me as kid: magical girls are pretty and good! They look cute and fight evil!
Teen Years: the magical girl genre is stupid and pointless, the characters are flat, girly and solve everything with “heart.” I don’t know I wasn’t just watching DBZ or something the whole time
me now: magical girls are pretty and good! (And continue to be a genre that largely focuses on depicting healthy female friendship and empowering young protagonists to overcome obstacles through their own abilities- whether it be kindness or compassion; there are usually many girls that are depicted as important and varied- something you won’t see in other TV) They look cute and fight evil!
The color of your skin does not change your morals.
Your religion does not justify your bad actions.
Your gender does not dictate your role in society.
Your economic status does not lessen your value.
Your physical appearance does not make you any less than beautiful.
Your actions are not determined by the labels people give you. Your actions are determined by your thoughts and your values. You choose the kind of person you want to be, peoples idea of who you’re supposed to be should not change that. Being a minority does not make you better than the majority. Being a majority does not make you better than a minority. Equality requires no qualifications.
It occurred to me watching Wonder Woman, but- I’m really glad they had Jyn wearing not a lot of makeup and hair that was consistently a weird length and kind of a mess and nondescript clothes. I’m sick of the female character being miraculously more groomed than the men around her.
“Ah, Arya. You have a wildness in you, child. ‘The wolf blood,’ my father used to call it. Lyanna had a touch of it, and my brother Brandon more than a touch. It brought them both to an early grave.” Arya heard sadness in his voice; he did not often speak of his father, or of the brother and sister who had died before she was born.