Someone who acts in a sexist manner, who imposes sexist stereotypes, is playing the gender card. It is that person who is using gender to dismiss, to confine, to humiliate: not the woman who calls it out for what it is. Calling it out is not playing the victim. I have done it and I know how it made me feel. Strong. I am nobody’s victim. What is the alternative? Staying silent? So sexism is never named, never addressed, nothing ever changes?
― Julia Gillard in her autiobiography My Story (via sluttywidow)