PRIVILEGE FTW

July 12, 2012 § Leave a comment

Today Modern Primate introduced their new column PrivilegeFTW, which attempts to answer the age-old question “trolling? or just stupid.”

The first entry focuses on a Sociological Images post titled “Sexual Objectification (Part 3): Daily Rituals to Stop.” It offers very helpful feminist advice, for example, “Stop letting men objectify you all the time!!!!” and “Your skirt is too short!!!!” Don Draper would be PLEASED. Per the article:

There is a lot going around the blogosphere these days about sexual objectification. But ladies, stop it. Stop being objectified by people who are objectifying you! According to a recent post on Sociological Images, there is a daily routine that you can stop doing, and magically you will be unobjectified- they even promise a future post on a daily routine you SHOULD do… such as donning your habit.

“What if I want to be sexy for the non-male gaze (i.e. I’m a lesbian)?” Too bad. “What if I want to be sexy for the MALE gazer?” Too bad. “What if I’m not a lady?” Then your sexual objectification is of no concern, apparently. Look ladies and feminine types and all those who want people to be sexually attracted to themselves (but don’t do it in a sexualizing way), the only reason you want to be sexy is because patriarchy. The pleasure you derive from being sexy/ed is PATRIARCHY’S TRICK! INSTEAD, you should want to live in a vacuum of being with no sexy time. Wait, vacuums are a TOOL OF PATRIARCHAL OPPRESSION TOO. For cleaning.

To read the author’s revised tips on, and I quote, “HOW NOT TO OBJECTIFY A PARTNER WHILE FINDING THEM SEXUALLY ATTRACTIVE AND APPROACHING THEM ABOUT THEIR SEXUAL ATTRACTIVITY (in 4 easy steps),” go to here!

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