Twenty-four years ago today, December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine murdered fourteen women and wounded ten women. He entered École Polytechnique de Montréal with a Ruger Mini-14 and a hunting knife for the purpose of “fighting feminism” by murdering the female engineering students…
so both tom daley and maria bello have announced, in the past 24 hours, that they are in queer relationships and have been in straight relationships in the past, without actually labeling themselves as gay, but every headline is TOM DALEY COMES OUT AS GAY and MARIA BELLO IS A LESBIAN
“Jasmine is arabic/middle eastern, that is established based on place of origin actually being implied or directly stated. Tiana is a story supposedly created by Disney, so however they chose to portray her the first time is exactly what she is. Thus, Tiana is established as Black; her race has been clearly stated. Pocahantas was a real person. Her race and ethnicity are definitely established at the origin. Are you seeing a pattern here yet?
Do you know the difference in these characters and person vs Rapunzel? It’s that Rapunzel’s race/color was never stated in the original story. She is literally a pretty girl with long, fine hair. That’s it. That’s the description. You’ve always seen her as white for 2 reasons - 1) white supremacist notions of beauty and 2) white being the “default” for anything positive or neutral due to white supremacist ideals. Seriously. It’s only “tradition” for Rapunzel to be white because racism is a tradition. If the others were to be portrayed as white, it would be intentionally making them something they are not just to please white audiences who have the history of white privilege behind them. It would be erasing the identity of the characters or person. Since Rapunzel doesn’t have a race or ethnicity, as written, she can literally be portrayed as anyone beautiful with long, fine hair. She could be Latina (including Afro-Latina), African American, mixed race, Italian, Sephardic Jewish, Middle Eastern, White, Chinese, Indian, Native American, Japanese, etc. Rapunzel could be anyone! She’s been portrayed as white, now she’s taking on one of her many other possible forms.
People freaking out about this without one care about facts is proof positive of how arrogantly ignorant white supremacy is.”—(x)
The deep-rooted racism of the Capitol brings Katniss’ popularity in the Seventy-fourth Games and the Quarter Quell into chilling question. How exactly did a Seam girl garner the favor of the racist Capitol? Cinna’s skillful styling and Caesar’s vote of camera-friendly camaraderie helped, but previous Seam tributes had the benefit of Ceasar and a styling team—even if they were neither as invested nor as talented as Cinna and Portia! What did Katniss have in her favor that no other Seam tributes had?
"Peeta has made me an object of love… And there I am, blushing and confused, made… desirable by Peeta’s confession … and by all accounts, unforgettable." (THG 49) Peeta, fair-skinned, blonde, blue-eyed, merchant-class Peeta— is placed as a buffer between the Capitolites and Katniss; he is their "understood entity," a fair-skinned, broad-shouldered, well-spoken tribute who speaks their language and essentially assures them that it’s alright to support Katniss, because he—with his "pure white" (THG 124) skin — does, too. He creates an empathetic construct between the Capitol and Katniss that serves as a mediator of "Otherness" that allows the Capitol to view Katniss as desirable enough to sponsor.
Remember that intimate conversation you had with your son? The one where you said, “I love you and I need you to know that no matter how a woman dresses or acts, it is not an invitation to cat call, taunt, harass or assault her”?
Or when you told your son, “A woman’s virginity isn’t a prize and sleeping with a woman doesn’t earn you a point”?
How about the heart-to-heart where you lovingly conferred the legal knowledge that “a woman doesn’t have to be fighting you and you don’t have to be pinning her down for it to be RAPE. Intoxication means she can’t legally consent, NOT that she’s an easy score.”
Or maybe you recall sharing my personal favorite, “Your sexual experiences don’t dictate your worth just like a woman’s sexual experiences don’t dictate hers.”
Last but not least, do you remember calling your son out when you discovered he was using the word “slut” liberally? Or when you overheard him talking about some girl from school as if she were more of a conquest than a person?
I want you to consider these conversations and then ask yourself why you don’t remember them. The likely reason is because you didn’t have them. In fact, most parents haven’t had them.
WE NEED FEMINISM BECAUSE WHEN LANCE ARMSTRONG GOT CANCER AND LOST A TESTICLE IT WAS ALL ABOUT HIS HEALTH AND HOW INSPIRATIONAL HE WAS BUT WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE GETS A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY TO PREVENT HERSELF FROM GETTING CANCER, IT’S ALL ABOUT HOW SHE WON’T BE A SEX SYMBOL ANYMORE AND HOW MEN ARE OFFENDED CAUSE SHE WON’T BE AN OBJECT FOR THEM
I’m pretty sure I reblog this already but this need to be reblog again
"what music do you like?" is such a stressful question like what do you want to know??? genres?? artists?? albums??? time periods?? 25 most played?? what i’m currently listening to??? what i listen to at different times of the day?? be more specific??????
aww wow seems like you really have your life tgt gives me hope about uni ahaha! :) well there's alot i don't like abt singapore but let's not go there ahaha. basically i dont really like the culture and the people and stuff ahaha and school sucks too. i don't really have problems like bullying nd stuff but the education system is just meh like yea ahaha maybe i might get to move to US after alevels hehe! ooh and gd luck for your finals im sure you'll do great! what plans do you have for hols? :D
It’s kind of a recent development, tbh. For me, at least, uni has been everything that I ever hoped for, so I hope that the same is true for you! Aw, I’m sorry to hear that. The education system here, at least where I went to high school, isn’t fabulous either. /: It’s quite sad really. That would be nice, though I imagine that’s a huge change. Exciting stuff, though! Thank you very much. It’s appreciated. I’m all finished with Psych and WS after today, so I’m on the downhill slope now, hehe! I’m finishing up a paper now, and then I just need to study French. (: I’m going home Tuesday for a few days, then I’m going to France, which I’m very very very excited about. My dad has to go for work and he offered to take me along! Then I’ll be home for a week for Christmas, and then I’m going to Florida with the rest of my family for a week. I’m going to be busy. (: What about you?
in the interview when they asked zayn who was as equally or more mysterious than he, louis answered for him and they all start talking but if you listen you can hear zayn in the back whisper “i’m just reserved i’m not mysterious”