"Biggest mystery? Women. No one understands them. They don't even understand themselves. Books and books and books have been written about it, and no one understands it."Oh Bill. Bill, Bill, Bill. Let's review all that's wrong here...
1) No women are not a mystery...we're people. And the amazing thing about people is that we can be talked to. It's this kooky little trick called communication where you can actually learn from us by listening. But make no mistake, we're not a united people. We all have different thoughts, opinions, needs, etc. So you can't just talk to one and make any "all women" statements. But maybe, just maybe, you could go out into your district and communicate with the women you are suppose to represent...just an idea for ya, Bill.
2) BTW: listen up, women he "represents"...right there in black and white he's admitted that he's been elected to represent you, but he doesn't understand you, so I'd wager that he's probably NOT representing your interests.
3) "...no one understands it." IT? Really, Bill? Please see #1, specifically the "women are people" part. GUH.
4) Hey, asshat. We actually do understand ourselves. Like...if you talked to one or two of us, you might fine that we're doing A-OK.
5) CAN WE JUST STOP WITH THE WOMEN ARE SO MYSTERIOUS BS ALREADY?! Seriously. I mean, I understand in a world where women are facing 784,132,198,517,552 oppressions, that the whole "women are so mysterious" line falls to the bottom of really sexist shit to address, but come on already. Every time this comes up I see it played out in a "Yuk, yuk, WOMEN, *eye rolle* amirite?" way or in a "Women are such mysterious, complex, beautiful creatures" way and I don't care for either! In each case the speaker is othering women, and othering is a classical way to justify oppression. When you see a group as less a part of humanity, the guilt that can be associated with treating them like shit is lessened.
So I can't believe I have to emphasize this again, but BILL, women are people.
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