Somehow, people have created a society where it’s completely commonplace not only to prey on the weak, but to incapacitate groups of people for the purposes of preying on them. To tell you the truth, I can’t name key examples of how and why. It might be related—was my social awareness culled in grade school? It’s like knowing someone is deathly ill, everyone insists it’s not a big deal, and I don’t have any medical expertise to help them myself.

Feminism—an idea devoted, though practiced in a variety of good and harmful ways, to total social equality—is a dirty word in a lot of places, but hurting women and other vulnerable groups of people is “just how the world is,” and we say those words with the same casual, tired, but ultimately unaffected tone we’d have if we informed someone during light conversation we were planning to visit family for the holidays.

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