sexist jokes about women

scared famous: a summary

straight guys: make pointed comments about “real men”

alaska: is completely chill as she walks right up to the cupboard all the others screamed at and ran away from

alaska: beats the guys in their work-out competition thing

straight guys: make sexist jokes about women

alaska: huge eye roll

alaska: tells the women how beautiful they are as soon as she walks in

also way too much shit cgi

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

I like to make sexist jokes about women in front of feminist and watch them get pissed about and I say but women can’t be sexist remember. I’ve yet to get a response after that. Probably they don’t want to admit women CAN be sexist.

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.

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

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.