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— Kido Hiroshi, Barakamon 

lol I almost got fooled by this…




So that’s what we’re gonna do tonightWe’re gonna feel




So that’s what we’re gonna do tonight

We’re gonna feel

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Just out of curiosity- you responded to a recent ask about anthropology and said that it still upholds white supremacy. Why do you feel that way? I'm a current phD student studying anth, and although the discipline has a long history of racism, I feel it's come a long way in the past couple decades, and with a lot of self-reflection and self-criticism, I think it's maybe begun to turn a corner. I struggle a lot with the concern that it's still racist, and I'd really value your thoughts on it.



I think so too, but to pretend that abuse by anthropologists of indigenous peoples doesn’t occur anymore you’re lying to yourself and not helping those that are still getting taken advantage of and viewed like specimens of study. Anthropology, like sociology, is still dominated by white men that influence the curriculum and view people as “subjects of study” rather than people. To be honest, I have seen first hand many people who study anthropology and view themselves as progressive still treat the people they’re studying as objects.

They might understand racism and oppression in a topical, academic sense and they might see the injustice of it but there’s a lack of empathy. That’s a scary thing to see. Most of the time that is a mind frame they will have for a long time, maybe their whole life, because they are aware of these issues but are emotionally detached from them. Apathy is still an issue generated by the way these issues are approached in academia. There is still dehumanization going on, or if not that there is no process of humanizing the dehumanized in the discourse, so that you end up with people who are well educated in these cultures and the institutional problems they face but cannot bring themselves to be much more than “fascinated”. 

For a really good case study of American anthropology discipline, check out Reversed Gaze: An African Ethnography of American Anthropology by Mwenda Ntarangi. He talks about the way anthropologists in America approach their subjects and the dynamics involved in doing international research (always outside their home country) and how that changes when asked to research something within their own borders.

power and control, i’m gonna make you fall

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Q: Have you thought about wanting to quit SNSD?

I feel like the name of SNSD has gotten heavy, like a weight on my shoulders. Since we’re a team I feel that all the more. - Taeyeon

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kira looking out for/protecting malia (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧

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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:


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. 

this on so many levels





seriously, though, we all agree this is the best new super-hero costume in a long, long, long ass time, right?


"Otona ni naritakunai yo"

"Otona ni naritakunai yo"

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