“The icing on the cake is that this woman’s facebook name is ‘[Husband’s name]’s Helpmeet.’ Gag, gag, gag.”
Slate Magazine calls out Ben Affleck on whitewashing Argo: Ben Affleck Is No Tony Mendez
It’s well-established that the overrepresentation of white dudes in film directing means more movies about white dudes that reflect the values and interests of white dudes. But the problem becomes particularly obvious when these directors cast themselves as their own leads. Affleck’s is an egregious example, but he’s in good company: Charlie Chaplin, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, George Clooney, and Ben Stiller all paved the way.
In rare cases, these directors have used their power to highlight alternate perspectives. Clint Eastwood regularly leverages his position as an old white guy to explore how other old white guys might interact with people who aren’t old white guys (female boxers, Asian immigrants, their own daughters). And sometimes, these directors are actually correcting imbalances in Hollywood storytelling. There aren’t enough good roles for elderly actors, for example.
But you know who there really aren’t enough good roles for? Non-white, non-dude actors. Male actors are still valued higher than female ones. They get better roles and draw higher salaries (Taylor Lautner made more than Kristen Stewart in 2010). Historically,moving behind the camera has been easier for men than women. Meanwhile, black and Latino audiences buy movie tickets at a higher rate than white viewers, but appear less frequently on screen and are rarely stationed behind the camera. And characters of color are still routinely whitewashed, from Argo to the Hunger Games.
Colonizability of Africa. (1899)
A map by cartographer John George Bartholomew (1860-1920)
I’m going to take the time to type this out, because, you know, holy shit.
The pink: Healthy colonizable Africa, where European races may be expected to become in time the prevailing type, where essentially European states may be formed.
The yellow: Fairly healthy Africa: but where unfavourable conditions of soil or water supply, or the prior establishment of warlike or enlightened native races or other causes, may effectually prevent European colonization.
The gray: Unhealthy but exploitable Africa: impossible for European colonizaiton but for the most part of the great commercial value and inhabited by fairly docile, governable races; the Africa of the trader and planter and of despotic European control
The brown: Extremely unhealthy Africa
I have no words to describe any of this, except to note that this was a genocide that these bastards planned, and carried out, in many many parts.
Next time someone tells you to “just get over it”, it being the European colonization of the world…. show them this. Some things…. you just don’t ever get over.
It makes me SICK to think we’re supposed to pick up pieces of ourselves and somehow be not-broken, just because there isn’t *visible* presence of the colonisers anymore.
I’d’ve guessed this was from the early 18th century. But it’s not. It’s just shy of being 20th century. This is scary.
W O W
W OOOOOO WWWW
- Asian girls are exceptionally petite so most clothes in the general market are not made for their body type.
- Clothes are also not made keeping in mind what would look good on a frame like theirs and it is hard for Asian girls to find color tones that complement their skin tones.
- Another issue is finding something that goes with your personal style and is unique. Asian girls have a desire to always look different from other Asian girls especially since facially there is a resemblance. The need to stand out from the crowd is really pressurizing.
ASIAN WOMEN ARE SMALL AND THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME SO HERE’S TIPS ON HOW TO LOOK DIFFERENT
SHUT UP WHITE PPL OMG
omg this is for real a combination of (a) racist shit about azn women and (b) generic advice that can apply to all women
but then the fact that she’s using generic advice to target azn women like
“The best thing is to construct your own look. This way you will look unique, and no one else will have that same outfit.”
WAT, B/C ONLY AZNS FEEL THE NEED TO LOOK DIFFERENT FROM EACH OTHER?
i rly need ms. renee bertrand to explain to me
- why did she feel like this article needed to be written
- why did she feel like she was the right person to write it
What is this about all Asian girls being petite? I stand at 5”7 and am fairly buxom. That is not petite.
The thing about all Asian girls looking alike? Bull fucking shit.
Fail to this particular white lady giving Asian ladies fashion advice. Fail, fail, fail!
Save Africa poster (detail) by Alex Griendling
how INCREDIBLY insulting
how dehumanizing and racist . ugh.
western charities exploiting an entire continent to further their own environment agendas. fuck you alex.
R U FUCKING KIDDING ME
Why doesn’t it surprise me that the people repinning this are white? Ugh. Reported it on pinterest.
[trigger warning: what starts as obnoxious Japanese cultural appropriation turns into full-on racism by the end of the interview segment….
Found this on my feed today. Today’s poster: white, straight cisgender female Christian classmate I went to school with.
Surely, the United States must be an oh so Christian nation that we must rub it in the faces of others who aren’t Christian! /sarcasm
Ok, so one of my acquaintances (a straight, cisgender white guy in his 20s who refers to himself as a libertarian who jokes about having an Asian fetish *shudders*) prefers Ron Paul as a presidential candidate. Btw, I am still icked out. I left a response on how ironic it is that he was an OB/GYN who happened to be pro-life. I get this little gem:
It IS possible, however miraculous it may seem, to have personal opinions about an issue and not let it influence policy decisions.
Wooooow, really? So I have this response I’m about to leave on there.
While it is possible to not let personal opinions influence policy decisions, how does it explain the following:
In 2000 and 2003, Ron Paul voted for a federal ban on partial-birth abortion (yet the ban doesn’t make an exception if a woman’s life is at risk). In 2005, 2007 and 2011, he reintroduced a bill known as the Sanctity of Life Act, which basically defines that “life begins at conception.”
So much for not letting it influence policy decisions.
I don’t think Ron Paul understands the extent to which leaving the decision of reproductive rights to the states. By leaving these issues up to the states, the women living in those states that ban those rights are backed into a corner in those circumstances, curbing access to certain health services for women. Those states would be actually be raising the rates of unplanned pregnancies and abortions instead of decreasing it.
So no, Ron Paul would not get my vote for one of those reasons.
I think I may be dealing with some ignorant-ass hipsters here.
Some guy on my facebook made the status
“Some girls are just so….. shallow these days… ugh… they should really start stepping their sights up and look for the part of the male population that actually have dreams, ambitions, respect, and an education… because twenty, heck ten years from now,…
So apparently I’m doing it wrong. It’s either find a guy that can pay my bills for me, or pay my guy’s bills as well as my own. Here I was thinking that I was going to go off and be a big girl and pay for my own shit. #woops
Guys responding like that raise a red flag. Ugh.