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OMFG THIS IS BEY’S TO ZION ITS A SONG ABOUT BLUE IM SO EMOTIONAL SOMEONE HELP
The patriarchy told me that despite making the same mistakes as a man, I’m the one that should get called out for it, because, y’know, I’m a girl and have to be kept in line.(submitted by anonymous)
At my summer camp job, a young boy was approaching girl campers and saying “You’re just like a Barbie doll, plastic and brainless!” Shortly after he said this to me, a lot of these girls approached me and asked me to do something about it. I brought the boy to my boss, who did nothing, sent the boy back to recess, and told me “Boys will be boys, amiright?”
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67 percent of women respondents in Jordan are aware of laws that protect them from violence. But most do not report it, and 58 percent believe husbands have the right to beat their wives.
If there’s one thing I hate more than anything, it’s when people tell us to stop critiquing problematic aspects of kids’ media because it’s “just kid’s stuff omg!!11”
where do you THINK WE LEARN BIGOTRY FROM
If you honestly think the racist, sexist, etc. bullshit from our media growing up didn’t teach us to be racist/sexist/etc., then boy do I have news for you!
I’d like you to remember the last time you found it difficult to give an explicit “no” to somebody in a non-sexual context. Maybe they asked you to do them a favour, or to join them for a drink. Did you speak up and say, outright, “No?” Did you apologise for your “no?” Did you qualify it and say, “Oh, I’m sorry, I can’t make it today?” If you gave an outright “no,” what privileged positions do you occupy in society, and how does your answer differ from the answers of people occupying more marginalised positions?
This form of refusal was analysed in 1999 by Kitzinger and Frith (K&F) in Just Say No? The Use of Conversation Analysis in Developing a Feminist Perspective on Sexual Refusal. Despite the seeming ambiguity in question/refusal acts like, “We were wondering if you wanted to come over Saturday for dinner,” “Well, uhh, it’d be great but we promised Carol already,” they are widely understood by the participants as straightforward refusals.
K&F conclude by saying that, “For men to claim [in a sexual context] that they do not ‘understand’ such refusals to be refusals (because, for example, they do not include the word ‘no’) is to lay claim to an astounding and implausible ignorance of normative conversational patterns.”
A Republican candidate for Senate from Iowa says he’s had lessons communicating with women and has learned that they need to be talked to on an “emotional level.”
Last week, staffers for House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)told Politicothat Republican candidates were being tutored on how to speak to female voters in response to the so-called GOP “War on Women.”
In an interview on Sunday, WHO-TV’s Dave Price asked candidate Mark Jacobs what was so different about communicating with the female electorate.
“I think you have to connect with women on an emotional level,” Jacobs explained. “And with a wife of 25 years and an 18-year-old daughter, I’ve had a lot of coaching on that.”
During the interview, the candidate also insisted that he had never voted for a Democrat.
Jennifer Lawless, the director of the Women and Politics Institute at American University,told The Huffington Postthat talking to female voters like a husband or a father “plays into damaging stereotypes and reinforces the notion that women need to be treated in a way that is somehow less serious and cerebral.”
“Certainly, there can be gender gaps on issue salience — women, for example, might be more concerned than men about issues affecting women, families, and children,” she pointed out. “But it’s the attention candidates spend on those issues and their ability to demonstrate that they understand challenges women face that matter.”
Oh, infantalization and condescension are always a good way to win over voters. Please keep up the “good” work.