Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

oppression is not a competition

thank you so much for this wording

Although I agree its not a competition, in the states WE ARE FREE. If my husband thew acid on me he would go to jail and I would be able to move far away from him with my kids. I can get whatever job I want. I can wear whatever I want. I can go outside alone and rent an apartment. I can fucking drive. I can reject a man. Im not forced to marry some random 70 year old man and be raped everynight and forced to bear his children. Im sorry but I can openly say I dont feel oppressed. Yes its annoying and scary when a guy hollers at me and starts walking towards me, but Im not being oppressed by my entire nation bc of my gender. Too many fems are spoiled brats that think a nasty joke about kitchens is oppressive. How about being set on fire because you are a woman. Think about it.