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okay so I’m neither a fan of miley, nor do I particularly support the #freethenipple campaign but this really struck a chord with me. as miley pointed out, the media is more than happy for women to display their breasts, whether that be showing ‘underboob’ or 'side boob’ in outfits or merely covering their nipples with pasties but otherwise displaying the rest of the breast tissue as miley has been allowed to do in this interview. but when it comes to nipples the media have a whole different outlook; it is deemed completely unacceptable for women to show their nipples, for instance nipples are often edited out or covered up in underwear campaigns or on social media or the said picture is completely taken down from social media if the nipple is viable. as miley is pointing out, this must mean that society doesn’t have a problem with the rest of the breast being displayed and that it is merely the nipple that they deem unsuitable to be on display; why then is it acceptable for men to go shirtless and display their nipples? male and female nipples are essentially the same so why is it that one gender is prohibited from showing theirs? to me, this is pure sexism which we have been manipulated to accept as normality. I’m not saying that I myself would go out topless if it was permitted but that’s personal choice as I would prefer to be modest but to me, it would make no difference if a man was to go out topless than if a woman were to do the same. as it has been pointed out many times breasts aren’t sexual organs so why are we forced to cover them up? personally I would prefer it if both genders were to cover up in public purely for hygiene and health and safety reasons but if men are allowed to expose themselves then someone tell me why aren’t women?

This disgusts me

What the actual fuck? being a woman invalidates my opinions about something as universal as sport.??and men have the right and the validity to dictate my life?? men dictate women’s lives,right from their wardrobes to their uteruses but god forbid a girl has opinions about football. i’m sorry her having opinions on something so “masculine“ unsettles you. its fucking 2015, women play/follow sports. Get.over.it.

Donald Trump

I’m in fucking danger guys. He wants to take out the amendment that makes immigrants’ children a U.S. citizen and deport those families where the parents are illegal. Please stop supporting him as a joke. Please stop thinking that his racism and sexism is funny. Take this upcoming presidential election serious because now many families are in danger. Please I’m not kidding, I’m scared now of this excuse of a human.

Do NOT See Pixels

Not only is Pixels stupid, crude, and another complete cash-grab by Hollywood, it is downright sexist. One of the villains beamed down is the heroine from Dojo Quest, but in human form instead of the other characters like Donkey Kong or Pac Man (big and pixelated). She is used only as sex appeal (and one of the ONLY female characters in the entire movie) until one of the characters who sexually obsessed over her as a teenager gets to keep her as a LITERAL TROPHY at the end of the movie. Don’t let this movie be successful. Please do not go and see this movie, even ironically. 

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18 Real Things Donald Trump Has Actually Said About Women

Donald Trump claims to “cherish” women, but his actions – and words – suggest otherwise.

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly called him out on his sexist behavior during the GOP debate on August 6, reminding him: “You have called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, ‘slobs’, and ‘disgusting animals.“

Read on for even more horrifying and misogynistic comments from Donald Trump that will make your stomach turn. 

(Photo Source: Getty Images, Amazon and Facebook/ The The Apprentice) 

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'Jurassic Park' is 100 times more feminist than 'Jurassic World'
Aside from the obvious advances in CGI, it's hard to believe this movie came out 22 years after the original.

There’s a short, great movie about dinosaurs somewhere inside Jurassic World, a long, mediocre movie about people. This box office record-shattering blockbuster may be the fourth installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, but its gender politics fall shockingly short of the 1993 original.

The film’s female protagonist is Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), a high-powered executive who works at the massive Jurassic World theme park. She’s a cold, driven career woman who must learn (or, more accurately, who must be taught) the importance of motherhood.

This character is exactly as refreshing as she sounds, possibly less so.

On the phone with her sister, Claire uses the phrase “if I have kids,” prompting Karen (Judy Greer) to disapprovingly correct her to “when,” before tearfully expounding on the importance of family values. Meanwhile, Karen’s imminent divorce is treated with melodrama that wouldn’t feel out of place in a pre-Kramer vs. Kramer movie.

When the Indominus rex, Jurassic World’s unstoppably destructive genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, escapes its enclosure, Claire teams up with hunky, rough-around-the-edges Velociraptor trainer Owen (Chris Pratt) to rescue her visiting nephews. As she totters through the Costa Rican wilderness in a pair of high heels, we watch Claire’s hair go from blow-dried straight to curly as Pratt’s character — who, meanwhile, exhibits no growth whatsoever — literally and figuratively loosens her up.

It’s not just that Jurassic World won’t let Claire have her cake and eat it, too: she can seemingly do neither. Despite Claire’s ostensible professional success, the movie sees her ordered around by man after man after man, from Owen to the park’s owner (Irrfan Khan) to its security chief (Vincent D’Onofrio). Ironically, when she finally gets the chance to tell someone (Lowery, Jake Johnson’s control-room wonk) what to do, she does so in undeniably sexist terms: “Be a man for once in your life,” she scolds him.

In the rare moments when the script actually allows Claire to do something empowering, it’s quick to undercut her triumph. Shortly after Claire and Owen reunite with her nephews, she saves Grady’s life by shooting a Pteranodon off his back. Yet, minutes later, the kids announce, “We want to stay with him,” (meaning Owen, whom they have just met) in what was apparently intended as a hilarious laugh line.

“Your boyfriend is a badass,” one of the boys tells her. She blushes girlishly at this, like she just can’t wait to tell her diary all about it.

To defeat the Indominus rex, Claire cleverly summons the T. rex from its paddock with a lit flare, a nod to Jurassic Park. This is a genuinely heroic moment, swiftly undercut by the fact that she must then flee from the animal in her heels.

As the climactic dinosaur-on-dinosaur battle unfolds, our heroine ends up lying prostrate on the ground, in close proximity to the fighting, for no apparent reason. She is reduced to a helpless damsel in distress, bosom heaving, looking more than a little like Fay Wray in King Kong.

Claire isn’t the only female character failed by Jurassic World. Her assistant Zara (Katie McGrath) is, notably, the first woman to be killed on-screen in the franchise’s history, which, at least in theory, should be considered progress towards equality. But her drawn-out death at the hands (so to speak) of multiple dinosaurs is memorably, surreally brutal. This isn’t the sort of random casualty that emerges from the disaster movie business-as-usual. Zara’s death is depicted with relish, like it’s a deserved retribution.

That day, Claire had tasked Zara with watching her nephews, who ultimately escape their assigned babysitter’s supervision. By the time of her death, all we know about Zara is that a) she’s not terribly good with kids — although she’s certainly a far cry from the lawyer in Jurassic Park, who meets his end in the jaws of a T. rex after intentionally abandoning two children to die — and, as we overhear from her phone call, that b) she’s against her fiancé throwing a bachelor party.

What, exactly, is Jurassic World punishing her for?

The way Claire ties the tails of her blouse and the purple tank top layered beneath it are probably meant to evoke Jurassic Park’s Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern). Unfortunately, outside of their waist-up style choices, these two women have little in common.

Unlike Claire, Sattler is one hell of a character. She’s brave, passionate, and brilliant, as intellectually and physically capable as anyone else in the movie (perhaps even more so than anyone else in the movie). Sattler, a paleobotanist, is in a low-key romantic relationship with her colleague Alan Grant (Sam Neill), with whom she shares a bond that’s built on mutual respect. On Isla Nublar, she doesn’t bat an eye at Ian Malcolm’s (Jeff Goldblum) heavy-handed flirting. And it’s certainly worth noting that, in contrast to Claire’s heels and pencil skirt — which, at some point that I missed, gets an inexplicable, revealing thigh slit torn into it — Sattler is practically dressed for raptor evasion in hiking boots and khaki shorts. 1993’s stylish comfort sure beats 2015’s rigid constraints.

She’s also an unapologetic feminist. While their Jeep is parked outside the T. rex exhibit, Malcolm waxes poetic about the nature of this experiment: “God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys god. Man creates dinosaurs.”

Sattler doesn’t miss a beat. “Dinosaurs eat man,” she continues. “Woman inherits the Earth.”

When Ellie embarks alone on a dangerous mission to switch the power back on, Jurassic Park’s creator John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) hesitates. “It ought to be me, really, going,” he says, because this is a job for man. This earns an eyeroll from Sattler.

“We can discuss sexism in survival situations when I get back,” she quips.

Despite her partner’s skepticism about kids, Sattler openly expresses her interest in having children. Unlike Jurassic World, Jurassic Park readily acknowledges the existence of women who are both ambitious and maternal.

Family is also a central issue here, but the responsibility of child-rearing falls on male shoulders. Stranded in the park with Hammond’s grandchildren, Grant becomes their surrogate father. He shepherds them to the safety of the visitor’s center, developing real affection for them in the process. Grant’s discovery of his fondness for children is joyful, but inJurassic World, Claire’s is colored with shame and anxiety.

I first saw Jurassic Park as a child and — I expect I’m not alone in this — immediately imprinted on preteen Lex (Ariana Richards), a vegetarian and a gifted “hacker.” It’s Hammond’s granddaughter who singlehandedly reboots the park’s security system, a feat that eluded all of the movie’s grownups, and effectively saves the day.

In Jurassic World, the only young women on screen are nameless pretty young things who function solely as eye candy to be leered at by Zach (Nick Robinson), Claire’s creepy teenage nephew.

If I had a daughter, I know which of these two films I’d rather share with her. Aside from the obvious advances in CGI, it’s honestly difficult to believe Jurassic World came out 22 years after Jurassic Park.

You can make a good movie — a very good movie, even! — that pairs an uptight lady with a macho dude. Two successful romances in this mold areRomancing the Stone (1984), in which Michael Douglas jungle-proofs Kathleen Turner’s shoes by lopping off the heels with a machete, or The African Queen (1951), in which missionary Katharine Hepburn dumps all of boat captain Humphrey Bogart’s gin into the Ulanga River.

But for this formula to work, it requires three-dimensional, fully drawn characters, who mutually learn from one another — and who aren’t shamed for their failure to adhere to traditional gender roles.

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Women Explain Why It’s Not On Them To Stop Street Harassment

“I don’t dress to make somebody else happy."That’s how a new video about street harassment and personal style begins. Created by anti-street harassment organization Hollaback! and fashion company ModCloth, the video features eleven women discussing why no one should ever censor their style to feel safe on the streets. 

Watch the full video here. 

dress code is sexist and unnecessary. it makes adolescent girls feel like they have to hide their body and be ashamed of their shoulders. bra straps aren’t allowed?? whats so sinful about an elastic?? what about all the boys walking around with their pants sagging and wearing muscle tees? but girls can’t do that? from the moment they are put in school, girls are pushed to believe that showing their own shoulders and legs is inappropriate and sexy. the only thing we can do to change this is teach men not to sexualize the female body! but schools don’t want to do that. they don’t want to put time and effort into teaching boys something very important.

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NY Post critic says women can’t understand ‘Goodfellas,’ Twitter goes off

In his 20th anniversary review, New York Post film critic Kyle Smith argues “women don’t get Goodfellas” because it’s a film about “about a small group of guys who will always have your back. Women sense that they are irrelevant to this fantasy, and it bothers them.” Yikes. But then again, his thoughts on Jurassic World should tell you all you need to know about him.

Selena: *does nude photoshoot*
Everyone: cheap whore

Miley: *shoots naked video*
Everyone: disgusting slut

Ariana: *wears revealing clothes*
Everyone: Eww you can see her vag what a slut

JB: *strips in national tv, posts butt pic*
Everyone: OMG DADDY WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME OMG OMG SO FUCKING HOT

*Guy wearing a band shirt*

Other people’s reactions:
“Cool!”
“That band is sick!”
“Sweet another fan!”

*Girl wearing a band shirt*

Other people’s reactions:
“Name 10 of their songs.”
“What is the name of their first album?”
“I bet you dont even listen to them.”
“Must be seeking attention.”

I don’t understand this.

Sexism

How not to fight sexism:

How to fight sexism:

  • Challenge any and all sexist stereotypes.
  • Acknowledge and fight the sexism you have internalized.
  • Acknowledge and fight external sexism.
  • Address someone when expressing something sexist, in a nonviolent and logical way.
  • Address it when members of your own sex are fighting sexism in the wrong way.
  • Do not use the term “reverse sexism.”
  • Don’t be biased, be consistent when addressing sexist issues. 
  • Do not overlook problematic beliefs just because the person expressing them is agreeing with you.
  • Don’t enforce stereotypes. 

Things to remember:

  • Sexism isn’t specific to any sex in particular.
  • That reverse sexism isn’t a thing because the definition of sexism is not necessarily sex-specific, not because you think a man can’t experience sexism. 
  • The definition of sexism.
  • Calling someone names or using bad language won’t make a difference.
  • Making blogs dedicated to shaming men won’t help, either. 
  • Making fun of men’s sensitivities won’t help.
  • No one’s feelings should be devalued because of their sex alone.
  • That sexist ideas and stereotypes are literally shoved down our throats at a young age and that many people don’t even know they’re sexist or posses sexist beliefs.
  • That adding more sexism will not solve anything.

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