Women constantly make themselves smaller in the face of violence, or to try and avoid violence. If you have to hide, I understand and I honour any steps you need to take for your safety. The rest of us need to speak out for those who can’t do it themselves.
Hiding is not how we speak out. It’s not how we support victims of domestic violence. Us hiding and being quiet is literally what violent men want.
It’s not how we teach. It’s not how we organize.
Have you noticed that the people who keep telling marginalized that they are being too sensitive and to stop being offended by everything are the one that flip out they see or hear the words feminism, vegan, transgender, homosexual, bi-sexual or anyone they don’t approve of or understand?