This is not equal representation:
This is equal representation:
SAY IT AGAIN ONE MOE TIME
Except, both graphs aren’t equal representation.
Fact of the matter is, there are more white people than other races in the US and Canada. This is equal representation:
Of course, that’s just for the US in general. Chances are, specific cities or provinces are gonna have different demographics. For example, equal representation for Vancouver would be something like this:
[Races are generalized due to a lack of specific demographical information for the US]
Of course, the pathetic thing is that we don’t even get that. There’s been a few procedurals set in Vancouver in the past few years- even putting aside the fact that the main character is always white, the most representation Asians, who make up nearly as much of the population as white people, get among the main cast of these shows is one half-Philipino character who most people probably assume is white anyways.
Representation is a major problem. Executives think ‘oh hey, let’s put a token black character so we’re good on the diversity front.’ and do no more. But misrepresenting what equal representation is won’t help anyone.
As many of you know i was suspicious of her because she followed some terfs on twitter. Looks like she proved my suspicions wrong. So in fairness im posting this to everyone here.
Well I’ll be damned.
Well, now I can say for sure that I agree with Anita Sarkeesian about something. Cool world.
She’s still a douchebag but I suppose even douchebags have their limits.
fyi the post that’s going around captioned “emma watson’s response to the nude photo leak threats” (or any variation thereof) of her showing her breasts isn’t real
it’s a photoshop of this picture she did for mariano vivanco and by reblogging that post you’re violating her just as much as the rest of the creeps threatening to release nude pictures of her
Billboard demonstrating gender stereotypes as most people automatically assume that Alex is the boy.
Actually, I’ve studied design and advertising, and I can tell you that the reason people would look at this and immediately assume Alex is the boy is because, quite simply, the boy is the focal point of the ad.
English-speaking readers’ line of sight goes from left to right and up to down. This ad leads the viewer from the words MEET ALEX etc straight to the boy and then over and down to the girl. I didn’t even notice there was a set of parenthesis with words in them in the ad until I looked the fourth time.
This is a fallacious confirmation bias, as anyone looking at it will assume Alex is the focal point (i.e. The Boy) and then if they’re perceptive they’ll notice the words at the bottom. Aha! Those damn gender stereotypes gotcha again! Except no, because the ad literally forces you to read it as “Alex is the boy” by the visual language and lines of sight.
A better ad would have been structured from top to bottom instead of left to right, and wouldn’t have pushed the girl, the real subject of the ad (who, by the way, has been VISUALLY PUSHED OUT OF HER RIGHTFUL SPACE ON THE AD BY HER BROTHER) off to the corner as far away from her identifiers as possible.
Here, I’ll make you a better ad.
Bam. Shitty stock photo but you get the point. If anyone sees this and assumes Alex is the boy, they don’t have the the ad layout to use as an excuse for their internalized gender shittery. Likewise, the ad isn’t actively trying to make you read it a certain way and THEN making you feel guilty for interpreting it the way they designed it to be.
~poc headcanons~ for japanese- read as, ALREADY PEEOPLE OF COLOUR- will be the death of me
-the canadian one
I’M JAPANESE TOO AND I ALSO FIND THIS REALLY REALLY FUCKING OFFENSIVE. HIGH FIVE ANON.
- Mod Jesus
Do you ever get rly pissed because the hunger games films could’ve told such a deep story with themes that reflect our own society’s oppressive systems
but instead they whitewashed the main leads, erased their disabilities, and pretty much…
Also, y’know, her mom and sister have pale skin, blond hair, and blue eyes so the most she could be is mixed and even that is unlikely given that blue eyes are recessive.
A better criticism of the Hunger Games is the disappearance of East-Asian people from any district.
- Mod Jesus
Blonde hair occurs among some PoC without coming from European genes—that is, there are distinct genes for blonde hair that evolved/occurred on some islands and the genes are totally different than the ones that come from Europeans. They have the same effect (blonde hair) but they’re not the same genes.
And being a recessive gene doesn’t make it unlikely for a PoC to have blue eyes—it’s only as unlikely as it is for white people to have blue eyes—i.e both parents must have a recessive blue eye gene. Which a fair amount of black people have, without being read as “mixed” or being light-skinned or in any way visibly mixed with European; because like 70% of the black people in the U.S have European ancestry as shown by genetic tests.
In other words, the genes can pass down even when the overall appearance does not.
Does that make sense?
'Possible' and 'likely' are two different things. While non-white people may rarely have blond hair and blue eyes, it's unlikely, and when it's a white woman living in the US who wrote the book, you can say with a near 100% guarantee that she either wrote Katniss and her family as mixed or white.
- Mod Jesus
ppl who seriously believe every guy who watched MLP must be sexualizing the ponies make me extremely angery.
Accurate comic is killin it.
this comic literally makes no sense. also the fact that op made the women’s justifiable anger a fucking exaggeration is disgusting.
the brony fandom is made up of middle-aged dudes who sexualize a show made for young girls and literally took it away from them and stomped it to pieces. now i’m not saying that every brony is like that, however, what i’m saying is that it’s not a girl’s fault if she’s wary of you if you call yourself a brony because fucking face it; the majority of bronies is made up of these assholes who constantly demean women and make rape jokes. does a brony have to deal with those kinda things? no, no they fucking don’t. don’t you dare try to deny this because they don’t. also guess what, women get a lot of shit for liking “traditionally” male things such as comic books and have to deal with all this “fake geek girl” nonsense among numerous other offensive things. honestly, how the fuck are you comparing a male’s hurt feelings to an entire culture of women being denied anything they remotely like ever? grow the fuck up.
tl;dr: bronies who actually are nice and respectful are hard to come by therefore it is not a woman’s fault if she is wary around one. stop fucking complaining and instead of trying to shame a woman for something she is justifiably angry for, fucking do something about it so that women don’t have to do that anymore.
The 100% irony here is astounding.
I’m a grown ass adult. I’m a brony. I’m also a mom (yes that makes me female if you can’t do the math there, chum), but I loved the show before even my daughter liked it. I know a large number of grown ass adults, like me, who are bronies. Most are male. None of them is a pedo. It’s a show about friendship, positive feelings and life lessons. So adults like it. Big fucking deal. Adults like Disney movies too. Does that make every adult that goes alone to a Disney film in the theaters a pedo? No. It doesn’t. You can not like a fandom’s focus without hating on the fandom. It’s ok. I promise.
Bless you. Bless this post.
Bless this fucking post.
I can’t stand anti-bronies. They’re illogical as hell and can’t put together a decent argument to save their lives.
- Mod Jesus
"I’m the only one that cares about you"
when you hear those words, you turn tail and run as fast as you can. you run before it’s too late. These words are an abuse tactic
you are worth the world, and never, even in your darkest, believe that this one person is the only one who gives a shit. I have seen the kindness of strangers and friends alike, and you are not unloved. do not believe them.
i think about this a lot
People are being so mean. I still think he’s adorable.
white folk truly age like unrefridgerated milk
This is the danger of crushing on a white dude
This is why I only go after older white men. It’s a pandora box until they’re 34. If they’re unspoiled at the 35 to 40 range you could milk a good 3 more years out of them.
Just enough time to set up a joint bank account and an anchor baby.
This is why I don’t gravitate to white dudes beyond a superficial level, honestly. In addition to most of them being racist, privileged pigs.
Good thing men aren’t judged on their physical appearance
Or seen as disposable bank accounts as vulvita aptly points out. And people wonder why men are trepidatious about commitment.
So many racist sociopaths, so little time.
You guys are fucking disgusting
~the black one
"white men are racist privileged pigs! I have no use for the ones I don’t want to fuck or are poor!"
We hate white men…
Except for the ones who are hot…
And the ones who have money…
But we still want to treat them like third-class citizens!
Even though they should treat us like the creme de la creme of the Earth!
I just have to say that your brain has to be pretty healthy to complete all of those mental gymnastics…
- Mod Buddha
2010 tumblr: don’t be racist or homophobic or sexist. Be kind and accepting
2014 tumblr: I’m more oppressed than you. Don’t listen to white rappers. Sushi is cultural appropriation. Kill straight people.
Also gay white men and asian people are not oppressed…