If gender was performance, then there would be a way to perform that didn’t result in rape for women. But men rape housewives. Men rape butch lesbians. Men rape quiet women in dresses and lipstick. Men rape snarling punks in leather jackets and safety pins. Men rape every type of woman. There is no way for a woman to be that doesn’t risk rape. There is no way to perform that lets women escape the confines of gender because gender is not performance; it’s the designator of who can rape – us, the people called men – and who can be raped – them, the people called women. Performance has nothing to do with it.
When gender is a violent, unnatural hierarchy we are born into, the abuse of females is understood as a brutal result of a power structure that subjugates one class of people to another. When gender is an internal, subjective choice we make, the abuse of females becomes a hazard of identification, a set of circumstances implicitly welcomed by anyone who puts on a particular performance – or even an “affirmation of femininity”, in the words of a particularly noxious figure in the trans community.
Conversely, linking the massive privilege bestowed on men to an internal state erases the structural and political institutions that give power to males at the expense of females – and, shockingly, the ideology that does this is being largely pushed by males with the hopes of gaining access to female spaces, female resources, and female identities. This should be troubling to anyone who seeks to challenge actual, real male supremacy – not male-identified supremacy, not cis-male supremacy, not person-with-this-certain-set-of-feelings supremacy. Male supremacy. You know, the violence men do, to women, because we can.
The heart of gender performativity as a concept is a twin project of blaming victims and excusing perpetrators. By obscuring the brutality of our sex-caste system in a postmodern mist that privileges the internal identifications of men – the oppressors – over the material conditions of women – the oppressed – any attempt to throw the strongholds of patriarchy into focus is immediately neutralized. On queer theory, men win, women lose. What a surprise.
"dont forget skinny girls! we face body shaming too!" how could we ever forget about you, you are everywhere- in magazines, on tv, on catwalks, and in the minds of people whove been brainwashed into thinking you and you alone are the epitome of beauty. you are what fat girls get told we should be on a daily basis. we understand you can be hurt by body shaming at times, but the overall opinion of your bodies is a positive one in this society while the opinion of fat girls is that we are ugly, unlovable, grotesque, that we are comedy relief and its ok to ridicule us. you are universally favored over us. quit acting like we face equal shaming in regards to body weight. just because that one person that one time like two years ago made a negative comment about your skinniness does not give you the right to derail every post dedicated to the fatphobia fat women face every day of our lives. stop this behavior for the sake of your fat sisters.
Five Night’s At Freddy’s is the new horror game everyone is talking about. Kid’s and parents alike come to the this new place for entertainment (like a Chuck E Cheese). At the night, it’s a completely different story.
Can you survive five night’s at freddy’s?
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Fuckin hate this shit. I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FALL ASLEEP BETWEEN 12-6AM SINCE JUST WATCHING PEOPLE PLAY IT ON YOUTUBE. IT IS TERRIBLE.
Remember the 50’s, the good old days? Neighborhoods were safe to walk at night, men were men and women were women, the long summer days never seemed to end and you could walk hand in hand with your best gal into the local space-time anomaly and never be seen again.
No, friendship is NOT about “supporting your friends even when you know they’re wrong.”
That’s not friendship. That’s being an enabler. That’s being an accomplice.
Friendship is loving someone enough to tell them to stop being a goddamn idiot before they ruin their lives.
Forcing kids to stick to gender roles can actually be harmful to their health.
huh. ya don’t say
Famous paintings come to life in 3D sculptures of nature’s destructive tendencies.
mcdonalds is that white boy in class who tells everyone he’d date a black girl
Did you know that we prefer our employees to be as easily exploitable as possible, given their structural positions in a profoundly patriarchal and white supremacist society?