nahhhh they just built built a global power structure of white supremacy and a pillar of which is the glorification of eurocentric beauty standards that is impossible for most people of color to live up to so our beauty is often and fetishized or exoticized and only really praised when it adorns white faces (see lip injections ass injections tans ect ect) and then theres the thing about white people ageing like bananas but im not trying to be petty so bloop try again
Now think of how many of those female characters and protagonists are oversexed, created for the male gaze, or put in an inactive damsel role for the plot of the game. Representation matters. A Study last year proved that exposure to tv shows increased the self esteem of young white boys and markedly decreased the confidence and self esteem of girls across the board (and we haven’t even started on the representation of characters of color and the effect it has on children’s self perception).
Video games are a different media, and even more concerning if representation metrics are changing how our kids think of themselves. Especially knowing that 67% of American Households have video game consoles and 91% of Children play video games regularly,how do you think the portrayal (and lack of portrayals) of women and girls in these games is affecting little girls – or influencing how little boys view their importance and/or influence over them?
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i once sat across from a man that expounded for 10 minutes about how much he doesn’t like women who wear make up and how it takes away from natural beauty and how me, his date, was an example of a naturally beautiful woman. he didn’t know i spent literally an hour doing my make up before going on the date and that is when i realized that men who say shit like ‘i hate make up’ are weak and need to be destroyed.
white people’s reactions to that post criticising Lucy makes me so fucking angry. More than that, it makes me trust them a little bit less.
fuck that whole “yes it’s problematic but I’m still excited!” attitude towards that film because it is so much bullshit. Yeah, who cares about POC getting slaughtered and the violent linguistic imperialism BECAUSE ~STRONG WHITE FEMALE CHARACTER~. Apparently, POC’s deaths are less rage-inducing and less meaningful to white allies if a white woman is killing them instead of a white man.
To us, it’s still same white violence we see impeached everyday.
A white woman literally shoots a man in the head for not speaking English. Never mind the danger and oppression non-native English speakers face in the West, this took place in his home country. White expats are given so much fucking priority in Taiwan and China, with the way they’re catered to and coddled.
The kind of neo-imperialistic violence that this film is couching as ~female empowerment~ is really, really fucking harmful. White people have privilege in non-Western countries as well (the shit I’ve seen expats and exchange students get away with in China is astounding), to the extent that we aren’t even safe from harm in our own countries; this film not only ignores it, it glorifies it.
don’t you ever fucking forget that, because we can’t.
Part of having privilege means being able to watch and enjoy media that is harmful to marginalised minorities and still be critical of it, but when this dehumanisation is shoved in our faces, white people need to remember that this is so, so personal.
white women’s liberation basically equals being able to do the same shit as white men. Thats its. Thats all that they want.
i’m sick of these YA novels where the protagonist is ~the chosen one~
"if you were polite and nice with your activism we’d listen" no you wouldn’t you fucking liars
“Video games are my relaxation hobby” I whisper to myself through gritted teeth as I replay the same gameplay sequence for the 30th straight time with a deranged and obsessive tenacity towards reaching full completion
margaery tyrell is the ultimate gold digger she’s had three husbands and didn’t have to bang one of them a single time dude she’s on a whole other level