Tag Archives: objectification

The Knight/Beast Dichotomy

Trigger warning for rape.  A fascinating article at Sociology in Focus describes the male equivalent of the virgin/whore dichotomy: the protector/rapist dichotomy. Women in our society get classified as either virgins or whores– that is, as pure and perfect wife-and-mother-material … Continue reading

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I’ll Show Them All

In fiction, one often runs across villains who want to literally end the world. Destroy all humanity, wipe everything out, bam. No more people, no more civilization. As a boy, I didn’t really understand this impulse; I mean, what’s to … Continue reading

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Nice Guys Part Four: Ozy Forgets Post Titles And Noah Can’t Count

Warning: this is really long. This is what happens when you have multiple 200+ comment threads that crystallize all kinds of awesome new ideas for me. The majority of Nice Guys™ (once again, used gender-inclusively) are suffering from a common … Continue reading

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Nice Guys Part Two: Defining the Nice Guy(tm)

I think one of the biggest problems with talking about Nice Guys™ (I’m using the term gender-inclusively) is that there are several different kinds of people who fall under the Nice Guy™ umbrella. Admittedly, some forms of Nice Guy™ will … Continue reading

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Nice Guys Part One: I Was A Nice Girl

My name is Ozy, and I was a Nice Girl ™. I had tangled, unbrushed hair that fell limply to my shoulders; my skin was a pizza crust of acne; my glasses were unflattering; I wore stained and torn clothes. … Continue reading

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Disney Masculinity

This is an extremely interesting video about masculinity in Disney films.

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On Sexual Objectification

Via Feministe, we have a really startling example of misandry from some gentleman at Aggie Catholics: Something I never really wanted to post about, but feel I have to, because I don’t think that young women quite understand the problem. Yesterday … Continue reading

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