Oh my god guys, I am actually doing this. I can’t believe it. Please, please, please signal boost the shit outta this. I have been homeless on the streets and couch-surfing for the past 4 years, since I was 18yrs old and my parents choose religion over their child. This is my fucking ticket to freedom, something I have been dreaming of since the first time I attempted to run away from the abuse.
I have poured every last ounce of hope I’ve got left in my reserves for this. I haven’t looked forward to something more than a month in the future in years. I never envisioned myself living past 25, but my god in this moment I hope I can live past 50. I just… fuck. I’m so excited. :3
Men: Donate to a charity looking to promote women in gaming and give women a chance to pitch their own game ideas
Women: Complain that men are keeping women out of gaming
This shit keeps getting better and better.
This makes me sad. TFYC is a fantastic organization that, rather than just complain about things, puts forward an effort to make it happen. They’re also holding a campaign for Black men and women to create graphic novel characters, in an effort to promote diversity in science fiction.
And despite this they’ve had people falling down on them for every tiny little thing, most likely because they’ve spoken out against Zoe Quinn (rightfully, as she tried to shut down their original Women in Gaming campaign) and also in support of GamerGate, which Twitter has decided to deem just a means of insulting women, but is actually a legitimate attempt to ask for some decency in games journalism (which it’s been proven that gaming journalism has roughly the same level of credibility as the tabloid that prints Bat Boy).
I feel bad. I do. That efforts to actually help people get a jump in the business are being thwarted this way. That people love to complain but the minute someone actually tries to help, to do something productive and tangible, it either goes ignored, or worse, ends up like this.
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The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Somni-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.
FIRST OF ALL
IS AN ASIAN WOMAN WEARING PART OF HER HAIR COLORED “RACIST????”
Does it OFFEND East Asian people?? Does it make fun of their culture?? Their race??? Becuase hearing bullshit like a piece of colored hair being RACIST it literally the most ridiculous fucking thing i’ve ever heard.
Sure it’s a popular stylistic choice but holy fuck don’t go accusing a popular stylistic choice and deem it as being racist without proof that it’s offending asian women for real jfc
I’m Asian, and i personally believe that wearing colored hair would look beautiful regardless of what race you are. Black, white, hispanic, asian, etc.
So please don’t go shitting on a stylistic choice and deem it as fucking racist. How about you go attack someone that’s deeming a race as “exotic” with proof that it is instead of complaining about the little shit involving characters in media. Y’all are never pleased
I am a Chinese-descent Indonesian, and I’ll just tell you why this offends me.
Now of course everyone can have their stance on anything. Some people may be offended by this, some may not be. This issue in particular do not at all make fun of East Asian Culture, so it’s not racist in that manner.
What it is, however, is simplifying and stereotyping. Now I only know a few of these female characters, so do correct me if I’m wrong, but what I’m seeing is that all of them except for Tina from Glee are some sort of “strong athletic fighter Asian woman”. I mean, sure, being athletic, strong, and confident isn’t a bad thing in itself, but when every other asian woman is portrayed that way, people start to develop a stereotype.
I’ve known many women of the Chinese ancestry through my lifetime, living here in South East Asia, but I can tell you that not once have I ever seen a woman with that coloured streak thing. not once.Instead I often see women with their whole hair dyed brown or golden, and I can understand. that. Getting that coloured streak requires you to bleach only that single streak of hair, which I think is just a lot of work. People would rather get their whole hair bleached and coloured.
I am not saying that the coloured streak thing is a bad style or whatever. I’m just asking, where did that even come from? Why is every other Asian woman in media like that? Even from this list alone, Blink and Psylocke from the same franchise has almost exact same hairstyles with exact same colours .
East Asian women and pretty much Asian people in general is more than that. We’re not just some “Kung Fu-fighting eccentric-haired purple-loving people” you know. Even just in the matter of hairstyle alone, a lot of us actually like it to stay black. Some of us like it a bit lighter, and only a handful of us actually want to dye it some unnatural colour. So yeah, I personally hate this trope, and I’d rather have Asian people represented as we actually are.
Another asian here to show you these other characters that do not have this hairstyle
Seriously guys, if you take all the Asian characters WITH that hairstyle OF FUCKING COURSE it’s gonna look like EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM look like that
There’s so many other Asian characters that don’t have that god damn hairstyle like-
Seeing how many people follow DualityDiscretion’s logic, just because they didn’t see it means they aren’t there at all.
Have you ever considered which part of the country you are in. I live in Malaysia and in the big city and, heck, even in my state AND neighbouring state ( Johor Bahru ) there’s a lot of people there that coloured their hair LIKE THIS. No, their hair isn’t purple, it’s usually red or blue.
-Also consider the time of the year. Asian countries usually have stricter rules than the Western ones when it comes to jobs and education. You cannot have dyed hair when you’re schooling and/or working so during that time period, a lot of them will have to dye their hair black.
During the holidays, there’s a SHIT TON of people with dyed hair. Heck, there’s even MALES with tips coloured like that.
Quit pissing over a few characters that have been like this and focus on the other ones if you are REALLY that offended at how Asian characters have a single stripe in their hair, yeah?
Also whining about characters having this stripe in their hair isn’t going to fucking change anything, the movie/game producers aren’t going to go through your blog and look at that, nod and then immediately change.
-also, here’s a few more
Shall we see if we can find anymore Asian female characters that have lots of purple streaks in their hair?
But this is without going into the pure stupidity that asian women liking to partially dye their hair is now a “racist trope”
I was scraping the bottom of the barrel for one last thing for the DJ community to consider racist. But alas, it was empty.
A strong wind blew the barrel over. On the ground where the barrel sat moments before was this post.
Wait, wait, wait. If we’re gonna complain about colored steaks then Nikki from 6teen, Yukio from the crappy Wolverine movie, and Knives from Scott Pilgrim are out because they either have whole or half heads of colored hair.
And I am personally very offended at the fact that there’s a comment about these all being a trope strong kick ass characters, and Sonmi 451 is up there. Like her name suggests, she’s a clone (number 451 of the Sonmi model) who is designed to look that way for the restaurant she was grown for so she can work for five years, I believe, and be euthanized and processed into food for other clones. Every other clone has the colored steaks, and most are different. It was probably a design choice made by the movie (it was not in the book) so you could deferenciate her from the other Sonmis. And Sonmi is a strong character, just not a kick ass one. She doesn’t lead a revolution, she simply becomes the mouthpiece of a revolution already created.
I’m really passionate about Cloud Atlas alright.
My FEMALE sociology professor just said “Not all men” in response to my referring to the “fragile” male ego needing things like masculine ads and products in order to not feel feminine.
Yay for internalized misogyny.
It’s funny how you think you’re so much smarter than this woman with at least a masters degree in sociology because you read a post on tumblr comparing men to M&Ms. Wanna discuss your obnoxious feminist ego next?
I will never not reblog this when I see it.
So freaking true.
I always get told that I “Don’t look autistic” oh I’m sorry, should I wear a fucking sign over my neck saying I am?
"You’re deaf? But you don’t look deaf?"
What the fuck does deaf look like??
Greetings all! New mod here with an introduction! I’m Mod Manticore here! I’m a 20 year old non-binary trans masculine dude who loves video games, politics, and punk music. He/him pronouns, please!
I’m here for all who might need some help with trans politics and other similar issues!
I find it amazing that when feminists like Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, or Big Red do something awful they act like the hate they receive online somehow erases what they did.
yet when their critics get doxxed or receive death threats upon death threats, its either ignored of “its social justice”