What It’s Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley

What It’s Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley.

This is part of the same horrible paradigm that must give way.

If you are in anyway oriented to justice, mercy, humility, or grace, then you need to gather yourself, and prepare to allow the blood of your spirit and the power of your soul create a river that runs so great that it washes away this inhuman way of being.

Scratch off the veneer of society, and I don’t see any difference between this and a caveman approach to life.

How is the basic attitude towards half the human race any different than that of some of the most heinous and dark parts of the world where women are still physical slaves as well as spiritual and mental ones?  How is it any different than cultures who command the brutal removal of external genitalia?  Both are exploiting women and their sacred bodies for the sake of male pleasure and/or power.

#NOTOK!!!!

Fuming, crying, steaming…

Charissa

PS:  She actually has to write anonymously to preserve her career!!!  I.  RELATE.  TO.  THAT!!!

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Male Privilege = Gender Privilege = Wrongful Oppression, Period

“Of course, there are some segments of the feminist community that are vehemently anti-trans. But even aside from that, a lot of feminist activism and rhetoric is geared specifically toward non-trans women’s experiences.

“Much of it centers on women being able to do anything men can, and on empowering women’s bodies and biology, which is important and necessary, but it doesn’t resonate as readily with trans women because our socializations and bodies differ from that norm.

“And the whole unilateral feminist notion that men are the oppressors and women are the oppressed just seems so overly simplistic coming from a trans perspective. Male privilege is very real, but it is not the only gender privilege that exists.

“I think what trans women can offer feminism is a fuller, more holistic perspective on sexism than what currently exists.

“Part of this comes from our having lived in the world as both women and men at different points in our lives. Also, I think trans women can challenge the notion that femininity is entirely artificial or merely a trap to hold women down.

“I can understand why it might seem that way for many women who were coerced as children into a femininity that did not feel right for them. But trans women often have the reciprocal experience of naturally gravitating toward feminine expression despite being socialized to be masculine.

“Because of this experience, we recognize how certain aspects of femininity can be empowering for those who gravitate toward it on their own accord. We recognize the importance of critiquing anti-feminine sentiment both in the culture at large as well as within feminism.”

Snapshot into my world…

“When you’re a trans woman, you are made to walk this very fine line, where if you act feminine you are accused of being a parody, but if you act masculine, it is seen as a sign of your true male identity. And if you act sweet and demure, you’re accused of reinforcing patriarchal ideals of female passivity, but if you stand up for your own rights and make your voice heard, then you are dismissed as wielding male privilege and entitlement.”
― Julia Serano, Excluded: Making Feminist and Queer Movements More Inclusive

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Free Will: The Very Image of God

We have these brief lives, and our only real choice is how we will fill them. Your attention is precious. Don’t squander it. Don’t throw it away. Don’t let companies and products steal it from you. Don’t let advertisers trick you into lusting after things you don’t need. Don’t let the media convince you to covet the lives of celebrities. Own your attention — it’s all you really have.
— Jonathan Harris
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