Posts tagged: sexism
No matter how canon your ship is
No matter how much you love your non-canon slash ship (or het ship for that matter tho I see it more with slash)
There is no excuse to strip a woman of her humanity, to demonize her and gloss over the good parts in her character because ur faves aren’t bumping uglies
It’s no excuse for your bad behavior in general and it’s indicative of society’s shitty attitudes toward women in general that this all carries over into fandom because lololol if u think fandom attitudes exist in bubbles above influences from reality you are WRONG
the fact there are people who think this way makes me ill
None of this belongs in a character’s tag. Take your gross misogynistic language and beliefs elsewhere.
(Anthy and Utena are about to kiss) An interpretation of any character as 100% straight when that character is not explicitly stated to be 100% straight is no more valid than anyone’s interpretation of the character as queer.
There are many queer orientations, so “not queer” is hard to prove.
(Anthy and Utena kiss just off screen) Straight Until Proven Otherwise? A faulty and problematic approach.
Anthy and Utena used because wow does it say something about this attitude when the two lead women make out in the credits and the movie retelling yet people still claim they don’t have crushes on each other in the show.
im setting myself on fire goodbye
I made you a sandwich put it in your mouth
TELL THAT TO MOTHERFUCKING QUEEN VICTORIA AND HER HUGE ASS EMPIRE BITCH
I couldn’t hear you.
Over all the voices of amazing women.
Who could have
Reblogging this for the gender studies we’re doing in my history course.
No important discoveries of course because discovering what the sun is made of isn’t important at all OH NO.
Whaaat a douchetit fucknugget. I’d love to practice my crotch kicking skills on this dude.
my favorite part is at the end. obviously your completely truthful when you say “i am not sexist, anti-feminine, or whetever but this is brilliant”
To the surprise of precisely no one, Oz the Great and Powerful is a feminist nightmare
People assume that the Bechdel test is a direct progression from one point, two points, feminist cookie! But actually from a non-simplistic, non-reductionist viewpoint it’s more like a big ball of gender-wendery, feministy-weministy stuff…
This is a really excellent read.
3-5 years in prison
15 years in prison
Civil lawsuit and/or up to five years in prison
Potentially 35 years in prison
One year in prison
#So basically journal articles are worth more than women
“And the second reason was — during the years that I spent running Walt Disney Studios — I learned about how hard it was to find a fairy tale with a good strong male protagonist. You’ve got your Sleeping Beauties, your Cinderellas and your Alices. But a fairy tale with a male protagonist is very hard to come by. But with the origin story of the Wizard of Oz, here was a fairy tale story with a natural male protagonist. Which is why I knew that this was an idea for a movie that was genuinely worth pursuing.”
TEN MILLION YEARS DUNGEON NO TRIAL
I AM SO ANGRY I COULD SPIT FIRE OUT OF EVERY ORIFICE WHY DOES SHE HAVE BOOBS
ALSO, LION KING, HERCULES, ALADDIN, TREASURE PLANET, EL DORADO, EMPERORS NEW GROOVE, JUNGLE BOOK, PETER PAN, 101 DALMATIANS, THE FOX AND THE HOUND, BAMBI, RESCUERS DOWN UNDER, ROBIN HOOD, AN AMERICAN TALE, OLIVER AND COMPANY, ARISTOCATS, THREE AMIGOS OMG THERE ARE SO MANY WITH MALE PROTAGONISTS HOLY SHIT
ALSO, those with female protagonists WIND UP HAVING TO BE SAVED BY MALES. OKAY.
RECONDITIONIIIIIIIIIIIIING EVERYONE NEEDS RECONDITIONIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGNGGGGGNGJFNJLKJKJKS
BAUM NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE SO HE CAN STAB EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS MOVIE. He was a feminist and surrounded by women’s sufferage movement supporters (he was active in it himself!) and wrote the story with A STRONG FEMALE PROTAGONIST.
Agreed, this is ridiculous, but I do have to point out that not all female protagonists need to be saved by males. IE: Merida.
Also, she has boobs because she’s a lady.
Merida is only one of a small few, though. And I think what they meant with the boob comment was why is she being sexualized?
Exactly, and exactly. “She has boobs because she’s a lady” is not what we’re talking about here. Using that logic, Psylocke’s ass-bearing costume is cool then too, because she has an ass, because she’s a lady, right? It’s all about context. Unnecessary sexualization is gross, and continues to happen disproportionately to female characters. As if the Wicked Witch of the West needed visible cleavage to be interesting!
While some more recent Disney movies have featured strong heroines, the thing that makes us all roll our eyes is that two of the three movies that the producer mentioned in his original comment do NOT, and he held them out as an example. The real hero of Sleeping Beauty is Prince Philip; the real heroes of Cinderella are anyone but Cinderella (it does have the fairy godmother, but she’s more of a fairy deus ex machina than anything).
It’s ignorant to suggest that a tradition of passive female characters in cinematic roles is somehow over just because Merida knows how to shoot a bow and arrow. Case in point: this new movie, which features the witches falling all over themselves at the return of the prophecy-fulfilling Oz.
Baum’s books featured one strong female character after another—this was a man who married a feminist (the Cornell-educated Maud Gage Baum), who was the daughter of a the famous activist Matilda Joslyn Gage. He hung out with Susan B. Anthony, for chrissakes. It isn’t too much to ask that maybe, just maybe, adaptations of his work feature some of the things that make it so engaging in the first place.
And to the commenter who used Wicked as a justification for sexualized boob-witch: no. You are miles wide of the point on this one.
Did you read that, raging liberals of Pakistan and the West? Malala does not want the attention. She does not want to be a symbol. She does not want to lose her life because your obsession with symbolizing Muslim women into icons of resistance render damage to their very lives. If you genuinely care, try to understand the context and gravity of the situation.
And for God’s sake, stop reblogging that ridiculous comic strip that completely cartoonizes her.