no but Emma Swan is literally the personification of true love, she was born because her parents never stopped fighting for each other, because they loved each other above all else, because they believed that she would find them and save them, and yet this child of the…
Women aged 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined.
Feminist talk at Students For Liberty’s 2013 Austin Regional Conference and why feminism is not outdated (via cuntcastle)
& some women - women of color, trans women, disabled women, poor women - are MUCH more likely to experience violence than white/cis/abled/class privileged women (and marginalized women have less recourse in the legal system to have anything done about the violence done to them.)
All women exist in a culture with a specter of violence surrounding them at every turn, but let’s not let aggregate level statistics allow us to believe that we face equal risks.
“If men’s kindnesses toward women were really only kindnesses, a man would be pleased if another man or woman offered these kindnesses to him. He would be pleased if another man or woman lit his cigarette or pulled out his chair for him. He would be pleased to derive his income, prestige, power and even his identity from his partner. He would take pride in another man’s or woman’s offer to walk him to his car at night. But in fact, “one of the very nasty things that can happen to a man is his being treated or seen as a woman, or womanlike.”—(Frye 1983, p. 136).”
In all honesty, I absolutely hate the casting for Rapunzel too. I don't care if they want to switch things up and make Cinderella whatever nationality or race, I don't care if they make most of the fairy tale characters a different nationality or race, but Rapunzel is literally supposed to "let down her GOLDEN locks". They already said that they're keeping her hair natural so it deff won't be golden. It's like making Mulan white. I'd be just as P.O,'ed about that.
…and the crocodile from Peter Pan was literally supposed to be a crocodile with a ticking clock inside it’s stomach. The Beast was supposed to be a prince who was enchanted as beastly animal. Cinderella was supposed to be a fairy godmother, not an imp who took her place. But Rumplestiltskin has taken on all of these roles. Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk was originally a male, not a female. Peter Pan was not an old man turned into a young man by magic. So, what? I’m not trying to be rude here, but I really don’t get this argument. OUaT has always had twists and they’ve typically always worked in awesome ways!
The most important(and please pay attention to this word) detail from the Rapunzel story is her long hair. Not the fact that it was golden. The biggest factor was that it was long. Sure, golden described the color of it, but did the color have anything to do with it? Not really. Her hair could be red, brown, blonde or black and it wouldn’t really matter — as long as they stay true to the nature of her story by giving her long, long hair.
Remember, in Tangled, when Flynn cut Rapunzel’s hair, hers turned brown. Besides, OUaT isn’t about sticking as close to the story as it can get, it’s about twisting things around and making it something fresh while still keeping it’s old elements. I think casting Alexandra was an absolutely wonderful choice. We need more POC on this show! Legends, myths and stories come from areas all over the world — and because of that, we need to see more POC and different cultures come into the mix.
Besides, Alexandra is gorgeous. I’ve never personally seen her act, but I think she’s going to do an amazing job. Like I said, I’m not really trying to be rude and I totally get that others have differing opinions, but it bugs the heck out of me that people complain about the golden thing. The color of her hair was never that pertinent to the story. It was the length of her hair that mattered most.
What happens next episode? What will the curse do? Why are there two different coloured mists? Why is Hook filming both real-world scenes with Emma and Enchanted Forest scenes with Neal/Snow/Charming/Gang?
“Wicked is structured like a queer 1950s Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. It follows many narratological and musical conventions of the “golden age musical” but places two women as the central couple. Like the heterosexual couples of mid-twentieth-century musicals, Glinda and Elphaba begin as enemies and competitors, as opposites in voice and temperament. Constructed as a butch- femme couple, they eventually merge vocally through the show’s numerous duets. By the end, they express their love for one another and promise eternal commitment in “For Good,” as they sing, “Who can say if I’ve been changed for the better? Because I knew you, I have been changed for good.” In this duet, they cross voice parts: Glinda sings alto, Elphaba sings soprano, and they finish the song together on middle C. Wicked’s very project is double divadom.”—RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOUR MIND IS BLOWN A LITTLE BIT (via fromprydonwithlove)
A Little girl, 3 yrs. old picked up by a man driving a gray car, license plate: Quebec 72B 381. Canada. Reblog this. It could save her. The Kidnapping is recent so do it, 3 seconds will not kill you. If it were your child .
“Not every man must be violent toward every woman in order for violence to control women’s behavior. Rather, knowing that some women are victims of horrific violence is enough to control the behavior and limit the movement of all women in society. The creation of a culture of fear secures men’s status over women” (Yodanis, 2004, p. 658)”—
Parrot, Andrea & Cummings, Nina. Forsaken Females: The Gobal Brutalization of Women. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2006, (p. 19)
Reminds me of Susan Brownmiller’s quote:
"Not all men rape — but all men benefit from the fact that some men do."