February 8, 2012
You’re Stretching the Limits of My Disbelief Suspenders, Guys.

        Does anyone else find it condescending and obnoxious when American television shows have a Hollywood gorgeous actress play a “frumpy” or supposedly “ugly” character? She’s normally tall and slender enough to be a model, has classical Hollywood features, wears perfect makeup and has a beautiful complexion. But for some reason the “less beautiful” (by warped and bigoted Western standards of beauty which are by no means legitimate) women are supposed to associate with her because someone says she eats too much or occasionally dresses in a nerd-chic sort of way.

        Meanwhile, you know who plays conventionally unattractive male characters (who are also judged by unfair concepts of masculinity and Western beauty) in movies and television? Conventionally unattractive male actors.

         Fuck societal standards of beauty. And fuck the idea that our media is so entrenched in them that they can’t even get a woman who is divergent from those standards to play the character of a woman who is in fact divergent from those standards.

December 14, 2011
Angry Brown Matriarch: This is what I fail to understand

angrybrownbaby:

Every day I see cleavage everywhere. Billboards putting liquor bottles between breasts, television showing women in tiny, tight shirts, and yet somehow this isn’t offensive. What is offensive is seeing a baby’s head in the way of a breast. When I was nursing my son, I had a tank top under my…

December 8, 2011
On the Objectification of Geek Women

Don’t be disgusted by the title- this guy is talking about the serious objectification of women by the geek community, rather than saying that women who are geeks aren’t worth dating. Seriously, give it a read.

December 6, 2011
loveandotherhumanrights:

This does a good job of pointing out the absurdity of pin-ups and the unequal amount of sexualization and objectification women receive. At least that’s what I get out of it. :)I mean, am I the only one that feels weirded out by the imagery, and annoyed that she’s weirded out by it?


I love this because these are actually kind of fun to look at, even though I should probably just be sad at the state of the world that this is so absurd for men but so common for women.
My roommate: “Actually, that last guy is pretty cute. You can tell he has a strong trunk. He could sit like that for me all day long….”

loveandotherhumanrights:

This does a good job of pointing out the absurdity of pin-ups and the unequal amount of sexualization and objectification women receive. At least that’s what I get out of it. :)
I mean, am I the only one that feels weirded out by the imagery, and annoyed that she’s weirded out by it?

I love this because these are actually kind of fun to look at, even though I should probably just be sad at the state of the world that this is so absurd for men but so common for women.

My roommate: “Actually, that last guy is pretty cute. You can tell he has a strong trunk. He could sit like that for me all day long….”

(Source: feminishblog, via )