When I say “boys are dumb” what I really mean is “boys have been raised in a patriarchal society that forces them into an incorrect and problematic view of masculinity that not only forces them to strip away valuable virtues from themselves, like patience and gentleness, but also forces them them to view and treat women in unhealthy ways that devalues women as people and makes them into objects purely for a man’s benefit”
but it’s a lot faster to say “boys are dumb”
A lot of people say the March in March protests had no strong argument because there were people protesting against a myriad of things, and I kind of feel like that is the point. There isn’t a single thing that isn’t worth protesting. People are angry about the way this government is reacting to the environment, to asylum seekers, to the middle and lower classes, to the indigenous peoples, to equality, education and health and the media and much more; and I think that’s the point of the protests. To show that this government is representative of the past; of a time gone by, of a minority at the top. It’s not hard to see that there isn’t just one issue to be angry about; there are so many. And that makes what the government are doing, what Abbott believes in, much worse. They aren’t just doing a few things badly. They are doing a lot of damage.