Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
I honestly can’t believe this right now. I was complaining to my bf about some Kotex tampons I had used, going on a bit of a rant about how bad they were, and on a whim I decided to go to the website and leave a review so other people who might get them would know better.
I’ve never written a tampon review in my life (it’s not something I ever anticipated doing) so I had a little fun getting very passionate about my thoughts, and then went to submit…. Only to receive the words: ‘Your review text contains inappropriate language.’ I was confused at first, I mean I was pretty emphatic, but I didn’t cuss at all… and then I realized: I had typed the word ‘vagina.’
You can’t type the word ‘vagina’ on a TAMPON review because it’s considered inappropriate.
KOTEX, a company that makes OVER A BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR primarily selling products to people with vaginas, thinks that someone typing the word “VAGINA” in a review of a product that goes IN THEIR VAGINA is being inappropriate and needs to be censored.
I retyped “v*gina” with an asterisk like it was a swear word, submitted and it went to preview mode with no problem. But I’m still kind of in shock… Honestly, what is wrong with Kotex that they think they need to protect tampon users from the word ‘vagina’?
If you didn’t think our society’s fear of the vagina was absurd, here you go. It’s cartoonish.
I’m anti-feminist for many of the same reasons I’m an atheist.
So you don’t believe women exist?
Its okay. I’m an atheist because I don’t believe in something I can’t see or touch. I suppose women are much like that for you.
Somebody get him some ice.
How do anti-feminist and atheist overlap at all in terms of reasoning?
Lena Dunham (x)
Why I love her and why you should too.
FALSE. Fathers who ask for sole custody are far more likely to get it. It’s just that they don’t ask, mostly women do. Men win custody over women even if they are ostensibly unfit. More and more, judges and parents rule in favor of 50/50 custody. In fact, in the past ten years, the men’s rights movement has been devastating to women seeking custody in court and women are awarded sole custody about half as many times as men.
So find a new fucking myth.
Let’s just stop having genderbends. And nah don’t just change it to “spectrumslide” cause y’all still aren’t going to including trans and nonbinary people. Genderbends are gross and cissexist and really fucking hurtful to trans people. For you to add boobs to a character and say that makes them a girl is harmful. Stop it.
"genderbending" from one cis person to a different cis person came about as a way for women to reverse the horrible misogyny in most modern media that relegates (pretty much always cis) women to one-dimensional or stereotypical side characters and gives important, dynamic roles to (pretty much always cis) men
creating an alternative universe where a cis man is a cis woman instead is not transphobic, but believing this to be the be-all-and-end-all of “genderbending” is absolutely transphobic
it’s important to spread the knowledge that cis-to-cis is far from the only way a character’s GID can be explored, and encourage people to be more inclusive of trans people in their “genderbends,” but eliminating it entirely isn’t the way to go
and I’m all in favor of threatening to take away cis people’s toys if they keep being transphobic—it’s a very effective way to get people to listen to you
however, it’s important to remember that misogyny affects cis women too, so if your post is attacking “cis people” but only has the potential to harm cis women you might to take a closer look at that
Agreed. As a trans woman, I find that the problem is not binary gender, essential gender, genderbending, or any of this, but it is any sort of “such and such presentation is automatically X” by ANY party. I don’t blame it on genderbenders or find the act transphobic outside of context (and yes, in most contexts genderbending is transphobic). Because performative gender is a thing in addition to identified gender, the solution, in my opinion, is to continue to propagate the culture of asking.
As for those offensive genderbenders, if the popular thing is to ask them, and they something disturbingly transphobic, you have a better avenue to shut them down without being misogynist.
The crowdfunding site allows users to raise money to ban abortion, but won’t allow women to raise money to get one.
Fuck them, for real. Nobody with half a conscience should be using them anymore, not after this, not after their Darren Wilson bullshit.
Do not use GoFundMe.
if you still think “gamergate” is actually about ethics:
devs, journalists, and players alike are talking about real, serious ethical issues in the #gameethics tag on twitter to try and get more productive conversations going. issues like grueling work hours, low pay, gender inequality in development teams, major publishers trying to control the press with NDAs and blacklists and advertisement deals, news outlets having to rush reviews just so that they can post them as soon as possible and get all the clicks for ad revenue. even consumer issues like preorders, drm, and bad dlc practices. and instead of being happy that this is going on, just like they claimed to have wanted, the gamergate dudes are mostly just complaining about this actual discussion of ethics in game development, distribution, and journalism being “a diversionary tactic” and telling people not to use the tag. they’re discouraging people from participating in this discussion
gamergate is not about ethics. it was never about ethics
/v/ and /pol/ organized a whole harassment campaign and doxxing and hacking attacks and shit against indie game developer zoe quinn (and others like anita sarkeesian and phil fish) based around a series of lies, many of which were from her bitter ex-boyfriend. then they managed to convince people that the issue at hand was “ethics” and “accountability” in game journalism and some kind of indie game illuminati that allegedly controls the games press, when really none of the people starting this shit ever thought it was about that, they just wanted to ruin zoe’s life because she’s an opinionated woman who made a game they didn’t like
Today in Solidarity: Incredible Women (and Girls) of Ferguson
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.this is what a hero looks like
This woman is my fucking hero.
I need feminism because my self worth is constantly defined by the type of clothes I wear.
stop dressing like a slut and you won’t be treated like one
And thats why we need feminism, join us next week to read about how that guy is single