Look, Marvel editor-in-chief Axel Alonso. If you can’t tell the difference between sexualizing a character and depicting them as a strong, powerful being, then if you REALLY want Marvel to make progress with its sexism problem, you need to step down. It’s time to retire, buddy. You’re the problem.

It’s not fucking hard to not sexualize a character. It’s not a “process.” And it’s not good enough that you’re “making efforts.” All you need to do to avoid sexualizing a character is to FUCKING DRAW THEM LIKE THEY’RE A FUCKING HUMAN BEING WHO DOESN’T EXIST TO BE SEXY.

When it comes to objectification, this is a great example of why comparing male strip clubs to Hooters is a “false equivalent.”

p.s. I saw this on FB and it wasn’t cited, but just found out this was also posted on tumblr several months ago by shatteredjunk.tumblr.com. Given the huge amount of notes this has gotten it seems like this needed to be posted again instead of just reblogged.

Found this in my brother’s room this morning. I have never felt so disappointed in my life that that little fucker supports rape culture. Look at her damn outfit. This game was made to sexualize women and make men comfortable with treating women like scantly-clad objects.

Fuck this world. Fuck the patriarchy. I can’t handle this bullshit anymore.

Porn teaches men they are gods. Pop culture teaches men that the epitome of success is to be surrounded by naked women, fawning over you. Prostitution exists because we, as a culture, very much believe that women exist to pleasure men. We tell women that they have to “work” in marriage, to keep their men happy, to keep them from straying — buy sexy lingerie, try threesomes, try anal, perform every porn fantasy he has — he needs it, he deserves it, it is your job.

We can continue to skirt around these truths — that the sex industry and our patriarchal culture breed men like Rodger — but expect more violence, more deaths, more rape, and more abuse. Our world is rife with Elliot Rodgers. We create them every day. They aren’t going anywhere.

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Meghan Murphy: Male entitlement begets male entitlement: On Elliot Rodger, misogyny, and the sex industry (Feminist Current)

Meghan Murphy articulates, not for the first time, how male entitlement to women’s bodies is devastating and dangerous for women everywhere.

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Report this twitter page called “World cup Candy" right the fuck now. It’s super disgusting. I am fuming with anger right now. Women can’t even enjoy a fucken god damn game of soccer without men taking photos of them "looking hot" or take a selfie and have it uploaded somewhere else with out their consent.

This is also fetishation of WOC as well. Notice how a Brazilian women that has a “nip slip” is set as their tweet con. They posted many over sexualized photos of WOC, also along with olive skin white women. 

They fucken described us Portuguese women as “exotic”. 

They fucken hastag a racist slur with the photos of the Japanese women. 

And from the looks of it the photo of the Brazilian and English girl, along with the photos of the Japanese girls. Not sure, but they look young. 

And furthermore on this, they fetishize same sex couple women. Sorry dudes, lesbian, and polysexual women don’t exist and do PDA stuff to cater to you. as a bisexual women I’m even more disgusted. 

you can report them here 

Please spread this around. 

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For ONCE, a positive Facebook experience.

I guess this girl got hacked and this gross-sounding scam link was posted into a local nightlife group.

Fortunately, both men and women alike came together to decry the inherent sexism and foulness of the fake link.

How often do you see multiple people of all genders calling out sexism and objectification on Facebook, huh?

Needless to say I was pretty excited when I came across it.

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Watch on globalsexualitiesqsx112.tumblr.com

Twerk It Girl

Self-proclaimed “twerk scholar” Kimari Brand created this five-minute documentary on twerking as a feminist issue while studying at University of Texas. Brand used her experiences—including a course on feminism and performance art, her study abroad experience studying Caribbean culture, and her own experiences as a black woman—to argue that twerking is empowering, and not demeaning. The fact that twerking is appropriated as extremely sexualized and as pertaining to low-income people of color have given it stigma, which Brand fights against. I love this documentary because the represented groups are women of color who are being empowered and not exploited by the content creator—a scholar and woman of color herself.

Black women have been fetishized, objectified, and exploited for their physical features for centuries—perhaps one of the clearest examples of this is Sara Baartman, “a Khosian woman who was taken from Cape Town to Europe in 1810, where she became a traveling human exhibit of racial and sexual difference. […] she was ‘inscribed as the iconic figure of African womanhood in metropolitan fantasies: as fundamentally primitive and lacscivious” (Munro 390). This stereotype of women based off of the example of Baartman “shaped the ways in which black female bodies are viewed: with an emphasis on the rear end as a signifier of deviant sexuality. As a result, such associations of black female sexuality with animalistic characteristics emerge not just in pseudo-scientific studies of human anatomy but also in popular culture” (Munro 390). It is in this very way that twerking is seen as sexualized, when in reality it is merely “performance art,” as Brand says.

Source: Munro, “Caster Semenya: Gods and Monsters”

Oftentimes when I am in a place occupied by butches and men, masculinity becomes a kind of currency. Butches start talking about how they’ve “fucked more girls” than the men, “gotten more pussy,” and are “better in bed.” Their sexual partners become objects rather than humans.

If there are women in the room, their objectification seems to be a bonding mechanism for the butches and men, laughing about who has the best ass, the best tits, who they’d fuck or not fuck. I can show a picture of my girlfriend to a man and know I will get instant respect from him based on her attractiveness. I know that because I’ve done it in the past, and that respect felt good to me, like my masculinity was confirmed by “the source.”

And that, my friends, is unbelievably fucked up.
I’m not sad, but the boys who are looking for sad girls always find me. I’m not a girl anymore and I’m not sad anymore. You want me to be a tragic backdrop so that you can appear to be illuminated, so that people can say ‘Wow, isn’t he so terribly brave to love a girl who is so obviously sad?’ You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.
—  Warsan Shire
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HOW TO SPOT A DOUCHE:

  • Thinks it has a right to your body because it finds it hot
  • Thinks it has a right to your body because you spoke to each other one time and you were being polite
  • Has a partner but goes behind its partner’s back by writing these stuff to you
  • Knows that you have a partner but it’s okay because “your boyfreind dosent need 2 know anything”
  • Calls you “hun” directly after you told it to stop calling you “baby”
  • Thinks that “no” means “please continue trying to talk me into it”
  • Tries negotiation, like “just 1 pic?” and “if you do this one thing, then I’ll leave you alone”
  • Feels like what it wants is worth more than what you want

Maybe my “boobs are like a phanomen”, whatever that is, but they are not for you.

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