It’s really vitally important to me the way women are portrayed. As someone who has always felt at times pretty genderless because of my size, it interests me to challenge ideas of prejudice and femininity and what it is to be a woman. It’s still something that I don’t have all the answers for but I would like to make a bit of a difference; do something, anything, that causes people to have more sense of equality….
Imagine; I used to have really long blonde hair, always wearing heels, lots of make-up. I had been someone who was highly feminised and had chosen to look that way, partly because I was 6ft 3in but also I was into that aesthetic. I knew it had to be stripped away. I knew this would be an important part not just for my work but in terms of my own development, because I would be confronting elements of myself that I didn’t want to confront. It was actor’s vanity and personal vanity. To see yourself displayed as unattractive, large, masculine, it’s quite tough… But I know it’s just perspective. A social conditioning that causes us to view these traits in a woman in a negative way, but it’s still hard to watch myself even now. (x)
“Repeat Rape: How do they get away with it?”, Part 1 of 2. (link to Part 2)
- College Men: Repeat Rape and Multiple Offending Among Undetected Rapists,Lisak and Miller, 2002 [PDF, 12 pages]
- Navy Men: Lisak and Miller’s results were essentially duplicated in an even larger study (2,925 men): Reports of Rape Reperpetration by Newly Enlisted Male Navy Personnel, McWhorter, 2009 [PDF, 16 pages]
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And that’s not all. 43% of college men will admit to using “coercive behavior” to have sex with a woman… which of course is also rape.
Rape culture trains sociopaths.
this is good to have. I always want these studies and I always have trouble finding them via google.
You are in the presence of…
I don’t even want to imagine the night before Series 3 airs.
lock your doors
did you just put bilbo baggins’s face on bilbo baggins’s face
I DON’T EVEN LIKE THIS SHOW AND I CAN LEGITIMATELY NOT STOP LAUGHING AT THIS GIF OH MY GOD I’M GONNA PEE
it takes 237 muscles to fake an orgasm but 15 to say “it’s called a clitoris and it’s right here”
but seriously though, if you made it past this point on doctor who
BUT AS SOON AS ROSE GOT BACK INTO THE CAR HOW DID SHE NOT REALISE THAT HE LOOKS LIKE A OVERSIZED BLACK KEN DOLL
Nobody notices Ricky much.
My grandpa got his first spam email and he called the police
This is the kind of shit that just really gets to me and pisses me off. How can you support the gay and lesbian community but then not us? It’s not that difficult to go educate yourself on bisexuality and what it means, and it is really not that difficult to understand. This is not some crazy kinky thing that people choose to do. We’re not some crazy attention whores who are confused and don’t know what we want. Are there some people out there who are confused? Sure. Are there some annoying immature girls out there who just want attention? Sure. Are there bisexual people out there who are promiscuous and jump from one to the other constantly? There are. But that doesn’t give anyone the right to generalize and stereotype all bisexuals as one. You are pegging an entire community of people as something bad, and something not to be taken seriously or even considered “real”, based upon the few who give us a bad reputation.
Generalizing entire communities of people is wrong. Don’t sit there and think you know what kind of person I am because you once witnessed a couple 13 year old girls that claimed to be bi and made out with one another at a party. Those aren’t the faces of bisexuality and that kind of behavior certainly does not represent me or what it means to be bisexual. This is a STEREOTYPE. And it’s WRONG and should NEVER be used as some kind of evidence against why you do not support or accept an entire group/community of people.
Just admit that you are a close-minded and ignorant bigot.
As is sadly typical with many problems in our culture, this one goes back to an overemphasis on sex. People look to sexual acts and think that defines our orientation (like having sex with men or women) when in fact orientation is about capacity. Bisexuals have the capacity to be physically and romantically attracted to both genders. Gay and lesbian people can engage in heterosexual relationships (and often have in the past as a matter of survival.) This is also why people don’t understand trans* individuals—say if someone went from presenting as a straight woman to a gay man—because they don’t understand that it’s how we relate to others through the lens of our identity, not just the biology of sexual intimacy. Gender roles further compound this, too.
Basically, people don’t know what they’re about and immortalize their ignorance on social media. Shame on the lot of them.