Anonymous said:
honestly curious, why does it offend you?

perfectlyerik:

i see lucy as a racist film that plays on negative stereotypes while hiding behind the cover of (white) feminism. 

all this film has done is switch out the white man for a white woman. it’s still a film about a white person getting violated by the evil poc, then gaining power and wiping them out. 

here’s 2 of my favourite scenes from the trailer: 

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from top to left to right:

KEEP CLEAN 保持清潔,APPLE 蘋果,ONION 洋蔥,GRAPE 葡萄,CHAIR 椅子 EDIT: sorry it says ORANGE 橘子,TOMATO 番茄

traditional chinese is an actual written language used by millions of people, not symbols to be thrown around at the whim of set designers because they look cool and idk, serves to create a menacing asian atmosphere. this is so disrespectful, and made even worse by the fact that this film in set it taipei, taiwan where the official written language is traditional chinese.

it doesn’t matter that this film caters to a primarily “white” audience who won’t be able to read it, the language and culture of taiwan isn’t something for you to twist and use as you deem fit because it’s “exotic.” 

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lucy shoots a guy for not being able to speak english. 

she l i t e r a l l y shoots this taiwanese taxi driver, in taiwan for not being able to speak english. she’s in taipei and she’s shooting people as they are of no use to her because they don’t speak english. 

just think about the sort of message that’s sending out. she’s not being “bad-ass strong female character who takes no shit,” she’s saying that english is useful and better. this is the type of harmful ideology that stretches all the way back from when western countries were colonising and forcing their language and customs on other countries. 

let me explain with a real life example. i was born in new zealand to two taiwanese parents. i am fluent in english, but mandarin is conversational at best. my friends in taiwan say that i am “so lucky” to speak fluent english, when they are fluent in mandarin and their english level is no worse than my mandarin. they tell me that they want to perfect their english but in the same breath tell me that mandarin isn’t worth perfecting because i have english and that’s “enough”. they also tell me how pretty my white friends are when they see pictures.

this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that they’ve grown up buying into. it honestly hurts and frustrates me that they belittle their own culture like this, honestly believing that the western world is superior. this is the type of neo imperialism ideology that this film (hopefully unintentionally) promotes: white people are better and will save the day. 

if they wanted to film a movie about a white women getting back at those who had violated her, why not film it in a western country? if they wanted to film it in taiwan, why not find an asian lead actress?

i do agree that we need more women protagonists in action/superhero movies, but not like this. its not okay that the female lead needs to be kidnapped and have her body cut open without her consent in order to gain her powers, and those said those powers do not make any of this racist bullshit okay. 

i am just so tired and angry of poc always being brushed off to the side as either props or villains in mainstream media. 

as a poc, it’s so frustrating to see that the of the standard of beauty still white women when we live in multi-cultural societies and a diverse world. 

feminism is about equality. a film in which poc are presented as evil and inferior before being killed off by a superior white woman does not promote equality. 

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athickgirlscloset:

but where is the lie?! lol

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Anonymous said:
To me, it feels as if you're all still following a trend, still doing what everyone else is doing. You want to be proud of your skin, hair and race? Then just wash your hair, put some coconut oil in it and go! Or put it in braids or cornrows. Our people didn't have shea moisture or ecostyler in the past. It's not natural anymore if you're letting your hair take so much of your time and money..you're still being controlled esp by the product companies. Just rock your hair, NATURALLY!

elegantly-tasteless:

allisonsgothair:

luvyourmane:

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Deodorant is “unnatural” but we still use it.
It’s hair. And it’s natural in that it isn’t chemically straightened. Why does anyone feel the need to comment beyond that..

LMFAO our people in the past also didn’t have water that was so polluted and harsh that causes us to need products that moisturize our hair.

And where did people get this notion that in the past people didn’t do anything with their hair. Yea they didn’t have ecostyler gel or whatever but people have been manipulating and not rocking their hair naturally. People been putting shit in their hair forever. 

answered 1 day ago @ 20 Jul 2014 with 48 notes via/source

If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.

» Dean Trippe (via t1mco)  
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bitteroreo:

dynastylnoire:

this has been a public service announcement.

yo “nice guys” this message came for you.

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dirty-mef:

sweetnessofbeing:

lmaoo

This is by far the best gif on tumblr

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buckybarnesing:

you ever see a thing that just makes you cackle? x

buckybarnesing:

you ever see a thing that just makes you cackle? x

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dictionfairies:

the unholy trinity

dictionfairies:

the unholy trinity

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pussyandhennessy:

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