Among many other things that hinder female idols from getting the respect and recognition they deserve, nothing is scarier and easier to ruin someone’s career and reputation forever than a string of scandals.
What are you seeing? Above are real netizen comments for female idols whose careers are “tainted” because they decided to date, take a photo with a male celebrity, and showed their limit of what they can take. Some of these idol’s images are ruined solely on malicious and at times, baseless rumors like plastic surgery, pregnancy and bullying. These comments range from disbandment threats, sexual harrassment, and overall, just straight up misogyny.
Why should we care? The damaging effects of these comments can greatly affect an idol’s perception of themselves in a negative and unhealthy way. This can affect their performances and variety show appearances, their openness to share things to their fans, etc. They may come to realize that there’s no use of being an idol and quit, or even worse, quit living altogether.
What can we do? Supporting female idols is important. This means giving moral support to them not only during scandals, but during promotions and hiatus, giving financial support by buying their albums, and to not spread malicious rumors around, even if it’s someone we don’t necessarily fancy. Why?
Because female idols are also ladies, just like most of us are. What they feel, we probably feel on a daily basis. Rather than sending hate to them, we should come to understand, sympathize and be there for them because no one else will.
a brony called me unattractive
because i have hair on my legs
When people use Elsa not getting a prince at the end of Frozen to hate on all the other Disney princesses who fall in love
A WOMAN CAN BE STRONG WITHOUT A MAN.
A WOMAN CAN BE STRONG WITH A MAN.
LOVE DOES NOT MAKE PEOPLE WEAK.
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straight boys think girls can’t take compliments, and that’s ridiculous cause i’ve seen so many girls compliment each other, i’ve seen conversations & friendships blossom from girls complimenting each other in line, on the street, at school waiting for the bys, pretty much anywhere.
the problem is straight boys think sexual harassment & assault are compliments.
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— This is the passage in the book. Sick and morbid considering they are fucking on an altar next to the corpse of their eldest son? Yes. But 100% consensual. Fuck the show. Last week’s episode was so, so promising (written by GRRM, so there you have it), and now we’re back to regular programmed “A Game of let’s see how much sexualized violence and gratuitous orgys we can fit into an episode”. And not just the fact that they once again use rape as a plot device in the hopes (I am guessing) to make a hated female character weak and pitiful and therefore more likeable, it goes against the canon text in every conceivable way. Jaime thinks rape is despicable. Jaime would never do this. JAIME LOST HIS HAND PROTECTING HIS FRIEND FROM GETTING RAPED. This destroyed four seasons of character development. (via watercolorstain)
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