fuck yeah misogyny

Sep 15

quote These are the prettiest witnesses we have had in a long time. I imagine you are all married. If not, you could be if you wanted to be.

Strom Thurmond, to a group of feminists testifying before the Senate (via syntheticpubes)
Sep 14
youngmanhattanite:

disgustingthingsihaveeaten:


UPDATE FOR ANYONE IN THE JOB MARKET!
Brothers Oriental still has not found a qualified candidate for the open delivery position I told you about July…amazing in this economic climate. The good news is they have now expanded their search criteria and are accepting applications from the fairer sex as well. The only stipulation is that you must own your own bike. Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a CV along with salary requirements. Pay is commensurate with experience and also depending on if you do or do not have a spare X chromosome.


“Only male” was in quotes, so they were just being ironic. I can’t believe you people didn’t catch that.

youngmanhattanite:

disgustingthingsihaveeaten:

UPDATE FOR ANYONE IN THE JOB MARKET!

Brothers Oriental still has not found a qualified candidate for the open delivery position I told you about July…amazing in this economic climate. The good news is they have now expanded their search criteria and are accepting applications from the fairer sex as well. The only stipulation is that you must own your own bike. Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a CV along with salary requirements. Pay is commensurate with experience and also depending on if you do or do not have a spare X chromosome.

“Only male” was in quotes, so they were just being ironic. I can’t believe you people didn’t catch that.

Aug 29
katoleary:

isabelthespy:

fuckyeahstrangefinds:

Because More is Better

EW HOW GROSS IS THIS AD, Y’ALL? super gross, is how gross. like “don’t even really need to comment on its specific grossness” levels of gross, because what can i say about this ad that hasn’t been said a million times before about a million other ads? like - here we go, SING ALONG IF YOU KNOW THE WORDS, Y’ALL! - yes, it reinforces an extremely rigid standard of beauty, yes it equates women with objects, yes it more or less explicitly shames smaller-breasted women, yes it assumes that only men are looking at this ad, or only men buy cameras, or something, that they can make an ad so totally catered to straight dudes - i mean, or lesbians, i guess, but somehow i doubt they were thinking about that when considering their target audience. though what’s even grosser is that probably no one even explicitly declared men to be their target audience, because they thought “people who will buy our product” and that mental image was all-male and the thought that a woman might want to buy their product just never even crossed their minds.
this is all true, but it’s all been said before, we’ve all seen this movie, we know this song better than don’t stop believing, because sexism is many things but it is not original, it is not fresh, it is not new, so FIND A NEW SHTICK, ADVERTISERS, because this is not only extremely gross but also way old, and i am over it.

Grosser still is the vast number of assholes reblogging this in approval.

katoleary:

isabelthespy:

fuckyeahstrangefinds:

Because More is Better

EW HOW GROSS IS THIS AD, Y’ALL? super gross, is how gross. like “don’t even really need to comment on its specific grossness” levels of gross, because what can i say about this ad that hasn’t been said a million times before about a million other ads? like - here we go, SING ALONG IF YOU KNOW THE WORDS, Y’ALL! - yes, it reinforces an extremely rigid standard of beauty, yes it equates women with objects, yes it more or less explicitly shames smaller-breasted women, yes it assumes that only men are looking at this ad, or only men buy cameras, or something, that they can make an ad so totally catered to straight dudes - i mean, or lesbians, i guess, but somehow i doubt they were thinking about that when considering their target audience. though what’s even grosser is that probably no one even explicitly declared men to be their target audience, because they thought “people who will buy our product” and that mental image was all-male and the thought that a woman might want to buy their product just never even crossed their minds.

this is all true, but it’s all been said before, we’ve all seen this movie, we know this song better than don’t stop believing, because sexism is many things but it is not original, it is not fresh, it is not new, so FIND A NEW SHTICK, ADVERTISERS, because this is not only extremely gross but also way old, and i am over it.

Grosser still is the vast number of assholes reblogging this in approval.

Aug 28

quote And there is the denial about engaging in misogyny, even when it’s evident, even when it’s pointed out gently, softly, indulgently, carefully, with goodwill and the presumption that it was not intentional. There is the firm, fixed, unyielding denial—because it is better and easier to imply that I’m stupid or crazy, that I have imagined being insulted by someone about whom I care (just for the fun of it!), than it is to just admit a bloody mistake. Rather I am implied to be a hysteric than to say, simply, I’m sorry. Not every man does all of these things, or even most of them, and certainly not all the time. But it only takes one, randomly and occasionally, exploding in a shower of cartoon stars like an unexpected punch in the nose, to send me staggering sideways, wondering what just happened.

Aug 28

quote We have to give murdered model Jasmine Fiore a posthumous “You go girl!” Cops found her abandoned car and say the inside shows signs of a definite struggle. The inside’s covered with blood that looks “like finger-painting.”

Jasmine Fiore’s Car Shows Struggle - Jasmine fiore - Gawker

skybarn:

What the fuck kind of writing is this? What’s the perspective that makes it acceptable? It’s not the fact that it’s funny, because it’s one of the least funny pieces of writing that I’ve read.

The problem here is that the writer thought “I am being irreverent toward murder! This is automatically funny!” If this were a well-crafted joke, I might still find it offensive (because: Regina = joy-killer), but I could appreciate the humor. I think the fact that this is so unfunny just highlights how offensive it is.

(via nerdshares)

Gawker has a history of “hilarious” posts about violence against women.

(via katoleary)

Aug 21

"There are the stereotypes—oh, the abundant stereotypes!—about women, not me, of course, but other women, those women with their bad driving and their relentless shopping habits and their PMS and their disgusting vanity and their inability to stop talking and their disinterest in Important Things and their trying to trap men and their getting pregnant on purpose and their false rape accusations and their being bitches sluts whores cunts… And I am expected to nod in agreement, and I am nudged and admonished to agree. I am expected to say these things are not true of me, but are true of women (am I seceding from the union?); I am expected to put my stamp of token approval on the stereotypes. Yes, it’s true. Between you and me, it’s all true. That’s what is wanted from me. Abdication of my principles and pride, in service to a patriarchal system that will only use my collusion to further subjugate me. This is a thing that is asked of me by men who purport to care for me.”

Shakesville: The Terrible Bargain We Have Regretfully Struck

Aug 17
abbyjean:

notemily:

I was planning on taking [my family] to the beach to enjoy the beautiful day when I saw a billboard that made me want to cry. 
…We all sat there and stared at it for a minute and everyone in the car was silent. No one wanted to mention my weight. I laughed it off as usual, but it really had made me so embarrassed, so self conscious and so ashamed about my weight that I dropped off my family at the oceanfront and left to go home, making the excuse that I wasn’t feeling well.
PETA fat-shames in “Save the Whales” campaign - Feministing

PETA - for animals but against humans, especially women.

abbyjean:

notemily:

I was planning on taking [my family] to the beach to enjoy the beautiful day when I saw a billboard that made me want to cry.

…We all sat there and stared at it for a minute and everyone in the car was silent. No one wanted to mention my weight. I laughed it off as usual, but it really had made me so embarrassed, so self conscious and so ashamed about my weight that I dropped off my family at the oceanfront and left to go home, making the excuse that I wasn’t feeling well.

PETA fat-shames in “Save the Whales” campaign - Feministing

PETA - for animals but against humans, especially women.

Aug 14

abbyjean:

For anybody who has ever watched the gendered social interactions of women — watched a woman get browbeaten into accepting attention she doesn’t want, watched a woman get interrupted while speaking, watched a woman deny she is upset at being insulted in public, watched a woman get grabbed because of what she was wearing, watched a woman stop arguing — and said and done nothing, you never have the right to ever ask, “Why didn’t she fight back?”

She didn’t fight back because you told her not to. Ever. Ever. You told her that was okay, and necessary, and right.

You didn’t give her a caveat. You didn’t say, “Unless…” You said, “Good for you, shutting up and backing down 99% of the time. Too bad that 1% of the time makes you a fucking whore who deserved it.”

Nobody obtains the superpower to behave dramatically differently during a frightening confrontation. Women will behave the same way they have been taught to behave in all social, professional, and sexual interactions. And they will be pretty goddamned surprised to come out the other end and find out that means they can legally be raped at any time, by just about anybody. (fugitivus)

Aug 06

You said it!

youngmanhattanite:

misogyny is mostly for dudes who can’t get laid.
Jul 15

quote Forty-two male-female pairs, matched for ability, played two chess games via the Internet. When players were unaware of the sex of opponent (control condition), females played approximately as well as males. When the gender stereotype was activated (experimental condition), women showed a drastic performance drop, but only when they were aware that they were playing against a male opponent. When they (falsely) believed to be playing against a woman, they performed as well as their male opponents.