Posts tagged sexism
Posts tagged sexism
Abercrombie and Fitch has decided that anyone over a size 10 jean isn’t sexy enough for their clothing line, and doesn’t want them shopping in their stores and sullying their clothes. They decided to only hire good looking people so that only good looking people will come into their store.
“It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,”
That is an actual quote from their CEO Mike Jeffries.
I know I don’t have a lot of followers but this is something that isn’t right. They’re excluding people from being able to buy their clothes and they make it seem like it isn’t okay for people to be slightly chubbier or bigger than the average “cool kid” to own their clothes. This is something that shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
I’ve seen tumblr do some amazing things, and this place would be even more amazing to me if we were somehow able to show the douchebag who runs this company that his elitist, skinny-people only attitude ISN’T okay, and that we won’t stand for it.
Another quote from the article by Jeffries:
“In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids. Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
And according to the source, Abercrombie & Fitch has no problem selling XL and XXL clothing to MEN. So this isn’t just body-shaming and dismissal of overweight people in general, but OVERWEIGHT WOMEN SPECIFICALLY, who are by Jeffries’ SUPREME judgment objectively incapable of being cool or attractive.
Mike Jeffries is one of those dicks who wants to be 25 forever even though he’s nearly 70
In all honesty, people have been trying to knock that nauseating little fuck off his sexist platform for decades. If he hasn’t got his head out of his ass yet I think it’s pretty firmly wedged in there. I’m reblogging this anyhow, because people need to know who they’re supporting if they go shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch. You really want to help this tool finance his new pool house?
I tell you what, Mike Jeffries, I’d rather bethe size of a fucking bus than have an attitude as ugly as yours. I dread to think how many young girls people like you have driven to serious health problems because they think they’re not worth anything unless they can fit into a pair of your shallow, sexist jeans. Fuck off to another planet and stay there.
im setting myself on fire goodbye
why you’re a fucking idiot:
- marie curie
- fucking cleopatra
- florence nightengale
- jk rowling
- harriet tubman
- joan of fucking arc
- catherine the great
- this list could go on forever
- anybody in third grade could name these people
- why the fuck am i even writing this list????
- oh right
- becaUSE YOU ARE
- A MORON??????
Computers? Invented solely by men? Looks like someone doesn’t know their basic history; that dude in the screencap has never even heard of ADA LOVELACE, A BRILLIANT MATHEMATICIAN LAUDED AS THE FIRST COMPUTER PROGRAMMER AND THE NAMESAKE OF ADA, A COMPUTER LANGUAGE.
Son I think you need to sit the fuck down and pay attention for a mother fuckin’ minute.
” Never been forced to die in war “; Here’s a list of American women who have died in war since 9/11 as of October ‘12. Mother fuckin’ Joan d’Arc died pretty gruesomely in war too, if you’d care to remember.
” Not capable of performing the same tasks men do “; I can’t even begin to tell you how arrogant that is. For fun, here’s a woman who was a pirate and did it better than any man ever did.
” Remember when you weren’t allowed to vote? “; Do you remember when African American men weren’t allowed to vote or own land? What is your reasoning behind that? So besides being sexist, you’re racist, too?
” Never ruled the world ” Holy shit. Have you ever heard of Cleopatra? Any of the mother fucking Queens of England? Queen Victoria was a mother fuckin’ Empress. Here’s a list of recorded women rulers.
” Never invented anything worth mentioning “; First of all, do you remember Marie Curie? Pretty damn sure at least one of your highschool classes mentioned her. How about this dandy lady, Gertrude Elion. She invented the first treatment for leukemia, treatments for herpes, gout, malaria, and some other shit for when your urethra stings when you piss.
Women are a part of the world, a part of History. Women are equal to men. If you would stop to pull your head out of your ass, you’d notice that women actually contribute a shit-ton to this world.
Make your own mother fucking sandwich you little shit.
by Robin Marty
Carolyn Jones’s heartbreaking story in the Texas Observer detailing her emotional ordeal as a victim of the new Texas mandatory ultrasound law quickly spread across the internet as the face of what real world consequences these anti-choice restrictions have on women’s lives.
It also may have gotten a Texas reporter fired.
According to the Houston Press, radio reporter Scott Braddock interviewed Jones on his show at KROI News. But when he discussed the interview and played pieces of it at a guest hosting gig on a different station, he was promptly fired.
This is a +3 embarrassment offense to Texas, as it’s symptomatic of an institutional problem in the state.
I don’t particularly care to rehash all of the garbage he spewed on Twitter yesterday, but I wanted to briefly showcase some of the most disturbing messages that Tumblr politics tag editor Alexander Ryking posted on a public forum last night. I just have one question: is this mature, professional behavior? Is this the type of person you want curating your tag content, Tumblr? Reblog if your answer is a resounding NO.
In order, here’s just what we’ve got in the screencap—he says similar things on his personal Tumblr all the time, but I thought it was important to point out that his troubled behavior is now spilling over to other media:
- calling women morons, feminazis and cunts
- equating the denial of “misandry” (a concept that is overwhelmingly rejected by everyone who understands gender politics) to denying scientific consensus
- stating that women who dislike him must have “daddy issues”
- again with the “daddy issues” thing, which IMO is the most grossly sexist part of this entire tirade
- equating women to dogs
- telling feminists to go die
This isn’t about removing him from the position of editor because of political disagreements; after all, Ryking isn’t a conservative! This is about baseless personal attacks against women specifically (although non-women who disagree with him about “feminazis” have incurred his wrath as well) and for no reason other than they identify as feminists. I cannot stress enough that these attacks take place in an internet culture where being an outspoken, visible woman online will routinely earn you death threats, sexual harassment, and acts of intimidation. Here we have someone completely oblivious to the way his words contribute to that atmosphere, and yet we’re supposed to trust him to edit the official politics tag? How can we believe that this man’s raging misogyny doesn’t spill over into that? It’s absolutely unacceptable.
Why the fuck is someone who calls women cunts allowed to be an editor on tumblr? Block him from your tumblr, send an email to tumblr. I don’t know where to send it to, so I am just going to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first time this guy attacked me I was 16 and had 200 followers. He was an adult and the editor of the politics tag.
This isn’t cool. Help us do something about it.