- parents: you need to go out more
- parents: you need to exercise more
- parents: YOU'RE GOING OUT FOR A WALK??? YOU?????
- parents: HAHAHA WHAT'S GOTTEN INTO YOU???
- parents: why are you getting angry
What if Hans still loves Anna?
What if when they trolls said “Get the fiancee out of the way” they meant it?
What if they cast a spell on Hans that replaced his feelings for her with greed?
What if Hans is stuck inside his own mind, screaming and crying, because the love of his life is slipping through his fingers, by his own hand?
What if the open door never closed?
The second line made me slap my hand so hard against my mouth I think I’m bleeding send help
Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive churches, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.
tumblr made me a much more tolerant and less judgmental person like my cousin be like “omg look at that bitch eyebrows she drew them damn near in her hairline” and i’m like shrug maybe the bitch wanted to have eyebrows in her hairline you don’t know shit about her life.
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, all of the students Professor McGonagall is teaching to dance are Gryffindors. Which means, Hufflepuffs would be taught by Professor Sprout, Flitwick would be teaching the Ravenclaws, and guess who the Slytherins get to waltz with?
“Put ………your hand …………….on ……..my …………….waist.”
Name me one female character in Star Trek: 2009.
Let me guess; you said ‘Uhura’, right?
Okay, name me another.
Maybe you said ‘Gaila’ this time.
Now name me one more—but wait! If you’ve never seen any of the Original Star Trek TV series, you can’t. Because the only other female characters in that movie are Spock and Kirk’s moms. And that is the only thing we know about them.
Amanda Grayson. Born in Seattle, she became a teacher. She liked reading Lewis Carroll.
She married a Vulcan Amabassoder and moved to a planet that was incredibly bigotted against her entire race, viewing humans as stupid, emotional, and generally beneath them, where she basically had to behave as unemotional and controlled as she could, abandoning pretty much everything about her human ancestry and her homeworld(she moved from Seattle to a desert planet, ok, I have mad respect for this woman), as well as her job.
She spent five years helping and hoping and worrying, while Vulcan scientists tried to genetically engineer her child, and she subsequently became the first woman to give birth to a half-human, half-Vulcan child(copper-based blood vs. iron-based blood—tricky subject).
In some continuity, she was a gifted linguist, and her work was crucial to the development of the Universal Translator, through which she met her future husband.
But do you know this? If you haven’t seen any of the Original Series, no, you don’t. You don’t even know her name.
You know that she is a black-haired woman who knits her son sweaters and married a Vulcan who couldn’t even admit he loved her, who left her home world to be surrounded by alien bigots who hated and demeaned her, you know her as Spock’s ‘Father’s Whore’, and you watch her fall to her death without ever even knowing her name, because not once, in the entire movie, was it mentioned.
She is killed off because it provides emotional upheaval and tragedy for her son, because it sparks a (for once) emotional conversation between her son and her husband, because it furthers the plot, because her death is the catalyst by which Jim Kirk takes command of the Enterprise.
Because of J.J. Abrams and co., Amanda Grayson is reduced to nothing more than a tool, nothing more than personal angst for her male family members, nothing more than a tragic death and something to insult to make Spock emotional.
She is made yet another Woman-In-A-Refrigerator, another female character defined only by her relationships to more developed male characters, killed off to spark an angsty emotional, ‘darker’ storyline for them.
Of the four female characters in Star Trek: 2009, two are unnamed, two are mothers of the main male characters, two are gratuitiously shown in their underwear, and two are killed off(Remember? Gaila was assigned to the Farragut, which was among the ships destroyed in Nero’s first attack—which means she’s dead).
Winona Kirk is George Kirk’s ‘Sweetheart’ and Jim Kirk’s mom.
Amanda Grayson is Sarek’s ‘Whore’ and Spock’s mother.
These characters are not shown to exist outside their connection to their male family memmbers. One is killed off to further the narrative and, as I mentioned, provide angst for a male character. The other is shown giving birth(the writers specifically mentioned that they put in that scene just to attract a female audience—because, ‘yknow, ‘babbies, women like babbies, right? here, pregnancy, babbie, woman!’ of course all women like children, want children, will have children, want to see a woman give birth. *snorts*), reduced to her uterus—she was shown only to give birth to the main male character, having no identity outside that fact, and then not even present for her only other mention in the movie.
And yet, most people still deny the blatant sexism in this movie, and the sequel, which I won’t really get into here, because this much sexism(in something I really enjoyed, too) makes me more depressed than I already am.
We are ‘reading too much into it’, when we get mad that, in the second movie, we get two (named) female characters—and the new one has a grautitious scene in her underwear(I won’t even star analyzing all the ways that scene was fucked up—many, many awesome people already did an awesome job of it), viewed from the main male character’s point of view, after she specifically told him, multiple times, not to look(consent issues, anyone?).
We are ‘overreacting’ when we are upset over Amanda dying or her and Winona not being named, and we are ‘missing the point’ when we complain about anything—when we point out the mistakes of the very human, very male, very straight, white, writers of the movies, and their lack of understanding our very real problems with the way they chose to portray minorities in these movies. We are not the problem—inequality is. Sexism and the people who perpetuation it with their words, actions, and contributions to media are. Racism and the people who excuse and justify it are. The white patriarchy definitely is.
The victims of inequality are not the problem here—those causing and perpetuating the inequality are.
The people who are maginalized and forgotten and misrepresented are, who are cut out of our hard-won places in the narratives we identify with, who are underrepresented in social media, and who are blamed for being angry about this—we are not wrong to be upset. You should really stop telling us we are; it just makes you even more of a dick.
[aggressively cares about side characters more than main characters]
#bones #oh wait #i forgot #bones is a main character #i couldn’t tell because the reboot only gives him like 20 minutes of screen time and he’s used as a comic relief for the whole movie #constantly overshadowed by spock #and by spock and jim’s relationship #what about the triumvirate? #how are you supposed to have a perfect person without the humanity? #tl;dr if the reboot had done it’s jb i wouldn’t have to reblog this text post (tags via bonesdarling)