Trying to solve gender inequality in the workplace by telling women to be more confident is like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic after it hit the iceberg. It may give the passengers something to do, but it definitely won’t stop the ship from sinking. Elizabeth Plank, It’s Not the ‘Confidence Gap’ – Here’s What’s Really Holding Women Back
Here’s the thing: As galling as it is to think of people like Michael Dunn and George Zimmerman daring to call themselves victims, I don’t think they’re being disingenuous. I absolutely do think that they think of themselves as victims. You know why? I’ve never met a racist that didn’t think of themselves as a victim. I’ve never met a sexist that didn’t think of themselves as a victim. I’ve never met a homophobe that didn’t think of themselves as a victim. They’re always the victims…in their own minds. “Oh! They’re going to take our jobs!,” “They’re different!,” “They’re scary!,”I won’t be in charge anymore!,” “I’m just not ready for a black president! Why won’t they wait until I’m ready?,” “They have bigger penises!,” “It’ll make my marriage seem less special!,” “Who is going to make me my sandwich!” They’re perpetual babies. They are perpetual victims. ‘I’m the victim’ said the man who shot an unarmed teenager over ‘loud thug music’ (via azspot)
My professor just made a comment that a man saying he’s a stay at home dad just means he’s unemployed.
What an unbelievable asshole.
Some of you might be thinking, “But if we just add two-dimensional objectified male characters to all the two-dimensional objectified female characters out there, won’t we just make all our movies two-dimensional and boring?” Oh sure, if you want to look at it that way, but what’s the alternative? Make all your characters fully developed, complex human beings? Come on, you can’t expect anyone to work that hard. C. Coville and Christina H, The 6 Male Characters Women Never Get to See in Movies
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