Sharing some thoughts

Elite Daily, one of my favourite online news sources, published an article about a New York web producer sending tweets that compared the action of being raped to the theft of one’s wallet. I thought for a moment after reading it about the power that was grounded in the article. I wanted others read the article… but I didn’t want to share it as a status on FB. I didn’t want to send a tweet about it (although let’s be serious, I don’t tweet). I didn’t want to cause a stir. Or allow a potential label of “feminist” be stigmatized as part of my identity. But that’s when I reminded myself that this fear of the stigma of the feminist label perpetuates it.

I’m not a shy person. I’ve been told by many that I’m very confident for my age. Yet borders of social stigma definitely still make me uncomfortable. Maybe because I studied Sociology in university so I feel like I know at least some of the social costs of stigmatization.

I don’t post a lot on Facebook or Instagram. The occasional status update or picture about what’s going on in my life but for the most part, my friends have a pretty good idea about what’s going on in my life.

At the end of the day, I decided to try something new. This is definitely a heavy area but it still requires change of thought. And sharing ideas is one of the best ways to get started into a better direction, in my opinion.

At the end of the day, here’s the link to what I thought to be a fabulous article: http://elitedaily.com/women/woman-tweets-stolen-wallet-rape/861768/

If you like it, great. If not, I hope I didn’t offend you. If I did offend you, please be aware that this is just being done in the interest in changing the reactionary mentality of society about women (and men) who have been raped.

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