Scum-o-rama (Tasty privilege)
Women’s culture/positive images. There seems to be a pattern here: where an image isn’t objectifying women on its face, and where the message conveyed is supportive of women’s interests rather than obviously deleterious to women’s interests, female-positive images are often crafted as a political response to male-supremacist political positions and to patriarchy itself. None of the images we have used here so far as an example of “Women’s culture/positive images” is a positive image in its own right: these images are necessary now, but would not be necessary and would not exist outside a patriarchal context where women are fighting for our very lives, and use various media to illustrate and advance our points.
Also, many of these images are “true” in a logical sense, and some (which will be presented here in the next weeks, months and hopefully years) are literally proofs, where various truths are illustrated using Venn diagrams and are incontrovertible. Thus, we as women and feminists often experience the “truth” as a positive thing for women, even where these truths are not representative of a positive woman-centric culture but rather, the images simply aren’t lies crafted to debilitate and harm us. We are relatively happy simply not being lied to, or lied about. That’s saying something.