Saturday, June 16, 2012
waxjism:

lettersfromtitan:

dontbearuiner:

This image is actually really making me mad.
Lady Gaga, Snooki, and Kat Von D are all serious business women who market themselves smartly. Yes, I realize I’m defending Snooki, but ffs, I can’t get behind bashing women just because their product isn’t one I would buy. 
Also, the top row are all real people, and the bottom row are all fictional characters. So we’re just going to shit on real people for working a shitty system and being ambitious and successful because they’re not soldiers or science officers on a spaceship in a galaxy far, far away.
Yeah, that makes total sense.
Look, I’ll shill for nerd life till I’m dead and buried but this message is wrong and it sucks.

Also, geek culture is pop-culture. 

plus: a) all of those actresses have posed for photoshoots in lingerie, so, like… what. they’re still in the same system, which is a bullshit system, but it all the same. b) you have really gone out of your way to find pictures of female scifi characters wearing reasonable clothes. IT IS NOT THAT COMMON. scifi is just as fucked up as everything else.

waxjism:

lettersfromtitan:

dontbearuiner:

This image is actually really making me mad.

Lady Gaga, Snooki, and Kat Von D are all serious business women who market themselves smartly. Yes, I realize I’m defending Snooki, but ffs, I can’t get behind bashing women just because their product isn’t one I would buy. 

Also, the top row are all real people, and the bottom row are all fictional characters. So we’re just going to shit on real people for working a shitty system and being ambitious and successful because they’re not soldiers or science officers on a spaceship in a galaxy far, far away.

Yeah, that makes total sense.

Look, I’ll shill for nerd life till I’m dead and buried but this message is wrong and it sucks.

Also, geek culture is pop-culture. 

plus: a) all of those actresses have posed for photoshoots in lingerie, so, like… what. they’re still in the same system, which is a bullshit system, but it all the same. b) you have really gone out of your way to find pictures of female scifi characters wearing reasonable clothes. IT IS NOT THAT COMMON. scifi is just as fucked up as everything else.

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    Reblogging for the commentary.
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    Thank you. Obviously there are some problematic things about the ways in which the women in the top row are perceived,...
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    Here are some of Barbie’s other careers: Sign language teacher Dentist, doctor and vet Paratrooper United States...
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    My daughter is getting Astronaut Barbie for her birthday next month, just saying.
  14. karenhealey reblogged this from miggylol and added:
    FUCK THAT. If your daughter wants a Barbie, let her have a damn Barbie. Barbie was the first female American president....
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    I get the feeling that the way the women are dressed in the top row is playing a part in the blatant misogyny of this...
  20. isthisalastingtreasure reblogged this from lettersfromtitan and added:
    Flawless commentary above.
  21. lordbroseidonofthebrocean reblogged this from blogpursuedbybear and added:
    Not only that, but you can easily find women in geek culture that are objectified and are portrayed in ways worse than...
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    That first paragraph goes for Kim Kardashian too. Seriously, I will defend these women to the death (maybe not Gaga to...
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    All of these things. Also, let’s not pretend that geek culture is in any way a misogyny free zone, because it’s not....
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    Commentary for the win. The “pop culture” references just seem to be slut shaming the people involved. If you really...
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