You have a really amazing body. If you could change anything about it, what would it be? (Like whose body do you want?)
i think i’d change my legs. actually in particular just one of my legs?? umm!!! yeah rose mcgowan has an incredible body in planet terror, i think i’d be a lot more confident if one of my legs was a machine gun
the hunger games aren’t amazingly unique or flawless or anything but I think katniss as a character is very important and i think the media misunderstands
we aren’t in it for the cute boys. we’re in it for katniss. thousands of young girls were introduced to an introverted, angry girl born into poverty and watched her become the savior of the world and the media doesn’t seem to understand that she, as a character, is important to girls. not who she dates, but her
so you’re telling me there’s an alien who regenerates into a completely random form, that he cannot control or determine himself, and who understandably could take millions of different appearances, but who all 13 times just turned into a different skinny white guy
The first being that its script was written by a woman. (Not new for Disney, but still a welcome fact.)
The second being that it’s the first female-male directing partnership Disney Animation has ever had. (With the first female director who has ever fully directed an animated feature at Pixar/Disney.) (I should point out that most Disney animated features have directing partnerships.)
The third being that the song-writing team is a husband and wife pairing.
The fourth being that the film’s two major protagonists are female, and both carry equal weight in the film.
The fifth being that the film ultimately revolves around the relationship between two sisters—and (spoiler alert!) in the end, neither of them need a man to rescue them or solve their problems.
The sixth being that it’s film about a young girl who is told all her life to restrain herself and “be the good girl” she’s told to be, and learns that ultimately, being true to herself is the only thing that matters. (The anthem song is called “Let it Go”.)
The seventh being that it’s a Disney princess film that deconstructs Disney princess films—all without shaming sociotypical femininity or glorifying masculinity.
It’s not the most amazing animated feature you’ve ever seen, and it’s not a perfect feminism manifesto, but Frozen is a film that takes some pretty awesome strides in gender inequality behind the scenes and breaking out of gender roles onscreen. If you were planning on ignoring it because of that “all girls look the same” fiasco, as I was, I urge you to reconsider and go support it for the step forward I think it is. :) Let’s get some more female-directed animated features out there!
it’s really interesting how so many mythological creatures that are exclusively female (harpies, banshees, sirens) are described as having really piercing or unpleasant or otherwise notable voices? sirens kill men with their songs, banshees shriek when someone is about to die, harpies are awful cawing bird-women
(watch out for the girls who know how to make noise; we are monsters)
I love how people have turned the idea of not being a racist, ableist, sexist, trans*phobic, queerphobic fucknut into the phrase “political correctness”.
Because it’s much easier to say “I don’t like all this PC stuff” than it is to say “I actually like my position at the top of the hierarchy and though I know that I’m only here because many people suffer every day, I don’t plan on changing it, because this is waaaay too comfortable.”
imagine saying “i’m dad” to a dad. he responds with “hi dad, i’m—” but then he stops. fear strikes up in his eyes. YOU’re dad? he thought he was dad all along? what is his true identity? who is dad? what horrible mistake has he made