Gender truth from a Mexican tourist guide…

When he said that I am beautiful, I sighed and told him, “You too, Juan? I wish people were not so obsessed with beauty and women got complimented for their brains too.” To which, he brought his face really close to my ears and whispered, “That will never happen, señorita. Men are scared of intelligent women.

Sunshine: Enlightenment amid pyramids

Women, race, feminism, and norms

The main problem with white women, as many alt-right Asian fetishists have noted, is they’ve become too feminist. By contrast, Asian women are seen as naturally inclined to serve men sexually and are also thought of as slim, light-skinned and small, in adherence to Western norms of femininity.

Opinion | The Alt-Right’s Asian Fetish

From: Remembering Sharon Laws

But Sharon’s genuine love for sport, for the outdoors, for the mountains and for adventure were what motivated her. It shone through everything she did: she trained and raced with passion and joy (as well as determination), and she was steadfast in refusing to bow to robotic, monotonous, blinkered conformity

Remembering Sharon Laws | CyclingTips

Beating wife & kids – my god given right!

Scripture and Russian tradition, the church said, regard “the reasonable and loving use of physical punishment as an essential part of the rights given to parents by God himself”.

Why Russia is about to decriminalise wife-beating, January 28, 2017 at 12:03PM

I know a vast proportion of population back in India would completely agree with the Russian duma on this, with religious and societal permission.

I remember an aunt who used to be regularly beaten by her husband, and her mom refused to interfere because it was ‘between her and her husband’. Her husband, and his family, burnt her to death a few years after since she didn’t get sufficient dowry.

The grand aunt was one of the strongest, most independent women I’d known till then. Her daughter’s murder broke her. Yet, she refused to accept that she should’ve intervened. She only regretted not choosing a better husband in the first place.

Not surprising then, that women led the Russian wife-beating law, or that women voted for Trump in large numbers, or that women are big supporters of some of the most women-oppressing societal norms in India.