Honestly Mulan and Disney’s treatment to of that character is so fascinating to me bc like to me it’s like 2 separate Disneys
there’s the Disney that made and distributed a movie for kids that encouraged them to not let their full potential go to waste by worrying about what makes others happy or comfortable, or underestimate themselves or others
aaaaaand then there’s the Disney that only sells the image of Mulan in her matchmaker outfit. The outfit that represented how impossibly hard it was for her to conform to expectations that others forced on her.
Like, even little kids understand “this is the outfit she wore when she was the most sad” Tbh it made no sense to me as a kid I was like “Why did they make THIS the doll and why is she suddenly so content in this outfit now?”
I bet most people who are making fun of CK at this point don’t even understand why they are doing it / why she “deserves” to be humiliated online. I mean some of the edited posts are funny (yeah I’m a hypocrite) but CK has definitely paid her dues for her trespasses compared to the amount of shit she puts up with daily.
Like this whole “let’s pick on her because it’s acceptable” bullshit is very scary because it shows that if you remove someone’s humanity, using them as a human punching bag is easy for anyone to do it (myself included). Like some of the comments she get are downright antisemitic and basically calling her a dirty big nosed money grubbing Jew (and sometimes in just as many words) and SOMEHOW that’s acceptable and appropriate because it’s CK…
We’re moving soon so the girls and I were digging up the small raised bed we have at the apartment. The plan was to take the soil to my parents and deposit it in the raised beds I had constructed there. But then I came across a big. Ol. Fat. Grub. Now I like insects, I do. But grubby maggoty things give me the creeps. My first impulse was to freak out but my girls were with me and I don’t want them to have the hang ups I have. I took a moment to collect myself and we ended up collecting a cupful of them from just a small corner of the raised bed. The girls were very interested in them and didnt shy away from touching them and proudly showed their mother the writhing cupful. Needless to say I won’t be transporting this soil to my parents garden. I believe theyre Japanese beetle larvae but I’m not sure.