All Our Boobs Are Not Belong To You – Sexism in Video Games. All Our Boobs Are Not Belong To You – Sexism in Video Games A.k.a I really do love video games but goddamn they ARE sexist.
Having been pointed towards this video by OXM today – I am going to write about games. I have played video games for a while/aeons. I cried when Aeris died, I remember the l2 (or was it r2?) Fart button in abe’s oddeysee etc etc, apparently as a woman I have to ‘prove’ my love of games more than a man. Otherwise I am just , well I don’t know what I am but I’m apparently not allowed to call myself a ‘gamer’ or be equal to the dudes. I despair of gender bullshit in every area of life, but video games dear lord they have more than their fare share of it and depressingly a great deal, i.e most of it, comes from within the ‘gamer community’ itself. Selling Shame: 40 Outrageous Vintage Ads Any Woman Would Find Offensive. One vintage ad warns women, “Don’t let them call you SKINNY!”
While another promises that smoking cigarettes will keep one slender. If the task of morphing their bodies into the current desirable shape isn’t enough of a burden, women are also reminded that they stink. “You’re stuck at the party with a ripped stocking, and it’ll probably end your marriage.” In these vintage ads, a woman may be emitting a foul odor from any body part—her armpits, her mouth, her hair, her hands, her lady parts—but she never knows it until her husband is walking out the door, suitcase in hand.
And what about her skin? Michael J Dolan: I Was A Misogynist Comedian. Comedian Michael J Dolan takes himself to task for allowing himself to write misognystic jokes Feature by Michael J Dolan.
Published 02 January 2013 In June this year I put out my first stand-up record. Self-released, I tried to rattle up some press but mostly I was told to shove it. In the end I managed to get two reviews on indie comedy blogs and I was grateful for those. My initial reaction was that this was clearly wrong. I don't consider myself a misogynist, but then I'm pretty sure most misogynists don't. I called a friend (hey, look at that, some of my best friends are women). Fuck. We went through the show and she pointed out parts she wasn't comfortable with. I offer this observation, not as a defence, but by way of explanation. The truth is that misogyny is rife in British stand-up right now. Except that it isn't just one or two. 2014 Feminism: Are We Done With the Bra-Burning Perception? If this is what you considered as feminism in 2013, you may need to rethink what you consider feminism.Photo via okmagazine.com I was a first semester freshman at Radford University when I signed up for a Women in the World: Introduction to Women Studies class, a class typically devoted to the upperclassman due to its allegedly mature and difficult-to-comprehend material (a ridiculous concept I'll later dissect).
My male friend smirked when I told him I was taking it, and of course the shameful phrase, "where is the men's studies class? " was actually uttered from the mouth of a middle-aged man. Because yes, men like this have managed to surpass Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest without swallowing their own foot. It's 2014--it's time for the men, and most certainly the women, to accurately understand the fundamentals of feminism and not the cartoonish lies spread by bromantic comedies and decrepit white men with cheap dentures. 1. 2. 3. 4. The First Law of Privilege. Female Characters in Superhero Films: The Grim Reality. As a women’s, gender, and sexuality studies (WGS) major, I am accustomed to chatting about everything from checking your privilege to the gender binary to vaginas.
It’s not uncommon for a bunch of my fellow WGS friends to spend Friday nights chatting about the “Virgin Mary” or watching Jessica Valenti videos in an effort to procrastinate that paper on crisis pregnancy centers. So when I decided to take a communications class about superheroes for a fun break in my senior schedule, you can bet that conversations about gender came up. Superhero films are known for their male-centric nature. In fact, the biggest superhero names have all been “attractive,” white, heterosexual men – the top of the privilege ladder. This comes as no surprise since these characters rule the box office across the board. As a general studio rule, women will see movies about men, but men won’t see movies about women, so why make them?
And the answer is yes, it is. Take Laurie/Silk Spectre II in The Watchmen. Sure. Aamer Rahman (Fear of a Brown Planet) - Reverse Racism. Tony Porter: A call to men.