why are people so caught up in romanticizing the past? romanticize the future. there will be robots and slightly more equality
Fact: If there were a button I could press to make Sir Patrick Stewart a regular fake news correspondent I would never stop pressing it
most anticipated moment of the year isn’t the olympics, isn’t the oscars, or even one direction’s new album it definitely has to be………. knowing who vic mignogna will voice in the attack on titan dub
Ultimately, the main strands of feminism were borne out of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd waves.
First Wave feminism was ultimately an acknowledgment of women in the public realm. One of the major first works was by Mary Wollstonecraft’s (FRANKENSTEIN) 'A Vindication of Women's Rights' and later, J.S. Mill’s 'The Subjugation of Women'. (Probs the first male feminist, wrote ‘On Liberty’…on, well, individual liberties) This wave was the first of ‘liberal feminism’ with emphasis on the extension of basic liberal freedoms to women. This was where the suffragettes did all their suffraggettin’.
Second Wave feminism started in the 1950s and in some ways parallel to the civil right movement (and often was detrimental for WoC, being exclusive and dismissive). It was based on the idea of career roles and probs the most famous literature of the time was Simone de Beauvoir’s 'The Second Sex'.
Third Wave feminism began in the 1990s. The term was coined by Rebecca Walker, a bisexual African-American woman who sought a more inclusive feminism. And thus the concept of intersectional feminism was born. It was to, ideally, build on the failures of 2nd wave feminism to include any LGBT*, poor and/or non-white women into the movement. It focuses on contemporary issues such as the wage gap (intersecting with ethnicity) and rape culture (again, with increased focus on correlations of rape and sexual violence among WoC).
Radical feminism is a subset that ultimately talks about women-only spaces. It could also include Marxist-feminism as a critical approach to women as ‘commodities’ etc. Ultimately, it’s been historically a very small part of the movement, but obvs has been used as a political weapon by MRAs to discount the far more complex over-arching feminism(s) as a whole.
Artist Hikaru Cho Takes Part in the Amnesty International’s Global Campaign “My Body My Rights”
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
Hannibal Buress - (x)
I was thinking about making a comic about this because this is the most annoying thing.
When I was 17, I went to otakon with a (white) friend of mine. She had red, pink and white dread extensions and piercings and what not and every 5 feet we had to stop so someone could get a picture with her. She wasn’t dressed up as anyone, she was just there.
We met a (black) girl with some of the most beautiful dread extensions I’ve ever fucking seen in red, black and white dressed up as Jesse from team rocket and I kind of lost my shit because she was so cute, but I was too afraid to talk to her. While my friend was getting her 1000th picture taken, I approached her and she found out it was my first time there and wanted me to go around with her so that I didn’t feel lost.
Walking around with her for a bit was so fucking awful only because people kept saying, “It’s a ghetto Jesse.” or that she wasn’t really into that stuff because black girls don’t like pokemon.
She was seasoned by conventions to handle this talk and I felt so awful for her. I am filipina and Irish American, no one questioned me being there. But so many people assumed that because of the color of her skin that she was any less of a fan and any less unique and wonderful. How fucking dare they.
Thus is the reason the nerd culture needs to be turned inside out. So we can lose these fuckers that think that if Ramona Flowers had been black that she’d be ghetto and unfuckable.
this is an actual scene from the movie
Can we talk about how in Twilight mythology Jake was apparently in love with Bella’s egg while it was still in her ovaries? Because it’s been years and I’m still not over that.
even imaginary men in literature are genuinely so fucking disgusting
And lets not forget that SMeyer wrote Bella as being more incensed by a lame nickname than the fact that her best friend has just “imprinted” on her NEONATE daughter—who’s going to age to adulthood within a few years, and he’s gonna be “uncle Jacob”, til he’s not.
Bella, sweetie, big picture here.
SMeyer, creeper, eat glass.
the biggest problem being that Jacob kissed Bella against her will, and it was presented as romantic
that Jacob and Edward talked about forcing Bella to have an abortion and Edward offered Jacob the opportunity to have kids with her, without her even being present for this conversation, much less consenting to this, and it was presented as romantic
on top of all the times Edward dismantled Bella’s car in some way or another to prevent her from going places when he didn’t want her to
SMeyer deserves more shit for romanticizing abusive relationships throughout the entire series than for the strangeness of this once scene
well fucking said
THIS WILL NEVER NOT BE FUNNY
Aww that’s so-
Oh hey shes getting olde-
How dare you
WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS
Katniss Everdeen: Person of Color.
Character: Slim, starving, dark-skinned, black-haired teenager.
Actress: Tall, busty, curvy, blond, white 20-something.
It’s not really whitewashing. White people can have olive skin. And why are you getting a bit rusted over and actress? They choose her because mostly her acting and somewhat similarity to Katniss.
I understand people have different ideas on how she should look, but it’s a bit unfair to call it ‘white-washing’
It’s whitewashing when Hollywood wouldn’t allow PoC actresses to audition -when actresses who actually fit Katniss’s description were not included in the casting call while white actresses who didn’t fit that description were allowed to audition (JLaw is a fantastic actress but decidedly not olive-skinned.)
If you weren’t aware, the casting call for THG specified white actresses only for Katniss - that’s whitewashing, given that there are plenty of PoC who fit Katniss’s physical description a lot better than Jennifer Lawrence, who are talented actors, and were not even allowed to try out for the role. That’s why people are getting “rusted” over the choice of actress - because no PoC were allowed to try out for the role, while someone who doesn’t look anything like Katniss was. (And that’s without mentioning the fandom uproar that happened when Beetee was cast - people have no problem with Liam Hemsworth or Woody Harrelson being cast as Gale and Haymitch despite not looking the part, but there was a huge uproar when a black man was cast as Beetee, and did you even see the outright racism on Twitter where a number of people protested Rue’s casting, having missed the fact that Rue is canonically black?)
That’s why people are upset. Because the casting process was white-washed - when you don’t allow PoC to even try out for parts where the characters canonically could be PoC, you’re white-washing the movie.