"likes it rough'
Fluffymule · 21/06/2021 16:22
I'm not sure which board this sits on today, but this is the one I have bookmarked so I'll go with it.
ITVs Love Island is back and this years participants have been announced across the tabloids and social media.
Leaving aside the wider issue of this type of reality show and it's messaging about young women, I saw something that really made me stop in my tracks when I saw it.
It's an article dedicated to one of the girls, prominently displayed on the newspaper website with the headline ' Love Island's Shannon Singh has sex 8 times a day and 'likes it rough'. Accompanied by two large photos of her posing in underwear.
Am I alone in finding this irresponsible? Shannon is, of course, totally free to do, say and wear whatever she wants. I've no issue with that, or her. My discomfort is the media yet again casually reinforcing careless and dangerous language around women.
Surely when women have lost their lives to men using the 'she wanted it rough' defence, casual normalisation like this is irresponsible?
SirSamuelVimes · 21/06/2021 16:33
Yes had this moved?? When I originally posted this was in the sec and gender topic (I e. The new dark corner where Mumsnet have shoved feminists who don't think a person with a penis is a woman). Now it's coming up as in feminist chat.
Who moved it? Who decided?
Fluffymule · 21/06/2021 16:35
The language is so disturbing.
Messaging to men that its normal, hot young girls really want you to be rough. Go ahead.
Messaging to young women, many who aspire to the exposure and opportunities being a 'Love Islander' can bring, this is what you need to say/do/accept to be like her.
Datun · 21/06/2021 16:39
I completely agree. It's basically telling any man that reads it that all the pornography he reads is an accurate depiction of women. Eight times a fucking day? 56 times a week? Absolute bollocks.
Datun · 21/06/2021 17:03
Yes, they're marketing her. Ugh.
Lotsolove · 21/06/2021 17:19
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TheWeeDonkey · 21/06/2021 17:20
The sad thing is by the time this poor girl realises how much she's being exploited and commodified the damage will already be done.
I was listening to the FDS podcast and one f the hosts was talking about how she was a sugar baby during college and how at the time it was great having all these treats and money, but how many years of therapy she had to have after to come to terms with the trauma she experienced. It was really quite difficult to listen to as you could hear rhe pain in her voice as she discussed it.
So sad what we do and what we allow to be done to us to try to feel accepted.
MrsOvertonsWindow · 21/06/2021 17:28
Or even go to the shops
This must be something a man made up
This made me laugh. And then I realised that it's not funny at all (not criticising littl btw).
It's a grim article with a grim message. Bleurgh.
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