February 19, 2012

mayapapayalovesjambalaya:

fernacular:

Welcome to: If Male Superhero Costumes were Designed Like Female Superhero Costumes!

Aaaaa I dunno. I got tired of guys having no idea why girls find female superhero’s costumes kinda sexist, so I, um, made this?

My main goals were: 1) Make it so the first thing you think of when you look at them is sex, whether you want to or not. 2) make it so that any male human who looks at this feels really uncomfortable. 3) make it funny, because, well, it’s kinda hilarious really.

Not trying to start a war here, just wanted to poke a bit of fun.

So, here you go menfolk, welcome to being a girl who likes comics.

GLORIOUS.

(via msboomshakalaka)

February 2, 2012
"I swear to god I will lose my mind if I hear the “sex sells” fallacy one more time. Sex does not sell. If sex sold, we would see penises where we see boobs. Naked men would be on everything that naked women are on. Sex isn’t what they’re selling you. They’re selling you an impossible, pornographically fueled misogynistic idea of the perfect woman."

(via littlelightx)

Yes.

(via psdo)

So, all of you gentlemen who say this out there need to jump off of that misogynistic crazy train. It is taking you far, far away from logic.

(via i-post-sadness-and-cats-deactiv)

February 1, 2012
"I mean literally, why is that last page a full-page splash of Batman actually penetrating Catwoman? Why do we need to see that? What does it accomplish or tell us about the characters that would have been lost if that page had been omitted? The answer is nothing. They just wanted to see Catwoman and Batman bang on a roof. And that is the whole problem with this false notion of “sexually liberated” female characters: These aren’t those women. They’re how dudes want to imagine those women would be — what Wire creator David Simon called writing “men with t*ts.” They read like men’s voices coming out of women’s faces. Or worse, they read like the straight girls who make out with each other at clubs, not because they enjoy making out with women but because they desperately want guys to pay attention to them. This is not about these women wanting things; it’s about men wanting to see them do things, and that takes something that really should be empowering — the idea that women can own their sexuality — and transforms it into yet another male fantasy. It takes away the actual power of the women and turns their “sexual liberation” into just another way for dudes to get off."

The Big Sexy Problem with Superheroines and Their ‘Liberated Sexuality (via sociolab)

THANK YOU.

(via rosemary--and--time)

January 13, 2012
"[I]t is illegal for women to go topless in most cities, yet you can buy a magazine of a woman without her top on at any 7-11 store. So, you can sell breasts, but you cannot wear breasts, in America."

Violet Rose, in Three Steps to Better Sex (via muffdiver)

This reminds me of the post going around which contrasted the pathologizing of public breastfeeding with the gratuitous, objectifying images of women’s breasts that can be found in advertising.

The legal and social message is that our bodies are for purchase and exchange between men—and their liberty to buy us and sell us should never be infringed! NOT EVER! FIRST AMENDMENT! FIRST AMENDMENT!—not for us to do with as we please. Never that!

(via mswyrr)

(Source: slingshot.tao.ca, via letstalkaboutrape)

January 10, 2012

shin8shin:

cesaret:

mahuika:

lucy-in-the-soup-with-croutons:

Basically the shortest, yet most accurate, commentary on the differences between ads geared towards men and women I’ve ever seen.

AND YOUR CHILDREN’S CLOTHES ARE FILTHY

god, so accurate.

oh. my. 

EEeeexactly.

(via rosemary--and--time)

January 9, 2012
The Bechdel Test: What it is, and why it matters

shin8shin:

jamesalexander:

More on the Bechdel Test:

The Female Character Flowchart

Memo to all women: No half for you in Hollywood

Why film schools teach screenwriters not to pass the Bechdel test

Remember when I said they teach you not to write screenplays with women as leads?

the flowchart is flawless

But hey, sexism is dead, right? Just ask…well, don’t ask women, obviously, because no one wants to listen to those bitches.

Seriously, once you start filtering the media through the Bechdel Test, you start to realize exactly how much of it was not intended for women to enjoy or associate with.

(via rosemary--and--time)

January 4, 2012
Yup.

Yup.

(Source: feminist-tips)