Rape Culture: Live at the Academy Awards

Link to The New Yorker: "Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars' Hostile, Ugly, Sexist Night"
Link to The New Yorker: “Seth MacFarlane and the Oscars’ Hostile, Ugly, Sexist Night”

While nothing in this article shocked me -or should I say, little that was said or done last evening surprised me- I felt it should be shared as an example of how easily sexism is masked as acceptable humor in American culture. Not even nine-year-old Best Actress nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis, was spared from objectifying, sexist remarks. The things said, done, and tweeted throughout the evening build the case for how seamlessly rape culture infiltrates almost every aspect of life. Misogynistic thought has a field day on and off the red carpet and few recognize it as the verbal and psychological violence that it is.

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One thought on “Rape Culture: Live at the Academy Awards

  1. The fact this documentary didn’t win, and that no “Hollywood” personalities have come out against this issues shows that people don’t really care. But they will cry about women in other countries (not that they shouldn’t), but they don’t support women of rape in this country.
    What a disappointment, winning an Oscar could’ve help bring awareness.
    http://www.theusmarinesrape.com/HateWoman.html

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