white girls are having a crisis, y’all.I’m so embarrassed oh my god why
okay but like. girls being made fun of for liking things that are either marketed toward them or popular (or both) is REALLY prevalent?? and like?? sexist?? like blatantly sexist??? and if you actually read the article its like?? talking about destroying the idea that a girl is “less than” just bc she likes popular stuff? like man that’s important please stop
The bolded excerpt from the article captures it really well.
"Liking something popular doesn’t make you lame. Discounting someone for having some of those same interests does."
And this is something that happens pretty exclusively to women. The article even points it out. When men enjoy things that are popular among men, no one comments on in, certainly not in a negative way. No one laughs at men for liking CrossFit, or beer, or watching football. It’s okay for men to like things that lots of men like because mens’ interests are good and valuable from a societal perspective. Because men are good and valuable. But when women like things, those things become the subject of shitty, sexist jokes that further the belittlement of the interests of women and women in general.
This is just another way for men to shit on women and to further brainwash women and girls with internalized misogyny. This becomes another case of “I’m not like other girls.”
"Oh she likes pumpkin spice lattes and Sex in the City? That’s so gross and lame. I like Guinness and WWE. I’m just not like other girls."
As though being like others girls is so bad. But thanks to the idea that liking what other girls like makes you a “basic bitch” and thus lame and to be laughed at, another generation of girls is growing up thinking that women and the things they enjoy are detestable and to be laughed at while the interests of men are somehow superior and preferable. That girls doing things that make them happy is some sort of sad joke.
And that’s complete bullshit.
^ I highly disagree with this.
*Disclaimer* I know sexism is real and we need feminism to help spread the equality.
Now that that is out of the way, I feel there are plenty of things that Men are not allowed to like because they are popular. For instance, in most circles, I would be considered un-manly for how much I genuinely like Taylor Swift, or how much I enjoy poetry. I mean sure, I am allowed to like football, but imagine the exclusion if I didn’t?
Who ever wrote the above, clearly has never been a part of a music scene. Try having scene cred and liking one direction or maroon 5. If you do not think that both men and women are equally judged on liking popular things, all you need to do is visit the defend pop punk group on facebook. They hate on everyone.
Most of all, Men are not allowed to drink pumpkin spice lattes anymore, because it will automatically be assumed we have vaginas.
These are small gripes compared to the inequality that women experience, but at least on this issue, we are the same.
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