“A false accusation of rape is, indeed, a fearsome prospect. But the likelihood of being falsely accused of rape are no different from that of being falsely accused of any other crime. And women are far more likely to be raped than men are to be falsely accused. The insistence on treating the two as equally prevalent issues is ….an entitlement.”—
Uh oh, don’t ever hit Reddit with this truth bomb because the small amount of introspection that is required of the bros (who show a far greater concern for false rape accusations than for rape or sexual assault) to comprehend this irrefutable reality has never been asked of them before and they can’t take it.
I have something to ask Kim Kardashian: What the actual f***? Are you a mother or a porn star? Why did you need to do this?
I know, I know. I shouldn’t encourage anybody to give this twit clicks and I shouldn’t read stupid articles written by nitwits. But I did read it and I am still screaming. Perfectly enough, it even begins with a quote from Caitlin fucking Moran.
Is Mia Freedman actually so dumb and stuck in her super rich gross privileged ‘I got handed a magazine job when I was like 14 years old’ world that she doesn’t know that plenty of porn stars are also mothers?! I guess so. Also so dumb that she’d include a quote about burning things in the midst of the NSW fires.
Kim Kardashian looks beautiful and amazing in that photo. Mothers don’t suddenly stop being sexy or wanting to look sexy just because they’ve had children. Who put Mia ‘gross fuckhead’ Freedman in charge of deciding what is and isn’t sexy, or what is and isn’t appropriate behaviour for mothers? NOBODY, thank GOD. And what the fuck is with her mention of Kim’s sex tape?! Like, how dare you not feel bad enough about the fact that somebody stole a tape you made with your boyfriend and did this horrible thing to you by releasing it to the public, Kim!
So many people have this really scary and completely unfounded hatred of Kim Kardashian that I just don’t understand in the slightest. Can we (women especially, but really EVERYONE) stop hating other women and trying to police what they do/wear/take photos of?! When you think of all the women and girls in the world with low self esteem who hate their bodies shouldn’t we be celebrating that Kim, and any other woman, clearly likes the way she looks, and is happy enough with her body that she would post a photo like that? That is actually pretty rare, so many women hate the way they look. Kimmy 4 EVA, Mia Freedman NEVER.
I’m so sick of Mia Freedman and 99% of the internet playing the morality police and deciding what is and isn’t appropriate for Kim to do. Also just sick of Mamamia full stop.
I sometimes wonder if Freeeeedman thinks having put a few non-Size-6 models in Cosmo back in the late-’90s gives her free reign to be a complete judgmental nightmare in the 2010s?
I’d like you to remember the last time you found it difficult to give an explicit “no” to somebody in a non-sexual context. Maybe they asked you to do them a favour, or to join them for a drink. Did you speak up and say, outright, “No?” Did you apologise for your “no?” Did you qualify it and say, “Oh, I’m sorry, I can’t make it today?” If you gave an outright “no,” what privileged positions do you occupy in society, and how does your answer differ from the answers of people occupying more marginalised positions?
This form of refusal was analysed in 1999 by Kitzinger and Frith (K&F) in Just Say No? The Use of Conversation Analysis in Developing a Feminist Perspective on Sexual Refusal. Despite the seeming ambiguity in question/refusal acts like, “We were wondering if you wanted to come over Saturday for dinner,” “Well, uhh, it’d be great but we promised Carol already,” they are widely understood by the participants as straightforward refusals.
K&F conclude by saying that, “For men to claim [in a sexual context] that they do not ‘understand’ such refusals to be refusals (because, for example, they do not include the word ‘no’) is to lay claim to an astounding and implausible ignorance of normative conversational patterns.”