If you find the term hysterical oppressive, please at the very least have the respect not to wear a wedding ring. Wedding rings were originally used in order to label a woman as their man's, they were used to tell other men that the woman was not available to other men, and it kept the woman as a possession. It was used like a dog pissing on a tree to mark its territory.
CONT: Not an opinion, a statement. Such as stating “I’m eating chips” would be a statement. As I’ve said, I didn’t mean it in an offensive manner, as I have already stated. I’m merely saying that the modern connotations of the word differ from the offensive ones some of you seem to be being subjected to. Another follower stated pretty much what I am in “it’s more to do with the intent of the person using that word”. Hysteria no longer a widely used SEXIST term, merely an OFFENSIVE one. I’m not ridiculing anyone for it. I’m simply saying that the ways in which people have been abused with it here haven’t had it used in a deliberately sexist way, from what I can see (my apologies if that’s false), but instead the term has been used in a deliberately offensive way
It’s incredibly funny you ask that since I do not personally believe in engagement rings or weddings rings; do I have your “respect” yet? Do I “respect” myself enough yet? Your judgmental attitude is unnecessary and condescending, as well as assumptive. You don’t know anything about me or the people on this blog that find oppressive language to be harmful. You also don’t know other people’s reasons for choosing to wear wedding and engagement rings and you should not treat them as lesser than if they choose to do so.
You “not meaning” for something to be offensive does not mean you are free from criticism when you say something people find offensive. The word hysteria is clearly sometimes used in a sexist way, sometimes it isn’t. Why do you insist on treating people as though they are over reacting if they find the word offensive? Why do you get the last say on how the word should hurt or not hurt people?
Furthermore, if it is “just an opinion”, that does not mean it’s not mean or wrong, especially if that “opinion” is adopted by the masses, in where it becomes social norm, because “OPINIONS!”. You do not get a free pass because it’s an opinion. Opinions hurt (see: homophobes, heterosexists, racists, ableists, etc etc).
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