Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Putting women in their place

Just a quick thought...

For some people they're just clichés, but for me there is something really sinister about the terms "acting like a woman scorned" and "women crying rape". The meanings are widely known and their persuasiveness is already culturally ingrained, they can dismiss and belittle a person in just a second - just like the "you're just jealous" argument which works instantly without need of argument because it is understood and cannot be disproved.

1 comment:

  1. Good point. Slogans often substitute for thought and people who use them usually lack critical analysis. This is especially egregious when used to harm women. Nice post.