This isn’t just about individuals, either. Everyone who says “I don’t want to be a victim-blamer, but girls should know frat parties aren’t safe places” is treating rape culture like a missing stair. Everyone who says “it’s an ugly fact, but only women who don’t make trouble make it in this business” is treating sexual harassment like a missing stair. Everyone who says “I don’t like it either, but that’s the way things are,” and makes no move to question the way things are, is jumping over a missing stair somewhere.
Fixing staircases is a long and difficult and uncertain process. But let’s at least stop blaming each other for not jumping well enough."
Cliff Pervocracy, “The Missing Stair”
A really awesome post about group dynamics and fixing things instead of just coping with them that everyone should read. Because it’s awesome.