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Nerds leave Fortress of Solitude for Playboy Mansion
Declaring a moratorium on the phrase 'sex sells'
No, sex – in all its troublesome, glorious, tragic, funny reality – can’t be sold to people who’d rather die than admit themselves to be sexual creatures.
What does sell is women’s bodies. The idea of “women’s bodies=sex” is so deeply ingrained in our culture that most people are unable to separate the two. So they go around parroting “sex sells” like fucking idiots, just because they see pornified women everywhere being used to sell shit.
Abyss2hope wrote about a feminist authors troubling position on rape in response to comments Ellie Levenson made on her guest post over at the F Word.
Oh sister, I haven't misjudged beauty pageants or Why I don't agree with India Knight
The travesty is that women in sport are so undervalued that Rachel had to fund her athletics training through beauty pageants, and some journalists feel the need to qualify her achievements by highlighting a famous sportsman uncle. Nobody valued this amazing sportswoman until she has proved herself to be beautiful, and now she has society will reward her, with cash prizes, with sponsorship deals.
This is what rape culture looks like.