A Soliloquy of Sorts
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Anonymous asks: that scene is from the movie fruitvale station x

Definitely need to watch it.

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onlyblackbeauty asks: Its Fruitvale station. Be warned, you will cry.

Sweet, thanks.

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lizziegoneastray:

daughterofmulan:

lizziegoneastray:

I wish people would stop comparing the Legend of Korra situation to Young Justice. It’s not the same at all. Like, I watched the first season of LoK and it… was not good. Okay? I’m sorry, it just wasn’t. Cartoon Network would have been justified in ending the series right then and there; instead,…

It’s a misunderstanding of the situation. LoK was not cancelled, it was pulled off of TV only and will be a permanently streaming show because the people who watch the series are OLDER and so stream the show. Make no mistake, LoK’s audience is much larger than Young Justice. Young Justice was still mostly a younger audience, but it relied on toy sales rather than just advertisement.

Ehh. It may have a bigger audience, but that doesn’t make it a better show. Honestly, the first season just left such a bad taste in my mouth I haven’t even tried the second and third.

BRO I don’t really care if you want to watch it or not but you are literally missing out on the awesomeness. Korra has hella big audience that has actually grown because the show is hella great. This season in particular man has been constant greatness, a perfect expansion of the Avatar world through Korra’s journey.

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What is this?

I want to see this.

(Source: danedehaan)

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On Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda album cover

On the one hand I feel like the album cover is an expression of female sexuality and it should be celebrated that a black woman is taking ownership of her body and sexuality and presenting it openly. We may see images of near-naked white women all the time and barely gawk at it. Minaj has even spoken against criticisms of her cover by arguing that these discussions wouldn’t happen if she was white, since so many white women are presented bare-ass in media and magazines all the time.

On the other hand I feel like it’s a perpetuating of the hypersexualization of the bodies of black women, even if the idea for the cover is Minaj’s herself. It seems like a familiar image of a black women exposing a near-naked body from the point of view of the male gaze, with her mouth opened, squatted, and body gyrated. Is it supposed to be a satire on the familiar position black women often have? Is she reclaiming it? I mean how are we supposed to discern what is overt hypersexualization and what is the free, autonomous presentation of black female sexuality if the two look so similar we have to argue what is one or the other? I’m not exactly sure but I’m not convinced either way….

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lizziegoneastray:

I wish people would stop comparing the Legend of Korra situation to Young Justice. It’s not the same at all. Like, I watched the first season of LoK and it… was not good. Okay? I’m sorry, it just wasn’t. Cartoon Network would have been justified in ending the series right then and there; instead,…

It’s a misunderstanding of the situation. LoK was not cancelled, it was pulled off of TV only and will be a permanently streaming show because the people who watch the series are OLDER and so stream the show. Make no mistake, LoK’s audience is much larger than Young Justice. Young Justice was still mostly a younger audience, but it relied on toy sales rather than just advertisement.

Today I attended an anti-occupation protest in Philadelphia (you can actually see my sign in the picture in the article) and of COURSE a news article about it quickly labels it an “anti-Israel” protest. Notice also how the article accused is of impeding traffic during rush hour, when there were literally police officers there who were directing the traffic. Protestors would mainly cross the street holding signs when the crosswalk was green for them cause you know, we’re not assholes.

It truly is astounding to me, how a group of people can be chanting “Occupation is a crime” and “Stop bombing children” and “Palestine will be free” is not called an anti-apartheid or anti-occupation, or anti-human rights violation protest by news outlets. Nope, instead, our animus for the liberation of an illegally occupied nation is called “anti-Israel,” not only obfuscating the TRUTH and nuances in people’s objections towards an oppressive state against a near-powerless population, but also clearly intimating that our crowd of mostly-Arab and Muslim protestors simply abhor Israel, and not the human rights violation that almost every country except the US seems to recognize.

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jc-anne:

starkidwholokidhogwarts:

cumleak:

the-unpopular-opinions:

One of these women is despised and hated for being awkward.

The other is applauded and worshipped for the exact same reason.

I know other factors come into play.

But something isn’t right there.

ones an extrovert and ones an introvert voila la différence

One had to portray a disaster of a character, one didn’t

Both were doing their jobs as actresses. One was better written.

One of them is neutral, calm, and private while the other one fits into the stereotype of being bubbly, ditzy, and loud.

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chaptervixiv:

yellowxperil:

watchingmedia:

The yellowface of “The Mikado” in your face

Remember when someone pranked a San Francisco TV station into reporting that the names of the Asiana plane crash pilots were “Captain Sum Ting Wong” and “Wi Tu Lo”?

After the station KTVU realized its mistake, it fired three producers.

But in Seattle, at least one theater plans to spend the summer guffawing about how Asian names sound like gibberish.

“The Mikado,” a comic opera, is playing at the Bagley Wright Theatre from July 11 to July 26, produced by the Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Set in the fictional Japanese town of Titipu — get it? — the opera features characters named Nanki Poo, Yum-Yum and Pish-Tush. It’s a rom-com where true love is threatened by barbaric beheadings.

All 40 Japanese characters are being played by white actors, including two Latinos. KIRO radio host Dave Ross is in the cast.

It’s yellowface, in your face.

read more: http://seattletimes.com/html/opinion/2024050056_mikadosharonpianchancolumn14xml.html

holy shit!!

We are protesting this!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/707117129324872/?notif_t=group_privacy_change

Seattle folks come together!

White theatre people, literally STOP FOR REAL, I am tired of trying to be a part of a community that doesn’t respect Asian people.

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Anonymous asks: honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

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Hey Followers: What Do You Know How to Make?

daughterofmulan:

Food? A robot? Your bed?

(Hey it would be cool if anyone else has something to add - I’m working with a youth organization on creating a play and this is part of the creation process.)

Hey Followers: What Do You Know How to Make?

Food? A robot? Your bed?