Posts tagged feminist
Posts tagged feminist
a nice feminist info graphic for you all.
Feminist is not anti-feminine.
challenge internalized misogyny!
This is just a really good, thoughtful article on rape culture, using relevant and topical examples. Recommended reading.
“I was in Dupont Circle at 3:30 pm yesterday and was sexually assaulted while walking. In my hometown, in a nice neighborhood, in broad daylight, in public. I’m a city girl; I walk fast and have rules. A man pulled up behind me on his bicycle and reached up my skirt. He put his finger into my vagina through my underwear. He laughed and biked away. That was it. No 10-5, no catcall. No exchange. I didn’t see his face. At least when I was robbed at gunpoint I knew who to look for on the street.”
Wow, so this happened.
God forbid women in any industry be taken seriously. Pix, a new magazine for female photojournalists, just reinforces the stereotype that no matter what kind of work women are doing, what they really care about are fashion trends, keeping their mascara from smudging, cute shoes, and pictures of babies and weddings.
I’ve compiled this list of responses that seem to pop up a lot on the Internet. Whenever you’re in a discussion about feminist topics— or, hell, anything that pertains to women at all— see how many you can cross off! It’s fun! (And depressing!) Additionally, should anyone be curious as to why these ideas are bad or false, I will be more than happy to provide clarification.
Horrifying misogyny aside, I am actually amazed at the outpouring of hate and vitriol directed at this woman who has done nothing more offensive or terrible than suggesting we ought to take a look at female tropes in video games. It’s truly incredible, the amount of absolute psychopathy aimed at someone who is essentially a stranger.
Internet Dudes everywhere have become completely and totally unhinged at the very suggestion that some woman, somewhere, might want to examine how females are treated in electronic gaming culture. They have lost their heads. They have taken leave of their senses entirely. DDoS attacks on her site. Photoshopped images of her being raped. Misogynist memes created about her. People trying to access and post her personal information (phone number, address, etc.). The YouTube comments, of course. Death threats. Wishes that she would experience some kind of violence, usually overtly sexual violence. Reporting her social media accounts as hate speech, terrorism, and spam. I mean, really crazy stuff. It’s insane. They don’t even know this woman, but the tired old message they’re sending is coming through loud and clear:
Tits or GTFO.
Once! Just one time! Just one time I would like to see an article about a feminist topic— most recently, especially concerning the gaming industry— where the first twenty comments are not some variation of “But what about the MEN?!”
What about US! THE MEN!
WHAT ABOUT ME!
YOU KNOW WHAT, WE SHOULD REALLY BE TALKING ABOUT ME NOW
THIS IS REALLY GREAT AND WHATEVER BUT WHY ARE WE NOT TALKING MORE ABOUT ME
AND THE MEN
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT ME PLEASE WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE MEN THAT IS WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT HERE
The next person who says “Well, video games portray men negatively too” or “That’s not a fair assessment of men who play video games” is getting a roundhouse kick directly to the teeth.
One Shade of Grey
“As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and only about women seeking to be equal to men. And a huge majority of these folks think feminism is anti-male. Their misunderstanding of feminist politics reflects the reality that most folks learn about feminism from patriarchal mass media.” - bell hooks.
Don’t knock it ‘till you try it.
Everything makes me grumpy.
g fucking poy.