Seriously talk all your shit about “authenticity” and “real talent” but do you honestly think your cloying overdone White Guy music “legends” could deliver even a nominally passable performance in 6 inch heels while recalling hours’ worth of choreography in super form-fitting clothes while still having to focus on preserving their hair and makeup AND having to be fit enough to at least appear unfazed by the demands of the performance NO you don’t. The fact of the matter is that the spectacle aspect of American pop music is set phenomenally lower for men than women and your criticism is such a snore
I accidentally found this article and I don’t know whether to be pissed or to laugh at how wrong it is. What is it with guys and their bromances?
ahahahahahaha those racist fuckers have to eat humble pie now that ‘Elementary’ is a both US AND UK hit and winning awards and garnering sky-high ratings. Ah the sweet taste of victory over sexist racist doucehfucks ^_^
wow so it’s cool to wish peter dead but not to wish lydia dead? double standards much?
You know why this post is absolutely ridiculous, and I’m not even gonna call you out on it because you’re very obviously a troll or bored and trolling right now.
And if you’re not, then you’re 13 and in need of some very awesome in depth surfing of the feminist tags of Tumblr. And maybe less fizzy drinks.
i’m 24 thanks and just posting my opinion
peter had his reasons to do what he did
what would you do if your family was burnt alive?
give out cards?
i don’t know what i’d do, but i sure wouldn’t kill one of the last living relatives i had just for more power?
trauma does things to ya
and he was blinded by vengeance
blame the argents :)
um the argents are most definitely to blame for the fire. There is no doubt that Peter wanted revenge. He chose to kill his own niece to become an alpha when there were plenty of other ways he could have gotten revenge. He chose to bite Scott without any ounce of consent, he chose to attack and almost murder Lydia and then terrorize her for months to the point she thought she was losing her mind. He did this all in a totally premeditated and non blinded by vengeance sort of way. He did these things knowing full well what he was doing and he didn’t give a damn. Because Peter wanted power and he wanted revenge, but he was not “blinded by vengeance” if we are shown anything about Peter it is how utterly collected and in control of every little thing he did. I find the sentiment that he couldn’t help it because he was blinded by vengeance to be another attempt to justify Peter’s actions because he is a fandom favorite. But wishing death on Peter Hale, a villain who has caused so many people harm and wishing death on Lydia Martin who is a victim of Peter actions are two wildly different things and to compare them is ridiculous.
i don’t even like peter lol
i’m just saying how sexist this fandom is
so wishing a guy dead is fine, cool
lol also the whole controlled by peter
guess who else was controlled? (not by peter but by gerard and matt)
no one gives a shit about him
and wow, a bit pendatic there are you? i can be a bit pedantic too, blinded by anything that didn’t add or make his vengeance happen then. is that better worded for you?
again, lydia is a cliche character
she’s almost mary sue actually
did she really need to have super smart?
and to be.. ooh.. immune?
plus her relationship with jackson was stupid and inflated, it made no sense
i simply want her dead because i don’t like her
people wish peter dead because he was a villain who terrorized people. Lydia and Jackson (who i wholeheartedly dislike but wouldn’t wish dead) had literally no control over what was happening to them. peter was totally in control and the active victimizer of Lydia. it has nothing to do with Peter being a male. While your reasoning for wishing Lydia death has a whole lot to do with her being a female. *shrugs* i quit…
I have some questions for Tumblr user dreamseizure
- do you know that Peter Hale is also a cliche character?
- because he’s a powerful white man who uses wit and charm to control people?
- who’s also smart?
- do you know that our media landscape is FULL of white male cliche characters?
- like Batman?
- like Superman?
- like Spiderman?
- like Iron Man?
- like Thor?
- like Captain America?
- like Sam and Dean Winchester?
- these are all characters that are, collectively, white, conventionally attractive, smart as fuck, super strong, rich, courageous and get lots of sexual attention
- do you wish death on Batman too?
- what do you see when you see Lydia?
- do you know that I see a beautiful feminine girl who rocks that lipstick and can solve algebra?
- and that for some of us those two things are not mutually exclusive?
- do you know that she only seems like a cliche because you’ve internalized limited ideas of what women can be?
- do you know that you can de-internalize those ideas?
- and that if you start paying less attention to power-hungry white men over complex young women you’ll experience a remarkable change of perspective?
As unbelievable as [White Dude Super Detective (WDSD)] characters are, they would become infinitely more so if their race or gender were changed. In The Mentalist, WDSD Patrick Jane once grifted clients as a fake psychic, but now works as a hard-to-control resource for the California Bureau of Investigations. What if the Jane character were a Latino ex-grifter? Would his arrogance and propensity for sneaking into suspect’s homes and accusing wealthy businessmen of impropriety read as quirky and charming? Would anyone believe that a police force would allow such behavior? Could the Scotland Yard of fantasy be down with a coke-addicted black Sherlock—no matter how clever?
The San Francisco police department abides Adrian Monk’s obsessive-compulsive disorder, as the FBI allows Perception’s Dr. Daniel Pierce to assist on cases, despite his unmedicated schizophrenia and paranoia, which results in hallucinations. Could a black woman be cast in those roles to the same effect? I submit, that even in the fictional worlds of literature and television, race and gender matter. Belief can only be suspended so far. And this archetype is reliant on power that comes with white maleness in American society.
#i still remember bossymarmalade and glockgal’s deconstruction of white privilege in supernatural #and how dean and sam worked so well #because no one ever questioned white dudes #even when they were sketchy as fuck #and then glockgal drew racebent spn comics #where sam and dean really had to work to be able to be hunters #because they couldn’t just get away with fake IDs now that they weren’t white anymore #it was so amazing #i would’ve watched THAT show forever
This. This. And This.
This is also, I think, related to the Charming White Asshole trope (see House, Iron Man, etc.)
R’hllor the basic is strong on my dash rn
“In my country there’s no such thing as slut-shaming so it’s ok for me to call a female character slutty”
“Teen Wolf isn’t sexist because shirtless dudes!!!”
In his book, Dr. Farrell compared the starting salaries for women and men with Bachelor’s Degrees in 26 categories of employment, from investment banker to dietitian. Women are paid equally in one category; in every other category, their starting salaries exceed men. A female investment banker’s starting salary is 116 percent of a man’s. A female dietitian’s is 130 percent; that is, $23,160 compared to $17,680.
Breast pumps are for working mothers, babies in the NICU, for nights with the babysitter. They are for mothers who are separated from their children or are struggling to breastfeed a child who cannot latch. They are for donating milk to children who need it. They are for many reasons and not one of them has to do with protecting society from the sight of a nursing woman.
Katara isn’t just a bitch, she’s head bitch. Fuck the haters.
This shit is so shady.
Why the heck are you in a shipping community that involves her then?
You read that long post about women-hatred. They focus on Zuko ofc. When I’m done editing today, I’m going to write a meta about Katara as the Head Bitch! in celebration of her bitchiness. Bow Down Bitches. They betta’ be glad she is a bitch that’s how we found Aang in the first place. If it specifically wasn’t for Katara checkin’ Sokka Aang might have slept another hundred years. Bitches get shit done.
JK Rowling had seven books and thousands of pages of writing to make Ginny Weasley look strong and the best she could come up with was to make another…
Look, I know where you’re coming from. I’m all for feminism and against racism. But do we really have to take this to the HP books?
Yes, we live in a sexist and racist society. I’m Indian. I GET THAT. But these books are supposed to be our way of trying to forget that. I know people are going to have discussions about the books, but why do we have to examine every single detail in them? We already have too much of that in the world. I know I’ve seen enough
She could’ve still had Harry’s POV acknowledge Cho in a positive way.
We’re talking about a teenage boy here.The character is supposed to have faults and that’s one of them. People are acting as if he downright started to hate the girl.
Cho is maybe seen as a lesser girl, but what about the others? Isn’t Hermione the smart and strong girl who always saves the other two. What about Tonks, Molly Weasley, Luna Lovegood, McGonagall, Lily Evans, Fleur, Narcissa Malfoy and other female characters. They are shown as strong aren’t they?
Why keep comparing Cho and Ginny? It’s just the main character having a crush on these two women. The Cho and Ginny thing isn’t even the main issue.
Believe me I want escapism too, but my escapism is shattered when I encounter racist, sexist things. I still love the HP books! I still watch the movies and tear up! This doesn’t mean I can’t also acknowledge the problematic things! This is how love is! My spouse is a sweet, generous, amazing, pro-feminist man, and I love him to death. He’s also sometimes jealous, sexist and doesn’t understand my heightened sensitivity to certain media. I still love him to death. Understanding flaws doesn’t negate love. I’m also lazy and disorganized and way too much of a rabble rouser. Gerardo calls me out on this stuff, and still loves me.
We really need to move away from this idea that love = no criticism. It’s a destructive notion.
And again, if YOU don’t want to critically analyze your media, that’s fine. But stop trying to curtail the discussions that many of us are interested in having. What you’re doing is basically telling folks to drop the conversation because YOU don’t wanna talk about it.
JK Rowling had seven books and thousands of pages of writing to make Ginny Weasley look strong and the best she could come up with was to make another female character, a minority girl, look weak so Ginny Weasley would look strong…
Like I’ve said before: It’s from harry’s POV. It’s not Rowling who said that it was wrong to be sentimental. Harry and his friends saw her as being a little melodramatic. It was seen from a teenagers POV. She did have the right to be sentimental in my opinion. But there are other things about Cho that don’t have to do with making Ginny look good. Cho, for example, got a little jealous when it came to Hermione and was a poor judge of character when it comes to Marietta Edgecombe. She also had her good qualities. She was a pretty, sweet girl who was very intelligent. She also came back to school to fight in the Battle of Hogwarts.
Every character has it’s good and bad qualities. Just because Harry has had an attraction to both of them doesn’t mean that they need to be compared to each other.
Ron got jealous, Harry has a bad temper, Hermione is a know-it-all. Every character has something. We don’t have to make this sexist or about feminism. Ginny was just the type of girl that Harry was supposed to fall in love with. It’s more realistic to show him liking another girl than the one he was supposed to marry. It’s just a boy who found out that his first crush wasn’t who he really wanted to end up with and falling for someone else.
The books or not written from Rowling’s POV. Again: it’s the characters, who are teenagers, who were giving their opinions.
Rowling wrote the books, not Harry Potter. Writers make conscious decisions and she made a decision to compare Ginny and Cho in a way that Cho looks ‘lesser’.
Because Harry was ‘meant’ to be with Ginny doesn’t make Ginny a better or cooler person, but that’s what the narrative implies, and that’s sexist.
She could’ve still had Harry’s POV acknowledge Cho in a positive way.
“We don’t have to make this sexist or about feminism.”
Actually we do, since we live in a sexist, racist society and we need to examine what texts that society affirms and why. You’re free to ignore these realities but please stop taking up space in a discussion which you have no interest in contributing to.