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i just remembered another point I wanted to add to the journal entry where I discussed my problems with third wave feminism.

This is a point that was actually brought upon by the Amazing Atheist.

Even though I don't agree with how he put it, I do agree that I see this in third wave feminism.

One point he brought is the fact that many third wavers don't differentiate between objectification and attraction. I hate referencing this song, but because of their lack of clarity on what constitutes as objectification vs what constitutes as attraction, there are blurred lines.

I linked to a post that clarified it in another journal entry, but I can't be arsed to get it right now.

Now, that being said, after seeing some of the Pins on Pinterest on various Third Wave feminist boards, it appears that they have something they want.

They're almost the new conservatives in the sense where they want people to reject the fact that they find people physically attractive so they can focus on their intelligence. In other words, it almost looks like they want everyone to be sapio-sexual.

For those who don't know what Sapio-sexual means, it refers to being attracted to someone for their intelligence rather than physicality.

Now, I understand that there are sapio-sexuals and I'm not downing them if that's what they are. However, I find it highly presumptuous and annoying that third wavers want everyone to adopt a sapio-sexual attitude on relationships.

I also understand that there is more to a person than just their physicality or their intelligence, but IMHO, I think there needs to be a balance.

I think it's okay for someone to find someone attractive for both the physical and intellectual. What annoys me are the two extremes of just one or the other.

The thing that the Amazing Atheist was touching on was the fact that Third Wavers want to destroy the physical aspect of male sexuality.

What I'm talking about here is finding certain body parts on whatever sex they're attracted to to be sexy. I don't mind when a guy says a girl has nice breasts, butt, legs, etc. Just as long as he doesn't harass her or be creepy about it.

As a feminist, I think there needs to be a balance. It's okay to find someone physically attractive, but if you want something for the long run, it needs to be more than that.

It's also okay to be attracted to someone primarily for their intelligence, but don't shame yourself or other people for thinking about the physical aspect as well.

That's all I've got to say on this.
  • Mood: Sentimental
  • Watching: TMNT
  • Playing: With mah phone


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I'm LadyIronBat, just call me Lady for short. I love being here on dA looking at the different art, reading fanfiction and fan comics, and the people here are pretty cool. I hope to be a fashion designer one day.

Until then, I just practice practice practice.

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ShadowTheTimeLord Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Mutation Day! :D
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Happy Mutation Day!!
Inked-Alpha Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch hon!
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
No prob
Neko-mirichan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! Thanks for the watch! :´3 :heart::hug:
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
You're welcome!!
Sia-the-Mawile Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You want to be a fashion designer?  I want to go into graphics. Like posters and stuff  :D (Big Grin) 
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Awesome! :la:
Crackers42 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
You're welcome!
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