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Star Wars Challenge Day 28: Favorite Darth Vader Quote
"I find your lack of faith disturbing."
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EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子，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.
I wanted to see this movie when I saw the trailer, but when I saw the part where she shot the guy for not being able to speak English it really disturbed me. I’m glad someone else put it into words.
The more times I see the trailer to this movie, the less I want to see it.
Let’s be clear on something, shall we. Girl’s date jerkoffs, not because they like being mistreated, not because they like projects, not because “nice guys finish last”. Girl’s date jerkoffs, because they’re not pussies. They’re personalities aren’t forged by the opinions of the general public. Whereas nice guys, ya’ll are so busy playing, “who can be the most politically correct”, that dating you is like dating a lamp. You avoid making mistakes, you avoid growing, you avoid life like it’s a dangerous trap. You’ve got no soul, no fire-forged will. You’re a push-over; a chump.
"I respect women!"
Good for you; you’re only slightly less rape-y than the douche bag who’s straight up about what he wants from a woman.
What’s that? I’m wrong?
How much you want to bet, if l looked at your browser history, that fucker’s got more porn than San Fernando Valley? I’m not talking clean stuff neither, I bet years of self-deprivation have made you a freak right down to the bone. You like stuff that’d make a chick run for the hills. The last time you talked to a girl, what did you talk about? Her job; her family; or one of a hundred other things she doesn’t want to talk about? Nah, man. Life’s not a contest of who can come out of it the bigger man. So stop acting like your pristine lifestyle makes you a special unicorn we should all aspire to be like.
I’m not sayin’ act like a dickhead. I’m sayin’ have some nuts for God’s sake.
Star Wars Challenge Day 26: Favorite Obi Wan Kenobi Quote
"In my experience there’s no such thing as luck."
Fox News sticking up for Taylor (X)
That one time Fox News was actually on point.
There needs to be a barbershop like this in my town.