Sunday, March 13, 2016

Day 70: Future Trophy Wife

T-shirt for little girls: Future Trophy Wife

"When Harold Washington College student Anadarith Hurtado submitted his proposal for a research paper to his English Composition 102 professor and Harold Washington Adjunct Lecturer Alonda McCree, it read "In a constitutional land known for equality, justice and freedom for the people, there are a group that seem not to feel the same equality, justice and freedom. That group being transgender individuals that feel their rights are violated day-by-day due to their inner selves born in the wrong body."
McCree returned it with her commentary in red pen. The words "transgender individuals" had been circled along with an arrow to McCree's statement: "These people don't have rights. They choose to be transgender. Pick another topic."" 

"Done told you twice Barbie" A barbie doll with two black eyes.

"tell extremists and feminazis to fuck off."

On a post on rape culture, one man tells women to "toughen up"

I talk with a friend about finding a man to launch my kickstarter since RPGs by women aren't funded as often.

"All a girl really wants is for one guy to prove to her that they are not all the same."

A man comments on women complaining about having to wear sexy outfits for work: "Waitresses and bartenders wear sexy outfits, office workers wear stuffy suits, construction workers wear helmets, doctors wear white coats etc... What's the problem?
Just find the work environment that works for you. I hate wearing suits and ties so I choose to work in places with a more relaxed dress code. "

A woman talks about her experience: "I know most black women at restaurants are forced to wear wigs or weaves or extensions, or are forced to straighten their hair everyday."

About Toronto's Jack Astor's: Agyemfra recently wore her hair in a bun to her job at the chain restaurant, but told CBC News she was sent home by a manager who said it was company policy that female staff must wear their hair down, even though Agyemfra demonstrated her natural hair wouldn't fall straight.

"It’s time for some sobering stats: The U.S. Department of Justice reports that Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be assaulted than the rest of the American population. And one in three Native women has been assaulted at some point in her life."

More on Tina Fey's newest movie: "Instead, the film only has one female Afghan in a speaking role. As soon as Kim has landed, she’s walking out from the airport and an elderly woman calls Kim a whore in her native language for not covering her hair. Kim doesn’t understand, so her male interpreter (Christopher Abbott) sweetly smiles and translates the comment as “Welcome.” This early scene in the film represents the Afghan woman as contentious and defending traditional gender norms and the male as warm and welcoming."

About Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: "Kim refers to the blue burqa that women must wear in Taliban-ruled areas as a “beautiful Ikea bag.” When she finally puts one on she says, “I feel so pretty, I don’t even want to vote.” In the best of times, this would be a hard joke to pull off. Given the voter fraud and danger Afghans have faced at the polls, it feels off. Once in the car and driving through town, her colleague tells her she’s in “the blue prison now.” She responds, “No one is staring at me. It’s weird.” Her Eurocentric response focuses on the absence of the male gaze, passing up a ripe opportunity to identify with Afghan women. She can’t identify with them because still sees herself as an exception and therefore superior. She thinks she has a choice to put the burqa on."

Fan boys complaining when fandom companies market towards girls.

Tapped poster to a door: "Ok ladies. I get it. You don't want a pleasant evening chat. You don't want a gentleman to walk you to your car. You don't want a friendly dude to help you carry your groceries... or hold open the door for you... or crush the life out of other men that would do you harm. Fine. Fear the good guys.... I guess we'll just have to suffer through watching you get broken over and over by the scum you think you love. But I want you to know -- it's not easy, and it hurts to see you fall. Give the good guys a chance to help you be less afraid of the world."

Got called at from a moving car. Apparently wearing a tank top means I'm showing off.

Man on streetcar won't move to sit forward in his seat. Packed streetcar.

A man explains himself to a woman on tinder. "dude, I was kidding with you. It's a joke. You do know I'm a doctor right? My brain thinks at a much higher level than yours or the average person."

A friend posts: "I'm so grossed out seeing middle age men look 19 year olds up and down on the bus. Just stop it." 

Article on why maternity leave is hard and how people need to stop judging moms.

Caitlyn Jenner says Hillary Clinton is a "fucking liar" and that Trump would be "Good for women's issues."

1 comment:

  1. Caitlyn Jenner says Hillary Clinton is a "fucking liar" and that Trump would be "Good for women's issues."

    She's right about Hillary, wrong about Trump, and should be supporting Sanders.