September 13th, 2012

yotsuba - WUT.

WTF, Sociological Images?!

When I saw the article titled "Gender, Power, and Chris Brown's Battered Woman Tattoo" and that the writer was Amanda Marcotte (of It's A Jungle Out There fame), I knew bullshit was coming up.

Let me make it clear: I am a passionate not-fan of Chris Brown. He is recklessly and unapologetically sexist - a privileged, ignorant asshole. But I am also a passionate non-fan of Amanda Marcotte, who is still stupidly influential. Marcotte's a renowned white feminist giving other white feminists a bad name. Her responses to folks' feedback in the comments section are fucking arrogant and shamelessly racist. I bitterly do not understand why Amanda Marcotte is still being held up as an example of Awesome Feminism. I'm so disappointed in Lisa Wade.


Update: I shouldn't be surprised, but I'm being accused of being a reverse racist now. HEADDESK.