goobernatorial:

isanah:

ellerhinehart:

stardust-rain:

isanah:

also, having spoken with both parents about the shitshow that is Lucy, we are all in full agreement that Luc Besson and the writers did absolutely zero research on Taiwan and that the movie is not worth our time or money.

like dad told me: they didn’t realize…

Actually I am going to support this movie.

How many movies are female lead this year? How many? Answer: not a whole lot. This bothers me!

And yes, it is important that countries aren’t whitewashed but I’m okay with fictional representation of places, even when bad misrepresentations. Mostly because I ignore it and just look at the pretty cityscapes- that’s what makes me want to visit a place- footage. (I would go to Hong Kong in a heartbeat to check out kaiju bone temples if they were real. Not to join their crazy as fuck cult.)

I’m not okay with the lack of women actors in popular culture. This movie doesn’t have to be perfect to be a stepping stone for more female actor-based movies that can pass a freaking Bechdel test.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

Good to know that you don’t care about PoC at all.

Good to know that our countries are nothing but pretty backdrops to you and not, you know, actual places and homes for some of us, including my family. I’m not OK at all with Luc Besson flagrantly misrepresenting the country my parents came from and one I have strong ties with.

And yeah, actually, I want a movie with a female lead, but we can have that without stepping on PoC (especially WoC) in the process. Why should WoC have to pay the price of seeing members of their race killed onscreen and our countries reduced to scenery just so you can have your white heroine?

Think about that for a moment. There’s ‘perfect is the enemy of good’ and then there’s white feminist garbage that shuts out and degrades WoC.

If your feminism isn’t intersectional? It’s trash.

This just in: tumblr user ellerhinehart only cares about oppression when it happens her.

"How many movies are female lead this year? How many? Answer: not a whole lot. This bothers me!"

Obviously, we are all unhappy with the lack of female leads in the industry. What you and other white feminists don’t get is that when WOC say that we don’t support the film Lucy, you hear, “We don’t care about women! We don’t care about the little representation we, as women, get!” but all we’re really saying is, “Hey, this movie is racist. This movie perpetuates really terrible stereotypes and so it’s not something we support, even though it has a female protagonist.”

"And yes, it is important that countries aren’t whitewashed but I’m okay with fictional representation of places, even when bad misrepresentations."

Are you aware that even fictional representations of places have a severe impact on the way that audiences view foreign places? Are you aware that misrepresentations are what fosters stereotypes and the pigeonholing of an entire country/region/continent? ACCURATE REPRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING.

"Mostly because I ignore it and just look at the pretty cityscapes- that’s what makes me want to visit a place- footage."

That’s actually so gross. You just openly admitted that you turn a blind eye to everything that’s wrong with this film for the sake of your own cinematic experience. Of course YOU can ignore it, you aren’t apart of the group directly affected by it! YOU get to leave the theater thinking, “Wow, that was an empowering movie! Representation!!!! I love feminism!!!!!!” But others, they aren’t as lucky. They walk out feeling crummy because YET AGAIN, the media has managed to perpetuate these disgusting, racist tropes that were born out of this Western fear of “others.” They walk out feeling betrayed by others so-called feminists, LIKE YOU, who care about women!!!!!! but not really.

Just like tumblr user isanah said, if your feminism isn’t intersectional, it’s trash. If you’re not here for women of color, then you’re not here for women at all. You don’t get to pick and choose who gets positive representation. You don’t get to decide what’s racist and what’s not because you aren’t apart of the marginalized group that has to face it every.single.day. WOC are just as unhappy as you are about not having enough female leads, but you also need to acknowledge that we are also unhappy about a predominantly white industry turning yet another foreign country into some ~*exotic*~ playground to feed its weird fascination with othering people of color.

And another thing that’s got me angry:

When someone apart of the group of people that is being misrepresented tells you that they aren’t ok with their people, country, and culture being exotified and othered, you listen to them.

When someone who has lived experiences you will never be able to know that are directly related to the thing you are discussing, you listen to them.

So, when tumblr user isanah and many other Taiwanese women tell you that this movie is disgusting and racist, guess what? YOU LISTEN TO THEM.

How dare you try to speak over the voices that matter most in this discussion. How dare you try to silence isanah and others who understand the harm that this movie is capable of inflicting.

WOC don’t need your whitewashed feminism. We never have and we never will.

(via capleesi)

aleyma:

Etruscan, Ring with winged lion, siren, and flying scarab beetle, late 6th - early 5th century BC (S)

(via rustedknees)

etharei:

thescarlettfangirl:

Okay but can I have a really lengthy, in-depth meta about Captain America and his USO girls?

Like how at first these girls are split down the middle on opinions of him… at the start, half are probably thinking this is just a job, just a gig, they’re lucky to find something this cushy during a damn war but god they’re going to have to put up with so much crap from this guy and he’ll probably be a cocky, high-maintenance diva at best or a sexist, womanizing diva at worst. And the other half is probably swooning and hoping they’ll get the chance to hop into bed with that gorgeous Greek god of a man. But the ones who flirt with him soon find he’s a stammering mess of ‘how do converse with dames?’ and soon after give up on trying to worm their way into his bunk because the guy is like a pillar of morality, won’t be budged, won’t compromise.

The girls take bets on whether he’s taken or gay, or both, to the point that it actually becomes a pool between these ladies and the stakes are pretty damn high. They could probably buy some nice war-bonds with that kind of money (snerk). So now some of the girls are probably a little bitter that they can’t be with Steve, but then one night after a show maybe some GI’s get too handsy, or maybe the Senator’s assistant tries to use his position to force one of the dancers into doing something they don’t want, or maybe some fellas got a little too drunk after the show and try their luck. But Steve’s there like some kind of avenging angel, tells the guys to back off, show some respect, no means no. When one sleazeball puts his hand up one of those red-and-white skirts without permission, he clocks the guy so hard he loses three teeth.

After that, the girls collectively just adore him. He’s usually pensive and keeps to himself, reading alone in his room instead of partying and picking up dames, even though they all know he could. He doesn’t drink (even before he knew the serum meant he couldn’t get drunk), but he does offer to escort the ladies back to their rooms after he sees first hand what they deal with on a daily basis. In return, when they see Steve being accosted by a particularly determined gal trying to get into his pants, and he really is just too much of a gentleman to give firm no and walk the hell away, they flutter around him all doting and smiles and accost him back to the hotel. He gives them that little sheepish grin and all his gratitude, and yeah, they have to admit they were completely wrong about him.

Steve Rogers in the modern day being completely supportive of all performers, being a very vocal feminist, and maybe even taking a shine to Stark’s Ironettes. Just not quite in the way Tony does (and maybe he tells Tony to be a little more respectful of his dancers… after all, they’re just trying to make a living).

 (via ifeelbetterer)

(via and-truth-be-told)

favorfire:

jean-luc-gohard:

So apparently iCloud was hacked and pretty much every female celebrity’s nudes were leaked. I’d like to remind my followers not to post them, because they’re supposed to be private, and just because some asshole leaked them doesn’t mean you should make it worse by spreading them around.

(via avyssoseleison)

in case anyone was wondering I am using the tag ‘black people’ and ‘hispanic/latino’ to remind me that when I reblog things about race/ethnicity I shouldn’t mentally lump all POC together. Still trying to shake that particular form of racism that comes with being raised to believe we were a ‘post racial’ society. Any help/advice in becoming a better ally/less racist person is appreciated. I haven’t had the time to tag my old posts and am not sure how I’ll tag other groups as they appear in my posts/reblogs. (PS confused by how I’ve heard the terms used in conversation: does hispanic/latino stand alone or would it be better to tag hispanic/latino people?)

dapperasf:

a podcast recorded with a $60 dollar mic in a harlem apartment about an openly queer radio host with a poc love interest as literally the most normal part of the show made it to be the number one most dowloaded podcast in all of america and if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit you can get out of my face

(via thelastofthetimegirls)

neverwhyonlywho:

#i love how ten or eleven would have babbled on in increasingly whimsical explanations before finally admitting they didn’t have a clue #if they ever admitted it at all they would admit it in a way that made it abundantly clear #they were still brilliant and wonderful and knew far more about the universe than anyone else could possibly #and nine is just like #nope #ain’t got shit #isn’t it gr999999 #and rose is just all up in there trying to get as much information about the situation as possible #i think the thing i love about them most is that they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to each other? #there’s a very natural and careless easy grace between them #love #it’s called love (via okayophelia)
neverwhyonlywho:

#i love how ten or eleven would have babbled on in increasingly whimsical explanations before finally admitting they didn’t have a clue #if they ever admitted it at all they would admit it in a way that made it abundantly clear #they were still brilliant and wonderful and knew far more about the universe than anyone else could possibly #and nine is just like #nope #ain’t got shit #isn’t it gr999999 #and rose is just all up in there trying to get as much information about the situation as possible #i think the thing i love about them most is that they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to each other? #there’s a very natural and careless easy grace between them #love #it’s called love (via okayophelia)
neverwhyonlywho:

#i love how ten or eleven would have babbled on in increasingly whimsical explanations before finally admitting they didn’t have a clue #if they ever admitted it at all they would admit it in a way that made it abundantly clear #they were still brilliant and wonderful and knew far more about the universe than anyone else could possibly #and nine is just like #nope #ain’t got shit #isn’t it gr999999 #and rose is just all up in there trying to get as much information about the situation as possible #i think the thing i love about them most is that they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to each other? #there’s a very natural and careless easy grace between them #love #it’s called love (via okayophelia)
neverwhyonlywho:

#i love how ten or eleven would have babbled on in increasingly whimsical explanations before finally admitting they didn’t have a clue #if they ever admitted it at all they would admit it in a way that made it abundantly clear #they were still brilliant and wonderful and knew far more about the universe than anyone else could possibly #and nine is just like #nope #ain’t got shit #isn’t it gr999999 #and rose is just all up in there trying to get as much information about the situation as possible #i think the thing i love about them most is that they don’t feel the need to prove themselves to each other? #there’s a very natural and careless easy grace between them #love #it’s called love (via okayophelia)

afro-dominicano:

dynastylnoire:

I heard his story on NPR. His mom raised him to “not see color” etc. And the cops beat  the hell out of him when they pulled him over. It took seeing him in jail beaten half to death for her to see that race matters every day.

"I thought that love would conquer all and skin color really didn’t matter. I had to learn the really hard way when they almost killed you."

(via burmeistars)

p-alindrome:

let me just say a few things about ‘all about that bass’ real quick

  1. it’s a song about body positivity and we don’t get many of those so can we just take that into consideration please
  2. i know people are kicking off about her using the phrase “skinny bitches” but she does follow it up with "no, i’m just playing i know you think you’re fat / but i’m here to tell you that / every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top"  she’s taken an insult commonly given to slim women and basically a said so what if you are skinny/skinny but you think you’re fat, YOU’RE STILL PERFECT 
  3. i’ve seen shit loads of people saying it makes them feel more confident, and slim women get a ton of media reinforcing the idea that their body is perfect anyway
  4. IT’S CATCHY AS FUCK 

(via literallyjustwhat)

skyfallat221b:

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(via aredandhiswolf)