My Nine year cousin’s experience with Feminism and Social Justice at school.
So three nights ago, my cousin came over to my house. She looked so sad, and more quiet than usual, normally she is straight through the door trying to find me, so we can play with superheros and karate barbie.
She sat with me, looking don at the floor, about to cry, and I asked what was wrong. She took my hand, and we went to my room, because she was scared of what her mum and sister was going to say.
That was when she burst out of crying, telling me how she was made to watch Anita Sarkeesian’s Trope’s VS Women, and told that she was a bad person to like computer games, how she is sexist, how she is oppressing the kids of colour in her class, and she should feel guilty.
She was also told about genders, and how she should be a lesbian or gender fluid, rather than straight. How she has CIS privilege, and playing lego games are oppressing other little girls.
How the fuck can someone do that to a child?
How is she oppressing other children, and other girls?
This is fucking sick.
She literally cried, and told me how she is oppressing me, because I am part jamaican, indian and white.
Why the fuck would people do it?
She was so afraid to tell her mum, she said that her mum would most likely tell her off.
I thought Anita’s work was meant to be for college kids, but I guess they start them early , she is literally afraid to go to school.
I’m afraid she is going to kill herself, she’s terrified of school