Do you shop at Spencer's?
Check this out. I look at that and get angry, obviously. We’re kind of back to overt misogyny in this society, especially in the political arena but seeing these sorts of things, together with so many other assaults on women or queer people or transfolk, I get tired. I am tired of explaining what’s wrong with all of the fucked up things. Now, what should be done about this situation at Spencer’s? Are we to pretend this is all about supply and demand and ‘not shop there’ anymore? Are we to say ‘ignore it’ like we do with street harassment? Are we to argue whether this is hate speech, because isn’t it? Should I make a petition to remove this shit from the store and would that only spur on other assholes to buy it more? Shouldn’t all of us, regardless of gender, have a problem with this? And, if so, why are there few avenues for addressing it?
P.S. – please, for the love of all that is holy, do not tell me to ‘lighten up’ – that’s classic gaslighting and is one of the things I’m also tired of.