Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rant Against Headlines Slurring Women and Prom Dresses (continued)

This post is a follow-up to my previous post about slurs in headlines calling women and their prom dresses trashy, slutty, and trampy There is a blatant double standard when it comes to the behavior of men versus women as Jessica Valenti , the Editor of Feministing.com and author pointed out right on the cover of her book entitled: " HE'S A STUD, SHE'S A SLUT and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know". These double standards are often applied in very inconsistent ways. While pundits, columnists and reporters have referred of late to women and their fashions being "Trashy", "Slutty", "Cheap", and "Trampy", it seems they trip all over themselves trying to get and publish photographs of the women and their outfits. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A MALE REFERRED TO IN THE PRESS AS "TRASHY", "SLUTTY", OR "TRAMPY" ? A similar inconsistency seems to have occurred with me. Although some men seem to feel threatened or angered by my male modeling of ladies full brief panties and I may have received an insult here or there, I've never been called any of those things. So far, nobody has been tripping over each other to put my photos on their front pages either even though I posted photos of myself in my full brief panties.  NOW I HAVE STARTED A NEW BLOG WITH PHOTO GALLERY  entitled: Full Brief Panties Male Modeled with plenty of my photos (back view). Let's see if they call me "trashy, "slutty", "trampy" or trip over each other to put my photos on their front pages. I doubt they will. Sexism, like racism, still needs working on.

26 comments:

  1. I hope you will stop by my new blog with photo gallery of me in my Full Brief Panties Male Modeled and let me know what you think (women over 18, please?).

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  2. This is sooo right on it hurts; women are sexualised in such an intense way in the media and yet hounded for it at the same time, it's crazy! Sexism definitely needs a lot of work :p

    sugar
    xoxo

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  3. I doubt you will be called any of those negative terms... those adjectives are usually made for women by other WOMEN. Men can refer to some women as slutty but they won't verbalize it (it's just in their thoughts).

    I will head over to your new blog and I know what I'll say about you modeling... Cute to the highest level. xoxo

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  4. You're right- total double standard!!!

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  5. I want to see you on their front pages!

    ;)

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  6. LOVE THIS POST! It's so true, and unfourtunately people are so used to it they don't even consider points like this.

    LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    xx

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  7. dude, so right on :p

    and it sucks, there are no vegan ready meals here! england so does not want us to be healthy :p

    i think i need to come like in the states. that is what i shall do :p

    sugar
    xoxo

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  8. so right. and thanks for the Easter wishes ;-) Great easter to you too

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  9. thank you, im not wearing any lipstick though but its cool if it looks that way too!

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  10. I actually read this post of yours yesterday and, it may have influenced my gears turning to post about my shorts today. Sorry to neglect to acknowledge my male readers. Your comments have been very thoughtful and supportive since you have been a reader of my blog. I respect that you are doing what you love to do here and the spirit it takes to tell the truth. Regarding your response today: my dads words did not scar me or damage me in any lasting way, he simply made me realize and pay closer attention to the signals I send. Thanks again for your comments.

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  11. You have the same musical tastes as I do! :D
    I'm following your blog too *

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  12. as much as we progress as a society i fear those double standards will never be erased. it really is unfortunate and sad.
    xoxo alison

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  13. hi dear,, yea,i'm in ur way,, love to read this lovely post..

    xoxo

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  14. Thanks for commenting over my blog, much appreciated!!!
    Will go over at your new blog to see more of your pics!

    Happy Weekend! Oh and please check my giveaway on: Absolutely Fabulous

    See you around!

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  15. Thanks for ur comment on my blog, really good post! Hope u have a happy easter : )

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  16. than u so much for visiting my blog and leaving ur comment it was so sweet :) thanks for cheering me up :)
    >new update!!!
    Hope u come back
    xxx
    Thefakebitch.

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  17. Dear sweetie:)
    Happy Easter i hope you have a splendid holiday! So delighted with you sweet comment thank you so much! I am happy to come by your blog again and great post indeed! Everyone should be respected, and all i know is your kindness way to me. Ignore person who insult you.
    xoxo
    ♥zoe♥

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  18. yup, double standards are alive and well. and that sucks ass.

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  19. So true! Thank you for standing up for us and I love your male perspective on it.

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  20. aww thank you for encouraging me i was just so upset the lady basically told me i was what she was looking for but i didn't count bc i was in my second year. It sucks bc only 2 of us were nominated and i KNOW the other girl was not as passionate as i am.

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