Feminism Catch-All (with FAQ)

iaintgotnopants wrote:
Ego Man wrote:

What the heck is a boob divot? Is that what you get when you swing a sex toy too hard?

There is a weird divot in her chest. I think it's just a bad character model. Honestly, they all look really bad.

QFT. There are glaring problems with all of the renders/models, that silver scientologist lady's clothing divot being the worst.

And turning to the music industry, a danceable takedown by Lily Allen: "It's Hard Out Here (For A Bitch)"

First comment on Slate's article about this video - "I didn't know Lily Allen looked like a fat Mexican!"

It's like some sort of art, I just don't know what kind.

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Just when I got over my huge Lily Allen crush, she goes ahead and acts all smart and sexy and awesome in that videoclip.

DAMN YOU ALLEN!

dejanzie wrote:

Just when I got over my huge Lily Allen crush, she goes ahead and acts all smart and sexy and awesome in that videoclip.

DAMN YOU ALLEN!

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Actually, I don't really dig Allen's music, but I loved that song & video.

Eva Earlong wrote:

Speaking of music videos exploiting black women's bodies.

Stephanie Phillips, a member of Blackfeminists.org wrote:

“Young women need to know what a relationship is really about and what respect is, which should be taught in schools at home.”

FTFH

Ideally, it would be taught both at home and in schools, but really, it should start at home.

Stephanie Phillips, a member of Blackfeminists.org wrote:

“Young women need to know what a relationship is really about and what respect is, which should be taught in schools at home.”

FTFH

Ideally, it would be taught both at home and in schools, but really, it should start at home.[/quote]
Sure Ideally. Unfortunately for many youth there isn't a good home environment to learn from, and in school you can control the message as opposed to entertainment media and crap people post online.
I would have scratched out "women" and replaced it with "people".

realityhack wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:
Stephanie Phillips, a member of Blackfeminists.org wrote:

“Young women need to know what a relationship is really about and what respect is, which should be taught in schools at home.”

FTFH

Ideally, it would be taught both at home and in schools, but really, it should start at home.

Sure Ideally. Unfortunately for many youth there isn't a good home environment to learn from, and in school you can control the message as opposed to entertainment media and crap people post online.
I would have scratched out "women" and replaced it with "people".

True.

Meet the Staff of "the leading communications provider to South East England".

BadKen wrote:

Meet the Staff of "the leading communications provider to South East England".

I was scrolling through that, wondering what it was I am supposed to "get" here, and then when I hit the bottom, I literally let out a low, sad chuckle and said "oh" out loud.

Slow sad facepalm.

Bloo Driver wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Meet the Staff of "the leading communications provider to South East England".

I was scrolling through that, wondering what it was I am supposed to "get" here, and then when I hit the bottom, I literally let out a low, sad chuckle and said "oh" out loud.

Yep. Then I thought about how all of the women are fairly attractive and thought, "We'll that seems statistically improbable..."

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Bloo Driver wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Meet the Staff of "the leading communications provider to South East England".

I was scrolling through that, wondering what it was I am supposed to "get" here, and then when I hit the bottom, I literally let out a low, sad chuckle and said "oh" out loud.

Yep. Then I thought about how all of the women are fairly attractive and thought, "We'll that seems statistically improbable..."

When I hit the bottom, my only thought was how someone had a dream of creating 'The League of Extraordinary White People'.

Mystic Violet wrote:
Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Bloo Driver wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Meet the Staff of "the leading communications provider to South East England".

I was scrolling through that, wondering what it was I am supposed to "get" here, and then when I hit the bottom, I literally let out a low, sad chuckle and said "oh" out loud.

Yep. Then I thought about how all of the women are fairly attractive and thought, "We'll that seems statistically improbable..."

When I hit the bottom, my only thought was how someone had a dream of creating 'The League of Extraordinary White People'.

Careful now. We're litigious with regards to our trademark.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Mystic Violet wrote:
Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Bloo Driver wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Meet the Staff of "the leading communications provider to South East England".

I was scrolling through that, wondering what it was I am supposed to "get" here, and then when I hit the bottom, I literally let out a low, sad chuckle and said "oh" out loud.

Yep. Then I thought about how all of the women are fairly attractive and thought, "We'll that seems statistically improbable..."

When I hit the bottom, my only thought was how someone had a dream of creating 'The League of Extraordinary White People'.

Careful now. We're litigious with regards to our trademark.

I used to think I was an Extraordinary White person. Then I found out I was just extraordinarily white.

Hunger games nerf toys for girls (predictably Pink n' Pretty)

Eureka, said the brains at Hasbro: let's produce the Nerf Rebelle range of toy weaponry for the "ultimate in girl-power outdoor play". The items – called the Pink Crush Blaster, the Guardian Crossbow and, yes, the Heartbreaker Bow – all come in pink, with prettily patterned soft darts.

Although on the other hand...that's a pretty frickin' sweet crossbow.

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I would so use that to play Walking Dead with my friends if I was 20-ish years younger.

Or, you know. right now.

stevenmack wrote:

Hunger games nerf toys for girls (predictably Pink n' Pretty)

Eureka, said the brains at Hasbro: let's produce the Nerf Rebelle range of toy weaponry for the "ultimate in girl-power outdoor play". The items – called the Pink Crush Blaster, the Guardian Crossbow and, yes, the Heartbreaker Bow – all come in pink, with prettily patterned soft darts.

Although on the other hand...that's a pretty frickin' sweet crossbow.

IMAGE(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Lifeandhealth/Pix/pictures/2013/11/12/1384272231975/Gritty-in-pink---the-Nerf-009.jpg)

It's especially egregrious because it's not at all in keeping with the color theme for the Hunger Games books or movies. Orange/red with a black background would be more appropriate.

I saw something similar in a toy store leaflet the other day. At first, in the 'girls' section, there were nerf guns for 'Rebellious girls'. They were pinkish in color and the box cover had two (white) girls holding the guns James Bond intro style.

I thought 'too bad about the pink crap, but hey at least it's progress'. Then I saw the nerf guns in the boys section. They were the bazooka's to the girls' glocks. Like hundred times bigger and more powerful.

Farscry wrote:

It's especially egregrious because it's not at all in keeping with the color theme for the Hunger Games books or movies. Orange/red with a black background would be more appropriate.

Although the difference and the high color value make it easier to pick out in the hands of the footsoldiers of those who support traditional gender binaries.

And this is a problem for girls, how exactly?

The parents of girls can continue to buy their girls either the same ones the boys have been playing with for years and now the ones who want to have pink ones now have the choice to do so... expanding the demographic.

All I see is another awesome choice for girls and a really unlikely choice for boys. And yet somehow this is oppressive? Some girls want to kick-ass and be perceived as feminine while doing so.

On the double plus side - the girls with the pink weapons will be much less likely to be shot by overeager police officers during the course of their eventual abuse of existing justifiable shooting scenarios.

I (and my daughters) generally prefer something like this:

http://www.jeremyclough.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/steam2.jpg

I didn't do that one, but I've done others like it in the past. They take paint very well, if you get the right stuff. There are tutorials online all over the place on how to do this in various ways. I don't have any pics handy of any I've done, though.

It just reinforces the stereotype that anything that is "for girls" needs to be pink and have cute sayings like "Heartbreaker" or "Pink Crush". Instead of just having a toy "for kids".

I mean, if you go to the nerf website, they have a filter choice specifically for gender. That shouldn't even be a thing to pick to begin with. What is even worse is the choices are "Boys" and "Others" "Both".

EDITED because I double checked the filter and I was wrong.

Ooop--my bad. Not others, it says "Both". Fixed the mistake!

CptDomano wrote:

What is even worse is the choices are "Boys" and "Others".

Wow.

Edit:

CptDomano wrote:

Ooop--my bad. Not others, it says "Both". Fixed the mistake!

Okay, less bad. Why not just do away with the filter altogether though?

Now I go back to apportioning all my angry energy on Lego Friends.

oddity wrote:

And yet somehow this is oppressive?

You're the one who threw out the term "oppressive", not us.

Not everything sexist is oppressive.

I'd like to see them market both colors to both sexes. I have VERY CLEAR MEMORIES of being made fun of as a five year old boy because my favorite color was pink.

It's blue now. I wonder why.