Saturday, September 27, 2008

madonna/whore, what a bore




This one is inspired by my friends in the newly re-united band Sju Svåra År - or at least I stole the quote from them. It's the swedish translation of "I don't give a damn about my bad reputation" & of course they got it from Joan Jett.

But more important is the fact that a woman that's not afraid of expressing herself in any way, especially sexually, is still seen as a "bad woman" in societies eyes - she's a whore, a slut, a sinner & if something bad happens to her, well maybe she deserved it. It must be very confusing growing up in todays (western) world, where the girls are bombarded with images of the "perfect" female body, with the demand on being sexy, being available, to always dress & act according to the expectations of the male eye, but at the same time balance on that thin line that separates them from "loose women". Not to recognize their own sexuality & say fuck it, I like sleeping around, I like being myself in any way, because if they do they might be marked for life. It is amazing that the notion that a woman who sleeps around is a whore & a man that does the same is a stud is still such a unchallenged part of society. So, to not give a damn about one's reputation, whether it be sexually or in any other way, is one of the things that maybe should be most important in the feminist struggle today.





(Okay, so I'm a little bit stressed writing this - I will probably edit this post later, to get my point across in a better way.)

7 comments:

HELLOTIGER said...

ALLA dina broderier är sjukt snygga! Jag är helt avis! ^^

johanna said...

åh tack! så här i efterhand hade jag nog gjort lite bredare mellanrum mellan orden på det här, men är sjukt nöjd i alla fall.

fisa t. said...

som jag visste. jag förlorade BIG time. skitliv.

johanna said...

haha är din klar då? jag vill se!

fisa t. said...

nu är den klistrad på en kudde med hjälp av fållband. bara text. och taffligt påklistrad. men men. bild finns på facebook.

Lilith said...

I so agree with you !
In the same kind of thing, I have been reminded today that where a guy is fiery, a woman is melodramatic (or hysterical). Makes me grumpy and frustrated but the more you stand up to say it, the more you are considered as a drama queen ! :o(

Cross stitch ninja said...

Skitsnygga grejer du gjort på sistone! Alltid lika spännande att se vad du har för dig.

 
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