Favorite line from the video: “..that when you bully and harass a woman for speaking her mind, all you do is show us that you’re afraid of that woman’s voice and you don’t think you can beat her intellectually without using a cheat code.”
Jay Smooth is about to become a regular occurrence on this blog. Just y’all see
The Hunger Game is one of the most popular young adult novel series’, rivaling Harry Potter and Twilight. As the first of its film adaptations was just released in March 2012, readers and audiences have been pleasantly surprised at this fresh, dynamic, young female protagonist. In this video I’ll explore Katniss’ character in the first novel as it relates to gender and portrayals of violence. Be sure to stay turned for Part 2 where I compare the film to the movie.
a. women reclaiming public space/space where harassment occurs b. reappropriation of physical harassment thru the use of handprint imagery c. reappropriation of masculine object (baseball bat) for self-defense by women d. men shown performing physical labor as work/women shown performing physical labor for pleasure e. deconstruction of ageism thru the inclusion of young & elderly women being complete badasses f. centering around performance by women of color, which is refreshing when we as a culture just had to deal with the fucking white girl mafia g. doooooope. beat. not going to pretend i don’t love this song (or rye rye in general)
Now I want to be very clear that there is nothing wrong with wanting to be attractive or sexy. Just about everybody wants this. What’s wrong is that this is emphasized for girls and women at incredibly young ages, to the exclusion of other important qualities and aspects. Being hot becomes the most important measure of success. ”
This video was posted on a Youtube channel popular with students at my high school. I can’t get over how angry I am after watching it and seeing the number of views they have. It promotes not only blatant sexism and gender stereotypes, but PROCEEDS TO MAKE FUN OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT like it’s not a problem. I plan on making a rebuttal video to show as the kick-off of my sexual assault and dating violence awareness campaign which launches at my high school in a little over a week. If anyone in the feminist blogsphere gets a hold of this and has something to add, hit me up @3dollarbirkenstocks.
This was brought to my attention and it’s really messed up and not okay. I am flagging it on youtube. Awful people.
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