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

moncube:

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,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. 

That’s disgusting. At first I laughed at the Chinese characters for random fruits, but as I read on I realized that this is a disgusting film. Because I don’t live in a western country, I don’t see this as much, and it scares me how people in other countries must feel.

2 days ago
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"Before you say yes, get him angry. See him scared, see him wanting, see him sick. Stress changes a person. Find out if he drinks and if he does, get him drunk - you’ll learn more about his sober thoughts. Discover his addictions. See if he puts you in front of them. You can’t change people, baby girl. If they are made one way, it doesn’t just wear off. If you hate how he acts when he’s out of it now, you’re going to hate it much worse eight years down the road. You might love him to bits but it doesn’t change that some people just don’t fit."

inkskinned, “My father’s recipe for the man I should marry” (via ihearmelodies)

Wow

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I found out the ugly side of a person that I used to call my “friend” and made a decision to cut him out of my life. A mutual friend then asked me not to do that because “he can also be nice at times” but I knew that logic didn’t make sense.

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2 days ago
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my-apollo-bars:

in case any of you wanted to know how gay sex works

my-apollo-bars:

in case any of you wanted to know how gay sex works

3 days ago
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rneerkat:

arteries will always hold a special place in my heart

3 days ago
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"When god became lonely
he created man,
Or was it
When man became lonely
he created god."
Melanie Exler strengthenizer  (via mirroir)

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3 days ago
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princess-ruto:

i got sad when the dog got captured

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3 days ago
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2damnfeisty:

rozhanitsa:

2damnfeisty:

Nobody gives the black girl mob credit for being smart as fuck. They clown but at the end of the day they are really intelligent.

And it’s not subtle at all.
Taystee is a math prodigy in addition to being well-read, Poussey is multilingual, Cindy just knows shit, Suzanne studies Shakespeare, Watson was a good student in addition to being a track star, Vee is basically an evil genius. Piper often learns the most from them; they taught her how to fight and helped translate Pennsatucky’s biblical threat.
The show flat out acknowledges the (academic) intelligence of the black inmates time and time again, but the audience collectively ignores it.

ALL OF THIS

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3 days ago
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fitnessfoodfabulous:

astheoddityfallsdown:

veganvibez:

Why is it such a hard concept to grasp that cows milk is for baby cows and not humans

why is it such a hard concept to grasp that soy milk is for baby soybeans and not humans

why is it such a hard concept to grasp that trix are for kids and not rabbits

3 days ago
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digbysellars:

when ppl compliment u

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3 days ago
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joodlez:

eyecandy

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3 days ago
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punk-rock-castiel:

your-grandmah:

day 23: they still think im one of them

I stared at this picture for like 5 minutes and then i concluded that the different one was the last one because of the chinese letters

punk-rock-castiel:

your-grandmah:

day 23: they still think im one of them

I stared at this picture for like 5 minutes and then i concluded that the different one was the last one because of the chinese letters

3 days ago
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gayobamafanfiction:

blorgblorgblorg:

maxofs2d:

Hahaha

"Men’s Rights" activist and self-proclaimed philosopher Stefan Molyneux pretends to be a woman posting a positive comment on his own video “debunking” Frozen but completely fails at account switching

amazing

Men do things like this a lot

3 days ago
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strangevibezz:

MY HEART

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3 days ago
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best-of-imgur:

Some editor has waited their entire life to write something like that.http://best-of-imgur.tumblr.com

best-of-imgur:

Some editor has waited their entire life to write something like that.
http://best-of-imgur.tumblr.com

3 days ago
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ruinedchildhood:

Which Pokemon Would You Choose?

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