Liberal white tumblr talking to the rest of white tumblr
It’s interesting the way they do race with these two characters. Because in this set she’s communicating to the audience “I’m not racist, not like this old bitch, I voted for a Black dude, TWICE” but in the beauty parlor scene she says some disgustingly racist things, particularly about voodoo, while actively asking for a favor (and her anaology of the hammer and nail that got totally shut down is a pretty obvious one) She’s a very racist woman, but she would never see it in herself because, hey she’s cool with Black folks in power and her bigotry isn’t as obvious or violent as Marie’s. It’s like two generations of American racism showing that we haven’t gotten better we’ve just gotten better at hiding it.
^^^^^^^^^^ there’s the message and I bet 0% of white folks who watch this show will figure that out on their own
I don’t trust Ryan Murphy enough to understand or even attempt to portray something that nuanced. He’s not good at subtlety so I have no doubt he thinks that this scene makes Fiona and by extension himself look Cool and Progressive.
i was thinking the same thing after i reblogged it like.
this motherfucker is not that smart. he’s basically made Marie Laveau the villain of the storyline, while he’s humanizing the racist and monstrous Lalaurie. bc she’s ~totally~ learning her lesson from being Queenie’s servant and listening to Fiona’s rants like these, according to her little monologues spread out all over the series. lmao ugh.
yeah ur right, i highly doubt that’s a message he put in there. it’s more of a thing that shows how white ppl themselves only see something as racist when it’s violent and this thing was a small pat on their backs or whatever.
all of this.
esp. with fiona saying “if there’s one thing i hate it’s a racist!11!!1” it just reeks of whiteness. you can hate racism all you want, if you’re gonna go and act racist, all your proclamations are invalid, but this isn’t something that’s taken up or criticised at all, so i highly doubt that the subtleties of modern racism was the message.
The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up). Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<
But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales. Especially Bluebeard. We need a Bluebeard adaptation.
Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself.
The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away.
"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this
We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy
Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info
This is super interesting…I honestly never knew any of this before seeing this post…
I shall definitely be trying to find both of these books recommended here on the real history of these fairy tales, before the Grimm brothers messed with them…
I’m not really psyched for the Xbox One, but this is one of the best commercials I’ve seen in a while.
I enjoy reading the youtube comments. So many guys being pissing into the air about the female being the dominant one.
From what I got out of this, the XBOX One is showing that, with ownership of the xbox, you get power to command and control - it recognizes voice commands and faces. The boyfriend obeying her was a part of that theme - because she owns the xbox, she has control.
“I hope THIS CONSOLE FAILS!!! What a bunch of feminazi BS to appeal to women, Xbox doesn’t care about true gamers anymore, they want to appeal to the family/ casual gamers… They’re pulling a Wii, and they probably will crash and burn with this console… They’re trying to get lots of people to buy this and for the hardcore community to get them sales for their games… YOU CAN’T APPEAL TO EVERYONE!!!”
This ad is ridiculous. It falls into the same old trap of thinking that in order to make a girl a “gamer” you have to make her hyper-masculine.
Excuse you, do you see the highlights in her hair? Her dress? Those silver shoes? Her beautiful-ass face? That is NOT the image of a hyper-masculine woman. We’d be seeing a lot more plaid and sweatpants if they were trying to make her masculine. She drinks beer, yes. She expects to be obeyed, yes. Those are not purely masculine traits.
And the comments continue to become more violent and disgusting toward the woman, and insulting toward Microsoft.
What do you think?
I think that the sheer vitriol is almost enough to make me want to buy an Xbox, just to terrify and frighten the fedora-wearing douchebro crowd.
Fortunately, the Xbox is pricy and I don’t want the Kinect watching me sleep, so it won’t happen, but still.
Delicious, delicious mantears.
Dear Gamers: If you want people to take you seriously and stop treating you like you’re all immature children, stop behaving that way.
Meanwhile the GLORIOUS PC GAMING MASTER RACE cares not for your petty gender wars. man and woman are all equal in the PC Caste, while Douchebro Peasants squabble beneath our feet.
I don’t like Microsoft or Xbox, I prefer Playstation, but this is a great add, so four for you Xbox, keep doing little steps in the right direction:
Maybe next time you can also not try to be an evil company in everything else.
I’ve begun silently fighting back against jerks on the subway who sit as spread out as possible. Basically I match your stance.
This guy was sitting on the train with his knees splayed and his hands on the seat to either side of him. So I slowly backed up into the seat next to him forcing him to either move his hand or have me sit on it. Then I spread my knees equally wide and stuck my elbows out just as far.
It’s amazing how uncomfortable this makes men.
Eventually he closed his knees more (so I closed mine.) The ladies across from me noticed this silent warfare and were slightly confused. When he finally got off the train and I sat like a “lady” they realized what I did and grinned at me.
Yep. This is my new thing to do on the subway.
ur a little rebel i like u
pssst hey You know why most guys sit like that? It’s a body language signal known as a “crotch display” and it’s used to show dominance/confidence. This is why guys get uncomfortable when women do this, and also why women are told to sit “like a lady” - basically, without the crotch display. When women do it, they’re telling all the dudes that they’re either stronger or on equal standing with them.
So I say right on, ladies! Go for it.
WE DO NOT SIT WITH OUT LEGS SPREAD BECAUSE WE WANT TO ‘SEXUALLY DOMINATE THE SCENE’ OR WHATEVER BULLCRAP YOU WANT TO COME UP WITH.
WE SIT LIKE THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE TESTICLES IN THE MIDDLE THAT ARE FUCKING SENSITIVE TO HEAT AND PRESSURE, MAKING IT MORE COMFORTABLE TO SPREAD OUR LEGS.
WE CLOSE OURS WHEN YOU ‘IMITATE’ US BECAUSE WE REALISE YOU WANT MORE SPACE AND SO WE BE POLITE AND GIVE IT TO YOU
WE SIT LIKE THIS ANYWHERE HOW ARE WE OPRESSING YOU WHEN WE SIT LIKE THIS ON OUR OWN, IN PRIVATE?
NOT EVERYTHING IS THE GODDAMN PATRIARCHY
I have to agree with the above comment.
I don’t sit with my legs to assert some form of dominance or confidence — I sit like that because I don’t like to crush my BALLS.
If I’m taking up too much space, please, by all means inform me and I will correct my sitting. Just talk to me like a person, and don’t make it about gender.
Not EVERYTHING has to be about gender.
I will sit with my legs open, because I, Codot, am more comfortable that way. I’m not a MAN trying to show all the WOMEN that I am THE MIGHTIEST. I’m not stating I’m better than you by holding my legs apart.
So here’s a thing, maybe instead of being “clever” and slowly spreading yourself out to prove a point, you give a modicum of respect and just ASK ME TO MOVE MY LEG.
I will not be offended, I will not be upset, I will apologize and move my leg back. It will be uncomfortable, sure, but LIFE is uncomfortable, and I deal with it.
Again, it’s just some fucking respect for your fellow HUMAN BEING.
This is 100% true and I’m glad someone mentioned it. When on public transportation or most other public places, I always try to take up as little space as possible, and if there’s someone I don’t know sitting close to me I generally keep my legs close together and my arms either crossed or folded or whatever. Because hey, you deserve some personal space (and frankly I want to keep mine as well, and if I don’t know you I probably don’t want to make physical contact with you). But if I’m in my room, or somewhere else where I feel comfortable, alone or with people I feel comfortable around, it is 10796% more comfortable for a person with testicles between their legs to sit with their legs apart. I’m not trying to dominate anyone. I’m just assuming the most comfortable position. Because I want to be comfortable. And if you are a male or a female and you want to sit with your legs apart to be more comfortable (as long as you’re not getting into anyone’s personal space), then please, by all means, go ahead. Thank.
I was mad at this post until it got logical.
Thank fucking god cause that is just ridiculous Female-to-male sexism at it’s finest.