Nicki Minaj (BlackBook Magazine)
Yes, good. Being sexy should be a choice, not an obligation.
Unknown (via grrl-meat)
i want to print this out and give this to my
Frakkin’ sexist double standards. Frakkin’ gender policing. >_<
If I had to pinpoint what bothers me most about the subject, though, it’s that our ratings system in this country is so broken that a film that contains a sustained, brutal rape sequence featuring full-frontal female nudity can breeze right through with an R-rating, but if you include a sequence in which two people engage in spirited, consensual sex and we see anything that resembles reality, you are automatically flirting with an NC-17 or going out unrated. We have created a code of film language in which the single most destructive act of sexual violence is perfect acceptable to depict in the most graphic, clinical detail, but actual love-making has been all but banished from mainstream film."
“I think it is absolutely the responsibility of an artist to look into darkness without blinking. “
Reblogging for the whole quote but also just for this.
this really hit home when i watched ‘this film is not yet rated,’ such a good documentary
Yeah, the MPAA has some seriously messed up rules.
We don’t need to justify ourselves to anyone. We don’t need a reason to be queer. Maybe we were born this way, maybe we weren’t. Maybe sexuality is fluid for some people and not for others. It’s totally irrelevant either way. The message we need to send to heterosexists is not that our sexuality was foisted upon us and that they should be “tolerant” and “understanding”. The message is: our sexuality is perfectly valid and none of your business, we offer you no excuses, and we are never going away."
Fox 5 news anchor Ross Shimabuku, on Danica Patrick’s question to a report about why female athletes must always be described as “sexy,” and imploring him for another word to describe her.
Today in casual sexism and shitty apologies. -Jess
Wait… am I understanding this correctly, that a TV news anchor defended saying shitty sexist things on TV by saying he has “TV anxiety”? Did he actually say that? Because if he did, he doesn’t need to be suspended—he needs to be FUCKING FIRED, so he can pursue a career that doesn’t cause him so much anxiety that he just can’t help saying shitty sexist stuff on-air.
Wait, she’s sexy and she knows it and that makes her unattractive? How does that even make sense?
Wait, if he’s saying that it’s not attractive that she’s sexy and she knows it, doesn’t that mean he’s saying it would be attractive if she was sexy and didn’t know it? That seems pretty skeevy.
Funny (read: fucking infuriating) thing about this: where female pleasure is generally a no-no, female pain is often viewed as less extreme. This skewed perception of female sexuality results in “Blue Valentine” being rated NC-17 because a woman is shown enjoying receiving oral sex, while “The Last House on the Left” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” come away with R-ratings, despite both having explicit rape scenes.
So not only does our film culture limit female sexuality, but it limits it to the exact opposite of what anyone would hope sexuality to be: dark, shameful, violent, and only ever remotely pleasurable if orchestrated by a man - but never at the expense of the man’s own pleasure.
In “Blue Valentine”, Ryan Gosling gets Michelle Williams off, after all. We don’t see his character orgasm.
And, evidently, that’s far too threatening to the virility of men everywhere.