Reblogging the SHIT out of this.
This says everything.
Don’t it though?
the good thing about me is that you can not talk to me for 3 weeks and then talk to me and I’ll be fine and still care about you the same way I did before
the bad thing is that I do that to people and they don’t understand that sometimes I just don’t feel like interacting with people.
ah, youre into tokyo ghoul? i love that series the way they just [clenches fist] t-the way the y just [falls to my knees] k kaneki ken just wanted to talk about his b ook….. [clenches fists again] he diDNT DESERVE ALL THAT
When i was little i wanted to grow up to be a disney princess but im pretty sure i just became Yzma
The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.
wow i did not notice this until it got pointed out.
there’s a “photo” going around of Emma Watson wearing a dress that is see-through at the top, showing her breasts, and because apparently literally nobody has any common sense, most people are assuming that it’s real and are reblogging it.
i get that the way it’s being framed on tumblr is as a woman taking back her right to her body and her sexuality and making a choice after 4chan threatened to release nude photos, but in reality it’s literally the opposite. it’s something some gross sweaty misogynistic asshole made in photoshop with the intent of humiliating and violating her. please don’t reblog it, don’t contribute to it, and if you see people reblogging it, let them know.
I just want to further draw attention to the fact that this looks like the same set of breasts commonly photoshopped onto that one photo of Marilyn Monroe that’s also fake, so like, yes, this is disgusting and misogynistic, but it’s also part of a legacy where women’s bodies are treated as interchangeable objects to cut up and paste together in order to villify, control, humiliate, degrade, dehumanize, and so on.
This is not new and this is not acceptable. Speak out, push back.