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3 Ways to Speak English.
Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
Shit got real
notice the audience
Anonymous said: honestly curious, why does it offend you?
i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism.
all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out.
here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer:
from top to left to right:
KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔，APPLE 蘋果，ONION 洋蔥，GRAPE 葡萄，CHAIR 椅子，TOMATO 番茄
traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.
it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.”
lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english.
she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english.
just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries.
let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.
this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day.
if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?
i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay.
i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media.
as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world.
feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality.
You can at least wait to see the movie before saying those things. I’m not saying they are false, and yeah, the utilisation of random chinese word is a criticable error, but the scene when she shoot the guy ? You don’t know. It’s totally out of context like everything you see in a trailer, you can’t make any conclusion. Plus, maybe Lucy is not as good as you think they want her to appear. Maybe she is bad, evil, we don’t know (and from what I’ve seen she is not cclean at all but pretty violent but again, I base my opinion on a 2 minutes long trailer…
"Here you go, Hollywood. Here’s ten dollars so I can see if this is racist."
*is still racist within context because the entire misrepresentation of Taiwan as a crime hellhole is in of itself racist*
"This movie is racist, even within the context of the movie. I’m glad I paid ten dollars to find out."
People who comment defending this fucking movie just fucking blow my mind. A shitton of people complaining about this movie are actually Taiwanese and yes, as a friend of mine said, THE WHOLE POINT OF TRAILERS IS SO WE CAN JUDGE THE MOVIE AND SEE WHETHER IT’S WORTH WATCHING OR NOT.
Taiwan is so INCREDIBLY strict about gun control, any single act of violence would BLOW UP all over the news. A mass killing at the MRT (no guns involved) was on the news for days. Fuck, a Taiwanese fisherman was shot in the Philippines—he wasn’t even IN Taiwan and the news spread out to so many diasporic Chinese channels. Whenever something violent happens in Taiwan or concerning Taiwanese people, it WILL blow up on the news, and PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IT ENDLESSLY.
Taiwan is NOT a crime-ridden country, it is in fact MUCH safer than the US where a school shooting will make it into one column of the newspapers maybe if we can be bothered. The fact that Hollywood just didn’t CARE about our country and thought showing people that shooting someone who was a native to a non-English speaking country BECAUSE HE COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH is horrific enough, the fact that you’re defending it shows how much you really don’t give a shit.
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Happy Birthday Lynda Carter (July 24, 1951)
"Wonder Woman really is a phenomenon unto herself, the show and the character really has a life of its’ own. She represented, uh, hope, I think, for young women, and she also represented for young men, mind you, which I get a lot of mail on, the type of, like the perfect woman, one that could be beautiful and smart and fun and strong."
straight people are so weird wtf like heres a drawing of two animals in love but one has eyelashes so you know these are Straight Animals
And people wonder why I love Wonder Woman so much.
"don’t support nestle!" shouts the liberal on the computer made from parts manufactured at foxconn
consumer activism is a lie, see you in hell or in communism
lmao try boycotting a brand in monopoly capitalism
The US Government: If people want to make a living, they'll just have to work 16+ hours a day
The US Government: And if their kids end up disenfranchised because of a lack of parental involvement, well that's not our problem
The US Government: In fact, what is our problem is creating a system that will funnel these disenfranchised youth into our prison system so they can work for corporations (that promise us money) for damn near free
The US Government: If they don't want to fall victim to this system, then they can seek higher education
The US Government: Except such an education will be inaccessible to most disenfranchised people and skewed in favor of the financially stable and white people
The US Government: And we're not going to make intervention programs like sex education and conflict resolution federally mandatory, because that's the parent's job
The US Government: The parent who is working 16 hours a day
The *incredible* Ashley Graham, modelling Anna Scholz’s AW14 lingerie collection for Simply Be
DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
DC: We can’t allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE’RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE’S MOVIE AND THERE AIN’T NO STOPPIN US NOW
DC: We can try to add maybe one or two ‘people of color’ to our lineup…maybe…
Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT’S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
DC: We feel no problem with Batman’s vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
DC: We can’t mention any superhero titles in our movies, that’s ridiculous.
Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I’m sure our focus is-
Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
DC: I didn’t-
Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
I’ve seen this post at least a million times on my dash this last week and it’s driving me insane. Did the person who wrote it not even look at DC? I don’t care about publisher alignments, but temporary fill-ins for headliner characters (Thor and Captain America) are nice but they don’t even remotely approach DC’s more consistent pursuit of actual headlining women and characters of color. You can’t, can’t pretend to be a critical fan of anything if you’re willing to in front of the entire site defend the marvel cinematic universe for their portrayal (or, in this case, non-portrayal) of diversity and their existing characters of color.
What it comes down to is this: Marvel took an existing diverse team and parred it back down to white men and one white woman. DC’s new franchise is constantly announcing and leaking the expanded diversity of their teams. The main headliner team for DC, IN THE UPCOMING MOVIES, is made up of (in addition to the big three: Super, Bat, and Wonder) Aquaman, Green Lantern, Cyborg, and Shazam — all played by men of color. The majority of the team.
The men of color in the Avengers film franchise thusfar have been reduced to supporting characters in supporting movies.
Who’s pandering to their white male fan base again?
The best part of the video may be when Jackson addresses the comments she’s heard about her daughter and sets the record straight about statements like you “wanted a girl so you turned your child into one” and “kids have no idea what they want or who they are — my kids wants to be a dog, should I let him?”