Can we start a video campaign about slut shaming? I think the difficulty with such a campaign would be that (at least in my experience) slut shaming isn’t always about actually having sex or being sexual. I got called a slut because I have big tits — and it hasn’t gotten better. I still get called a slut because I have big tits. Not really sure what I’d say to high schoolers. Something like, “Don’t worry — you’re not a slut because of your body, and even though doctors and strangers on the street will continue to recommend you get what’s for you an elective surgery, and even though you’ll still get sexually harassed on the street, public transit, the work place, the classroom, and in other places you have a right to feel safe, it gets better. You’ll be legal to drink,” I guess. I suppose it’s easier to try and create a viral marketing campaign where adults pat themselves on the back for writing therapeutic love letters to the teenage selves they wish they were as opposed to engaging in sustained anti-bullying legistlation and working with dedicated teachers and para-professionals to change the climate of local public schools. Yup. YouTube is a much better collective response.
Clearly I have a lot of feelings. But hey, maybe I should just move to France, where my pesky feelings about bodily sovereignty, consent, and harassment are magically irrelevant! Oh, wait.
How would sex look if it wasn’t adversarial?
Eroticisizing risk and young adulthood: Why sex = maturity = competing with your female BFFs = normal is such a toxic equation
Heads up: No Vocab No Vajayjay.
HAHA here’s a blogpost for you: for colored girls who think you need therapy and also think you should stop co-opting our shit.
Michelle Frances Erai talks about why she got into and then stayed with the academy. <3
Why white women are so important to the new right, and why asking about feminism in this context is clouding the issue
From The Other Patrick:
So the film is called »Mars needs Moms« – but is it about Moms who get to save Mars? Nooo. It’s about a white boy whose mom is kidnapped and who gets to go on an adventure to save her, and of course there’s also a tiny glimpse of a female sidekick, a.k.a. the one alien that is not hairy, must be a girl. And she’s pink.
Warning: may trigger rage. Or despair.
More pushback to the TSA patdown issue, this time highlighting that the assumption that the government won’t be touching your bits is part of white and class privilege. Also, Rush Liimbaugh? His surfeit of feelings require that he suggest a 9 yr old get groped.