I felt so angry at the UCSB massacre (an article about this incident and a script of his video’s speech) and the sexism we’re blind to everyday so I drew about my opinions on sexism to channel my rage.
I’m very happy the #YesAllWomen tag is going strong on U.S. Twitter right now. :D
Men AND women, society in general, needs to change the way it thinks about everything related to gender. Whether you want to call it roles, standards, customs, stereotypes, or what have you; we need to re-evaluate what we still consider the givens in gender relations. It’s not that we need to totally get rid of everything, but a lot of the old notions need to be updated. No, even “updated” is not quite the right word. I guess the proper way to explain the situation )as I understand it) is that our old notions need to catch up to reality.
I think it should also be made clear that having a preference or a style unique to you is different from the issues this (what I’m calling an) infographic is trying to address. I’m not sure if this is technically an “infographic,” but it is graphic in that it consists of illustrations and it is informative in that it is informative. This is a very good infographic by the way.
I hope the people most directly affected by this event can find peace. I doubt any of us can really understand what they’re going through. My heart goes out to them all. There really is no excuse for what happened. No matter what your story or disposition, you make your own choices. You cannot blame others for your choices.