mariel clayton

“Nope, I’m actually anti-feminist. I don’t believe in it, because I think the message that “feminism” is trying to convey has escalated to a ridiculous and unfair demonization of men.

I don’t believe that men and women are equal, because logically, they aren’t. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be treated equally, and feminism is not interested in that.

I think that men have been emasculated by contemporary media, to the point where they are treated like immature, imbecilic children who have nothing to contribute unless it’s something to deride or mock, and feminism plays a large part in perpetuating that characterization.

Everything is so damn gynocentric, every woman is being told to “find herself’ and that she is “special” and “she can be everything she wants to be, damn anyone who tries to stand in her way.” To me that’s nothing more than a way to shirk personal responsibility. If something goes wrong, feminism says that it’s a man’s fault, that if you can’t get the job you want, it’s a man’s fault, if you aren’t being understood, it’s a man’s fault for not being more in touch with women’s feelings, if you are feeling overwhelmed, it’s a man’s fault for not offering to shoulder your burdens, but if he does offer, then he’s terribly insensitive and callous for assuming you can’t handle it. That is how feminism is shaping the female world, and it disgusts me.”

- Mariel Clayton

Barbie Gone Bad

I’m not sure who the artist is behind this first photo so if someone out in the world of the wide web recognizes it, please do tell.  The rest of the photos are by artist Mariel Clayton.  Clayton uses Barbie’s vague soulless eyes and vapid smile to her advantage in the massacre of Ken, hiding her dark disturbed heart underneath all that plastic.  I find the scenes quite extraordinarily detailed.  In the suicide scene, Clayton thought of everything, from vomit on the toilet to a broken mirror above the tub.  Well played Clayton, well played.