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The "Spotlight Effect" in Media and Fandom

equalseleventhirds:

saathi1013:

So imagine a crowd of people, all standing in one place. Here’s a nice “generic” image* for you:

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Okay, now pretend that there’s a spotlight shining on them, like so:

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Now, imagine that the little people in the center of the spotlight are…

If all we’re doing to address toxic masculinity is to expand the masculine box, we’re not fixing anything.
The problem with the male “box” getting smaller as the gender roles for women expand isn’t feminism, it isn’t women, it isn’t “female privilege”, it’s masculinity, male privilege and the idea that being a man MUST BE BETTER than being a woman, that MAN STUFF CANNOT TOUCH WOMAN STUFF, that being a woman is bad, that being called a girl is the WORST THING EVER, that being told you throw like a girl will DESTROY YOU.
That’s the problem.
And the solution isn’t to push women back, and take all their stuff, and put up a flag saying I PROCLAIM THIS LAND IN THE NAME OF MANHOOD, it’s for “manhood” to get the fuck over itself, and understand there’s nothing wrong with sharing qualities, interests, traits, and identity with girls and women.

Ami Angelwings on toxic idea of masculinity in our culture.

Just dug up this article and thought I’d share the most crucial part of it. Ami masterfully examines how hurtful are patriarchal views on gender.

(via ozziescribbler)

Because women of colour experience racism in ways not always the same as those experienced by men of color and sexism in ways not always parallel to experiences of white women, antiracism and feminism are limited, even on their own terms… The failure of feminism to interrogate race means that the resistance strategies of feminism will often replicate and reinforce the subordination of people of colour, and the failure of antiracism to interrogate patriarchy means that antiracism will frequently reproduce the subordination of women

Kimberle Crenshaw in Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color (via ethiopienne)

Be aware: this is the woman who coined the term “intersectionality”.

(via bidyke)

(Source: pudica-girl)

bebinn:

hey-itsme-amanda:

I went to the bathroom in a building on my campus and saw this on the back of the stall door. While I’m deeply upset that a young woman went through such a horrible ordeal, I’m also very touched that so many other girls wanted to help her and offered advice as well as ways to seek help. We are women hear us roar.

Don’t mind me, I’m just crying about women being there for each other.

bebinn:

hey-itsme-amanda:

I went to the bathroom in a building on my campus and saw this on the back of the stall door. While I’m deeply upset that a young woman went through such a horrible ordeal, I’m also very touched that so many other girls wanted to help her and offered advice as well as ways to seek help. We are women hear us roar.

Don’t mind me, I’m just crying about women being there for each other.

STOP SAYING THE PURPOSE OF BREASTS IS FOR BREASTFEEDING

coeurandrogyne:

raccoonsexxxdungeon:

coeurandrogyne:

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THEY ARE BODY PARTS, NOT OBJECTS. THEY ARE NOT FOR ANYTHING.

BREASTS ARE FOR WHATEVER THE PERSON THEY ARE ATTACHED TO CHOOSES TO USE THEM FOR

So, despite the fact that they were actually designed to produce and deliver milk, for the purpose of…

YOU ARE AN ACTUAL TURD. YOU ARE EITHER FOR FERTILIZER OR FOR HUMAN DISGUST AD AVOIDANCE. I DONT KNOW HOW YOU FOUND A KEYBOARD BUT YOU SHOULD NOW RETURN TO THE SEPTIC SYSTEM FROM WHICH YOU CAME.

To add to your turd comments…

I think it’s messed up to say that breasts are for breastfeeding because you are telling other people, mainly women, what parts of their bodies are for. It’s like telling billions of people, “These particular body parts on all of your bodies are FOR this one thing.” Pretty creepy.
If you add in the pressure put on people to produce children, it gets creepier.
If you add in the fact that breasts are hyper-sexualized, it gets waaay creepier.

And yeah, people are trying to desexualize breasts by saying they are for breastfeeding, but it is the wrong way to do it.

The way to do it is by respecting bodily autonomy.

Mammary glands have evolved to feed young, yes, but we are talking about people. People are complicated beings with the rights to our own bodies and we get to decide what our own breasts are for, if anything.

http://labrujamorgan.tumblr.com/post/82216150623/so-treu-kiriamaya-so-treu-yeah-naw

so-treu:

kiriamaya:

so-treu:

yeah, naw. anti-porn feminists are full of shit. i’ve decided.

i’m still thinking through the specifics of why, but basically, in a nutshell: shallow, facile, cart-before-horse analysis of the sources of violence against women in western society…

Queerness is where our hope lies.

bell hooks, in response to a question about the space for and potentialities in genderqueerness and transness in a feminist discourse about bodies. 5th November 2013, Tishman Auditorium at The New School (via omuai)

Bell hooks fully supports trans women as women, and regularly condemns TERFS.

(via tonidorsay)

(Source: ghasedeh)

The Artist Behind the "Stop Telling Women to Smile" Street Art Has Big Plans This Week | Bitch Media

thenewwomensmovement:

Check this out, everyone!

This is International Anti-Street Harassment Week and Tatyana Fazlalizadeh is organizing an artistic experiment she hopes will impact cities around the world. Anyone can request PDFs of her posters and instructions for how to wheat paste. Then, during the afternoon or evening of Friday, April 4, everyone can put up the posters in their community.”

(Source: thenewwomensmovement)