No seriously, on multiple levels that is the wrong way to alleviate her concerns. You two are dating now. You’re engaged. You had previous relationships. They are all obviously over.
Jasmine had NO human friends before she met Aladdin. So it might be understandable that she’d be surprised and might even think to feel jealous initially because SHE had no time for previous relationships.
I think what bugs me is it falls under all that “competition” garbage that girls and women have heaped on them day in and day out. Other women are competition for getting and keeping your man. This is different from what we saw in the last episode, where a villain was coming to take Jasmine away. There was no question of her affections wavering; she had no agency in that whatsoever. She was just the damsel in distress. It was about someone coming to take Aladdin’s girlfriend and doing things with Aladdin’s girlfriend that only Aladdin should be doing.
But the other woman? That could turn Aladdin’s head.
No, what’s alarming here, to me, is that Aladdin had previous relationships and apparently respects all of those women/girls so little that the first thing he thinks to do is talk shit about them so that Jasmine won’t feel threatened.
Aladdin might be an asshole.
Lots of similar talk on my dash today, so remembering this I decided it was worth another reblog.
TW for rape, assault, harassment, gender and sexuality bashing and harassment, power dynamics
A man (ModPrimate on Youtube) speaks out about Steubenville Football rape and rape culture. If you are able to watch it, it is a great video.
This guy has a good head on his shoulders.
It’s one of the most misogynist things out there.
dictating how a woman chooses to express herself sexually is misogynistic
it’s also misogynistic to assume that all women undertake a sub position
it’s also heterosexist to assume that all bdsm is heterosexual
And so does citizenship, if that’s true. So any uterus-bearer that hops the border and gets knocked up on American soil automatically has an American citizen in their body. These people might even have one in their bodies even before that, if they go to Arizona!
A screen shot from the incredible feministing community article Open Letter to Representative Trent Franks: What Caring About Women and Babies Really Looks Like by Bria Murray, which you can read right here on feministing.
This is something that needs more sharing, most definitely.
C’mon learn context, humor, and what real misogyny is. Just because you dont find something offensive doesnt mean its time for you to raise the war flag and complain about inequality. That is just as bad as trying to ban books, movies, music, etc just because it doesnt fit to ur small opinion of what u find acceptable. just like some kind of religious or political zealot.
plus on top of it Ur just victimization yourself and Reenforcing these “stereotypes” against you. If someone is actually trying to belittle you because of ur gender. brush it off ur shoulder, because u getting all huffy about it is exactly what they want, think dont act…
OH! And ladies really look at yourself and ur behavior.
Bet you’ll take that out of context too.
Telling people who are victimized by privileged persons — whether through action, media, off-color jokes, imagery — to simply “brush it off” is a weak attempt to disregard their feelings of victimization and marginalization.
Good job telling victims of misogyny that it’s up to them to react in an acceptable manner rather than telling misogynists that their behavior is what needs to change.