Increasingly concerned about how US-centric and selectively informed Tumblr is. I’d speak more on issues but frankly I don’t want to deal with anon hate and some friends of mine make me rather worried with how absolutist they are on some issues that are not one-sided. Nothing is as black and white as tumblr makes out and I just want to make sure people pay attention to a) where the OP is, b) what their motivations are and c) where their sources are from.
Urgh. Too drained to do anything. Bluh.
tuesdayscript said: i am really sorry if i have done so in the past ;A; i’ll be extra careful from now on, though.
Careful is good. It just worries me that people will take this as a “She’s just sensitive about this topic” when honestly, I’m not asking you to tag it, I’m telling you that it is never an okay thing to do. Not even as a joke.
Quiet reminder not to make any “X person/people should die” jokes/statements near me because seriously I will feel about 10,000x more uncomfortable and gross around you if I see you doing that shit.
Honestly yes, it does trigger me, and honestly no, I don’t even think it can be done as a joke. It’s not funny. It’s gross and scary. Don’t do it. It is never okay.
morivan said: Tumblr user Kangaya did literally the exact same thing. Pearl and Kanaya are stunningly similar.
Tumblr user Kangaya has always had impeccable taste in characters.
Pearl is basically my new Kanaya, the end is nigh
o-zabethy said: What movie?
Jack the Giant Slayer. I heard it was so bad it was good? It would have genuinely been good if they hadn’t constantly damselled the only female character, given her armour and then continued to damsel her, took any power she might have possibly had after the huge catastrophe away and then gave it to the male protagonist. She’s basically just constantly pushed around by the male characters, it’s boring and irritating and gross. You don’t give a girl armour and say “Look, feminism!” while you continue to shove her into archaic typical gender roles.
Anonymous asked: What do you think ever happened to that 'you used to be cool' anon person?
They probably realised that they have more worthwhile things to do with their time.
Movie: Girl wants to go on adventure. Boy wants to go on adventure too. As soon as adventure starts, girl starts screaming for help, boy rescues her.
Conclusion: Yes, this was definitely made for men, despite their pretty poorly carried out aims at including women. You get a “we tried” star and a kick in the shins.
Was anyone else a little bit disappointed that the kick ass Lady Counsel Member turned out to be Natasha? Still love Natasha, but for a few glorious seconds, it was awesome to see an older woman come out of nowhere to kick ass.
Oh hell yes. For one glorious moment this movie was going to be the utter best thing ever made. And then…. well it was still cool but such a disappointment we didn’t get unexpected kick ass over 40 woman.
Did we ever even find out what happened to the counsel member?
We, too, thought for a glorious moment that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a movie where every female character was a secret badass.
I was really sad, I saw Cap with my mum— who has noted her disappointment before with the lack of kickass older women in movies.
And for a brief moment, I saw her face light up at the councilwoman kicking ass. And then I saw it fall again when it turned out to be Natasha.
Hoo boy did that kill my enthusiasm going into the end of the movie. :c
Same here. Makes a good point though- we see quite a few old male masters kick ass in movies, but there are actually old women out there who can and do do the same thing. We should see it more often in movies.
But hey, Maddi- tell your mother to watch RED and RED 2. If you want an older woman kicking arse, Helen Mirren does a really good job.