white person: racism against white people is real
white person: *explains instances of isolated racial discrimination*
me: ok but that’s not the same as-
white person: racism, noun….
I think that this topic is truly important. What do you think about it?
Rozlett just told us about this, pointing out that women face a lot of challenges going into STEM fields, something that makes it harder for women to enter these fields (either because they are told they cannot make it or they themselves think that).
So, it’s not about women’s intelligence, it’s about misogyny. I’m sure that more-female-logic won’t believe this though.
When people start their post with ‘unpopular opinion’, 90% of the time they’re about to say something shitty that upholds the status quo/current social oppression. There’s nothing radical or unpopular about saying that PoC are over-represented or that abortion should be illegal or that boys shouldn’t wear dresses. It’s regressive as fuck and your views are unfortunately backed by most people in positions of political power.
This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
fuckin incredible the rip-off version of frozen has more diversity than the original disney movie
" I don’t like how people say that they wish Disney parks’ face characters could be different races than the characters that they’re playing. White people playing POC face characters (which I know happens but it shouldn’t) and POC playing white face characters would ruin the magic for everyone because THEY WOULDNT LOOK LIKE THE CHARACTERS THEYRE SUPPOSED TO BE"
Actually children don’t give a flying fuck what race you are when you’re being a princess. DIsney face characters have outfits that are extremely recognizable and even if a POC are white princesses/face characters, the children are still able to recognize them as the character. No it won’t “ruin the magic” for them and I know this from experience. I am asian and I have cosplayed as numerous white Disney princesses and not one kid has ever expressed that I am not the character because I’m not white. Or I “ruined the magic” just because I’m asian. In fact, the only people who ever had a problem with me cosplaying as DIsney princesses because of my race are the adults.
And like you said in the confession, white people play POC face characters ALL THE TIME (most Jasmine face characters are white, Pocahontas face character sometimes are white, even Mulan is sometimes played by white people). So it doesn’t “ruin the magic” when white people play POC characters but it “ruins the magic” when POC people play white characters? there’s a little bit of double standards there.
Brace yourselves for a nice surprise, parents: One of the most in-demand toys of the holiday season is neither a princess nor a video-game warrior, but a doctor, thanks to Disney Junior’s runaway cartoon hit Doc McStuffins.
A female doctor becoming the most popular toy of the year? I am SO here for this!
The TV show is super adorable, too.
I haven’t seen the show but female doc of colour being most popular toy is definitely something I too am so here for.
It’s so cute! She fixes all her stuffed animals. And if I’m not mistaken, it’s her mom who is the doctor, not her dad. So she helps when doc needs extra help.
My niece loves the show can sing the theme song and everything.
I’m 25 years old and not ashamed to say I watch Doc McStuffins every morning and may or may not have a Doc McStuffins backpack and maybe I also own her doctor bag and her fave stuff animals…
LGBTQIAP+ characters, protagonists with disabilities, more movies with PoC (maybe a few that don’t turn their protags into animals for 90% of the film, yeah? Havent gotten that since the 90s), anything. Literally anything.
This is DISNEY we are talking about. They own…
Let’s put it this way, then, they WON’T do it because of financial risk.
There is no financial risk.
What could possibly happen, eh? They’d only make, say 8 BILLION dollars in profit in a year, rather than the near 10 BILLION they made last year?
They already have pride day in their parks. They WANT to be some LGBT ally, so they need to actually go all the way. Hiding behind this thin cowardly veneer of “but the PUBLIC is just so homophobic that it would hurt profits” is asinine and absurd.
bobs burgers is an example of how fucking funny things can be when yoU ACTUALLY UTALISE YOUR FEMALE CHARACTERS FOR COMEDY INSTEAD OF HAVING THEM STAND THERE ROLLING THEIR EYES
DO YOU SEE
animation was lovely, esp. on scenery and snow and elsa’s magic and especially especially the palace. kinda weak on facial expressions tho, noticed a lot of weaknesses during let it go. voice acting was very strong for named characters, but background characters had hella weak voice acting. the songs were good individually but the soundtrack as a whole has an unclear direction, like they didn’t know what kind of vibe they were going for. poppy? musical theatre? who knows. olaf was a pleasant surprise - comic relief in all the right places, silly but not the kind of silliness that you get sick of after three jokes. the trolls (and fixer upper, to a certain extent) felt really out of place, their character design didn’t really seem to fit with the aesthetic of the rest of the movie. that may have been on purpose, but i didn’t like it. the plot twist with hans was expertly written and handled - you wouldn’t have known unless someone had told you beforehand or if you have knowledge or a lot of experience with writing and analyzing writing. i called the “act of true love” being an act of sisterly love from about a million miles away, but it was still a nice twist on the usual true love’s kiss storyline. overall, it was a good movie, heartwarming and sweet, but it had its flaws and it didn’t really meet my super high expectations (because you can’t compare a movie to the lion king and expect me to not have astronomically high expectations)
i stand by everything i’ve said about it in the past. it was in poor taste to remove most of the female characters from the original fairytale, and even poorer taste to have an entirely white cast of characters with only a few unnamed people of color in the background. not a fan of how disney added not one, but two romantic subplots to a story that (as far as i know) did not even have one to begin with. i would have been happy with a few queer characters, but the same goes for all hetero-heavy mainstream media. i get that frozen is more loosely based on the snow queen and not a direct adaptation, but i don’t like that they changed so much of the source material and ended up with a final product that is very problematic and not even a little bit inclusive or representative of the audience it was marketed to.