Very few women in public life do not worry that their voices are too high or too light or too shrill to command respect… Nancy Astor, first female member of the British House of Commons…was described by her [male] collegue as ‘a queer combination of warmheartedness, originality and rudeness … she rushes about like decapitated hen… intruiging and enjoying the smell of blood…the mad witch’
…Putting a door on the female mouth has been an important project of patriarchal culture from antiquity to the present day. Its chief tactic is an idealogical association of female sound with monstrosity, disorder and death.
men don’t get to decide what is misogynistic
straight people don’t get to decide what it homophobic
cis people don’t get to decide what is transphobic
white people don’t get to decide what is racist
people in positions of power
don’t get to decide what is considered oppression
that’s how we move backwards, not forwards!