you know movies like avatar where they travel to another planet and colonise it and terrorise the natives
what if there was a movie where a bunch of explorers landed on another planet
but it was more advance and they instantly got dragged to an immigration office and shouted at in a language they didnt understand and made to fill out a bunch of forms for like 6 hours and had their ship impounded until they jumped through a bunch of legal loops
“People think being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.”—Kim Culbertson, The Liberation of Max McTrue (via forlovers)
Because seriously, nobody batted an eye when I was little and walked out of the theater after seeing Toy Story proclaiming, “Woody is so cool! I want to be just like him!”
Nobody cared that I was a little girl looking up to a male character. Not a single person would have been upset if I wanted a Sully toy, or if I admired Simba more than Nala. No parents said to their daughters, “No, I’m not taking you to see Up! because there’s no females for you to look up to!”
Because as long as it was men being awesome, parents decided that our kids could see through typical gender stereotypes. They decided, “my kid can learn something from this film even though she is a girl and that character is a boy.”
But as soon as the roles are reversed everyone is up in arms about it. Well that’s nonsense. Because if you’re really not a sexist, you’ll realize that it’s just as fine for your daughter to like Finding Nemo as it is for your son to like Brave.
So get off your sexist pedestal, stop complaining, and take your son to see Brave. And hope to all that is holy that he learns something from it…like how to fight against the current patriarchal system. Because he sure as hell isn’t going to learn that from you.
I heard the “is she a lesbian” controversy, but I didn’t know this was a thing people were complaining about, too.
I mean, gasp, a story that deals with women’s problems instead of men’s? As if women were people too? Whatever are we going to do with this?
i would never pay thousands of dollars for a purse unless it could actually disassemble itself and form around my body as a suit of highly advanced weaponry that allowed me to fight aliens and demigods and jaded russians and what have you