Scum-o-rama (summer shoe sale!!!11!!1 ps. men hate you)

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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.

Here, the image compares the patriarchal intent and effect of female-specific shoes versus the patriarchal intent and effect of male-specific shoes.  Obviously, that intent will always be to harm women and to support men, and that is what we see here.

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