[TW: rape culture, victim blaming]
My boyfriend sent this to me a few minutes ago. I imagine he thought I’d find it funny, and in a very small way, I do — but only because of how sad this whole scenario is.
Emma Watson is one of the unfortunate women in the media who has been victimized by paparazzi taking and selling pictures of her in a compromised situation, much like what happened to Anne Hathaway not too long ago. Having those pictures available to the public, who can then use them to humiliate her like this asshole, is absolutely horrific and one of the least funny things about our society.
Emma, I’m not a huge fan of your work, but I’m a fan of you as a person and as a woman, and I’m a huge fan of your reaction to this guy trying to get the better of you.
This is sexual harassment.
No it is not, she knew paparazzi was going to be there, she knew she didn’t have underwear on, it is her fault for not covering up or wearing panties. She has to live with her choice and consequences.
Stop being stupid.
No. Watson’s underclothes aren’t our business. She didn’t consent to that picture being taken. She is not responsible for the actions of an entitled, shitty man.
A paparazzi made the decision to take this picture. He then made the decision to sell this picture/make it public.
And then this motherfucking asshole decided to print it off and bring it to Watson to humiliate her.
All because sexist assholes think they can pull this sort of bullshit on women and get away with it. And they do get away with it, because other sexist assholes like you shift responsibility to the victim.
Stop being stupid.
I would’ve punched this fucker in the face. (I’m reblogging as text because I think the image should be edited. It really isn’t okay to continue circulating a picture she didn’t consent to. If I knew how to edit the picture uploaded then I’d blur out the part of the image and reblog that way.)
(You’re totally right and I’m sorry I helped circulate that image. I’m deleting the previous reblogs and are-adding the image, now edited)
This is pretty obvious feminism 101 stuff, but it’s a good argument: you can’t claim to represent the 99% and then take away part of the 99%’s voice and right to human dignity and safety.
trigger warning for rape, rape culture, victim blaming.
Patriarchy and victim-blaming: In a nutshell.
When I was walking around town yesterday afternoon, I watched a student cross the road about 100 yards away from the lights and found myself thinking “really, you can’t just take care of yourself and cross where you’re supposed to and not put yourself in danger? If you get hit now, you’ll probably be blamed, and that makes sense.”
Because we all accept that on the roads, cars have right of way over pedestrians. It is their understood right to drive right the hell on, and if you get in their way then you’ve knowingly put yourself in harm’s way.
Because we all knowingly accept that cars are all powerful on the roads.
So essentially, what you’re doing when you say “she should’ve known what she was getting herself in for when she wore that tight skirt, that’s just asking for trouble” is that men own the outside. Men are all powerful out-of-doors (and maybe inside, too, but I don’t have the strength to make that argument), so if you stumble onto their path, you’re putting yourself in danger because they have right of way.
This is what patriarchy means, in practice. This is why I can’t accept that you have any logical reasoning powers at work when you say that patriarchy is dead.