Posts tagged sexism
Posts tagged sexism
[A letter titled, ” ‘Honour Killings’ in West,” written in to a newspaper that can’t be identified, although the word “Brampton is visible in the top corner. The letter was written by Judy Haiven, Department of Management professor, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, and reads, “RE - family stones woman to death, May 28. Your article says that, since 2013, 869 women suffered “honour killings” in Pakistan. Compare this to the United States, where three women a day are killed by their male partners. By my count, since 2013 that’s about 1,095 women killed. Maybe the women wanted to leave the marriage, or had found a new partner, but clearly the men felt betrayed and dishonoured by their partners and killed them. The media are quick to target women murders in Muslin-dominated countries. Maybe they should also look at the facts in the U.S. and Canada. ]
[A series of screenshots from the sitcom “That 70’s Show” depicting Kitty at work as a nurse in a hospital. She’s speaking across a desk to a doctor. In the first panel the white coated doctor says, “All right, let’s start Mr. Harris on a full course of penicillin.” In the second panel, Kitty says, “Doctor, you might want to consider erythromycin.” In the third panel, the doctor responds with a condescending facial expression, “And why would I want to do that nurse.” In the fourth panel, Kitty replies, pointing at the patient’s chart, “It’s just that Mr. Harris is allergic to penicillin…” In the fifth panel the Doctor is now looking at the chart, and Kitty finishes by saying, “…and I thought that erythromycin might make him a touch less dead.” Kitty’s son Eric appears in the frame in the sixth panel, and says, “I know that when I go to the hospital, I like to not die.”]
[A two-panel screen shot of actor Joh Lithgow, as his character Dr. Dick Solomon in 90’s sitcom third rock from the sun. Both screenshots are from a scene in his university office. He’s wearing a brown suit, a green shirt, and a loud brown, orange and pink paisley tie. The text of the first panel reads, “Why should I be concerned about gaining weight?” The next panel reads, “-my body is just the vehicle that carries my brain around, and my brain deserves a smooth luxurious ride.”]
I like this very much, but it’s so much more culturally acceptable for men (esp. middle aged white men) to vocalize this sort of thinking than it is for women of any age.
Submitted by b-odda-h:
So, I am starting 2 petitions against creepshots, I want them shut down. I literally just posted these, and I am trying to spread the word. I would love your help, and signature :)
I need 100,000 signatures by March 27th on the whitehouse one, and they will have to do something.
Consider it signed, and also a huge signal boost! If you don’t know what creepshots is, you can read more about how gross it is (and why it needs to not be a thing), a quick search of “creepshots” will tell you everything you need to know to feel comfortable signing these petitions.
[a GIF set from the animated TV series “Adventure Time.” In the first panel, Marceline’s boyfriend Ash waves his arms at Marci and his cottage and says “You need to get back in the kitchen and make me dinner.” In the second panel, Marceline runs up to him and drop kicks him in the groin, and he falls over. In the third panel, she’s kicking him in the head. In the fourth panel, Finn joins in and jumps on his stomach. In the fifth panel, Marceline and Finn stand back as a huge Jake foot comes down from the sky and crushed Ash.]
A Legitimate Way to Respond to Sexism, or, Marceline Is My Hero.
Marceline is such a great character.
Do You Notice Anything Different About This Toy Catalog? Because Kids Do.
Toys “R” Us officially moved up a few notches in the eyes of progressives by challenging the gender stereotypes that have lined its pages for years. The Swedish version of the toy store did at least. I definitely like the idea of letting kids choose what they want to identify with instead of having it spelled out for them. I really hope this catches on.
Isn’t it humbling to write hundreds and hundreds of words about sexism and gender and entitlement and then remember that “Flight of the Conchords” nailed the whole displacement-of-responsibility and nice-guy rage things in, like, four sentences?
You go, FoTC.
[A 4 part GIF of Brett from Flight of the Conchords, wearing a red shirt and holding an ad sign for phones. In all four panels he is clearly looking at a woman who is out of the video frame. He says “Oh my god, she’s so hot. I want to tell her how hot she is but she’ll think I’m being sexist. She’s so hot she’s making me sexist. Bitch.”]