It is nice to see that the revived Star Wars franchise is moving in the right direction with regards to the portrayal of women in movies. Because most of the time we get this:
Titillating for the male gaze, but piss-poor at the actual function of armour.
Filed under: Culture Tagged: Baby Steps, . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Male Gaze and Female Armour – Star Wars and GoT
“Here’s the thing. Men in our culture have been socialized to believe that their opinions on women’s appearance matter a lot. Not all men buy into this, of course, but many do. Some seem incapable of entertaining the notion that not everything women do with their appearance is for men to look at. This . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – On Pleasing the Menz
“It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that when society is presented with a case of male violence or sexual abuse, everyone looks at it from his point of view: “Oh, he must have been provoked to have done that,” “He was a nice man who just snapped,” “He . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Feminist Quote of the Day – Objectification, More than Just Pictures
Wow, ran across the Feminist Current and Meghan Murphy is knocking them out of the park with great articles such as this one tearing into one of Canada’s national newspapers, the Globe and Mail, for taking the well travelled low road of misogyny. I just have the highlights here, but you should go read . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The Male Gaze – Meghan Murphy slams the Globe and Mail
That whole male-gaze/female objectification thing is soooooo out to lunch.
Go to the Tumblr to see the rest.
Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Halloween, Male Gaze, Objectification of women, Sexist Costumes
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Gail Dines is a powerful speaker on the topic of Feminism and pornography. Watch and learn folks.
Filed under: Education, Feminism Tagged: Feminism, Male Gaze, Patriarchy, Pornography
. . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Pornland – Gail Dines
Thanks for pointing that out Sociological Images.
“[…][A]nother over-the-top example of the objectification of female athletes. The commercial is for RoadID, a company that sells “identification gear.” Autumn saw it while watching the Tour de France; she found this shortened version online, which she says actually features less objectification than the original did.
The main . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: Objectification of Women – Tour de Fail