- Comments Policy
Browse: Home / objectification
By Mindy on March 8, 2013
In time for International Women’s Day in Australia the first of Anita Sarkeesian’s Tropes vs. Women in Video Games has been released. This one is the Damsel in Distress trope.
By Lauredhel on July 28, 2012
Some of you oldie Hoydens might remember my 2008 post on Australian Olympics uniforms, Women still the sex class in international elite sports. I thought I’d do a bit of an update on gender and our Aussie uniforms for the 2012 Olympics. And – how often does this happen? – things have actually changed for the better, at least in two sports!
Most notably, the regulations dictating that all women playing beach volleyball must wear teeny-tiny bikinis has changed. Female beach volleyball players will now have the choice of wearing shorts or bikini bottoms. This change ostensibly took place to enable the participation of more women from countries and cultures which restrict the amount of skin women may show, which is great; it also allows women from other cultures the opportunity to cover up a little more should they so desire.
By tigtog on June 23, 2012
Another comment nugget of awesome found in YATOD, this one in the Penny Arcade forums, on a thread discussing sexism/misogyny in the wake of the hatefest directed against Anita Sarkeesian’s Kickstarter on Tropes vs Women in gaming.
Posted in arts & entertainment, ethics & philosophy, gender & feminism, media, social justice | Tagged gaming, misogyny, nuggets of awesome, objectification, sexism, socialisation, status quo, stereotypes | 3 Responses
By Helen on June 13, 2012
Helen Razer doesn’t even like Lingerie Football League. She makes that clear in this article. But she goes to the wall to defend it against “feminist” (Boo!) critics. Somehow I feel compelled to reply, although it’s about as tempting as stripping nearly naked in Melbourne winter weather and running around on soggy grass. Other writers [...]
By tigtog on April 10, 2012
Great analysis from actor Ashley Judd in the Daily Beast regarding media speculation about her “puffy face” last month.
By blue milk on July 27, 2011
Image: Tacocat I highly recommend “Sexist Queers” by Bree McKenna over at the Stranger about the expectations placed on feminists by their own community and the sexism of music media: I’ve always wanted to write a review of a dude band in the same way that some journalists write about my band, Tacocat. Because Tacocat [...]
By tigtog on December 31, 2010
then this is what the male sprinters would be wearing.
By blue milk on December 18, 2010
Bugs me to think that our children are introduced to sexual objectification so young by watching it happen to us. But on a positive note, how fantastic is this kid? Here is an interview with Astronomical Kid. (Do not read the comments on that article, by the way). “I didn’t like the way people were [...]
By tigtog on November 12, 2010
there is a correlation between overexposure to sexualized media images of women with depression, eating disorders and risky sexual behavior for girls and demeaning, sexist attitudes in boys