Immodest - Keep Your Head Up. Yesterday I opened my new Bitch Magazine and read an article about something called the Modesty Survey.
This is a website, put together by two ‘Christian guys’ that allows ‘Christian girls’ to submit questions about what they wear and find out whether they are dressing immodestly. And by immodestly, they mean they want to know if the clothes they are wearing arouses male attention. Boys and men, from 17 to 50, can submit their answers to these questions, not to dictate what girls should be wearing – according to the survey’s home page – but merely to inform them that they are bringing on inappropriate thoughts in the boys and men around them. For example, one statement in the survey is “A one-piece swimsuit with shorts on top is modest.” Thoughts on Sexual Assault “Prevention” I originally found this photo on Facebook, fell in love with it, and traced it back to a Tumblr blogger who wrote the text and another blogger who created the image.
It perfectly mocks our current approach to sexual assault prevention, which covertly makes it the woman’s responsibility. This blogger turns the tables. While current tips include don’t put your drink down and don’t walk by yourself, she provides equivalent tips for the assaulters. S Magazine Winter 2011: The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan J. Douglas.
Is the ‘F’ word co-opted by conservatives & consumerist media?
Where are real icons & core values? On The Issues Magazine, Winter 2011, considers feminist icons, feminist values and feminist cons. The Rise of Enlightened Sexism by Susan J. Douglas Today, we once again have what Betty Friedan famously called "a problem with no name. " At the same time, these young women get the message loud and clear that the absolute last thing they should embrace is feminism. After reviewing the media fare geared to girls and women since the early 1990s, I came to see a rather large gap between how the vast majority of girls and women live their lives, the choices they are forced to make, and what we see -- and don't see -- in the media. What the media have been giving us then over the past fifteen years are fantasies of power.
Today many young women regard feminism as the ideological equivalent of anthrax. How to Talk to Little Girls. I went to a dinner party at a friend’s home last weekend, and met her five-year-old daughter for the first time.
Little Maya was all curly brown hair, doe-like dark eyes, and adorable in her shiny pink nightgown. I wanted to squeal, “Maya, you’re so cute! Look at you! Turn around and model that pretty ruffled gown, you gorgeous thing!” But I didn’t. Peter Sagal - Blog » Blog Archive » Horton Hears from Me. I become annoyed with a current kid’s movie, on All Things Considered this evening.
Transcript after the jump: I don’t know what sins Dr. Seuss committed in his life to be doomed to have Jim Carrey star in movie adaptations of his books. But I came out of “Horton Hears a Who,” with my wife and my three excited and happy daughters, irritated by something even more annoying than Carrey’s tics. In a new subplot added by the filmmakers, the Mayor of Whoville has 96 daughters. No I won’t. Have the clowns who made this movie ever met a daughter? And there’s this — not only does the movie end with father and son embracing, while the 96 daughters are, I guess, playing in a well, somewhere, but the son earns his father’s love by saving the world. We got into the car outside the cinpeplex and I was quite in lather, let me tell you. “Yeah!” Vagina Monologues Script- Eve Ensler Play. Privilege by D.A. Clarke. Femininity. Think women have achieved equality? Think again. Filling a Much-Needed Void : real women.
Excuse me while I throw this down, I’m old and cranky and tired of hearing the idiocy repeated by people who ought to know better.
Real women do not have curves. Real women do not look like just one thing. Asking For It? As If! Not Ever, a project of Rape Crisis Scotland, has launched an amazing new ad campaign . A man in a bar glances over at a pretty girl and a short skirt and leers "She's asking for it. " Cut to the woman shopping for skirts at a clothing store. Unable to decide between two skirts, she explains to the clerk "I'm going out tonight, and I want to get raped. I need a skirt that will encourage a guy to have sex with me against my will. " "Definitely the blue," the sales clerk responds. We recently had a flurry of comments by an anti-feminist troll a few weeks ago.
Burglary is a property crime. And yet for some reason when it comes to rape, many people feel that the victim shoulders some of the blame. I always have to wonder what these people think about other forms of sexual assault. What about men who get raped? But what about men who are prisoners who are victims of rape? Men ARE the victims of violent sexual assault outside prison. Violence Against Women in the United States. Feminism Quotes, Sayings about Women's Rights, Sexism, Gender Liberation. Related Quotes Women Men Confidence Women's Greetings Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed.