Timely reminder that Jennifer Lawrence catapulted to fame on the backs of Brown girls who could’ve played Katniss because LOL it’s just a tan and some bronzer
friendly reminder that she also catapulted to fame on the backs of people with mental illnesses and disorders in some wack ass sensationalised joke of a movie whose screenplay is by a transmisogynistic abuser
I thought satire was supposed to target the powerful.
Since when were nine year old black girls in this country powerful?
But apparently, the age of 9 is too young for white children to read Toni Morrison’s Beloved and we have to edit out the word n****r in Tom Sawyer because their precious minds are ‘too innocent’ for such harsh realities.
During his “We Saw Your Boobs” song Seth MacFarlane listed off women who’s breasts he’d seen in their movies. As if this isn’t grotesque enough four of the instances he listed were scenes of rape or the character was raped during the movie.
- Hilary Swank in Boys Don’t Cry.
- Jodie Foster in The Accused.
- Jessica Chastain in Lawless.
- Charlize Theron in Monster.
“Every time I go see the comic book movie and I have a 3 year-old son and he’s always telling me he wants to be Spider-Man or Captain America. It’s unfair for little black kids not to have a superhero to look up to.
“When I got the call about the Falcon that was a no brainer. I feel that this is for a whole generation who has the opportunity to know a superhero like we did. We grew up with Spawn and Meteor Man. Every kid had a pot or can and thought they were Meteor Man, so I’m excited for a bunch of kids to say that I’m the Falcon.”"
Emad Burnat and his wife Soraya representing Palestine (Nominated for ‘5 Broken Cameras’) at the Oscars. Soraya is wearing a traditional Palestinian Thob.
They were also completely disrespected by us customs officials and detailed in complete isolation for several hours, where he was treated like dirt and told he was going to be deported back to Palestine. He even showed them the invitation to the ceremony, but they didn’t believe him. Eventually he contacted Michael Moore, who got help and got him released. Read about it.
I just wanted to note that as a reminder that even people nominated for Oscars get treated that way. Unsurprising, unfortunately, and utterly disgusting.
you can tell little homie has no fucking patience for america
So to recap:
- Suraj Sharma never got nominated for basically acting with himself for two hours
- 9-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis’s name was made fun of all night, was sexualized by a grown man and called a misogynistic slur by a popular satire site
- Ang Lee won best director but not best picture, AGAIN…
- …because it went to Ben Affleck won for a whitewashed movie instead
#IdleNoMore solidarity in Paris. #NativeAwesome
Eh, I’m kind of ambivalent about this. Like how does this communicate solidarity with Idle No More? Sitting Bull is a great dude, don’t get me wrong, but how is his image relevant to this movement? I guess I’m also just really tired of the face of indigenous resistance being some guy from the 19th century. Idle No More was started by women today on social media. Let’s update our imagery to reflect that reality and not reinforce white people’s romanticization of Indian resistance.
Coco Fusco (via plastickitten)
The REAL Toy Story | Michael Wolf
Behind those toys are a whole new world of “fun”.