Talk to sluts online
There’s a reason that when people talk about music and other work created by female artists, they don’t just talk about the art, but also about the way the artists dress. I don’t see the same scrutiny being applied to male creators.Not many people say, for example, that a performance of masculinity by a male rap artist is problematic or offensive, yet people freely shred female artists for the way they present themselves.On the other hand, we have people who take advantage of the veneer of ‘criticism’ to spew misogyny and hatred about women.This includes people in feminist spaces who judge creators for everything from showing too much skin to not being feminist enough.
I’ve seen female creators accused of tainting or ruining the creative teams they work with, and this carries a whiff of some very old ideas about women and their supposed ability to poison and corrupt everything they touch.
That they deserve a pass on some things because they are trying to make it in a difficult industry, and that it’s antifeminist to criticize female creators at all.
Consumers should look for the intent, they argue, should consider the context, shouldn’t have such unreasonably high standards.
It often seems, quite frankly, like an excuse to bring on the hate.
As Snarky’s Machine pointed out in comments on Monday’s post, it’s very telling to see what of work and creators get passes from the feminist community, and what gets ignored or trashed.