i bet her pictures suck; pictures of her are quite the opposite
why do you bet her pictures suck?
Because she’s a woman.
do you believe that sentiment?
One of the things I dislike about some of the more prominent voices in menswear is their cavalier attitude towards women; it’s neither right nor cool.
I feel though my hashtag “#no I’m not serious” went unnoticed and I must clarify. My comment “Because she’s a woman” should be SO absurd in your mind you don’t take it seriously and thus laugh. Because it is absurd. It’s beyond absurd. To think ANYONE is inferior at something simply based on their gender, race, etc. is ridiculous. Also, it was more of an answer to why the initial poster might think her photos suck and not my specific thoughts on the matter. I suppose it should have ended with a question mark, then.
If my comment specifically offended anyone, I’m not sorry. I make sexist, racist, ethnic, religious, and many other prejudice jokes based on stereotypes because that’s whats I think of stereotypes: they’re a joke. Trends may exist that develop these stereotypes, but actually using that trend to judge or demean someone? That’s beyond ignorant and ridiculous. It’s ridicurant. Ignorulous.
Though, I do understand how easy it is for humor/irony to be lost in translation over the internet. But, for my own sanity, I felt this clarification was necessary.
hu·mor [hyoo-mer or, often, yoo-] - noun
1. a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement:
Humor can be defined as absurdity causing amusement. Isn’t prejudice absurd?
To be honest, your tag was gone by the time this hit my dashboard, as they don’t stick with posts. And it wasn’t your attitude in particular that got me, it was youbroketheinternet’s. I’ve never found his attitude in general very pleasant, and I’ve never liked his demeanor towards women. It’s written all over this post here, how he assumes that because a woman is good on one side of the camera, her skills on the other side must be lacking.
However, I must take issue with your retort. Firstly, irony isn’t a tone that travels well over the internet. Secondly, people do treat women, and people of color, and any other marginalized group in this manner, so even mimicking these prejudices in the name of being humorous just plays into the privileged side of the conversation. If you want to make absurdist jokes about race or gender, make them so utterly absurd that no one may construe your joke as anything but a joke, and craft it so that it doesn’t undermine the position that you are trying to make. Because, frankly, even if you agree that people should be equal, if you aren’t actively taking steps to see it so in your everyday life, you’re working against them.