Posts Tagged ‘sexism’

How I’m Feeling In Light of the Election

November 17th, 2016 2 comments

Reppin my team all day every day. You will never silence me.

Reppin my team all day every day. You will never silence me.

So on December 19th, and despite the fact that he lost the popular vote, the Electoral College will be electing Donald Trump to the office of Commander In Chief. Some say he won through voter fraud. Some say he won through voter suppression. But regardless of how he won, a proud racist rapist is going to be President of the United States.

Excuse me while I ugly cry. Again.

I’ve waited this long to post anything about it because I couldn’t talk about it without devolving into hysterics.

I keep having to stop and really think about what I want to say, because I want to make sense. I wanted to somehow talk about the election without calling out Trump supporters and 3rd party voters for their fucked up world view and ass-backwards logic. I wanted to believe that even though Donald Trump is openly a racist, a misogynist, a xenophobe, pro-life, and anti-marriage equality, things will be fine. Our country will be fine. Life will go on just like it always has.

But then the statistics from exit polls showed that white America happily trotted to the polls to vote a classist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic misogynist into office. And then Donald Trump picked Reince Priebus to be his Chief of Staff. And then he picked Steve Bannon, a known white supremacist and anti-semite, to be his chief strategist. And Trump’s tax plan is purported to raise taxes by about $3k for single mothers while drastically lowering taxes for the rich.

And holy shit. How can anyone claim Trump’s presidency is going to be a good thing? Read more…

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Am I supposed to be flattered?

February 6th, 2014 6 comments

You can't see me!

You can’t see me!

Sometimes, I wish I’d never put my city and state on Fetlife or Twitter. Especially with the recent influx of people searching Fetlife and Twitter by location. My profile leads with “Writer. Editor. Sex, politics, rock&roll.” I might as well have “Sexually harass me, please!” in my bio.

It usually starts innocently enough. Dude (always the bro type) searches Twitter for chicks in the area surrounding them. Dude finds chick with a pretty face. Dude sees sex in the bio. Dude tries to keep his banter light, but chick says she likes sex in her bio! Chicks who like sex are awesome. Chicks who like sex want to discuss THEIR sex in great detail. Chicks who like sex will do anyone! Right? RIGHT?!

And this is about where they stop reading the bio…and lose their f’ing minds.

There’s something about knowing a woman is into sex that emboldens (some) men. It’s as if they think that just because a woman enjoys sex, and is open about her enjoyment, she’ll do anyone, enjoys being hit on, loves male attention, WANTS ALL OF THE MEN AND ALL OF THE SEX ALL OF THE TIME. Read more…

On “Female Chauvinist Pigs”

March 4th, 2011 2 comments

“Attacking femaleness, deriding ‘girly stuff’ and rolling your eyes at ‘women’s issues,’ declaring yourself a ‘tomboy’ who gets along better with men because women are silly or pretty or whatever – these are expressions of internalised sexism. If that’s the way you feel about your own sex you’ll be doomed to feel inferior no matter what you achieve in life.”
— Emily Maguire, Introduction to “Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture 2010 Edition.”

Bullshit! I call bullshit!

You might as well be calling ftm transgender people “female chauvinist pigs”.

I am a tomboy. Most of my life, I’ve had more male friends than female friends. I roll my eyes at quite a few “women’s issues”. I roll my eyes at “men’s issues”, too. I roll my eyes at quite a few issues, period, because when it comes right down to it, the only thing that matters in the grand scheme of things is whether or not you were happy when you slid into home.

That’s not to say I don’t empathize with people who aren’t happy. If you’re not happy, by god, fight for your happiness. While you’re at it, though, do me a favor, and don’t fuck up mine.

I don’t much care for most girly stuff because I just don’t much care for most girly stuff. Frills and sparkles and lace in large quantities have never really been my thing. They’re not comfortable, and they draw all sorts of attention to me that most of the time I’m content not to have.

That makes me sexist? Here I thought that just made me…well…me.

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Because Stereotyping Men Totally Makes Your Case

July 28th, 2010 5 comments

The other day, on Twitter, Brit linked an article on My Fault, I’m Female.  It’s a feminist blog screaming about sexism and “rape culture”.  They accept stories from women everywhere about being the victim of our “male chauvinist society”.

Names and faces are kept private to protect the women involved, so posters are, essentially, anonymous.  Which gives the reader nothing to go on but the poster’s word.  But apparently, that’s all that’s needed when labeling someone a chauvinist.

From their bio: Read more…

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