Monday the 28th of October, 2013
- “The same men who get off from women being brutalised and called cunts, sluts and cum-dumpsters are the ones who go on to become politicians, corporate executives, judges, media professionals, policy makers and bankers. In other words, they become the economic and cultural elite that shape the material and ideological world that determines how women – and their children – will live. Most of them will become partners and fathers. To assume that porn is mere fantasy and does not impact on the way men think and feel is to ignore decades of research on how images frame our social construction of reality.”
My problem with this quote is that it is literally assuming that any guy that’s into this in a consensual fashion is basically a misogynist. That was the conclusion of the entire snippet that I found it in. My argument is that you can’t make that jump even if its within a culturally patriarchal framework. With the research that was conducted from this article, its also making the assertion that BECAUSE women are treated in this fashion within the porn industry, it tries to make the shaky parallel that that kind of sex is questionable to begin with because they try to say, “Oh well if you google porn you won’t just find people having regular sex.”
The problem with these kinds of arguments is that it basically shoves men and women into categories. Despite the kind of culture we live in that I’m fully aware of, it doesn’t distinguish men that have issues from men that just so happen to like this kind of sex who grow up to be good fathers, friends, coworkers, and spouses who some of the time are feminists.
It also places the halo effect on women as well. It makes a really dark implication that women will ALWAYS be the victims and the madonna/whore complex that our culture STRUGGLES with rears its ugly head again in anti-porn feminist dialogue.
As feminists we can’t jump to conclusions like this.
(Source: grungeprincessvioletta)Monday the 21st of October, 2013
Friday the 28th of June, 2013
My dog got a stick stuck through his collar. It looks like it stabbed him straight through.
He didn’t even realize.
And my pitbull was chasing him around because she wanted the stick for herself.
I am a hard person to love but when I love, I love really hard.
Please don’t call yourself a feminist if you approve of BDSM.
Thursday the 30th of May, 2013
It’s one of the most misogynist things out there.
dictating how a woman chooses to express herself sexually is misogynistic
it’s also misogynistic to assume that all women undertake a sub position
it’s also heterosexist to assume that all bdsm is heterosexual
If you equate BDSM with misogyny, you clearly have no idea what BDSM is and you therefore should shut the fuck up about something you don’t understand.
(Source: amaikajitsu)Sunday the 10th of March, 2013
Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)
(Source: lemonyandbeatrice)Wednesday the 27th of February, 2013
If you know yourself, then you’ll not be harmed by what is said about you.
Tuesday the 8th of January, 2013
Am I the only one with this problem? Joking about my abuse was one of the only ways I could make myself feel okay again, and then I’d see what it did to other people, and would just feel terrible all over again…
Same with suicide jokes, really. Whenever I feel suicidal, listening to George Carlin joking about death and suicide is one of the only things that would calm me down and make me feel like I should stick around. People cope in different ways.