Don’t ever look at the blog womenagainstfeminism unless you are already filled with rage and want to be even more filled with rage because its seriously disgusting
so, as keeping with my angry feminist mentality, I am going to do some commentary.
We’re gonna start with some selected posts
first of all what? exactly?? The issue with blurred lines is not the fact that they are topless, it’s that the girls in that video are oversexualized and treated like objects or props instead of human beings. The issue is that topless women are “ok” and “acceptable” but only if men can enjoy it. A lady walking outside in 95 degree heat without her shirt on would be publicly shamed and called indecent, but a woman topless in a video made for the enjoyment of a male-dominated audience is totally fine. That is the issue, the double standard.
Where exactly did this information come from?? Because I’m pretty damn sure that feminists care a whole lot about the four things mentioned. The thing about Blurred Lines is that it is directly in the eye of the public media and mainstream culture, so the possibility for influencing and showing exactly what is wrong with the video to a larger amount of people is a lot greater. If you go up to a random person on the street and ask “have you heard about women being stoned to death?” they will most likely reply “no” or “didn’t that happen in the middle ages or something” or the likes. However, if you go up to a random person and ask “have you seen the video for Blurred Lines?” the person would be more likely to say yes. It is a lot easier to educate and inform people if they are already familiar with the topic in question. Feminists care a lot about women being trafficked for sex slavery and living in poverty and being stoned to death and all the other horrible awful things that happen to women.
This image in particular is just plain wrong. It is perpetuating a false idea of feminism, the idea that feminism is about putting women over men. Feminism is about equality, for both sexes, and about tearing down the ideals and societal expectations put in place by a male-dominated culture. Feminists aren’t against men in general, we’re against misogynists and bigots—regardless of gender. And you’re not “playing the victim” if yoU ACTUALLY ARE A VICTIM. A victim of sexisim, mysogyny, misandry, rape, violence, abuse, anything.
And here it is. The post that made me stop searching for things to comment upon. The arch de triomphe of piss-poor assumptions. The original poster was coMMENTING ON HOW PEOPLE SHOULD STOP JUDGING BECAUSE OF EXTREMISTS AND THIS BLOG JUST DID EXACTLY WHAT OP WAS TALKING ABOUT.
Feminists, as a majority, do not “judge all men by a handful of rapists”. Are there going to be some radicals out there who think all men are pigs and devils and horn-dogs all the time? Sure, but that is not the attitude of the movement as a whole, and they are going to be few and far between. Think of them as the Westboro Baptist Church of feminism. Yes, they exist, but only in small quantities and even the group as a whole thinks what they’re doing is wrong.
As you can see, the posts on this blog are golden. And by golden, of course, I mean terrible. Absolute shit fueled by misconceptions and internalized societal misogyny. And let me tell you, the pages on the blog are not much better, but because I respect your right to a dashboard not filled with the ramblings of an enraged college student, I will put my commentary on those under the cut.