Just had a good 15 minute conversation with my dad, explaining the concept of “Original Characters.”
Thankfully I narrowly avoided the DeviantArt rabbit hole, or it would have lasted the whole afternoon.
This was reblogged from me and I was reminded that it exists.
Okay but the creator of Dilbert once compared women asking for pay equal to men in the workplace is like children asking for candy so
Scott Adams… Kind of a dick.
Christ, it’s like reading the square root of every shitty straw man comic. Like you can just feel the lazy smarm oozing from each panel as Adams whines about how offended he is that other people are ever allowed to be offended.
And yeah, gotta just love that Scott Adams fella right there; the guy who, when he came under fire for being the most blatantly misogynistic asshole in the world, (“the reality is that women are treated differently by society for exactly the same reason that children and the mentally handicapped are treated differently. It’s just easier this way for everyone.”) had one extremely vocal and kiss-ass defender of his backwards attitude who later turned out to be… himself, using a fake name. To the surprise of no one.
That character in the last comic up there may have learned to debate on the internet, but clearly Scott Adams wasn’t even able to make it that far.
This thing is stupid. I do not want or need it. Get it away from me.
Give it to me.
Anonymous asked: how is Lucy racist? I wanted to watch it and now im sad :(
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”?
The only thing up there I can possibly even think of explaining is the writing on the wall being food names and “Keep Clean” might be if she’s in something that used to be a food warehouse or something similar. It’s potentially explainable. Doesn’t mean that’s what they had in mind or that they didn’t fuck up by being lazy. It’s a potential explination.
Much as I want and am excited for the prospect of female-led “heroic” films
because gods help me we really should have more we should have actual superhero leading lady films, the trailer does seem to indicate some really problematic stuff. Which is a huge shame. I enjoy Scarlett’s acting, and I’m willing to suspend disbelief for stupid movie science like 100% brain usage for fun scifi stuff. However, even before I read other people discussing these elements the “do you speak english”/”no”/”shoots him” scene struck me as disturbing.
The more I read, the more I think I probably won’t see the film after all.
Is there any kind of medical procedure where somebody just scoops out all of your insides and replaces them with robot parts? Because I could so go for that right now.
Let me repeat an old point. It speaks volumes about how much women (and POC) do love superheros (and similar white cis male dominated media) that we continue to be fans or love the concept while the content, fandom, and creators so frequently keep doing their damnedest to make us feel unwelcome.