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She said 'Be kind' to the children protesting displays of their male teacher's fetish

She said 'Be kind' to the female athlete protesting the male athelete winning her race

She said 'Be kind' to the woman protesting a man's presence in her communal showers

She said 'Be kind' to the hospitalized woman protesting a man's presence in her ward

She said 'Be kind' to the raped woman protesting a man's presence in her shelter

She said 'Be kind' to the imprisoned woman protesting a male rapist sharing her cell

She said 'Be kind' but the kindness she's demanding only goes one way

She said 'Be kind' as she lay prostrate before her male masters

We said 'No' as we will not join you in your prostration

We said 'No' as we stand for women's sex based rights

She said 'Be kind' to the children protesting displays of their male teacher's fetish She said 'Be kind' to the female athlete protesting the male athelete winning her race She said 'Be kind' to the woman protesting a man's presence in her communal showers She said 'Be kind' to the hospitalized woman protesting a man's presence in her ward She said 'Be kind' to the raped woman protesting a man's presence in her shelter She said 'Be kind' to the imprisoned woman protesting a male rapist sharing her cell She said 'Be kind' but the kindness she's demanding only goes one way She said 'Be kind' as she lay prostrate before her male masters We said 'No' as we will not join you in your prostration We said 'No' as we stand for women's sex based rights

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[–] Julie92845 3 points Edited

I definitely support being kind. If, for instance, I am out in public and encounter a trans woman, I'm going to treat him with the same respect I'm giving any other stranger. That's being kind.

If he tries to go into a women's changing room though and the other women in there don't like that, it isn't unkind of them to speak out about their space being violated. It is in fact unkind of him to violate their space.

I'm all for being kind. But what they're asking for is not kindness. It's capitulation.

[–] BlueToyotaTacoma Student Poster 17 points

It's why I have decided to stop feeling guilty all the time. My dad tried to make me feel like shit because he has a way of making his victims feel like they're the perpetrators. He is a narcissist and these men are the same. I don't owe anything to narcissistic men and neither do any of you. I don't care if he calls me a "little shit," a "manipulator," or anything else. Similarly, I don't care if they call me a "transphobe" or "bigot" or whatever. These men are just as bad as my dad. They are exactly the same kind of toxic person.

I'm sick of being made to feel small by men. When it comes to narcissists I'd rather be an "asshole" than a handmaiden.

Yep, it's just a new way of acting out abuse. No more carrying a guilt that is now ours!

I think I’m a kind person in many ways. Do unto others and all that. However, if someone hurts or threatens me or any woman, emotionally or physically, all bets are off. When I was young, I probably would have been a handmaiden, because I was too nice and had low self esteem. Aging sucks. But I’m grateful that age and experience have made me much tougher and willing to stand up for myself and others. Now that I live next to one of my nieces, I intend to make her tough and independent at a young age.

"Be Kind" ever more clearly reveals itself as "Keep Sweet" rebranded.

I felt so moved reading this. I think it encapsulates, in a very concise form, what it means to be a woman. I’m thinking here of the fact that I too was in the “be kind” brigade. We are conditioned to be so and much as I regret this, it was hard to unlearn - if it’s even possible to unlearn completely.

I see the “we” in the last verses as being a union of the “she”’s in the first verses. It’s finding a collective that gives strength, conviction and “class consciousness” to (some) women (like me. Others may not need it, and brava to them!).

I will save it to reread, (yes) thank you, furyosa.

Feels kind of like an echo of the “First they came for the socialists…” sentiment. But instead of saying nothing, the women who enable this are actively participating in their (our) own oppression by silencing us. And when they get personally affected by this, TERFs will be the only ones who will take them in.

[–] Nediljka_Orwell PITA crone 11 points

I make terf text stickers with Avery 8163 shipping labels. I am soooo making a sticker based on that. It's perfect. Thanks!

[–] furyosa [OP] no, thank you 7 points

That's awesome! ✌️

[–] Nediljka_Orwell PITA crone 8 points

Easy peasy too. Every now and then I hit my local Whole Foods and stick 'em in the women's room.... Tee hee!

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