Body Shaming Still Not as Catchy as Racism

By Lex June 02, 2014 @ 5:56 PM


Women are still searching for that effective slogan to build support for being mistreated. Anti-semitism is a no-brainer. At least since millions of Jews were mercilessly slaughtered, a majority of people minus Macklemore are now clear you don’t want to be labeled Anti-semitic. Racism has always been a powerful charge. Maybe people didn’t give a shit so much a hundred years ago like they should have, but in modern America, you get labeled a racist and your chances of being an elected official or an NBA owner are zero. Women continue to search for that powerful marker you can slap on somebody to make them instantly evil. They tried ‘sexist’ for a while, but it has the word ‘sex’ in it and men just found it kind of hot. ‘Gender equality’ just evokes images of a butch woman in jeans and a flannel fixing your brakes. ‘Rape culture’ has gotten a lot of play. Rape sounds horrible, it is horrible, and anybody who rapes is therefore to be despised. But it’s a legal term and can really only be applied in the very general to those men who stare at your ass in spin class. And they’re not technically rapists. They just allowing rape to occur because your ass looks decent when sweaty in Spandex. ┬áBody shaming is a new one the girls are trotting out. It’s a spin off from fat shaming that isn’t working too well because deep down people innately think fat people are lazy sandwich thieves at the office. Body shaming has a nice splash of implied small-mindedness with just a hint of rape. It just might catch on.

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