I tell them to explain to me how to respond to articles like this, which you find everyday, from every country, on a widescale basis. What are women to do?
When they’re essentially saying is “this isn’t a problem”. Riiiiight…
And to those who condemn misognists in articles like this, but don’t want to say they’re a feminist because they’re “not a crazy hairy man-hater”…
Following on from the above article, the website www.007b.com is a refreshing feminist site showing realistic pics from all around the world combating the page 3 sexualisation of them. Furthermore, there is boob related advice and a fantastic article (linked in) regarding the myths surrounding bras- it’s a cultural thing! I now have a feminist justification for my hatred of them….
As a black woman, I feel like I owe a debt of gratitude to Mikki Kendall, of Solidarity Is For White Women fame for managing to so perfectly encapsulate years of subjugation of black women by white women. With those five words, she was able to instantly zero in on why Intersectional Feminism is so necessary if the feminist movement is to progress.
This is a fantastic article explaining why Miley Cyrus’ performance was racist as well as sexually objectifying and dehumanising towards women. It highlights the theme of inter-sectional feminism, something that I’m still learning about, something paramount for white feminists to be aware of and fluent in during feminist discussion.
The article also touches on slut-shaming- I think whilst we should criticise Miley on her performance from a variety of angles, slut-shaming is not the correct, moral, progressive or feminist way of doing it. No woman deserves to be slut-shamed, and I believe it’s irrelevant and corrosive. I’ve read articles that have said lines such as “racist slut”…? Contradictory and unhelpful. Women are some of the worst perpetrators of slut-shaming culture and it must stop, we must fight patriarchy together.
However, I do disagree with this article claiming Miley not be a feminist. That is not for us to say or judge, and as we have criticised her for treating a black woman’s body as public property, we should not treat her as such.
If you think a woman in a tan vinyl bra and underwear, grabbing her crotch and grinding up on a dance partner is raunchy, trashy, and offensive but you don’t think her dance partner is raunchy, trashy, or offensive as he sings a song about “blurred” lines of consent and…
found this on the “fuck shaving” facebook page, such a refreshing thing on my feed!
Love this pic! Fuck shaving!
People say the world is a bad, dark place full of war and dying. I disagree, love is all around us and always has been. It’s just not newsworthy. We don’t need love to prevail or revolt, it always has done, it’s been surrounding us since our evolution from the stars above us.
How can we bring democracy with a military hand?
America and Europe need to stop intervening in a way which WE think is helpful. Western democracy is weak on its knees, democracy is not part of the discourse in Syria and Egypt at the moment. We must grasp the hand of simple humanitarianism, we must focus on the innocent, not the politics, not on how we can bring down the power of rich men. Where is the logic, where are the principles, where is the baseline commonality between human to human?
Those in power in the West have no empathy in their privileged lives to understand and analyse these situations. We must lobby them to offer open arms to the refugees, deliver food, aid, medication, doctors, and stand by ready for them to come when they need us, instead of intervening the only way they believe they can- with bombs and guns. This will be another bloody political and social mess like Iraq- have we not learnt? We took to the streets to urge it’s prevention, but our politicians went against us when they intervened. And they have again, against everybody’s interests, but their own.
I am awaiting the rapid rise of the death toll following this intervention. We can only hope, protest, spread the word and keep solidarity strong with all of the victims of war, power struggles, dictatorship and weapons.
When will the penny drop? When will people understand that weapons do not equate peace in any form? To me, this is a very simplistic concept.
interesting ideas concerning the UK boycotting the Russian Olympics & Russian vodka over the gay right’s violations and attacks/abuse/discrimination/surveillance of homosexuals in Russia. I am normally not in favour of boycotts, but in extreme circumstances, it can be effective, and I think we need to pressurise Russia, cut off trade and unite as a global community to make a profound statement about the treatment and freedom of homosexuals in Russia. Europe can’t regress, we must move forward
"This is a matter of freedom!" No. No, it’s not.
Fantastic article outlining the most common, pathetic and poorly justified arguments supporting Page 3 from the old men/”men’s rights” lobbyists
from the “fuck shaving” facebook page
Tell someone you’re a vegan/vegetarian and they suddenly become an expert in nutrition, and you are apparently on the edge of death
Tell someone you vote Green and they suddenly become an environmental scientist, and you’re just a weed-smoking tree hugger who doesn’t believe in cars. At all. No cars. Anywhere.
Tell someone you’re a feminist, and they become a historian and tell you about your own oppression, whilst you’re just a man hater who can’t get laid nor understand that everyone loves boobs
The word “rape” does not factor into Yale’s new report on how the university is handling sexual misconduct; instead, the act is described as “nonconsensual sex,” and it’s usually punishable by “written reprimand.” (Sometimes rapists have to spend some time thinking about respect!) According to the report, five of the six people Yale identified as nonconsensual sex-havers over the past six months either graduated without much stress or will be returning to campus in the fall.