One of the hugest misconceptions about sex..

I love this video (and Laci Green)! It is informative, educational, and entertaining. Most people I know have the misconception that female-bodied people must “pop” their cherries. However, the hymen is NOT a thin layer of skin covering the vagina, as people think. The hymen simply stretches, it does not pop or break. Re-educate yourself with Laci Green! She makes videos about sex, sexuality, relationships, and more! I hope this was informative!

What do you think? Comment below and let me know!

Photo of Laci from google images!

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“If your product was ANY good, you wouldn’t need sexism to sell it”

I am outraged by a recent Hardee’s and Carl Jr’s commercial I saw, which objectifies a woman to advertise a burger. The way I see it, if the burger is any good, why is sexism used to sell it? This is just one example of a commercial which sexualizes or objectifies a product to get people to buy it. I am disgusted! Check it out and let me know what you think!

#imsofuckingpissed

How we notice it-Sexism

First of all, what is sexism? Sexism  is a system of advantage based on sex and reinforced and maintained through a complex system of gender role conditioning that privileges males and targets females. The cultural, institutional, and individual beliefs and practices that privilege men, subordinate women, and denigrate women-identified values, roles, and femininity in general.

At the camp I went to, CLI, which focused on issues of oppression, we talked about how we see sexism play out.

How sexism plays out at school

  • In PE, usually the teachers split up the boys and the girls to play against eachother, and they assume the guys will always be better. This is sexist, not to mention it leaves out folks of other various gender identities.
  • The whistling and degrading comments in the halls we hear at schools, generally targetted towards female-identified people.

How sexism plays out in the community

  • Girls feeling unsafe outside of their home. I have personal expirience with this, once I was followed home by a man in a truck.
  • Men getting more job oppurtunity.
  • Whistling, degrading comments, and harassment towards women and trans folks.

How sexism plays out at CLI (The camp i went to)

  • Men saying comments about women’s bodies.
  • Derogatory terms like “bitch” and “slut” are used.

What YOU can do to stop sexism, in small ways:

  • When you hear someone say a word like “bitch” or “slut” tell them it is offensive! If you want more information, watch my video “Bitches and Sluts, etc”.
  • Try your best to cut sexist language out of your vocabulary.
  • Stop saying “you guys” and say “you all”!
  • Don’t listen to music that reinforces sexist beliefs.
  • If you hear someone talking about a woman, or someone of another gender identity in a degrading way, explain to them why its wrong and tell them to stop.

If you have any expiriences with sexism, e-mail me or comment below! Thanks (:

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Top 5 most SEXIST songs

The way I see it,  the majority of popular pop and hip hop songs are sexist. A lot of them degrade and sexualize women, not to mention portray them as sex objects. In this post, I want to give you a list of the top 5 songs that I think are most sexist!

1. Kill You- By: Eminem

In this song, Eminem sings lyrics such as “Bitch, Ima kill you” and “Just bend over and take it like a slut, okay ma?” According to Dr. Michael Cobb, “Sexism is imbedded in the culture we live in, and hearing rap music can spontaneously activate pre-existing awareness of sexist beliefs.” The song “Kill you” is sexist because it perpetuates violence towards women. He sings about the girl like she is nothing but a sex object and calls her names like “slut”, “bitch” and “whore”. In my opinion, Eminem is horrible! In his album “Marshall Mathers” he calls people racist, homophobic names and even threatens his mother in one of his songs.

2. Baby It’s Cold Ouside- By: Frank Loesser

Many people view this song as a cute and sweet holiday song. If you listen to the lyrics, the girl says things like ” I really can’t stay, I must go away” and he keeps saying “Baby it’s cold outside”. She even says “The answer is NO”, yet he ignores this and keeps persisting. She wants to leave, but he wants to get laid. This song perpetuates rape culture, and it is an example of a woman being pressured into something she doesn’t want. Throughout the song, she keeps trying to leave, but the man says things like “Don’t hurt my pride”. He refuses to take no for an answer and pressures the girl into staying with him. Not so romantic now that you really think about it, right?

3. Monster- By: Kanye West

The video for this song is more sexist than the actual lyrics. In the video, there are half naked, lifeless, mutilated women, wearing perfect makeup and high heels. I think the video is horrible! It seems pretty sexist to me, but what do you think? Can one eroticize  death without being sexist?

4. Under My Thumb-By: The Rolling Stones

The way I interpret this song, he is controlling her and looking down on her, for she is “under his thumb”. Some argue that this song is not sexist, but it is simply about an unhealthy relationship. Thoughts?

5. Wives and Lovers- By: Burt Bacharach & Hal David

This song has lyrics like “Hey little girl, comb your hair fix your makeup, soon he will open the door” and “Better wear something pretty..time to get ready to love”. These lyrics imply that women must do their makeup and “dress pretty” to be able to get a man. The way I see it, it also implies that all women are good for is being beautiful.

Those are my top 5! I interpret them as sexist, but of course it depends on how you look at it! I would love to hear what songs you think are sexist and why. Comment below and let me know! Thanks (: