Brute Reason

A collection of thoughts about psychology, social justice, and anything else I give a shit about. freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason

Topics: feminism / psychology / lgbtq / sex / politics / abortion / health / mental illness / language / depression / sexism / sexual assault / fashion / racism / education / social justice

my actual writing, if you're curious

The insistence on focusing on clothing above all else is yet another reminder that women in politics are suspect, to be viewed dubiously, not completely on the level. We very rarely hear reports on what men are wearing and when we do it’s because it’s outlandish, unusual, or outstandingly worth commentary; thus, a politician who suits up in overalls to inspect a factory gets some press for dressing down, just as his compatriot gets the third degree for forgetting to put his US flag pin on before attending an event. (Seriously, do politicians have reminders in their phones or something to make sure they don’t take a step without those things?)

It reduces women to lesser, unimportant beings in the world of politics. ‘Sure,’ such reports imply about their subjects. ‘It’s cute and all that you want to play politics, but you need to be reminded that you should be in the sandbox with your dollies.’

  1. nachopal reblogged this from kosovan
  2. happythoughtsandtwinkies reblogged this from thatstoomainstream
  3. thatstoomainstream reblogged this from kosovan
  4. procrastinationh0ur reblogged this from kosovan
  5. kosovan reblogged this from 6495818942196587
  6. 6495818942196587 reblogged this from pitbulled
  7. hbeing reblogged this from brutereason
  8. curvedroygbiv reblogged this from brutereason
  9. xenoid reblogged this from brutereason
  10. risquemarionette reblogged this from brutereason
  11. lilwitch reblogged this from brutereason
  12. hyperkangaroo reblogged this from brutereason
  13. nefratitti reblogged this from brutereason
  14. passiveaggressiveasiangirl reblogged this from brutereason
  15. changinghello reblogged this from brutereason
  16. merehumourist reblogged this from vivienwalcott
  17. blackfemalescientist reblogged this from brutereason
  18. bobbisboudoir reblogged this from brutereason
  19. crmsnfrn reblogged this from brutereason
  20. pulpoenelagua reblogged this from brutereason
  21. quiettangledthoughts reblogged this from brutereason
  22. likeaphoenix-stillirise reblogged this from brutereason
  23. murderous-moon reblogged this from brutereason

blog comments powered by Disqus
Ultralite Powered by Tumblr | Designed by:Doinwork