These little things

or why “but it’s only one X (insert medium here), what are you getting all worked up over” is not a valid argument when women get annoyed at the widespread sexism they encounter every bloody single day.

Yes, at any given point in time, it *is* only one little thing, that, in itself, is probably not worth mentioning. Like this little gem from the IMDb forum about a “chick flick”, presumably after watching the trailer, since the movie itself hasn’t opened yet: “These women need to shut their mouth and start pushing vaccum cleaners and stirring pots in the kitchen. Get going toots! Sitting around gossiping doesn’t get dinner made!”

Wow. Having to watch a 150 seconds trailer with women talking makes this person really mad I suppose.  It is just one stupid comment, right? Just one tiny little fly, just ignore it.

Well. Not quite.

It it not just one little comment.
It is one more comment.
And one more remark
And one more catcall.
And one more billboard.
And one more newspaper ad.
And one more radio host.
And one more remark.
And one more car sticker.
And one more CD cover.
And one more tv spot.
And one more movie trailer.
And one more remark.
And one more news spot.
And one more photograph.
And one more tv episode.
And one more remark.
And one more song.
And one more sales clerk.
And one more employer.
And one more politician.
And one more remark.
And one more friend.
And one more father.
And one more mother.
And one more partner.
And one more remark.
And one more teacher.
And one more professor.
And one more movie.
And one more painting.
And one more remark.
And one more book.
And one more article.
And one more statistic.
And one more joke.
And one more.
And one more.
And one more.

Every. Single. Day.

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