23 Sep imbobswaget:

TINA FEY AIN’T SHIT: A MASTERPOST
“I love to play strippers and to imitate them,” says Fey. “I love using that idea for comedy, but the idea of actually going there? I feel like we all need to be better than that. That industry needs to die, by all of us being a little bit better than that.” (x)
“It’s not an Oscar problem, it’s a lady problem. The problem is there are girls like Bombshell McGee out there. For every Sandra Bullock there’s a woman who got a tatoo on her forehead because she ran out of room on her labia. For every Elin Nordegren there’s a Hooters waitress who spells Jamee with two Es and a star. You could be the woman who cures cancer and you would still be up against some skank, rocking giant veiny fake boobs where the nipples point in different directions like an old Buick. Seth, the world has always been full of whores.” (x)
“But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”  Bossypants
Wow, I was going to add more to this, but I read Bossypants once I shouldn’t have to read it again. I haven’t even added all the weird racist stuff she’s said. Also, don’t even get me started on her ladies could, can be better brand of feminism. Also, remember when she let Rachel Dratch get replaced on 30 Rock because she wasn’t attractive enough yet continues to preach bout the hardships faced by women who aren’t deemed conventionally attractive. Also, this is just funny she considers it problematic for people to call blondes blonde because brunettes are referred to as brown haired so she calls blonde hair yellow. Also, did you know she is not that attractive I mean I didn’t she doesn’t talk about a a whole lot. 
TINA FEY, BASTION OF FEMINIST IDEALS EVERYONE!

I’m reblogging this original post to keep blockquotes readable. But let me link to the best comments that I’ve seen in the thread.
vidavivesinmi said:

Oh no dis hoe did not just use two women of color to reassert her internalized misogyny. Why doesnt she talk about the pressure to look white in a white-dominated media. Bitch.

Exactly!
mewlingquim22 said:

We’re really going to start doing this?  I want to be a feminist who actually enjoys some parts of pop culture.  I want to enjoy some celebrities.  Why is it that we have to alienate absolutely every single celebrity for some reason?  Tina Fey has flaws, just like Caitlin Moran and Wanda Sykes and Amy Poehler have flaws.  Funny women are going to say offensive shit sometimes, and we will call them out and make it known that it isn’t okay.  But why do we have to completely tear them apart and dissect them for all of Tumblr to gang up on them for?

My question, upon reading this, was whether “racism” counts as a “flaw” that a woman might harbor and which it’s feminism’s job to hold sacred. (The answer is, uh, no.)
alexandraerin more succinctly asked:

So, are you going to bother delineating for us what constitutes “calling them out and making it known that it isn’t okay” and what constitutes “completely tearing them apart and dissecting them for all of Tumblr to gang up on them for”? What exactly is the difference?

Which is not only a super super important question to keep in mind while we do this sort of criticism and blogging. (I, personally, am not wholesale opposed to “completely tearing [celebrities] apart and dissecting them for all of tumblr.” Theoretically, anyway.) Mostly it is a reminder of the whole “if you criticize white women, you are TEARING THEM APART” rhetoric, not to mention the whole “RACIST IS THE MEANEST THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY CALL ME” business that white people employ all the time. DON’T SAY THESE THINGS, READERS. DEAR GOD, DON’T DO IT.

imbobswaget:

TINA FEY AIN’T SHIT: A MASTERPOST

  • “I love to play strippers and to imitate them,” says Fey. “I love using that idea for comedy, but the idea of actually going there? I feel like we all need to be better than that. That industry needs to die, by all of us being a little bit better than that.” (x)
  • “It’s not an Oscar problem, it’s a lady problem. The problem is there are girls like Bombshell McGee out there. For every Sandra Bullock there’s a woman who got a tatoo on her forehead because she ran out of room on her labia. For every Elin Nordegren there’s a Hooters waitress who spells Jamee with two Es and a star. You could be the woman who cures cancer and you would still be up against some skank, rocking giant veiny fake boobs where the nipples point in different directions like an old Buick. Seth, the world has always been full of whores.” (x)
  • “But I think the first real change in women’s body image came when JLo turned it butt-style. That was the first time that having a large-scale situation in the back was part of mainstream American beauty. Girls wanted butts now. Men were free to admit that they had always enjoyed them. And then, what felt like moments later, boom—Beyoncé brought the leg meat. A back porch and thick muscular legs were now widely admired. And from that day forward, women embraced their diversity and realized that all shapes and sizes are beautiful. Ah ha ha. No. I’m totally messing with you. All Beyonce and JLo have done is add to the laundry list of attributes women must have to qualify as beautiful. Now every girl is expected to have Caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall ass, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, the arms of Michelle Obama, and doll tits. The person closest to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes.”  Bossypants

Wow, I was going to add more to this, but I read Bossypants once I shouldn’t have to read it again. I haven’t even added all the weird racist stuff she’s said. Also, don’t even get me started on her ladies could, can be better brand of feminism. Also, remember when she let Rachel Dratch get replaced on 30 Rock because she wasn’t attractive enough yet continues to preach bout the hardships faced by women who aren’t deemed conventionally attractive. Also, this is just funny she considers it problematic for people to call blondes blonde because brunettes are referred to as brown haired so she calls blonde hair yellow. Also, did you know she is not that attractive I mean I didn’t she doesn’t talk about a a whole lot. 

TINA FEY, BASTION OF FEMINIST IDEALS EVERYONE!

I’m reblogging this original post to keep blockquotes readable. But let me link to the best comments that I’ve seen in the thread.

vidavivesinmi said:

Oh no dis hoe did not just use two women of color to reassert her internalized misogyny. Why doesnt she talk about the pressure to look white in a white-dominated media. Bitch.

Exactly!

mewlingquim22 said:

We’re really going to start doing this?  I want to be a feminist who actually enjoys some parts of pop culture.  I want to enjoy some celebrities.  Why is it that we have to alienate absolutely every single celebrity for some reason?  Tina Fey has flaws, just like Caitlin Moran and Wanda Sykes and Amy Poehler have flaws.  Funny women are going to say offensive shit sometimes, and we will call them out and make it known that it isn’t okay.  But why do we have to completely tear them apart and dissect them for all of Tumblr to gang up on them for?

My question, upon reading this, was whether “racism” counts as a “flaw” that a woman might harbor and which it’s feminism’s job to hold sacred. (The answer is, uh, no.)

alexandraerin more succinctly asked:

So, are you going to bother delineating for us what constitutes “calling them out and making it known that it isn’t okay” and what constitutes “completely tearing them apart and dissecting them for all of Tumblr to gang up on them for”? What exactly is the difference?

Which is not only a super super important question to keep in mind while we do this sort of criticism and blogging. (I, personally, am not wholesale opposed to “completely tearing [celebrities] apart and dissecting them for all of tumblr.” Theoretically, anyway.) Mostly it is a reminder of the whole “if you criticize white women, you are TEARING THEM APART” rhetoric, not to mention the whole “RACIST IS THE MEANEST THING YOU COULD POSSIBLY CALL ME” business that white people employ all the time. DON’T SAY THESE THINGS, READERS. DEAR GOD, DON’T DO IT.

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