Posts tagged sexism.
Why do girls still list ‘Lord Of The Rings’ next to things they are interested in? Do they not realise guys haven’t seen that as ‘edgy’ or ‘attractive’ since about 2006?
The fact you enjoy one of the most successful book/films of all time does not make you stand out, alright?
Now, If you’d write how much you love the work of David Gemmell or Brandon Sanderson, then.. yeah, I’d hit it.
the female stifles a scream and steadies her breathing as her eyes rapidly scan the textpost for the sixth time. her hands tremble as she quickly rips down her gandalf posters and throws her lord of the rings triology into the fire. she sits back down. ‘guy not attract to girl ???who enjoy lord of the riINGs??? .… closE One’ she whispers to herself as she wipes her forehead. she successfully remains attractive to the opposite sex yet another day
I don’t want to take away from the perfection of the response above, but I would really love a chance to ask the OP if it has honestly never occurred to him that women might be listing things as among their interests because they themselves are interested in it, not because they’re trying to crack the secret code of how to get into your pants.
ya’ll out here acting like racism/sexism/transphobia/queerphobia/etc. is just an inconvenience for us rather than violence against our bodies
— ~Anita Sarkeesian (via tabularasae)
— Adrienne Rich (via tabularasae)
This advice needs to be in every EULA on the internet. Click Accept and win life.
That particular article has some stellar points and a few absolutely horrid bits, and I think it has a lot of really fantastic advice for people who are in a particular life situation — which can simultaneously be awful advice for people who aren’t in that situation.
That disclaimer in mind, the above quote about ‘nice guys’, and every section dealing with the foul fantasy that any individual is entitled to someone else is GOLD.
Yeah, I was in perhaps the wrong sort of mood when I saw that article the first time, because all I did was crumple up and sob. There are days I’d honestly rather be dead than have to live in a world where the only way to “succeed” is to be the kind of person that about half this article endorses.
So really, read with caution. Tough love is appropriate in some situations and fucking well fatally crushing in others, and I’m getting a little weary of having that link paraded around as THE BEST THING EVER.
I’ll stand by the nice-guy takedown, though. ;)
Fuck “nice guys” forever.
Even if they are never verbalized, the rules of bodily conduct for females become clear early on: when school administrators reprimand you for the inch of midriff that shows when you lift your hands straight in the air or youth group leaders tell you that the sight of your unintentional cleavage is what causes godly young men to fall, you learn that your body is dangerous and shameful and that it’s your responsibility to cloister it in a way that is acceptable to everyone else. You learn that your body is a topic of public debate that everyone is entitled to weigh in on, from a male classmate telling you that those jeans make your ass look huge to the male-dominated United States Congress dictating the parameters that rape must fall within to be considered legitimate. To be a woman, and to live life in a woman’s body, is to be held to a set of comically paradoxical standards that make you constantly second-guess yourself and jump through a million hoops in pursuit of an impossible perfection.