repeat after me:
there are white people suffering in the world
but the white people who are suffering are not suffering because they are white
The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.
wow i did not notice this until it got pointed out.
well well well. if it isn’t my old friend, the dawning realization that i fucked up real bad
I cannot get over how important her response is. She calls it a sex crime (which it is). She tells people who viewed her photos that they should “cower with shame” (which many people think she should be doing so she flipped that right around). She recognizes the importance of consent - direct quote: “I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body.” She points out that photo leaks are not just “part of the territory” for people in the public eye. And, perhaps most importantly if you ask me, she refuses to apologize because she did nothing wrong. So many actresses who have been victims of photo hacks have apologized because they are pressured to believe they did something wrong, when in actuality the person who shared the photos did something wrong. I think it shows a HUGE step in our culture that celebrities are starting to point out how wrong this trend is.
Also, the fact that this interview was in a magazine where she posed in a typically “sexy” photoshoot on the cover further emphasizes that she can be sexual if she wants and people can see her in that way, but only on HER terms and when she CONSENTS to it.
So much respect for you, Jennifer Lawrence.
Look at this
I’ve never made this connection before…at the beginning of DH Hermione tells Ron and Harry how a wizard who’d split his soul could heal himself, save himself…remorse
Harry James you precious baby
I’ve read this second bit before, the whole try for some remorse thing, and thought it was just a Harry stabbing in the dark, but nO
It was so calculated
He remembered that conversation
actual, possible redemption for Voldemort
he kept that hope, however slim, that Voldemort could be saved
before they cast their final curses, after all that happened, Harry was actually trying to get Voldemort to mend himself back together
Harry james potter you compassionate jerk trying to save your mortal enemy before he utterly and finally destroys himself
constantly having to deliberately downplay your mental illness but also constantly worrying that you’re making it up for attention, somehow
im losing my mind
My white friend’s mom made this exact meal when I spent the night in 10th grade. It felt like chewing on dust
do poc not eat chicken and vegetables ?
Lmfao look at this comment
I’m so confused because this is a genuine meal in England? is this some inside usa joke i dont get or something
The joke is that ya’ll had the nerve to invade 90% of the earth for spices and then not use a single one.