Ace culture is seeing a sexualized ad and feeling a sense of power over the advertisement gods because you are immune to their tricks.
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There are so many “fun” things that prove Bioware’s oblivious hypocrisy and lack of awareness but Liara serves as a great example in Mass Effect 1 alone. She literally has a quote where she says “Young males have an unhealthy obsession with my kind” in reference to the hyper-sexualization of Asari. But then Bioware made her even more vacuum packed than before into her scientist casual wear and was given oddly sexual/erotic ambient movement animations for when she’s standing still. Like yeah, you really defeated sexualization and fetishization with that one <3 good job Bioware
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I feel like this deserves to be shared.
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Post Credit: Impact on Instagram.
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Sounds about white
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100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers
An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books by parodying them using male heroes in poses typically associated with women.
She-Hulk has superhuman strength and speed and is one of the most formidable hand-to-hand combatants in the Marvel world.
Like Hulk, not only does she have physical power, she's also completely green.
Yet, on a 1991 comic book cover, she is shown in a seductive pose, wearing a G-string bikini, with her curves sharply accentuated.
Indian artist Shreya Arora was shocked when she saw the image.
"For Hulk, the visual representation focuses on his strength. For She-Hulk, all we see is an emphasis on sexuality," says Arora, who grew up reading comic books.
The 21-year-old graphic designer decided she wanted to flip the narrative.
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I feel like the blatant sexualization of chel from el dorado shouldn’t be celebrated as something that “made us gay!” when it’s a racist and misogynistic caricature of native women
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I’m probably going to put my foot in my mouth while writing this post, but I’ve got to comment on this: Black Panther allowed Okoye -- a black woman -- to be visibly angry. Not “sassy” or the acceptable “her lack of expression was an indication that she was angry inside”, but teeth-gnashing, eyes-wide, throat-tearing-shout angry. That is amazing and shockingly rare.
Women aren’t allowed to be angry in visual mediums, unless they’re crying (And even then it’s a very pretty cry). They aren’t allowed to grimace and shriek and strain because it ruins the aesthetic. Even while fighting they need to maintain their pleasant appearance, they need to contort their bodies and not contort their faces so that despite being in the midst of violence the image presented is still “Wouldn’t you like to have sex with me?”
Black people aren’t allowed to be angry, period. In an ensemble they need to be the calm one, the soothing one, because if they’re the angry one then they become the hostile one. They become dangerous, uncivilized. Whether it’s a drama or an action piece they need to “set the example” with their moderation, because if they let their emotions show then it’s “Just another angry black guy”. Even in the midst of physical combat it needs to be shown that they’re not one of “those” black people
Put together, black women aren’t allowed to show anger because once they do they’re “aggressive”, they’re “unattractive”, they’re dismissed and degraded because they’re over-emotional and confrontational and don’t have what it takes to control themselves. It doesn’t matter how or why they’re letting the emotions out, the very fact that they do is taken as proof that they can’t handle whatever’s going on. As women they need to be pretty so we want to have sex with them and as a black person they need to be calm (re: subservient) so we don’t feel threatened by them.
All together, this combines to impress these standards on real life as well. Since this is how every movie and TV show and video game portrays black women, that’s the message we as a society are giving for how we expect things to go for real people.
In Black Panther, however, that is all tossed aside. Okoye is a warrior, and she is allowed to be a warrior. Her and all the Dora Milaje with her. When they fight they shout and scream and yell and react because they’re not concerned with looking pretty for the camera. When one of their sisters falls in combat, they all let out painful screams as they simultaneously mourn her, try to intimidate their foe, and then begin shouting orders and attack instructions because they’re still fighting.
It’s visceral and painful and real, and not at all the way that black women are usually portrayed.
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I love this and hope to use it in the future... because you know it’s coming.
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Honestly, I get really confused when Larries always say H hates being sexualized. If you look at it from an objective point of view, it is very clear that H and his team are using a "sex sells" marketing strategy. He's not uncomfortable being sexualized because that it literally part of their promo plan. Sex attracts attention. Hshq is using sex in their marketing to create an effective and memorable campaign and it's working. He literally advertised the album as being about being sad & sex. 1/2
“He did nude photoshoots. His music videos for lights up and WS obviously rely on the sex angle. If he built his whole image on sex appeal, then why blame harries for sexualizing him? They are doing exactly what hshq wants them to do. Them thirsting over him makes them keep streaming and giving him views. People are hardwired to notice sexually relevant information so it’s smart of his team to use that to their advantage to keep him relevant. Everyone else can see it except for larries. 2/2 + Harry never said he was uncomfortable being sexualized. He doesn’t care because it helps his career and he loves the attention. He said he was uncomfortable thinking about being seen as a sex symbol because it’s a weird thing to think about yourself but he didn't say anything about being sexualized. Anyway, actions speak louder than words, and his PR is all about catering to to people’s sexual fantasies so I think he's more than okay with it”
I’m choosing to answer this because there is.... a lot to unpack here. To start, i’m incredibly sick of seeing people pretending that “sexuality,” and “sex appeal” are the same thing as “sexualization” especially when it refers to hypersexualization. it’s not and it never has been. you can find someone attractive and have that person perform sexuality, at any level, and still not display sexualization of this person. it’s not a complicated concept. there are many facets of harry’s life that has been built to fit a lothario image that does drive off the hyper-sexualization of him as an image and a person, but it goes beyond just his team using it for fan? engagement? the media has perpetuated it as well since he was 16 years old (a child). past “girlfriends” have perpetuated it when their relationships end. talk show hosts like ellen and james corden would consistently push this angle regardless of whether or not they were friends. red carpet reporters have asked these questions directly to his face. past models who have worked with him in any capacity have helped this narrative along by moaning his name and sexualizing him. ben winston has no problem feeding into it. there’s branches that split from the whole that has fed into this goliath image that has been sexualized for ten years of his life.
and you think...... he’s comfortable with that? you think he likes that he can stand next to any woman and be plagued with stories about fucking them? you think he thrives off the fact that every part of who he is and what his body looks like is constantly on parade when tied to this image? you think he doesn’t care that much of the GP and those in the industry think he’s incredibly easy and will sleep with anyone and anything so long as he gives them a smile? you think he thought it was funny when he was visibly uncomfortable having howard stern ask if he wanted to fuck his therapist because she was a woman? you think he enjoys the fact that he has to watch out who he’s around or even nice to because so many have gone to papers or online and fabricated stories about sex or relationships for clout attached to his name? you think it makes him laugh when people talk about his sex life and publications like GQ pushed him to tell them how many people he’s slept with as a 19 yr old? you don’t think he cares that he’s lost a lot of his youth and control of his image due to sexualizing tycoons?
you also confuse me with the points you made about him playing into a hypersexualized image. you use examples that are so highly misconstrued it feels detached in every way. he didn’t do nude photo shoots. he did one photoshoot that featured a nude and the nude was not in any way put on display as an act of sexual fodder. it was sensual. it was fragile. it was soft. it was a piece of art and seeing as how you didn’t see it that way only falls more on you than it does anyone else. you can be nude and do that without inviting in ideas of sexualization. nothing about that photo screams sex appeal. regarding the music videos..... congratulations, you missed the entire point again. the Lights Up music video was meant to depict his experience with fame and sexualization. those pulling at him from all angles represents everyone wanting a piece of him as he just wants to exist. how his career and life since he was 16 was built off never being his own— he’s always been “on display” for everyone else. he not once touched any of the models, and he ended up riding away from it all at the end of the video finally free. even when talking to radio hosts about the video he touched on how personal that song was to him. yet the media and fans alike drew it differently and labeled it a sex orgy lmao. and with WS..... it’s the media that first drew the hyped up sexual energy tied to that song. the blatant headlines about oral sex which then hyped up fans. yes, they used the video to display oral sex but nothing about that video was sexualized in a way that would’ve been expected. the ones that have a right to be upset about the WS video are wlw because of how it could go about sexualizing the WOMEN not harry.
so again, stop pretending like sexuality and sex appeal is anything like sexualization. it isn’t, and just because something or someone portrays him in a “sexy” light doesn’t mean it’s okay or even appropriate to sexualize or objectify him based on that. olympic swimmers can be pictured as sexy because of the tight clothing, built bodies, and athleticism but that doesn’t green light sexualization of them. antoni porowski can show off his body and pose sensually (even sexually) and that doesn’t mean it gives you the okay to objectify him and his body. i theorize a big reason why harry is often seen in baggier clothes now, beyond his fashion sense, is because without showing any discernible part of his body, it stops those from sexualizing him on his off time. so, has HSHQ used his already laden image and sexuality to push further into this sexualization? yes. has fans been conditioned to think of him sexually because of this ingrained narrative? of course. but does that mean we’re all lab rats being fed what they want and we have no say or conscious decision in the matter? no.
many artists use sexuality and sex appeal in their art and images. men, women, non-binary folk etc., etc. but that doesn’t mean they love being sexualized or have no qualms about it. take for example, halsey. she’s never been shy or against showing her sexuality and sensuality in her work, music, and persona. does that make it okay to objectify and sexualize her just because she does that? of course not. do you hear how you sound when you say these things? it’s very concerning. i’m sick of people wanting justifications for sexualizing artists— especially harry. if this was a woman, this argument for or against sexualization wouldn’t even exist. but since it’s harry it’s okay? i’m so tired of it.
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All of this. Also, they are not acting or trying to be grown.
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THIS THIS THIS I just love it. It’s so true. The same as “Defiling” a woman or girl when it’s your own hands so who is really the “dirty” one? Ugh, chauvinists.
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“I’m right here master.”
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There's a video/audio going around on TikTok and Insta that sings, "Corsets were not symbols of oppression they were bras 👏👏" and it is mostly shared by historical fashion enthusiasts and experts (who are nearly all female). I understand not wanting to hear that your interest or profession centers on female oppression but, like, let's look at it this way: The bra is a symbol of oppression. For women with larger chests, the right bra can be a lifesaver, but by and large, the bra is a restrictive and ill-designed piece of clothing made to give the wearer a certain desirable shape, as well as conceal the nipples, because breasts are sexualized. The most practical corset would still aim to alter the appearance of the wearer's natural body.
A garment that changes the body's natural appearance based on objectification and sexualization is a symbol of oppression.
The historical fashion community can accept this and still remain invested in it. You don't have to mask the reality of a piece of history to meet modern standards; in fact, understanding and teaching the actual reality is better for historical preservation.
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in the same way that oversexualized characters in video games aren’t actually examples of feminists dressing how they want because they aren’t real, underage characters don’t age with the passage of time like humans do because they aren’t real
it’s totally fine to make jokes like “happy birthday miku!!” or whatever, but if a character was like 8 in canon, they’re not an adult because the content came out 10 years ago. if you wouldn’t make nsfw content of them a year after the media was released, you shouldn’t be doing it 10 years after. if you were making nsfw content from the start, then you’ve just been gross for 10 years
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Marvel had to release sexualized versions of all their movies in the south because that’s the only way southerners would watch them.
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