Tag Archives: ableism

What’s Worse Than Sexual Objectification?

TweetPicture a strong female. Either a real one that you know, or a character in a story. She has a name, and, please, some defining characteristics and purpose.  Now: objectify her. Thank you. The thought experiment is now over. But one last thing before you go. What did that look like? I am going to [...]
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Call me anything but that, maybe?

Tweet A SYTYCB entry It’s almost inevitable every time you turn on the radio: Hey I just met you And this is crazy But here’s my number So call me maybe? No, it’s not the catchy beat or the simplistic lyrics.  It’s the use of the ableist term “crazy.” Now, growing up in the 90′s, [...]
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Don’t use “crazy”: a parody against ableism and cissexism

Tweet Content warning: this post contains discussion of ableist, cissexist, and homophobic rhetoric. Thursday, a group of Virginia feminists slipped in on the tail-end of the summer’s “Call Me Maybe” parodies. The video, from the organization Cooch Watch 2012, immediately went viral in the feminist blogosphere, including here on Feministing. It was a clever, timely [...]
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Don’t use “crazy” :a parody against ableism & cissexism

TweetContent warning: this post contains discussion of ableist, cissexist, and homophobic rhetoric. Thursday, a group of Virginia feminists slipped in on the tail-end of the summer’s “Call Me Maybe” parodies. The video, from the organization Cooch Watch 2012, immediately went viral in the feminist blogosphere, including here on Feministing. It was a clever, timely piece [...]
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Lady Gaga saying “retarded” contradicts equality-driven persona

Tweet Lady Gaga, why are you trying to piss me off so much lately? Specifically, why do you keep using derogatory language in song lyrics and interviews? As someone who wants to define herself as a leader in the social justice movement and a champion of equal rights, why do you use language that is [...]
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