I typed this a couple of days ago and just now realized I never actually posted it.
just read read this a few days ago over at hessianwithteeth.
I am currently reading The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti. I’ll talk more about the actual book in another post. I found this questionnaire at the back of the book. I thought I’d fill it out and share my answers with you. I’d encourage others to do the same, because these questions really do get you thinking about gender assumptions.
Apparently I might be the only one who did, but I wrote answers to all the questions, because they do get me thinking.
Continue reading The Purity Myth
Hatsune Miku is pretty famous, but in case someone doesn’t know, she’s the most popular vocaloid, basically a human voice synthesizer that’s widely treated as a character. Miku has sung so many different songs that even some of the most popular ones might still be known only to a fraction of her fans. Romeo and Cinderella is one of my favorites out of songs that Miku (solo) is the original singer of.
The lyrics are an intentionally confused mash-up of a bunch of different stories. It’s also one of the “dirtier” Miku songs, and the video is probably NSFW.
(Uploaded by arklung03)
I’m pretty sure the subtitles are more accurate here:
(Uploaded by My Little Miku Corner)
There is this weird idea, partly promoted by anti-feminists but also widely believed by a lot of people who probably would call themselves feminists if they didn’t have inaccurate beliefs about the meaning of the word, that feminists are all prudes.
This hasn’t been my experience at all. Even the more specific and not entirely made-up belief that feminists are opposed to pornography is mostly based on a stereotype of an older generation of feminists. In fact, in my experience, “feminist” and “sex-positive” are notably correlated.
Greta Christina thoroughly demolishes the idea that criticizing inappropriate objectification of women means being prudish. She also says “Anyone who thinks that feminists hate sex hasn’t paid much attention to feminism.” Though honestly, the majority of people who criticize feminism from outside for any reason tend to not pay much attention to feminism, so that’s par for the course.
And really, what is wrong with the people who still defend the shirt and think Matt Taylor is being personally attacked after he himself has decided he was inappropriate and apologized? It’s like Kiran Opal says: Insecure men outraged that smarter man apologizes to women.