Gayle’s display reveals a bigger problem, rooted in men’s socialized understanding of women as sexualized bodies first and competent workers (or even whole human beings) second.
It’s not about race. It’s not about money. It’s not about The Man. It’s just about justice.
Which one are you guilty of?
Social justice is hard. It’s often thankless. Even worse, it’s work that we’re all doing in this country for free. But it’s meaningful work, that needs to be done if we want to live in Peace and harmony in a world that’s still inhabitable. That doesn’t always mean that we have to be on the exact same quest. It does mean, though, that all quests are valuable. They do more than give folks the experience to do greater, more impactful things. They help us get so much closer to ensuring that the end of the story that we’re all characters in ends in a victory for justice.
Some folks would have you think that, in countries like Trinidad & Tobago, homosexuality is something that liberal madmen from the US and Europe brought to corrupt us. Turns out that’s not true. But homophobia definitely did.