So, I’ve finally decided to add a reoccurring feature to the blog. As a pop culture junkie I have a tendency to explore random internet sites like Post secret, overheard in the office, passive aggressive notes and, most recently, FML.
Most of the time, these are just fun diversions from writing serious posts or from working on my lectures. However, there are times when submissions completely slap me across the face in a good or bad way. I have titled it FML FAIL because I like Alliteration but it will consist of things I’ve discovered on a multitude of sites that either are uplifting or depressing for a feminist living in this world.
So, to start it off, from FML:
Much like this other entry from FML, the issue of virginity being so fucking important for females to be considered worthy is completely damaging. All the onus is on the female. They aren’t supposed to want sex, they aren’t supposed to give it up, and if they due the male has every right to discard them as damaged goods even if he pressured her or engaged in the same sexual act. It reminds me of a part of Thomas’s section in “Yes Means Yes” when he discuses how women are referred to as “giving it up” and men are referred to as “getting some”. The very framework we use to talk abut sexuality with females involves the women losing out, or becoming less by having sex, while the act just adds to the male.