The war being waged against women in 2012 finds me spending a lot time in a heart-fluttering ALL CAPS rage. There’s so much rage and fear and utter incredulousness that I don’t even know what to do with myself or if I can even articulate this in a way that does come out as many many swear words and strangled nonsense like SJE3J23HSIH83YGGSSLK103NF NG!
The misogyny is everywhere and more blatant than ever. It’s on the TV with tons of white men turning access to birth control into a religious debate. It’s in my Internet news with so many anti-choice bills making their way through various state legislatures. It’s even infecting my favorite pastime, reading, with the appalling and depressing VIDA count. And the music industry? The awfulness that was Chris Brown at the Grammys? I can’t even. . .
What is going on? Why is this happening? The misogyny feels more blatant and more obvious than it ever has before.
Is it that the patriarchy is so afraid of losing any little bit of their massive power that they must try everything they can to keep women down? Is it that men are so blind to their privilege they can’t even see they are waging a war on women?