Fuck “Sexy”

I have to reblog this. There is also an implication that there is an obligation on the part of women to be “sexy” at all times. No matter how competent, capable, or kind a woman is, she is worth nothing if she is not also perceived as sexy. A woman is supposed to always be primping herself to be pleasing to the male gaze. To hell with that noise. Women are not walking pornography. We are human beings.

The Belle Jar

Sometimes I feel like I want to ban the word sexy. Like, take that shit out of the dictionary and impose a fine whenever someone uses it.

Which is pretty funny because I’m super sex-positive and I definitely want people to feel good about their bodies and secure in their sexuality, however it manifests itself.

But man am I ever fucking tired of how we use that word to shame girls and sell them on a bunch of gross patriarchal ideas about how they should be.

Take this picture, which was tweeted/posted by Floyd Mayweather and has been making the rounds over the past few days:

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Like, first of all, this is a dude who has been charged with two counts of domestic violence. Why would anybody think that what he has to say about women is even a little bit valid? I am not really down with anyone…

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