Through years and years of silencing, I learned that people’s hidden biases will attempt to silence the voices of women of colour. Society has conditioned them to believe that our voices do fall under dominant hegemonic cultural expectations, and therefore aren’t worthy of being heard. 374 more words
Do not silence people! Full stop! Period! ¡Punto! ¡Suficiente! ¡Basta! https://rusulalrubail.com/2016/09/25/do-not-silence-women-of-colour/
I am totally with you, dear Rusul! I had the need to re blog because I am silenced every day: when I am crossing the street as a pedestrian, while I am driving my car or as a car driver, as a mother with an eight-year-old daughter walking down the street to have lunch whenever I am not teaching... A woman police officer verbally attacked me as I was parking in a "wrong place"!, she cried out loud from across the avenue: Do not park there!You are blocking a garage entrance, and it was not even closer to that. She needed someone to be punished and she chose me because I see cars parked there everyday, anytime... I will never forget crossing an avenue near my house, when my daughter was still a baby on a stroller, yes a BABY!! crossing with green light, one of the "drivers" who was supposed to let us pass, insulted me, he called me names because I was just there in the wrong place. He hurried me to cross shouting bad words at me. I had only been back in my city for some months and I had never felt so bad before. He obviously didn´t know that, but respect is respect all around the globe. Pedestrians have the right to walk and cars must stop if they are turning right or left: it is the law. Apparently that police officer who insulted me was not there at that moment to "yell" at the driver who was breaking the rule. So, injustice is all along and across the world, people are becoming more and more aggressive everyday, especially in big cities like Buenos Aires, Argentina where economical situation is always weak and unbalanced. Let alone I am tall and white...I really do not see any dark color in the skin of the lady in the picture Rusul posted, she is a muslim and so what?. She is a woman, a respectful human being and that gives her and all of us the right to be heard and treated well from the beginning. I am old enough to be told what to do or say, so please don´t!