Sexy ≠ objectification.
Sexy ≠ objectification.
LOVING all the people furiously defending the movies. Listen, it’s okay to accept that you like a bad movie. I love Space Jam. It’s okay.
Our national language may be English, but that doesn’t make other languages wrong or bad in any way. It’s just the words we speak. The ad was celebrating the multiculturalism and diversity that is - and always has been - a part of our lives, our history, and our bloodlines.
It is insisting that English be the only acknowledged language, as though the rich cultures and heritages that make up our population are somehow undesirable, that is racist.
Bullshit - Seattle has mountains on the skyline and weed.
I’d rather see colleges full of your so-called “retards” (‘intellectually disabled’ is a less assholish term, btw) who are happy and excited to be furthering their education than the masses of spoiled teenagers/twentysomethings who think school is just an annoyance that gets in the way of partying. College is for people who want to learn.
Thanks for #17 - I think I have a new favorite band!
Why would you tell me that there is such a thing as Insomnia Cookies?! They’re on the other side of the country from me! Now every time I’m longing for cookies at 2am - like now - I will remember that they exist, somewhere, out of my reach, and I will weep bitter tears and curse your name.
I have never in my whole life encountered one that was both (a) stocked, and (b) in working order.
Are you kidding me?! #1 would be horrible! You do realize that 90% of them would have to die, right?
Just a note: the article for #15 says that the woman in the picture was going as an “abusIVE wife” and her partner was an “abusED husband” - complete with fake blood running from his nose. So, completely opposite of what the caption said.
Totally not ironically, the reason there’s a mugshot picture of her is because she started drunkenly attacking her partner…so the costume was apparently true to life.
The family in #16 seem a little too …sincere. I bet they’re the type that picket actual spelling bees.
#14 is actually pretty awesome.
#8 - I usually just open the lid to the tank and push the little rubber plug in. It stops the water running into the bowl, and you don’t have to reach around behind the toilets while it’s threatening to overflow on you.
I like how, with the guys, they totally altered their face shapes and features and made them look grotesque, and then they just took pretty girls with the right color wigs and changed their makeup. They didn’t even give Betty Boop her chubby cheeks and perfectly round eyes. Kind of disappointing.
I don’t care what you say, I will shamelessly continue to mix wasabi into my soy sauce. That shit’s delicious. Anyway, I was taught that by a Japanese girl so I’m considering it legit.
Something about the tone of this article rubbed me the wrong way.
That’s…not what this post is saying at all. It’s saying that women couldn’t effectively fight in those particular tight, revealing (flimsy, unlikely-to-stay-on) clothes. I don’t believe the status of the characters’ opinions on feminism is discussed?
The argument that these fictional characters have any sort of autonomy with which to decide their own “feminine aspect of sexuality” is a little ridiculous, since they were nearly all created and designed by men to begin with. Aside from that, these costumes look like they were designed by someone who understands that sexuality, while a good thing, should not be the primary characteristic of every female superheroine.
I don’t know who Zero is, but Sephiroth’s long hair is stupid. Happy?
Just a note - while both men and women in comics are objectified and idealized, it’s false equivalence. When men are portrayed as muscular macho hulks, that’s a male power fantasy - what (the writers think) men want to be. When women are portrayed as sultry lingerie-model vixens, that’s a male sexual fantasy - what (again, the writers think) men want to have.
Both of these fantasies are ultimately geared toward men. The reason there’s so much discussion these days about the way women are portrayed in comics is that female readership is steadily on the rise, and women notice things like female superheroes “fighting” in teeny tiny strapless leotards or battle thongs or random strips of fabric (ahem- Starfire) while the male superheroes are usually completely covered from the neck down.
For most women, this isn’t titillating, or attractive, or even stylish (since most artists’ sense of fashion seems to be stuck in the 80’s) - it’s just uncomfortable and creepy. What these redesigns are attempting to do, with varying success, is recreate these overly-sexualized superheroines as female power fantasies. After all, girls want their heroes to be badass as much as boys do.