American Actor Aziz Ishmael Ansari Says Men Should Pay Attention To Women’s Experiences
- JWB Post
- November 21, 2015
Aziz Ishmael Ansari is an American actor and comedian. He is a self-proclaimed feminist and once said:
“If you look up feminism in the dictionary, it just means that men and women have equal rights. And I feel like everyone here believes men and women have equal rights. But I think the reason people don’t clap is that word is so weirdly used in our culture. Now, people think feminist means ‘some woman is gonna start yelling at them.”
Lately, he pointed out why it’s so important for everyone, especially men, to recognize and learn about women’s experiences. He said, “Go on any famous woman’s Instagram and there are crazy death threats in the comments everywhere. If you’re not aware that it’s happening overwhelmingly more to women than it is to men, you’re an idiot who’s detached from reality. I’d talk about women getting followed home by creepy dudes, and I’d ask during the bit, ‘Raise your hands if you’re a woman and you’ve been followed home,’ and everyone would raise their hand. And then all the other women would look around and go, ‘What the fuck?!’ What I’ve learned, as a guy, is to just ask women questions and listen to what they have to say. Go to your group of female friends and ask them about times they’ve experienced sexism at their job, and you’ll get blown away by the things they tell you. You’ll think, ‘What the fuck? This is way darker than anything I’d imagined.'”
We so agree with you Aziz.