john hughes is a beautiful person, pass it on
John Hughes is my hero.
BLESS JOHN HUGHES
This is the hottest thing I have ever seen
the sass in that last comment is legendary
Wow, guys who lecture women on their internalised misogyny are so boring.
^ Yeah, this makes me uncomfortable for the same reason. Everything he said is a smug reiteration of what he’s seen feminist women say, which would have been fine if he’d been addressing other men. (ie. he should have kept it at his first comment, which is directed at the male OP’s status.) But it is not ever a man’s place to tell women how to respect women’s bodily autonomy! I’m not at all surprised so many people don’t see how glaringly inappropriate this interaction is; just look at the comments girls have made on this tumblr post. Women’s standards for male behaviour are so hopelessly low that when a man says something as mundane as ‘beauty standards are bullshit’ (what this exchange basically boils down to), he’s a “beautiful person,” “legendary,” and a “hero.”
You know what kind of message other men get from that? “Hey, I should try acting like I support women’s rights, maybe I can get laid.” Men don’t support feminism out of the goodness of their hearts. If this guy really cared about smashing patriarchal beauty standards, he would be talking to his fellow men who actively create and promote them, not using his male privilege to rack up “I win” points in a condescending argument with women who weren’t interested in engaging him in the first place.
A little tip for you if you’re a guy: Feminism has a place for every apathetic, unfeminist, self-hating woman before it has one for you.
Notice that he calls her a teenager as well, which suggests not only is he lecturing a girl about something he has no business correcting her on, but he’s doing it as an adult condescending to someone who is in one of the most vulnerable times in her life in terms of suddenly being hit by misogynist messages meant to make her conform to patriarchal conditioning JUST as her body is starting to sprout all the traits society believes it has the right to control, something he can NEVER FUCKING UNDERSTAND and so has absolutely no right to presume to lecture her on.