Feminists at Jezebel: Okay for Adult Women to Ridicule A Baby’s Appearance but Not Okay for Adult Men to Do Same to Grown Women

Feminists at Jezebel: Okay for Adult Women to Ridicule A Baby’s Appearance but Not Okay for Adult Men to Do Same to Grown Women

I am putting this in its own stand alone post; some of the following content appeared in my previous post:
(Link): Mean Moms Caught Making Fun of ‘Ugly’ Babies in Secret Facebook Group

In some areas, I am in agreement with secular feminists, but in others, no. I continued to be puzzled by their glaring double standards and hypocrisy on some issues.

I’ve written about the penchant for secular feminist hypocrisy before on this blog, such as:

(Link): Secular Feminists: It Is Okay To Be A Slut But Not Dress Slutty For Halloween or for Companies to Sell Slutty Costumes -huh? Also: Wrong for men to objectify women but okay for women to objectify men -say what?

This next link is from feminist site Jezebel, which has, in the past, decried what I refer to as “Lookism” (i.e., society telling women their value resides in their physical appearance, so that some women are judged solely on that criteria and/or develop low self esteem or eating disorders as a result).

The feminists at Jezebel are against society (advertisers etc) or men criticizing or mocking a grown woman’s appearance (For example: (Link): Will Women Ever Have the Freedom to Be Ugly? – from Jezebel), but in the following, the author and many of the post’s commentators are fine with grown women mocking the looks of babies and toddlers.

(Link): Mean Moms Caught Making Fun of ‘Ugly’ Babies in Secret Facebook Group

Excerpts:

    by TRACIE EGAN MORRISSEY

    However, the stuff on that Facebook group (which has since been deleted) didn’t seem all that bad, as far as Internet nastiness goes. Mostly, the moms were making fun of the kids’ clothes and the parents’ choice of stupid picture as their profile photo, commentary that doesn’t really have much to do with the kids at all.

    However, the stuff on that Facebook group (which has since been deleted) didn’t seem all that bad, as far as Internet nastiness goes. Mostly, the moms were making fun of the kids’ clothes and the parents’ choice of stupid picture as their profile photo, commentary that doesn’t really have much to do with the kids at all.

    And the meanest stuff was still kind of hilarious:

    [comments by the “mean mothers” on secret Facebook group:]

    Does anyone else look at some photos and think that no matter how much money you pay for an outfit, it’s not going to help your child look cute? I’m probably going to hell for saying that….

    Most of us will be there with you then

    An ugly baby thread. I have died and gone to heaven…why can’t you guys live near me so we can do this over cocktails?

    Before I address this…It…I want to point out that it makes my heart happy that you have a Mean Girls tab in your computer. Good stuff. Now, # 1 is this a he or a she…You absolutely can not fix ugly. This is a God given example of such.

    One post compared a little girl’s face to the mean boy in Toy Story, which majorly pissed off her mom, who made it a point to post that her daughter is developmentally delayed because she was born prematurely. What that has to do with anything is anybody’s guess. Maybe she was trying to garner some sympathy? Was that her way of explaining away her own daughter’s face? It’s almost like she’s admitting that her kid isn’t cute, but that there’s a reason for it, which is actually more fucked up than what the mean moms were doing.

Notice that the Jezebel blogger was rationalizing the actions of the Facebook group mothers.

Some of the Jezebel commentators:

    lethekkUTracie Egan Morrissey131L

    Are you kidding me? Why on earth did this make the news, even Fox news? Ugly babies exist. People make fun of them behind their parents’ backs. People are not 100% nice all the time. This is a normal thing. What’s next, a report about how some guy made fun of the way another guy threw a ball?

One Jezebel poster was excusing the poor actions of the mothers by pointing out bad behavior by others as justification – because people being sexist or rude towards women apparently gives all women the right to be assholes to children and babies, some of whom are disabled:

    [by] Sarah “The Pope”
    SiegelUlethekk51L

    Because it’s a chance to shit on women. Are they covering the endless disgusting shit that Redditors and 4Chan users say all day fucking long? No, but some casually catty comments about ugly babies coming from women is news.

    Ugh.

Additional comments by various Jezebel commentators below – bearing in mind this site is very much against “rape apologia” or “rapist apologists/ism.”

That is, many of the participants at Jezebel are vehemently against anyone trying to excuse of justify rape in any way shape or form, and rightly so, but I can’t help but note that a group of women who bristle at rape apologism and ‘lookism,’ when done against grown women by men or marketers, are none- the- less giggling in glee, or defending, grown women who are bashing toddlers and infants based on their looks on a Facebook page.

    Empress FoofypantsUTracie Egan Morrissey141L

    Attention new mothers: Your baby looks like a flying monkey that bit into a particularly sour lemon. Get over it.
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    moodyonceamonth

    Can I please come sit by you? You’re cracking me up!
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    anteriorcruciateUTracie
    Egan Morrissey71L

    there have been times when you’ve seen an infant and thought, “Ew.”

    Only a few? Ha.

    They are all uniformly ugly, hideous, mewling creatures and they all look the fucking same. SORRYNOTSORRY, PARENTS.
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    barelylethal: battle axe shitassUTracie Egan Morrissey1L U
    I can’t get mad over a secret facebook group. It’s not like they were a band of roving shitstirrers all over everyone else’s feed, calling their kids ugly.
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    crocutaUlethekk1L
    Hell, even their parents make fun of them sometimes. My friend was nicknamed Lardo by his parents as a baby.

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