I’m not trying to dictate anything to you. I’m just trying to convey what the pervasive experience of women is — it doesn’t fucking matter if most men are not rapist and harassers because nearly every woman has experienced that — repeatedly. Most people, both male and female have experienced bullying. We all live in a society that condones and turns a blind eye to this. I have two beloved male life partners and a son. I care about a better life for all people because patriarchy has fucked us all over. And, the men who don’t care that the vast majority of women are always looking over the shoulder, always trying desperately to not get raped, can go fuck off! I’m not saying that men have it easy- I’ve already stipulated to the fact that patriarchy harms them too, but on a societal level men are not being harmed to the same degree that women are. The ad spoke to the elements of a dominance hierarchy that hurt both boys and girls, both men and women. If you are offended by that, you might want to take a look at how much you’ve bought in to the dominance hierarchy and how much that truly serves you.

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