To put it simply, I AM TIRED OF TRYING TO EXPLAIN THIS SHIT TO PEOPLE WHO DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT. Especially “jokes” like MacFarlane’s, which, to the layperson’s ear, barely register above microaggressions (if the kind of people who see no problem whatsoever with “We Saw Your Boobs” were the kind of people who used the term “microaggressions”). I am tired of trying to have an intellectual discussion about dog-whistle sexism in a culture where prominent politicians are still trying to grasp what rape is, and in a world where little girls are shot in the head because they want to go to school. Asking people to think critically about some hacky jokes from a dancing cartoonist? You might as well wear a sandwich board that says, “Yell at Me With Bad Grammar.”
I am tired of being called a shrieking harridan for pointing out inequalities so tangible and blatant that they are regularly codified into law. I am tired of being told to provide documentation of inequality in the comments sections of a website where a staff of smart women documents inequality as fast as our fingers can move. Like, you might as well write me a note on a banana peel demanding that I prove to you that bananas exist. I am tired of being asked to “cite sources” proving that sexism is real (that RAPE is real, even!), because there is no way to concisely cite decades and decades of rigorous academia. Allow me to point at the fucking library. We can’t cite “everything,” and our challengers know that. It’s an insulting diversionary tactic, it’s an attempt to drag us all backwards, and fuck it. Do your own research like the rest of the grown-ups."
According to two very caffeine-addled and sleep deprived college students with nothing better to do.
And yes, I realize this is just a TV show but I’m trying to avoid filling out scholarship applications and this seemed the best way to accomplish that.
MEN DON’T HAVE BODY POSITIVITY?
MEN? DON’T? HAVE? BODY? POSITIVITY?
SO CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO ME WHY MEN ARE ALLOWED TO BE SLOPPY NERDS IN ALMOST EVERY FUCKING MOVIE? CAN YOU TELL ME WHY JONAH HILL’S ASS WAS ALLOWED TO BE IN 25 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE SAME MOVIE WHILE GABBY SIDIBE STILL HASN’T BEEN SEEN SINCE PRECIOUS AND NIKKI BLONSKY HAD TO RETURN TO HER OLD JOB AFTER HAIRSPRAY WAS COMPLETED (BECAUSE SHE COULDN’T FIND ACTING ROLES?)
CAN YOU TELL ME WHY MORE ACTUAL PRODUCTS ARE CREATED TO PLUCK AND SHAPE AND FORM WOMEN WHEN ALL MEN HAVE TO DO TO CHANGE THEIR APPEARANCE TO BE SEEN AS MORE ATTRACTIVE IS MAYBE SHAVE OR CUT THEIR GODDAMN HAIR?
WHITE BOYS ARE WILDIN RIGHT NOW, SHUT THE FUCK UP.