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“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”

People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life? 

^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.

THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.

Anyone who doesn’t believe in white privilege and institutionalized racism needs to explain why there are hundreds of examples of immigrants having to start from scratch after being doctors, lawyers, etc. in their home countries, and then explain to me why my white dad was able to come to the US, gain citizenship, and find employment at the exact same pay and level as in his original English-speaking country full of white people with zero hassle whatsoever.[Please feel free to delete my section if you want to reblog it without a white person suddenly bringing up white people. I just wanted this comment on my own blog since I know a lot of my followers are young white feminists, and I am hoping that the things I reblog will get people (who haven’t had much previous exposure to such issues, due to white privilege) more informed and interested in anti-racism and intersectionality as well.]

In one of my college classes there was a girl from India. She was very bright and was a pharmacist in where she came from, but when she came to the US her education didnt transfer so she was taking classes to basically become what she already was. 

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humansofnewyork:

“After this I go to work at a pizza shop. My wife and I were college professors in Bangladesh. I taught accounting. But one dollar in America becomes eighty dollars when we send it back home.”

People forget, when immigrants come to this country they start from scratch. They could have been lawyers in their home country, but in the US..it means nothing. You think a HS diploma from Bangladesh means anything in this country? My mom was a top student in the country, went to all the best school and got the best of everything…but when she got here it meant squat and she was cleaning other people’s homes and scrubbing their toilets. This is why I get pissed of when people talk smack about immigrants. They at least are doing something…..heading for a goal..making sacrifices…what are you doing with your life? 

^ My parents were college-educated teachers in their home country and came to the U.S. with nothing but empty pockets, a dash of hope, and a belief in God. They also scrubbed toilets in people’s homes to make enough to provide for their children, and that’s probably not something a lot of educated professionals would be able to do. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it. Pride would get in the way.

THIS IS TOO IMPORTANT.

Anyone who doesn’t believe in white privilege and institutionalized racism needs to explain why there are hundreds of examples of immigrants having to start from scratch after being doctors, lawyers, etc. in their home countries, and then explain to me why my white dad was able to come to the US, gain citizenship, and find employment at the exact same pay and level as in his original English-speaking country full of white people with zero hassle whatsoever.
[Please feel free to delete my section if you want to reblog it without a white person suddenly bringing up white people. I just wanted this comment on my own blog since I know a lot of my followers are young white feminists, and I am hoping that the things I reblog will get people (who haven’t had much previous exposure to such issues, due to white privilege) more informed and interested in anti-racism and intersectionality as well.]

In one of my college classes there was a girl from India. She was very bright and was a pharmacist in where she came from, but when she came to the US her education didnt transfer so she was taking classes to basically become what she already was. 

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octopusice:

This is, quite literally, the worst defense of Disney that I have ever seen.

I’m gonna break this down by slide.

“Disney Sets Unrealistic Standards for Women”

  • “Is Amy skinny? Yes, but not that skinny. That’s the exaggeration. Her character is girl and a bit ditzy, and everything about her has to reflect that.”
    I just…. what kind of asshole are you? I really have to ask. Because you just said, basically, that the only way to portray a girly character is for her to be thin. What, is a fat woman not able to be girly? Is the only way to be effeminate, to fit in size 0 dresses? Because I’d really, really beg to differ.
    The characterization of Giselle didn’t need to be so thin. Had she animated more truthfully to Adams, would it have taken away from her femininity? She’s dripping in pink, has flowers in her hair, and is flitting around singing about a prince. In all honesty, she DOESN’T need to be thin to be girly.
    And that is fatphobic and disgusting that you would insinuate thin is the only way to be feminine.
  • “Part of being mature is understanding what’s realistic and what’s not, and enjoying what you want anyways.”
    I just…. Oh my god. These movies. Are created. FOR CHILDREN.
    FOR. CHILDREN.
    Children don’t understand the damn concepts of reality just yet. When I was 2 years old, I believed that Prince ‘Charlie’ (“Charming”) lived in the attic of my house, and he used to come down to take me to the ball, and I’d twirl around in my “dress” like a pretty princess.
    SoooooOOOOOOooooooo grounded in reality.
    These movies weren’t created for adults. They were made. For children. Who don’t know the differences between reality and fantasy.
  • This brings me to my next point. Since kids do not understand differences in fantasy and reality, they apply the principles they learn between the two. The only representations of fat women in the movies, place them in the caring old woman role, or the evil person role. You eventually develop associations that skinny and thin represent good, and fat represents evil. 
  • The problem we have with the “unrealistic expectations” is that it’s not a few characters. It’s EVERY character. EVERY single main Disney woman is the same kind of skinny. The only differences are their heights and their boob sizes. But they are ALL skinny. They could share clothes for goodness sake. The point is, it’s not okay that the range of body type representation is so narrow.

“Disney Doesn’t Have Any Diversity”

  • NO.
  • NO STOP.
  • STOP.
  • RIGHT.
  • THERE.
  • Look at that picture of the Disney Princesses. There are ten princesses, correct? And how many of those princesses are WoC? Four. Four, out of ten.
    There are less WoC princesses than white princesses, although PoC outnumber white people (considering the majority of the world’s population is comprised of the different Asian ethnicities, and I believe all the African ethnicities  combined rank next, and then white people).
  • The problem with the severe lack of WoC princesses, is that it’s denying representation. We have not yet had an Indian princess, unless you count the little girl from the Jungle Book, who did not play so large a role. We have only had one Chinese princess.
  • And even though there is a small amount of representation, it relies heavily with racist stereotypes more often than not. I’m thinking, in particular, of Esmerelda. She is classified as a “g—-y” which is an extremely derogatory term for the Romani people. Jasmine, for another, is subjected to stereotypes involving her dress and hypersexualization—she is the most sexualized Disney character we see, and the sexualization relies on stereotypes of “exotic” belly dancing, stereotypes of aspects of Arab culture, and other things.
  • Pocohontas. Don’t even LIST Pocohontas as a positive representation regarding race. It’s a bastardization of a historical tale that’s only ever been told from white men’s perspectives. Most importantly, Pocohontas would have been TWELVE when she met John Smith. They would not have experienced a romance. She also did not live some happy, free life—she was imprisoned until her marriage to John Rolfe. It’s been speculated that she may have been raped during that time.
    If the story of her saving Smith’s life was true (which there’s been questioning of the truthfulness of that story), the Englishmen STILL went on to rape and kill much of the Native American population (smallpox blankets, anyone?). That is, until they were driven onto and confined to reservations. Which still suffer IMMENSE discrimination and oppression today.
    My point with this?
    Feel good story about how the cute exotic girl saves the nice white man who TOTALLY didn’t have any ulterior motive is not great representation.
  • Let’s not forget that Walt Disney was literally a racist man.
  • And let me direct you to the following racist clips from Disney movies:
    What Makes the Red Man Red from Peter Pan
    Sunflower the black centaur, censored from Fantasia because they are so racist
    Actually, just look at this post.
  • “It is more discriminatory and shallow to assume that each minority needs representation to validate their existance.”
    This isn’t the case of white people saying that “IF YOU ARE BLACK YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER CAN ONLY BE TIANA BOOM IT IS DECIDED.”
    This is a situation where there are PoC expressing that they don’t think it’s fair that they have been portrayed SO few times in a franchise that has hundreds of characters, and that most of those characters are racist stereotypes.
    Think about this. I am white and have brunette hair. If I look up there, I can identify with Rapunzel, Snow White, and Belle, as well as Cinderella and Aurora if I stretch. Whereas WoC can look up there, and MAYBE find one representation of her skin color and hair. MAYBE one.
    How is that “diverse”?

“DISNEY ONLY MAKES WEAK PRINCESSES EXCEPT MULAN, SHE SAVED CHINA, AND POCOHONTAS, SHE’S A FREE SPIRIT”

  • I don’t think anyone’s said that about Pocohontas. Unless they mean there are actually a few instances where she addresses harmful colonialist attitudes (you think you own whatever land you land on/the earth is just a dead thing you can claim/but I know every rock and tree and creature/has a life has a spirit has a name—-you think the only people who are people/are the people who look and think like you/but if you walk the footsteps of a stranger/you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew)
  • Mulan and Merida are the only Disney Princesses whose plot does not revolve around a love interest.
    In addition the majority of the princesses have passive storylines. Snow White gets chased away, gets tricked, gets woken up. Aurora gets cursed, gets taken away, gets tricked, gets woken up. Cinderella gets abused, gets transformed, gets to go to the ball, gets found. Belle gets captured, falls in love….. do you see a pattern? Things happen TO the princesses due to no action of their own, more often than the princesses doing things. That’s not necessarily strong.
  • The Disney princesses are still weak, and it doesn’t MATTER what decade they are from. The observation that they are weak characters (some of them undergo noooo character development, which makes a weak character to most people by the way) stands.
    They weren’t weak then, but they are now, and that has to be considered.
    But how is a passive character a strong character? What is strong about Snow White? That she fulfills harmful gender roles?

Closing Points

  • Disney is a large company in a capitalist society. They are greedy by job description. If they aren’t would you like to explain to me the disgusting rash of shows that has popped up on Disney channel, that basically re-manufactures all their most successful shows with new characters and even more outlandish behaviors and plots and jokes (how about the episode of that ridiculous dance show that mocks anorexic people?).
  • Disney produces movies with messages that it’s ok to follow your dreams if you are a straight, white, pretty, and thin woman who is kind to everyone and valued for her beauty.
  • Disney is sexist (we still haven’t seen any larger characters starring, have we? seeing as, like you explained, women can only be feminine when skinny…. so let’s chalk that to fatphobic too).
    Disney is racist, because of the lack of diversity and portrayal of racist stereotypes (which it is STILL doing).
    Disney is homophobic, because of exclusion of queer characters.
    Disney is problematic.
  • DISNEY IS PROBLEMATIC.

The worst part about all of this though, is that you seem to think you are somehow smarter than all the rest of us…. Many of us are huge Disney fans too, who grew up on Disney just like you did, who love Disney just like you do. The only difference, is that we have the ability to critique the things we love and recognize when things are problematic. Here’s a good explanation of WHY we continue to critique and love Disney.

We aren’t hating on Disney. We are encouraging discourse and action about the problems that Disney perpetuates. Which is what good fans do.

(Gonna toss a quick note at the bottom here—I am white, so if I presented any issues about race and lack of diversity in Disney incorrectly, please let me know and I will edit them. I tried as best as I could to draw on knowledge from other critiques I’ve seen while trying to not speak for WoC but I might have crossed lines and done so here. I’m so sorry if I did!)

The original post, The powerpoint, was amazing. I loved it. 

It said everything I believed in. 

Now, to octopusice, listen. All of your complaints are over sensitive and pointlessly long. Disney movies are the best thing about childhood. Changing it is just stupid. It would change the foundation of the movies. 

If you take into account the other movies that are not princess movies, minorities appear frequently, A couple that come to mind is the Aristocats and the Lion King. If you watch the movies yet disagree with them, you’re just a hypocrite. 

You know, at first I was like, who the fuck is this person, and why are they reblogging shit from me with asinine commentary that literally addresses nothing the brilliant and awesome octopusice wrote?

Then I checked your blog and realized that this is yet another blog of The One Who Is Fake.

Oh, honey. It’s time to stop trying.

Is this just about the princesses, or can it be pointed out that not all Disney characters have been skinny…. ? Lilo and Stitch is a great example but it wasnt included…

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why doesnt he ever look back at her like that

because men dont love women the way their women love them. Or as my grandfather said men only commit for sex. 

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abortion is murder

Obama doesn’t have ‘followers’ but there is another major difference between Obama and Jesus: Obama’s a real guy.

Who the fuck is making babies the punishment, the people promoting a person’s choice on whether or not to have an abortion, or the people saying that babies are the “consequences” of sex? Fucking ignoramuses, these pro-life fucks are.

That is pretty funny, considering pro-lifers are the ones always saying shit like, “If you don’t want to get pregnant, keep your legs closed”.

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abortion is murder

Obama doesn’t have ‘followers’ but there is another major difference between Obama and Jesus: Obama’s a real guy.

Who the fuck is making babies the punishment, the people promoting a person’s choice on whether or not to have an abortion, or the people saying that babies are the “consequences” of sex? Fucking ignoramuses, these pro-life fucks are.

That is pretty funny, considering pro-lifers are the ones always saying shit like, “If you don’t want to get pregnant, keep your legs closed”.

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no you just
you don’t understand
morgan freeman is perfect

I love this guy! Respect earned!

Oh thank god I’m not the only one that thinks Black history month is silly

i always ask people why there’s no white history month
is there asian history month
how about hispanic history month

Jewish Heritage and Asian/Pacific Heritage Month are in May and Hispanic/Latin@ History Month is in September/October.
Why isn’t there a White History Month
Black People Get A Whole Month. What About Us?
Why is THAT Racist? [Black History Month Edition]

I dont think Black History month is silly, or question why it exists, but I do agree with Freeman, at least partially. Its sad that racism still exists, and it comes from all sides. I dont agree that it should be ignored, because if a person is being racist they should be called out, but I feel like too many people separate themselves. We define ourselves as white, black, asian, hispanic etc and forget that we are part of a whole. The same happens with religion and politics. It becomes a “vs” thing. White vs. black. Republican vs. Democrat. Christian vs. Muslim. America has become a nation fighting with itself when the reality is that these battles are “imaginary”. We are a nation filled with all kinds of discrimination because we can’t be united. And thats whats most sad.


“Its sad that racism still exists, and it comes from all sides.”
Why there’s no such thing as “Reverse Racism”
“but I feel like too many people separate themselves. We define ourselves as white, black, asian, hispanic etc and forget that we are part of a whole.”
Colorblind racial ideology linked to racism, both online and offline
I guess it’s really easy to be “colorblind” when you’re White
The best way to dehumanize someone
“There’s no race but the human race, we all bleed red”
“We are a nation filled with all kinds of discrimination because we can’t be united.”
The Kumbayah Myth
“Republican vs. Democrat.”
When Republicans stop being racist, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic pricks who get people killed than people will stop opposing them. By the way, it’s not so much “Democrats vs. Republicans” because Democrats are often problematic too, it’s really a matter of “Decent People vs. Republicans”. 


Racism can come from all sides because there are many different races. 
1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement,usually involving the idea that one&#8217;s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. 3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. (Dictionary.reference.com)
So by definition it is something that can happen between many different races. Like Native Americans, or the racism Asian americans faced after pearl harbor. 
Secondly Im not claiming anyone is the same, on the contrary I recognize how important a persons differences are. We are all special in our own way. And its horrible when those differences are used against us, which is why its important to note similarities. The fact everyone shares thoughts and feelings even if they are not always the same ones. My point of too much division being a bad thing can be shown by races that have mixed for example. The offspring of such marriages can often be confused as to which they are more of. My cousins for instance had issues with this in school because they felt rejected by the black community (too white) but also felt rejected by the white community (too black). It shows that while a community can still be &#8220;itself&#8221; and embrace its own traditions they should not define themselves by their characteristics. There is such a thing as too much separation.
Thirdly the importance of noting we are all the &#8216;same&#8217; is because it denotes equality. Treating people how you want to be treated. Always. We are all people (or as you put &#8220;we all bleed red&#8221;) and we all want to be treated with respect and understanding. 
Fourthly the point I was making was about how people divide themselves. There are many people who vote a certain way because of certain factors like people who vote solely Republican and act out against Democrats (calling them names etc). People who act in ignorance and refuse to do the research (etc) that accompanies the decision they are making. To be racist shows ignorance. To be blind to a situation shows ignorance as well. You call me &#8220;colorblind&#8221; as if it connotes something bad. But the truth is I believe in treating people equally, and being treated equally. And that is something this nation has strived for. We have yet to perfect it obviously. Its not just white people who are &#8220;colorblind&#8221;. 

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no you just

you don’t understand

morgan freeman is perfect

I love this guy! Respect earned!

Oh thank god I’m not the only one that thinks Black history month is silly

i always ask people why there’s no white history month

is there asian history month

how about hispanic history month

Jewish Heritage and Asian/Pacific Heritage Month are in May and Hispanic/Latin@ History Month is in September/October.

I dont think Black History month is silly, or question why it exists, but I do agree with Freeman, at least partially. Its sad that racism still exists, and it comes from all sides. I dont agree that it should be ignored, because if a person is being racist they should be called out, but I feel like too many people separate themselves. We define ourselves as white, black, asian, hispanic etc and forget that we are part of a whole. The same happens with religion and politics. It becomes a “vs” thing. White vs. black. Republican vs. Democrat. Christian vs. Muslim. America has become a nation fighting with itself when the reality is that these battles are “imaginary”. We are a nation filled with all kinds of discrimination because we can’t be united. And thats whats most sad.

Its sad that racism still exists, and it comes from all sides.

but I feel like too many people separate themselves. We define ourselves as white, black, asian, hispanic etc and forget that we are part of a whole.”

“We are a nation filled with all kinds of discrimination because we can’t be united.”

“Republican vs. Democrat.”

When Republicans stop being racist, misogynistic, transphobic, homophobic pricks who get people killed than people will stop opposing them. By the way, it’s not so much “Democrats vs. Republicans” because Democrats are often problematic too, it’s really a matter of “Decent People vs. Republicans”. 

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Racism can come from all sides because there are many different races. 

1.a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement,usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others. 3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. (Dictionary.reference.com)

So by definition it is something that can happen between many different races. Like Native Americans, or the racism Asian americans faced after pearl harbor. 

Secondly Im not claiming anyone is the same, on the contrary I recognize how important a persons differences are. We are all special in our own way. And its horrible when those differences are used against us, which is why its important to note similarities. The fact everyone shares thoughts and feelings even if they are not always the same ones. My point of too much division being a bad thing can be shown by races that have mixed for example. The offspring of such marriages can often be confused as to which they are more of. My cousins for instance had issues with this in school because they felt rejected by the black community (too white) but also felt rejected by the white community (too black). It shows that while a community can still be “itself” and embrace its own traditions they should not define themselves by their characteristics. There is such a thing as too much separation.

Thirdly the importance of noting we are all the ‘same’ is because it denotes equality. Treating people how you want to be treated. Always. We are all people (or as you put “we all bleed red”) and we all want to be treated with respect and understanding. 

Fourthly the point I was making was about how people divide themselves. There are many people who vote a certain way because of certain factors like people who vote solely Republican and act out against Democrats (calling them names etc). People who act in ignorance and refuse to do the research (etc) that accompanies the decision they are making. To be racist shows ignorance. To be blind to a situation shows ignorance as well. You call me “colorblind” as if it connotes something bad. But the truth is I believe in treating people equally, and being treated equally. And that is something this nation has strived for. We have yet to perfect it obviously. Its not just white people who are “colorblind”. 

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just horrid! :( i hate this picture so much

It’s images like this that shows you how little anti-choicers care about actual people.
The pregnant person is just a silhouette, a vessel and attached to the person, the one thing anti-choicers seem to actually consider: the non-feeling, non-thinking fetus.
-Hannah

Theres no logic behind this image. Firstly because the &#8220;body&#8221; inside the other cannot survive without that others body. Secondly because pregnancy is a choice. People chose to become pregnant, they should have the choice to not be pregnant as well. BC last time I check it wasnt the fetus that chose to be born. Fetuses cannot make choices like that. 
And &#8220;for the logically impaired&#8221; life is defined as &#8220;birth to death&#8221; and murder is ending a life. So LOGICALLY abortion is not murder, and fetuses are not, technically, alive. 

stfuprolife:

thepasteltwilight submitted:

just horrid! :( i hate this picture so much

It’s images like this that shows you how little anti-choicers care about actual people.

The pregnant person is just a silhouette, a vessel and attached to the person, the one thing anti-choicers seem to actually consider: the non-feeling, non-thinking fetus.

-Hannah

Theres no logic behind this image. Firstly because the “body” inside the other cannot survive without that others body. Secondly because pregnancy is a choice. People chose to become pregnant, they should have the choice to not be pregnant as well. BC last time I check it wasnt the fetus that chose to be born. Fetuses cannot make choices like that. 

And “for the logically impaired” life is defined as “birth to death” and murder is ending a life. So LOGICALLY abortion is not murder, and fetuses are not, technically, alive. 

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