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girly-fanatic:

reichenbackdatassup:

wow my brother was telling me this joke and he said

"if you’re fighting with a woman and she pulls a knife on you, just pull out the bread and cheese and meat and her womanly instincts will kick in and she’ll just make you a sandwich"

then all of a sudden our mom emerges from the kitchen holding a huge ass knife and she approaches my brother asking “sorry what was that?” and he started screaming

100000000 points to mom.

(Source: spockdarlin)

captain-fabulous-duck asked:

Wait is it bad for your parents to swear at you? I've never thought much of it, I'm just curious.

gordoananke:

Swearing in general is different to swearing at someone. You might hit your toe and say fuck, but telling a child to fuck off is a very different situation and yeah, i do think it can be super damaging to a kid’s sense of self worth. They might not know what those words mean when you say them but they can tell by the tone of your voice that is isn’t nice. Plus, if you’re constantly calling a kid a shit head and they get to 9 years old and find out what shit is they’re more than likely going to be a little angry about that.

For me personally, I wouldn’t even swear around a child. You can say ‘the computers being silly’ rather than ‘the computers fucking stupid’. Cause the next time that child can’t do something, they might call themselves fucking stupid.

Kids absorb and use literally everything you do or say around them. If you get mad at things that are broken or things that don’t work properly, how do you think the child will see themselves when they can’t do something?

sailorfailures:

reasonstobebeautifulmagazine:

"Something should’ve changed in the planning room that day when our producers and artists decided to make a Sailor Moon anime only about an accurate representation of the manga series. They should have also fixed the show’s misogynistic and racist rhetoric. The Sailor Moon produced now doesn’t stand a chance against us girls who want more for ourselves than to be a ‘pretty princess’"

Do you agree?

Read the article HERE

Your magazine/website seems to be fairly new, so I hope this criticism is useful to you in the future.

"I had the utmost belief that [Sailor Moon Crystal] could regain its strength and find a way out of the stereotypical sexist Japanese drawing aesthetic. I was wrong."

Firstly - not sure what “the Japanese drawing aesthetic” is - your wording is pretty vague. There is no “Japanese drawing aesthetic” just like there’s no “American drawing aesthetic”. If you mean anime, then say anime; but even that would be too vague. There are many different popular archetypes for anime art, and your readers have no way of knowing which “stereotype” you mean.
If you mean to imply that Crystal's art style is stereotypical and sexist within its own context (i.e. “modern magical girl anime”), I have to disagree. It is a Western perspective to look at Sailor Moon Crystal and say “Look, a sexist ideal”. Currently speaking, the “sexist stereotype” of contemporary magical girl anime would be the opposite - infantilisation. Magical girl series that are currently created to cater to male audiences tend to make the characters rounder, softer, and more childish-looking. Crystal's angular, mature style is at odds with the popular styles of modern magical girl anime. People have valid concerns about the designs of Crystal, but they were not created to pander to a male magical girl audience.

"A part from being leggier than they were before, they also became alarmingly stick-thin with high-pitched, girly voices."

They have always had high-pitched, “girly” voices. I’m not too sure what your criteria for a “girly” voice is, but these characters are all 14, so I think their voices suit them fine. Sailor Moon, in fact, has the same voice actress as the original, so nothing there has changed.

"The Sailor Moon produced now doesn’t stand a chance against us girls who want more for ourselves than to be a “pretty princess” … In hindsight, the old anime did have minor glimpses of the soldiers offering us a feminist perspective to crush Usagi’s patriarchal dreams."

"Yet, the show still screams stereotypical femininity and a false notion to move forward in perceiving young women’s identity."

"“The princess in my dream was so beautiful. I wish I was a princess too,” says our soon-to-be Sailor Moon. We catch her gazing out the window wishing to quit school to become a full-time pretty princess. We are caught in her gaze as she pictures herself in a white dress, stars gleaming all around her. We are already introduced to a young woman who feels completely useless about herself, failing classes and wishing to ultimately start anew."

"[In order to make Crystal a better show] … let’s not make Usagi’s ultimate dream to get married and have kids"

All of this is just saying “it is wrong for a woman to want to pursue behaviour that has been coded as feminine, and representation of this in media is wrong and upholding the patriarchy”. That’s a ridiculously narrow viewpoint. Your analysis of Usagi’s internal monologue is particularly absurd and reads as very shallow. All that Usagi said is that she wanted to be a princess. She never felt “useless” about herself - that is, in fact, one of Usagi’s strong points, that even when she fails, she bounces back. To say that someone who dreams about how cool being a princess would be must want to “start anew” is very shallow.

"But [Sailor Moon] show begs for interpretation since it’s been in the cultural consciousness of American and anime-loving girls everywhere."

"Give our soldiers and all the individuals in SM different body types and different ethnicities (not just the villians, damnint!)"

You are very clearly judging Sailor Moon Crystal from a western perspective. You have to take a step back (maybe a very long step) and make an effort to understand the context that formed the original Sailor Moon and forms Crystal today, and how it differs to your own background. As it is, it’s very clear that you haven’t challenged any of your preconceptions or your own cultural/social assumptions before applying them to Sailor Moon.

"[To make Crystal better] Give Usagi some agency and confidence besides her magical powers, for once … And stop making her seem like a girlchild”

In a similar vein to “any feminine interests are bad”, this section also sounds like “any negative character traits (excepting Approved Strong Female Character™ Traits) are bad”. Usagi’s weak points not only make her more human, but she works on improving them over the course of the series. Having a character grow and mature out of childish traits offers a stronger message than just having a character who is perfect from the start.
I’m not even sure what you mean by “agency” or “confidence” here since, as I understand them, Usagi has both of those in droves. She is motivated and confident and acts on her own accord. This feels like a rather generic and misplaced criticism that I’ve heard applied to almost all female characters at some point. It’s a claim that lacks substance or evidence.

"Bring back our LGBT characters … And our trans characters … Stop the male superiority and the unrealistic gushing over Tuxedo Mask … And the constant need for a man to save her … And give Tuxedo Mask a personality instead of just making him a beefcake."

At this point, I have to ask after the last time you actually watched Sailor Moon? The idea that it encourages “male superiority” in any way is baffling to me. The “constant need for a man to save her” claim is one many Sailor Moon fans have heard before - usually from someone who hasn’t actually watched much of the show. Sailor Moon quickly stops depending on Tuxedo Mask, and his involvement in fights actually tends to become something of a joke. The Sailor Soldiers are the ones who do all the heavy lifting, so to speak. Again - “stop gushing over Tuxedo Mask” fits in a way under “anything feminine is bad”. Usagi (and some others) are actually quite proactive, rather than passive, when it comes to dating. Basically, these criticisms ring hollow and most Sailor Moon fans reading your article would wonder how they actually apply to the series.
I should also point out that Sailor Moon Crystal has only had 2 episodes so far. You can’t say “bring back our LGBT characters” when we don’t even know how long the series is going to be yet; where exactly were they supposed to appear?

There were other issues, but those are the major points. All in all, this article felt extremely generic and poorly researched. These are criticisms we’ve heard applied to almost every show with lead female characters before, and most don’t even really seem relevant to Sailor Moon. Ignoring any redeeming qualities from a show and failing to reflect on your own bias/background does not make a strong article.

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sirseanmonte:

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boneycircus:

Nicholas Lord, a Navy sailor since 2008 currently on active duty, is under investigation after threatening to rape a young woman who is a Navy recruit.

The young woman posted a photo of herself on Facebook, captioning it to say she’s proud of how she’s working hard to get in shape for the Navy, and she’s excited to be leaving soon. The photo was shared on the page for her Delayed Entry Program for her fellow Navy recruits.

Nicholas Lord, who is not a current recruit and who has been serving in the Navy since 2008, then commented:

You’ll end up pregnant real soon you fucking wh***. If I could and I knew you, I’d hold you down and rape you.

The next day, Lord gloated about his threat on his Facebook page, updating his status to say he’d been “trolling feminist pages.” In case it needs to be said, the Facebook page for a Navy program is not a “feminist page.” It’s a Navy recruiting page. (x) (x)

I don’t know what the Navy’s punishment system is like, but I hope he gets the worst possible. I hope they investigate his past history in the military, too. If he’s bold enough to outright threaten female recruits, under his own name, on public, Navy-run social media, I seriously doubt he hasn’t harassed and threatened female sailors. He may even have raped them.

Especially given the military’s problem with letting men get away with harassment and rape, they need to severely punish him.

Send it viral, and he will see ramifications.

If you only reblog one thing today I hope it’s this.

I hope he gets raped

Again, here’s how you DON’T fix things. Wishing rape on anyone (even super shitty fuck faces) is literally wishing for the perpetuation of rape culture.

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