Just discovered Emily Graslie and her biology videos, because of this wonderful gem:
Aside from the fact that we look like long lost sisters, I love this video because it is both sobering and awesome. How far have we really come as a society if we’re still not talking about the hatred and objectification of women in STEM and other industries?
Just yesterday I watched another YouTube video of a heavily made up, adorable chick singing a cover song on a mandolin. She finishes my blowing a kiss to the camera. The ogling comments came from mostly men, typing one-handed. It didn’t matter that her cover was mediocre. I also recently read an article (by a psychologist) who proposed that slut-shaming from other women stems from a resentment over the fact that, when sexuality is the main currency of control in gender relations and therefore power relations, some women “give it away” too easily (see cover song gal) thereby ceding that control and devaluing their primary means of cultural capital. Which makes the other women [who just want to sing a song because they like singing or make a biology video because they're great biologists] subject to the same scrutiny – and expectations of performed provocation – as the women who chose to sexualize, to whatever extent, their performances because it boosts their views.
These are all unsorted thoughts. But those were the things I was thinking when I watched this, aside from the very obvious WOW WE REALLY LOOK ALIKE thought.