7/11/2013 @ 19:46 ♥ 932
"You either believe women are people or you don’t. It’s that simple."
Joss Whedon’s speech at the Making Equality Reality event on November 4th
Not entirely sure why everyone is raving about this. How exactly is the word genderist going to do anything different to the word sexist.when they both embody the same meaning. Adding a “new” word to the mix isn’t going to get rid of the “fluffy middle ground” of “sexism”. A new word isn’t suddenly going to make acts of sexism as socially unacceptable as acts of racism.
Also, It ISN’T as simple as saying women are people. It’s as simple as saying ALL PEOPLE ARE EQUAL.
Perhaps the real point that can be identified from this video is that people find it easier to opt out than in, i.e. it’s easier for people to say “I’m not sexist” than it is for people to say “I’m a feminist”. And that is perhaps because of the social connotations of feminism. There is an intelligent and constructive argument about the use of the word feminism/feminist, but he doesn’t address it here.
As a small aside. Does anyone know that Alyson Hannigan actually did a speech or just that she wore a sexy leather dress and has children?