Fuck Yeah Caitlin Moran

My second suggestion is, perhaps, more radical. It is:

2) We need a temporary cessation in people having any opinions about any women, ever.

I propose a – say – five-year moratorium on having opinions about women, in order to let one generation of girls get from one side of puberty to the other without growing up in a climate where women are constantly scolded, chivvied, harassed, or subject to thunderous opinion columns concluding that, yet again, some woman in the public eye has overreached herself and should wind her neck in.

I offer this suggestion as some kind of light-hearted, bagsy-no-returns experiment to see if this might benefit the future of the human race. Obviously, this “not having an opinion on women” thing wouldn’t be total. I propose that, in an emergency, we might write about something that women are doing: if a prominent female politician turned into some manner of malign shewerewolf and sold her children to Nazis, say, we could legitimately opinionise on that. But on nearly every other matter concerning a newsworthy woman, I suggest one of the following reactions: “That doesn’t seem to be any of my business, to be honest”; “I feel wholly neutral about what this woman has done”; “Hmmmm – I don’t know all the facts here, so I’m suspending my judgment”; “I reckon she should just get on with it. Good luck!”; or, just the classic: “Whatever.”

“No More Opinions About Women” | Caitlin Moran for The Times Magazine (via andkatesays)
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