21 5 / 2013
I am all for free speech. I am fine with you having a different opinion than me. What I will not abide by is hate speech. Free speech may legally allow you to say racist, sexist, ableist, and other kinds of fucked up things, but it will not protect you from my wrath.
Deal with that.
20 5 / 2013
ALSO did anyone else notice how the family at the beginning just *happened* to be POC? This won’t give anything away. Basically there was this family and the little girl had cancer and the villain manipulated the dad into blowing up himself and a bunch of other people. They couldn’t have made that family white because that would have been *too sad.* But since they were POC it wasn’t *that* sad.
20 5 / 2013
OK Star Trek: Into Darkness was entertaining and all, but the more I think about it, the more I realize how much it totally sucked. I can tell that they TRIED to have a diverse cast, what with the 2 women of color and the Asian dude and all. But still, it’s depressing to me that it’s set in 2250 or whatever and STILL all the people in positions of power are white men.
Not only that, but also all the interesting characters in the entire movie were white men. I mean obviously there’s Captain Kirk and Spock (who, my boyfriend pointed out, is from a diff planet, but that doesn’t mean he’s not still a white male because he is), and the admiral and that guy who died. But then there’s also Scottie and the doctor, who at least get to be funny, and Kahn, who gets to be evil and manipulative. What crap roles do the women get stuck with? Well, one of them is pretty and blonde, and the other one cries a lot and bitches at Spock (like all women bitch at their partners for no apparent reason ha ha ha). Awesome.
And I know it’s because white men wrote and produced this movie for a white male audience, so they don’t give a flying fuck.
And DON’T start with that whole ‘well it’s based off the original show which was made in the 70’s and the 70’s was less diverse’… No. Stop. That’s not an excuse. They could have given women and people of color more interesting or important roles in the plot. The End.
***EDIT*** Soooo I was just informed by mturnstyles (thank you, by the way) that Kahn was brown in the original series. I mean, I know he’s a villain, but in my mind a villain of color would be worse than no POC representation in the main roles whatsoever. Maybe not, but in any case, what a fucking terrible excuse for a movie.
13 5 / 2013
illegal immigrants? you mean white people
except that white people didn’t immigrate into the united states… they funded the united states. you can’t illegally immigrate into a society you created.
did you actually just say white people created society in america
02 5 / 2013
"Racism is not in your intent. Your intent is immaterial in how racist your actions are. This isn’t about you BEING a racist. It’s about you DOING A THING that is racist. Your intent doesn’t change it. Your ignorance of its meaning doesn’t change it. It’s got nothing to do with you as a person and everything to do with the meaning of your action in the context of sociocultural history."
02 5 / 2013
"Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in."
26 4 / 2013
"I speak out of direct and particular anger at an academic conference, and a white woman says, “Tell me how you feel but don’t say it too harshly or I cannot hear you.” But is it my manner that keeps her from hearing, or the threat of a message that her life may change?"