So I was on homepage and I saw this:
I can not tell you how excited I was to see this.
These were some of my favorite things she pointed out:
"The male characters look like cartoon men … Not so with our lead ladies … They have ginormous eyes … Teeny-tiny ski slope noses. Exaggerated delicate ski sloppiness, actually. Barbie doll proportions of their bodies in general: tiny waists, ample busts, and huge heads. They look like dolls."
She also takes issue with film’s male love interest turning out to be a villain, claiming it promotes “male-bashing,”
I have no words of how happy I am.
Here’s a link to Mayim’s actual rant on her blog for those who want to read it. I don’t agree with everything she says, but here are a few of her best points in my opinion:
- "…the search for a man/love/Prince is still the reigning plot line in the movie, as it is with pretty much all movies for young people which are animated. The sister’s desire to marry this guy she just met, and the other sister getting mad at her–we still have a plot about the identification of a woman being based on her desire and search to meet a man."
- "All of the talk I’ve heard about “Frozen” revolves around how it goes against all the stereotypes of princess movies. And in some ways it does; it shows one sister trying to convince the other sister not to trust this guy she just met (…) It’s a lovely notion, but it was just not executed well at all in my opinion."
- "The male characters look like cartoon men. They have some exaggerated features, sure. But by and large, they look like they have the proportions of human beings. Not so with our lead ladies. They have ginormous eyes. Like really ridiculously big. Teeny-tiny ski slope noses. Exaggerated delicate ski sloppiness, actually. Barbie doll proportions of their bodies in general: tiny waists, ample busts, and huge heads. They look like dolls (…) My sons thought the females looked like BRATZ dolls, truth be told. I kind of agree.”
The term “male-bashing” is dumb and she doesn’t really describe it all that well either, but I guess a way I can kinda see what she’s trying to get at in that it was pretty unnecessary to make Hans evil (with the non-existent foreshadowing), and it’s really contrived to only be able to end a love triangle by making one party evil (and it’s doubly contrived with Frozen in that they didn’t even have to make Kristoff a love interest, he could’ve just been a friend, and they still could’ve had a lesson of “don’t hook up with a stranger” simply because it’s not a reasonable thing to do, and give a bigger focus to the sister relationship with this story framing). It’s not an issue that particularly bashes men, other than the fact that in this particular instance a male character gets the short end of the deal, but yeah.
The noses of the Frozen leading women had always looked really ridiculous to me. It literally looks like they used a shrink tool on the lower half of Rapunzel’s face, then dragged it out, and called it a day. I guess the rat-face look would be okay if it applied to the male characters too, but no it doesn’t so yeah…it’s just really aesthetically weird.
im all for a tarzan remake where everything is the same but tarzan is a girl please and thank you
and in case ur wondering yes jane is still a girl they’re jungle lesbians you’re welcome
"both genders" phhhbbh btppphtbtttttbtbthtbpppthbttbththbt
A Texas man is under arrest after gunning down a SWAT team member as the officer quietly tried to climb in through the apartment’s window during predawn hours.
Police State USAreports that a resident fatally shot Detective Charles “Chuck” Dinwiddie as the officer climbed in through a ground level window as part of a “no knock” raid. The officers were there due to suspicion that residents were in possession of controlled substances.
Upon hearing a noise, resident Marvin Louis Guy, 50, opened fire on the unidentified officers, shooting three others as well, although only one fatally.
Guy is currently being held on capital murder charges in connection with Dinwiddie’s death, even though it’s unclear how Guy was supposed to know that the men crawling in through the window were police officers since they hadn’t identified themselves.
The evidence sheet lists a laptop, a safe, a pistol, and a glass pipe, but no drugs were found. Given the evidence, why did police deem it necessary to seek a “no knock” warrant and why did a judge sign off on it?
Very little is known about Mr. Guy, but Dinwiddie left behind two children, all because his SWAT team went creeping into a home where the residents didn’t even have any drugs. Is that the best use of law enforcement tax dollars?
Guy’s bond has been set at $3 million dollars.
Thank you lieutenantnorals!
"cop breaks and enters with state approval, gets his ass shot"
this happened in Texas where it is perfectly legal to shoot and kill someone who is breaking into your home
Literally everybody knows that in Texas you can open fire on someone who comes onto your property without permission. What in the hell did they expect??
Where the NRA at? In the largest pro-gun state of Texass, those second amendment rights only apply if you’re white.
Reblogging for that bit about The NRA.
Sometimes it means “sexist fuckface”, I guess.
I never tell people off the bat that I’m gay. I wait. I wait until they say some homophobic shit and then I laugh and am like “you know I’m gay right?” And watch the look of terror on their face.
i like you
"Tiana’s one of my very favorite Disney princesses, but it really upsets me that a lot of her fans only like her for "what" she is as opposed to who she is. There is so much more to Tiana than her just being "the first black princess," and I only liking her because of something arbitrary like her skin color (as opposed to her awesome resourcefulness, sense of dignity, and ambition) is missing the entire point of her character, and that depresses me"
How dare you. How fucking dare you?!
Do you know how much it means to black girls and even black women that Tiana is black? Do you know what it means that little black girls have been growing up not seeing anyone who liked like them as a princess?
That when people would describe a princess a black woman did not come to mind?
Don’t you ever fucking insist that you’re the only person who likes her for who she.
Don’t you fucking dare think you are better than black women and little girls for clinging on to Tiana.
Not only that but when you’re a child, it’s so important you see a hero like you. A lot of white people do not understand this, thinking that children do not give two shits about skin color. When you’re young, that is one of the first things you see and one of the first things other kids will point out. Having a hero like you makes you feel validated and important.
Is this such a hard concept to understand?
i’m just really goddamn tired of this idea that if men aren’t heterosexual, they can assault and harass women like it’s some sort of big joke