Amor Fati - Washed Out
My body shape is worryingly becoming more and more like naked Jake
German U-427 submarine emergency surfacing, view from periscope. Between 1943 and 1945.
On the set of Child’s Play (1988).
When Strangers Click, a 2011 documentary about online dating.
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.
“Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
That’s it. That’s it right there.
And being a fat woman means you are afraid of meeting a serial killer and someone who is afraid of meeting someone with your body. The intersections of sexism and fat phobia.
Men: we are all serial killers and afraid of fat chicks. You guys really hit the nail on the head with that one. I can’t be the only person annoyed by way men are made out to be sexually charged savages that would rather rape you than talk to you. Look at any group, there are more than a handful of assholes in all of them.
While I get the whole, “We’re not all like that” argument, the fact is that enough damage has been done by ever-perpetuated rape culture and fat-phobia that it doesn’t really matter anymore when there are exceptions to the rule; women are programmed to fear male strangers because misogyny is still so pervasive.
Just because I know that some men are nice doesn’t mean I won’t be hyper-vigilant when I’m out alone or near strange men.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t be afraid of those particular people but EVERYONE is capable doing harm to another(do i need to site examples of women doing horrible things?). EVERY group is responsible for both the good and the bad in this world. I’m just tired of hearing “ALL MEN.” Imagine if I said something negative about ALL WOMEN here on tumblr, the fallout would news worthy. You do what you have to do to feel safe. I’m just tired of being lumped in with people who would do such a terrible thing. I am 100% for ending rape culture and fat phobia but blaming all men isn’t going to help anything. It’s just dividing us further.
I’m not saying you shouldn’t fight for your safety and equality, I’m all for it, just stop blaming all men.
Bottom line, I’m a good person. I shouldn’t have to feel guilty for the actions of a portion of a group I belong to.
Quentin Tarantino, Bruce Willis and Maria de Medeiros, Cannes, 1994
Aliens (1986) - Jenette Goldstein