read this: “On ‘Thick Skin'”

You should check out this amazing article by guest blogger Chloe Angyal at The Sexist!

Women who accept sexual harassment, be it at work or on the street, have “thick skin” and are “reasonable.” Women who don’t are “victims” who “can’t hack it.” At work women are faced with two equally unpleasant choices: suffer harassment or discrimination in silence, or speak up and be branded a thin-skinned victim who makes all the other women look bad.

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2 Comments

  1. theodorahermes said,

    March 17, 2010 at 12:38 am

    Hi, thanks a lot for your comment on my feminism/Christianity post. I really appreciated it. My experience is similar to yours, though I still consider myself Christian and I have hopes that I always will. I am incredibly disenchanted with the Christian movement, yet I still feel called to follow Jesus and His teachings on peace, love and forgiveness. I very much agree with Gandhi who said “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians.” It truly confuses me that so many Christians reject feminism and deem it as horrible, and it’s something I would like to study and go into greater research about. Again, thanks for your comment.. I am going to follow your blog! Love, Teddi

    • dreamingiris said,

      March 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Teddi, thanks for your comment! I’ve never heard that quote from Gandhi before but I love it. Personally I think following the idea of Christ and his teachings is a lot healthier and more productive than being a “Christian”—following the letter of the law and the teachings of the church. The intersection of Christianity & feminism is a topic that really interests me as well. I’m following your blog as well =) I’d love to see any further research you do on the topic.


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