Friday, April 23, 2010

NOT a win, FAIL Blog and Cheezburger.

(trigger warning on image at the link)

NOT a win. Jesus, how many times do we have to talk about this?

I'm utterly, utterly tired about women's bodies being used as fodder for jokes, much less sexual assault jokes. You spend so much time and energy trying to enact real difference in people's attitudes and interactions with others, and then one image can suck all the air out of any sense of progress. The fact that the core of the image is focused around one simple idea - that women aren't people. That it's funny to see women's bodies assaulted.

Sometimes it just feels suffocating.

Here's the contact page for the people at FAIL Blog and Cheezburger.

Have a nice weekend, I guess.


Amelia said...

Lindsay, you should check out the comment thread on this post on the Female Impersonator Facebook page.

I tried to discuss this with a guy, and he merely accused me of being prejudiced against men and then refused to engage with any of my critiques because "well, we just see if differently so I'm not gonna address anything you say" in a manner that made it seem like he was unwilling to think critically about anything a feminist might say.

Extremely frustrating because he was basically defending the image.

Amelia said...

Nevermind. Me calling the guy out prompted him to leave the fan page. Lucky for me, I forsaw this happening and saved all his comments, if anyone is interested in reading them (and my responses).

Ashley said...

I cannot believe people..
Ugh.. I am losing faith in society.
I'll be writing a blog post to link my readers back to you.

Sidenote: If any one is interested check out my blog at

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Amelia said...

Comment deleted for being completely irrelevant to the mission of our blog. Guess I should turn comment moderation back on...