"I stopped calling myself a pacifist when I heard Gandhi told women they should not physically fight off their rapists.
I believe there is such a thing as a non violent fist."
Andrea Gibson, Etiquette Leash (via live-lee)
This is the same guy who was racist towards black people and slept naked with little girls.
Gandhi really hated black people. He called the indigenous (black) South Africans “kaffir” (which is like using the n word) and said more than once that Africans were inferior to Indians, being more like animals.
Also do remember that this man advocated those who were Jewish during WW2 to essentially commit mass suicide by throwing themselves onto the Nazi regime’s weapons. Like most romanticized “peaceful” or “revolutionary” historical figures he was completely the opposite in nearly every way.
It’s ridiculous the way history takes people who were basically complete assholes and just sweeps all the negative stuff under the rug to try and pretend they were some amazing, perfect visionaries who we should all aspire to be like
I literally NEVER heard any mention of all the terrible shit about Ghandi when I learned about ‘history’ in school
(Source: brain-and-brawn, via loveyourchaos)