Frozen in the hood
how is this the hood. that is clearly a suburbian neighborhood. likeeeeeee can we stop with the casual racism?
For real damn smh
She’s probably studied dance for years and is enjoying the snow, but since she’s black…. yah know she MUST be hood.
God Forbid her name be Rasheeda Jackson. SMH they’ll be making fun all day.
this is how we know “ghetto” and “hood” are synonymous with blackness for white people, no matter what economic class we’re actually in; you will look at us the same way no matter what, so fuck respectability politics and trying to “polite” our way into civil rights
for the fucking comments
By the way, this “ghetto” girl has a name; it’s Allie.
Allie is clearly a talented dancer
anonymous asked: What is Lucy and why is it racist?
lucy is a movie, coming out this summer in 2014. here’s the trailer for it.
anonymous asked: can you please explain how lucy is racist - i’m not saying it isn’t, i just havent seen the film yet or heard anything about it being racist. I was really excited to see it because it’s an action film with a female lead without an unnecessary love interest motivation…
lovely anon, i was so excited about the movie too. i love scarlet and it looked really amazing (apart from that stupid 10% brain thing, i don’t really like that trope) but then i started to realize how racist this movie is. we’ve only seen a trailer, couple of minutes and there are so many racist undertones.
this really says it.
people really see this movie “Lucy” as a step in the right direction to more representation because somehow it’s revolutionary to have a white person as the (anti)hero killing people of color? People really think that one has to see the whole movie in it’s entirety to say that it’s shit? Other than swapping a white man for a white woman, it’s the same shit of invoking negative tropes and cliches against Asian men in modern movies that we’ve been seeing in the past couple of years since the Red Dawn remake. (source)
because, lets be honest, it’s true. i am all in for female lead in super heroes, and i am not the one who is angry because she’s not a POC. the way everyone else is portrayed, the way how it still hold onto those stupid tropes of asian/POCs as villains just disgusts me. maybe its even worse for me because i’m asian i dont even know.
the upcoming movie lucy will feature the age-old racist narrative of pure white woman (scarlet johansson) being violated by scary, brown men. and the new white feminist trope of women gaining their power by violently eliminating brown men. who needs the white male savior when we now have white female saviors, taking it into their own hands to save their whiteness from all that non-whiteness. so radical. (source)
feminism, hell yes. only white feminism? no. i am not here to see white female saviors kicking POCs ass, who look like they’re really poorly written. did someone who was involved with this movie even made effort?
let’s have a look in this picture. we see the white female lead and the asian antagonist. we see chinese writing in the background.
I just asked a family member to translate this. They came back with “Keep Clean. Apple, scallop & ginger, orange, tomato, grape” (source)
can this be even more ridiculous? just make your fucking research guys. do they think it looks fancy to have chinese writing on the wall? because its not??? its stupid and it makes me angry and/or wants to laugh.
Okay but why the fuck is this movie set in Asia, filled with Asian villains, with a white female protag? Yes, wow, the lead’s a woman, fantastic, but apart from that it’s not really any different from the other movies made in a long history of having white people kicking the shit out of exclusively Asian villains.
Really, seriously. I just want to know why they had to set it in Asia with a white woman lead. Why not set the damn movie in the US if they want a big name yt actress that badly? Or, why not just cast a Taiwanese actress if they want it to be set in Asia that bad?
Or maybe not do those things to avoid another Orientalist shitshow because those are exactly the thematic cues they’re going for with a vulnerable white woman being abused by morally corrupt Asian men. OH BUT FEMINIST SUBVERSION! THE VULNERABLE WHITE WOMAN KILLS THEM ALL INSTEAD, YEAHHHH GO FEMINISM!
Meanwhile Asian cultures continue to be portrayed as backwards, Asian men continue to be portrayed as vile predators, but hey go feminism right? Nevermind that Asian women get thrown under the bus with this too. (source)
i agree on this so much. just dont motherfucking make that movie in taiwan? and then we have all those white “feminist” who are like: “okay, this movie is amazing, has a female lead in a action/superhero movie and u all still find something to complain about, just shut up”
no. i dont care that she’s a woman if it’s racist. just because you have a female lead doesn’t make the movie amazing. and it sure doesn’t excuse the fact how racist it is. if you really are a feminist, you should know, that feminism not only includes white women. it includes POC women. feminism includes so many more than just that. don’t call yourself a feminist if you can ignore all these things and still watch this movie because *yay female lead*.
what is even worse is this scene:
white woman literally kills an asian guy because he can’t speak english. LITERALLY. how should i feel as an asian woman? this guy could be so many other people i know in real life who can’t speak english. i could imagine it be my father or other people i know. but no, it’s okay, because she’s a woman. because it looks badass.
she isn’t even in the USA or any other english- speaking state. bUt nO OF COURSE YOU ALL HAVE TO SPEAK ENGLISH. not everything revolves about you. SHE’S the one who is in a foreign country, she should be the one adapting to it and not the other way round. i dont go to USA and shoot people because they can’t speak vietnamese.
that’s just fucking stupid why even.
for once i’d like to be able to post a trailer for a movie i’m interested in because of the female lead without feeling like a sack of shit afterward because someone needed to take a minute and really dissect every scene in the trailer just to outline how offensive it is. (…) we’re taking baby steps here, people. (…) so can’t we just take a minute to sit back and support an actress we like while enjoying an action film? /not sourcing this one because i am not an ass/
how can i enjoy a movie when i am offended.
how do you suppose to want me enjoy a movie when my people are thrown back down so you all can have your female lead
people say that this might take a step. that having this movie will open the doors for WOC. are you serious? do you want us to always be on the second array? do we have to sit quietly back and be all happy that you finally have a movie so we “might have one later too”?
That last part sums up white feminists (and many white gay dudes, etc.) so well. “Okay, yeah, your basic humanity is being denied, but can’t you just be happy for us right now?!”
ALL OF THIS! because my appreciation for the trailer completely collapsed as soon as I realised it was “white woman is prey to men of color” and then “white person killing a bunch of people of color”
See…and my first thoughts watching the trailer without reading any of this thread was 1. “Why are all the asian men the aggressors?” 2. “Why is there Chinese writing on that wall?” 3. “Why did she kill the guy cus he couldn’t speak english?”
And I’m not really seeing how this is “baby steps”/progress. The plot is basically Salt with a different A-list actress. Oh, and Limitless. Not new. Not refreshing.
This is why I fucks with you Yvette. (x)
For extra win, here’s her response to random disgruntled white woman #52:
“It’s 2014, not 1960 get over it already.” -#52
“What horrible price are white people currently paying Melissa Hammersley? Are their wages or chance of career advancement affected? Do their children lack opportunities? Is it impossible for them to get a fair trial or equal jail time for the same crime? What has been SO hard for white people since Slavery times that black folks should allow them the right to use the N-word freely? I’m baffled.
I’m sorry you, in particular, are struggling so hard with the idea that its use is NEVER acceptable by caucasians in particular but I have now completely tired of your contributions on this topic on MY page. Feel free to continue raging against the unjust treatment of blacks towards whites and the “get over it-ness” of it all on YOUR page. God bless.” - Yvette
Young women are having difficulty accessing tubal ligation, despite it being a relatively safe (death rate is 1-2 per 100,000) and elective surgery.
There is a waiting period of 30 days for women seeking tubal ligation, yet no waiting period for men seeking vasectomies.
Young women are often discriminated against when seeking sterilization. Many doctors ask offensive questions (“What if you met a billionaire who wanted to have kids with you?”), state categorically that their patients are too young to consider the surgery, and generally act as though, as one woman who tried unsuccessfully to be sterilized at the age of 21 in the U.K. put it, ”just because I was a woman, I’d reach a point where an urge to breed would overcome all rational thought.” (Perhaps unsurprisingly, that woman’s 25-year-old husband faced no such presumptions when he asked his doctor for a vasectomy. The procedure was quickly approved.)
Say that at 18 I slap down enough money so I could have my whole body covered head-to-toe in tattoos, piercings all over myself, a mountain of cigarettes, plastic surgery, and plan to have like 20 babies… but if I try at all to safely make it impossible for me to breed for the sake of my health suddenly its like WOAH THERE SLOW DOWN MISSY YOU’RE NOT READY FOR THIS KIND OF COMMITMENT YET
I have stage III Endometriosis, which means I have to get my uterus removed because I literally have terrible cramps ALL THE TIME and not just when I’m on my period. Now, I’ve always said I don’t want any children for personal reasons and I don’t need my uterus, really. I am not worried about that surgery and I don’t feel any kind of nostalgia over an organ I won’t ever use.
The thing is, my doctor is a ‘man’. This ‘man’ told me I had to get pregnant right now before it’s too late. I told him I didn’t want to get pregnant and explained the multiple reasons but what, do you ask, did my doctor have to say about this? 'Well, better have a kid now because just imagine how depressing it must be being a thirty-something woman without children and a husband?'
I was diagnosed a year ago. I should have gone through surgery six months ago and I still can’t find a doctor that will perform the surgery without trying to force me to have children first. Basically, if you’re a woman you don’t have a say in what can and cannot be done to your body without a shitload of people getting in the way AND I’M FUCKING SICK OF IT.
Women are getting non-consensually sterilized in prison but no doctors in my area while tie my tubes at 24 because I might regret it? Fuck you, doctors. I have more purpose in life than dropping babies. Some of those women in prison are probably great moms and I have no interest in parenting. Let us have a say!
A dear friend of mine wanted to have her tubes tied. She was about to give birth to twins and the doctors wouldn’t consent because she wasn’t 21 yet. She had already had children and they still refused to let her have the procedure.
My friend got a vasectomy a week after asking his doctor for one, no problem. He was 25.
Me? I’ve asked 4 different doctors for some kind of permanent sterilisation—tubal ligation or Essure or whatever—and I get a pat on the head and a “You’d regret it if you did.”
Oh, DIDN’T REALIZE YOU HAD A DIRECT LINE TO MY BRAIN.
On the flip side, as a vagina-having person who had her tubes tied at the age of 26 (after having 4 children, however):
MY HUSBAND HAD TO SIGN A CONSENT FORM IN ORDER FOR ME TO HAVE THE PROCEDURE DONE.
How many times have we heard stories about husbands having vasectomies behind their wives backs and never telling them, letting those wives wallow in guilt and misery, thinking it’s their fault that they can’t get pregnant?
And yet I had had to get my husband’s permission to have my tubes tied.
(Obviously this was a decision we’d talked about extensively beforehand, so it’s not like he was about to say no, but we both couldn’t believe the fucking audacity of the hospital, asking HIS permission for ME to do something with MY body. In fact, he said as much to the nurse that brought in the forms.)
I am 36. I’m single, I don’t have kids and I don’t want kids.
I also had horrendous, frequent periods. When I went to the gynaecologist, she recommended that we try a Mirena. I let her know that I’d had menorrhagia on a previous form of low-dose, oestrogen-only birth control (implanon), and that I was apprehensive that it wouldn’t work.
She said “Well, after that you’re out of options.”
I was incredibly upset. I was willing to try, but what if it didn’t work? Was I literally condemned to a life where I’m bleeding and in pain more often than not and I just have to put up with it?
I rang my parents. My Mum listened to me and said “That doesn’t sound right” and put my Dad (who’s a doctor, and a qualified obstetrician/gynaecologist) on the phone.
Apparently I was not out of options and she shouldn’t have said I was. The next option is a surgical D & C to see if that fixed it, and if that didn’t work, an ablation, which would have left me permanently infertile. If that didn’t work, a hysterectomy (although Dad warned me that I should do what I could to avoid the hysterectomy, it comes with a horde of other side effects.)
I don’t know whether it was fear, I don’t know whether it’s because I was a public patient. I don’t know what it was. But the gynae was so scared of female infertility that she wouldn’t even give me information about treatment options. I had to ask my father.
(FYI, the Mirena worked and I had a shouting row with the gynaecologist where I accused her of having her objectivity and medical judgement biased by the religion of her employers.)
I’m so lucky that my doctor is almost “pushing” sterilization on me. He’s super supportive and knows that I’m done having kids, but still don’t have anything permanent planned.
If you want to hear a horrifying tidbit about trying to get your tubes tied as a single mother on welfare read Random Family because I s2g anyone who sees a 21 year old mother of 4 with her babydaddy in jail, without a car, without a job, trying to get moving before he gets out, and says “no you don’t want to do this, you’re going to regret it, I promise, come back for a second consultation please” is an asshole.
This is still some paternalistic bullshit. A disgusting method to try to control access and use of the vagina.
In case someone ever asks you why affirmative action programs are still so important and relevant to this day. Put together by one of my favorite sites, Colorlines.
if u think trans women aren’t female then you’re wrong and unfollow me
I legit had people unfollow me for this haha
Dirty secret: there are plenty of gay misogynists. »
which is why you can’t tell the difference between a gay man’s depiction of lesbians and a hetero man’s depiction of lesbians in so many cases.
Not as much of a secret: racism is RAMPANT among white gays.
Dirty secret: there are a lot more…
Okay. I’m a lesbian. Shut the fuck up.
You aren’t providing sources either and you have the gall to call him out on the same? The fact that so many lesbian depictions of gay men match that of a straight woman, which is to say, gay men are mincing accessories, doesn’t bother you as well?
This isn’t an issue about women. Are there gay misogynists? Sure, but it isn’t rampant, nor is it a basic mindset. Unless you want to admit that misandry is rampant in the lesbian community, kindly take your dishonest, biased ass out.
You need to stop looking for misogyny and oppression everywhere you go. Most gay men don’t fucking hate you. They just don’t want to stick it in you, nor feel any need to humor you because you have a vagina.
i said there are plenty of gay misogynists. that’s obvious. have you ever listened to gay men on television talk about women? I never said there were a certain number. i never said there were more gay misogynists than hetero misogynists. so i said something that’s 1) obvious and 2) doesn’t require statistical proof.
i never said “most gay men” anything.
I never said “rampant” in reference to gay misogynists… i said “plenty”. the words mean different things.
"shut the fuck up"
also, read better.
Plenty implies there is a significant amount. So what it comes down to is your annecdotal evidence.
So if you are posting about there being ‘some’ misogynistic men out there, why? What is the point? To point out that gay men can be misogynstic? I’m pretty sure most people are aware they CAN be. It is a possibility they can be.
Are you simply trying to point out that gay men can be misogynistic? Because anyone can be misogynistic. Why are you pointing out gay men in particular in this case?
This isn’t a dirty secret. Tumblr makes it extremely clear that they think gay men can be misogynistic, right down to excluding women from gay bars or refusing to have sex with a vagina.
Your post comes off like you’re trying to generalize just to point out, for the millionth time, that gay men have the potential to be biased against women.
plenty only implies there are enough to take notice, to make a claim.
posting some sources a second time:
source 1 ”The Myth of the Fag Hag and Dirty Secrets of the Gay Male Subculture”
source 2 ” Gay Male Misogyny Goes Viral: College Humor and the War on Women’s Bodies”
source 3 ” An Open Letter to My Fellow Gay Men: We Need a Woman’s Consent Too”
source 4 ”GAY MEN AND THEIR NOT-SO-CUTE MISOGYNY PROBLEM”
source 5 ”When Gay Men Are Misogynistic”
source 6 ”Op-ed: Hey Gay Guys, Women Are Not the Enemy”
it was never about generalizing…. which is why i didn’t just say “gay men are misogynists” but that there are plenty of gay misogynists. so it seems like you’re just reacting.
a large part of your argument is how i shouldn’t call out a sect of gay men for behaving a certain way toward women if women also behave that way toward one another…
then you tried to say the sources are invalid because they’re by feminist sites… when 1) they aren’t all from specifically feminist sites and 2) i don’t see the logic in saying misogyny discussion is untrue because it’s from a feminist. I guess i was supposed to find a site replete with misogyny that would describe how there are gay misogynists too?
and again with putting words in my mouth… i never said there are “more gay misogynists than homophobic straight women” not. once. never. ever. did. i. say. that.
to answer another unrelated thing you brought up, yes women can be misogynists. but this post was about misogynistic gay men.
this is all a bunch of pretty bad derailing.