autisticbigby:

pointing out PoC representation in the media like
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the-uncensored-she:

Mr. Rock reminding you of the white male dominated entertainment industry’s racist fuckery.

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caramelcheese:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“When growing up, my favorite Disney movie was always Beauty and the Beast. And every time I would watch it, I’d cry because the beast turned into a handsome prince. Almost every time I take an online quiz to see ‘Which Disney princess’ i am, I get Belle. I love that because I’ve always loved the quirkiness in other people; I’ve never liked guys who are beautiful. I love guys who are rugged and different, like the beast. And I find pure joy in that.”

If you were that much like Belle you would love Beast for who he is on the inside, instead of focusing on appearance.


#these fans of batb that completly miss the message of the movie or the point of beast’s character
Regardless of the OP’s preference, they’re still judging based on appearance. Plus the whole "I like people who are ‘different’ rather than beautiful people" comes off a little special-snowflake-y. Just sayin’…

caramelcheese:

waltdisneyconfessions:

When growing up, my favorite Disney movie was always Beauty and the Beast. And every time I would watch it, I’d cry because the beast turned into a handsome prince. Almost every time I take an online quiz to see ‘Which Disney princess’ i am, I get Belle. I love that because I’ve always loved the quirkiness in other people; I’ve never liked guys who are beautiful. I love guys who are rugged and different, like the beast. And I find pure joy in that.

If you were that much like Belle you would love Beast for who he is on the inside, instead of focusing on appearance.

#these fans of batb that completly miss the message of the movie or the point of beast’s character

Regardless of the OP’s preference, they’re still judging based on appearance. Plus the whole "I like people who are ‘different’ rather than beautiful people" comes off a little special-snowflake-y. Just sayin’…

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desidere:

i hope everyone realizes now and will learn from this: but networks often orchestrate the failures of shows (particularly your favorite animated cartoons) because someone on high said so. Korra has a lot of flaws that I take issue with but its move from actually being broadcast to being available online is part of a longer series of fuckups that are very intentional including multiple leaks, changing release dates, and lack of advertising or promotion.

GL:TAS failed because an exec said so - and no fan on earth was going to be able to stop it. LOK is going to fail because Nick is going to make it fail, not because I didn’t watch the show and have my “numbers” counted. People keep saying Nick is going to lose millions on Korra. True— Nick will lose millions they already spent on what has already been produced. In other words, they’re losing expected and required losses for production. By pulling Korra from the air, they’re preventing further loss, not losing even more money. They may believe they cannot recoup what was already spent.

They may have decided they did not want to continue spending more money on promoting and airing the show and not be able to get that money back. Some exec may have literally just sneezed and said “Eh, I don’t like this show, put it online.” It’s not about viewers. It’s not about fans or fandoms. It’s not about awards, original content, or merchandise. It is what the execs want, and that’s it.

Once you realize this you’ll realize that all mass media is orchestrated by a select group of people — why it’s so hard to include diversity in cartoons, why things that are cult-classics or fan favorites are doomed to fail from the beginning and why you should not look at Nick, Disney, or Cartoon Network with anything other than suspicion because none of these companies are required to ensure the success of all of their shows, and they are completely willing to let their shows fail if they decide they don’t want to back it anymore. 

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classykarly said: In what I've seen for the new Big 6 or something movie, the characters are supposed to be diverse. One of them is supposed to be asian and one is possibly latino? As a mixed race person saying this, they look white. They don't look asian or even mixed! They have the abnormally large round eyes and small nose/mouth. Mulan looks asian. This main kid in this movie does not. Opinion?

hildahuffle:

feministdisney:

I think some of them are intended to be white (or are definitely whitewashed) which yes, is a problem considering they’ve been racebent from their original Japanese and Aino characters to be white, but abnormally large eyes is an animation style and not necessarily intended to denote race…. I think it more has to do with an overall presentation, chosen skin tones, how they relate to other characters in animation in terms of features, etc.

I wasn’t totally sure about Hiro when I first saw him in a trailer but he doesn’t look… unlike? a few biracial white/asians I have met, as far as features go?

STOP. Please stop saying that asians have small eyes.
Seriously the MAIN reason I’m so pissed that they made hiro mixed is because it was like they needed an explanation for why he didnt look like a racist caricature. 

like it honestly isnt hard to have eyes bigger than this

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(benedict cumberbatch for all who dont know)
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(rainbow’s woori) 

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(sui he- googled it, she’s 100% chinese and there are plently more chinese people who look exactly like her)

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(ming xi) 
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(goo hara)

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(rainbow’s jaekyung) 
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(zhao wei) 
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(han ga in. Her eyes are big but shes such an ugh-worthy actress)

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(fan bingbing) 

So just STOP with the idea that for a CARTOON to be asian they have to have slits in their eyes. That is NOT representative our race. Fun fact a lot of times in the west casting directors reject asians and latinx who don’t look “exotic” enough. This can be seen in the discrepancy between asian models popular in asia, and asian models in the west such as liu wen or Ju xiowen. Sofia Vergara also once said that she dyed her hair from blonde to brown to fit the latina stereotype. This is precisely why we need more diversity so we can show the world the variety of asians and omg ASIAN AMERICANS that exist too. So yeah that was a lil bitch move disney and Im annoyed. 
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Mulan Teaches Us to “Be a Man” … Until You Have to be a Woman

unfriendlytaiwanesehottie:

frenchfryempress:

annethecatdetective:

shortazn97:

gunpowder-tea:

feminspire:

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And the more I think about it, the more real it becomes. Mulan spends virtually the whole movie concealing her sex, but projecting her physical and mental prowess all while having to listen to locker-room talk that depicts women as subservient and passive (most prevalent in all the musical numbers) – and for the audience, this is a great source of humor and dramatic irony. What resolves this irony in the end is that Mulan leads the effort that defeats the Huns and saves the emperor and China; therefore, she overcomes gender stereotypes and proves the worth of women in a society that demeans their existence to nothing more than child-bearing and domestic servitude.

Or rather, this might resolve the irony if she accepted the importance and validity of her actions. But instead, Mulan declines the emperor’s offer for her to live in the palace and consult with him in making significant military decisions; she opts to return to her domestic lifestyle because she’s “been away from home long enough.” She’s had her fill of adventure and showing her capabilities, now it’s time to go home where she can return to normalcy and forget her vocational hiatus. When Mulan sees her father at home, he lovingly welcomes her back into the family; she gives him the only tokens she has of her deeds as if to say, “Here, daddy, take my sword and medal – I don’t need them anymore considering the fact that I’m done playing dress-up and am ready to take my rightful place in society. And, after all, you’re the patriarch; it’s only right that I hand over my symbols of dominance to you!”

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“When Mulan sees her father at home, he lovingly welcomes her back into the family; she gives him the only tokens she has of her deeds as if to say, “
Here, daddy, take my sword and medal – I don’t need them anymore considering the fact that I’m done playing dress-up and am ready to take my rightful place in society. And, after all, you’re the patriarch; it’s only right that I hand over my symbols of dominance to you!””

Aaaand this is what you get when you view asian myths and characters from a western perspective. Filial piety and respect becomes submission and deference. Throwing us under the bus and saying we’re weak because they don’t understand our culture. Smh.

Don’t make our stories about something they’re not. Mulan was never meant to be your girl power, stickin’ it to the world, white feminist hero and I don’t appreciate such liberties being taken with her.

#hah remember when white feminists were all over mako mori because they didn’t get the concept of filial piety?#yeah

Ugh yeah I get pissed off by that. And the thing is, that this kind of display of filial piety is SO FAR REMOVED from ‘submissive femininity’, because it’s usually the son’s role.

white feminism is so annoying uggggggh

Um?? Mulan does accept the validity of her actions: she takes back the tokens — the sword and the medal — home to bring honor and glory to the family name. Which is something that someone mentioned above, typically the duty of a son.

Also, like, it would actually be out of character if she stayed with the emperor at the end because that’s not filial piety. And Mulan is nothing if not the ultimate story of filial piety, and filial piety does not mean deference and submissiveness. It’s love, respect, and honor to the parents. It’s appreciating them for bringing you into this world and raising you and respecting them. 

Like, in the beginning, she wants to be a good bride because she doesn’t want to disappoint her parents and family. She goes to war because she wants to save her father’s life. She declines the emperor’s offer and goes home because she misses her parents and doesn’t want to worry and upset them more. You’re completely misreading the ending scene if you think it’s her being submissive: it’s not ‘daughter giving symbols of her deeds of valor and worth to patriarch’. It’s ‘daughter gives symbols of her filial piety to father’. Also it’s her father acknowledging her deeds and saying that he’s so proud of her and loves her. And he doesn’t really care that she saved China. He’s touched that she risked her life to save his. 

In essence —- FUCK WHITE FEMINISM AND THEIR WESTERN LENSES ON ASIAN CULTURE. Stop shitting on Mulan and saying it isn’t feminist or revolutionary just because you don’t understand it. 

Also, my fellow Asian feminists should watch the opera version of Mulan because it’s riddled with a bunch of awesome symbols and it’s super feminist and revolutionary and beautiful and I 10/10 recommend. You can find it on Youtube I think. I remember looking up Mulan Ge Zai Xi when I was 13 and watching it in its entirety and being in complete awe. 

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supersaiyansollux:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“I’m gonna have to call Cinderella’s “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes a bluff” because I either dream of spiders or of crazy people trying to kill me. I hope my heart isn’t dreaming about that.”

i think by Dream Cinderella meant like an Aspiration. Not a Literal Dream

supersaiyansollux:

waltdisneyconfessions:

I’m gonna have to call Cinderella’s “A Dream is a Wish your Heart Makes a bluff” because I either dream of spiders or of crazy people trying to kill me. I hope my heart isn’t dreaming about that.

i think by Dream Cinderella meant like an Aspiration. Not a Literal Dream

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queen-pixel:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“I hate how Disney and others depict Rapunzel with her long blonde hair. Like I understand that was her most notable trait but after she cut it off she set herself free and sacrificed herself and I think that says a lot more about her than just blonde hair. I don’t know it kind of offends me too because she would be the only princess with brown hair and green eyes and that is two of my traits. Not to mention her short hair. I just wish there was more brunette Rapunzel rather than blonde.”

I don’t know if this is true, but I believe I heard from a Cast Member that the reason why is so that people who haven’t seen the movie would still recognize her. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

queen-pixel:

waltdisneyconfessions:

I hate how Disney and others depict Rapunzel with her long blonde hair. Like I understand that was her most notable trait but after she cut it off she set herself free and sacrificed herself and I think that says a lot more about her than just blonde hair. I don’t know it kind of offends me too because she would be the only princess with brown hair and green eyes and that is two of my traits. Not to mention her short hair. I just wish there was more brunette Rapunzel rather than blonde.

I don’t know if this is true, but I believe I heard from a Cast Member that the reason why is so that people who haven’t seen the movie would still recognize her. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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waltdisneyconfessions:

“I hate how Disney and others depict Rapunzel with her long blonde hair. Like I understand that was her most notable trait but after she cut it off she set herself free and sacrificed herself and I think that says a lot more about her than just blonde hair. I don’t know it kind of offends me too because she would be the only princess with brown hair and green eyes and that is two of my traits. Not to mention her short hair. I just wish there was more brunette Rapunzel rather than blonde.”

llamavatar said: Too bad Flynn was the one who cut it off. I get that it was symbolic but it doesn’t make it her choice. >_>
andifitsneverlandyouneed said: (She didn’t cut it, Flynn cut it. She actually had no choice in the cutting of her own hair, let’s just remember that)

waltdisneyconfessions:

I hate how Disney and others depict Rapunzel with her long blonde hair. Like I understand that was her most notable trait but after she cut it off she set herself free and sacrificed herself and I think that says a lot more about her than just blonde hair. I don’t know it kind of offends me too because she would be the only princess with brown hair and green eyes and that is two of my traits. Not to mention her short hair. I just wish there was more brunette Rapunzel rather than blonde.

llamavatar said: Too bad Flynn was the one who cut it off. I get that it was symbolic but it doesn’t make it her choice. >_>

andifitsneverlandyouneed said: (She didn’t cut it, Flynn cut it. She actually had no choice in the cutting of her own hair, let’s just remember that)

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badlyknittedfandomcharacters:

gotham-knights:

This really impacted me as a kid

She wasn’t the first female superhero I had seen but she was the first to tell me I could be a better superhero than my brother

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