Tag Archives: Media

Lisa

I want to know why the Daily Mail and The Sun and The Mirror are able to write about womens bodies in the way that they do . Why is this form of journalism acceptable in this day and age and why is it not outlawed They do not focus on men the same way they focus on women with objectification and sexulisation. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

Sexist telegraph

The daily telegraph just described rapist and sexual harassment perpetrator Harvey Weinstein as a “sex addict” No. He is a rapist. Russell brand is a sex addict. George Michael was a sex addict. They both had a lot of sex with multiple consenting adults. They didn’t bully or attack anyone. Harvey Weinstein raped women. Seriously how much does the telegraph hate women to put that on its front page? It’s staggering. Please don’t buy the telegraph.

Anonymous

My sixth form is having a Halloween disco this year, and since I haven’t been trick or treating in years, I figured I needed a costume. I decided I wanted to go as a cat so I went onto Amazon and googled “cat Halloween costumes women.” Every single costume to come up had somewhere in the name “sexy” “sexy cat dress” “ninja costume sexy” so on. I looked up “cat Halloween costumes for boys” and out of the five pages I looked at, not a single boys costume was labelled “sexy” This makes me mad, because firstly, boys can be sexy too, but also because girls are just expected to be sexy, especially when it comes to Halloween. We’re expected to wear short, barely covering outfits and then claim they’re a “cat” or a “nurse”. It’s sexism against both genders and it needs to end.

Sexist telegraph

“Are women asking for it?” Daily telegraphs headline about rape, ostensibly about Harvey Weinstein but really about all women, as the title implies. Shame on them. Excuse me what year is it?

Anonymous

I’ve just watched an advert for Pantene shampoo and conditioner. All the models are in skimpy underwear as part of the advert. Why does a hair advert need to feature women who are wearing virtually nothing? In men’s shampoo adverts, all the men clothed. Why the difference?

Anonymous

Have just seen the new JDWilliams advert for the first time. The message started off well, until when the voice over said “most important decisions”, with the model is surrounded by shoes. Trust me, women have more important decisions to make than what shoes they wear or buy

Kitty

-I saw a card in Waitrose today which was a ‘Man Card’. It had a picture of a tool kit, a picture of a car, a picture of a football & a picture of something else (possibly a beer) on it, with the words “Have a manly birthday”. Because of course the only things men are interested in are the above things, & of course only men like them! Gender stereotyping yet again. I didn’t see a ‘Lady Card’, but I imagine it would be pink (although to be fair, the ‘man card’ was not blue), & have such things as flower arranging & cooking on it! -The fact that if you’re a stay-at-home dad, you can expect to be referred to as ‘Mr Mom’. -The fact that TV companies think it’s acceptable to humiliate women by getting them to appear on shows like 100% Hotter & 10 Years Younger, having them stand in the street & have random strangers give their opinions on how old they look or on their appearance (this can be really nasty) & then proceed to either ‘make them under’ in the same way that they do on Snog, Marry, Avoid from what I can gather or have them undergo umpteen surgical procedures to make them look younger, because heaven forbid a woman should grow old gracefully- something men are allowed to do without judgement, it seems.

Anonymous

I was on social media a while ago and I came across a black and white image of a barely clothed women standing in the kitchen. She was facing away from the camera but had nothing covering her top half, and only had a skimpy thong and heels on beside that. I went to the comments section and the most liked comment was “good girl, she’s where she should be.” I was disgusted by this and so called this account out on their “joke.” Within a minute, I had over fifty comments telling me, either how it was just a joke, or making more sexist comments like “honey, you need to be in the kitchen, not online.” Not a single person backed me up in calling this guy out, every account, even female ones, backed him up in telling me to either lighten up or get off the app. I shouldn’t have to stop going on certain things in order to stop seeing sexist content. Shouldn’t be there in the first place. On the same app, I come across inappropriate photos of girls daily. Never any of men. Either photos where they’re only in underwear (or less) or one where they’re wet and so their top is very see through. These obviously get loads of likes, comments and shares. However, my posts saying how wrong these posts are get zero likes and all the comments verbally assault me. The only shares I get on them is so that others can comment abuse on the photo. It honestly makes me feel sick.

Anonymous

So I’m watching TV and I’m watching a show. In the show, the female lead’s friend from her past comes back and insists they go out together. She asks the male lead (female lead’s husband) if she can go out but doesn’t even bother to ask the female lead if she wants to go out. What a message to send to people, that you have to ask a woman’s husband if she can go out but that you don’t need to ask the person who is actually going out.

Anonymous

I just posted a selfie on an app (not that it matters but I was completely clothed and the selfie only showed my face). The first user to comment is a guy who also shares the photo. His comment is “add me on snapchat,” with his snapchat user. I say no because I don’t know him. He follows with “can’t just be friends” I once again say no. He continues so I say “dude, no means no.” I then ask if he can un-share my photo because he had no right to share it, especially without my consent. I then go onto his profile and see loads of photos of semi-naked / naked girls on it, all repubbed from other accounts. My photo is the ONLY one which shows that I’m wearing something. I confront him and say that if he doesn’t unrepub my photo, I’ll report him. I’ve just checked back and luckily, he’s unrepubbed my selfie, meaning I don’t have to delete it. However, I find it humiliating and disgusting that he felt he had the right to repost my selfie without my consent just because he felt I was attractive, and then didn’t ask me for my snapchat, TOLD me I was going to add him, and then he doesn’t do the decent thing of unrepubbing, no, it takes the threat of me reporting him to get him to remove it. In the end I decided to report him anyway, as well as block him. He didn’t act appropriately once in the situation and I honestly think I made the right call.