damegreywulf asked: The person is trying to "trick" you into saying feminism doesn't acknowledge or help male victims of rape because they're men.
underthestarssofaraway asked: So if I was only ever raped by a woman, am I a tool of the patriarchy or do I not even exist?
leapintothesun asked: Did anyone ever make those "Is my feminism getting in the way of your misogyny" shirts that were brought up forever ago?
An Ordinary Girl's History of Sexual Assault
An Ordinary Girl’s History of Sexual Assault: After having a conversation about sexual assault/harassment with a friend, we concluded that one of the most frightening aspects of it’s predominance in our society is that it is so engrained that it often happens without either party recognizing it for what it is. Women are so often left thinking “that guy was a jerk”, but not thinking “that guy...
greencarnations asked: Just discovered this blog (five minutes before needing to leave for class, damn it). Archive-binged. Ran into a discussion on gendered insults. Question: I'd like to use fewer gendered insults, but as A LOT of insults are gendered, it really limits the number of insults you can use. We should make some new ones. Corgi suggestions?
lumekakk asked: I LOVE THIS BLOG IT IS SUCH AN INSPIRATION also i have a corgi!! kindred spirits through feminism and corgis
Because fuck this line of thinking, seriously
…and if my male pal doesn’t figure this out soon we’re not going to be cool anymore. This is the kind of thing that makes me resent my breasts. Job well done again, patriarchy.
kingsofrome-deactivated20121125 asked: i saw something about men being oppressed, and I wanted to comment: There has been a serious rise in the objectification of men in American society in the past few decades; because so many corporations are afraid of seeming anti-female, they advertise by directly insulting men with hurtful generalizations. Take the commercials of women coming home from work to find that their husband wrecked the...
sniggadoodles asked: while the word "gay" has adopted a negative connotation over time (from merely meaning "happy" to meanings like "stupid") the word hysterical, while deriving from a latin root that ties back to references to the womb, no longer contains the same meaning. it now means "uncontrollably emotional," and while the derivation may be from a sexist perspective, its...
birdfishromance asked: For nevertrustanazgul: the meaning of the word "gay" has certainly changed several times over the past century, but the word "hysterical" continues to be nothing but negative. It has never been a good thing, or even a neutral thing, though we may have forgotten on some level that originally it was meant to only apply to women, it still largely describes women as "over...
ichorforink asked: If you find the term hysterical oppressive, please at the very least have the respect not to wear a wedding ring. Wedding rings were originally used in order to label a woman as their man's, they were used to tell other men that the woman was not available to other men, and it kept the woman as a possession. It was used like a dog pissing on a tree to mark its territory.
ichorforink asked: Cute, because you're the ones all kicking off about the word. I'm just correcting a blinkered view, as an English student studying the development of the language, and a Classics student studying Women's roles in ancient Greece, I thought it necessary.
ichorforink asked: Having something against the word "hysterical" for its history is like having something against the word "gay" because of its historical usage... It's only offensive if you make it so. The English language develops constantly and the connotations of words do too, a "faggot" was once a pile of sticks, a "fag" is a colloquialism for a tab. Wedding rings...
katyisntfunny asked: I grew up with the people around me using "hysterical" SOLELY to mean something that was ridiculously funny- no matter the gender of who said it or who was involved. No negative connotation about it. I didn't know until I was probably in my late teens that its history is sexist and ableist. I'd wonder if this use was a regional thing, but the anecdotal evidence I have is that...
likelovecraftinbrooklyn asked: I sort of feel like the sexism in the word hysteria has sort of decreased. I imagine the majority of people who use the word might not be fully aware of it's etymology, I've heard it used to describe men as well as women. I'm not sure there's much inherent sexism in the word itself, it's more to do with the intent of the person using that word. Although obviously...
absinthe-cocktail asked: I really dislike the word hysterical, mostly because I had an exboyfriend who used it a lot in arguments to shut me down. The implication for me has always been "You're overreacting, your feelings are unreasonable, shut up." Just my two cents.
ribqueen asked: oh! i just wrote a comment about "hysterical" being sexist, and i do think it is... but i lol'd hardcore at your use of it in your corgi meme. it just seemed so ironic and perfect. maybe we could take this word back? it'd be great (maybe) for reminding people that women's expressions of emotions have been used against them for eons, reaching an embarrassing level of...
reclusivewanker asked: from a linguistic point of view, hysterical is kind of inherently sexist: see, hystera means 'innermost part' in ancient greek, and was later used as the technical term for the womb. hysteria is literally the 'disease of the womb' - ie, women are unable to control their emotions.
ribqueen asked: re: "hysterical". I dunno about it not being sexist. Can you call a cis-guy hysterical without bringing up an image about him acting like an shamefully unstable woman? Different places get different contexts for words, so maybe you can. But I can't. So for me, it's sexist.
earlgreyandarsenic asked: I use hysterical all the time. I'm a mentally ill woman, it does not bother me in the least. I feel that it accurately describes a reaction (losing control of one's emotions), and although it does have the aforementioned sexist and abelist undertones, it's not a word that is [often] actively used to discriminated against women and mentally ill people.
ribbitz asked: Hysterical is a pretty meh word to use. It's pretty ableist and has some definite sexist undertones.
thelittlegrayghost asked: I can see the point the submitter was making. People who are FAAB aren't subject to the same kind of backlash for dressing in traditionally masculine clothing as people who are MAAB and dress in traditionally female clothing. That's not to say that anyone dressing in men's clothes is exempt from gender-based discrimination, but the reaction to a "man in a dress" is not the...
feminist-phoenix asked: I agree that what is considered to be feminine is often considered weak, inferior or something to be derided, but to me that particular submission, was kind of playing into the idea of a regulated notion of femininity/masculinity, and kind of erases trans*/gender queer experiences. (Just my two cents of course)
othermeinktea asked: Just saying, the "men are only oppressed when they act like women" implies that men have no inherent femininity, and that women always act feminine which I think we can agree is not true. I do agree strongly that the negative effects on men are rooted in sexism against women, but I think that could have been worded better.
monsterinthegirlmask asked: Haha, I used to see those stupid candy bars. You should have said "Yorkie - 'it's not for girls', Corgie - 'YES IT IS'." get it, dog play on words? *hurhur*
wolfennights asked: Not only are Corgis the new CATS of the interwebz, they're now being used to fight sexist bullshit.
flylittlekoala asked: Thank you so much for explaining about desentisisation to rape scenes! Without any long-winded explanation, it was just very good to know that that's the reason. (Obviously it sucks, it just really freaks me out when rape *doesn't* freak me out.)
nefepants asked: The first time I was going through this blog, I expected it to be some "misandry, disguised as feminism" nonsense. But I'm glad that it isn't.
monsterinthegirlmask asked: I actually thought the original name of the movie someone just mentioned was 'Men who hate women' (see first paragraph on it's wikipedia page.. I'm a nerd..) anyways, she raped him back, and maybe that's sick of me, but it made me go 'FUCK YEAH!!!!!' (good thing I saw it at home and not in theatres) I know rape is still wrong even to use to get back at someone...
monsterinthegirlmask asked: Is it bad of me, as a feminist, to actually be more bothered and horrified at acted out/fictional animal abuse in a movie, than a fictional rape scene in a movie? To me, one is two actors - acting out something disgusting, but still two actors, the other is an actor and an animal that was actually pushed over or tripped, and used an authentic sound effect for mock hitting or kicking or shooting,...
camirebolledok asked: The rape scene at the Girl with the dragon tattoo (whose original name is "Men who don't love women", btw) was necessary, it was one of the key parts from the story. I haven't seen Finch's version though.
ohwowimrandom asked: I think anyone who doesn't feel uncomfortable/icky during a rape scene in a movie has serious issues. Even when I just see heavily implied rape scenes (like in Sweeney Todd) I have to look away and get sick to my stomach. If I ever stop being this bothered by rape scenes, please someone take me out back and shoot me.
smiling-damned-villain asked: On the topic of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I read a review of David Fincher's film a few weeks ago that praised Fincher for "not being as graphic" in the depiction of the rape scene as the Swedish film was, because the reviewer was uncomfortable with seeing the "full on" violence of rape. I remember thinking, "Well, yeah, rape SHOULD make you extremely uncomfortable...
periodpoops-deactivated20121009 asked: the american film made me feel sick. note how they didn't depict consensual lesbian sex, but went ALL OUT to show the rape as graphically as possible. there are stories of men in the audience discussing how turned on they were watching that scene, that it was 'hot'. horrifying.
slowfi asked: I'm curious your opinion of Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I just wrote a paper in which I argued that the rape scenes were integral in Larsson's critique of patriarchy, but in my research I found the majority of people felt the scene was overly sexualized and was just a plot device that fetishized rape and sexual violence. Have you read the novel/do you have an...
The Corgis are out for their walkies
Please engage in stimulating feminist conversations until they return.
http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/glance/vsx2.cfm http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/homicide/gender.cfm http://www.poverty.org.uk/37/b.png http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/statistics/suicide_incident_rpt/ http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/statistics/suicide_incident_rpt/images/graphs2.jpg This is what I based my statement on. Males are much, much more likely to victims and perpetrators of violent crime....
natalyaquintanovich asked: Not enough corgis.
feministgrammarianhippieartist asked: And let me add to that last "ask" that drinking Kool-Aid could in fact be a metaphor for opening your eyes, as actual Kool-Aid was spiked with LSD-25 at the Acid Tests back in the '60s. That's what I think of whenever someone says "drink the Kool-Aid".
ohwowimrandom asked: This is completely unimportant and basically just sharing of random info. In regards to the ask saying to "stop drinking the Kool-Aid," the statement is meaningless. They DIDN'T drink Kool-Aid in Jonestown. They drank Flavor Aid, a drink similar to Kool-Aid, but not the same. I realize this ask is random, but it's a pet peeve of mine (:
vag-badger asked: I'm just wondering what Feminist Corgi thinks of the crisis going on with the nuns of the Catholic Church.
danyphantomzone-deactivated2012 asked: Think of all the violence in the media. Whenever violence against a female is depicted, I hear cries of "normalizing violence against women." But violence against males is just SO normal, that people don't even notice it. Ever heard of the concept of "the disposable male?" Now... whether or not that's a product of "hatred" is up for debate. I'd like you...