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“You seem so angry!”

08 Nov

I love that term for how incredibly good it is at silencing someone.

“You seem so angry!”
~ Jesus, would you ever shut up about that subject!
~ Why do you always have to complain?
~ You take things to serious/to heart.
~ That issue isn’t really that important/serious/relevant, you’re just ANGRY.

Yanno what? There is a reason people say “If you’re not angry, you’re not paying attention!” which is because IT’S FUCKING TRUE. There is a LOT to be angry about with the way the world works today. To be brutally fucking honest, I cannot comprehend anyone who ISN’T angry! Because their head is up their ass, they aren’t paying attention and they certainly aren’t giving a fuck about anyone else’s plight in the world outside of their own desperate need to assimilate into this toxic abusive culture we reside in.

Shit I am angry about: Poverty, sexism, misogyny, rape, abuse in all it hideous forms, government corruption, state sponsored abuse of minorities, porn, the shift of blame off useless fucking governments ONTO welfare recipients as scapegoats who “abuse the system” while ignoring the fucking twats who have brought us to our knees, Dudebros, an educational system that values autonomy and rote learning, c-section rates sky rocketing, formula companies mother shaming to garner profit, AND ON AND FUCKING ON the list goes.

I mean really, there are very few things in my day to day life as a procreating cunt bearer that do not bring me into the direct line of fire with these issues.

But lets get one fucking thing straight, ok? I am NOT an angry person. My anger is a NATURAL and REASONABLE reaction to civilization and the patriarchy. End of fucking story. Do you think I LIKE being angry? No, I don’t. I am ANGRY because of abuses. Remove the abuses and I AM NOT ANGRY. So explain to me why I should stop being angry again? Did the world change? Did the paradigms shift? I didn’t fucking think so.

i am not an angry girl
but it seems like i’ve got everyone fooled
every time i say something they find hard to hear
they chalk it up to my anger
and never to their own fear
and imagine you’re a girl
just trying to finally come clean
knowing full well they’d prefer you
were dirty and smiling”

~Pretty Girl, Ani DiFranco.

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1 Comment

Posted by on November 8, 2011 in Female Socialization, The Patriarchy

 

One response to ““You seem so angry!”

  1. ginmar

    November 20, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Any word or phrase that labels a woman’s emotions suspect has got to be viewed with suspicion, because the purpose is always to imply that the woman’s pre-existing character flaws are to blame, not the circumstances. And of course, those character flaws mean that when women are dominated in a sexist society, it’s because the poor dears are frail emotional little things, so let the Big Strong Logical Man take over, okay?

    You can’t just invoke one stereotype, either. Once you’re attacking one emotion, because it’s such a pervasive tactic, you’re invoking all the stereotypes that say that women are unreasonable, illogical, hormonal, and all that. They’re all related. They’re just synonyms, really. Anybody who claims otherwise is trying to avoid getting nailed for it. It’s one part of a whole.

     

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