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Different worlds

In a recent comment thread, I had cause to go back and look up two old blog posts of mine. They were originally written for a class... but they hold up. They still kind of make me shiver.

It's easy to forget that the world you walk through is one very different than the world the person beside you walks through. You feel safe, and perhaps they are scared. Or you are having fun, and they are miserable.

Our society is strongly divided by gender. These two posts reflect that, and how our worlds are different just by virtue of what gender we appear to be.
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On Men On Rape

I Can Hold Her Down

Take a moment to read (or re-read) these, and try to imagine the world through someone else's eyes.


Alexei Yasenev said...

Very true. I do not blame anyone, but people are selfish, at least in the US---a symptom of capitalistic economy. If all could see and help a fellow mate, humanity would benefit greatly.
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Steve Saus said...

In large part, it is structural. It's not any one person's fault.

Realizing the structures that exist, that other people work and live within (even though you may not) is key.