The conversation that we had in class yesterday was very interesting. I always knew that very conservative people would to refuse to talk about sex and gender, but I did not realize that many of the people who I know came from this kind of background. I think what people think about gender and sex depends on the education very much. We to teach everybody about this kind of stuff regardless of gender, sexuality, race, and age. The society is not yet beyond gender; women around the world are being oppressed and even violated at different levels. Feminists in history have come a long way, and there is still a long way to go. Gender stereotyping is bad for everybody, so it is also important for all of us to join the movement.
Posting up here until there's a new thread - I think the debate that we had before the gender group's presentation on Thursday was very meaningful, although I strongly disagree with the other team's opinion. I do not consider myself a radical feminist, or even a so-called "feminazi," but I think it is crucial for people to realize that gender inequality exists, and as women we need to deal with it every single day. It is completely unfair for women to be body shamed, slut shamed, discriminated against for religious or other kinds of reasons. I do not know if any of you have seen this on the news, but the state of Ohio has just passed an anti-abortion law that bans pregnant women from getting abortions if the fetus's heartbeat could be detected, which usually happens within only 6 weeks after the women were impregnated. This law applies to all pregnant women, regardless of the reason why they got pregnant - even if they were raped. The whole reason why they are doing this is that the conservative religious people think that fetuses are considered people as well, and abortion is murder. It is totally terrible and unfair legislators completely ignored the women's rights and forced their religious view on all people. The legislators also quoted Trump when they were trying to defend this law. I can only imagine how the feminists in Ohio are feeling right now, and I hope people realize that things like this could happen to all of us if we do not speak up for ourselves.