I find it so fucking hilarious, men think about famous women and female characters sexually all the time, they masturbate to the thought of Scarlett Johansson and Black Widow all the time, there is an entire genre of porn dedicated to spoofing movies like Star Wars and Harry Potter
but women write (sometimes novel length) pieces of fiction featuring their favourite characters who sometimes end up in sexual situations and it’s “weird” and “gross” and “odd”
and I’m just, I didn’t see your double standard there, would you mind just shoving it a bit further into my eye socket that’d be great
Men are literally spoonfed this sexual objectification of women characters by mainstream media itself. There isn’t one fucking poster of Back Widow that hasn’t provocatively positioned her body, hip jut, body turned to show her ass, breasts outlined. Comic book art has always been incredibly misogynistic, with women characters displayed in such a way that mouth-breathing dude readers can enjoy their comics and then have a wank after.
…so women spend time crafting fanworks that sexually stimulate them because mainstream media and comics offers us crumbs when it comes to stimulating our gaze, yet somehow, we end up the ‘weird,’ gross ones??
lol. oh ok.
tbh if that good omens radio adaptation turns out to be the best of queen on repeat for an hour over bbc radio 4 i won’t even be mad
#id praise it as the most accurate adaptation ever
Censorship: The government says, “No, you cannot publish that.”
Not censorship: Your consumers say, “No, I find this problematic and I will not buy it.”
Also not censorship: Your consumers say “All of you writers/artists need to stop doing the problematic thing if you want us to buy your product,” and encourage other consumers to say the same.
Also also not censorship: A fellow consumer of media says “Your arguments about how this is not problematic are wrong, and/or you are a jerk.”
(Arguably a form of censorship but not a violation of constitutional freedom of speech: the publisher / network / producer / website owner says “No, you cannot use my platform to say that.”)
And while I am pretty vehemently anti-censorship for a whole host of reasons, if you cite freedom of speech as a defense when called out for saying something repugnant, I will almost immediately take you a hell of a lot less seriously.
last night a guy said to me “you are very, very pretty” and i said “i know” and he said like patronisingly “you KNOW?” and i said “you think you’re the first person to ever compliment me?” and he didn’t know where to go from there
And if you’re still up at 4 a.m.,
you are in love or lonely,
and I don’t know which one is worse.
im looking up dragon ball z trivia