"Gamers get hella uncomfortable over male sexuality too. Can you imagine a “good male character who just happens to be wearing sexually exploitative outfits because he’s ok with his masculinity?” Constantly has the camera pan lovingly over his asscrack and firm glutes, and big ole dangly ballsack that is totes sweaty from all this MMA and soldiering. Time to hit the showers, and do you, personally, think it’s ok to have a long slow pan up the dude’s package (indiscreetly hidden in a jock of course), to his chiseled physique and erect nipples (pierced). He’s not even a Bond-esque confident man, he’s basically a weird Bowie caricature that’s constantly having near-dickslips in every single cinematic as the completely nonsexualized female characters do their business of being gruff and shooting dudes and advancing the plot. Finally, at the end he falls in love (out of nowhere) and/or is killed by the big baddie."
"Through the process of socialization we learn to be sexist, even if throughout history women have proven time and time again to be just as capable as men. Sexism is not a biological function of humans, it is taught and it is learned. Just like how men learn to rape, men learn to be sexist. Calling a woman a “bitch” because she wont be submissive and calling a man a “bitch” because he seems submissive only shows how arrogance – not biology – is our only roadblock to equality."
Gay Fetishism, media, and why the way you ship things is important.
"One popular classroom exercise, for example, employs Scotch Tape to demonstrate how premarital sex can make girls dirty. A teacher holds up a clear strip of tape, meant to represent a girl, in front of the class. The teacher then puts the strip of tape, adhesive side down, on the arm of a boy in the class, to symbolize his sexual relationship with the girl. The teacher rips off the tape (signifying the breakup, apparently) and holds it up again for the class to look at. Students are meant to see that the strip of tape—the girl—has picked up all kinds of dirt and hair from the boy’s arm and is no longer clean. Then, when the teacher tries to stick the same strip to another boy’s arm, he or she notes that it doesn’t stick—they can’t bond! To end things with a bang, the abstinence educator makes a remark about the girl’s being “used” and therefore unable to have strong future relationships."
Jessica Valenti, The Purity Myth (via wishful-sinful)
This was done in my “sex ed” class about 4 times in my grade school career.
WHO DOES THAT. Ugh. My faith in humanity is constantly diminishing.
What the abstinence-pushing fuck is this?
Neither my vagina NOR my ability to have a relationship are made of adhesive tape. If my vagina were, then wearing a pad would be quite difficult. This is preemptive slut shaming at its very finest. Notice how it’s the GIRL who has suddenly become dirty and unable to bond. It has nothing to do with the boy, from whom she GOT all that dirtiness from. His ability to bond is completely unaffected. No matter how the relationship ended, it is the GIRL who was used; it is the GIRL who is dirty; it is the GIRL who can never bond or have a meaningful relationship again.
This isn’t sex education. This isn’t abstinence education. This is “How to Shame Your Local Slut, 101”.