Ok, so let’s talk about this programme on BBC Three called ‘Snog, Marry, Avoid’. The entire premise of this show is based on judging women (and very occasionally men) on the way they look. The participants are told what percentage of the public would want to snog, marry or avoid them - oh, because of course a person’s worth and happiness is based on these facts and your appearance isn’t ok unless a large percentage of the public deem you worthy of having their mouth on yours (excuse me but this is beyond creepy). It’s also hugely contradictory given the level of slut-shaming that is casually thrown at these participants, encouraging the audience to see them in a certain way - the words ‘tart’, ‘slapper’, ‘stripper’ etc are frequently used to describe the appearance of these people in a way that serves to make a joke of them, yet they are equally encouraged to be seen as sexually desirable by the general public.
Following this ritual humiliation and body/appearance-shaming, the participant is told to remove all of their ‘fakery’ such as make-up and hair-extensions before receiving a ‘make-under’ (all of which have such charming titles as this example, in which the girl is deemed a ‘scary goth freak’). The now made-under participant has had their appearance entirely changed dictated by mainstream standards of attractiveness in a way that often (as in the pictured example) makes them extremely uncomfortable and separates them from their identity. One of the most extreme examples of this that I can recall was a trans-woman who, with her ‘fakery’ removed was made to present as a male. In this case, the people behind this god-awful piece of television not only decided how someone should present themselves but also what gender they should be assigned to.
People who say that women aren’t still judged by their appearance and that misogyny isn’t still present in our culture - here is your evidence.
I’m wearing a shirt that reads “Kill Me”.
If you saw me at a party or on the street would you promptly murder me?
What about if I had a few drinks? What if I was walking alone at night?
I’m guessing that you wouldn’t if you’re a sane individual.
The cops wouldn’t overlook your crime because of what I’m wearing because that’s silly. I wasn’t literally asking for you to kill me based on my choice of clothing. Who would take that defense seriously?
My friends wouldn’t blame me for being murdered and my killer would be behind bars almost instantly.
So, why is it okay to rape someone because they’re wearing revealing clothes? Why does THEIR choice of clothing excuse THEIR attacker?
It doesn’t. You’re silly if you think otherwise.
The less guilt on the attacker. The more guilt on victim.
Stop. Victim. Blaming.
Reblogging this again because it’s perfect.
i just puked because of how funny this was
SHE SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE ALL OF THEM WTF
Okay but really honestly she sounds just like them
i watched this on the bus.
I was sold at Julie Andrews