THIS IS WHY I LOVE ELEMENTARY
INSTEAD OF THE PUNCHLINE OF THE JOKE BEING “LOL SHE’S ON HER PERIOD” THE PUNCHLINE OF THE JOKE IS HER CALLING HIM OUT AND TELLING HIM HE’S AN ASS
I THINK THIS IS THE FIRST. FUCKING. TIME. I’VE SEEN A SHOW CALL SOMEONE OUT ON THE “WELL CLEARLY IT’S YOUR PERIOD AND THAT’S WHY YOU’RE UPSET” AND CALLS IT EXACTLY WHAT IT IS
I am reblogging this to my main and side blog because fucking yes
i don’t usually r-blog stuff like this; but hahah.
also it hella tripped me up, that first gif. The word is “dour”, like “depressing & sour”, I thought it was “downer” but the rest of the grammar seemed off and the spelling didn’t seem to make that sound.The word “dower” refers more to dowry [bride/marriage price] while “dour” refers to an emotional state characterized by sullenness, being obstinate, and gloomy silence.
Only mentioning because it took me a half minute of re-reading it over and over to puzzle it out…and the other posts ^^^ encapsulates anything else to say about the content. You may now return to Watson schooling Holmes.
Judith, by Artemesia Gentileschi, a Roman painter in the early 1620s. Gentileschi was raped and actually prosecuted her rapist in court, and the trial went on for like seven months and she was verbally abused and harassed, she underwent a physical exam to prove her virginity, she was physically tortured to see if she was telling the truth, and her rapist was actually found guilty! But he was only sentenced to a few months of exile.
Shortly after the trial, the church said she couldn’t paint the Virgin Mary or any other religious depictions because they couldnt have someone who was raped painting things for the church. She then began painting things like this and in every painting she put the face of her rapist as the man being killed.
wow if i ever do a misandry mixtape sequel, this is going to be the cover.
OH MY GOD PLS
I JUST read about her in my women’s studies textbook this afternoon. Awesome lady.
Quick historical fact-check: this painting is called Judith Slaying Holofernes, and it’s from c. 1611-1612.
But yeah I majored in art history (SUPER USEFUL!) and Artemesia Gentileschi is one of my faves. I need her work on my blog.
It’s been awhile since I had Gentileschi on my blog.
uhm fact-check: Judith and Holofernes is a biblical story. Gentileschi painted many biblical scenes and thus, religious imagery. You basically were either making pictures of rich people or scenes from the bible. She may not have been allowed to paint for the Church, or paint the Saints and Jesus and Mary [Virgin], I can’t find any source online that says this, but she definitely painted religious scenes.
Also this is the 1620 version of the painting. The older version is this one:
but stfuconservatives is right in pointing out that Gentileschli was working much before 1620 and after 1620
Also this is Susanna and the Elders, from 1610, when she was 17
Also some scholars believe that this painting is one of her firsts, 1609, Madonna and Child; or it may have been a similar Madonna/Child painting but I like this one more:
[The thing is, it’s patriarchy that says men are stupid and monolithic and unchanging and incapable. It’s patriarchy that says men have animalistic instincts and just can’t stop themselves from harassing and assaulting. It’s patriarchy that says men can only be attracted by certain qualities, can only have particular kinds of responses, can only experience the world in narrow ways.
Feminism holds that men are capable of more — are more than that.
Consent is pretty fucking straight-forward, you either have it or you don’t, no matter how it’s given or what it’s given for.
Usually, ppl who say “consent is messy!” BS are trying to cover up that they have bad consent-getting history and have done some pretty dodgy things despite not knowing if it was consentual at all.
While I’m behind this 100%, I seem to remember reading a quote about how this is a pandemic throughout the industry. Paraphrasing, even when writers entering the industry write it, they are discouraged by older writers and producers who assure them that audiences don’t want to see it…of course I’m not trying to shrug it off, I guess it’s just like, the problem is greater and broader than just writers.
A lot of times when cis women talk about misogynistic guys they say “cis guys”
Trans guys aren’t safer versions of men, they can be just as misogynistic as cis guys.
yes this. i get the feeling they’re often just being…
My experience is that the average trans guy is substantially less misogynistic than the average cis guy, but trans guys who are douchebags are consistently unbelievably epic douchebags.
i generally find them to be a little less misogynist on average, but just as much if not more transmisogynist. and they sure as hell have just as much capacity for misogyny as cis men.
I tend to think of trans men as being more misogynistic than cis men, but this is probably unfair of me; in part because most misogyny I am aware of happens when I don’t know the cis/trans status (or even necessary the gender) of the misogynist and when I do know these thing about them they are disproportionately trans men which leads me to think that trans men are worse.
I feel like there’s way more obviously misogynistic trans men than non-obvious/not misogynistic trans men.
^ Agreed. I mean, it makes sense, one way men are taught and further encouraged to do, to prove their “masculinity” and differentiate themselves from the feminine “other” is to behave in a misogynistic manner.
I find a lot of shit trans men say, particularly younger/fresh-out or the more “old skool” traditionally masculine fellas, to be extremely misogynistic. I know I did it too, and for me, overcoming my own internalized misogyny [which we all are exposed to*] was a huge struggle that had to deal with my own history of IDing as a woman, being ID’d as a woman both post and prior, and the fucked social relations I had with women/girls that reinforced negative associations with women/female/the feminine.
I think it says something about trans men as a group when fem and non-standardly hetero-masculine folks feel unwelcome in “general-interest” groups and form their own specific-interest groups to support each other. When being inclusive of fem-presenting guys are a subject of debate on general-interest trans male groups, that’s pretty indictative, to me, that the space has issues to deal with RE:Misogyny even if, from the outside, nothing about that space is saying direct and obviously misogynistic things.
*something I find hard to discuss in trans* spaces because suddenly it’s all “ALWAYS WAS A…”, which I find very “la la la~” because we talk about cis men’s internalization of misogyny [from femphobia or sissyphobia to how men are taught to view and value women]…but once the men are trans suddenly it’s an attack on the integrity of their gender? Whatever, the conversation isn’t “you need to deal with internalized misogyny because John….you ARE the girl” it should be “you need to deal with internalized misogyny because John….you ARE the one raised in a misogynstic society!”
TL DR: Trans men have issues to deal with about misogyny, just like everyone else. Trans male spaces usually seem loathe to discuss these issues, and many trans men say do or think in a misogynistic way, which is furnished by the larger outside culture that promotes masculinity with misogyny. Trans men are very much like cis men in this regard, and shouldn’t be viewed as the misogynistic Splenda.
Activist, Scholar, Writer, Professor and FBI’s most wanted
When Angela Davis strode on the political stage with her fist raised high and her iconic Afro standing higher, people noticed. She is a rebel and a revolutionary, a bookish philosopher who has lived out her theories with action and purpose.
Smart, stylish, eloquent and fearless, Davis never lets her style get in the way of the substance. Her life’s work has been built around issues of race, community and the criminal justice system. In the 70s, she was involved with The Black Panthers, but much of her energy was focused on what she termed the Prison-Industrial Complex, the systematic privatization of prisons as profit-making machines. This means the more people in prison, the more lucrative the business. Hence, the absurd increase in men (mostly poor, young, black) sent to U.S prisons in the last two decades.
Davis herself was on the run from the law in the 70s, following the murder of a California judge. Innocent, she went into hiding, which sparked a nationwide search and worldwide media attention, propelling her to the FBI’s most wanted list. Two months later, she was arrested in a motel in midtown Manhattan. Despite pressure from famous rightwing fear-mongers – Richard Nixon (who branded Davis a “terrorist”), the then California governor Ronald Reagan and rat-bag FBI director J Edgar Hoover – Davis became an international cause celebre. A global campaign called for her release and Aretha Franklin offered to post quarter of a million dollars in bail. She was acquitted in the end.
Angela Davis inspired people all over the world, including John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who recorded their song “Angela” on their 1972 album, Some Time in New York City. The Rolling Stones also wrote about Davis, recording the song “Sweet Black Angel” on their 1972 album, Exile on Main Street.
Davis is now a retired professor with the History of Consciousness Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz and is the former director of the university’s Feminist Studies Department. She is also the founder of Critical Resistance, an organization working against the Prison-Industrial Complex.