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Jon. 22. Married.

I own & operate my own music production business/label.

I talk about feminism, LGBT rights, music, life, and stuff I think is funny.

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Oct 20 2014 8:11 pm

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good noose

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Oct 20 2014 8:03 pm

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It’s late, and I’m bored.

If I could be my own robot mom I would.

Oct 20 2014 7:59 pm

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#293 Because of breast cancer awareness campaigns.


Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer and sheds thousands of lives every year. It mainly affects middle-aged persons and many of those have to undergo a masectomy as part of their treatment. Yet, a new trend awareness advertising is glossing over what breast cancer really means. This trend centres around hetero male sexual gratification and uses language which focuses on saving the breasts, hooters, tatas and boobs rather than saving people . As Sara Florencepoints out:

"A campaign that utilizes images of young, healthy women with supple, and more to the point, present breasts is not exactly sensitive to the needs of the demographic it’s supposed to be supporting. Furthermore, using sexualized humor to make light of the rather harrowing experience of actually losing one’s breast to a deadly disease is really just twisting the knife.”




So what is the problem here then?

Well, firstly there is no reason to sexualise a life-threatening disease. Breast cancer doesn’t just affect breasts, it affects people. Persons. Human lives. Secondly, breasts do not solely exist for nothing other than hetero cis male pleasure. Finally, what is the point in supporting a disease that mainly affects women, while simultaneously objectifying and sexualising their bodies? These campaigns might raise a bit of cash and awareness, but they are mainly undermining the status of women in society.

"When a campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight a deadly disease appeals to the potential loss of a sexual object, rather than the potential loss of a human life, it sends a powerful message about what our society values. The sexism of breast cancer awareness normalizes the view that women are sexual objects rather than subjects with agency and dignity."

-Beth Mendenhall.


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Oct 20 2014 7:53 pm

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Oct 20 2014 6:09 am

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Oct 18 2014 3:14 pm

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"For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.’

I started questioning gender-based assumptions when at eight I was confused at being called “bossy,” because I wanted to direct the plays we would put on for our parents—but the boys were not.

When at 14 I started being sexualized by certain elements of the press.

When at 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn’t want to appear “muscly.”

When at 18 my male friends were unable to express their feelings.

I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Apparently I am among the ranks of women whose expressions are seen as too strong, too aggressive, isolating, anti-men and, unattractive.

Why is the word such an uncomfortable one?”

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Oct 17 2014 1:04 pm

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If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success.

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Oct 17 2014 12:57 pm

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Oct 17 2014 12:48 pm

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Oct 17 2014 12:47 pm

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