I am not just angry. No, “angry” does not begin to describe my outrage. For 400 years, my people have been oppressed and living in fear. And this injustice has been virtually ignored while we continue to suffer torment and mistreatment.
Of course, I am referring to the FACT of Systemic Sexism in America. Specifically, the obvious selection and targeting of males for shooting by police officers in this country. It is a blight on our society and the only methods to make our voices heard may be mass rioting, looting, burning, brick-throwing, female-statue toppling, and various other forms of general destruction and lawless disorder.
The mountain of evidence simply cannot be denied. One cannot ignore the statistics. According to a plethora of studies, it can be shown with certainty that 95 percent of people shot by police officers in this country are MEN. While the fairer sex are getting off scot free with their criminality, no one can deny that men are being targeted for abuse. They are clearly being singled out by the blue devils. Far too long have we ignored this stain on human history. And those unwilling to speak out (and remember, silence is consent) are either blind or complicit to the murderous scheme.
Now, I know there are bigots among us who will try to interject wild theories such as men are more prone to violent police contacts due to their disproportionate proclivity to carry out violent, criminal acts. But EVERYONE KNOWS anyone who would utter such dastardly facts are obviously SEXIST (or, if male, an “Uncle Barbara,” selling out their male brothers in a cowardly attempt to gain favor with females). These despicable wretches should be dismissed out of hand, their jobs taken from them, their reputations maligned, arrested, and have whatever others means of punishment inflicted on them post haste.
A clarion call needs to be sounded on this great injustice. Those who dare not wish to be on the wrong side of history must waste no time in joining with me and my male brethren in our extreme moral outrage at 400 years of indignity at the hands of The Man…err, or, WOman. Atonement by women must be made. The full measure of this is incomprehensibly vast, but I would suggest reparation ceremonies including (but not limited to) feet-washing, back-rubbing, beer-fetching, and sandwich-making.
You may say I’m a dreamer. But, surely, I’m not the only one. We must begin the conversation before any real healing can occur.