I don't understand why the moment I open my mouth I am chastized for being to outspoken and rash and offending too many people, yet those 'too many people' - for that is what they are - can say what they like.
My stance against religion has offended many religious people over the years, yet these selfsame people seem to have no qualms in insulting the feminist cause and offending me, a feminist. I don't want to hear from you that feminists are angry man-hater lesbians who will never get married or have babies and want to rule the world. How would you like it if I said that Christians are lunatics who pray to a being who does not exist and murder in the name of a man who seems as loony as I am? But I don't say it - well, I don't say it and mean it, because I can't. I'm not allowed to. I'm silenced because I seem to be alone, in this generation that seems to be dead, at least where I am now.
Just think before you talk. If you think that what I said before about Christians was shocking, then think about what you say to me about feminism hurts me. All I want is for every man and woman to have equal rights and freedom. What is so bad about that? All I want is, one day, that my children will live in a world where man and woman and black and white and young and old are all equal. Don't tell me that's how it is already, because it's not. You say that I ask too much of this world, but I say you ask for too little. I want all I can get and more. Don't tell me Australia is a perfect place, because it's not. It's one of the best places in the world but it can be better, you and I know that, so don't close your eyes and block your ears and sing lalala to drown out and blink away our problems. Don't celebrate a victory that is not yours to claim. Don't think you're protected and I'm not because you have friends and I do not. The tides change. You see a leaf fall and you think you know which way the storm is coming from. Well, there is a storm coming...and it will blow away your pride.