note to women: not all men are rapists but don’t dress like a whore and be responsible for your actions because all men are rapists
You forgot “be clear about your boundaries with men, but don’t ever directly say no, because you might hurt their feelings and not be ladylike, and unladylike women deserve whatever happens to them.”
“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her. She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted.
Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly. “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”
This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”
This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”
this is why performance art is important
So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.
I want you to think about what you said.
What you keep saying.
What you are telling your children.
You are making them powerless.
This is funny.
Shitty pop punk alienates people once again. Congrats.
Seriously though… While kids who hold their phone up for the entire show to take photos/videos are annoying (and that phenomenon is most CERTAINLY not exclusive to young women), I’m beginning to think the kids who get elitist over a band’s fanbase and how they were into a band earlier on are possibly more annoying.
This is funny.
This goes for just about any band popular on tumblr.
is this some tough guy show bullshit? cause WHATEVER thanks for always making it look like girls don’t also go to shows. this shit is boring
I don’t care for The Story So Far but I’ve seen this kind of commentary made about SO MANY bands in my time… As soon as girls are into them, the band is no longer “cool” or fun to see live in lots of people’s eyes and that’s some royal BS.
Like what you like and stop putting down girls and assuming that when they like something you like that they like it for the “wrong” reasons.
I’m sorry no child goes into a theatre saying “what social values will i be indoctrinated with today?” But that doesn’t mean that process doesn’t occur. Of course people watch movies to be entertained. but children, seeing the way people are or are not represented, how they are punished or rewarded, on what basis they are punished and rewarded, etc., come out of the film learning things about the world. So of course children think they are being entertained, so do adults. but entertainment does not preclude socialization.
newsflash: people find things entertaining for a reason. If you are a thin white girl going into a film seeing someone who looks like you being desired , and that heterosexual male desire is a good thing, then that film will affirm what you know to be true. so it will be entertaining. you watch that film and see that poc are excluded or degraded and that your skin color is better because of the politics of representation- again, this knowledge is affirmed and you will be entertained, assuming you have been completely socialized.
if you go to that movie and see that the character that is thin and white and someone you’re to identify with and that they are preferred over other women who are depicted as ugly and mean, well guess what you are supposed to be entertained bc you have learned in this world that you should hate other women, and that prettiness is an increment of value.
there are politics to entertainment. especially if that entertainment was founded and funded and established by a wealthy white man.
The way you know Mens Rights is a legitimate activist movement is how they dox people and send rape threats to those they want to intimidate. I mean, that’s how all legitimate human rights activists have gotten shit done. Remember when Rosa Parks was denied a seat up front so she made rape threats to the driver and put his nudie pics all over the internet? If she hadn’t done that we wouldn’t have buses.
[Image: A fake Time cover: “The Indentured Generation: We trampled their rights, tanked the economy, and trashed the planet for our benefit — but expect them to foot the bill. Why we call them narcissists”]
i was just getting mad about this a minute ago
That’s more like it.
You can feel free to ask questions if you do the following:
1) Never, ever, ever, fucking use the term “Feminazi” again. This should be self-explanatory. If it isn’t, you’ll need to do your own research to figure out as to why.
2) “Misandry” is a response to misogyny. It is a RESPONSE, not a method of “fixing” patriarchy, misogyny, etc., nor is it the lifeblood of a system of power like misogyny is. You don’t have to like it or approve of it, but it does not equate with the systematic rape, assault and murder that happens to women* on a daily basis. Let’s not conflate this as an issue related to what this blog aims to achieve.
3) Equality is the utopia dream. We’re not discussing utopia as anything other than that - a DREAM. Something that comes LONG after justice is achieved, which it has yet to be. Do not confuse “equality” with justice, with protecting children, with protecting bodily autonomy, with eliminating rapists or at the very absolute least, keeping them away from innocents. These are entirely different things, and you need to get your priorities straight.
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Jay Smooth, Ill Doctrine (via nextyearsgirl)
I firmly believe a vast majority of men hate women. I was just thinking about this today. They won’t admit to it, like this quotation suggestions, but in their opinions and actions it becomes clear they truly hate women.
“No, I LOVE women!” they protest.
Yes, you love looking at women. You love fucking women. You love pushing their buttons and objectifying them and letting them do things for you. You love judging them and masturbating to them and having them on your arm on a night out.
But you do not actually have any respect for women. You view them as inferior, you don’t question this.
I explained this to someone I had dated and of course he wouldn’t hear a word of it.
AHHH SO PERFECT
Men love the idea of women, but most of them really and truly hate actual women.
They really, truly do. Yes I agree it’s the vast majority. They love women only as objects and tools. They have no real love for US.(via everythingbutharleyquinn)
[photo: a meme featuring a screenshot of Sweet Brown, a Black woman who became popular with the phrase “ain’t not body got time for that.” pink text reads, “ain’t nobody got time for creating videos that make fun of low income people of color using auto tune. unless you’re a white person that is so privileged that you do have time and yet dont’t use that time to educate yourself on race issues.”]
i made a meme.
sometimes I forget that some folx (namely white folx) like people like Sweet Brown and Antoine Dobson not because they remind them of their neighbors or aunts, or cousins or church school teachers, but because they perform stereotypical notions of poor people of color. I need to be cognizant of this more.
i think that goes for non-Black people of color, too, really. i’ve seen plenty of non-Black poc share Antoine Dodson videos and Sweet Brown and most recently Ramsey over the past few years. with white folks that behavior is typically predictable but with non-Black poc we really need to bring our A game and be real about how we are taught to be anti Black, internalize that and simultaneously consume Black culture/products of the exploitation of Black folks while relying on this shared identity of being “people of color.” it’s not untrue that low income people of color are made fun of but let’s be real, consistently it has been low income Black people in these internet sensations.
what loan said ^^^