daily reminder: that if you live in western society and you think you’re oppressed - you’re not.
This is disgusting. Do not try to invalidate the feelings of millions of people who live in a western society, who have faced homophobia, transphobia, racism and/or…
I have faced racism and sexism as well, but it’s not oppression. Racism, sexism, transphobia and homphobia in the west do not equate to oppression.
You know what’s actually disgusting? When people like you claim their “oppressed” whilst people face genuine oppression in places like the Middle East and Africa. That’s what is truly disgusting. You trivialize what those people go through - it’s awful.
And do not try to invalidate what I say by using my age.
So being oppressed doesn’t equal being oppressed?
Do you actually hear what you’re saying or are you just slamming your face into the keyboard until you pass out?
Do you actually realise discrimination and oppression are not the same thing? Just because someone experiences racism or sexism does not mean they’re oppressed.
Prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or exercise of authority.
Synonyms: persecution, abuse, maltreatment, ill treatment, tyranny, etc.
Uh, sorry, but how the fuck is it NOT oppression when members of the LGBT community still can’t marry in most parts of the world?
How the fuck is it NOT oppression when gay or trans people are committing suicide because of endless bullying and terrible violence?
How the fuck is it NOT oppression when homosexuals used to get HANGED or STONED just for being gay?
How the fuck does that not fit the dictionary definition of ‘oppression’?
I hate to pull the nationality card here, but I’m not gonna listen to a 16-year-old Russian girl telling me what does or doesn’t constitute oppression, thanks.
Not that I’m blaming you for what your people have done (and are still doing right at this very moment), but being Russian, you should know all about oppression and the meaning of it, especially in light of what’s going on in the Ukraine right now.
Especially considering the fact that in Russia, any homosexual “propaganda” is illegal and there are very strict laws regarding the LGBT community. Being of any sexual orientation other than heterosexual in Russia is very dangerous on a day-to-day basis. You can get brutally beaten and end up in the hospital just for walking down the street and seeming “gay.” I know this because I live much closer to Russia than you currently do. I know many Russians who have moved to Poland just to escape the oppression they were facing daily - and Poland’s not too great about tolerating gays either, though it’s certainly more tolerant than Russia.
I don’t know what your views are about your country’s history of oppression so perhaps it’s unfair to say this, but because Russia is in the position of an oppressor, not the oppressed, you couldn’t possibly know what oppression feels like (unless you suddenly come to your senses and recognize the fact that sexism, homophobia, etc. are also forms of oppression),so you don’t have much of a right to talk about what it is or isn’t.
Do yourself a favor. Get off the Internet and come back when you’re done with high school. Then maybe your opinions will actually be informed and you might have something intelligent to say.
You do realise the Russia isn’t part of the West, so you ranting on about Russia when my post is clearly about Western society is kind of pointless?
Do yourself a favour and learn basic geographical facts before making pointless arguments.