Here’s one clever way to fight back against double standards.
From the day they’re born women have to deal with double standards. In the office, if they’re overconfident they’re a “bitch.” Too passive? Well, then they’re a “pushover.” When it comes to expressing their sexuality, they’re either “tight” if too conservative or a “slut” if they express themselves freely.
Lindsey, the creator of Cards Against Harassment, is fighting back against men who slut-shame women for showing skin on social media. She pulled tweets from men criticizing women for showing too much skin and juxtaposed them next to shirtless photos they posted of themselves.
Her work points out another major double-standard: it’s ok for a man to go shirtless, but if a female takes off her top she’s a slut.
“Any time women, especially young women of color, do something for their own enjoyment, it becomes a target for mockery or disdain,” Lindsey told Cosmopolitan. “Most of the guys I feature on #shirtlessshamers have a ‘likes’ list FULL of porn GIFs, so their issue doesn't seem to be with women naked or half-naked, but women doing those things for themselves." She added that “the point is to critique a broader cultural double standard.”
[Insert memorable quote here] #ShirtlessShamers https://t.co/eGqwdONDQE— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1531431746.0
Neither here nor they're. #ShirtlessShamers https://t.co/jPn9KvvXUg— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1504898077.0
Are you goddamn kidding me with this??!?! #ShirtlessShamers 💀💀💀💀💀💀 https://t.co/06QFJVFjFK— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1495492406.0
...LOL ok #shirtlessshamers https://t.co/ymBji3X6JN— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1521210934.0
He's kinda putting the arse before the cart, am I right ladies? #ShirtlessShamers https://t.co/rxtY0DpqdO— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1500997802.0
Girls, what business do you have being proud and feeling successful? Cut that out IMMEDIATELY. #shirtlessshamers https://t.co/FrCe32Bejx— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1489154751.0
Ladies, you heard the man wearing jorts-more-accurately-described-as-a-jong. Find some self-respect.… https://t.co/3JyBFmdz5e— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1484336897.0
Guys will post pics literally jerking off & sitting on the toilet and lecture girls on how bad their half naked pic… https://t.co/NxnYF0NLrN— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1487254725.0
When men say they would flog women for: - nudity - sexuality - conduct they themselves engage in Believe them. Avoi… https://t.co/ZQeYauQjPK— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1484338906.0
*Deep inhale* *Deep exhale* *Deeper inhale, filling lungs* *Places index finger against lips* SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH… https://t.co/BlppHAcLCS— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1517336762.0
#ShirtlessShamers think that the only thing more offensive than women being half naked is women getting attention f… https://t.co/Fzpc8BeGXL— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1499879297.0
Roses are red, Mike Flynn had to quit, I'd rather be single than date a hypocrite. #ShirtlessShamers https://t.co/TSKLvTX1Vw— CardsAgstHarassment (@CardsAgstHarassment)1487091789.0