Thoughts on Gender: This video is from one of my favorite young feminists from Feminist Frequency, Anita Sarkeesian. Check out the rest of her videos on the portrayal of women and girls in movies, videos, and society in general. In this video she gives a great definition of misogyny and how it applies to Kaye West’s ‘Monster’, as it represents women as dead and fragmented corpses for the pleasure of men. In other words, that’s how the video claims men like their women: dead and in parts, but all dolled up in spiked heels and lingerie. Inappropriate, misogynistic, and repulsive, and yet he is given air time, fame, and money. And no consequences. Then we want to know why boys as young as thirteen rape girls as young as eight and eleven. Because they don’t see these girls as having value, life, meaning — just fragmented body parts than can appease their pleasure and make them feel powerful.
How about you? Can you cite any references (movies, ads, cartoons, etc.) that present the female form as fetishistic and fragmented?