Street harassment is not a compliment.
parenting. you’re doing it right.
Beyond cute omg
i thought it was cute and then i realised what was on the tv and i melted
(Source: daily-disney-dreaming, via mahakavi)
part of the reason I like reblogging things over and over, other than covering multiple bases of discussion, is just to give a big F U to the people who reblog saying “omg don’t you have anything better to do” and “it’s just disney princesses calm down”
like plz I go to your blog and you’re losing your shit over something Taylor Swift gestured at an award show, yet feel you have the credibility to tell me what isn’t worth paying attention to? Who are you, again?
if you’re going to be dismissive at least hold up your end of the bargain
In health class we were given sheets of paper and told to write a message we would want someone of the opposite sex to know
She read some examples
The girls were like: “Hey can you please not treat me like shit”
The boys were like: “Spray tans look ugly I hate when girls wear too much makeup and don’t lead me on.”
deathclock404 asked: Please make that white savior complex thing rebloggable. I know a LOT of people on both sides that need to read it.
anyone is welcome to make my posts rebloggable however they prefer to do it. I get too many requests to really honor most of them, it is tedious for me and repetitive for followers.
If you tag it with my name (feministdisney) I might reblog it eventually when I do not have time to create new content/answer asks.
niche-pastiche asked: (Part 1 of 2) I want to thank you. Up until about a year ago, all I knew about feminism I had learned while growing up listening to republican talk radio. I thought "women are already equal" and anyone who companied about this "rape culture" stuff was just and "being an attention whore." Then, I found your blog.
(Part 2 of 2) You were my intro to feminism. I couldn’t see the big issues because I’d been brainwashed into thinking they didn’t exist, but you helped me see the “tiny” problems that existed in the movies I grew up with. You also helped me see how big those tiny problem become when in the real world. So, thank you again. I became a feminist because of your blog. And best of all, so did my Mom. (end ask)
Aw, thank you for sharing that with me! It is always nice to hear that this blog can help people reconsider things like that. I am glad to be on this journey with you (and your mom), and everyone else who follows & provides constant feedback on different issues. :)
kookiemee asked: Do you know of any video game feminist blogs?
people can comment if they know of any…
I really just don’t care enough about video games to the point where I do not keep track of anything other than the basic knowledge points. To actually know if a blog is good requires reading it so I won’t go recommending blogs I’ve seen all of three posts from :P
also i think in the past, if you use “has this been asked before?” people have submitted the titles of their video game feminist blogs and stuff for people to check out
just a reminder to *comment* w/your blog or blog you like if you want to share, I don’t feel like publishing 20 asks about video game blogs :p
magical-girl asked: Female portrayal in video games often leaves them in very skimpy clothing or spinebreaking "action" shots. I would be interested in learning your thoughts on the skimpy clothing part though. I am all for anti-slutshaming and desexualization of body parts (the dresscode talk has really interested me!); but these fictional girls are considered sexualized because of these outfits. Since skimpy outfits are coded/widely accepted as sexual/"slutty" these characters are sexualized? To elaborate, (1)
(2) these characters are not sentient (they do not the decision to wear the clothing) and it is instead an artist/group of designers who KNOW that the clothing is considered sexual/”slutty” & it is a blatant attempt to sexualize them (is this right?). I hope I’m making myself clear. I’m just curious if you have any thoughts on this kind of thing, as I spend a lot of time discussing it. :D (end ask)
yeah I think you answered your own… statement there haha in that it’s because they’re not sentient/choosing what they wear.
It’s not like a problem for clothing of all lengths to be options. It’s a problem when the player is only presented, over and over, with a very limited range of body types/sizes & clothing options for female characters. And specifically female characters- male characters get a wide range of body sizes and clothing options, and are not coded in sexualized ways. It becomes clear that men are there to be characters, while women are there partially to be eye candy for players.
And sexualized coding is more than just clothing, but the way they pose for games or advertising as well- female characters are often given passive, suggestive stances while male figures are given active stances etc. Or logistically- armor for men covers up vital organs, while armor for women covers up just their nipples.
Gender differentiation in character illustration is also why the infamous “boobs and butt” stance is so ubiquitous that we sometimes need to remind people it’s actually happening and very weird to look at, yet male characters have this down so infrequently or never that simply switching the poses (so that a male character is showing “boobs and butt” parts of body in a single frame) is enough to get people’s attention and make a point without even adding any commentary.
I’ll add to the bottom of this though that I’m definitely not a video game player, I’m just evaluating the images/repeating what I have learned through cultural dialogue about this issue. ;)
Many people have already found my feature in Seventeen Magazine, so I am really excited to finally talk about this after hiding it for two months!
As of May 20th, I am the first Hijabi to be featured in Seventeen magazine. I’m really humbled and honored to announced that I’m working with Gucci, Beyonce for her campaign, Chime for Change and Seventeen Magazine to unite and strengthen the voices speaking out for girls and women around the world.
I would like to thank everyone who has constantly shown support, but more importantly thank God for all the opportunities, people and happiness He has bestowed upon me. Without Him, I wouldn’t be where I am today because He was able to help me become a better poet with my second family, my poetry slam team and my wonderful coach who helped me find my voice and believing in me. Thank you to my parents and siblings, as well as my friends for supporting me in everything I do. Thank you to Kevin Coval for Louder Than a Bomb, because if I had never competed, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Alhumdulillah, I really thank God for helping me by letting others see the best in me and hiding my flaws.
The issue is in stores all over the world, on itunes, amazon and kindle. Please make sure to buy a copy to show your support, it would mean so much! If you are unable to buy the magazine, here is a high-res scan of this article. There are videos of my poetry on youtube, you can search by typing in “ainee fatima”
I will be posting a video of my trip and photoshoot in a couple of days, make sure you look out for it. Thank you again to everyone for supporting me in everything I do, I wouldn’t be here without your support.
very awesome, Ainee :) & good work to seventeen for covering stories like this.
ninjagiry asked: Not a follower, and haven't seen much of the blog, but I wanted to express some extreme thanks for the post about PoC in Paris, as it's helped immensely to reinforce my arguments against people who claim that Norm Lewis' portrayal of Javert (my personal favorite) was "Historically Impossible". :D
took me a minute to remember what you were talking about! (post refers to why PoC would not be historically inaccurate, and why they would not have to “only” be slaves, for B&theB)
I’m glad you found it helpful :)