Monday, June 11, 2007

Ugly? I don't care

The author of this post and I laugh at the idea that women need to defend themselves from being called fat or ugly. I mean seriously, is that the worst people who like really bad comic art can throw out? Let's not give the strawmen strength by responding that we too are hot. Let's blow up the strawmen by denying them any validity at all. In this world, we have people who pimp out twelve year old girls, people who start wars, people who abuse children, etc, and the worst insult these people can think of is that someone isn't hot or that men don't like them? That just shows how shallow and dumb people like that are on the very surface. Saying but OMG, I'm hoooot!! sends a message that being ugly or fat is really actually bad, when it's just not as big a deal as our culture makes it out to be.

Let's not buy into that crap at all. If someone calls us fat ugly dykes, tell them that there's nothing wrong with that and to hide and go fuck themselves. People act if a woman doesn't go along with the ideals of femininity, which include going tee hee hee, I'm totally harmless, it's the worst thing a woman can do. Now, let's put this back into fucking reality. A woman could *gasp* have a hobby that has nothing to do with sexual attractiveness or display or she could throw babies into rivers, call for war on Iran, cut food to children, weaponize tuberculous, and all sorts of other things. Yet we're still fixated on a woman not being hot as the worst thing ever.

It's a shame, and it's not going to get any better if we go on about how totally hot we are instead of attacking the sexism in the idea that women aren't allowed to dislike shitty ass art.

2 Comments:

Blogger deni said...

I wish women wouldn't fall for that name calling BS either, but the scenarios in that blog post you referenced kind of sounded like women who are trying to hook up -- why else would they care what people thought they looked like? (I'm not being flip I am just wondering)

1:18 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

They probably aren't trying to hook up, they just think that saying that they aren't fat and ugly will convince folks who love bad comic art to listen to them.

5:21 PM  

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