anonymous asked:

Ey, sorry to ask this, but a while ago you said there was sexism in RWBY. Where did you see it by chance and what was it? (I'm not trying to be a jerk. I really want to know, because i'm blinder than a bat when it comes to things like these.)

I spent all morning typing this up so I’m gonna put it under a cut because its Long (sorry mobile users omg)

Oh god, there’s so much to bring up… I’ll preface this post by saying I’m very tired from travel and I may miss things; feel free to add on to this post if you spot something I didn’t touch on or even explained wrong/vaguely! Feel free to refrain from comment if you’re here to defend RT.

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'For all intents and purposes I am a woman.' Nope. If you were a woman no one would have heard of you because women can't compete in the decathlon. You wouldn't be a hero. You would be a frustrated young athlete who wasn't given a chance. So you do you. Be happy. But don't appropriate my lived experience.

‘World’s most popular artist’: Japan’s Yayoi Kusama. Source

Marina Abramović, Looking at the Mountains, 2010, colour pigment print, 160 x 200 cm, Lisson Gallery, London. Source

The relationship between women and the artistic canon is not exactly a new topic to consider, as anyone who has ever been to a national museum or studied art history will know. But this recent article, featured on The Guardian online, was filled with some really interesting statistics concerning the global popularity of single-artist exhibitions in 2014. Last year, the work of Japan’s Yayoi Kusama attracted over 2 million people, granting her the prestigious title of ‘world’s most popular artist’ - I was gutted to have missed her ‘Bronze Pumpkins’ exhibition at Victoria Miro in the autumn. Her overwhelming popularity surprised me somewhat, but then seeing as this is a global study, not a western-centric one, perhaps it is not so shocking to see her name at the top of the list. Her traveling retrospective ‘Infinite Obsessions’, which showed across South and Central America, was a particularly impressive success story.

However, reading this article, it is disappointing to see that American museums and galleries still prioritise male artists, despite evidence revealing that audiences aren’t as preoccupied with big canonical names as institutions might think. Yes, an exhibition of Berthe Morisot is not going to pull in the crowds that an Edouard Manet show would. The traditional artistic canon, pre-mid-20th century, is male-dominated, meaning that there aren’t as many well-known female painters and sculptors to choose from in the first place. But in the case of contemporary artists, that is hardly a valid argument: think of Kusama, Marina Abramovic, Paula Rego, Tracey Emin, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, Barbara Kruger, Mona Hatoum, etc. It’s shocking to consider how ‘male artists represented by the world’s major art dealers were over seven times more likely to be given a solo exhibition than female artists signed to the same top gallerists’ when there is statistical proof that audiences are really not fussed about the artist-in-question’s gender.

And this all got me thinking about the museums and galleries I regularly visit and where they seem to stand on the issue. I thought of the Tate Modern and how, in 2015, three of their six single-artist exhibitions or displays are based on women - Marlene Dumas, Sonia Delaunay and Agnes Martin. The pretty well-balanced mix of male and female artists scheduled for exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery, Grimaldi Gavin, Victoria Miro and the ICA also came straight to mind. As a dramatic comparison, the Royal Academy’s 2015 programme looks something like this: Giovanni Battista Moroni, Allen Jones, Charles Stewart, Peter Paul Rubens, Stanley Anderson, Richard Diebenkorn, Joseph Cornell, Ai Weiwei and Jean-Etienne Liotard. The women? Eileen Cooper. I’m not saying all galleries should have a strict 50/50 division, but when the unnecessary masculine dominance is that obvious - 90%! - there’s definitely a problem. A historically sexist institution - out of its initial 34 members in 1768, just two were women - it is incredibly disappointing to still see such a lack of female artists exhibiting at the Academy, nearly 250 years after its establishment.

I will be very interested to see how Kusama’s popularity and the statistics uncovered in the Art Newspaper’s study affects the museum schedules for next year; if at all. In London, upcoming female-artist shows include Barbara Hepworth at Tate Britain, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at the Serpentine Gallery and Julia Margaret Cameron at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

“So I have an idea for a game, how about a constant-time strategy? Note my lack of sarcastic tone.”
“…I don’t know what that is.”
“Here, have a three-paragraph-long wordwall about how I bothered to stalk your Tumblr for your posts about not liking feminism and finding women sexually attractive, which obviously proves you’re a misogynist. I’m being an asshat because I want you to leave me alone instead of just saying so, and I’m saying all women are rude to you because you’re a misogynist. They or you clearly don’t just have social anxiety or something similar.”
Ugh, you fucking trashbag! Can’t you see I’m joking, you anti-feminist?”
“Uh, I was just asking you to elaborate. Why are you making assumptions about me?”

ugh the op has serious issues. all that person was asking was an explanation about a term  used on a post that had nothing to do with politics. bringing up the asker’s political standings has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

~the aspie one

Victor Hugo and His Blatant Racism/Sexism Combo

Let’s take a look at his standards of beauty

Esmerelda: The most beautiful girl ever. Dancing in the light of a bonfire shining off of her brown skin, constantly referred to only by her ethnicity, literally everyone but her mom wants to sleep with her, an ethereal being until she slips up a tiny bit. The hottest girl you’ve ever seen, who walks with the limberness of a goat. She is sixteen. “Exotic” sexualized beauty.

Enjolras: The most beautiful man ever. Blond hair, blue eyes, skin as pale as a Greek statue. Passionate, but chaste. Admired for his thoughts and charm, his fierceness in fighting for his cause. Not interested in the opposite sex. Pure. Virtuous. Light. He is in his early twenties. Respectable and proper beauty.


In a modern social justice world

Nothing is funny.

Everyone is a victim deserving of special rights and treatment.

Women need to not be treated like fragile damsels, because they need to be treated like fragile damsels instead.

Progress is only allowable as long as affirmative action standards are met.

Rape culture is real, and it is the Holocaust, even as sexual assault reaches all time low.

Homosexuals need to check their privilege because trans people say so.

The Holocaust will be real again, and will contain only cishet white males.

The wage gap will be considered equal as soon as men make 10 cents to every dollar that a woman makes.

We never recognize the idea that men can be raped and sexualized.

We never recognize the idea that reverse racism, or racism towards white people, actually exists.

We fully recognize that women have always had less rights, and had it harder than homosexuals.

We fully recognize that demisexuals, dragonkin, and peoples headmates have it the worst of all.

We no longer live by the sentiments of love and acceptance expressed by Martin Luther King Jr.

Transethnicity will be the greatest struggle of all ever endured by mankind.

Every woman receives their mandatory “male tears” mugs as soon as they exit the womb.

Every man receives castration as soon as they exit the womb.

Video games are understood to be the underlying reason why the Third Reich came to power.

Video games are understood to be the reason why brothels exist all over the world.

Video games are understood to be the reason behind everything bad ever, and statistics will showcase it to be true without ever being scrutinized as skewed and biased.

Able-body people will never play roles of handicapped characters in TV or movies.

Anita Sarkeesian is President of the United States forever.

No one is Vice President because that is triggering.

ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and FOX have officially gone under and have effectively been replaced by subsidiaries of Gawker, Vox, and The Daily Dot.

Only then will the world be made right.

However, women in third world countries will still be stoned to death, and have acid splashed in their faces, Palestinians will still be displaced and have their land stripped from them by military force, Wall Street bankers will still own all of the wealth and all of the real power, and poverty stricken sweatshop workers will still be building iPhones and other neat first world gadgets. Those things haven’t changed, thankfully!

tl;dr I enacted Godwin’s Law, and you didn’t even notice.