feeling kin d a tired lately. , ,
white women of hollywood, reducing japan and japanese culture to cupcakes, sexy ”costumes” and submissive sex-kittens since god knows when
white people, this is why nobody trusts you
yeah, so white women fetishize, objectify, and commodify woc as well and treat us like props.
this is why we don’t trust you.
They took down the Hello Kitty video from YouTube but you can watch it here if you want to cringe and fume for three minutes.
Also I hate people going around and saying that if we don’t want to be dehumanized or appropriated, then don’t take the job.
Uh. If someone turns down the chance to be in an artist’s music video, they’ll easily replace her and she’ll be known to be a difficult person to work with. It’s tough enough for WoC in this industry, so they’re not in a position to bargain or stand up for themselves cause to Hollywood, they’re disposable.
So instead of being so simple-minded and saying for everyone to just “stop taking offensive jobs”, get angry at those who think it’s okay to use People of Color as props.
We’re not for display.
We’re not your accessories.
Go fuck yourself.
Very serious men doing very serious things in this 1954 print advertisement for General Electric.
One woman is killed every week in Australia by her partner or ex-partner. The majority of the time these women are attacked because they tried to, or even managed to, leave their abusive partner.
Don’t try telling that to Palmer United Party candidate Brian Woods, though. He’s standing by these comments, saying women need to stop whinging to him about them.
An Infinite List of Favorite Collections - Elie Saab S/S 2014 Haute Couture [3/3]
when you think your cramps are finished but then
I haven’t posted anything lengthy or terribly eloquent on the subject of women in geek culture lately, have I? Have this instead.
Short answer: Because I’m woman.
Because misogyny is real and can be fatal.
Because it’s common for people to question every inch of a woman’s life when she reports a rape or sexual assault (what were you wearing? how much did you drink? was it dark out? were you alone? did you know the guy liked you? why didn’t you go home? did you not say no?)
Because in many countries, women are forced to marry their rapist, carry their baby, live a life of non-consensual sex.
Because people ask if my boyfriend minds that I earn more than him.
Because women who have kids and work are called bad mothers and women who have kids and stay at home are lazy or benefit scroungers.
Because when I go out to bars I frequently get touched inappropriately and laughed at when I protest.
Because I can’t walk alone in the dark without fearing for my safety and knowing I’m not being irrational.
Because I get asked “do you actually like Star Wars or are you just into it to look cool?”
Because ‘girl’ and ‘weakness’ are synonymous to so many people.
Because if I like sex, I’m a slut, and if I don’t, I’m a prude.
Because when I grew out my body hair, people gave me dirty looks and made nasty comments.
Because so many jokes involve misogyny, tired stereotypes, and a complete lack of respect for women and girls.
Because jobs that are traditionally seen as “women’s work” are paid much less (childcare, cleaning, catering).
Because there is a pay gap between men and women (in the UK, women earn on average £5k less).
Because when I’m assertive, I’m a bitch. A man is just assertive.
Because when I’m emotional I’m PMSing, I’m irrational, I’m hysterical. A man is passionate.
Because when women are victims of domestic violence people say, ‘if they stay, they deserve it’.
Because a man being called a girl is supposed to be an insult.
Because men get attacked for dressing like women.
Because I read an article today about teenage mothers and how they “lack self-respect”.
Because I know people who have been fired for taking time off after a miscarriage.
Because going on maternity leave can cost you your job.
Because every time I tag a post on here with ‘feminism’, a man reblogs it and tries to tear it apart.
Because in many countries girls do not have the same access to education that boys do.
Because I get compliments that end with “… For a girl” (I can run fast for a girl, I can punch hard for a girl, I’m smart for a girl…)
Because the way the media portray women is hugely skewed from reality.
Because women are expected to shave and wax and exfoliate and put on make up and dye their hair and style their hair and never look tired or old or fat and smell like a fresh garden of flowers and smile and giggle.
Because a fat woman is disgusting but a fat man enjoys his food.
Because I should be happy with being able to vote and work and wear trousers and ignore the inequality I experience in my life and that occurs the world over.
Because this list is never ending.
Because feminism is a dirty word.
Because women do not have the same right and privileges available to them as men.
And because I continue to get questions like this.
Kim Katrin Crosby (via xuron)
Keynote Speaker for LGBTQ History Month at Dartmouth, on September 30, 2013, where quote is from.
Important. Especially the phrase “dual genocides.” Because clearly using Black bodies as tools to rebuild stolen and settled land from Native people who are dehumanized and killed via genocide as rationalized by the State makes the relationship between dehumanized stolen bodies without structural power on stolen land a different one from White bodies with structural power occupying land that is not theirs.