Saturday, November 23, 2013

Are Women Naturally Bitches, Or Is Something Else at Work?

Women can be truly shitty to each other, but then again it's more because of how our society has been constructed for women to hate each other in order to get men or get male approval than anything natural.

When I read stuff like this, I feel like I am in a time warp.

Look, the news isn't good when it comes to women supporting women. But by parading a woman—low hip-to-waist ratio or otherwise—in a purposely provocative outfit around a classroom setting (instead of, say, a bar or a nightclub where such dress might be far less out of place) the researchers in this study were creating a setup that, at best, served to pit women against one another.

Then, when the students reacted quite predictably, the researchers condemned and labeled them—the mean girls versus the slut—reinforcing gender stereotypes in the process.

Perhaps the female subjects in this study are indeed evidence of a new breed of women-hating women. Or perhaps they were simply reacting (as most people might) to a peer dressed inappropriately for a situation.

I hope most young women are way past this kind of crap.

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