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Imagine the “War on Men”

A SYTYCB post.

On his nationally broadcast show, Univision America talk radio host Fernando Espuelas (sarcastically) called for a governmental regulation of the male reproductive anatomy, in response to the governmental meddling in women’s bodies. Espuelas posted the following to his Facebook and Twitter accounts: “As per my show today, I am officially proposing the 2012 Control of Testicles Act to make sure our Government has authority over a precious national resource.”  If we’re going to regulate bodies (or exercise biopower, as Foucault would put it), we should regulate ’em all right?* So taking a cue from Espuelas, let’s imagine what a War on Men would look like…

[enter movie-like hazy nightmare sequence, with the famous theme from the shower scene in Psycho playing in the background]

What if female politicians decided it was the government’s right to regulate men’s sexual lives and reproductive decisions? Imagine Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, fill in the blank, calling for a ban on condoms. Every time a condom is successfully used, it prevents sperm from fertilizing an egg,  just like those diabolical whore pills! Never mind the fact that condoms are also used to protect individuals from sexually transmitted diseases, (just like The Pill is used to regulate hormonal imbalances, irregular periods, treat ovarian cysts, and can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer). If you’re having pre-marital, non-reproductive sex, contracting STDs is a risk you take, and a consequence you should accept, you man-whore!

What if there was a ...

Hilarious “What Makes You Beautiful” Parody Takes Jab at Romney

Full Frontal Freedom, a “coalition of independent artists and media folks using our creativity to promote civic engagement” produce a hilarious, witty parody of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”  called “Disclosure,” performed by a group called Wrong Direction. The song attacks the numerous mysteries behind Romney’s finances and takes a jab at the conservative Fox News. Enjoy!

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Full Frontal Freedom, a “coalition of independent artists and media folks using our creativity to promote civic engagement” produce a hilarious, witty parody of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful”  called “Disclosure,” performed by a group called ...

From girl power to feminism

A SYTYCB entry

Through my job as a teaching assistant in a K-6 daycare, I interact with young girls on a regular basis. It is via these interactions that I have become somewhat familiar with what tween consumerist culture is looking like these days (I have heard One Direction and Taylor Swift songs enough times to make even the most devoted fan want to bang their head against the wall–multiple times.) The store/brand of choice for the overwhelming majority of the girls I work with is Justice. Something that stood out to me about this brand are the varying forms of “girl power” messages present in many of the store’s products. In their website you can find a vast array of ...

A SYTYCB entry

Through my job as a teaching assistant in a K-6 daycare, I interact with young girls on a regular basis. It is via these interactions that I have become somewhat familiar with what tween consumerist ...