I am tired of trying to have an intellectual discussion about dog-whistle sexism in a culture where prominent politicians are still trying to grasp what rape is.
I am tired of being called a shrieking harridan for pointing out inequalities so tangible and blatant that they are regularly codified into law.
I am tired of being asked to “cite sources” proving that sexism is real. Allow me to point at the fucking library. What are you supposed to say when the 8,000th faux-incredulous jackass throws you the same argument about the wage gap or the draft or bumbling dads in Tide commercials—as though holding each of their hands individually through the empirical facts of the world around us is a worthwhile use of my time.
I’m not a feminist by choice, I’m a feminist because this is the world."
Lindy West for Jezebel, Sexism Fatigue