interstellargeek asked: Wall-E was about the evils of consumerism and capitalism, wasn't it? I'd say that everyone being white on the spaceship could be pretty metaphorical. But I'm not going to give them the benefit of the doubt and say that's what they meant, and just go with the basic idea that it was probably a stupid and ignorant oversight.
I guess, though I feel like that’s a pretty “great” excuse to exclude PoC from any movie that offers critique on capitalism and money running our lives, which is actually a lot of movies, like a lot of movies that are about modern families?? Like PoC live in America and hence are a part of American consumer culture, even if they do not reap the benefits of it the same way privileged white people do…
love-a-dreamgirl asked: Do you think Disney will try to sneak "sexy" Merida back into merchandising once time has passed in the hope we won't notice?
I need to find it and probably post it tomorrow since I need to get ready for bed, but I actually read in a newer article today that she has not been removed from all their merchandising. She is not on the site, but is appearing in several places still as the redone version, including on Target’s online site etc.
ugh why am I allowing myself to google
here is Disney execs saying they do not plan on removing her “because it was blown out of proportion and the design was for a limited run of merchandise” -paraphrasing
So, Disney’s justification for making the change is that Merida herself wanted to dress up for her coronation ceremony. This seems disingenuous: Merida is a fictional character who doesn’t want anything – and besides, at the actual coronation in the Magic Kingdom, Merida was dressed in attire more closely resembling her outfit from the film than from the new 2D art.
And where is this “limited line of products” to be sold? At Target, according to Inside the Magic. Have a look at Target’s main page for the Disney Princesses.
-the article (Rebecca Haines)
so yeah… I think they’ll be trying something :p
imtheprettyone asked: Have you talked about how pretty much every one on the spaceship in wall-e was white?
I think it came up? I haven’t reviewed wall-e though and it doesn’t come up often as a movie, so I’m not sure
anyone wanna weigh in, in the comments?
larissafae asked: Re: Wreck-It Ralph and the Bechdel Test. I believe the test states that the two (at least) named female characters must interact WITH EACH OTHER about something other than romantic relationships with men, and I don't believe any of the female characters ever interact with each other. Soooo ... 2/3, then.
I thought they interacted/talked? Well, I have to rewatch etc before I write any legit review. I’ll get back to you on this in a while. Nobody take my opinion seriously yet. (or am I not getting what you’re saying didn’t happen since idk how they can have 2/3 if they never talked?)
I know I’m just constantly posting annoying posts about my ask box but at 700+ it’s really full, and unfortunately there’s never enough time to get around to everything
so please check has this been asked before, but also, if you are replying to something that can be reblogged, just reblog it!
& try to limit yourself to one ask a day. I know there’s a lot of questions but everyone wants to know my opinion on everything from dating websites to native appropriation and it gets kinda overwhelming so if you can, just prioritize the one thing you really want to know
also unless there are like 4+ asks I usually do not make reblogs myself since I get asked that constantly but you are always welcome to copy/paste from my site and just list as a source, or take a screen pic, or whatever.
edit: Oh ALSO I often get requests to check out websites or posts
please indicate what post you want me to see- like describe it- it isn’t always as intuitive as you think, and sometimes it’s a few hours before I look for it.
If you have a website I will usually post if I see your ask but make sure there is actual content on your site. If you only have 3 posts I’m going to wait to see if your site is actually something I feel comfortable advocating for. And at that point I might forget. So contact me once it’s built up a little
blodwindoodle asked: The stupidest thing about the original Mulan redesign, which I simply can't get over, is they gave her blue eyes? What the fuck!
and the best part was “”“art experts”“”” getting so mad because it’s just depth reflections not eye color
like it looks exactly like a blue iris someone should have noted that during the designing process, there are other ways to draw reflections, and multiple shades to use for reflective surfaces that are not so eye-shade-like
she-raquel asked: Have you seen Disney's latest animated film, Wreck-It Ralph (2012)? I believe it passed the Bechel Test because they had more than two female characters complete with their own names and personalities and where talking about subjects other than boys. The story, settings, and the animation of the movie is very good that it brings the nostalgia of the old arcade games yet I am curious of your input through a feminist's perspective.
I think (?) it did pass though I have yet to write a review. There were so many reviews available as soon as it came out that I didn’t feel a high calling to writing one right away. I’ll get to it eventually. If you look in the “has this been asked before?” there are a lot of asks relating to positive & negative parts of the movie.
And just as a note, the bechdel test is just a test for basic female representation, not feminism. Not that you said that, just making sure we’re on the same page haha. And obviously the two concepts often correlate even if they are not the same thing
like F anyone who thinks giving away a tshirt is enough to abdicate them of treating homeless people like people
tempus-traverse asked: Hello I am trying to write a story to try and show even the chunky girls can be a princess do you have a tip on what I can do to get my book out there?
find an agent or a publisher, if you’re okay with doing ebooks it’s not super hard to find a publishing house since there’s less expense to them involved. There is no easy way to get books into the public eye other than marketing either via time on your part, or money placement. It’s a crowded market with a lot of talent
also consult with your market demographic and see what they have to say about examples of your work, ask them to read chapters for you, make sure readers that will identify most with your protagonists are on board with being identified chunky as opposed to fat, chubby or plus sized etc since chunky can have negative connotations (but maybe you already did your research on that one, idk)
The second you criticize the patriarchy in Islam, atheist men show up saying stuff like, “good…women are more free without religion! Don’t cover up!”
Pretty sure rape culture, objectification and sexualization has nothing to do with religion and has existed before Islam?
vitreousrose said: right, which is why i think some of the criticism’s seem strange, as if people are taking it seriously. like, its satire for a reason, i agree some of it is disrespectful, but i think there was a point to it?
I half agree… I think some of the critiques come from a place of assuming it’s meant to be positive, when it’s not, not really. But I also don’t believe satire necessarily explains ALL issues, since even satyrical writers or illustrators can do problematic things. Example being, he referred to Anne Frank as “Holocaust Princess.” Even within the bounds of satire, that’s reductively gross, IMO.
And with people pointing out that Susan B Anthony was real racist at times, it’s not like his satire was commenting on that at all. He included her because he either didn’t know about that, or didn’t think it was important. And I mean each person can decide whether they agree with including her or not, but “satire” hardly makes a difference to a critique of that choice.
just pointing out too that it’s cool to see Jewish princesses in that imagining considering how many of the princesses are Christian coded even if it’s not blatantly stated
and a muslim princess, too!
yes yes :) I was just pointing out Jewish because one of the posts I reblogged from was counting diversity as the percentage of PoC, which is obviously important, but ignores the diversity that white Jewish women do add to that lineup
vitreousrose asked: in regards to the "Real Women as Disney Princesses" post, I believe its supposed to be a satire. If you read the picture captions and the article closely, I think he's trying to point out that these real women were revolutionary, but in Disney's eyes, they are just an opportunity to "make them over."
Yeah I get that it’s satire, I mean I didn’t think he was actually telling Disney to make these women into princesses :P
marrymejasonsegel asked: One thing that was really fucked up about how the original dude who made these titled these princesses is that he gave them all nicknames like "the (x) princess) and he called Anne Frank "the Holocaust Princess" which is like 1000000x fucked up so I decided not to include the nicknames because i still like the idea just not the handling.
ha yeaaaaaaaaah I just actually clicked through them all instead of just looking at the overall image and did not like that part one bit. So I appreciate you not including the nicknames since that was really gross, though I would have included a note if I had known (when I reblogged it)
JUST SO EVERYONE KNOWS… that’s there