Dear Alex: My letter to a Male “Feminist”

Journey On by Aleta Pippin

Journey On by Aleta Pippin. Source

Over at Everyday Sexism, I came across this:

Alex 2012-09-13 18:06

Finally came out as a feminist. Now every day I get shit from my friends about it. They constantly make jokes about sexism and women to me now (I mean, they did that before, but now it’s multiplied). Maybe a while ago this would have hurt me. Now, NO FUCKS ARE GIVEN. Take your sexist, asshole selves elsewhere. I really do hope everyone who comes on this site and makes posts doesn’t put up with the sexist bullshit they deal with. PLEASE stand up for yourselves. We have to show these pricks how strong we really are!
Dear Alex,
I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you.

Nakedness isn’t activism – here’s why

Before the Caves by Helen Frankenthaler

Before the Caves by Helen Frankenthaler.  Source

There is a article in the Independent today about how page 3 of the Sun, and images of naked women in newspapers, contributes to domestic violence.

“There is an army on the other side hurtling abuse. It’s not simply about equal pay. It’s about the constant drip, drip of women being sexualised in the public space [which] has a great bearing on attitudes and domestic violence.

– Lynne Featherstone, former equalities minister for the UK

So then Dude Nation began barfing OMGCENSORSHIP in the comments and acting like taking the boobs off of page 3 would mean THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT.  So here’s my answer:

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