Poupak's Parisian Life in New York

I am a French-Iranian woman with a passion for comedy. I have been lucky enough to be performing all over New York since 2010. I was a TV producer and a head writer for a morning live news show in France, as well as a free lance journalist and a book editor for many years.

Now, I am a life and a career coach (member of ICF), an improviser, a writer, and a show producer. I love my life!

I am a performer at the UCB & sometimes produce shows at The PIT in New York.

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It isn’t the male gaze, dominant narratives of sexuality, or hegemonic femininity which reigns true throughout Minaj’s work. It’s her own sexual state of being. And when Nicki Minaj struts out in a string bikini or exudes her own sexuality in the middle of something otherwise empowering, it isn’t an inherent contradiction or a cause for debate. It’s simply a reflection of how many women — women who, often, feel comfortable with and empowered in their choices — are living their sexual lives. As sexual beings, we’re allowed to indulge in self-directed pursuits of pleasure without shame. We’re allowed to be frank about our own exploits. We’re feminists who fuck, and a lot of times it looks like both things happening at the exact same time.

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exgynocraticgrrl:

[Gifset text reads:

"There’s a very good sentence written by a black woman named Kay Lindsey in which she said, ‘Where the white woman is the sexual object, black women are sexual laborers.’

White womanhood has been the prevailing standard of femininity in this country [the United States of America]. If you were beautiful you had pale skin,…you had light skin, preferably light hair, you were gentle, you were retiring, you were sweet, you were chaste.

Because of our historical position as black women, most of us were slaves which means we worked as hard as any man on the plantations, then we moved into factories. Most of us were not pure because on plantations we were bought to be breeders and whores. We were not qualified for the prevailing standards of femininity, white femininity, so we were passed down.

If you are a woman who does not fit women’s standards, you’re a piece of crap. So we [black women] got none of the benefits of being a woman. They’re double-edged benefits but they are benefits: money from wealthy men, so-on and so-forth. We [black women] got all of the liabilities. As I said before, we are on the lowest rung, even in a profession like prostitution because we are valueless as black women.

So we [black women] were brought up outside the pale of femininity but we weren’t considered worth turning into useful men; because ‘What is a Black Woman?’ She’s a woman and she is also black. We weren’t as good as black men and we were useless, we weren’t good enough to be imitating white women. So we had nothing.

[Black women] were total outsiders. Which is why economically we are on the absolute bottom and psychologically, if you will, of the barrel.”]

Margo Jefferson on Some American Feminists (1980)

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This is what you were talking about earlier

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sebsational:

femfreq:

In this episode we explore the Women as Background Decoration trope which is the subset of largely insignificant non-playable female characters whose sexuality or victimhood is exploited as a way to infuse edgy, gritty or racy flavoring into game worlds. These sexually objectified female bodies are designed to function as environmental texture while titillating presumed straight male players. Sometimes they’re created to be glorified furniture but they are frequently programmed as minimally interactive sex objects to be used and abused.

Full transcript, links and resources available at FeministFrequency.com

Good to know that the video games I have never played, and have always actively rolled my eyes at, are actually terrible for many reasons.

This bit really hit home for me…

the negative effects [of sexually objectifying women] on men are just as alarming, albeit in slightly different ways. Studies have found, for example, that after having viewed sexually objectified female bodies, men in particular tend to view women as less intelligent, less competent and disturbingly express less concern for their physical well being or safety. Furthermore this perception is not limited only to sexualized women; in what is called the ‘Spill Over Effect,’ these sexist attitudes carry over to perceptions of all women, as a group, regardless of their attire, activities or professions.”

[emphasis added]

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Love TheLi.st being included in this roundup with Brooke Moreland, Jody Porowski, Monif Clarke, Binta Brown, Katie Rae & more! 

Just remember : success is defined differently depending on who you are talking to. Everyone’s priorities and definition of happiness is their own.

It’s been a while since I posted something about rape and the rape culture we live in. This article (in French) is really well written and made me angry and sad, but it ends with a note that I wanted to highlight here:

Messieurs, vous pouvez choisir de ne pas devenir des violeurs. Le sexe, c’est le contraire du droit : “Qui ne dit mot ne consent pas.” Un sourire n’est pas un oui. Une minijupe n’est pas un oui. Si elle est saoule, si elle est mineure, si elle dit non, si elle n’a pas dit oui et si vous l’attrapez par surprise, alors c’est non. C’est une absence de consentement. Et c’est un viol. Et vous pouvez décider de ne pas le faire ; et de ne pas le laisser faire.

Feminism expects a man to be ethical, emotionally present, and accountable to his values in his actions with women — as well as with other men. Feminism loves men enough to expect them to act more honorably and actually believes them capable of doing so.
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