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A quick editorial cartoon about the intersection of self-pity, entitlement, rape, territoriality, misogyny and fear of women. You see it all over the place online in the form of Men’s Rights Activists (of whom there are a few reasonable non-misogynists), Men Going Their Own Way, Pick Up Artists, and dudes touting the “Red Pill”, because The Matrix is a good movie. Look any of these up if you have the stomach for it. These are extreme examples, but watered-down forms of these ideas are everywhere.
In lurking their blogs and youtube channels for a while, I’ve noticed that beyond the standard patriarchal chauvinism there is this deep fear of women - what they will do to me, how they will reject me, how they will use me, how they are changing society in a way that does not favor me, how they are making men into something I don’t like, how they are making themselves into something I don’t like, that they won’t give me what I want, and that they won’t give me what I think is rightfully mine. This goes beyond fear of feminism- this is fear of women at its purest. And that, to quote a puppet, leads to anger and hate. It’s sad.
I am a feminist. I think there’s enough ice cream to go around, but it does mean those of us with 3 scoops might have to give one or two up. Also, The Matrix is a fun movie but probably not anything you should be basing a philosophy on.
Game of Thrones fanvid - Tapestry of Thorns, the women of Game of Thrones. By DiarFar
I overheard some folks in a diner badmouth GRRM for sexism, and I was not pleased. While his rush to sexualize his female characters is not always warranted by the story, hot damn does he include a huge number of incredibly diverse female characters.
Know what’s so funny about this? How the blue-eyed White folks know this is an exercise (as in not real life!) and can’t stand taking the shit people of color deal with for a couple of hours before they’re screaming and crying and storming off. They know it’s fake, and they still can’t deal!
Yet these are the people who are supposedly so much smarter than me, so much more reasonable than me, so much more civilized than me!
She. Goes. IN on these white folks. GOES IN.
“I cannot waste my tears for a white woman who knows that this is temporary…. I save my sympathy and my empathy for those who go through this every day of their lives….”
I know that some of you follow me because you occasionally learn something between my awkward personal posts.
I’m sorry this isn’t captioned, but if you’re able to, please watch this, esp. if you’re non-POC.
reblogging to watch when i’m done with my chores.
ahh this is awesome omg everyone needs to watch this old white lady lay it down
She’s been doing these social experiments for YEARS. With children and college students and adults and it’s amazing.
They need to do this in every class everywhere.
Pardon me, but isn’t teaching someone to always shut up because they are of a specific skin-colour/religion/gender/social status etc just as wrong?
Would be actually teaching to judge people by what they actually DO instead of the ‘group/stereotype/etc’ they ‘can’ be sorted into be much better? I don’t see that being done here.
Say what? She is clearly showing how people of color are CONSISTENTLY gaslighted by white people into believing that there is nothing wrong with the system we live in. And no, this woman is making BLUNT what white people CONSISTENTLY DO ON A REGULAR BASIS AND THINK ITS OKAY.
She does not give a single fuck about white people’s whine. NONE.
Wow. It’s almost as if it’s deliberate. Like there is a point to be made, and it’s illustrated beautifully, and laid out for folks to grasp and instead
Seriously, though, ‘penguins, what the fuck. The point, as Ms. Elliot stated several times, is to illustrate what PoC go through on a regular fucking basis. Day in and day out. All the goddamn time. If you have missed that, then it is your inability to understand that is at fault, not Ms. Elliot or the exercise. I’d suggest you try to find a program like this to help you understand, but I believe you would take away from it exactly what Kerry did (short, curly blond hair, piercings) — that it’s all about you and your experience, and hey, there might have been some PoC there, too, fancy that.
This is a stunning and really upsetting video, but yeah…if y’all have ever wondered what even a tiny bit of the experience of being a person of color is like, this is some straight up knowledge in video form. Watch it.
All you can do sometimes is just press harder on your pencil to try to make the drawing express what you’re feeling in your heart, and you hope that the audience can feel it as they’re looking at it.
— Glen Keane
The stunning animation of the characters in this video quickly make you forget that you’re watching pencil tests, scribbles of graphite on paper. And hearing Glenn Keane explain his process makes you realize why he is a master animator: there is thought and emotion behind every stroke of the pencil. There is nothing random about the work you see here.
There’s an interesting parallel between bringing animated characters to life and infusing characters on the page with spirit. Both mediums, even at their most simplistic, are capable of stirring emotion in an audience. A screenplay is a lot like a pencil test, in much the same way that a frame of film is like an animation cel. And yet both forms can affect us.
There should be thought and emotion behind every keystroke of our screenplays. That will give our characters shape and solidity, transforming them from vaporous imaginings into real people.
Gorgeous. Really interesting when they get to the 3D vine render that’s printed out for them to animate over.
Not gonna lie, I teared up during the last segments. Beautiful.