Posts tagged feminism
Posts tagged feminism
Not for the first time, Facebook is taking flak for censoring supposedly “explicit” images of cancer survivors.
Facebook’s idea of “indecent” material has long been a point of annoyance for users—particularly women. In the past, Facebook has deleted photos of elbows (“nudity”), the bare arms and shoulders of Arab women on a political protest page (“insulting”), and a breast cancer survivor who had covered her mastectomy scars with a tattoo.
The SCAR Project (“Breast cancer is not a pink ribbon”) raises awareness of the realities of breast cancer, particularly the scars left behind by mastectomies. Inspired by Angelina Jolie, photographer and SCAR Project founder David Jay recently posted 24 new images of breast cancer survivors to the site’s Facebook page. They didn’t last long. Although many images are now back online, some were censored under Facebook’s obscenity rules… [READ MORE]
You know those dastardly healthcare providers have something to hide.
I found this amazing book from 1961, all about “everything a girl should know”. I picked it up expecting it to be a hilarious/terrible throwback, but actually it’s INCREDIBLE and basically includes everything you could possibly want to learn about life, the universe, and everything.
Then I googled it and discovered that they kept publishing the Handbook every few years, apparently edited by the same guy. Look how much times changed between 1961 and 1985:
“This handbook is designed to appeal to young girls and includes information on make-up, fashion, accessories, pets and astrology, as well as figures and statistics.”
MAKE-UP AND ASTROLOGY??? What happened to the fromology guide? The morse code tutorials?? The step-by-step instructions on how to film a simple documentary? Ughhhh.
Meryl Streep, on being told that she often plays “strong-minded women.”
Merida, from the animated movie Brave, has just been inducted into the pantheon of Disney Princesses. As the daughter of a king and the star of a Disney/Pixar movie, she does seem like an obvious choice. The only problem is that prior to being officially crowned as a Disney Princess, she was given a makeover.
In Brave, Merida has messy, curly hair to match her rebellious personality. She wears a long, plain dress, looks like normal girl in her early teens, and is seldom seen without her bow and arrow. Disney’s “Princess” Merida tells a different story: flowing hair, a more “adult” figure and facial features, and an off-the-shoulder dress with sparkly details. Instead of having a quiver full of arrows slung around her hips, she accessorizes with a stylish belt.
Brave fans are far from happy about this new development, but few are as annoyed as Merida’s original co-creator, Oscar-winning director Brenda Chapman… [READ MORE]
[…] “A Poem for Dzhokhar” may be embarrassing, and it may be bad poetry. But the idea that she wrote it “for attention” rather than to express a real emotional reaction is unlikely. At worst, that assumption plays into some very sexist stereotypes.
When “Accidental Racist” came out, people were quick to make fun of its embarrassing lyrics and misguided choice of topic. Sound familiar? Here’s the thing: While “Accidental Racist” was a hell of a lot more offensive than Amanda Palmer’s incomprehensible blog poetry, you can be sure that no one ever accused Brad Paisley of being an attention whore… [READ MORE]
if you need a good summation of 21st century gender relations I would direct your attention to the passage in the illiad where achilles falls in love with hippolyta at the exact moment he is murdering her and then has the temerity to throw a tantrum about it
“if you need a good summation of [catastrophising about reddit masculinity like it’s more than a noisy niche] i would direct your attention to [thing that doesn’t happen in the iliad] where achilles falls in love with [penthesilea, hippolyta’s sister, all amazons are apparently the same person] at the exact moment [that killing a warrior in battle counts as murdering because she’s a woman i guess] and then has the temerity to [i can’t check what this is referring to because, as aforementioned, this is a scene from a non-iliad epic, and like the writer of the above post my knowledge of this story comes from the 11th April episode of In Our Time]”
Strong use of ‘temerity’ in non-ironic fashion, though.
OK fine that was a thoughtless reblog LOL