Jlaw is another cis het yt woman whose done nothing remarkable or groundbreaking apart from be cast in a whitewashed version of the Hunger Games, make jokes about pizza and occasionally swear?
Meanwhile we have WOC out here who are breaking boundaries and staking claims for other WOC every damn day and no one notices or cares because omg lets find another cute white grl who can get away with pizza jokes.
Also JLAW has said some problematic things but her fans never seem to acknowledge that nor do they acknowledge how fuckjng problematic and racist it is that she’s playing Katniss. She is the living breathing example that white ppl only need to half as much to get 1000 times as far.
This is why you cant trust women, even when theyre mouth is closed theyre still lying to you
you do realize that this is really hurtful right?
i did not do this to show how i am ‘lying’ to men or anyone, it’s not about how you, as a man, should feel about it - it’s about myself.
to me your statement sounds as if the left side of this picture is something awful or horrible. and no, it’s not. it is my face - with and without makeup. and whether i chose to wear it or not is MY AND JUST MY decision. and when i do, i do it for myself - so that i feel good about myself - not for you.
i think what pisses me the MOST about that comment, is that the beauty standard was literally created by men, and is perpetuated by the patriarchal society that we live in because it’s a fantasy, because all women were made to be part of this fantasy. it’s not our fault that the attractiveness we display is judged solely on how well we wear makeup, because no one looks like that. even with ‘natural’ makeup, nO ONE LOOKS LIKE THAT. men and women are attracted to faces that do not exist. how fucked up is that?
a guy once said in passing that it was necessary for his girlfriend to wear makeup, and it just blows my mind that he wouldn’t be attracted to a natural women’s face. despite how they look without makeup, because it’s not as “perfect,” as enhanced, the way women “should look,” as it is with makeup. we see men as attractive without makeup, but when we look at women without makeup? it’s shameful, it’s ugly, she hasn’t ‘put her face on.’ we see ‘attractive’ men as attractive despite them having the same flaws as women: under eye circles, thick eyebrows, uneven skin coloring, et cetera. its the fact that we are literally told to believe that our bodies, unlike those of attractive men, are not good enough. we’re told no woman will ever be good enough.
i think it scares men how closely women look like them. not because men think other men are ugly, but because when you look like someone, you identify more with them. it kills the fantasy. women become human, real, people who have body oder and fart. they’re “ugly” without makeup because they’re no longer these freakish dolls that grow zero body hair and whose cheekbones are always defined.
cosmetics for women is a HUGE industry. women’s beauty is a commodity. it’s a thing that can be bought and sold. chris hemsworth wakes up every morning and looks like sun shines out of his ass. while the op in the picture above has to spend a ridiculous amount of money and time literally redefining her face so that she and everyone else will think of her as attractive.
this comment-er calls the op a liar when him and people like him created and perpetuate the reason for its existence. he’s metaphorically punching himself in the face.
i was going to respond but i think the above comment is just spot on and i cant add much to it
i completely loathe the fact that women are often branded deceitful and liars because they have chosen to wear makeup. oh my fuck its just ugh
This was a world where girls were fighters. Where they could eat all the food they wanted. Where they could cry."
This show/manga was so brilliant because she was, in fact, all of the above, and she was still depicted as strong. All of the Sailor Senshi presented a different type of femininity, all of them were at least a little “girly”, and they were each and every one of them warriors.
wtf is this “i wanna punch a feminist” “oh yeah well IM A BIG STRONG MAN” shit
why is this being celebrated
what is your feminism if you are not talking abt the fact that op was talking abt WOMEN/implying that if someone ids as a feminist they arent rly a woman, in favor of fawning over mens’ displays of the very kind of masculinity (valuing physical strength, aggression, violence, confrontation) we are supposedly trying to tear down?? no. just, no. and fucking stop letting men think this is an ok way to act as a feminist! feminism is not a progressive new way to assert your masculinity! fucking stop this!
Ok so, I’ve never been in a real life situation where anyone of any gender defended me from my male assaulters, much less the men present at my assaults, so the idea that there are men out there, big strong tough manly men, who value my safety and the safety of anyone being threatened by antifeminists, that makes me really happy. To think that some day I might be attacked again and someone would actually step in front of me instead of sort of fucking off and laughing it away and leaving me to struggle against my attackers on my own? I really like that. I’m gonna celebrate that somewhere out there, some kid might not have to go through violent assault because one of these toughies is there to defend them.
So like, yeah, I do value physical strength, aggression, and confrontation. Those are female things too, those things can be feminine. I am all for redefining masculinity and femininity, and there are women who are appending their badass muscle pics to that post too. Strength and aggression and confrontation can be used responsibly, pro-socially, for instance: to defend and protect.
So seeing men step up and say “If you want to punch a feminist, punch me,” that sounds nice. That strikes me as laudable. I’d rather those guys—and some of those ladies— get punched than me. I’ve never had anyone get punched for me. I’d kind of like that.
what roach said.
these people are saying: you want to punch a feminist, you go right ahead, only your mental image of ‘feminist’ may not equal actual feminists. so perhaps you might want to consider your preconceived notions of what is and is not ‘feminist’ and what is and is not ‘punchable,’ and why exactly it is you want to physically assault feminists.
also, i kind of want to see these “hurr feminists r terrible” dingleberries get turned into pate, and i don’t care if it’s badass ladies or badass dudes who do the pureeing, just as long as they explain clearly that they are being pureed by feminists, and that they fucking deserve it.
White feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants, don’t slut shame her”
Actual feminism is “Miley can dress however she wants but she crossed a line when she started using another culture as a means to rebel and utilized black women and little people as shocking accessories in her music videos and live performances”
you’ve had nicki and rihanna for years you don’t need a miley
i love nicki minaj and janelle monae because their aesthetics are so far removed from one another but they both actively attempt to defy traditional standards of beauty in their own completely different ways
i think nicki goes “hyper-feminine” (see: Barbie) and challenges traditional standards of beauty by being LOUD in her femininity in both her demeanor and her appearance. yes she likes pink but not only does she like pink she FUCKING LOVES PINK. furthermore, i think she enjoys appropriating male symbols of power or traditionally masculine clothes and “feminizing” them by (flawlessly) incorporating them into her own outfits. or she makes her feminine outfits threatening by wearing spikes and sharp edges
janelle’s aesthetic is more focused around blurring the lines of traditional femininity and masculinity. janelle’s occasional forays into more traditional standards of beauty for women only make it more obvious that she is saying “I am the one who chooses how I look. Today I choose to look this way for myself and tomorrow I may choose to look differently.” she does things like wear a formal white button up, but with a ribbon neck tie. or strappy heels and an all-white suit with a gorgeous necklace. or a suit-inspired dress with a lot of cleavage. she doesn’t even give a shit about gendered clothing and just wears whatever the fuck she wants
i also love love love that they defy white-centric ideas of beauty. nicki has an alter-ego named barbie… what defies white-centric ideas of beauty more than a woman from trinidad calling herself barbie when mattel refuses to release a doll with brown skin called barbie and instead making her one of “barbie’s friends”?
and janelle is constantly constantly using natural black hair and i think she is constantly paying omage to african and african american culture in her aesthetic… i would be shocked if her cover for archandroid wasnt inspired by queen nefertiti
anyways i just love how these ladies dress themselves because i see it as a big middle finger to traditional ideas of how black women should look and i think that’s just great bye
Twenty-four years ago today, December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and wounded ten women. He entered École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Ruger Mini-14 and a hunting knife for the purpose of “fighting feminism” by murdering the female engineering students there. He began his violence in a classroom where first he ordered the students to separate into men and women. He asked the female students in French if they knew why he had singled them out.
One student answered no, and Lépine explained, “I am fighting feminism.” Nathalie Provost attempted to defuse the situation: “Look, we are just women studying engineering, not necessarily feminists ready to march on the streets to shout we are against men, just students intent on leading a normal life.” Lépine replied, “You’re women, you’re going to be engineers. You’re all a bunch of feminists. I hate feminists.” He opened fire and killed six women. Lépine continued through the school, committing more murders and assaults (gun and knife). Finally he killed himself. Contained in his suicide note was a hit list of nineteen more Quebec women whom he considered feminist figures.
In response to the École Polytechnique massacre, Canada designated December 6 National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. On this day we also remember all violence against women: we call attention to partner abuse and violence against women which is especially overlooked, like the violence so many Aboriginal women face.
24 years ago today, fourteen women died because they were women.
"How the Media Failed Women in 2013," courtesy of Miss Representation. This is mind-boggling and you must watch it right now.
BUT WAIT THOUGH.
how you gonna put rihanna in between miley cyrus and justin timberlake??
especially when the clip of rihanna in question is her video for pour it up, where there are LITERALLY NO MEN IN THE VIDEO? even the dollar bills she throws have her face on them?????
how are you gonna include rihanna for twerking, but exclude selena gomez for shitting on desi women, brooke candy and iggy azealia for appropriating black culture, lily allen for demonizing women of color (which in the clip you showed of miley, she was doing? she was smacking the ass of a dancer of color)
white feminists are so quick to shout OPPRESSION OF WOMEN! when their fellow woman is being “slut-shamed” (can we just not use that term anymore? high school is over. lets cut the cutesy bs and call it what it is: misogyny) but continually ignore their own racism (and more often than not cissexism/transphobia — we’re not gonna talk about how rad it is to see a transwoman playing a transwoman? oh wait she’s not a part of your shitty white cis club so who cares???)
we can criticize rihanna about many things, but her twerking in her music video is LAST thing we should be talking about — especially when rihanna isn’t “objectifying herself” nor is she catering to any male gaze nor appropriating black culture (because i mean helloooo she’s black??)
ugh white feminists i stfg
- Margaret Cho (via albinwonderland)
I’m not really psyched for the Xbox One, but this is one of the best commercials I’ve seen in a while.
I enjoy reading the youtube comments. So many guys being pissing into the air about the female being the dominant one.
From what I got out of this, the XBOX One is showing that, with ownership of the xbox, you get power to command and control - it recognizes voice commands and faces. The boyfriend obeying her was a part of that theme - because she owns the xbox, she has control.
“I hope THIS CONSOLE FAILS!!! What a bunch of feminazi BS to appeal to women, Xbox doesn’t care about true gamers anymore, they want to appeal to the family/ casual gamers… They’re pulling a Wii, and they probably will crash and burn with this console… They’re trying to get lots of people to buy this and for the hardcore community to get them sales for their games… YOU CAN’T APPEAL TO EVERYONE!!!”
This ad is ridiculous.
It falls into the same old trap of thinking that in order to make a girl a “gamer” you have to make her hyper-masculine.
Excuse you, do you see the highlights in her hair? Her dress? Those silver shoes? Her beautiful-ass face? That is NOT the image of a hyper-masculine woman. We’d be seeing a lot more plaid and sweatpants if they were trying to make her masculine. She drinks beer, yes. She expects to be obeyed, yes. Those are not purely masculine traits.
And the comments continue to become more violent and disgusting toward the woman, and insulting toward Microsoft.
What do you think?
Whenever I see some fedora-wearing dudebro whining about how all the feminazis and friend-zoning bitches ruined his life, I picture this:
- blackfeminists.org, about Lily Allen’s new video, “Hard Out Here” (via silversoul)
Edit: The * was-a pointed out to be probelmatic so Wario removed it
Why are we so ashamed of periods? … Women’s bodies are incredibly sexualized in our media and in our every day experiences. So much so that even mentioning menstruation sends a lot of people into kindergarten levels of EW. And why? Because for a moment, you have broken the spell. And suddenly, you are no longer a magical mannequin unicorn fairy existing purely for the sexual fantasy of other people. Suddenly, you’re a human being! (X)