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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 10:59 AM
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"Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street"
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Edited on Fri Oct-21-11 11:01 AM by redqueen
http://www.salon.com/2011/10/19/hot_chicks_of_occupy_wa... /


I don't know if anyone has seen the thread in GD, but I'd rather discuss it here if that's ok.

I didn't read all the comments under the piece, but what I did read made me so sad. There are apparently extremely few people who don't share the viewpoint that women are the sex class. There is little to no acknowledgment of the fact that objectifying women constantly, almost everywhere, might just possibly be a problem. No ackholwedgment that it causes any harm at all.

I refuse to watch the clip. I've read that it's great and beautiful empowered women and blah blah blah. I don't care. I'm sick to death of being expected to think that women being used as a form of advertising is no big deal. It is a big deal. It is dehumanization and it happens ubiquitously... so thoroughly that most people don't even notice. It isn't the only method by which we are all reminded that women are the other, and the sex class... but it seems by far to be one of the more insidious ones.

When I read what this guy said about some of his feminist critics (not the quotes in the piece, someone referred to it in the comments below it), I literally felt sick. This is how most liberal men think? Yes, most. There's not very many men or women bothering to say anything negative about this. It's all just lighthearted fun. Nothing to see here, move along.
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