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i hate getting mosquito bites between my fingers and rn i have TWO

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s gender of the night is: the abyss looking back into you

chaosbun:

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

crowdog66:

lack-lustin:

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. 

Holy shit this is so true, the first time  saw the ‘Lucy’ trailer I actually gasped at the part where she shoots the driver because I was disgusted at what I saw. This answer more accurately describes it than I ever could, but bottom line is I’m not planning on seeing this movie and I do not support it in any way.

I live in an extremely racist family and it’s movies like this that continue to condone this kind of behavior towards POCs in general.

NEWS FLASH! Hollywood is racist!

(*sigh* Not really a news flash at all, is it?)

genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the night is: fox mulder’s i want to believe poster

ihopethepeople:

did u kno: Political Lesbianism is cool and good

amphetameme:

amphetameme:

appropriation has become such a liberalized concept on here that you have people talking about appropriating lesbianism & transness

like 1) appropriation does not mean “taking something which doesnt belong to you” and 2) sexuality & gender dont ‘belong’ to people

exfatalist:

trekual-innuendos:

Lets have a dystopian future movie where none of the actors are white

Not a single one

No reason

No explanation

There’s just no white people and not a single character questions it

Watch how quickly people notice and get pissed off

but wouldn’t it be better to put one white extra in the far background of a huge crowd shot for a few frames, so we could point to them every time someone gets pissed off?

no, both. the first one has no white people, period. the sequel has a single white person in the background. “there’s your representation now shuddup”

(Source: mechagod)

bluedogeyes:

The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair

"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."

Watch the segment

Anonymous said: do you have any suggestions for dfab people who dig the idea of political transness but also want to keep embracing femininity & womanhood?

monetizeyourcat:

maintain close contact with and learn from the words and examples of agender / genderfluid / gq people (amab and afab) and pursue their love and respect. break down contempt for people who aren’t men in your life in general, including - especially - yourself

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