[Image: Four screen caps of a facebook group called “Vixens for Veterans.” The first image shows the timeline cover photo of five presumably white women in black underwear, fishnets, and stilettos. The page has close to 2,500 likes. The second image is the actual time line of the page. On the left hand side is a picture of a white woman in a white top. She has black hair and is making a heart with her fingers. On the right hand side is a list of other pages this page has liked, including one called “Booties for the Troops,” which has been circled in red. The third image is further down the timeline and there is a blond, white woman in the left hand column. She is wearing a blue top over a black bra and has a thick, studded leather choker on. The caption above her asks the viewer whether they would “Like or pass?” on her. The right hand column is a photo of a redheaded, white woman with her back towards the camera. She is wearing white underwear and a white bra. The forth image is a screen shot of the group’s photo section. It is filled with white women taking pictures of themselves in the seductive poses. All of the captions ask the viewer to “Like or pass?” on each woman.]


So I was casually browsing my facebook newsfeed this afternoon when I saw that a guy I went to elementary-high school with had liked this page… Out of curiosity, I clicked it and instantly started a feminist critique of it. Here’s what I have so far:

  • The page showcases female bodies for male consumption; however, women are invited to submit pictures of themselves, so they are consenting to the objectification of their bodies which is consistant with feminist principles
  • Casts men as the societal and sexual actors and women as passive receivers
  • Assumes that veteran = male and vixen = female, upholding heteronormative foundations and traditional ideas of gender at the same time
  • Defines female worth through physical appearance
  • The overwhelming majority of pictures on the site are of white women, all of whom fit into a very narrow definition of “female” or “woman”

Feel free to add more. Charming society we live in, isn’t it?

why is my dash pretending to be the gym/sex ed teacher from mean girls today??

why is my dash pretending to be the gym/sex ed teacher from mean girls today??

fuckyeahslampoems:

Rachel McKibbens and Marty McConnell 

“I wanna fuck you so loud the neighbors cum in their sleep”

subconciousevolution:

Rape =/= (Does Not Equal) Sex
Rape == (Equals) An Act of Violence.

subconciousevolution:

Rape =/= (Does Not Equal) Sex

Rape == (Equals) An Act of Violence.

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"We definitely don’t want to live in a world where boys routinely see women breastfeeding. They might grow up with the idea that breasts exist for something other than their amusement."
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unfoldingasitshould:

sexismandthecity:

Condoms prevent Minivans.

 haha.

unfoldingasitshould:

sexismandthecity:

Condoms prevent Minivans.

 haha.