“Do you believe in equality for women? Then you’re a feminist!”
Hell no, I don’t jive with that shit. My feminism is exclusive. My feminism requires proof.
Any other “feminism” gets a qualifier.
Once you start letting anybody in as a feminist then you’ve got shit stains out there all, “Margaret Thatcher was a feminist because she was a powerful woman!” “Lena Dunham is a feminist because she has an all female cast!”
“They’re called privates for a reason. I’m wearing pants, for fuck’s sake,” he grumbled to Rolling Stone. “When people feel the freedom to create Tumblr accounts about my cock, I feel like that wasn’t part of the deal.”
What makes Hamm different from, say, Anne Hathaway, who had to weather discussion about the appearance of her nipples in her Academy Awards dress, is that Hamm isn’t used to being objectified. He has outrage left to burn, rather than being exhausted by endless appearance-based prying and insane body standards.
I was hoping someone would say this. I love this.
It always amazes me, when someone judges a man and JUDGES HIM HARD on something superficial, how there’s this amazing outrage mine just waiting to be plumbed. Dude. Dude. I have literally had people tell me that my books are less awesome because I am “a fat chick.” I have had people say that my best friend being prettier than I am makes my music worthless. This is our every day.
Now let’s make it NOBODY’S day.
Reblogging for Seanan’s commentary.
And all of this ignores the fact that almost 100% of the things being said about him is positive. He isn’t being treated like an actress, he is being treated like a man. If he was being treated like an actress people would be disgusted that his penis is big, they would be telling him it needs to be smaller, bigger, wider, thinner, longer, and shorter all at the same time.
awwww the cis man is upset that people are talking obsessively about his anatomy?
so much pity.
so several people have asked me why I don’t like John Green.
I don’t know, he just has this weird smarmy/condescending vibe.
and like also, I know a shit-ton of women / queer people that say these exact same things (i.e. it doesn’t matter how many people you’ve slept with, sexism = double standard!!?!), but they barely get any attention. when this annoying white cis (straight?) man says it, suddenly the internet fawns over him and posts about he is the most smartest person ever.
it’s like he’s trying to be all philosophical and “oh I’m so insightful” and shit about sexism/etc., but instead he just ends up talking over the voices of the actual women/queer people/etc. he is trying to support.