And Now For Something Completely Different…Sex, Sexy Selfies & Sexism

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All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2016

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This rant of mine from a year ago today came up in my Facebook Memories feed today – so I re-read it.  It still had the same resonance for me – so I am sharing it again – here.

Maybe I am old or cranky or even wrong (there will be many opinions) – but I am provoked to vent a tad here. The fury about Michelle Obama not covering her head in an extremely misogynist region and a reaction I read to the song I posted here & another slut-shaming women for posting sexy selfies – all piss me off. Outside of the danger of under-age girls sending inappropriate images out to linger in the ether forever (which is dangerous & a real problem – I understand THAT) – I say – grown-up ladies – knock your fucking selves out! Michelle Obama has no obligation to respect a religious/cultural law/custom that demeans her/women – especially as folks from those cultures do not assume Western traditions when on western soil (read about the ultra-Orthodox men holding up flights by refusing to sit next to women). And if women want to post images of themselves that highlight their sexuality – so what? The argument that men get aroused or that the women are objectifying themselves – again – so what? I don’t agree but even if it were true – I still say – so what? If they want to post sexy selfies – they can. This song – is a light & superficial lady power song (this version here is SO CUTE) & I saw it criticized because someone felt it still preaches that a woman’s value is in her appeal to men. What about just wanting to feel sexy or pretty in your own skin?? When I get dressed up or wear tight clothes or whateverthefuck – I do it because I WANT TO – not because I give a fuck about some guy on the street & his opinion. It is my own opinion of myself that I struggle with – not YOUR opinion of me. Same thing when I do not wear make-up or when I wear baggy clothes. Guess what? FOR ME – not the pleasure or displeasure of men. Suggesting that women should never post sexy images of themselves because it cheapens them is just wading into the same waters that led to burkas. Sexuality is huge part of being human and sex is GOOD CLEAN FUN – not a dirty secret – & just about everybody likes to look at naked or sexy images of people. And guess what? WOMEN like to look at sexy & nude pictures of other women – whether or not they get aroused or want to fuck them. The female body is beautiful. So – if women finding power – any power – whatever way they can – even if it is in their sexuality – or even if it is in their appeal to others – even if you don’t understand how it is they feel empowered -then oh, well – that is none of your business. If you are uncomfortable with it – don’t DO it & don’t look at it – but your discomfort is your fucking problem. I am so sick of slut-shaming & fucking expecting women everywhere to conform to standards that make others comfortable. Pubic hair banned on Instagram? WTF? If you want to get worked up about something – why not focus on already-very-thin models being photoshopped to look even thinner so that your ‘tween daughters see unrealistic beauty standards everywhere & start dieting before they get their first period? Harumph! So – yeah. Let the shit storm begin.
Oh yeah – and here are four self portraits from 2008. Blow me, haters.

Here is the video I mentioned above:

All About That [Upright] Bass – Meghan Trainor Cover – Postmodern Jukebox ft. Kate Davis

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6 thoughts on “And Now For Something Completely Different…Sex, Sexy Selfies & Sexism

  1. I came across your numerous works while investigating you some after watching “In the Heat of the Night”. While I find you sexy in your pin-ups and seeing your sexy feet in the beginning of your short film, finding out your liberal side made me wanna puke.

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    • First of all – I give less than zero fucks about what you think of me. LOL!!!! Secondly – you have liberals to thank for all of the things below – so you ARE WELCOME. Oh – and fuck off.

      I thought it would be helpful to put in list form all of the accomplishments and achievements and victories of Progressives, Liberals and Democrats over the last century.

      The GI Bill
      Endangered Species Act
      Environmental Laws
      The Space Program
      The Peace Corps
      Americorps
      The Civil Rights Movement
      Earned Income Tax Credit
      Family & Medical Leave Act
      Consumer Product Safety Commission
      Americans With Disabilities Act
      Freedom of Information Act
      Women’s right to control their reproductive future
      Allowing citizens to view their own credit records
      The Internet
      Balancing the federal budget
      The Brady Bill (5-day wait on handgun purchases for background checks)
      Lobbying Disclosure Act
      “Motor-Voter” Act
      The Voting Rights Act
      Unemployment Insurance
      Medicare/Medicaid
      Food Stamps/WIC
      Social Security
      Peace between Israel and Egypt
      Peace between Israel and Jordan
      The Department of Education
      The Department of Energy
      The Department of Transportation
      The Department of Housing and Urban Development
      Labor Laws
      The Marshall Plan
      Winning World War II
      Food Safety Laws
      Workplace Safety Laws
      The Tennessee Valley Project
      The Civilian Conservation Corps
      The Securites and Exchange Commission
      Women’s Right to Vote
      Universal Public Education
      National Weather Service
      Product Labeling Laws
      Truth in Advertising Laws
      Morrill Land Grant Act
      Rural Electrification
      Public Universities
      Bank Deposit Insurance (FDIC)
      Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
      Public Broadcasting
      Supporting the establishment of Israel
      The United Nations
      NATO

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