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September 21, 2014 at 6:21pm
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Reblogged from mydollyaviana

serenadestrong:

theroguefeminist:

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maliceandvice:

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mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy 

Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info

reblogging for the excellent commentary

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interesting
September 20, 2014 at 4:33pm
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First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

this is the most important thing right now.

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palestine
4:25pm
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Reblogged from iwillfuckingkillyou12

ponett:

benepla:

iwillfuckingkillyou12:

Feminists think Anti-Feminists hate Women/have Internalized Misogyny.

But, compare the way that we treat Women and how Feminists treat everyone in general.

this is a bad post so it’s mine now. reblog with the character you regular as in super smash bros. i like toon link.

i mained meta knight in brawl because i’m despicable but i’m really liking how mega man plays in the new demo

I’m most consistent with Lucas; Pikachu is a close second.

never apologize for spamming Thunder; it only works against bad players... chatter
September 16, 2014 at 5:15pm
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Reblogged from majozaur
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Best friends by takmaj

majozaur:

Best friends by takmaj

illustration watercolor ah damn the colors man the colors
5:10pm
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curve appreciation
5:08pm
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Reblogged from piyox22

malcolmsex:

pennislots:

riningear:

Every time this post comes around, I have to explain this. 

Watch Dennou Coil, the most underrated anime pretty much ever. 

  • Yes, this is the standard of animation throughout the series. 
  • AND THIS IS A FILLER EPISODE. 
  • It’s basically about kids with what’s essentially Google Glass: The Game. The whole world is affected by this game. Traffic lights, school, anything. 
  • It’s good in the beginning and gets really, really good by the end. 
  • Shows the vulnerabilities of children.
  • Well-written children in general. They fall under some tropes but they don’t suffer from the usual fallacies of writing children into series. 
  • And yeah, the filler episodes are really good. The whole series is worth watching. 

Reblogging as a reminder to myself

 wish this show was longer.

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animation gifset
5:04pm
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Reblogged from catracism
smitethepatriarchy:

theyrefuckingtrilbys:

manslator:

catracism:

I swear I’m not just making these in photoshop

Manslation (of the image): I can’t understand why non-men aren’t hanging on my every word when it comes to my opinion on their humanity. After all, as a man, I’m the MOST human, and this qualifies me to offer my opinion where it isn’t needed. Because I am positively swimming in male privilege, it’s fun for me to treat this topic as one for light banter and academic debate rather than the real-world issue it is.

So I gather you take the position of ‘sit down and shut up’ if you’re not a woman?

LMAO look at this guy’s URL.

smitethepatriarchy:

theyrefuckingtrilbys:

manslator:

catracism:

I swear I’m not just making these in photoshop

Manslation (of the image): I can’t understand why non-men aren’t hanging on my every word when it comes to my opinion on their humanity. After all, as a man, I’m the MOST human, and this qualifies me to offer my opinion where it isn’t needed. Because I am positively swimming in male privilege, it’s fun for me to treat this topic as one for light banter and academic debate rather than the real-world issue it is.

So I gather you take the position of ‘sit down and shut up’ if you’re not a woman?

LMAO look at this guy’s URL.

I BOUGHT A FUCKING RAINBOW PACKPACK astounding feminism
September 15, 2014 at 5:28pm
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Reblogged from darvinasafo

the-wolfbats:

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talesofthestarshipregeneration:

darvinasafo:

Darren Hunt of Utah

The murder of young Black Men by police continues.

oh for fucks SAKE

Y’all he was shot in the back…. HE WAS SHOT IN THE BACK…

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409680-78/family-hunt-moss-police.html.csp

He was carrying a sword? This mf in my geography class carried a sword to class everyday and when I expressed my discomfort it was dismissed. But this brotha was shot in the back.

and it was a blunted sword.. couldn’t have cut anybody… but white people walking around with loaded rifles in target…

Exactly! This is evil.

Damn. Niggas can’t even cosplay anymore? I would love to see the cosplay community say something about this but that definitely won’t happen

Also: this paper is edited by a clown. It should’ve been in the first fucking paragraph that this dude was cosplaying. I’m reading this shit wondering why the fuck this negro is walking down the street with a sword and obvious answer is hidden almost at the en of the article.

This dude was cosplaying.

He was dressed up in a costume.

Should all black people just stay home on Halloween this year?

Friendly reminder that the police shot a black cosplayer in the back

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race relations shitty fuck the police
3:43pm
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Reblogged from swirlix

swirlix:

TRANSFORMATION MONDAY

oh my god short hair is the best

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dang etc
September 12, 2014 at 1:01am
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