?
Slacktivist:
What about them? Isn't that more like gay rights territory?
Me:
Um, that's so not inclusive.
Slacktivist:
Why? I don't get it.
Me:
No, you don't.
Slacktivist:
...
Me:
...
Slacktivist:
So wait... just because a black trans woman could get her feelings hurt I can't say "our movement" any longer? Why? Isn't that a little oversensitive.
Me:
For fuck's sake... You don't get to arbitrate what's being oversensitive. FUCK.
Slacktivist:
What? You're super touchy, like oversensitive.
Me:
*facepalm*

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  11. hyperspectral said: You are over sensitive.
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