Dozens of black swans at Shenzhen Safari Park seen feeding carp.The hungry fish thronged by the banks of the lake as the swans craned their long necks to feed them mouth to mouth. The credulity stretching scene is a regular occurrence at the Guangdong Province zoo, where keepers said the swans have been feeding their carp friends every day for the past ten years.
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Source: Stop Street Harassment 2014 study.
Unfortunately no data to account for the harassment faced by non-binary individuals.
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The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.
wow i did not notice this until it got pointed out.
It’s also disturbing that there is a pretty equal amount of animated vs. live action Asian characters in the media (and a lot of animated characters are voiced by white peeps).
The photo on the left is Chief Big Foot. He and an estimated 300 Native Americans were massacred at Wounded Knee in 1890 by the United States Army. Most of them were women and children that died face first in the freezing snow, shot in the back as they tried to run. This incident is a drop in the bucket as compared to the literal genocide that took place here until the early 1900’s and the cultural genocide that some argue still takes place today. Of the millions upon millions that were executed, NONE were dressed as a “Slutty Indian” or the ill representation of “Pocahontas.” These people were AND ARE more than a costume or a fake headdress. You may find this petty or sensitive, perhaps we should “grow up” or “focus on other real issues.” I wish we could. How can a people be taken seriously about the “real issues” if we are still a slutty costume at a Halloween party, a crude drawing on a baseball jersey, or a derogatory mascot on a football helmet. If you wouldn’t paint your face black and dress as a slutty African American woman, why on earth would you do that to a Native American and think it isn’t racist, that it’s “in good fun.”
I love Halloween as much as the next person, probably more since it is the day after my birthday, but we can all have fun without being an ignorant bigot. I implore you to respect our culture, to respect our traditions, and to respect our ancestors. I BEG YOU TO RESPECT US!
behold, this actual bag of trash.
why do the whites love her???
ew ew ew
lmao at how like.. base and cowardly.. i guess.. this is? its like dang guys my nudes got leaked but look on the bright side, at least im not one of those people that are 100% reviled by society and treated like dirt, huh massively popular media outlet that hundreds of thousands read and gain impressions from? Those poor oppressed women really need another kick to the ribs, despite being perpetually down.
Also, terrifying how casual this conversation seems to have been. She goes from 100% affirmation of ignorance and spite for Trans Women and tells the world that we’re something to hide away and be ashamed of, then segways into how those darn crickets are just the worst and they’re making it a little tougher for her to get as much sleep as she wants, like
it just affirms that this isn’t cis media flying off the cuff, their hatred for us is casual and default. So much so that they can make smalltalk about how they’re glad their not ever going to be us because that would be putrid, and then effortlessly and without mood change talk about like, how great the weather has been
"Oh, y’know, life is life, the sun is shining and transgender women are still just as disgusting as ever! Oh, whats that? Oh, why yes, that cloud does look like a dog!"
Jennifer Lawrence is fucking literal human garbage
Hey, don’t forget she used the H slur. It’s super transphobic what she was saying, but the big issue is that she was using an anti-intersex slur, and not directly being transmisogynistic (DOESN”T mean it was transmisogyny). Don’t ignore intersex people.
This isn’t just on Jennifer Lawrence though. This is also on the editor who decided it was appropriate to use the disgusting interview, the writer who wrote it so fucking casually how revolted by intersex and trans people they are, the interviewer who didn’t even attempt to right the wrong of the interview, and each and every other cis/dyadic person who constructed this trash or who bought the magazine and had a laugh at the blurb.
Oh yeah, this definitely was anti intersex and transmisogynist at the same time. She’s a piece of shit on multiple levels. So’s the editor and writer
Jesus fucking Christ I hoped after her “sex crime” declaration that maybe she would learn something and start choosing her words carefully but no she just slid all the way back into trash territory.