Designer extraordinaire, I suppose.
Posted by open_sketchbook on Jan 24th, 2011
You know how MSN has a scrolling "news" bar filled with celebrity gossip and stupid videos? I don't care enough to get rid of it, so it's still hanging around on the bottom of my MSN window. Normally I just ignore the inane crap that floats across it, but I saw a "headlight" that set my blood aboil.
"Lady Gaga gets groped by Cheeky Fan in Paris"
Cheeky? Really? This is the word you come up with? What we have here is a little something called sexual assault. The people who commit sexual assault are criminals. It's not cheeky or bold or whatever. It's a violation of personal boundaries and bodily autonomy.
I've been a profeminist as long as I can remember, even if I didn't know the words for it until I was 13. My views have fluctuated massively since then, from self-hating to barely egaltarian at times. However, it never really crossed my mind that it was just dandy to go up to a woman and start touching her. That seems really basic, doesn't it? But the rest of the world doesn't seem to have caught up with my incredible forward thinking that, hey, maybe women shouldn't be touched without their consent? Maybe their body isn't my property?
Next time somebody says that we don't need a feminist movement anymore, ask them when the last time was somebody felt it was their right to grab their junk on the street.