Loads of useful stuff there
Loads of useful stuff there
A useful one for all.
This made me giggle. I think it fits the thread MO?
It made me laugh, but also made me feel sad that the only way those guys can be trained to respect a woman is imagine the respect you would have for a man who has a very traditionally masculine image.
A good one about sexual harassment.
“He doesn’t understand this — as he doesn’t really understand his ex-girlfriend’s harassment, and never really will — because unlike me, he has nothing to lose. He’s much older than me, he has a career; a career so much less precarious than mine that he often considers just jacking it all in for a bit. He can do this because he has things I don’t yet have: a reputation, a name, money, experience. Yet somehow, with all of this, he thinks that by failing to stick it to the establishment I’m also failing as a feminist and as a woman. He doesn’t realise that despite his posturing and his endless mentions of female friends and how badly they’d been wronged by men, he has much more in common with my harasser than he does with the harassed.”
I wondered if the humour/exaggeration was used to highlight how ridiculous it is that we’re still having to talk about consent in such simple terms. Might be wrong though.
I took it like that. More a “for fucks sake if you really can’t manage it, just pretend it’s the Rock”
Yeah I mean yes that it the point that it drives across. Just makes me sad to realise that there’s a big chunk of people out there who can basically only imagine someone as human if they are a masculine-coded cis man, you know.
“You’re making a scene,” is a phrase that nearly every woman is familiar with. It’s invoked to command a kind of moral authority over women’s behavior, quickly coding it as irrational and veering towards crazy. To “make a scene” is a series of ever-changing images, flexible enough to be used to describe a range of behaviors".
Not sure if it fits here, but a woman is being investigated for holding up a ‘fuck the DUP’ sign as a hate crime. The politician who reported her has made comments linking homosexuality to paedophileia.
But of course we can’t do anything about “protestors” who harrass patients going into clinics that provide abortions. Oh can’t infringe on their rights.
I swear the PSNI will investigate me for posting this
She was asked whether she though the sign was appropriate for an event that children attend. Every weekend anti-abortion activists stand around with pictures of foetus’… Children love that though!
One related to the Harvey Weinstein scandal, but also to careers in general. Sarah Polley was a child star (she was in the Ramona tv show), and is now an acclaimed director:
“On sets, I saw women constantly pressured to exploit their sexuality and then chastised as sluts for doing so. Women in technical jobs were almost nonexistent, and when they were there, they were constantly being tested to see if they really knew what they were doing. You felt alone, in a sea of men. I noticed my own tendency to want to be “one of the boys,” to distance myself from the humiliation of being a woman on a film set, where there were so few of us. Then came the photo shoots in which you were treated like a model with no other function than to sell your sexuality, regardless of the nature of the film you were promoting.”
I really love Sara Ahmed’s writing. It’s so so necessary.
Though it is a bit ironic posting this here given that point 10 is: “Acknowledge that sometimes, women need opportunities to discuss feminist issues without the presence of men. And that’s okay.”
Thought it was pretty good though, as a brief introduction, I guess. Particularly felt quite positive about point 4…in reference to framing male suicide and custody rights as a feminist issue.
"It is twenty years later. The Harvey Weinstein allegations are all over the news. I am not surprised. I think – what did those girls expect going to his hotel room? …
I read and read what people are saying. Lucy Prebble, Sophie Dix, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson and my head is heavy with a kind of exhaustion as I see people outraged at the normal of my life.
My instincts are wrong. My very psyche is shaped by a devaluation of my gender, a deference to the male and an acceptance of unequal standards. I am old-fashioned. My daughter needs better. I rethink the incidents above without blaming myself. My body feels like I am getting over a fever, or like I have had a very long cry. I am grateful for a world that is kinder and wiser than I am."
CW for rape details in this one: