- ritualofthehabit asked
Sorry about this! Trying to tag everything I can with the tags “cissexism” and “transmisogyny” if you want to tumblr savior those, but I am open to suggestion for other tags if it helps! - M
Tumblr blog transhollywood notes that the people who are writing in upset with their critique of Leto’s role in Dallas Buyers Club:
"…tend to have no concept of trans people, our culture, or our terminology but [still] have a strong belief we are being represented well."
If they’re so certain that this is appropriate—in fact, excellent—representation for trans people and the trans community, why can’t they even get basic language straight?
EDIT: Also important to note that “dumb” is a problematic and hurtful term for some people, too—not to mention, it’s not even all that accurate. I’m thinking more “ignorant.”
so American Girl revealed their latest American Girl doll.
and I couldn’t help cracking up at the first paragraph as well as the actual doll.
Diversity and the “All American Girl” at it’s finest.
Diverse races and interests as well as physical differences and disabilities?
Yeah…AG let the ball drop on this one.
AG is so good at diversity! Let us introduce this able-bodied white blonde dancer girl who is white like almost all our GotY have been! Oh but she has highlights! Pink hair counts as diverse, right?
- readingpolitics asked
Ableism and familial abuse can hit harder and be more invisible along racial and socioeconomic lines, too.Thank you for noting this. The marketing is very uncomfortable, especially the idea that the customs of non-white American cultures are “crazy” or dysfunctional. It can be very otherizing and in this case, also perpetrate ableism.
I was thinking about the time I visited NYC a few years ago and how I came away with the revelation that there was so much diversity. In one subway car I would see so many different people with different ethnic backgrounds; it was amazing. Why was I so surprised? White washing. The older I get, the more I see how apparent it is. The shows based in New York City that I watch have predominantly white casts. Why is that?
Sadly, there are only a few exceptions of shows that either have recurring characters or stars that are something other than white:
30 Rock, Law and Order, The Mindy Project, The Cosby Show, The Jeffersons, Diff’rent Strokes, Everybody Hates Chris, and Ugly Betty.
Of course these are only a sample of the shows based in New York City, but they’re enough to help my point. New York City is
insanelyterribly misrepresented on TV. I’m not the first to criticize this error in television; I just hope we all see this and want it to change.
Good points (edited slightly for ableist language, though)
So I just downloaded the latest version of Gimp, and I was floored by one of the new features.
WHOA WHY IS THAT UNDER “BEAUTIFY?”
And you have decided that darker skin is “little flesh” and whiter skin is “high flesh?” I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THIS.
Gina Torres, pre and post-“beautification.” WELL THANK GOD SHE HAS “HIGH FLESH” NOW INSTEAD OF “LITTLE FLESH.”
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
*glances at gimp* I knew I was smart not to trust you.
Wait… so “beautify” has a feature that will lighten skin??
Oh shadeism, you so sneaky.
Colorism and ableism, too.
"Considering the vast experience of many short actors working in the film industry today, I think it inexcusable that in casting for Snow White & the Huntsman, producers did not utilize this pool of talent.
"My colleague Peter Dinklage won an Emmy for his performance in Game of Thrones, proving that short actors need roles that will not only challenge them, but allow them to express themselves as actors in their own right. It is not acceptable to ‘black up’ as a white actor, so why should it be acceptable to ‘shrink’ an actor to play a dwarf?"