I don’t feel like SH has done all that well WRT mental illness given that Jenny is yet another character whose institutionalization we should care about because they are aren’t really crazy. (Locking people who are mentally ill up is just fine.) It’s important that a Black woman is having her experiences validated,yes, but it’s still an issue.
What if Jenny was mentally ill and right about the end of days? Why not that instead?
"We’ve covered this before, but apparently it’s a gong that needs to be struck every few years: A state of implied consent exists in healthy, long-term sexual relationships. I can, for example, initiate sex with my boyfriend of 12 years in the middle of the night without shaking him until he’s wide awake and then obtaining his verbal consent. "
Actually no, this type “implied” consent is a dangerous idea.
“I want to see more girl monsters. Girl giants, girl dragons, hulks & trolls. Scylla and hydra. Girl monsters who are huge and whole. Teeth and plush fur and long muscled tails. Heads enough to see you anywhere. Gleaming green or brown. But girl monsters are usually zombies or vampires. Pale and thin, bleeding or dead. Not Lady Lazarus, not a phoenix from the ash. I want to see how you get strong without being broken first. Get strong and stay strong. Get big and bigger.”—
and just try getting any decent latin@ films streaming from netflix—they know we’re willing to pay, mm.
damn. this is so true, this is like, very much a huge pasttime in our family despite the lack of representation. i was excited just to take my great uncle benji to see After Earth and he was so happy to see little white centrality. his eyes lit up with intrigue the whole time, it was wonderful.
These statistics are very important:
Across the 100 top-grossing films of 2012, Latinos (who constitute 17 percent of the U.S.) are the most underrepresented group, with only 4.2 percent of speaking roles, according to the study.
Um excuse me African Americans hair does not grow as long as white people’s this is why this casting choice is..,
Whereas I read this book coming up, lord knows where my mother found it.
Using my eight year old logic, this made the most sense to me. If any hair is going to be climbed it’s gonna be sista’s because ours is stronger, we loc and braid it. Everybody knows a rope is a braid.
Anyway, here’s hoping ONCE gives this girl something like million feet locs.
“Women are socialized to make men feel good. We’re socialized to “let you down easy.” We’re not socialized to say a clear and direct “no.” We’re socialized to speak in hints and boost egos and let people save face. People who don’t respect the social contract (rapists, predators, assholes, pickup artists) are good at taking advantage of this. “No” is something we have to learn. “No” is something we have to earn. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to just say “no” to something, without further comment, apology, explanation, guilt, or thinking about it is one of the great rites of passage in growing up, and when you start saying it and saying it regularly the world often pushes back. And calls you names.”—The art of “no.” « CaptainAwkward.com (via ethiopienne)
Oregon’s creepy obsession and need to exoticize with 3rd/2nd world MOC she wants to rescue continues to be gross because the show manages to leave it un-addressed and frame her merely as a poser and fake-tavisit as opposed to a privileged creepy imperialist white paternalistic knight freakin sjlfh skj;dfhskjbg s gahhh :(
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
“When my boyfriend and I are holding hands in public (which forces people to assume we are a couple), we get different reactions from different types of people. When dark-skinned black men pass us on the street, they look at my boyfriend and then at me and then look back at my boyfriend with the kind of look that says: Why is she with him? And I get the same look when we pass white girls, like they’re wondering why he would be with a dark-skinned girl when he is so close to passing for white (This is especially prevalent in the winter when he hasn’t been out in the sun and becomes paler). So far we’ve only received these bold side-eyes from these two groups, but we’re not holding our breath. Who knows who will give us what looks in one or two years?
It’s interesting because I thought that since I was committed to a black guy, I would no longer have these kind of racialized encounters when it comes to being with my partner out in public. Because I already had enough of these kinds of experiences in Wisconsin–the stares, the rude comments, the gasps, etc.”—Danielle Small, Dating White Vs. Dating Light (via tokenblackconfessions)
It’s fine for men to watch shojo anime and read shojo manga like Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura.
It’s fine for men to make pornographic doujinshi of these, buy figurines, and jack off to the characters.
It’s fine for men to completely invade a Pretty Cure forum created for young girls and scare said girls away. It’s fine for these men to twist the entire fandom around themselves, its fine for them to show up to Pretty Cure events in throngs and its fine for them to frantically grab all the free handouts before any of the girls can.
It’s also fine for men to take these magical girl anime made for girls that celebrate being a girl and make them all about their pornography and which girl they most want to put their dick in. It’s fine, because theres even a cute name for them, ‘Ooki Tomodachi’ (Big Friend).
It’s fine for them to do the same with My Little Pony, of course. It’s fine that they can make the voice actors of the show uncomfortable with personal questions, its fine that they can yell out rape jokes to them at conventions, its fine that they have basically made it impossible for any of the 8 year old girls the show was made for to ever google it in public. It’s fine for them to gather in the toy stores around the pony toys and intimidate young girls. It’s fine that the whole show, created to celebrate femininity and how ‘theres no wrong way to be a girl’ is now associated with their fetishes. And its so fine that these male fans get given a cute name (‘brony’), get documentaries made about them, have newspaper article after blog post after feature talking about how they are ‘challenging gender norms’ and ‘transforming pop culture’.
But if a girl ‘trespasses’ into a male space, what happens? (Even when it isnt ‘trespassing’, in the case of Free!, in which a space was actually made for us ) We can expect such timeless classics as: degradation, ‘you’re not even a REAL fan!’ ‘I bet you dont even know ______’, all kinds of threats, and, of course, the posts you see on this blog.
This! This nails what makes me so uncomfortable about brony stuff. I don’t care if guys like “girl” things. What bothers me is how they move into a female space and take it over and make it all about their dicks, then act offended when women get uncomfortable with it. They cannot imagine a space that they can’t co-opt and make their own.
BUT they also can’t imagine women having their own space OR invading a “male” space like comic books or science fiction. Jesus fucking christ, dudes, could we women get a little fucking space?