Posts tagged feminist
Posts tagged feminist
The walk, designed as a protest against a Canadian police officer who advised women to “avoid dressing like sluts” if they want to be safe from sexual assault, has elsewhere involved women dressing as provocatively as they please. But in India, the SlutWalk set for this coming Sunday is getting a makeover, with student organizers saying they have tweaked the original concept to better match India’s conservative social palette.
The confrontational “slut” has been softened by adding the Hindi word for “shamelessness” to the event’s title. Women have been asked to march in their regular clothes. And weekly public debates and street theater are being promoted even more energetically than the walk itself.
Rather than focusing on clothes, the campaign is questioning gender stereotypes embedded in ancient Hindu religious epics, Bollywood movies and sexist matrimonial classified ads.
“There will be no dress code” for the march, said Umang Sabarwal, 19, the event’s chief organizer. “In India, no matter what we wear, even if we are covered head to toe in a sari or a burqa, we get molested and raped. A woman’s fight in India is more basic — it is a fight for the right to be born, education, nutritious food, work.”
“Feminism isn’t about the elimination of all things traditionally feminine,” she exclaimed to the footman with some exasperation.
This made me smile.
Lyrics from the song “FYR” (Fifty Years of Ridicule) by feminist band Le Tigre
Listen to the rockin’ song here :)
- Only 6 percent of Fortune 100 CEOs are women (and none of them run companies above #39)
- Only 8 percent of technology start-ups are led by women
- Only 9 percent of contributors on Wikipedia are women
- Women account for only a tenth of the voting power on the world’s key interest rates
- Only 13 percent of the top 100 billionaires worldwide are women and only one out of these thirteen holds an active leadership role, while others serve more of a shareholder and family inheritance role
- Only 15 percent of senior management in all industries are women
- Combined across eight major religions, women hold only 15 percent of the leadership roles in the clergy
- Less than 18 percent of Congressional seats are held by women
Another actress who had similar limitations due to race was Anna May Wong. She was a Chinese American daughter of a laundryman. The only way she was able to break into the movie industry at the time was through “exotic roles.”
One that you may recognise is that of Tiger Lily from the hit movie, Peter Pan.
She irrefutably was a leading lady with beauty and class, but she still was severely limited due to Hollywoods limited view on people of other ethnic backgrounds. An example of this of course arises in the pay department.
GPOY. THE BIGGEST GPOY IN THE WORLD
Hardcore!Bubbles is the best thing.
Lol. God forbid a girl gets called a slut for being just that. That would be unethical and inhumane. If you dont want to be called a slut or a skank, maybe you should stop sleeping around, seems like a good solution to the problem.
Sorry, girls/women have every right to sleep with whomever they want, regardless if it’s one or twenty people. You have no right to say otherwise. Someone else’s sexuality is none of your business. End of story.
I have a right to have an opinion about whatever i want. I can call a girl a slut if she is being a slut, and she can cry about it all day and night, but in the end, she is gonna have to lay in the bed she made, and not feel sorry for herself while she continues to be a whore.
It’s not even a gender issue, the same thing applies to men and women, to any logical fucking person anyway. If a guy sleeps around he’s an asshole, if a girl does the same she’s a slut. Whether you believe that or not is up to you, but if you’re that hungry for cock I’m not going to feel sorry for you if some people think that’s a bad thing.
WAY TO PERPETUATE RAPE CULTURE, YOU HATEFUL IGNORANT JERKS.
Did you not read the part about ‘victim blaming’ or did you just see the word ‘slut’ and start ranting?
The point of this poster and the point of the various slut-walks is that the number of sexual partners that a person has had does not make it okay for them to be raped.
Calling a woman a ‘slut’ has been a justification and an excuse for rape for centuries and it is not okay. Rapists walk out of court free because their victims were ‘sluts’ and obviously had it coming/wanted it.
1 in 4 college women are rape-survivors, 1 in 5 high school women are rape-survivors, 1 in 3 Native/First Nations women are rape-survivors. Queer, lesbian and trans* individuals are at an even higher risk of being raped.
1 in 4. Chances are, you are friends with a rape-survivor.
Go on, tell her she’s a slut.
See how fast your friendship ends and how fast she kicks your teeth in.
Corey and the awesome sign we made (right), posing with his favorite protester. I think these were the two best signs of the whole day.
ALL THE STREETS!
Pick up your bass guitar, your tambourine, and your mixing board— we’re about to make the hate rock the fuck out.