why step on someone else’s turf when you can step on a TERF. step on a transmisogynist. step on all of them
R.I.P to all the friendships where we acted like lovers at some point, and now we barely talk.
Seeing the violence
It’s feeding my mind
No one is saving you
How can you find
A heaven in this hell?
Ahiru and fakir find drosselmeyer’s spirit and asks him to grant them one last wish. Fakir’s stories aren’t strong enough.
But he won’t do it for free, especially after they “ruined” his last great tragedy.
So they try to come up with what they’re willing to pay.
the worst thing you can say to someone is ‘you’re too sensitive’ because that’s basically saying ‘you feel things more deeply and fully than i do and this inconveniences me because now i have to be more mindful of my own actions’
you’re not too sensitive, the world is just callous and stubborn. sensitivity doesn’t make you weak and callousness doesn’t make you strong.
please make asexual characters
please make aromantic characters
please make agender characters
please keep “ally” out of the acronym
folks who say otherwise have no fucking idea what its like to be practically invisible you dont get any say on any of those things
triple a representation and visualization is so important please give that to people
I really like how she tries to defend herself by stating how much she loooveees Japanese culture
"You guys I did this with Japanese people it’s cool"
"I go to Japan like so much ok I know the culture"
"I know so many Japanese people and even the director was Japanese!"
God these bullshit statements alone just insinuates that hey Japanese people are working with me so I can’t be doing anything wrong or racist, otherwise they’d tell me!
Yeah because even if you’re an artist at the end of her career and desperately trying to save it, you’re still a well-known name and PoC don’t have many opportunities in this industry and will take any job that’s offered to them. This includes everyone who worked on this video. Why?
Because People of Color are easily replaced. They’re expendable.
Oh, you don’t want to work with her cause her entire music video is racist? Whatever. We’ll just find another director/choreographer/dancer.
That’s it. That’s literally it. That’s how it works. So we suck it up and work with these people cause the industry doesn’t value us enough and not working only harms us, not the artist.
I mean, spewing random Japanese words that have nothing to do with your song is just short of saying Ching Chong Long Ting Tong, but you know. She’s just admiring the culture.
Sure does remind me of this skit:
This is extremely racist and insulting. I’m an Asian American. I studied Japanese for two years. I’ve yet to begin to scratch the surface of Japanese culture and etiquette and I’m not even that confident or comfortable speaking or writing it because I don’t feel as if I know enough about it to say I can speak Japanese.
Singing random words in a language you don’t know is racist when you use it for the sake of a song that just appropriates a part of their culture so much.
Then you have your Japanese backup dancers. They all look the same, they’re silent, and “kawaii”.
Of course, to you dear Avril, this sure doesn’t perpetuate the stereotype of cute, obedient, and submissive Asian
womengirls right? They’re just too damn cute and fit your set!
God. You’re turning 30. I don’t care if you want to act childish or dress a certain way. But grow the fuck up and stop making arguments that defend your racist actions and try to justify them by name-dropping everything Japanese.
You’re not Japanese. You don’t know Japanese. You don’t know Japanese culture. Your song doesn’t “honor” or “flatter” Japanese people or Japanese culture. It perpetuates the stereotype the West already holds and you try to pass it off as being cute and creative and appreciative and dedicate it to your Japanese fans.
No. Fuck you.
DUDE, why are you shitting yourself over this? So what she throws in a few Japanese words? Isn’t that the same as what Shakira does in her songs? African, Spanish etc. - c’mon.
white girls tossing in random Japanese words is not the same as a bilingual Columbian woman singing in Spanish
"omg so wat if avril say stuff in japanese!! shakira, a fluent spanish speaker who is also half columbian, used spanish words!!! "
It’s not the place of the unaffected to judge whether or not a marginalized group’s pain or offense is legitimate.
i hate when ppl use vague terms when talkin about the treatment of marginalized groups
"society still looks down upon [marginalized group]"
"people treat [marginalized group] badly even in todays world"
what part of society
so it’s everybody?? theres no…
Please consider emailing Time magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there.
The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.
she spent the majority of the time the poll was up in the top 10 did they think people would just….not notice……
leaving Laverne Cox off of the Time top 100 despite the overwhelming support she received is an act of violence and erasure towards trans women