sexist jokes about women

Conversation between a classmate and me:
  • Him: *Makes sexist joke about women's parking skills*
  • Me: *glares at him*
  • Him: What? It's true *laughs*
  • Me: A recent study says that women are in fact better at parking than men, I could send you the link to the article that talks about it, hopefully it will shut your mouth so I can continue studying without you annoying me.
  • Him: You are on your period, right? You all always act like that, always getting mad, are you going to cry now? You are probably going to get sad now because that's what you all always do when you are on your period, you first get mad and then you get sad and cry. *laughs*
  • Me: Are you describing a woman on her period or a man whose favorite sports team just lost? 'Cause I can't tell the difference.
  • Guy sitting behind me: *whispers* boom.
  • Him: *glares at guy*
  • Me: *continues studying like nothing happened*

anonymous asked:

What are some "feminist" men in Shakespeare's plays? I look forward to reading more of his plays, and would love to find nice men in some of them!

I don’t know which of the plays you’ve already read, but I’m afraid you’re going to be hard pressed to find any truly ‘nice men’ in Shakespeare’s works. Most of them are interesting because they’re hideously flawed in some way or another, and the majority of them make sexist jokes and remarks about women which are frequently utterly disproven by the actions of the women in the play. 

I think the one who comes closest to “feminist” (as far as that term applies) is probably Romeo, despite his crass sexual bantering with Mercutio which is all about objectifying women, he listens to Juliet, and always treats her with love and respect. I wish I could say the same of the other lovers in the comedies, because the only relatively straightforward one other than Romeo is probably Orlando from As You Like It. He is consistently nice (if a bit bland), and, even though he does idealise women slightly too much (to the sort of level no one could actually live up to) he doesn’t believe in or perpetuate any negative stereotyping of women (even when it’s the women he’s in love with saying that stuff). Brutus in Julius Caesar spends a lot of time ignoring his wife Portia (and I don’t mean that in a dismissive way – he has his reasons), but he does learn to have the utmost respect for her (I won’t give away any plot points), and finally France, from King Lear, who has a tiny tiny part but is about as “feminist” as they come in Shakespeare.  

You see, it’s not really Shakespeare’s way to present specific ideas by making embodiments of them, or role models of what people ought to be like. None of his characters are straightforwardly good or simple. And like any good writer, just because his characters do bad things, it doesn’t mean he endorses their actions.

The way he presents ideas tends not to be so much in characters as in the structure of the play itself. The predominant way Shakespeare shows the equality of women is through strong female characters, and by dramatising the treatment of women. This latter form is not necessarily going to be pleasant, but it’s effective. 

Jake Peralta looks like a typical guy who would make stupid sexist jokes and laugh about how women belong in the kitchen but he’s actually a hardcore feminist. He works with some of the strongest women he’s ever known and so, whenever he hears a sexist remark or joke or something degrading women, he’s always the first to step in and say something about it.

“Why do girls only date assholes and not good guys like me”
*makes sexist jokes about women needing to be in the kitchen*
*Calls themselves friend zoned when a girl just isn’t attracted to them*
*Calls any girls who rejects them bitches and sluts*

Nah man, if they just liked assholes you’d be surrounded by women.

On why the witchhunt of Trevor Noah is kinda problematic

I am extremely disappointed that Trevor Noah, the South African stand up comedian who is to replace John Stewart on The Daily Show, upon some digging tweeted a couple antisemitic and sexist jokes and agree he should apologize.

But the way these tweets have become a scandal is perplexing.

While the tweets are offensive they are quite tame in the scheme of offensive jokes. As well as they were a handful found mostly 2+ years ago. Many of us made much more offensive jokes, I know I followed y’all 2 years ago!

But there’s also an inconsistency.

Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson) said the n word for a comedic song.

Steven Colbert regularly uses transphobic slurs.

Misha Collins has made homophobic and transphobic jokes.

Amy Poehler did brown face in UCB.

Eminem regularly makes “jokes” about abusing women.

Louis Tomlinson made sexist jokes publicly to his girlfriend.

Chris Colfer has made many ableist jokes.

Chelsea Handlers has made racist jokes.

John Green has made sexist jokes.

Lena Dunham has made racist jokes.

Seth McFarland has made every jokes.

Daniel Tosh has made sexist, racist and rape jokes.

Steven Moffat has made sexist and homophobic jokes.

Tyler Oakley has made many racist jokes.

Jenna Marbles has made sexist jokes and did blackface.

Yet none of these white western comedians/celebs have risked losing their jobs or really even gotten backlash for it.

STOP USING THE BECHDEL TEST AS A SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT AGAINST SEXISM

Okay this really needs to be said because honestly this is pissing me off.

STOP USING THE BECHDEL TEST AS A STANDARD OF SEXISM IN MOVIES AND TELEVISION. STOP USING IT AS A SCIENTIFIC TOOL. IT IS NOT SCIENTIFIC IN THE LEAST.

Now I used to hold the Bechdel test in high esteem, but I started to get suspicious after  watching a number of extremely sexist movies that passed this so called ‘test’.

For those unaware, all you need to ‘pass’ the Bechdel test is to have two women have a conversation in which they do not talk about men.

That’s it.

Are you fucking kidding me? 

  1. Only one conversation? Like are you serious? What if the entire movie is Sue Ann and Mary Sue talking about Bobby jay and how hot he is and then they take a break to talk about how all women belong in the kitchen. Like…they’re not talking about men AND ACCORDING TO THE BECHDEL TEST THIS IS A FUCKING PASS. 

  2. So what if they are talking about men? Maybe they’re talking about a male target they’ve been sent out to kill? What if they’re talking about how they aren’t sexually attracted to men cause they hella hot Lesbians. Insta fail on the test and boom, suddenly, you are sexist.  

  3. THE BECHDEL TEST ORIGIN IS A FUCKING COMIC STRIP. ONE COMIC STRIP. 

  4. Joss Whedon, known for writing extremely strong female characters, has failed this test.  Joss is a known feminist, outright saying that he supports the movement, yet he has failed this ‘test’.

  5. What about what the men do? Maybe the entire movie is two men making sexist jokes and talking about women like they’re entitled and own them? According to the Bechdel test it’s still a pass. 

And the saddest thing is that this is the ONLY test we have about sexism in movies. Nobody has bothered to make another and we’ve all been dependant on this broken system to tell us what is and isn’t sexist. There is no scientific basis to the Bechdel test. There are FAR too many variables in this test and people need to stop taking it at face value. Failing this test means absolute fuck all. So can we please stop talking about it like it’s some super scientific test created by scientists. Cause the only ‘Scientist’ here is a comic artist called Alison Bechdel

Things You Don't Say to Cashiers

“It’s not scanning? Must be free!”

“The money’s fake, I printed it off this morning.”

“You looked bored/sleepy, so I came to wake you up.”

“(On a holiday) How’s your (insert holiday here) going?”

“You should smile more.”

“It’s a shame you’re working, it’s a beautiful day out.”

“Oh, you were open on (insert holiday here)? I would’ve came.”

“I like (insert store name here) better, they have better prices.”

“(insert sexist joke about how women shouldn’t be working)”

“Oh, you’re fiancé isn’t a (insert military branch service member here)? That’s a shame.”

“DO YOU KNOW WHO MY HUSBAND IS?! HE’S A (insert military rank of husband here) THEREFORE I SHOULDN’T NEED MY ID TO SHOP.”

Oh that’s only the half of it.

Things I've learned from Tumblr.

It’s ok to hate someone as long as they’re white,straight,hetro,cis,middle class and conservative.

Making a joke about a women is sexist and part of patriarchy but a joke about a man is ok.

It’s ok to doxx and suicide bate people because they posted something you didn’t like.

It’s ok for a women to abuse a man, because she’s weaker then him and won’t do any damage.

#killallmen was just a joke but meninism isn’t.

If your white then you’re by default racist.

Everything is racist,sexist,homophobic,transphobic,ablist and triggering. Even this post.

All men are rapist and degrade women.

Mental illness is romantic.

You can think that you’re a cat and people will believe you.

Everything is offensive, no seriously people on this site get offended over EVERYTHING.

It’s ok to disregard medical science if it offends you.

You can get away with anything as long as you call it a joke.

Some 15 yr old on the internet knows more about medicine then a doctor.

Having preference makes you a bigot.

Asking for proof that a crime occurred is some how victim blaming.

It’s ok to lie about rape and ruin someone’s life.

Disagreeing or questioning feminism makes you a misogynistic piece of shit.

Some how the term person of color isn’t racist.

Feminism is a movement for women and minorities. I had a feminist tell me this.

Everyone is oppressed.

You can’t wear certain clothing and accessories because its threatening to a culture.

Its ok to judge and question Christianity, but if you question or judge Islam then your a Islamaphobic piece of shit.

Its ok to bully a artist to the point of suicide if their art offends you.

When a women wears something skimpy its empowering but when it’s a video game character it’s sexist and degrading.

Men’s issues matter but women’s issues matter more.

Its ok to hate all white people because of the actions of their ancestors.

The definition of words change when its convenient for people.

Suggesting that a women learn self defense is sexist even though it could one day save her life.

Somehow talking about male rape victims takes away from the female victims.

This is all sarcasm btw.

I generally don’t mind sexist jokes. My humour is pretty expansive. What’s a kitchen joke among friends now and then, anyways?

What I do mind is the hypocrisy that comes from people in tolerating one side and not the other. I like to say that if you can’t take it then you shouldn’t dish it out. If you get angry about sexist jokes against women you shouldn’t be parading sexist jokes against men and vice versa. 

If you don’t like either, well good for you. Humour is subjective. Just don’t be a hypocrite.

anonymous asked:

On the feminism problem: once a professor of mine was making sexist jokes and a guy sitting behind me started talking really degradingly about women, women shouldn't work, should be forced to have sex if they refuse. So I explained to him why that was a shit opinion and I was a little angry. The man recorded that on his phone and passed it around among his sexist flock, resulting in months of insults and harassment for me. So I fully understand why you're careful.

thats fucking horrible

im sorry you had to go through that

people can be so fucking rude

Kyungsoo honestly hadn’t thought of a plan, he hadn’t had time to. But now that he’s at Chanyeol’s apartment, it seems like he should have a plan for, like… seducing him… or ruining Baekhyun’s life… or… something. There should be a plan here. He shouldn’t just be sitting in front of Baekhyun’s computer, scrolling through his blog (while his crush watches eagerly over his shoulder) with no plan.

“Thank you so much for helping me with this, Kyungsoo,” Chanyeol gushes behind him. “We should be friends. How old are you?”

“21,” Kyungsoo murmurs back thoughtlessly. He’s beginning to worry that he won’t be able to find the picture as easily as he had hoped, and that Chanyeol will think Kyungsoo doesn’t actually know what he’s doing.

“Wow, really?” Chanyeol exclaims. “You’re so young. I’m 25.”

“I’m not really that young,”Kyungsoo defends. He’s unfazed by Chanyeol’s older age, he had figured Chanyeol was around the same age as Baekhyun. He’s not pleased, however, by Chanyeol implying he’s young. Why does he have to be so ageist? They’re both in their twenties. Kyungsoo turns around to explain this to Chanyeol, but Chanyeol yelps and points at the computer screen before Kyungsoo can get a word out.

“That’s it!” Chanyeol tells Kyungsoo. “You found it.”

Kyungsoo quickly faces thecomputer again and sees that, indeed, Baekhyun’s offending post has been foundat last. He triumphantly deletes the post, smiling to himself.

Chanyeol is impressed. He’s very impressed. To Kyungsoo’s surprise, Chanyeol reacts to being impressed by ambushing him with a back hug. 

He feels like his whole body is being warmed up. Not primarily from the hug, though. From hormones. You know how it goes. Why am I explaining this?

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I’m not going to reblog it because the picture is so horrific but the post that’s going around showing a baby being drowned and the woman saying she’s going to do the same to her son if he’s an anti-feminist and how she’ll even castrate him if he’s a male because she doesn’t want a rapist in her house. 

It’s posts like this and mentalities like this that do not represent all of feminism, I know that, but they do not face any scrutiny or backlash from feminists. They turn a complete blind eye to things like this and others such as women beating and mutilating their boyfriends/husbands, it’s often even laughed at and encouraged by women but god forbid if a man wears a shirt with a cartoon woman on it, there’s a feminist meltdown and it’s proof men are misogynic pigs. 

Feminists are getting men fired for telling a joke but as long as it’s a woman telling the “joke” - who cares how horrific and insane it is. You’re a pissbaby and it’s male tears if you complain about a woman’s “joke” and you’re a sexist, misogynist scumbag if you tell a joke about women and you’ll likely be fired. 

While I’m not speaking about every feminist, it is a message to feminism

Yes if you’re white and a white person does something wrong, you’re not responsible for them (but if you have some decency you’d still condemn them regardless of race). Now especially if you choose to be part of a minority movement that shares ideologies and stands together united under the same banner, again, as a choice, yes you may not be responsible for them but you are responsible for condemning their disgusting actions just as much as a man’s, just as much as anyone else’s. That is equality after all. 

Take the police for example. When an officer does something wrong, two things will happen. That police officer will be held accountable, condemned and stood down or he will get away with it and people will cry that this police officer should be condemned and held accountable. But with feminism, neither of these outcomes happen. There is never any accountability and there’s never any accountability demanded. 

Feminism sends the message to just do whatever you want, you’re a feminist, you have the high ground and no one can question you. It’s just accepted that feminists can do no wrong, it’s always “they aren’t real feminists” time again. 

Well what if a police officer abused an innocent person and instead of any backlash from within the police force, he gets away with it and the police department can get away with not caring because “he’s not a real police officer”. Could you imagine the uproar? Why do we demand accountability from one person who chooses to represent a group and does the wrong thing and not from another who chooses to represent a group and does the wrong thing?

If you start holding the “not real” feminists like this accountable for their actions for once then maybe you’ll gain some credibility for once. 

a man: *makes a joke about women*

me: hmm this seems relatively innocuous, i’ll wait it out and see if it gets sexist

me, literally every single time after waiting for a period of time during which other men perpetuate the joke about women: ah yes. definitely sexist.