Society has a problem with female nudity when it is not… ” —Badu pauses to get her words together; she wants this point to be very clear— “…when it is not packaged for the consumption of male entertainment. Then it becomes confusing.
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Thin privilege is the fact that here in the UK, plus size ranges start at size 16, when that is the size of the average adult woman.
If you’re average size in the UK, you’re charged more, and you have to a) choose from a tiny selection of clothes in a normal shop or b) go to a special ‘plus size’ shop.
It is because society tells us that women are objects, not subjects, that Stephen Hawkings can declare women to be “a complete mystery”, and have newspapers gleefully latch on to this, declaring women “the greatest mystery known to man”. It is a common refrain for men to bleat about not understanding women, but this is because they have simply never tried, because society has trained them to never look at life through the eyes of a woman.
written by The Objectification of Women – It Goes Much Further Than Sexy Pictures (via brute-reason)
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