WHAT IS THIS.
WHY IS THIS HORRID MISOGYNY ALL OVER MY BLOG.
LOOK AT THESE PURE WOMEN AND THE DESTRUCTIVE RAPE THEY’RE SUFFERING FROM DAY IN, DAY OUT.
BAN THE HIJAB. BAN ISLAM. MUSLIM BROTHERHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD
For a moment I was pissed and then I realized the sarcasm. Can everyone just look at this and see how these beautiful girls are ENJOYING, yes ENJOYING participating in a cultural tradition and looking beautiful?
*sarcasm* Oh, look at these poor women, soooo oppressed and clearly miserable at having to wear hijabs. Pity they can’t express themselves in their fashions! *end sarcasm*
When I was at community college, I was always amazed by just how FASHIONABLE all the girls’ hijabs were. I mean, these things were just like…all different colors, patterns, styles…And these were not Poor Oppressed Girls In Need Of Rescue By White People. They were freaking beautiful fashionable girls talking on their iPhones and getting their college degrees.
“Being a woman is not a means to humiliate and punish anyone”
After a policeman in the Iranian Kurdish town of Marivan paraded an accused criminal in traditional Kurdish women’s clothes in the streets in order to humiliate him, women marched in the city condemning the use of women’s attire as a kind of humiliation.
In support, an internet campaign of Kurdish and other Iranian men has sprung up showing men wearing Kurdish women’s clothes and messages and support. For example, this message says,”wearing Kurdish women’s clothes is not only not an insult, it is instead a great honor for us,” and goes on to describe how women stand side by side with men in every part of society and during wartime.
Support the campaign by liking the page!
زن بودن ابزار تحقیر و تنبیه هیچ کس نیست
(via Ajam Media Collective)
When is this bullshit going to END?
Girl gamers of all varieties are badass and tough as hell. We play the same games as guys, but we do it with everyone- even other girls, sometimes- judging us for everything we do or say. It doesn’t matter what you wear, what games you like, how well you can play; if you’re a girl gamer and you keep on doing your thing no matter how much shit you get for it, then you’re a fucking BOSS and no one, especially not some misogynistic, insecure, asshole can ever change that.
Calling yourself a “girl” gamer defeats the purpose of your post.
It doesn’t matter what you wear, what games you like, how well you can play, and it sure as hell doesn’t matter what gender you are as long as you do your gamer thing. Right? So let’s stop with all this “girl gamer” bullshit because if we’re just here to play a game, no one is going to give a rat’s ass whether you’re a girl or not.
It would be ideal if that was true, but it frequently isn’t. Thing is, while you may not think that it matters and while I ultimately agree that gender shouldn’t matter at all, until men stop caring about it, gender DOES matter.
Gaming and gaming fandoms are not innately safe spaces for girls. We get harassed and catcalled and insulted IN games far more frequently and with far more venom and sexually based content than men. In fandom spaces we are also often made to feel unwelcome, either by negative reactions to our presence in the fandom or unwanted sexual overtures from men. And then there’s the fact that some girls have bought into the idea that there is a “right” way to be a female gamer and will viciously go after anyone who does not fit that profile, whatever it might be.
Which brings me to the other part of the problem; “gamer girl” is a label that has been used to hurt and insult girls for being vocal about their interest in the medium. The only way to make that stop is to reclaim the phrase. I’m an advocate for the gamer girl label. It’s not about being special, it’s about making a statement.
It would be really nice if it didn’t have to be that way though.
this is both hilariously, and horrifyingly, true.
This is so true and I think I’m just going to become a full-time lesbian. Ladies, line starts here.
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! THIS IS AWESOME
every story in the history of the universe is better with:
- a female protagonist
The game industry doesn't want female heroes - Jim Sterling, Destructoid
Remember Me is currently in development under the watchful eye of Capcom, but the story of a woman who can “remix” peoples’ memories had to do a lot of fighting to exist. According to creative director Jean-Max Morris, the industry at large hated the idea of a female protagonist.
“We had some [publishers] that said, ‘Well, we don’t want to publish it because that’s not going to succeed. You can’t have a female character in games. It has to be a male character, simple as that,’” he told Penny Arcade. “We wanted to be able to tease on Nilin’s private life, and that means for instance, at one point, we wanted a scene where she was kissing a guy. We had people tell us, ‘You can’t make a dude like the player kiss another dude in the game, that’s going to feel awkward.’
“I’m like, ‘If you think like that, there’s no way the medium’s going to mature.’ There’s a level of immersion that you need to be at, but it’s not like your sexual orientation is being questioned by playing a game. I don’t know, that’s extremely weird to me.”
I’ve never really thought about the whole kissing thing, but he’s right. Women are overtly sexualized in many videogames, but they’re rarely allowed to be sexual. Sure, have your female avatar swing massive boobs around in bikini battle armor, but if she dares to show physical interest in somebody? Oh, the scandal!
That, right there, is objectification at work. Having a female character exist for our saucy gratification, but not ever being allowed to reciprocate, initiate or otherwise become an active participant. Outside of games where players can create their own characters, I don’t think I’ve actually seen a playable female protagonist kiss a guy in a game…
We recently saw BioShock Infinite’s Elizabeth relegated to the back cover of the game case, for fear that the presence of a woman would turn consumers away. Naughty Dog also recalled a similar situation, where it had to fight to have a woman appear on the cover of The Last of Us. There’s something eminently shuddersome about the message that sends, a message that suggests women have their uses, but are best kept locked away with the rest of the tools until they’re required. It’s the kind of situation that puts an itchy feeling under the skin.
There are some who argue sexism isn’t a problem in the game industry, but I don’t know how a rational person could see this kind of stuff and not admit, even grudgingly, that it exists in abundance. When publishers are trying to eradicate female protagonists or hiding the womenfolk away lest an audience be turned off, there’s some ill sentiment at play. Whether the fault of the industry itself or the audience, there is a fault, and it’s a downright unsettling one at that.
And if you’d be seriously upset by seeing a female lead kiss a guy in a game, you’re emotionally broken.
For Tony Stark’s big assembly with The Avengers last year, Robert Downey Jr. revealed he insisted on having actress Gwyneth Paltrow reprise her Iron Man role as well. “I was like, ‘You can’t just pretend that I got in a fight with Rhodey and Pepper’s out of town,’” Downey Jr. said during an Iron Man 3 press event. “They said, ‘You can’t have both of them,’ so I said, ‘All right, I need Pepper.’” Now withIron Man 3 fleshing out Tony and Pepper’s relationship, furthermore, “I thought, ‘OK, what do we want Gwyneth to be able to do this time?’. And how do we not have it so that she’s not just going (screamy voice), ‘Tony!’ And he’s not just going, ‘Where’s Pepper?’”
Though much speculated and fabricated by LEGO tie-in sets, Downey Jr. confirmed that during the Malibu attack sequence, Pepper [SPOILER] dons the Iron Man suit. “That’s the other thing that I have been pushing for,” added Downey. “She’s in great shape. She’s really game. That was the other thing, too: You have all these genre movies and you have these capable women. And they’re kind of like, ‘Oh my God. Some action is happening. I better step away or get caught in something over here.’ And I was kind of like, ‘Really? Is that where we’re at in the 21st century?’”
OH. MY. GOD. YES.
Elle Woods was hollering back before the movement. This is why i love this movie. It’s so progressive. Elle is a femme feminist who comes by it the hard way. She doesn’t change for the bookish people, the elitists, or for the feminists. She just does what she needs to do, and what she wants, even when at first it was chasing a boy. Then the movie drops the romance. IT DROPS THE ROMANCE. chick flicks don’t do that. Emmett asking her out is a footnote at the very end. And this whole time, she is classy, and lady like, and has pride in herself and her work. She’ll go to a costume party as a playboy bunny, but like hell will she sleep with her professor for an internship. Elle is my feminist role model
Elle Woods 4ever
I remember listening to my DAD defend Legally Blonde. An uncle was saying “Oh look, it’s that stupid movie again.” as he flipped through the channels. My dad responded with “Oh yeah, that movie where the blonde girl with great grades works really hard to get into pre-law, studies hard and proves herself to her peers and bosses while maintaining her integrity and not sleeping with her boss? What a terrible message to send girls.”
Also, I love this movie because Reese Witherspoon.
And don’t forget that she has serious female friends and wins the case by way of her specialist knowledge of so-called “feminine things” that no one else takes seriously enough to even bother with.
The movie also passes the Bechdel test.
I fucking love Legally Blonde.
So, yeah, that first image is from a European Sony ad and I don’t know about you BUT IT CREEPS ME OUT. Ignoring the skeevy implications (woman’s body is a plaything for men, etc) it’s also just CREEPY AS HELL. Like “this is actually the new Silent Hill design” creepy.
So I decided to make it SUPER RIDICULOUS. If more boobs = OMG SEXIER OBVIOUSLY, then mine must be HELEN OF TROY LEVELS OF THE PERFECT WOMAN, RIGHT?! Line up, fellas!
oh my god marry me
Really, Sony? Really?
Now you can look at my eyes AND my boobs! :D :D :D :D
Oh my god; that ad is terrifying and that response image is perfection.
I’m a guy, and I need feminism. Not “men’s rights.” Feminism. Here is why.
Everything that MRAs talk about that men can’t do or are socially punished for arise directly and immediately from misogyny. Not “misandry.” Misogyny.
Whether I am expressing my emotions, playing with children, baking, having sex wherein I am penetrated in any way, wearing the wrong color, talking the wrong way, moving the wrong way, being sexually harassed/assaulted, or paying too little attention to looking like I’m not paying attention to how I look, when society punishes me or derides me or marginalizes me for these things, it is happening because they are things women, not men, are expected to do, and our society at large fucking hates women.
Has that sunk in yet?
Men, can you even think of a single goddamn way you have ever been mocked that wasn’t related to something that a misogynist society sees as feminizing? Even when large men are mocked for their bodies, they are referred to as having “man-boobs,” for fucks sake.
How do you expect to improve those things with “men’s rights?” What right are you fighting for? I can tell you what I think you’re fighting for. I think you’re fighting for the right to contain and control misogyny, and direct it back at women, where you think it belongs. You want to maintain your privilege but erase its consequences, and that’s why your movement is farcical; it’s a big fucking feedback loop. How do you expect men to be free from the peripheral effects of misogyny when you refuse to even fucking believe it’s real?
IT ANNOYS ME TO NO END THAT PEOPLE GET ALL UP IN ARMS WHEN SOMEONE TALKS ABOUT FEMINISM AND THEY GET THAT LOOK IN THEIR EYE LIKE “OH GOD HERE WE GO AGAIN” YEAH HERE WE FUCKING GO AGAIN I’M GOING TO BEAT YOU WITH A BOX OF TAMPONS AND SOME BRAS IF YOU KEEP PATRONIZING A MOVEMENT THAT EXISTS BECAUSE YOU ROLL YOUR EYES WHEN I TALK ABOUT EQUALITY
women give birth…they literally have the power to end the human species if they decide in unison to boycott humanity. So men, you should probably stop shitting on women, you have no clue what you’re fucking with.
Best post in the universe