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“women aren’t allowed to—”
“women shouldn’t/can’t ___ because periods”
“men are biologically better than women at—”
“only men can/should—”
“it’s not ladylike to—”
“you’re not a real woman if you don’t—”
“men are dominant and superior—”
“women have to—”
“she’s a slut/whore/trashy woman because she likes to have sex”
“she asked for it/it was her fault for—”
“women should wear—”
“it could be that this is some degree of sexism . m.i.a. had to deal with this with the respected website pitchfork.com where they assumed that diplo had produced all of her kala album without reading any credit list or nothing , it just had to be , it couldn´t have been m.i.a. herself ! it feel like still today after all these years people cannot imagine that woman can write , arrange or produce electronic music . i have had this experience many many times that the work i do on the computer gets credited to whatever male was in 10 meter radius during the job . people seem to accept that women can sing and play whatever instrument they are seen playing .but they cannot program , arrange , produce , edit or write electronic music . ”—Björk, on sexism in the electronic music genre
Sometimes I think about:
- how Missouri was originally supposed to have Bobby’s storyline
- how Anna was supposed to have Castiel’s storyline
- how big of a role Jo, Ellen, and the Roadhouse had back in S2—Sam and Dean spoke to them way more than Bobby that season—but Kripke decided he hated the Roadhouse and burned it down for some nonsensical reason
- how Ellen and Jo came back just in time to die fighting Lucifer, and how Castiel and Bobby were brought back when they died doing the same thing, but Ellen and Jo weren’t
- how Castiel and Ruby had parallel storylines once, and he’s brought back to life time and time again to redeem himself from all his near world-ending mistakes that he made with the best intentions, but she wasn’t given one chance to do the same
- how Bela knew even less than Dean when she made her demon deal, didn’t have a Sam to her Dean, had the people who were supposed to take care of her hurt her, had absolutely no one to rely on other than herself, certainly didn’t deserve to go to hell, was an interesting character who paralleled Dean’s own journey in S3 and could have done so much if they brought her back … but they never did
- how Dean was ultimately right for killing Amy (and emotionally manipulating Sam into agreeing with his decision to do so), but he was also right for befriending Benny and Benny got to be the only good monster because Dean’s always right and Dean said so
- (also how the only thing Benny did to define himself as a character outside of Dean was to kill Andrea for going through the same painful journey with blood addiction that Benny himself did and not living up to the perfect ideal that Benny built in his head)
- how they could have brought back Lenore if they wanted to explore this journey, but nope she was only in 2 episodes and in the second she was brought back to be unceremoniously killed off about a minute after she arrived
- how Lilith had to die to make way for Lucifer—the real big bad
- how Eve had to die to make way for Crowley/Castiel/Raphael who the fuck ever
- how Raphael—once he had a female vessel—was painted as a one-dimensional villain and killed off to make way for Godstiel
- how Naomi was killed to make way for Metatron
- how many women in general who have died for the sole purpose of fueling the cishet while male protagonists’ man pain
And I get really mad.
Life is sure good if you’re a white dude.
equalizing sexism: star trek edition
Since J.J. Abrams is suddenly so concerned with coming across as sexist in Star Trek, and seems convinced sexism can be solved with (what he believes to be) equal-opportunity objectification, I’d like to offer a few suggestions as to some other changes he could’ve made to STID to even things out a little.
- Every replicator on the ship begins to produce uniform shirts two sizes too small. The dress-style uniforms remain unchanged.
- Every unnecessary railing on the bridge is removed and replaced by comfy chairs with cupholders from which members of the crew may sit and witness the magnificence of their Captain’s ass in action whenever they please.
- Carol Marcus ends that scene by phasering Kirk directly in the balls, and breaks the fourth wall when she stares the camera down and says “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME WITH THIS SHIT.”
- Additionally, she begins her own five year mission of discovery re: just how legendary Dr. McCoy’s hands are. The audience is invited.
- In fact, Dr. McCoy just spends the entire movie shirtless. No explanation is given, as none is needed.
- Uhura is carried everywhere on a golden litter by four Engineering ensigns, with a fifth following up in the rear carrying a boombox playing Beyoncé on a constant loop.
- (the fifth guy is totally Spock)
Additions are welcomed and gratefully accepted.