"we’re not all like that!" yeah i know but if you weren’t like that you’d be doing something to make people like me safer instead of saying something to make people like you look better
when did this get popular?
if you didn’t care about anne frank until you found out she had same sex attraction then fuck you
anne frank was killed because she was jewish- that’s it, and if that’s not enough for you, if you can’t leave a holocaust narrative at “she died because she was jewish” then you need to rethink your shit
and stop calling her bisexual- you don’t know that, she didn’t tell you, and you don’t get to apply 2014 ~glitter queer~ liberal identity politics to a dead child
Okay, okay, I’m going to tell you what Hermione sees in Ron.
A trio is a balancing act, right? They’re equalizers of each other. Harry’s like the action, Hermione’s the brains, Ron’s the heart. Hermione has been assassinated in these movies, and I mean that genuinely—by giving her every single positive character trait that Ron has, they have assassinated her character in the movies. She’s been harmed by being made to be less human, because everything good Ron has, she’s been given.
So, for instance: “If you want to kill Harry, you’re going to have to kill me too”—RON, leg is broken, he’s in pain, gets up and stands in front of Harry and says this. Who gets that line in the movie? Hermione.
“Fear of a name increases the fear of the thing itself.” Hermione doesn’t say Voldemort’s name until well into the books—that’s Dumbledore’s line. When does Hermione say it in the movies? Beginning of Movie 2.
When the Devil’s Snare is curling itself around everybody, Hermione panics, and Ron is the one who keeps his head and says “Are you a witch or not?” In the movie, everybody else panics and Hermione keeps her head and does the biggest, brightest flare of sunlight spell there ever was.
So, Hermione—all her flaws were shaved away in the films. And that sounds like you’re making a kick-ass, amazing character, and what you’re doing is dehumanizing her. And it pisses me off. It really does.
In the books, they balance each other out, because where Hermione gets frazzled and maybe her rationality overtakes some of her instinct, Ron has that to back it up; Ron has a kind of emotional grounding that can keep Hermione’s hyper-rationalness in check. Sometimes Hermione’s super-logical nature grates Harry and bothers him, and isn’t the thing he needs even if it’s the right thing, like when she says “You have a saving people thing.” That is the thing that Harry needed to hear, she’s a hundred percent right, but the way she does it is wrong. That’s the classic “she’s super logical, she’s super brilliant, but she doesn’t know how to handle people emotionally,” at least Harry.
So in the books they are this balanced group, and in the movies, in the movies—hell, not even Harry is good enough for Hermione in the movies. No one’s good enough for Hermione in the movies—God isn’t good enough for Hermione in the movies! Hermione is everybody’s everything in the movies.
Harry’s idea to jump on the dragon in the books, who gets it in the movies? Hermione, who hates to fly. Hermione, who overcomes her withering fear of flying to take over Harry’s big idea to get out of the—like, why does Hermione get all these moments?
[John: Because we need to market the movie to girls.]
I think girls like the books, period. And like the Hermione in the books, and like the Hermione in the books just fine before Hollywood made her idealized and perfect. And if they would have trusted that, they would have been just fine.
Would the movies have been bad if she was as awesome as she was in the books, and as human as she was in the books? Would the movies get worse?
She IS a strong girl character. This is the thing that pisses me off. They are equating “strong” with superhuman. To me, the Hermione in the book is twelve times stronger than the completely unreachable ideal of Hermione in the movies. Give me the Hermione in the book who’s human and has flaws any single day of the week.
Here’s a classic example: When Snape in the first book yells at Hermione for being an insufferable know-it-all, do you want to know what Ron says in the book? “Well, you’re asking the questions, and she has to answer. Why ask if you don’t want to be told?” What does he say in the movie? “He’s got a point, you know.” Ron? Would never do that. Would NEVER do that, even before he liked Hermione. Ron would never do that.
|—||Melissa Anelli THROWS IT DOWN about the way Ron and Hermione have been adapted in the movies on the latest episode of PotterCast. Listen here. This glorious rant starts at about 49:00. (via karakamos)|
"The night sky is not lit up by one star, but by the billions of stars. Shine bright Black girls….Be bold. Be bright. Be blessed."
Just a few black girls/women who blew me away in 2013. I can’t wait to see what 2014 holds for them, for us, and for all Women of Color.
when men dress up as women or white people wear hijabs or darken their skin in order to “see how hard it is,” they’re simply admitting that they believe those members of those groups are untrustworthy to the point that they can’t honestly relay the reality of their own experiences.
I have been waiting for this post for SO LONG
Ah, yes, MRAs, champions of men and boys everywhere. Always looking for a chance to better the lives of men and boys by:
- ensuring that disabled boys, poor boys, boys of color, and other underprivileged boys have access to housing and resources
- teaching men and boys that masculinity is dangerous to boys’ emotional development
- advocating for male rape survivors
- building shelters for homeless men
Wh-what??? You mean…Men’s Rights Activism doesn’t do that???? I’m heartbroken :((((
well this annoying thing happens like every day:
I JUST SHOWED MY MOMS THIS AND NOW THEY THINK THEY’RE INTERNET CELEBRITIES
I read too many comments on Australian news articles and now I hate the world - A novel by me.
Like, I’ve always felt super confused about things, but I always thought what I wanted was a career and to be a manager and what not (which is laughable because, well, my personality). And once I got a taste of what it was like I HATED it. I hated the stress, the pressure, the constant thoughts about work even on weekends when I just wanted to not think about it. It made me realise I don’t want a career…in what I’m doing anyway. And now I don’t know what I want from life and I’ve been feelings like this for a few years. I wish I didn’t feel so alone in that thought. I’m scared, to be honest. I can’t trust myself with what I think I want.
And apart of the big hooplah around all of it IS that it was edited out to make it more appealing to (pardon this) Goyim. The diary could have made a huge difference in my life if her culture was explored, again, I was struggling with questioning who I was attracted to. If I had seen that when I was going through similar things at around the same age.
I haven’t seem a single gentile queer claim they “lost an icon,” but it is apart of a larger erasure of bisexual people, or even queerness or questioning in general. It’s the same people doing the editing on both fronts.
No. Like - one, I’m not apologizing for using the word goyim. It is not a slur, it is not anything close to a slur, Jews are allowed their own language.
Two, great you haven’t. Honestly, I’m happy for you since those posts disturbed me greatly. The most popular post going around right now is saying and being reblogged is goyim saying THEY feel robbed THEY didn’t know Anne Frank was bisexual.
Three, I have never said it should’ve have been edited out. In fact like, I have actually said - repeatedly and repeatedly said that I have said this - that I am happy that people are reading about her attraction to other women though again, I think using labels is inappropriate.
Four, my problem is that Anne Frank is seen as a blank slate for goyim to empathize with Jews. She becomes an innocent to be pitied and to relate to so that goyim can be sad for a minute and then happy that antisemitism is over. That’s monstrous.
This basically sums up why those Anne Frank being a bi icon posts made me feel a bit uneasy.