Random Birthday Countdown, Day 36
Like stupid Adam and Eve
They found their love in a tree
God didn’t think they deserved it
He taught them hate, taught them pride
Gave them a leaf, made them hide
Let’s push their stories aside
You know the origin is you
MIKA, Origin of Love
Sometimes a joke is so good I literally forget to laugh. I’ll clap or just tell you how good your joke was. Pat you on the back like a Disney Channel dad or some shit.
Trigger Warning: Ariel’s waist made me starve myself.
THIS is why it’s important to talk about problems within Disney. GUESS WHAT, THEY IMPACT PEOPLE. Just because it’s Disney doesn’t mean it’s all sweetness and light!
THIS is why it’s important to have heroines who look real. I don’t give a shit about your “Disney look” if it’s harming women. And it is.
THIS! Also, the amount of shaming going on in the comments in gross. Just because Ariel did not influence how you viewed yourself, does not mean she did not influence other people. Its not just Disney characters that make girls want to be thin. They are only bombarded with images of very thin girls and women in the media. That is a huge problem because it does affect women’s body image. While Ariel never influenced my body image, that doesn’t mean it is true for all women.
So here is the rough draft for my “Anime and Feminism 101” panel that might be happening at San Japan.
A few notes:
- This is obviously not a transcript, but just the ppt slides. I’ve timed myself going through them with the commentary I want to add, and it takes about 30 minutes to go through it.
- It is subject to change between now and San Japan.
If you have any suggestions/corrections, PLEASE add them!
Edit: Reorganized the slides to take up less space on dash.
The only thing I want to bring up with this is that it’s fine to have loads of fanservice and harem anime. There really is nothing wrong in making anime like this for those who like it, by saying that it isn’t good it would make those who enjoy it feel bad for liking it. However I feel that there isn’t an equal spread of female-to-male fanservice shows, it isn’t bad for them to exist.
As I said, it is ok to like problematic things. I do feel that fan service is, ya know, inherently problematic, at least in the way we commonly see it. However, it is ok to like problematic things, and having some problematic aspects does not inherently ruin a series. Nothing is all or nothing.
The oppression of the Irish does not make people of Irish descent any less white or lacking in white privilege
The oppression of the Irish should not be used as a trump card when talking about poc oppression
The oppression of the Irish does not invalidate the oppression of black people
holy shit, STOP
in the end nothing is learned
eXCUSE U BOTH I WAS RAISED CATHOLIC
Were you really? I had no idea!