me in Wonder Party
i’m honestly one of those people that are just there like yeah i have friends and people talk to me but i’m nobody’s favorite person and nobody looks forward to talking to me everyday or anything and it sucks
remember when i promised i would stop posting harlem shake videos?
that was before this changed my life
Okay so, ever since Yahoo went and bought Tumblr they’ve been having these new ads that aren’t just on the side, but actually invade your timeline.
You can see what they are by the $ in the upper right corner.
So one of the things I’ve always loved about tumblr is that I felt it was a place safe from sexism. Something that was NOT sold on sex — a place where being a feminist is acceptable, because we as a community stand together.
…And then I saw this.
VH1 selling some bullshit television show on MY timeline with nothing but women dancing around dripping wet in bikinis.
People, this is exactly what I come on Tumblr to AVOID.
What the FUCK!
This is NOT ACCEPTABLE.
While I am a feminist and would normally agree with you, I believe I have to point out that these women probably desire to be in bikinis dancing around for whatever thing VH1 has. I am also sure they are being paid handsomely and that’s something they may enjoy too. I mean, look at me, I desire to be a lingerie model and I would have no problem earning money that way. Why? Mostly because it’s my choice. I do it for me and I don’t really care if someone were to think that me showing off a little more skin and being sexy was bad feminism. I have no doubt these women feel the same. They more likely than not signed a contract saying these clips/images would be used in advertising. They are most likely 100% aware that these ads are being used in this way. Assuming that the ads exist, I’m assuming there were no qualms between the models and VH1.
I understand your concern, I really do, but honestly sex does sell, but why is that something that’s shameful? No woman should feel ashamed of their bodies, especially when it’s their choice to be scantily clad. If it is geared towards the appropriate audience, then they don’t have a reason to be ridiculed.
Don’t feed the shame. They should not have to feel guilty for being sexy. Respect a woman’s choice. It’s not their fault if someone views it in a disgusting, perverted way.