So in case there’s any doubt, I’m 100% against SB1070.
But today I want to talk about Gov. Jan Brewer.
Once she signed SB1070 into law, a trend popped up and raised its ugly head.
I’ve seen Brewer called everything online from a “white-ass bitch” to a “fucking cunt.” Obviously not my words, but the words of others who claim to be pro-immigration activists.
And if I had a dollar for every comment ridiculing her looks, about Brewer’s physical self? Well, then I’d be a happy millionaire living in Mexico by now.
As a feminist and an immigration activist, I find this trend disturbing. Here’s my question for the day:
How is making fun of Gov. Jan Brewer’s physical self, or tearing into her womaness any different from her saying that SB1070 doesn’t involve racial profiling?
Why are some of us in the pro-immigration reform movement resorting to this?
Do some of you feel that it’s OK to deride a woman’s looks/womaness/etc, simply because you don’t agree?
How is this helping our cause?
When I see the misogynistic garbage flying about Gov. Jan Brewer, I get heated.
You simply don’t have the right to blow an anti-woman gasket because you’re pro-immigration reform.
I expect better from you. I demand better from you.
I’m not only an ardent pro-immigration activist. I’m also a woman.
And one part of me never gets ridiculed for the benefit of the other.