so I need to talk about the part in Anaconda when Nicki is in the kitchen right now because apparently some people think that this is just another instance of women being sexualized and objectified for the benefit of the male gaze
she is not “chomping down on a banana” as the article above puts it
she is covering herself in whipped cream, dancing provocatively in a skimpy apron, and CUTTING UP A BANANA WITH A KNIFE
she is demonstrating the stereotypical scenario in which women are subservient homemakers who are only good in the kitchen and the bedroom then SLICING UP A METAPHORICAL DICK WITH A KNIFE and having the goddamn time of her life while doing it because she owns her sexuality and she will not allow men to project their sexual fantasies onto her
to view this (and the rest of the video for that matter) as anything but a deliberate “fuck you” to the male gaze is a huge mistake for anyone who believes that women should be in control of their own sexuality
Women’s colleges in the U.S. and beyond have their roots in the passionate interest of a small number of educators in providing opportunities for post-secondary study to students who were excluded from or marginalized within mainstream colleges and universities on the basis of their gender. For most of the history of higher education, women have been the sole gender category against whom exclusionary practices were named and codified.
In the 21st century, while women remain marginalized within higher education (particularly within certain fields, leadership and executive posts, and athletics), academic institutions have also come to recognize transgender and gender fluid people as similarly oppressed by cultural, economic, and political systems…
As a category of institution whose mission has been the education of students marginalized within or excluded from full participation in post-secondary and post-baccalaureate study, the education of transgender and gender fluid students seems a logical and natural fit for women’s colleges of the 21st century.
Mills College, the first all women’s college to accept transgender students
So,I saw your post about the older man touching you, you have EVERY right to tell that man to please not touch you. When I first started it would happen to me a lot and my bosses would tell me to suck it up, but if you feel violated or unsafe in ANY way, you are allowed to tell them not to touch you.