ZERO :: the Fool (annwyd) wrote,
ZERO :: the Fool
annwyd

feminism ahoy

The next man (or, hell, woman, because it happens) to comment on some complaint about the constant sexualization (it is too a word, Firefox) and objectification of women in society with something to the effect of, "Men have the same problem, so stop complaining!" will feel my wrath. Or not, because it can be difficult to convey wrath properly over the internets, and I am a shy and retiring creature in RL, but you know.

Yes, our society and all others that I can think of place too much emphasis on appearances for all genders. This does not change the fact that when it comes to oppression via sexualization and objectification (which is not the same thing as the general pressure to look unrealistically good), women have it waaay worse than men.

We have, in fact, thought of the men. We looked at the world around us, thought of the men, and came to the conclusion that when it comes to appearance-based pressures, they've got it better than us.
Tags: feminism, kyriarchy, politics
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