OMG FUCK YOU YOU STUPID PIECE OF SHIT DISNEY MOVIES WERENT CREATED FOR YOU THEY WERE CREATED FOR KIDS SORRY IF THEY DONT MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS FUCK YOU
Once upon a time I was babysitting my 12 year-old cousin and I took her to the mall for food and window shopping. This was around the time Enchanted came out so of course the walls were lined with Giselle. Not that I particularly minded, Enchanted was a good film.
So at any rate, I was casually browsing some of the outfits they had out and pick out this pink sparkly dress meant to be Aurora’s. I said, “Hey, Destiny, why don’t you wear this for Halloween?”
I should note I was just joking because this was the age where she was rebelling against dresses but rather than to comment on that she simply replied with, “That isn’t for me.”
I thought she was talking about the fact that I was holding up a dress so I pressed on, “Aw why not? C’mooon! I’m sure it’ll look great on you! Oh we could get you a nice tiara and sparkly heels-“
But she shook her head and went, “That’s only for white girls.”
Of course it was the initial line that took me by surprise, but even moreso was the sheer matter-of-factness that was in her voice. She wasn’t even fazed by it and talked as if was telling me some fact that I must have missed in a memo.
She went on to look at the TV screen but I kept going through the outfits thinking that maybe Jasmine or Pocahontas or Mulan would work, but that wasn’t the problem.
The problem IS that she is the so-called target audience for a store in which she found nothing for her and she accepted it as a fact.
The problem IS that all of this princess stuff isn’t FOR her.
The problem IS that I went through this revelation when I was her age and I thought that it would have ended a long time ago.
The problem IS that they rejoiced in Tiana only to get three more non-POC princesses.
And the problem is that all of this will CONTINUE to be and I just don’t know if I would be able to stand watching my two year-old niece realize this herself.
Because we’re Mexican, we’re mixed, we’re African-American, but most importantly we’re not white.
So you know what? No. Fuck YOU.
Because I WAS a kid. These princess movies WERE created for me, my cousins, my niece, and damn near every other little girl I have know in my lifetime.
And we were NEVER a part of their formula.
We are NEVER going to be a part of their formula.
I’m sick of this shit. I want to see this shit change and I’m not going to sit around waiting for it to change.
I am going to raise hell and I will bust my ass through school and I will get my degree and I will get into the animation industry and I will fight my absolute hardest to help in the change because if there’s one thing I never want to see again is a kid questioning why movies refuse to acknowledge their existence.
So you sit the fuck down and you shut the fuck up and you go through hearing this shit from four different kids and then you see if you can get off your fucking ass and say that shit to me again.
“I wonder why Annie is so upset. I doubt *she* is attracted to Kat or Paz. Annie’s pretty much asexual, yeah?”
no u doof that’s why she’s upset
being asexual and having your best friend start dating someone is the grim reminder that everyone you know will eventually find someone who is just as much fun as you except they’re also willing to get it on and You Will Die Alone
“We as women are trained to see ourselves as cheap imitations of fashion photographs, rather than seeing fashion photographs as cheap imitations of women.”—Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth (via spoookywinchesters)
When someone asks adult male fans to be respectful of the fact that a show is primarily meant for the entertainment and enrichment of young girls and the response is, “No, but you don’t understand, this show is actually high quality,” that’s… pretty revealing.
Could you tell us how Pansexuality and Omnisexuality aren't synonyms? I'm not sure you've actually addressed this before. I personally use Omnisexual and Bisexual to describe myself, as in another blog I saw an image where Bisexual was represented as an umbrella term, like what Genus is to Species. I also thought that some terms reflect regional variance in language than a different in definition, due to etymology.
Bisexual can certainly be used as an umbrella term, and some pansexual and omnisexual people are comfortable with using those two terms interchangeably. Some people see them as very different and using them interchangeably makes them uncomfortable. To put it this way, genus to species is a tree where all the roots are connected to the main trunk. Bisexual is an umbrella and people can choose to stand under it or not.
What makes me uncomfortable is when someone says “this character is omnisexual” and someone else interprets that to mean “this character is pansexual”. I don’t see a difference in that between everyone who was chiming “Tom Daley is gay!” this week when he came out as being in a relationship with a man but still finding women attractive. People choose their words for a reason. Writers choose the labels for their characters for a reason. If Gary Duggan says Deadpool is omnisexual, then he is omnisexaal. If Gary Duggan is asked ‘is Deadpool bisexual’ and he responds with yes, then bisexual is an appropriate label.
Unless you know someone well enough in real life (or are the writer creating the character) you shouldn’t be assuming “oh yeah he’s totally okay if I swap in my preferred word instead of his”. It’s been my experience that when people cross off someone’s label and slap another one in it’s place, it’s never with respect towards the person being labelled. Especially when it involves misrepresenting and defaming another group in order to justify the label you want to use.
TLDR; Respect the choosen labels for people and characters, and don’t treat identity labels as something you can swap whenever the mood suits. And don’t make stuff up when you get caught.
Does anybody know any articles/resources on the role of internet, anti-oppression- and queer-related blogs or more specifically tumblr in queer activism? I’m doing a thesis on bisexual invisibility within the queer community and I want to talk about bi tumblr and the role of internet for bisexuals and I’m not really sure where to start… Any ideas/suggestions are welcome!
Yes I know, the topic has been done to death BUT the interesting this here is that this article is from a Major decidedly middle-of-the-road, very corporate (Viacom MTV’s parent company) gay men’s online magazine. So their corporate masters had to at least tacitly approve. Or at least not disprove: Dan Savage is Biphobic