Posts tagged gender
Posts tagged gender
I don’t know where this is from, but…
Between this and that Toyota commercial-
Man, I hope genderfuckery of this highly attractive magnitude just INVADES popular media until privileged heteronormative cismen who unthinkingly dominate the world around them through objectification of women and shaming of homosexuality are forced to think.
Forced to think because when they see an attractive ass in panties, they can no longer instinctively flap their dicks at it and say, “I’d own that” without having to think about gender or sexuality. Torn between their habit of reflexively objectifying women and gay-shaming themselves and others, they would have no choice but to open their eyes a little wider and actually think about the people they share the world with instead of living in a neverending reel of imagery that reinforces a narrow reality where they are king.
i second all of the above
and i also just like to look at hot dudes in lingerie
This is why it’s so funny/tragic when people degrade Kim Kardashian for the fact that she made a sex tape, calling her a worthless slut, gold-digging whore etc (literally everyone ever’s reaction when someone mentions Kim Kardashian. Congratuations, you’re so original! And such a charming person!)
Like.. she doesn’t care. She was horny and she felt like it. What other reason does someone need to make a sex tape with their boyfriend? The fact that he was then evil enough to completely violate her privacy and release the tape without her permission is his bad. That’s on him. He’s a cunt, as is any man who publicizes naked photos and video footage of women against their will. Also a criminal.
And it was one of the most shattering things that can happen to a woman. If someone released a video of me then god, I’d be heartbroken. I’d have crawled under a rock and never come out again. But she recovered and then made a hugely successful career for herself, her mother and all four of her sisters, and… people portray that as a bad thing? “Her whole family is only famous for her sex tape!!!” Yep, and? Go on, keep calling her a pointless whore. She can’t hear you over her multiple successful businesses, tv shows, endorsement deals and the guaranteed-safe futures of herself and her entire family.
hadn’t thought of it this way
YEAH MAN, TEAM KARDASHIANS!
I don’t even really like Kim at all, her personality grates me a little and fine, she’s not joining Mensa anytime soon. I would much rather hang out with Khloe because I feel like I would really vibe with Khloe. But I respect Kim, and I roll my eyes so hard at everyone who calls Kim a dumb bimbo and uses the Kardashians in general as an example of how our society is crumbling. I have read so much stuff about how the Kardashians are just airheads who symbolize a gross consumer system that has ruined America. Let me tell you why that’s bullshit.
First of all, people who are saying that stuff…usually are also participating in “the system” in some way, so unless you’re growing your own food and sewing your entire wardrobe out of cloth woven on a loom in your basement, that’s pretty hypocritical.
And more interestingly, people who hate the Kardashians are usually either men, or women afflicted with “not like those other girls” syndrome. Those vocal Kardashian-haters are the women who are proud to say they have no female friends, who play right into society’s ridiculous gender norms by essentially saying “yes, all women are the same, and they are all silly creatures that I have nothing in common with, so please don’t treat me the shitty way you treat women, a shitty treatment I am able to recognize, on some level, but will uphold instead of fighting.” It gets tiring to hear women not only judging other women for no real reason, but also actively enforcing their own oppression.
It gets tiring to hear people ridiculing women for enjoying allegedly frivolous pursuits such as fashion. The main criticism I hear about the Kardashians is that they are vapid and shallow, and I really have never heard an argument that convinced me that clothes and hair extensions are more vapid or shallow than hobbies that are arbitrarily considered masculine, like video games and sports. Do the Kardashians shill products that uphold a patriarchal standard of beauty? Yep, that’s a valid criticism of them. “They like fancy outfits and they enjoy getting fucked and they seem stupid by my narrow definition of what smart people act like” is really not a valid criticism. Like, at all. Also, we have to admit they are pretty smart in at least some areas. The point I’m arguing isn’t that the Kardashians are actually intellectuals who sit around discussing existentialist literature. The point is, first of all who cares, but the main point is…a person can be intelligent without being intellectual. A person can be “slutty” and still be worthy of your respect, and you probably wouldn’t respect a man any less for being openly sexual.
I don’t know, it’s late and I’m tired so this probably isn’t as eloquent as I’d like it to be. From what I can tell, even pre-sex-tape the Kardashians were ridiculous human beings. They had a good chunk of money and did silly things with it like arranging professional family portraits each Christmas and having individual photos of themselves blown up to giant sizes hanging on the walls and just in general they have always been celebrities in their own minds. But they also work hard and love each other and the “fame” that the entire family has received post-sex-tape would not have lasted if they weren’t knowledgeable about, and skilled at, branding and marketing. Reality stars pop up and then disappear from the public eye all the time because they don’t captivate anyone. These women, on the other hand, have created a media empire. People can go to one of their retail stores and spend $10 for a tiny water bottle with their faces on it. People DO spend $10 for a tiny water bottle with their faces on it. That’s what it means to have a successful brand.
This still might seem gross to you if you’re fundamentally opposed to how businesses work. Now if you really have a problem with capitalism, I don’t hate you for that. I was 16 once, my copy of “In Defense of Anarchism” is still floating around somewhere in my parents’ house. So go on, rage against the machine, protest McDonalds and Walmart and all the other evil corporations you want to protest. But this problem, if you see it as a problem, was not created by the Kardashians. Materialism and conspicuous consumption have existed since like, forever. The Kardashians are not the downfall of modern civilization. And if you think they are, you’re probably a misogynist.
Study shows watching TV boosts self esteem of White male children, decreases self esteem of Black male and all female children. (x)
Boys making the transition from elementary to middle school are probably exposed to superhero cartoons, Jordan said, adding, ” ‘Superman,’ ‘Batman,’ X-Men.’ The lead characters of these shows tend to be male.”
But Jordan added, “In recent years, creators of children’s programming have worked hard to improve diversity and include strong female characters.”
For white boys, “regardless of what show you’re watching … things in life are pretty good for you,” Martins, an assistant professor of telecommunications at Indiana University Bloomington, said in a statement. “(White males) tend to be in positions of power; you have prestigious occupations, high education, glamorous houses, a beautiful wife, with very little portrayals of how hard you worked to get there.”
A veces gender is so exaggerated here that it becomes a parody of itself. If only we were post-patriarchy then it could be-ah, forget it.