Since, when did acts of “casual” racism, sexism, misogynoir etc. stop being classified as acts of violence?
Just because he doesn’t “physically” assault someone doesn’t mean his actions aren’t hostile/don’t create hostile environments, OR are we forgetting that the human body is more than just a meat suit?
That human wellbeing consists of the comprehensive wellness of mental, emotional and psychological health along with physical health? Or do we want to deny the fact that millions of human beings arent dying because of depression and/or other mental health disorders? Or do we want to stay ignorant of the fact that the wellbeing of your mind does, in fact, affect the quality of your life? Or that POCs are at a higher risk for mental health/heart disorders LITERALLY because of the blatant and microaggressive oppressions we HAVE to face in our day-to-day lives?
But all of this doesn’t matter right? Because the cardinal holy “truth” is that “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”
Man, using some third grade rhyme as an ideology sure has taken us places and helped us advance as a progressive and accepting post-racial society.
Thank god, y’all stopped using “sticks and stones” against us…phew!
oh BUT WAIT…