Posts Tagged: sexist

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"[F]or the first several years the SAT was offered, males scored higher than females on the Math section but females achieved higher scores on the Verbal section. ETS policy-makers determined that the Verbal test needed to be “balanced” more in favor of males, and added questions pertaining to politics, business and sports to the Verbal portion. Since that time, males have outscored females on both the Math and Verbal sections. Dwyer notes that no similar effort has been made to “balance” the Math section, and concludes that, “It could be done, but it has not been, and I believe that probably an unconscious form of sexism underlies this pattern. When females show the superior performance, ‘balancing’ is required; when males show the superior performance, no adjustments are necessary.” "

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“Gender Bias in College Admissions Tests”, FairTest.org. (via vaginawoolf)

We were told our English Lang GCSEs were often about sport or politics because boys often underperformed in that exam. I can’t even fathom the number of things wrong with this kind of thinking.

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And there’s nothing unconscious about that kind of sexism.

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"Why is there so much self-denigration and envy? Because every woman somehow finds herself, without her consent, entered into a beauty contest with every other woman. No matter how irrelevant to her goals, how inappropriate to her talents and endowments, or how ridiculous the comparison, women are always compared one to another and found wanting. Hillary Clinton’s haircuts…get as much press coverage as [her] words and actions."

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daskannnichtsein:

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ashleyrguillory:

For my Gender and the Body class. 

This is my artistic reaction to the Starfire controversy. I was going to draw her teammates in her outfit- or them in her pose- but instead I drew her as a man. I call him. Manfire. To illustrate how stupid these poses are and how un-empowering they are. This goes with my paper titled:

The Issue that Melted the Internet: The Continued Objectification of Women in Comics

One of these days I will post it online. It is incredibly long but here is this. 

I have re-appropriated the background from the original comic book. 

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This wins everything.

I do love gender swaps.

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My Cosplay Column Intro: Respect and the Costuming Community

cosplay-catwalk:

Dear Men,

Please read this. Realize that this isn’t blaming you for the problem, it’s asking you to be part of the solution. So, let’s do that. It’ll be awesome. Thanks.

K-

“The truth is that women face issues on a daily basis that men simply do not have to deal with. Why is it, in our society, that women are constantly forced to protect ourselves from objectification, degradation and violence? The scales are tipped, whether we like it or not, against us. Before going out in a revealing outfit, like the ones many comic book characters wear, we steel ourselves to defend our bodies and our reputations. Some people would say that a woman wearing a spandex thong and fishnet tights in public is “asking” to be objectified, to have her picture taken inappropriately, to be labeled a derogatory term. It’s true that when I dress up as Black Canary and go into public, I make that choice knowing what I am getting into; I’m realistic about the way my body and my personality might be perceived, and I am committing to participate in a somewhat risky activity I have full knowledge about. But why should seeking attention, even while knowing what I’m getting into, also mean that I welcome degradation, or objectification? Unfortunately, this attitude towards cosplayers comes dangerously close to the classic phrases “she was asking for it” and “blaming the victim.”

I ask, to those who enjoy the work we do in our hobby, and especially (with thanks) to those who enjoy how we look in our work, that you treat us with politeness and respect, the way you would any beloved woman in your life. Ask us politely if you can take our picture (sure, you can take a picture of my butt if you’re nice!), and when you post our pictures, write only what you’d be comfortable reading about your mother or your sister. Just because we’re wearing an outfit made up by Dave Cockrum, doesn’t mean that we’re asking to be shamed.”

- Roxanna Meta

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Source: comicimpact.com
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tyleroakley:

I SAW WHERE COOKIES WEREN’T

AND SAID

NO

THIS WILL NOT DO

I can never not reblog this when it shows up on my dash.

This is perfect.

life role model 

THIS…. I must reblog.

Yeah, this is pretty much why I bake.

(This is hilarious in it’s own right, but I also keep reading it as written by Kon, which sort of ups the amusement factor.)

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Adventures of Comic Book Girl: Mary Sue, what are you? or why the concept of Sue is sexist

adventuresofcomicbookgirl:

Looks like this essay was needed, so I went ahead and did it. Not sure I said everything I wanted to say, but I tried.

So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects…

Source: adventuresofcomicbookgirl
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shatterstag:

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toptumbles:

Even worse than a friendzone

I’m getting sick of the term friendzone.

Me too. And, more than that, I’m sick of the people using it.
Women are told almost constantly—by the media, the government, and the overall attitude of society—that our bodies don’t fucking belong to us. The mythical friendzone is just another way for misogynists to enforce that idea while getting to play the victim.
It sucks when someone you have feelings for doesn’t share those feelings; it happens to women all the time, too. We hear “I just want to be friends” and “you’re like one of the guys” and “you’re like a sister to me” just as often. But you’ll never hear a woman complain that guys just don’t appreciate a Nice Girl because we’re taught it’s our own fucking fault when we’re rejected—we aren’t pretty enough or thin enough or sexy enough, we weren’t sexual enough or were too sexual, we put out too much or too little or too soon or not soon enough, we didn’t wear our hair the right way or our skirt the right length, we’re “too tomboyish” or “too butch” or “too feminine”, or we’re “not their type”, or we’re otherwise not good enough in various ways to entice the man to grace us with his affection.
But when we’re not interested in someone, we’re vilified. We’re the bitch that lead them on, the bitch who let them buy us dinner but didn’t want to date them, the bitch who doesn’t appreciate a nice guy, the bitch they were nice to and then got nothing in return from.
And, frankly, fuck those people. Showing interest in me, being friendly with me, getting close to me, or eating a meal with me (even if they paid for it) doesn’t obligate me to open my heart or my legs. And anyone who doesn’t appreciate my friendship sure as hell doesn’t deserve my love or my pussy.

^Reblogging for the commentary.Seriously guys, using the term “friend zone” as a negative is really insulting.  As delacroix pointed out, it’s nearly always applied when a girl rejects a guy. It’s like saying that a woman’s friendship is worth nothing, like she is worthless because she’s not having sex with them. Stop vilifying the women who turn you down, and move on. 

^^^

And stop pretending you’re her friend if the only reason you’re “friends” with her is because you want to get her into bed. That’s fucked up and all it tells me is that you have no respect for her as a person because you place no value on the friendship you have.
Oh, and if you’re only being “friendly” with me because you want to get into my pants, news flash:

Get over yourself and learn to value women as people and friends instead of romantic/sexual objects that you, for some idiotic reason, feel entitled to, or don’t bother even trying to talk to me. I’m not about to waste my time on you if you’re just going to turn around and play the victim or call me a bitch just because I don’t love you the way you want me to.
Also I can’t help but notice that the majority of the “Nice Guy” stories I hear involve the guy doing everything he can to be there for the girl, like a good friend should, but expecting more without ever bothering to voice his feelings. Yet somehow, it’s her fault for accepting the support of someone she thinks is her friend without realizing he’s trying to be more than that?
I’m really running out of fucks to give about Nice Guys and their constant whining.


yes good

I’m allergic to Nice Guys.

shatterstag:

double-oh-seven:

tinydragongina:

reminbee:

wtfniceguys:

delacroix:

imnotyogi:

toptumbles:

Even worse than a friendzone

I’m getting sick of the term friendzone.

Me too. And, more than that, I’m sick of the people using it.

Women are told almost constantly—by the media, the government, and the overall attitude of society—that our bodies don’t fucking belong to us. The mythical friendzone is just another way for misogynists to enforce that idea while getting to play the victim.

It sucks when someone you have feelings for doesn’t share those feelings; it happens to women all the time, too. We hear “I just want to be friends” and “you’re like one of the guys” and “you’re like a sister to me” just as often. But you’ll never hear a woman complain that guys just don’t appreciate a Nice Girl because we’re taught it’s our own fucking fault when we’re rejected—we aren’t pretty enough or thin enough or sexy enough, we weren’t sexual enough or were too sexual, we put out too much or too little or too soon or not soon enough, we didn’t wear our hair the right way or our skirt the right length, we’re “too tomboyish” or “too butch” or “too feminine”, or we’re “not their type”, or we’re otherwise not good enough in various ways to entice the man to grace us with his affection.

But when we’re not interested in someone, we’re vilified. We’re the bitch that lead them on, the bitch who let them buy us dinner but didn’t want to date them, the bitch who doesn’t appreciate a nice guy, the bitch they were nice to and then got nothing in return from.

And, frankly, fuck those people. Showing interest in me, being friendly with me, getting close to me, or eating a meal with me (even if they paid for it) doesn’t obligate me to open my heart or my legs. And anyone who doesn’t appreciate my friendship sure as hell doesn’t deserve my love or my pussy.

^Reblogging for the commentary.
Seriously guys, using the term “friend zone” as a negative is really insulting.  As delacroix pointed out, it’s nearly always applied when a girl rejects a guy. It’s like saying that a woman’s friendship is worth nothing, like she is worthless because she’s not having sex with them. Stop vilifying the women who turn you down, and move on. 

^^^

And stop pretending you’re her friend if the only reason you’re “friends” with her is because you want to get her into bed. That’s fucked up and all it tells me is that you have no respect for her as a person because you place no value on the friendship you have.

Oh, and if you’re only being “friendly” with me because you want to get into my pants, news flash:

Get over yourself and learn to value women as people and friends instead of romantic/sexual objects that you, for some idiotic reason, feel entitled to, or don’t bother even trying to talk to me. I’m not about to waste my time on you if you’re just going to turn around and play the victim or call me a bitch just because I don’t love you the way you want me to.

Also I can’t help but notice that the majority of the “Nice Guy” stories I hear involve the guy doing everything he can to be there for the girl, like a good friend should, but expecting more without ever bothering to voice his feelings. Yet somehow, it’s her fault for accepting the support of someone she thinks is her friend without realizing he’s trying to be more than that?

I’m really running out of fucks to give about Nice Guys and their constant whining.

yes good

I’m allergic to Nice Guys.

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Nerds and Male Privilege

rosalarian:

This article is fantastic. And so is this comment:

Jesse

Nobody wants to believe that if given power, they’ll use it badly. Especially when they’ve been attacked by those with power earlier in life. In other words, nobody wants to think when a ship full of their friends crash on a desert island, they’ll end up as Piggy holding the conch shell.

Bit of an obscure metaphor for some, but I think that’s really the heart of the matter. (And it doesn’t just apply to nerd boys.) I really like hearing people thinking about this stuff.

Source: rosalarian