this right here, this comment right here pisses me the fuck off.
you’re in your every right to like one company more than the other but cite “better women” as your reason is not only insulting to the amazing, wonderful female characters DC has created but also hailing marvel’s female characters for all the wrong reason.
If you said your reason for liking one company more than the other is because Marvel treats its female characters better or is starting to, i would completely agree with you and probably have a discussion.
BUT THIS. THIS IS NOT OKAY
There’s also the fact that it goes against every notion of feminism ever.
"Better Women" is reducing a whole group of women to one broad gesture, and using it to degrade another group of women.
No woman is better than another, and DC’s women certainly aren’t terrible. They’re amazing. And so are Marvel’s; all women are.
DC treats it’s women like shit. That’s not their fault, and it doesn’t make them less than.
Here’s the thing. I knew this was coming.
Every time a Jennifer Lawrence or Anne Hathaway challenges an interviewer’s question on the basis of sexism/feminism – asking why their male counterpart got the “good” question about his work and she got the question about her outfit and workout routine we come a little bit closer. We do a tiny bit better.
Moments like these are praised, especially on Tumblr. Gifset after gifset of JLaw or Anne Hathaway makes its way across my dash with thousands, sometimes hundreds of thousands of notes, praising the actresses for rejecting the systematic sexism thrown their way in interviews or speaking out or being vocal for (white) feminism.
Yet when Nicole Beharie does it, we get a soundbite turned gifset stripped of its context, spun around, and flipped on its head to paint Beharie, Fox’s breakout star, and Black America’s latest hero, as some fronting, demeaning, sexist, spewing divisive, anti-feminist logic with a misogynistic undercurrent.
HUH! Well will you look at that! It’s the Miley Cyrus twerking debacle all over again. As I scroll through the “Nicole Beharie” tag I’ve tracked on tumblr I find myself taking a deep cleansing breath to rid myself of the frustration that’s come over me, and realize the smell of sexism and feel of racism permeating my lungs is all too familiar. And expected.
Beharie’s comment about preferring Marvel over DC because they have better women, wasn’t “reducing a whole group of women to one broad gesture, and using it to degrade another group of women.” On the contrary, she was praising Marvel for it’s better treatment, visibility, and writing of their women/female characters – thereby declaring her preference for Marvel’s story telling. The darnest thing is that somehow when I watched this interview, I squealed in a total fangirl moment that consisted of a gasp & “me toooo.” Y’know…because I got it!
Dear white feminists who don’t know the true meaning of intersectionality, take your puppet strings and weak attempts elsewhere.
*Defaulters refers to the default gender, sexual orientation, (& in this article in particular) race, etc. here in America. I seriously shouldn’t need to spell it out any more than that. :O)
Every goddamn article about Nicole Beharie whether it be about the actress herself or Sleepy Hollow you scroll down to the comments and theres hateful shitstains talking shit about her acting or something like this and barely concealing their racist bullshit
back the fuck up Nicole Beharie is a goddess.
"Macklemore is the first contextually post-black pop-star rapper." NY Times
Look at this bullshit here. “Post-black”. Yeah…
if you support Macklemore in anyway, please unfollow me now
"contextually post-black pop-star rapper"
I legitimately don’t even know what that bundle of words is attempting to get across
So the video “Blurred Lines [Feminist Parody]” (made by a group of law students from Auckland University) has been removed by YouTube because of “sexual content.”
What a fucking double standard.
what the fuck
HEY! OHIO JUST PASSED SOME INSANE ANTI-ABORTION LEGISLATION TONIGHT:
-Physicians providing abortions are not allowed admittance to public hospitals.
-Fetal pain must be described to the woman at all stages of pregnancy.
-Doctors must tell women how much money they make from performing abortions.
-Ultrasounds include visual description if woman refuses to view image; no rape exemption
-Mandatory wait-time doubled
There’s more, equally horrifying. I wrote about it for you here. Gov. Kasich has until 11:59 pm on Sunday to line-item veto any or all of these restrictions. He probably won’t.
(image via this young lady)
Oh fuck. There is more to this.
WOW IT’S GREAT HOW TUMBLR’S SOCIAL JUSTICE EXCITEMENT ISN’T INCLUSIVE TO LOW-PUBLICIZED EVENTS.
This is a HUGE issue and was completely overshadowed by the events in Texas. As a citizen of Ohio, I’m begging for you guys to help.
In case the above facts don’t convince you about how lacking and awful the state government is here, check these facts:
If a woman wants an abortion in Ohio, she MUST get STATE DIRECTED counseling that includes the counselor discouraging her from having an abortion. In addition, she has to wait 24 hours before that and having the abortion. The counseling has to be in person.
But wait, there’s more.
New plans under our health care reform only cover abortion in cases where the woman is endangered. This means the plans are available in cases of rape and incest only. The same goes for insurance coverage in abortion coverage.
Since the counseling is state directed and evaluated, and there is a very specific and purposefully tight set of restrictions on the legality of abortions, the state has way too much control over the procedure itself. If a clinic or particular doctor don’t follow these tight rules exactly, they can be charged with manslaughter.
What the fuck is this shit
In the U.S., more prospective parents seek to adopt white and mixed race children than black children. As a result, many agencies levy lower fees to make it easier for parents to adopt from among the large numbers of black children waiting for placement.
Photo: Courtesy of Caryn Lantz
a+ steven moffat. pulling women jokes.
oM Y FcKING GOD its literally the year 1207 anD THEYRE CELIBATE IDIOT MONKS WHO PROBABLY RLY DO THINK WOMEN ARE EVIL SPIRITS AND STILL BELIEVE CHILDBIRTH IS PUNISHMENT FOR EVE’S SIN christ
It’s not the monk’s reaction that is the problem here. We get that it’s 1207, and that women are treated shittily and such.
it’s the Doctor’s reply that shits me off
1) it’s the fact that he doesn’t try to dissuade the monk of the notion that it’s something evil
2) it’s the fucking look on his face as he says ‘it’s a woman.’ Facial expressions are important when conveying the meaning of something. The way the Doctor purses his lips at the end of his sentence, it’s very sassy and condescending, it’s conveying the message ‘it’s much worse than that; a woman.’
it’s fucking annoying, and you know why?
It’s the Doctor.
The Doctor. You know, that lovely, near-immortal being, that’s pretty dedicated to saving people and making sure everyone’s treated equally and given a fair go. And he’s conveying the message ‘ugh, oh my god, women, amirite? talk talk talk, knows nothing.’
it’s the equivalent of a dudebro turning to his buddies while he’s on the phone with his girlfriend, and making a ‘yap yap yap’ motion with his hands.
it’s a fucking cheap joke, and it’s inconsistent with the Doctor’s character.
I don’t give a royal fuck that the monk crossed himself. I get that attitudes towards women were pretty shitty during the 13th century. Except it’s the Doctor making the joke. it’s uncomfortable and inconsistent and actually a little heartbreaking because women are the punchline.
that’s not right. thousands of kids watch Doctor Who and look up to the Doctor. If the Doctor uses ‘women’ as a punchline, then what are all those kids going to do? teaching kids that it’s ok for women to be a joke? ugh, no thank you.
the thing is, do you know how easily this could have been avoided? A simple tweak of the line from ‘it’s a woman,’ to ‘it’s just a woman,’ with a dismissive shake of the head, to tell the Monk ‘don’t be silly, it’s just another human being.’
that’s all it would have taken.
also moffat didn’t fucking write the joke in 1207
he wrote it in 2012
EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THIS
what the actual FUCK
I wish I could even be shocked
Just gonna keep reblogging this
America; why you suck and fail?
A. Ezra Miller
B. Jared Leto
C. Rami Malek (Voice of Tahno)
D. Nicholas Hoult
E. Someone we haven’t thought of? Tell us below!
CAN WE NOT DO THIS KORRA NATION
CAN WE NOT
HAVE WE LEARNED NOTHING FROM THE LAST AIRBENDER
The City of Steubenville, Ohio was covering up for its Star High School Football Stars who drugged and raped a 16 year old Girl. Then Anonymous stepped in….
End Rape and DO NOT TOLERATE RAPE ENABLERS