Siren Song series by Victor Nizovtsev
freedom of speech means that the government is not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up. it doesn’t mean that i am not allowed to tell you to shut the fuck up.
10 ways to critique television from a Feminist/Queer perspective
Does anyone else ever watch movies/TV shows and think: Crikey this would be so much better if it related to me more as a woman, rather than what I am supposed to be as a woman. Well I do, so I was thinking about how to watch television from an analytical and aware perspective. I put together this list:
Please note, ‘me as a woman’ applies to women of color and/or lesser physically able women. Really all women everywhere. This top ten focuses on queer feminist issues as an example, but it is only a guideline.
Do apply these techniques to diverse intersections of women. See what happens and what would need changing – then you will see what needs to be changed regarding modern perceptions of women.
- Switch main courses - I didn’t order this! Swap the main male character with a female character: if there is a male hero/protagonist in a film, imagine her being played by a woman. Harriet Potter, anyone?
- Lady counting: Count the number of times you recall having seen women talk amongst themselves, without discussing men or themselves in relation to men. In the media there are depressingly few conversations between women for women.
- Role reverse: Switch all of the female parts to male parts, and vice versa. You can include swapping clothes in this if you want to get a different perspective on gender performance (get a bit silly).
- Queering the picture: Switch all of the heterosexual relationships with queer relationships. So many films appear wearingly hetero normative to the LGBTQIA viewer. Take a simple and enjoyable romantic film, such as the notebook, and then queerify it! Imagine instead that Allie met another girl that summer she was on vacation with her parents. When I did this I noticed that the story gives this illusion: if you try to succeed in your ambitions, you will gain the thing you most desire. This fantasy is played out by a typical straight couple living out the American dream. If you imagine a lesbian couple it is easy to see a how different the story could be, and how many holes there are in the ultra-conservative and heterosexual concept of the American dream.
- The non-skinny are not automatically gross! Imagine all of the good people are fat and all of the sleazy/irritating people who get caught masturbating in a gross way are slim.
- REAL food REAL consequences: The characters are the size they would be in everyday life if they ate what they are eating in the movie. Oh my God they live off french fries and beer? I only half live off fries and beer. Oh my God, now they are a size up from me! Everything is the way it should be.
- Omg nekkidness? Every time a woman’s body part is sexualized (this could include nude shots or erotic glimpses of her lips, thighs etc) imagine this being done to an alpha male type man. The effect this had on me was that it made a lot of visuals appear needlessly pornographic. Erotic glimpses of women are so mainstreamed we do not realize how often we are being sexualised.
- Boys make some noise: In sex scenes imagine the man moaning profusely, almost comically, and generally kicking up a fuss while the woman quietly gets on with it. Women are made to seem ridiculous when they enjoy sex. Their exaggerated sexual moans parody female pleasure, and make the lady in question seem vulnerable at the same time.
- Whose fault is it anyway? Count the number of times a woman is blamed for a situation which may be beyond her control. We are taught that it is more acceptable to feel sorry for male protagonists, whereas when a woman experiences negativity it is automatically her fault.
- Daddy’s help: Observe how often a woman is able to succeed/get herself out of a negative situation without the help of a man. Surprisingly few. Women are portrayed as helpless and incompetent, when really we are awesome.
I hope that you got something from this top 10!
I do not mean to ruin all television and film for you. I am a strong believer that we can still enjoy something, despite it being problematic. Unfortunately for women though, a film which ticks all of the above boxes is considered arty, feminist and alternate, rather than the mainstream. Happy watching and thanks for reading.
i just saw a post like “kids these days dont even know what a vhs is” like why do people think kids of modern day dont know about past events like i know what fucking morse code is but i dont use it to order a pizza
what have i done sweet jesus what have i done
there are real tears in my eyes
Do you want me to say, “It was a great plan, mwahahaha!” before I fly off on a magic carpet?
I was born and raised in this country and was just as shocked as everyone else to learn there were people on this earth so vile as to commit such a horrific attack - or to even think about doing it.
But I didn’t do it. Neither did 99.999999999 percent of the roughly 1.5 billion people in the world who also call themselves Muslims. So why should I or any other Muslim apologize for what happened?Nickleback is planning on releasing another album. Should I ask white people to apologize for that?"
im crying because did disney miss the part where she DIDNT WANT TO DRESS UP FOR THE CEREMONY IN THE MOVIE? NO? OK WERE GONNA IGNORE THAT.
Houndoom’s my fave
i. youth - daughter | ii. comes and goes - greg laswell | iii. bible belt - dry the river | iv. blood bank - bon iver | v. boats and birds - gregory and the hawk | vi. the enemy - mumford & sons | vii. plains - wye oak | viii. to build a home - the cinematic orchestra | ix. young blood (renholder remix) - the naked and famous | x. ride - cary brothers | xi. demons - dry the river | xii. parachutes - coldplay | xiii. fish - wye oak | xiv. winter bones - stars | xv. dust on the ground - bombay bicycle club | xvi. andvari - sigur rós | xvii. flaws (recorded at abbey road) - bastille | xviii. misguided ghosts - paramore | xix. letters from the sky - civil twilight | xx. bloodstream - stateless | xxi. running up that hill - placebo | xxii. inscape - stateless | xxiii. flickers - son lux
Details from paintings - Marie-Antoinette dresses
Marie-Antoinette (1755 – 1793), born an Archduchess of Austria, was Dauphine of France from 1770 to 1774 and Queen of France and Navarre from 1774 to 1792. Initially charmed by her personality and beauty, the French people generally came to dislike her, accusing her of being profligate, promiscuous, and of harboring sympathies for France’s enemies. Marie Antoinette earned the nickname of “Madame Déficit” in the summer of 1787 as a result of the public perception that she had singlehandedly ruined the finances of the nation. Eight months after her husband’s execution, Marie Antoinette was herself tried, convicted by the Convention for treason to the principles of the revolution, and executed by guillotine.
OH MY GOD BABY WEASELS
THEYRE SO CUTE AND TINY WHAT THE HECK
Some Environment speed paint for practice.