Wednesday, July 18, 2007

This Feels Like A Manifesto

I don't use the phrase "spitting mad" nearly enough.

It's not like I don't have occasion to. Take this Livejournal entry. A fairly typical demonstration of female objectification, notable primarily for the excellence of the visual aids, and the obtuseness of the commentary. Spit-inducing enough in its own right.

But scroll ye down to the comments section. Therein, you will find similarly familiar responses--and the inevitable admonition that we're all taking this too seriously, because it's "just fiction."

Excuse me? When did you join the human race?

I run into this every single day. Not just in a context of feminism--everywhere.

"It's just fiction."

"It's not important."

"It's not real."

"It's just art."

"Spend your time doing something important."

Well, sorry, but fiction is important. Stories are important.

Art is important.


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  2. (Above post deleted so I could find synonyms for 'commentary')

    Wow, the commentary is horribly confused aside from being sexist.

    I didn't find any such user remarks. I can only hope they were levied against people who spend too much time posting on LiveJournal.

    ...why don't super-men have genitals?

    People should understand that sexism is implicitly conveyed by work like this. :(