Alright, look. What it comes down to is, THERE IS A QUALITATIVE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ACT INVOLVING A WOMAN AND THE EXACT SAME ACTION INVOLVING A MAN. This is not disputable. This is fact. This is also how things like structural inequality fucking WORK.
Because history. Because patterns. Because a picture of a thin, white, cis, naked women posing seductively with the sexyface on IS NOT THE SAME as a picture of a thin, muscular, white, cis dude standing with his shirt off giving the camera bedroom eyes. Because a man who plays the part of “eye candy” is still allowed to be taken seriously despite his choice to display his body, while a woman who plays the part of “eye candy” is reduced to her visual appeal and nothing else.
Because CONTEXT FUCKING MATTERS. A picture of woman posing sexily happens in the context of a culture that fucking LOVES pictures, paintings, and sculptures of the naked female form, where for hundreds of years women have been commodified, aesthetically and literally. A picture of a man posing sexily happens in the context of a culture that fucking LOVES to depict men in action, always DOING, while women are depicted as always BEING.
Argh. I’m not explaining this well because I’m fed up and pissed off right now, I’m sorry. And this argument goes for other things as well - like how a man approaching a woman in an elevator at 4 AM is a VERY FUCKING DIFFERENT THING than a woman approaching a man in an elevator at 4 AM. Because fucking CONTEXT, people. You cannot just swap the genders of the participants in a given male-female interaction scenario and come out with the same scenario.
To generalize even further, I see this attitude all the time, when a frustrated member of a non-privileged class finally snaps at the member of the corresponding privileged class, “Well, how would YOU feel if…?” and the privileged person says, confused “I’d be fine with it, why?” and considers that answer to effectively neutralize the non-privileged person’s entire fucking argument. YEAH BECAUSE IF THE DYNAMIC WERE SWAPPED AROUND IT WOULD BE A TOTALLY FUCKING DIFFERENT SCENARIO.
SDFDSAFASDFASDF. CON-FUCKING-TEXT, people. It matters.
I hate derogatory words like ”faggot,” ”pussy,” and the ”c-word,” which I cannot even bring myself to spell out let alone say.
They are degrading toward more than one group of people, not to mention extremely distasteful and used by those with an ignorant vocabulary.
Sorry if this is offensive, but dudes… Get a dictionary. Words like this are far more inferior than all others. Kindergarteners come up with better insults.
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I find it weird that our culture has sexualised every inch of the female body to the point where it’s now had to resort to sexualising an empty space between our thighs
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