Brave's Unconventional Heroine: What Doesn't Queer... →
ellabugabooo: nailed it, autostraddle.
I'm so tired of this "No Male Role-models in...
historicalslut: quixoticandabsurd: So tired of it. Because seriously, nobody batted an eye when I was little and walked out of the theater after seeing Toy Story proclaiming, “Woody is so cool! I want to be just like him!” Nobody cared that I was a little girl looking up to a male character. Not a single person would have been upset if I wanted a Sully toy, or if I admired Simba more than...
historicalslut: So after reading Richard Lawson’s piece on Brave, it was clear to me he missed the point of Brave. Which doesn’t really surprise me. I only have one male friend who has seen Brave and he liked it. He doesn’t get why I adore this movie and love it to pieces. He doesn’t really get why this movie is so powerful. Many of my female friends have seen it and they all have similar...
You know what I don't quite understand? Savages
How all the time I hear “[x minority] are drug-abusing blahblahblah” and yet, a movie about two marijuana growers trying to save a kidnapped girl has a white main cast, except for the bad guys (the drug cartel) who, obviously, were going to be brown. drug-dealers in every other movie are Black/Hispanic. when they’re the bad guys. but, when you want them to be the good guys,...
The Bold and the Brave →
Brave, Pixar’s 13th feature film, is indeed rather brave. Yes, it strays from the romance focus; yes, it gives us a strong female lead; yes, it questions hetero-monogamous-marriage as the happy ending. But the real derring-do comes from the fact that it is woman-centered and focused on a mother-daughter relationship. Less overtly, it also supplies a witty visual onslaught of gender as...
I loved Brave!
historicalslut: I was really impressed with the movie. I was going in with high expectations and I wasn’t disappointed. The animation was just beyond gorgeous. I also loved the score. It is worth the 10 bucks just to see it for that. I am seriously in love with Merida. She is one of my favorite princesses. I loved her relationship with her parents. My review of the movie will be under the cut. ...
Scholastic Books Sends Girls Misogynistic Message →
historicalslut: I could go on a long rant about how in 2012 we shouldn’t be seeing shit like this but I cannot since I am not surprised. I wish I could be surprised but every freaking company does it. I’m not surprised Scholastics does it. We can just add them to the list that uses gender stereotypes to sell their products.
Anonymous asked: Darius Rucker is a country singer who is African American. If you watch any video of his on youtube, you'll see awful examples of racism. One person commented, "I wish all black people were like him". Will you read some of the comments on the videos (song examples are Come Back Song and Don't Think I Don't Think About It) and write a post on it? I'd be very interested...
Anonymous asked: This isn't a question, just a comment: I love love love this tumblr. Thank you for putting this together, and I look forward to both perusing the archives and reading new posts. Also, the London 2012 Olympics commercial made me smile and cry.
Prejudice within Prejudice
I saw this video and i thought it raised a valid point. Obviously it should be used to judge feminism as a whole, but i think it is a problem for some. It is from another feminist blog: thosepeskydames and i was wondering if you were familiar with either the blog or her video on marginalization within feminism.
Anonymous asked: Thank you for your comment on that ridiculous "Love Your Body Day"- I just feel like telling you thank you because I really, really appreciate people who "get it". I had breast implant surgery less than a year ago, have since never loved my body more, never felt more confident about my own physical self, yet somehow people constantly feel entitled to put me down for it, talking...
the dopest ethiopienne: dadie-akoma:... →
dadie-akoma: thecelestialchild: can i just say how much i respect Ms. Badu for her twitter letter to wayne coyne after his “apology”?? if you didn’t know, it’s about the controversial video his band released without consulting her. it clears up a lot of shit. and it makes me think of…
Esoterica: blackamazon: lucifers—cumslut:... →
blackamazon: lucifers—cumslut: blackamazon: str8nochaser: The reason why when you tell a woman “you’re beautiful” and she denies it is because for her ENTIRE LIFE she’s been told she’s anything but… especially if she’s a woman of color. Or fat. Or differently abled. Or… hot damn, beautiful commentary relevant to all of your lives.
gatsbysfuneral asked: i'm literally screaming with laughter at this guys's blog
Lightening Dark Skin For Beauty, Money and Cancer →
jensenjaundice: Until today I’d assumed “whitewashing” (the practice of bleaching one’s skin to alter its color to a lighter and thus more appealing tone) had all but died in most parts of the modern world. Holy fuck was I wrong. This year, British Vogue’s November 2011 cover features none other than Rihanna (aka, the sexiest woman I’ve ever known) posing in one of her classic fierce stances...