Rise from the ashes of gender normative bullshit you gorgeous creature
About the Lucy movie, people are fucking like “why can’t we just enjoy having a strong female protagonist”
Was sacrificing the dignity of Asians worldwide having to watch their only representation in the movie be slaughtered like pigs completely unnecessarily for the sake of a “strong white female protagonist” really worth it?
The setting of the story is extraordinarily unrealistic anyways, it’s just there seemingly for the “exotic” backdrop factor without any of the producers/directors doing a hint of research…
If you’re thinking along the lines of “well gotta help the white females first”, go fuck yourself. There’s a way to help both white women and POC women see good representation in media, but honestly if you really think releasing this movie is a step in the right direction, you are so very, very wrong.
There will be no help for POC women when this movie is kind of released. It only encourages OOH EXOTIC SETTING WITH WHITE WOMEN KILLING ASIAN GUYS IS BOX OFFICE SUCCESS. LET’S MAKE MORE.
But you don’t care about the Asians, you don’t care about maybe Asian-Americans watching this movie, wondering when on earth we will ever get a chance, wondering if our only role will be getting killed, getting beat down as props, constantly trampled over, submissive.
So you will like Lucy, but at the very least I want you to have that heavy feeling in your stomach, that drop when you see hundreds of asian guys killed like nothing by a white woman, and you will feebly insist “strong… white…. woman protagonist…?”
and there are a million ways to help white women w/ representation without shitting all over poc (and i’m referring to poc here in the context of taiwanese men in a western movie and not taiwanese men in taiwan)
(and films like gravity did exactly that— it neither hurt nor helped poc so hey! guess what! plenty of women of color enjoyed it and it made bank at the box office!)
but apparently white feminists will take wtf ever they can get no matter how much it shits on anyone else cause their standards are just that low i guess
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“It’s not fair to me, and it’s not fair to other men like me,” he continued. “Having to live with society’s expectations that I accept women just the way they are takes an enormous toll.”
this whole article is gold