Where are all the people who were defending Lily Allen’s racist as fuck video because the song was “empowering to women?”

Because boy doΒ I have some news for you.Β Lily Allen thinks women are the problem.

But I don’t think men are the enemy, I think women are the enemy. I know that when I’m sitting in a restaurant and a really beautiful woman walks in, who’s skinny, I instinctively think, “Oh she’s really skinny and beautiful and I’m really fat and ugly.” Every man I speak to always says they find that kind of woman gross, and they prefer a bit more meat on their ladies. So it’s more of a competitive thing. It’s weird. It’s just really unhealthy and we’re our own worst enemy. We should stop being so horrible to each other.

But that wasn’t enough! She also said:

Feminism. I hate that word because it shouldn’t even be a thing any more. We’re all equal, everyone is equal so why is there even a conversation about feminism? What’s the man version of feminism? There isn’t even a word for it. There’s no reason for it. Menanism. Male-ism. It doesn’t exist.

Lily Allen apparently doesn’t think misogyny exists, that it’s all just women hating women. She lives in a goddamned fantasy world.

-Pixee

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Last one, I promise! (unless Kelsey makes more)

This morning on my walk back from taking Little Bit to school there were two separate incidences that made me think about street harassment and catcalling - more specifically, how people respond so dismissively to complaints about it.

"Jeez, just take a compliment" and "What were you wearing? If it was at all revealing then you know you wanted that attention so stop complaining." Like really wtf? Here are the two things I encountered today:

#1 - One man was walking past me and he said, “Good morning beautiful!” while smiling pleasantly. He glanced up and down, but there was no leer or lingering. Now that is a compliment - BUT there are some people who would be uncomfortable, I’VE even been made uncomfortable by this before - if you can’t read a person by their expression, err on the side of a polite nod.

#2 - The second was a man in a car who, while at a red light, yelled to me “Hey baby, come here and suck my dick!” THAT IS STREET HARASSMENT. THAT IS GROSS AND THAT IS NOT A COMPLIMENT. It doesn’t matter what a person is wearing (not for nothing, it’s under 30 degrees F out there, I was bundled) and that is NEVER appropriate. That does more than make a person uncomfortable - it can make them feel unsafe.

The only thing you should ever say is #1 and, as I said, you should be considerate about it - it’s not hard to tell when someone just wants to be left alone to reach their destination in peace. And if you do say it to a stranger and they respond negatively, don’t be a fucking asshole and call them a bitch - YOU were the one whose behaviour was unwelcomed, YOU need to apologize and/or move the fuck on.

If you ever do anything like scenario #2…well, you are a horrible human being.

Stop telling people to just accept street harassment or calling it a compliment.


- Pixee

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