GOTT and the rape culture
something in the way fans and the media is reacting to Jaime raping Cersei really hit me. It underlines so many fuck up that goes on in our rape culture.
we like Jaime, and he even protected a woman from rape in the past! So of course he can’t rape someone! How dare the show runners challenge that! But doesn’t that feed into a rape culture where we automatically want to defend people we like when they are accused of rape? Hollywood’s reaction to Roman Polanski and Woody Allen , Brian Singer spring to mind.
Just because a guy’s done some things you like in the past doesn’t mean he can’t rape in the future.
And it’s not like in the book he didn’t rape her. Hello how did you called that scene in the book?
Last night rape scene
For everyone who ‘s going on and on about how Jaime will never rape someone.
This is the same Jaime Lannister who sat back and watched as his father had his own brother’s wife raped by an entire company/battalion/whatever of Lannister soldiers, and lied to Tyrion for some 20 years or so, telling him that his wife was really a prostitute that he had hired to take his virginity, and only married him for his money.
Oh yeah, Jaime Lannister, the anti-rape hero!
By the way that scene in the book is a rape too.
I need you to acknowledge that as a woman, I was perfectly made. - Kelis
she has been serving the truth since forever
Cannes 2014 and Black excellence
I’m just happy that an African director has a film in competition. TIMBUKTU by ABDERRAHMANE SISSAKO will surely not get as much press as the one made by white dudes. But I’m happy to see this Mauritanian talented director there.
spunkrock101 asked: sorry if I seem stupid but what did the natural hair post (that the natural hair movement os a way of celebrating not having nappy hair) suggest? I tried to read it over but didn't really get it?
Its not a stupid question at all, I think it’s important to note that the quote stated that’s what the movement has “become” and is not what the entire movement has always been about. From my perspective, I think the movement has been heavily commercialized and is more about glorifying softer textured hair and pushing unnecessary products on women.
A lot of the popular bloggers/vloggers video content focus on the hundreds of different ways you can manipulate your hair texture and curl pattern, while pushing hair products that claim to make your hair more ”manageable.” All those kinds of trigger words, “manageable,” “soft” “conditioned” are all little micro aggressions against “nappy” It’s completely counter productive to what the movement is supposed to be about.
There’s an obvious preference for women with softer textures, they’ve become the forefront of the movement. Our black hair is very diverse, no two textures are alike and ironically there’s an extreme lack of representation within the natural hair movement and these ladies are all — unintentionally —- selling a misconception that if you follow their regimen or use the products they do then you too can get huge soft 3a hair like them! Which is of course fucking ridiculous. It doesn’t matter how much Shea Moisture products you use or how often you do twists outs, your 4c will always be a 4c.
and with any movement that gains mainstream attention, almost every major hair brand/company has jumped on the “natural hair” bandwagon and are now developing “organic” products marketed specifically to the black woman. Which sounds like progress right? But — not even getting into whether or not their products are legitimately “natural” or “organic” — most of the marketing material, from commercials to print ads to even the packaging are all the fucking same. It’s the same racially ambiguous, light caramel skin toned, 3a-3c’d textured hair women and again this lack of proper representation is perpetuated.
Which, to me, is so fucking depressing because here we have a movement made for us by us and its initial mission and intent was to celebrate the various ways we are black and nappy, and the women who are still holding these values true are being drowned out and instead we have this overexposed, slightly whitewashed “natural hair movement” thrown back in our face. Like this isn’t progress and it’s important that we recognize that. Even if we are a fan of the movement, even if the movement has done some amazing things for our personal lives, it’s important that we allow ourselves to step back and critically analyze even the things that mean a lot to us, because we got to be able to call a spade a spade in order to make room for real growth as a people.
I also want to note that this is just my critical observation and it doesn’t represent what the entire movement is about, they’re plenty of amazing women pioneering natural hair and are serving as amazing role models to thousands of women all around the world, This is just me looking at the movement critically with the hope for improvement.
Let the church say yaaaaaasss and amen