objectified objects

  • Alec [about Camille]: Does she still love you?
  • Magnus: I don't think so. She wasn't very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I've got an eighteen-year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn't.
  • Alec: *sputters*
  • Alec: As the person being objectified, I ... object to that description of me.
The Handmaid’s Tale: marketing, then and now

Comparing the Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale to the 1990 version is… weird, because the old one seems to have been made with a “haha, this could never happen; let’s play it like a fun adventure thriller and sell it as sexy as possible!” kind of attitude. I mean, the trailer has this bouncy narration that starts with “once upon a time…” and turns the dystopian element into more of a soap opera.

And just take a look at the promotional art:

(…I don’t think that was the message of the book, guys. Sure, Offred was longing for human touch, or pretty much any kind of human connection, but I think that the book was more about women being reduced to wombs with legs, not state-owned prostitutes… It was about the desperation of needing to give birth or face punishment. Everything about this dystopia was hyper-de-sexualized.)

Oh, and my favorite:

“A psychosexual movie shocker.” With what looks like half the cover of a cheesy romance novel, minus some buff shirtless guy.

(I also think it’s kind of funny that they say “once upon a time in the near future” sex became used for control and domination, as if rape and prostitution haven’t existed for centuries… but okay…)

I’ll admit I haven’t seen this version (or the Hulu one, for that matter), but I do appreciate that they cast a properly old and creepy man in the part of the Commander, and a properly aged woman for his Wife. The Hulu casting is a little youthful, if you ask me; the book characters felt very weathered, and I think it mentioned that they were supposed to be quite a bit older than Offred. Her “affair” with the Commander is supposed to feel very weird and unsettling, partially because he’s this old man who wants someone to play Scrabble with and dress up in sequins.

Anyway, then we had what I call the “holy shit these dystopias are too real” phase, culminating with the new Hulu adaptation of this particular dystopia, which is waaaay too relevant to today’s issues.

See? This is how you depict the feeling of objectification. Not with a topless woman bathed in flattering lighting – by objectifying a woman yourself, you’re not sending a message so much as continuing the trend. Especially when you sell your film as some kind of sexy romance. “Branded, sold, controlled: she belongs to The State” doesn’t quite cut it; this very simple, very clear message does. Offred is no longer human, she doesn’t have a face; she is just an object. Objectified.

(This also has some fantastic layering because it recalls the messages that you might find scrawled across the bathroom mirror meant to demean other girls; part of Gilead’s system involves pitting women against each other: Wives against Handmaids, Handmaids against Aunts, even Handmaids against each other out of jealousy and in the Red Center with their slut-shaming. To stay in power, the men at the top make sure that the women below them are too occupied with resenting each other that they forget to look up at who the real enemy is.)

*holy FUCK*

Now THAT is how you market a dystopia. This story is not some scandalous fantasy set in the near-but-distant future; it’s a warning, of what might be lurking just around the corner. The Handmaid’s Tale is an incredibly frightening book to read today, because of the things that are being allowed to happen in our society. It shows what happens when we let sexism flourish, when ecological and political crises make us paranoid enough about national security that we let the people in power take away our rights. It is a fucking nightmare.

catskye  asked:

Hey, I can't tell whether women like Madonna and Nicki Minaj choosing to hyper-sexualize themselves to sell music is “pushing society’s boundaries by expressing their sexual freedom” or “contributing to society’s problem of objectifying women as sexual objects in order to sell a product”. So, which is it?

I think it really depends on how the women doing it view what they’re doing.

Are they doing it because they feel they have to to be accepted or successful? Is their manager forcing them to?

Or, are they doing it because they like how they look? They’re comfortable with being overtly sexual?

Feminism is really about choice. Some women feel most empowered being more “risque”, others don’t.

It is a tricky subject with lots of gray areas. But I guess I would say you’d have to look at the woman’s reasoning and freedom to be doing or wearing what she is.

I don’t think I could say in general “women who don’t wear a lot of clothes and adding about sex are/aren’t feminists”.

“Does she still love you?”
“I don’t think so,” Magnus said dryly. “She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.”
Alec sputtered. “As the person being objectified, I… object to that description of me.”

Malec, City of Lost Souls

Fetishization of Same-sex relationships

Oh my god.

I literally was on The Spoiling Dead fan page (the comments have been deleted now) and I saw this girl say that “Aaron’s boyfriend is a ginger, anorexic creep” and that “Aaron and Jesus would be better together”. Literally an example of fetishization of gay men and same-sex relationships. It angers me so much that 1. Some people can be so shallow and rude 2. They want two men to break up or the one they don’t find hot to be killed, simply for two other gay men to get together to satisfy and for their own sexual gratification; ignoring the fact that Aaron and Eric have been together since before the apocalypse and that they are in love. If you are one of those people that only like same-sex relationship representation because they sexual gratify you and you find it hot and you want to break one up because you don’t find it “hot” - then fuck you. You are homophobic and are reducing gay/bi men to sex objects and that you only care about representation if it get’s you off. This happens all the time with straight men fetishizating lesbian/bi women too.

Wanting a same-sex couple to become canon because you think they would be a cute, interesting couple is not fetishization. In fact, finding same-sex intimacy/kissing/sex arousing is not fetishization either. Studies have been shown that (more so in women) many people, regardless of the sexuality or whether it is a same-sex or opposite sex couple, will get aroused by many different types of porn regardless of the person’s own sexuality and the nature of the porn. Watching gay porn when you are a woman is also not fetishization either. Just like a man being aroused by seeing the naked female body doesn’t mean that he is fetishizing/objectifing the female naked body - it’s just something he finds arousing and is attracted to. You can not help what you get’s you aroused (it is something that is biological and psychological, something that is in your nature) and as long as it is not non-consentual, paedophilia, bestiality situation or porn that arouses you then there should be no problem with what arouses you.

What is fetishization is when you want a same-sex couple to become canon simply on the grounds of you wanting to watch them kiss/have sex. Fetishization is dating a bisexual person for the expectation of having a threesome with them. Fetishization is the asking intrusive questions about an lgbt person’s sex life for your own little fantasy and gratification. Fetishization is seeing a lgbt person as a sexual object or objectifying same-sex relationships as to something that simply gets you off. For example, Youtuber Onision constantly fetishizes lesbian/bi women and talks about their sex life explicitly and how he finds it really hot to watch lesbian/bi women have sex, in literally every video he makes. That is fetishization.

Regardless, back to what I was ranting about. It got me really annoyed because I have been someone out of the few people alongside others like @thegaymerist @thereadersmuse @askdarus and @paullrovia that have been angered by the lack of interaction between Aaron and Eric and how AMC have completely ignored their relationship and the bad treatment of same-sex relationships in TWD in general. The fact that there are some people that want Eric to die or break up with Aaron because they don’t find them a “hot couple”, they don’t find him attractive and want Aaron to be with Jesus because it would be “hot” is down right shallow, rude, disgusting and objectifying of same-sex relationships. Literally I am annoyed as hell because I once got accused of fetishising gay people simply because I said is that Daryl might not actually be straight and that him and Jesus would make a groundbreaking, cute and interesting couple (they were a stranger in the youtube comments so they don’t know me). It’s people like that one person that makes people like myself, who has been angered by AMC’s treatment of ALL their LGBT characters (killing off both of Tara’s gfs, Aaron and Eric little to none screen time), be lumped together with people who actually fetishises/objectify same-sex relationships. Finding same-sex relationships cute or interesting is not fetishization; objectifying them as to something that gets you aroused and that you only care about lgbt representation if you find the couple hot/want to watch them have sex is.

All our LGBT characters in The Walking Dead (and all others shows tbh) deserve that respect of treating them as people, not objects like some people do. We are allowed to get angry when they and their relationships are ignored or when one of them dies unnecessarily before we can see more of their relationship grow. We should also call out, calmly and non-aggressively, when people objectify them. 

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“Does she still love you?”

“I don’t think so,” Magnus said dryly. “She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.”

Alec sputtered. “As the person being objectified, I … object to that description of me.”

Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments, #5)

Does she still love you?”
“I don’t think so,” Magnus said dryly. “She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.”
Alec sputtered. “As the person being objectified, I … object to that description of me.
—  City of Lost Souls

“Does she (Camille) still love you?“
"I don’t think so,” Magnus said dryly. “She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.”
Alec sputtered. “As the person being objectified, I … object to that description of me.”

Does she still love you?“
"I don’t think so,” Magnus said dryly. “She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.”
Alec sputtered. “As the person being objectified, I … object to that description of me.
—  Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls
Consider this your warning: Spoilers ahead for Spn 12x19

Ok so let’s get to it. I’m catching up to 12x19 now. I shouldn’t mention that I’m super excited Cas is back *_* so get ready for my totally random thoughts throughout 12x19. Also this will most definitely contain destiel so don’t read if it’s not your cup of tea ☕️ this is gonna be a long one, let’s gooo

- I remember perfectly well what happened the last we saw Cas Spn, no need to remind me!!
- Sassy Cas is life.
- Awww they showed worried af bf Dean
- I love Dagon. Don’t kill her. But u probably will.
- Eileen 😍
- “Baby” “Sweetheart” stop objectifying those objects Dean!!
- Does Kelly regret keeping the kid now? She’s depressed, ain’t she? I feel so bad for her.. 😞
- Is Dagon right though? The Antichrist baby from waay back was pretty chill. Where is he now? It would be perfect for him to come back!
- Nooo Kelly don’t do that.. but I can see why you would 🙁
- Sam researching 😍
- May 18th??? My birthday is on May 19th! Ugh if thay was a Thursday, Satan’s baby and me would be birth date twins right? 😂
- ohhh you’re in for a buttload of trouble Cas..
- oh yeah, show only Dean’s face.. that’s not suggestive at all 😑
- they literally just showed Dean’s face from the moment Cas entered till he came down… but destiel doesn’t exist right?
- Aaaaand now Sam’s face is blurry while Dean’s being focused on. Like this scene is specifically just about those 2 idiots.
- Oh no.. Dean is like “did Cas just say i was, heaven, and angels in the same sentence? Wtf dude! I’ve been pining here like a god damned wife whose husband has gone to war and you were with those douches instead of me!!?”
- Also, I appreciate Cas not hiding where he was. I didn’t expect that.
- Cas and Dean arguing and Sam just hovering behind not wanting to is totally platonic stuff right?
- OMG ARE YOU FCKNG KIDDING ME!! THIS FUCKING SCENE IN THE BEDROOM.. how tf am I supposed to keep calm for this!?
- He. Gave. Cas. A. Mixtape. A MIXTAPE people!! You know that’s a classic gift to give your love interest right!!?
- Finally, idiots in love communicating!
- I. Can’t. Breathe!!! The bedroom scene just keeps on going!
- akdiidsssjbdmkjhdbxb.. Dean just said Team Free Will! It’s been only 10minutes people! I physically cannot Keep Calm!
- “Great.. now suck my cock” << what Dean was probably thinking.
- Tell me Cas won’t go away now. I can’t handle that 😭
- ohhh Satan’s baby saved Kelly. Hmm for her, or for themselves?
- I swear to God I saw someone headcannoning about Cas just removing the kid’s grace so that they can be a normal baby! Omg I can’t remember who u are but you did it! You predicted it 🙌🏻
- Sam my precious little honey.
- Cas is gone again!!!? What the hell! He lied didn’t he?
- I want Kelly’s happy ending.. and Lucifer gone.
- No, no, no, noooooo. Why would you do that Cas!
- Yeah Cas baby, show them where your loyalties really lie.
- Seriously? That’s your game? That sucks guys!
- Cas no you can’t do that. I knew you wouldn’t 😌
- Dean wanting to kick Cas’ feathered ass, yeah he deserves it. Dean don’t remember that he doesn’t have any feathers now?
- Anyone else on the Team Tired Of Lucifer Storyline?
- I kinda wish the baby was a girl? Like just imagine Lucifer fawning over his lil girl?
- Cas just answer your damn phone!
- Yeah I can’t feel sorry for the angel being tortured by Dagon.
- that google search 😂
- ok Misha looks amazing this ep 😍❤
- “There is no grand purpose at work” I wonder if that’s true for us too.. 😕
- You and Dean you dumbass!
- i can see daddy!cas happening
- ohhh premonition!
- hi I’m Dean. you took my sweetheart! Now prepare to pay… by.. being banged against a wall?
- Dean looked Kelly over then once Cas by him, he hasn’t taken his eyes off him.. but Sam is not staring like Dean it. But that’s just Totally Normal BFF Behaviour right? (No homo)
- Kelly wants to go because she saw that Cas will protect her (insert that emoji with the flower that I don’t know how to do)
- This ep has soooo much DeanCas staring.
- he’ll steal the impala, won’t he? Ohh Kelly will! Dean is gonna be sooo pissed!
- daddy Cas for real 😱
- Mechanic Dean and House Husband Daddy Cas. Can you see the domesticity? *melts*
- I liked the other Joshua better. This one’s creepy. Annnnd now he’s gone!
- Tell me Dean’s gonna smoke her. Fck sweetheart is gone!
- 😍😍😍full power Cas? Fck yeah we’re gonna get badass Cas back!
- Please tell me the child is good, can be good.
- ohh did he show you with hubby Dean in the future? (*kissy faces*)

Final thoughts:

- My poor heart can’t handle this ep!! I’m dead.
- This feels pretty endgame. Is season 13 gonna be the last one? I literally don’t know how they could go on.
- Meanwhile, the BMOL were pretty silent this ep.
- And we’re back to Dean pining. Poor him :(
- Did you also see how all scenes with Sam, Dean and Cas focused on the latter 2 idiots? I don’t even need destiel goggles on to see that.
- Solid ep. I liked it. Misha looked amazing, his performance is even better.
- Full power Cas FTW baby!
- Satan baby as the new God? He has displayed pretty godlike powers instead of Satan like ones.

Remember that moment in City of Lost Souls when

Alec: Does she still love you?

Magnus: I don’t think so. She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.

Alec: *sputters*

Alec: As the person being objectified, I…object to that description of me.

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  • Alec: Does she still love you?
  • Magnus: I don't think so. She wasn't very pleasant the last time i saw her. Of course, that would be because I've got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn't.
  • Alec: *sputters*
  • Alec: As the person being objectified, I object to that description of me.
“Does she still love you?“
"I don’t think so,” Magnus said dryly. “She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.”
Alec sputtered. “As the person being objectified, I … object to that description of me.” 
"She always was the jealous type.” Magnus grinned. He was awfully good at changing the subject, Alec thought. Magnus had made it clear that he didn’t like talking about his past love life, but somewhere during their conversation, Alec’s sense of familiarity and comfort, his feeling of being at home, had vanished. No matter how young Magnus looked- and right now, barefoot, with his hair sticking up, he looked about eighteen- uncrossable oceans of time divided them.
—  Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls
Does she still love you?”
“I don’t think so,” Magnus said dryly. “She wasn’t very pleasant the last time I saw her. Of course, that could be because I’ve got an eighteen year old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.”
Alec sputtered. “As the person being objectified, I … object to that description of me.
—  Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, Cassandra Clare, City of Lost Souls

anonymous asked:

Men only care about women who have a nice body

Men don’t even “care” about those women.

Men classify women in to three categories: non-humans who aren’t worthy of existing in society, women who can be objectified as sex objects, and women who can be objectified as household possessions and for reproductive labor.

I haven’t written anything for Queer Dean Month yet, which is a crying shame. So I thought I’d talk about the tilt scan, which many have noted with regard to the famous shot in A Little Slice of Kevin, in a little more detail.

The tilt is a technique in cinematography that is instantly recognizable to most consumers of visual media whether they consciously know it or not. In a tilting shot the camera remains stationary while rotating on a vertical axis called the tilting plane. It is often used to indicate the sexiness of the female body as an object. The first gif in Google image search for a ‘sexy body’ is a tilting scan of a half-naked female body.

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