Hardly anything bothers me more than women dismissing other women’s concerns.
“Oh, come on. You’re not that oppressed. No woman I know deals with that. Women and their victim complexes these days….”
And I get it. Sexism, misogyny, and oppression are not often words that describe my personal day to day experience as a woman.
I have never experienced workplace discrimination. I am paid the same wages as my male counterparts. I have never been catcalled, sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, or raped. I have never felt slut-shamed or body-shamed. My husband wouldn’t even think to tell me to submit or remember my place as his wife. I can think of only two guys in my life who treated me differently than they treated men (or perhaps I imagined it).
The only real sexist discrimination I faced came from a fundamentalist church that I no longer attend and ideologies from my past that…
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