I just saw Power Rangers and it’s awesome! Here’s a few reasons why you should go see it, too: 

• it’s reaaally funny 
• diverse cast
• epic female villain
• lots of easter eggs
• every power ranger has their own story
• the queer character’s struggles are relatable, what you get to see could be considered a small step but definitely in the right direction 
• all women in this movie have realistic body types, they look strong and healthy 

 What are you waiting for? IT’S MORPHIN TIME!

Originally posted by pagets

“What bothers me about people talking about more representation with Disney, is not that they want it. I want it too. But they hate on the POC we already have for not being “good enough”. With Big Hero 6, instead of praising it’s diverse cast they rage about it “not being good enough” because the main character was mixed. Don’t mixed people deserve representation? I want more diverse characters, but I want people to like the representation of characters.”

Ok but can we talk about how important Ludi Lin’s character is in Power Rangers like oh my god here we have this incredibly attractive ASIAN MAN who isn’t attractive because of his race and who isn’t a stereotypical nerdy unattractive Asian man but is really attractive and flirty and badass but also has a realistic soft side because he loves his mom and takes care of her because she’s really sick and isn’t afraid to scream to the world “I LOVE MY MOM” and isn’t afraid to admit that he’s scared that he’s scared for his mom and is lonely and is also undeniably Chinese but also undeniably AMERICAN because yes Asian people can also be American and omg I just can’t rn his character is a BLESSING

I think I’m actually going to be pretty pissed if sjm doesn’t up her diversity game in the next books.

There are a lot of opportunities for her to do this - she has in no way written herself into a corner where diversity is no longer possible (this may have to do with world-building holes, but, anyway…).

There are Courts we haven’t seen yet, characters, Chaol is going to whatever in the hell place he is going that could have diverse people, I’m sure there will be more relationships developing that don’t at all need to be hetero or even monogamous, tbh. There is just… a lot of potential for this.

(edit to move some of my tags to the post bc… my tags got ridiculous…) If I knew before what I know now about these books, I may not have read them in the first place. But I did, and now I’m here, stuck in this fandom dumpster of smut and meta and so-called theories, and I like living in this damn dumpster. I just wish it weren’t filled with white hetero monogamous couples all the time.

And so I’m… going to be quite disappointed if some things don’t change. I don’t know what I’ll actually do. But I know I won’t be happy.

anonymous asked:

I feel bad that I have to identify myself as Mexican before I start this off... But why do people throw a lot of hate at Sarah for not having diversity? She isn't the only one who writes like this. Yes, she has the platform to speak about diversity... but she doesn't have

[2] to. Her job is to write enjoyable books. And TBH, I don’t actually look for the color of people’s skin or hair when I’m reading. & when it’s a same sex couple of course I cheer, but it’s not something I look out for first. What I’m trying to say is that you can’t hate Sarah for [3] The way she does. If you don’t like, don’t read. But also don’t put down others because they like something. Or put downs someone’s ship Bc it isn’t fem/fem or Male/fem. it’s promoting the same hate we are trying to stop. Also, I said “Mexican” Bc I feel like when [4] you try to defend something like this, you usually get backlash Bc people think you are defending white society or whatever

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I agree with you 100%. You’re preaching to the choir. Idk if this is your first time at my blog, but I am an ardent defender of Sarah J Maas. I make the arguments you’re making right now all the time. 

We can’t expect Maas to be a chair, if she’s always been a table. That’s not fair of us to ask of her. We can’t change other people, but we can change ourselves. I’m not sure if you’re implying that I was putting down people for reading her books (cuz never have I ever) or if you’re just saying that in general…? (or if this is just a rant cuz you know my blog is a rant safe space. LOL)

I’m not sure, but all I’m saying is that if I, personally, am not getting what I want from Maas in the next few books, then I have to change my behavior. And that means I have to stop reading her books.

I am in no way shape or form telling other people not to like her (again: never have I ever). And I agree with you about ships. I helped invent Elriel and that got (and gets) so much hate. It’s like, “why do you care?” But people spend energy on all kinds of stuff. It’s one thing to have dialogues and debates with people about ships and evidence and all that, but when people make posts about “crackships” and how people are just desperate and bored it’s just rude. I agree. But I’m also not policing the internet. People can do and say what they want. I always just try to remember that “when they go low, you go high.”

Aaaand that’s all I got!

Random Post - Diversity Matters

Listening to a news article today about disabled people getting on stage and doing comedy (including making jokes about their own conditions). Listened to one guy who is now in a wheelchair. He struggled for years over sex, until some lesbian friends gave him some tips!

He tells the tale in a hilarious way (particularly when he tells the audience he won’t reveal the ‘secrets of the sisterhood’) and he came out with a really important point at the end about at least talking about difficulties like that. His now wife told him he ought to talk about it, in case there was another young man out there struggling in the way he did.

I hope more people do this and find their voices. It’s so important to engage, and talk, and take away the perceived stigmas out there.

I for one am delighted he had a couple of lesbian friends who could help him out - we have *many* skills

Long-ish rant, don't comment if you're going to be a dick

I’ve tried to be so passive and polite about this, but I’m so fucking done with the lack of Asian representation in movies. I feel like recently, in particular, there’s been so much blatant whitewashing and mention of ‘creative choices’ that are basically just disguises meant to hide your racism. As an Asian (Indian btw, so literally every character that shares my culture is a fucking spoof or a poor slum dweller) I feel betrayed by my media that I’m being forced to sit through all of these movies that should be doing our diversity justice, especially since Asians are like one of the most prominent ethnic groups in our country, but apparently we don’t exist on the screen. I’m sorely disappointed and I feel like this is the year I’ve finally realised how infuriating it is to constantly be underrepresented, despite living in a time of supposed progress.

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US Mint and Treasury announce a black woman with braids will be Lady Liberty on new currency

  • Lady Liberty is a black woman.
  • The U.S. Mint and Treasury is celebrating its 225th anniversary and unveiled on a new $100 coin on Thursday.
  • It’s the first time in United States history that Lady Liberty has not been portrayed as a white woman.
  • The new coin is set to be unveiled in April and is the first in a series of new, racially diverse commemorative coins to be released by the U.S. Treasury. 
  • Future designs will represent Lady Liberty as Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Indian-American “to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” the Mint wrote. Read more

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The “British Oscars” just took a bold step toward ensuring diversity in film — take note, Hollywood

  • Films looking to compete in two major categories at the BAFTA awards must now demonstrate a commitment to diversity in order to be nominated
  • Starting in 2019, films will have to demonstrate they have worked to improve representation of marginalized groups in front of and behind the camera — or even in the film’s audience.
  • The groups specified by the academy include people of color, people living with disabilities, women and LGBTQ people. 
  • Here are the ways they can demonstrate this diversity of talent, per the academy:
    • On-screen representation, themes and narratives
    • Project leadership and creative practitioners
    • Industry access and opportunities
    • Opportunities for diversity in audience development
  • Read more

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Viola Davis just became the first black actress to earn 3 Oscar nominations

For the first time ever, a single Oscars acting category features 3 black nominees (Viola, Octavia, Naomie)

Dev Patel just became the third Indian actor to be nominated for an Oscar

And Barry Jenkins became the fourth-ever black best director nominee

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The 2017 Oscar acting nominees are the most diverse lineup in a decade

  • After two straight years of #OscarsSoWhite, the Academy produced their most diverse lineup of acting nominees in a decade — and tied the record for their most inclusive ever.
  • Seven actors of color (specifically, six black actors and one Indian actor) earned nominations for the film industry’s highest acting honor.
  • The number ties 2007 and 2005’s record of seven. The seven nominees of color are:
    • Denzel Washington, Fences
    • Ruth Negga, Loving
    • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
    • Dev Patel, Lion
    • Viola Davis, Fences
    • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
    • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Like 2007, which featured multiple nominees from movies like Dreamgirls and Babel, 2017’s list was buoyed by multiple nods for movies like Fences and Moonlight. Those two, plus Lion and Hidden Figures, are best picture nominees as well.
  • Only four years have featured more than five nominees of color in the Oscars’ acting categories: 2017, 2007, 2005 and 2004 (with six). Read more

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first nigerian-korean model han hyunmin.

han hyunmin (16, nigerian-korean) grew up in korea and has started to receive a lot of attention since his appearance during seoul fashion week. he has been working hard to defeat the racism that still exsist in the modeling industry (specifically in asian countries). he speaks only korean, and hopes to work in japan one day. han hyunmin cherishes his diversity from others in the asian modeling industry.

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Donald Trump won’t visit African-American Museum after feud with civil rights hero, John Lewis.

  • Following a nasty, racially-tinged feud with civil rights hero Congressman John Lewis over the state of his “horrible” district and “burning and crime-infested inner-cities,” Trump has canceled a Martin Luther King Jr. Day visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • According to ABC News, the visit was originally planned on Saturday amid the fighting with Lewis, who called Trump an “illegitimate president” following a briefing on Russian government interference in the Nov. 8 presidential elections.  Read more.