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Reblogged from feministnerdgirl
there is so much unnecessary heterosexuality on tv
They are all trying to make our children heterosexual.
It’s the straight agenda.
I’m not heterophobic, but do we really need a straight couple in every TV show?
It’s so unrealistic to have more than one or two straight characters (who’ll then have to date eachother). The rule is one straight couple per show tops.
Asked by stephsantos
I agree. I am anti-body policing/body-shaming, and that includes surgery of any kind.
It’s awful to body shame people who get cosmetic surgery, because the cast majority of that vitriol is directed at women.
The system looks like this:
- Raise little girls to believe their looks are their only source of value
- Starting pre-gradeschool, bombard them with images of what the ideal women looks like: Eurocentric features, skinny build light skin, small nice, big lips, youthful tight skin, medium-large breasts, small waist, no body hair, long-legs, able-bodied, etc.
- Right when they’re entering teenagedom, hit them with a ton of advertisements displaying products meant to hide “flaws” and diminish “problem areas”; tell them their can buy their way to conventional beauty
- Show them magazines featuring photoshopped celebrities that points out their plastic surgeries, showing them how much better those people look in their “after” photos
- After finally choosing to get plastic surgery, shame those same girls for being “fake” and “shallow” and caring too much about how they look
ETA: That’s not to take away agency from women who choose to get cosmetic surgery or disempower that choice. I just think it’s important to note that nothing happens in a vacuum, and the beauty industry profits off gendered insecurity. I buy into this system in many ways. Most people do. I think we should always criticize the system, not the individual members within it (as long as they aren’t hurting anyone else.)