The Legend of Zelda original concept art by Katsuya Terada (Blood the last Vampire).
The Liverpool striker is suspected of having made generous donation and his love of dogs is widely known
This is like the best thing you could be suspected of doing I hope I end up on the news like this someday
"Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in."
I <3 these kinds of messages in kids media. I may need to show this when I teach kids about diversity.
I mentioned the glasses comparison to my therapist today (in the context of not wanting to take medicine everyday, but being fine wearing glasses every day) and he likes it and he’s going to use it and that makes me happy.
The more I think about some recent experiences with white feminists, the more I feel like I need to sit down and have a talk with a lot of white feminists.
Dear white “feminists”: You are not being active enough. You are not being vocal enough. And that’s hurting your mainstream white feminism even if you don’t know it. Obviously you should be being really vocal because we’re all women and we deserve your support, but I’m not naive enough to think that that’s something that would motivate most of you. Because attitudes towards women of color reveal what society really thinks about women in terms of power and privilege. They reveal negative and false archetypes of women that are only escaped by white women when a less powerful group of women aren’t there to serve as scapegoats.
- Latina women: Aside from the obvious fetishization that leads to a view of women as solely sexual objects with little to intellectual or interpersonal agency, latinas fill the role of domesticity. “A girl who can fuck and cook” as I’ve been so generously reminded. As long as there’s a girl who can fuck an cook, white women can go on to gain actual personhood.
- Black Women: This goes beyond fetsihization to a deeply disturbing look at how the black female body is regarded as subhuman. Black bodies are given value due to specific “parts” (butts, breasts, lips), and value is docked for parts that don’t meet white beauty standards (hair, skin darkness, ” overly African” facial features). As long as black bodies are around as objects for white male sexual desires, white women can beginto gain agency past sexuality. Not to mention that authority still controls black women’s reproductive rights by literally MURDERING the children they produce that society deems unfit or “dangerous”.
- Asian Women: Again, fethisization that serves white male sexual desires and that creates a version of white womanhood that is not solely dependent on sexual service. But also, there’s the view of Asian women as fundamentally “docile”, which means that even when Asian women show phenomenal talent at their jobs, they are rarely selected for positions in higher level management. As the notion of women being just as strong and capable as men has been adopted by white women, white men continue to get to have their little power trip fantasy by continuing to limit the agency of Asian women both in terms of interpersonal relationships and workplace dynamics.
So, white women, these female archetypes have gone nowhere. And just because you at times escape them, doesn’t mean that the status of women has risen at all, it just means you’re able to hide behind someone else, and rest assured that if it wasn’t us, it would still be you.