So I guess when I get drunk off one FUCKING MARGARITA I want to tell the world how much I love selfies.
Like, HELL YEAH, show me your selfies. I love your selfies. I love the pic you took at Starbucks with all your friends making duckfaces while wearing Ugg boots. I love the selfie you took alone in your bedroom cause you finally got your fucking winged eyeliner right. I love the selfies you take with your tiny dog. I love selfies of the kind of people you’d never see in mainstream TV.
I LOVE SELFIES. You feel cute? Show me the cute. Celebrate the cute. You deserve to feel cute. Having confidence in your cuteness isn’t vanity, it’s fucking adorable. I mean, as long as you’re not putting other people down what’s the harm? THERE IS NO HARM, GOTDAMMIT. You exist and you are awesome, so take a selfie.
I AM A LIGHTWEIGHT DRUNK AND I LOVE SELFIES.
I had ONE gotdam margarita how the fuck am i so tipsy
I had four hours of sleep last night and now I have to go to dance rehearsal with the Terrifying Utterly Infuriating Choreographer! WHEEEEEE!!!!
this is fucking hilarious
BUT THIS IS SO CUTE THO LIKE IMAGINE A DUDE NOT KNOWING ABOUT DOING THESE THINGS AND THEN HE DOES THIS, LIKE IMAGINE HIM TAKING ALL OF THOSE PICS MANY TIMES AND THEN BEING SO HAPPY WHEN HE EDITS THEM INTO THIS PICTURE THIS IS GREAT
So many people that attempt a gender-reversal in which to objectify men instead of women do it completely, totally wrong. Showing images of muscular men flexing their muscles is not sexual objectification. It doesn’t accomplish the objective of reversing the gender roles of men and women. And it fails to give men the slightest taste of what it’s like to be a woman surrounded by sexually objectified images of women.
The factors that make images of women sexually objectifying are the stripping away of human qualities and the removal of agency. Images of hyper-sexualised, objectified women affirm the sexual availability and violable status of women. In ads, they conflate the characteristics of the woman with the characteristics of the object being sold, thus relegating the woman to an object. Just a picture of a naked or partly naked attractive person does not an objectifying image make. Sweaty, hairy men fresh from the gym are subjects of their environments, not objects.
You don’t see fashion photographs of helpless, bruised men lying near garbage dumps that vividly suggest brutal victimisation. You don’t see used car ads depicting ~sexy~ men’s bodies with jokes about being able to enjoy the man even though you’re not the first to have him. You don’t see awareness campaigns about testicular cancer that focus on SAVE THE BALLS and lament the loss of manliness after orchiectomy.
If you want to do a proper gender swap to give men an idea of how sexual objectification affects women, you can’t just switch out feminine women and insert masculine men, as if femininity were not an inherent component of sexual objectification. What the fashion and advertising industries do to women, you have to do to men. Get rid of the fucking muscle men. Get a pretty face skinny boy and put him in makeup; impractical, feminine-coded clothing; and a pose that looks explicitly like he wants to get spanked. If men squirm in discomfort when they see it, you know you did it right.
Happy Bi Pride/Bi Visibility Day! If you’re looking for something to do to celebrate, bisexual-community has a whole bunch of resources here. Fellow bisexuals, know that we are important, our feelings are valid, and we are not alone. (And for the last time, it’s not a phase.) Have a great day!
Bi PrideDay/Bi Visibility Day officially happens every September 23rd (since 1999!) but as it gets more and more popular you will find Events For and About the Bisexual/(Non-Monosexual) + Queer-identified Community take place throughout the entire month of September.