Here’s the thing. I don’t believe most men do go through life resisting the temptation to rape women, because I don’t believe all men are rapists. When men tell me that women are partly responsible for rape which men perpetrate because of xyz boring so-called heresy-rape-apology, when men use words like “temptation” as if they deserve some sort of gold medal for being strong enough and good enough not to rape a woman, I look round nervously to check that I’m not completely alone with that guy. Because rapists don’t tell you they’re rapists before they rape you, but they sometimes give you clues, by expressing their views about women and rape.
The sort of men who think women are “temptations”, rather than human beings, have the same attitudes to women as rapists do. The sort of men who believe women are partly responsible for rape because men can’t be held responsible for their own behaviour, have the same attitudes to their own behaviour as rapists do. So when men say or write stuff that makes them sound like rapists, women are justified in consigning that man to the “never be alone in the same space with” corner. Because women know that if it looks like a duck and it quacks like a duck, it might just be a duck. It might not, but women can’t afford to take the chance. So men, here’s a tip: try not to quack like a duck lest women mistake you for one.
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What the fuck? Whitewashing? It’s a danish fairy tale! You can’t just throw in diversity for the sake of it. It has to make sense, thats like if people were like “Why are there only Chinese people in Mulan?” Because it takes place in fucking China before anyone immigrated there!
…So yeah, white washing would be if they made the beautiful ethnic ladies here just white. Alot of fairytales come from mainly white countries. Disney is just trying to tell a good story. Maybe they should look more into some Arabic fairytales, maybe some African ones. But all they’re doing is staying true to stories and lands.
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I honestly don’t see how it’s “whitewashing” if the original fairytale takes place in a Nordic country where the people who live there are predominantly white. Like is it so hard to understand that white people came from Europe? And that many fairytales we know and love today came from Europe? Where white people are from???
It would only be whitewashing if you took a character like Mulan, who is obviously Chinese and comes from China and SAVED CHINA, and made her white. THAT IS WHITEWASHING.
Making a clearly European character white is not whitewashing.
OKAY PEOPLE. HOLD THE HELL UP, LET ME TELL YOU A THING.
“Alot of fairytales come from mainly white countries. Disney is just trying to tell a good story. Maybe they should look more into some Arabic fairytales, maybe some African ones. But all they’re doing is staying true to stories and lands.”
Um. The fairy tales you’re thinking of are European fairy tales—many of which have actually traveled very far by word of mouth and originally come from places like China, Africa, etc. This may come as a shock, but literally every country has its own countless beautiful, exciting fairy tales and historical anecdotes with marvelous villains and protagonists and morals. The fact that I’m even pointing this out, coupled with the fact that you obviously classify “fairy tales” as the stuff written by Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm just shows how conditioned we are to associate Disney Princesses, and perhaps princesses in general, with whiteness. As both a mixed-race woman and an avid lover of fantasy and literature, I find that both irritating and highly offensive.
“All they’re doing is staying true to stories and lands.” Staying true? Yeah, no. Firstly, Mulan’s and Pocahontas’s stories are so riddled with historical discrepancies that I’m not even going to start.
"You can’t just throw in diversity for the sake of it. It has to make sense!" Let me just say right now that if that’s your angle, then you are obviously ignorant and severely under-educated. First off, there have been people of color existing in the western world, even as monarchs and prolific historical figures, at pretty much any given time in history. Immigrants, multi-racial people, refugees…like come on, people. Come on. Not ever has every single human in Europe been white. Secondly, I’ll reiterate that the western fantasy stories everyone knows so well have already been told, retold and appropriated thousands of times, and many of them didn’t even originate in Europe. Not to mention that not everyone telling these stories over the years, growing up hearing and coming to love them, has been white. Why the hell would you not acknowledge that while creating the cast? Also, these are stories about a girl with magical hair, a girl who kisses a frog and turns him into a prince, a girl who’s half fish, etc. Why the fuck are we suddenly so concerned about these stories “making sense?” If they can take a story with Europeanized roots like Princess and the Frog and set it in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the 20’s, why not renovate or put a twist on more of them, if not just for the change of scenery? Like seriously, it’s not hard. If you refuse to equally include people of color in a FUCKING FANTASY WORLD where there are witches and magic and chamelions with human IQs on the grounds that “it doesn’t make sense for them to be there?” Then congrats, you are literally the silliest person on earth, and you’re also doing nothing but trying and failing to excuse your racism.
What I’m trying to say is, while “whitewashing” was not the appropriate term, the point I that person was probably trying to make is that, inarguably, the Disney Princesses are VERY predominantly white. About two thirds of them, actually.And just maybe people shouldn’t be so quick to shoot someone down whenever they bring up Disney’s deficit of racial diversity; instead of jumping to point out that these stories obviously take place in Europe, so of course these characters are predominantly white, you should actually take a moment to ask why Disney chooses to repeatedly focus predominantly on Eurocentric fairy tales, Western World settings, and white protagonists, and what effect that has on children.
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Perfection. And I swear to gods if anyone offers aloe or neosporin for that burn I might actually have to put you in time out.
I fucking love the way this movie portrayed anxiety and anxiety attacks (though not necessarily the way other characters reacted to them ((namely the child)) but that’s another story)
tell me anxiety isn’t a big deal when Tony fucking Stark thought he’d been poisoned the first time he had an attack
I actually loved the other characters’ reactions— PARTICULARLY the kid— because they were so painfully realistic. Tony was treated as fragile, broken, or his panic attacks were seen (in the kid’s case) as AMUSING. Meanwhile, the audience is sitting there wanting to punch every last person who doesn’t GET IT in the face.
Because it’s not just the anxiety itself that’s scary, it’s having people you thought you could trust letting you down.
So many people I work with (rich, beautiful actors ugh) were PISSED that he had anxiety issues. Their thing was “WHAT- HE’S IRON MAN. THERE WAS NO REASON WHY HE NEEDED TO HAVE ‘MENTAL PROBLEMS’ ” … to which I was like “hi…as someone with severe ‘MENTAL PROBLEMS’ I found it QUITE relevant and reassuring that someone like Iron Man has anxiety. Sure he made some DAMN stupid decisions, but you will shut your whore mouth RIGHT goddamn now and check your fucking usage of the term ‘MENTAL ISSUES’ ” . Lets just say I got quite a few apologies that day.
WHOA…the owner of that living room must be REALLY tall or just REALLY wanted a place to put a mirror ;) in other news- pretty christmas living room… my house will never be that organized ;)
why do old people read the bible so much
i asked the old guy standing in front of me at the post office and he said “it’s because we’re cramming for finals”
A few weeks ago I did a wonderful “Trash the Dress” Princess Neptune shoot with my favorite photographer Christa J Newman at a small beach in MA! I made this dress to wear to a Senior prom in high school almost 10 years ago. The dress was probably the third major sewing project I’d ever done, has no seam finishes, and some wonky construction. It’s not really wearable for conventions. Instead of just throwing it away I thought a more appropriate send of would be a photoshoot in the ocean!
I had a lot of fun doing this shoot. The water was freezing and my wig got covered in salt water and kelp! I had so much sand and crap all over me when I was done I stripped off the dress and threw it right in the trash! No regrets!
best clock ever
I laughed WAY harder at this than I should have
The person we’re moving in with has this on their wall…I nearly died ;)
NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg is a self proclaimed crafter. A week ago she made a stuffed dinosaur from scraps on the space station. The little T-rex is made form the lining of Russian food containers and the toy is stuffed with scraps from an old T-shirt. While many toys have flown into space, this is the first produced in space.
Have you ever stood in a line for WIC? PREGNANT WOMEN WILL WAIT AS LONG AS SIX HOURS with noisy toddlers to get their coupons for free proteins like cheese and dry beans. DRY BEANS. They can’t otherwise afford this necessary food to meet their monthly protein requirement to have healthy babies.
Do people honestly have any idea what sort of a problem food is in this country and how many children don’t have regular access to healthy meals? Do they know how many pregnant women don’t get the proper nutrition?
Fuck you Republicans.
I’m not even tagging these posts “politics.” This is basic humanity; it’s not me being a liberal—it’s me being a decent human and these congresstwits being INHUMAN.
When I tried to explain this to my friend in Canada she assumed I was making this up, because no one could be that cartoonishly evil.
Im on WIC as well as the woman I baby sit f or who has a 6 month old. I use their food to keep my milk supply up so its not as big of a deal but she needs it for formula and solids.Formula is $20 (sometimes more sometimes a smidge less) a can. Thats what most babies LIVE OFF OF. These families NEED this shit. Im giving her all the solid food I have that my son cant eat.
WIC is for pregnant women and children 5 and under. Its fucking milk, peanut butter, non-flavored cereal (cheerios), cheese, bread, eggs and dry beans. ITS SO IMPORTANT.
When I first got on wic I was scared, hungry and pregnant. We had lost our home, my husband lost his job and we were STARVING. There was literally nothing to eat and they helped us get to a food bank for the day, got us in to a class where they were giving out grocery gift cards and set us up with some checks. i wouldnt have eaten if it werent for WIC.
They are fucking monsters.
WIC is one of the few things that saved my family from the streets/starvation and Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck ANYONE trying to excuse this shit
My 18 month old nephew was born with zero kidney function.
They put stints into his tiny body to help improve that.
He still only has one working kidney and that’s only 70%.
Because of this he nurses or is drinking something almost constantly, and he still needs a special formula to get proper nutrition.
This formula costs $120 a JAR. He needs a jar a WEEK.
WIC will only give my sister checks for this formula, they don’t get any of the normal WIC checks, just this formula my baby nephew NEEDS TO LIVE.
Now he won’t even get THAT.
the wic struggle hits so close to home for me. hopefully i can get more hours/better job to help cover the expenses of having a baby cousin in the house
I’m still laughing
To the knitters out there, crochet will make your lives better :)
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