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Woman Reveals The Double-Standard Behind How We View Violence By Women Vs. By Men

You have probably heard this at least once before, but men and women get treated quite differently. I think it's called inequality? I don't know, it's so embedded into our culture it's hard to even recognize it sometimes.

Seriously, you can see the inequality in almost every context. It's the kind of thing where, once somebody points it out to you, you can't go back to ignoring it. This woman shared on Tumblr how it is especially apparent in the media.

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    Font - bau-liya so women are supposed to grin and bear the books, the comics, the movies, the plays, the tv shows, the stories, the sci-fi, the translated Ig millennia of men writing about their self inserts torturing women and it being declared as High Art by other men, we're supposed to read it in our free ancient poems, the f
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    The original post was published by bau-liya about how women are forced to watch movies that are clearly made for men. It gets old really quick.


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    Font - time, study it in classrooms, include their styles in our own writing, accept their cultural influence as natural, watch it in the cinema, write about it, talk about it, accept it, aspire it, but men can't tolerate three seconds of female wish fulfilment of a woman snapping the wrist of a creep without feeling personally kicked in the balls.
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    Men clearly have a hard time watching films about women who have drives and aspirations. This kind of system definitely impacts the movies that do well in theaters. But the issue is much bigger than just this one point.


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    Font - jujubiest This reminds me of something I observed in college while I was doing my honors thesis on women in modern horror films. I watched a LOT of horror during that time as part of my research, and sometimes that was done with my family around.
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    Font - And my dad and brothers? Were deeply disturbed by the movie Jennifer's Body. I was flabbergasted. It's not scary! It's not even that gory. But they were horrified by it. These men who grew up on 70s slashers were legitimately shook by 90 minutes of Megan Fox eating a few teenage boys, mostly off-screen.
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    Font - Similarly, my all-male reading panel for my thesis? Were so disturbed by my synopsis of the film Teeth that they couldn't even talk about it. One of them said he couldn't look at his wife for a week after reading it.
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    Font - Again, grown-ass men who study and teach media for a living. Who definitely watch and enjoy horror movies. One of whom was a huge Tarantino buff. We watched and read worse in his intro to mass media class! But one movie about a girl whose vag could bite was enough to haunt him.
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    Organism - Then of course you have things like the Gone Girl backlash-men yelling that Amy Dunne is evil and women clamoring to assure everyone that they know she is not someone to emulate-the backlash against Carol Danvers,
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    Font - and, more recently, the griping from MRAS against the upcoming film Hustlers, which is about strippers scamming their Wall Street clients.
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    Font - My conclusion? Most men-at least most straight, cisgender men, who are both my sample population and most of the ones whining that Carol is a “villain"-are perfectly fine with, and desensitized to, media where
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    Organism - men do violence to women (horror movies), or men do violence to men (horror and action movies). They're even sort of fine when women do violence to women ("ooooo cat fight!").
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    Smile - But they get intensely uncomfortable when women are depicted doing any kind of violence to men, especially in films that tilt the balance of power to the other side of the m/f gender binary beyond a single moment or scene.
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    Font - So woman as flesh-eating monster with men as her preferred cuisine? Woman who responds to unwanted sexual contact by biting it off? Woman who frames her cheating husband for murder? Woman whose response
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    Human body - to harassment-behavior that many of the loudest whiners know is both creepy and reflective of their own thoughts/actions-is to break something?
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    Font - Too scary. Unacceptable. Disturbing. These men hate being presented with the idea, even in fiction, that their position of power is socially constructed, that it could easily be flipped the other way. It terrifies them.
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    Organism - In feeling that terror, they experience a tiny modicum of what living, existing, moving, being perceived as a woman in the world is like. And they flinch every time.
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    Hairstyle - tzikeh MONDAY * Stalker Kills Womans TUESDAY Stalker kills Noman WEDNESDAY Stalker Kls Womans THURSOAY Stalker Kills Wornan. FREE Here have a newspaper comic from 1993 FRIDAY Waman Kills Stalker Wounki Stalker
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