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The 19 best female cartoon characters. 6 Things You Might Not Think Are Harassment But Definitely Are (Because Apparently We Need To Clear A Few Things Up) | Bustle. I never cease to be astounded by the way that some people react to stories of harassment in the street. Just yesterday, we shared a story about a woman who taped herself walking around New York for 10 hours and the unsolicited harassment she was subjected to as she strolled around, minding her own business. I retweeted the post from my personal account, and while many sane people expressed support for the article, some responded with questions like, “But don’t you think some of those guys were just trying to be nice?” No. No I don’t think that. Not for one second. Here’s the thing: by the inherent nature of being a woman walking in the street, almost ALL uninvited attention from men is threatening. And here’s the other thing: we can tell when someone is just being nice.

If someone tells us our shoelace is undone, or a neighborhood local gives us a morning nod while they’re walking their dog, we can identify these things as inherently nice behaviors. Images: Getty Images; Giphy(6) FEMEN. What people think of Women. Grand Unified Theory of Female Pain. We see these wounded women everywhere: Miss Havisham wears her wedding dress until it burns. The bride within the bridal dress had withered like the dress. Belinda’s hair gets cut—​the sacred hair dissever[ed] / From the fair head, for ever, and for ever! —​and then ascends to heaven: thy ravish’d hair / Which adds new glory to the shining sphere!

Women have gone pale all over Dracula. How does it go, again? Sylvia Plath’s agony delivers her to a private Holocaust: An engine, an engine / Chuffing me off like a Jew. The pain of women turns them into kittens and rabbits and sunsets and sordid red satin goddesses, pales them and bloodies them and starves them, delivers them to death camps and sends locks of their hair to the stars. Susan Sontag has described the heyday of a “nihilistic and sentimental” nineteenth-​century logic that found appeal in female suffering: “Sadness made one ‘interesting.’ I was once called a wound-​dweller. I guess I’m talking about it because it happened. 2014. Jezebel - Celebrity, Sex, Fashion for Women. Without Airbrushing. 5 Ways Modern Men Are Trained to Hate Women. I don't know what it's like to be a woman, so it's not easy for me to describe what it's like to be a man, because I don't know what you're using for context.

I'm going to do my best: Did you ever watch old cartoons where a character is starving on a desert island, and when another character approaches, he's so hungry that he imagines the other character as a talking piece of food? Via TV TropesThird panel omitted due to graphic content. It's like that for most men, most of the time. Right now I'm reading a book from mega-selling fantasy author George R. "When she went to the stables, she wore faded sandsilk pants and woven grass sandals. That's written from the woman's point of view. Do you see what I'm getting at? Photos.comWe also assume you have the taste of a pimp. Go look at a city skyline. All those wars we fight? It's all about you. Photos.comNope. This is really the heart of it, right here.

Which brings us back to where we started. Via Wikipedia Via Jewish Family Life - Parenting Advice & Perspectives - Kveller. Daaamn! (par Mathieu Lebreton) 10 Famous Films That Surprisingly Fail The Bechdel Test. All this week, Film School Rejects presents a daily dose of our favorite articles from the archive. Originally published in September 2011, Ashe Cantrell applies the simple, ever-relevant Bechdel Test to a number of high profile movies… The Bechdel Test, if you’re not familiar with it, is a benchmark for movies developed by Alison Bechdel in 1985. For a movie to pass The Bechdel Test, it must contain just one thing - a scene in which two or more named female characters have a conversation (that is, back and forth dialogue) about anything at all besides men. Anything, even if it’s something stereotypically feminine, like shopping or shoes.

It could be about dog poo. It doesn’t matter. Sounds simple, right? But it’s still surprising to find out that some of the most popular films of all time fail the test, and often for reasons you may have never considered. 10. What Does It Mean to Be a Modern Feminist? Glory and galore, oh Lorde. | ELLE Everyone’s favorite f-word is having a moment of limelight and galore. Ideally, we would all celebrate by reading some Woolf, waving flags with “We can do it!” Or “Votes for women,” and feeling beautifully independent or independently beautiful, but there are some issues to tackle first. Apparently, many women feel like they don’t need modern feminism: all is fair in the land of casual ignorance. Others take it to the extreme and allegedly take bubble baths in the tears of our noble male counterparts.

What does it mean to be a modern feminist in its practical-personal sense? The Lipstick Debate and Media Revolution Is it fine to wear a lot of make-up and not a lot of clothes in an attempt to seduce men (or “a man”)? But then the radical feminist interrupts: the second cause is superior to the first one, because the reason you want to impress men is that they have the power of the planet Earth. Female attractiveness is greatly exaggerated in importance.