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Lynzie: 30; Olympia, WA, USA; cis woman; white; asexual and panromantic; feminist.

I blog about social justice, personal crap, and various fandom-type things like Zelda and Sailor Moon.

On top of general content, please tag for bees, rape and nsfw stuff if I'm following you. Thank you!

Other blogs:
Lynziemonster (cosplay)
not-homophobic-but (anti-homophobia),
Fuck Yeah, Seashells! (a blog that needs a new mod)
Fuck Yeah, Vocabulary Building! (this one too)

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art (mostly jewelry-making)
Nami (my cat)

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Posts I Like
Posts tagged "racism"

rosalarian:

Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.

Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.

(via princelesscomic)

wow-suchbree-veryblog:

"If white people are so privileged why is there a Black Entertainment Network and no White Entertainment Network?"

"Men don’t have privilege, there are women’s only gyms!"

"Why isn’t there a campus centre for straight/cis people!?"

SAME REASONS WHY IN MARIO KART YOU DON’T GET BLUE SHELLS OR LIGHTNING BOLTS WHEN YOU’RE ALREADY IN FIRST PLACE, ASSBAG.

(via shorm)

christiancgtomas:


disneyforprincesses:

reverseracism:

anuvia:

cinnamonfart:

"OH MY GOD FROZEN DISNEY ONLY EVER DOES MOVIES ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE THEY’RE SO RACIST I HATE THEM"

Disney only does movies about white people.
It’s disgusting

How they never have

any people of color

from any other cultures

And they totally glorify the white man

And totally marginalize their plights

And overall refuses to give children of color characters to relate to

Those racist bastards.

Oh look a couple of characters of color sprinkled in a sea of whiteness! Some even come with their own racial stereotypes! Good for you Disney! Good for you Disney Fans for finding these! Now us minorities will shut up with our scraps!

Disney may not only do movies with white people, but

^this movie relies on indigenous stereotypes and a bastardization of what a “spirit animal” is. The voice cast is mostly white. Also, the main character spends most of his time as an animal.

^This movie pushes the “strong independent black woman” racist trope and thus not affording Tiana the treatment many of the white princesses are given. The Prince is racially ambiguous which is problematic in the discussion of how black women are treated as love interests onscreen. Also, the main character spends most of her time as an animal.

^ this movie completely misrepresents the agency women had in China, as well as the roles ancestors played in the lives of Chinese families. It is also definitely racist in its depiction of Mongolians (the Hun Army), and there is criticism about white washing some characters (Yao and the Emperor particularly). The main sidekick is constantly making Asian jokes. The Emperor is a “wise asian man on top of the mountain” stereotype tied up in a Confucius bow.

^This film had a voice cast that was 98% white and 100% not South American.

^This film had a voice cast that was 99% white (Lea Salonga sings one song as Jasmine but that’s it). It contained racist lyrics such as “where they cut off your ear/if they don’t like your face/it’s barbaric/but hey, it’s home”. Jasmine is the epitome of an exotic beauty and her lead animator admitted to designing her face based on his white daughter. Jafar is a complete racial caricature of a “sneaky Arab”, complete with darker skin and more angular features than Aladdin and Jasmine. 

^This movie took the life of a real woman, a woman who endured rape and kidnapping, and turned it into a movie where she falls in love with a man who was in reality hugely instrumental through his writings in the colonizing and murder of her people, a man she met when she was a child. Her appearance is incredibly anglicized and she is the epitome of a “noble savage” stereotype. Also the entire film is totally infused with racist stereotypes of indigenous people “being one with nature.”  

^This one not only uses racial slurs throughout the entire film, it also totally relies on racial stereotypes. Esmeralda is sexualized (both through her relationship to the three main men in the film and her dance in the festival scene), and her people are shown as an entire group whose livelihood is achieved through mummery. Also, Quasimodo, having two Roma parents, is completely whitewashed so as to be an acceptable leading man for the film. Also, white white white voice casting (even for the POC characters).

^This is one film that did much better than others, though I have definitely read critiques about the misuse of the word/idea of “ohana”. In addition, Lilo is voiced by a white actress and you gotta admit that the film is just as much, if not more, about Stitch as it is about Lilo. Merchandising of the film has certainly taken that route— you’re much more likely to find something Stitch than Lilo.
I mean nice try I guess but you’re still super wrong. 
Btw yeah they totally did “marginalize the plights” of the characters in many of these films.
-Lauren

I’m going to forever reblog this for every single time I see the “but Disney has POC Characters” argument.'Cause guess again.

christiancgtomas:

disneyforprincesses:

reverseracism:

anuvia:

cinnamonfart:

"OH MY GOD FROZEN DISNEY ONLY EVER DOES MOVIES ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE THEY’RE SO RACIST I HATE THEM"

Disney only does movies about white people.

It’s disgusting

How they never have

any people of color

from any other cultures

And they totally glorify the white man

And totally marginalize their plights

And overall refuses to give children of color characters to relate to

Those racist bastards.

Oh look a couple of characters of color sprinkled in a sea of whiteness! Some even come with their own racial stereotypes! Good for you Disney! Good for you Disney Fans for finding these! Now us minorities will shut up with our scraps!

Disney may not only do movies with white people, but

image

^this movie relies on indigenous stereotypes and a bastardization of what a “spirit animal” is. The voice cast is mostly white. Also, the main character spends most of his time as an animal.

image

^This movie pushes the “strong independent black woman” racist trope and thus not affording Tiana the treatment many of the white princesses are given. The Prince is racially ambiguous which is problematic in the discussion of how black women are treated as love interests onscreen. Also, the main character spends most of her time as an animal.

image

^ this movie completely misrepresents the agency women had in China, as well as the roles ancestors played in the lives of Chinese families. It is also definitely racist in its depiction of Mongolians (the Hun Army), and there is criticism about white washing some characters (Yao and the Emperor particularly). The main sidekick is constantly making Asian jokes. The Emperor is a “wise asian man on top of the mountain” stereotype tied up in a Confucius bow.

image

^This film had a voice cast that was 98% white and 100% not South American.

image

^This film had a voice cast that was 99% white (Lea Salonga sings one song as Jasmine but that’s it). It contained racist lyrics such as “where they cut off your ear/if they don’t like your face/it’s barbaric/but hey, it’s home”. Jasmine is the epitome of an exotic beauty and her lead animator admitted to designing her face based on his white daughter. Jafar is a complete racial caricature of a “sneaky Arab”, complete with darker skin and more angular features than Aladdin and Jasmine. 

image

^This movie took the life of a real woman, a woman who endured rape and kidnapping, and turned it into a movie where she falls in love with a man who was in reality hugely instrumental through his writings in the colonizing and murder of her people, a man she met when she was a child. Her appearance is incredibly anglicized and she is the epitome of a “noble savage” stereotype. Also the entire film is totally infused with racist stereotypes of indigenous people “being one with nature.”  

image

^This one not only uses racial slurs throughout the entire film, it also totally relies on racial stereotypes. Esmeralda is sexualized (both through her relationship to the three main men in the film and her dance in the festival scene), and her people are shown as an entire group whose livelihood is achieved through mummery. Also, Quasimodo, having two Roma parents, is completely whitewashed so as to be an acceptable leading man for the film. Also, white white white voice casting (even for the POC characters).

image

^This is one film that did much better than others, though I have definitely read critiques about the misuse of the word/idea of “ohana”. In addition, Lilo is voiced by a white actress and you gotta admit that the film is just as much, if not more, about Stitch as it is about Lilo. Merchandising of the film has certainly taken that route— you’re much more likely to find something Stitch than Lilo.

I mean nice try I guess but you’re still super wrong. 

Btw yeah they totally did “marginalize the plights” of the characters in many of these films.

-Lauren

I’m going to forever reblog this for every single time I see the “but Disney has POC Characters” argument.

'Cause guess again.

(via lipstick-feminists)

  • Microsoft: This E3, we're bringing you 8 more games where you play as a white dude shooting brown people and/or aliens.
  • Ubisoft: What the hell is a "woman"?
  • Nintendo: YOU WANNA PLAY AS ZELDA? YOU CAN PLAY AS ZELDA. YOU WANNA PLAY AS PALUTENA? YOU CAN PLAY AS HER TOO. YOU LIKED MIDNA? SHES BACK AS WELL. YOU LIKE COLORFUL GAMES? WE GOT A FUCKTON OF COLORFUL-ASS GAMES. YOU WANT CUTE SQUID GIRLS??!? WE GOT CUTE SQUID GIRLS!!!! YOU WANT OPEN WORLD ZELDA WITH AN ANDROGYNOUS PROTAGONIST THAT MIGHT BE ZELDA? WE FUCKIN GOT THAT TOO.

thedoctorisinravenclaw:

I am disturbed but not surprised.

(via orthodoxwaffle)

androphilia:

Unprecedented images of Western people looking just like you and me | Karl reMarks

We have all wondered how Western people look like in everyday situations, behind the veil of exoticism that surrounds their mysterious culture. Photographer Adam Vaijan has spent years documenting everyday life in the West and the results are a startling mix of the magical and the ordinary. His beautiful shots allow us to see beyond the wall of myth that surrounds Western people and their culture, revealing scenes that are touching in their normality and reminding us that they are just like us.

incredible

(via misandryad)

I don’t really know why I’ve been thinking about this lately but here are a couple of things that Andrew said to me that I really shouldn’t have brushed off:

  • On our first date I invited him over to my house to play Mario Kart Wii and I DESTROYED him. His response was, “Wow, I’ve never been beaten so thoroughly by a girl.”
  • One time we were laying in bed (I was half asleep which is proabably why I brushed this off tbh) and he suddenly told me that he was married for less than a month once, which was fucking weird enough, and then proceeded to tell me that she was Mexican and that he had felt really out of place with her family, and that he’d always wanted to date a black girl but that he thought “their culture was too different for [them] to mesh.”

nigecha:

whats it with people calling japanese characters from japanese anime who live in japan and speak japanese and have japanese names white

(via misandryad)

billnyeofficial:

Scrubs, teaching white people life lessons

(via samanticshift)

kartari:

lilbijou:

zizino:

pussylipgloss:

artmesohard:

Many cancer patients can be overwhelmed with the physical and emotional difficulties of their disease, and the loss of their hair from chemotherapy treatment certainly doesn’t help. Henna Heals, a rich community of nearly 150 henna tattoo artists worldwide established by a team of 5 women in Canada, helps women with cancer feel confident and beautiful again by drawing elegant henna crowns on their bare heads:

The intricate patterns that the artists create with all-natural henna paste are a unique and empowering substitute to the hats and wigs that many women use to cover their heads after losing their hair to chemotherapy. “For cancer patients, the henna crowns really are a healing experience,” claims Frances Darwin, the founder of Henna Heals. “This is all about them reclaiming a part of themselves that would normally be perceived as ill or damaged or not nice to look at and making it more feminine and beautiful.”

The traditional South-Asian temporary tattoos, which are made with 100% natural home-made henna paste, last for around two weeks and have no harmful side-effects. Henna Heals also offers henna services for special events and does belly painting for mother-to-be, but they always donate 10% of their proceeds to compensate the cost of the henna crowns they make for cancer patients.

im not gonna be the person to say it 

I dont wanna be that person BUT….

Im gonna let someone else say it

it’s inappropriate to have a company (which was started by a white woman) profiting off mehndi which is practiced by numerous south asian cultures. if you look at photoshoots done by the company, they depict white women wearing henna on their heads AND bindis on their foreheads which is a completely unnecessary addition and only proves how this company is deliberately using south asian elements for profit, probably because of the whole ~exotic foreign beauty~ feel. cancer patients deserve to feel confident and beautiful but not at the expense of exploiting south asian cultures.

(via teaandfeminism)