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Here’s how ‘Power Rangers’ addresses Trini’s sexuality

  • The Power Rangers movie will do something the original live-action series, and no major superhero film, has done before it: feature the first LGBTQ superhero.
  • The news comes from Power Rangers director Dean Israelite, who spoke with the Hollywood Reporter. The Yellow Ranger, Trini, played by Becky G addresses her sexuality while still “questioning a lot about who she is.”
  • “She hasn’t fully figured it out yet,” Israelite tells the Hollywood Reporter. “I think what’s great about that scene and what that scene propels for the rest of the movie is, ‘That’s OK.’ The movie is saying, 'That’s OK,’ and all of the kids have to own who they are and find their tribe.”
  • The news of Trini’s sexuality was quickly praised on the Twitterers. We have a description of the exact scene in which Trini talks about her sexuality (spoiler warning): Read more (3/20/17 6:51 PM)

I don’t care how bad the movie could be, I’m gonna support power rangers as much as I can because it’s super diverse with 4 out of 5 rangers being poc, and now it seems like one of them is an lgbt character so if you want more diversity in movies you should support this one

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I haven’t watched everything, but I didn’t see a lot of black women or Indian women or Asian women or Latina women in strong, powerful parts that really showcased their abilities. Maybe that film exists, but I don’t know about it. I don’t know if there were parts for us that would’ve been deemed worthy enough for the Oscars. That’s where the change needs to occur.

Black, brown, Asian, and First Nations people, for a multitude of reasons, have made their way across the entire globe. In seeking the future or fleeing the past, we have had to emigrate, assimilate, change our names, learn new tongues, abandon customs, forget our histories, leave behind our religions.

Forgive your brothers and sisters who may not speak the language. Be patient with your brothers and sisters who speak with Western accents and stumble through traditional greetings. Love your brothers and sisters who don’t know their cultures and have forgotten their ancestors. It has never been their fault.

anonymous asked:

Why should they take off their hoops? I am chicana but don't agree with this statement. I just want to be informed as to why, thanks!

I appreciate genuine questions as opposed to some of the hateful messages I’ve gotten since i posted that (lol the internet).

1. Friendly reminder that I didn’t make the original art piece, the 3 women who did were the ones who took it up as a sort of campaign, I simply shared it. I thought it was funny and that it reflected much larger and much harsher attacks against us as Latinxs/and also Chicanas.

2. As #Chicanas we know our culture is one of the things that are attacked by the establishment (White supremacist bourgeoisie). As Chicanas we have been teased, ridiculed, and put into a racist generalization of what we are…especially working-class Chicanas like Cholas. The hoops were always a part of our style. Hoops go in and out of being “in style” and perhaps this is why the 3 took it on; maybe they happened upon an online Urban Outfitters ad featuring “Bamboo hoops for $40) http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=40882508&category=W_BIS when you can get them at your local “tiendita” for under $5.

3. Again, I don’t know about why they made the art, but I know why I identified with it. I’m a working-class Chicana who lives in Aztlan and I’ve personally been made fun of (growing up) for wearing what my mom would put on me. I had a gold pair of beautiful hoops that my mom had blessed by my priest after I did my Catholic confirmation. I wore them to school the next day and the white kids made fun of me, as they said, “Your earrings are so big! Why would you wear something like that?” As an 8 year old, I was embarrased and had no idea why - since the night before I was so excited to have pink roses on my gold hoops. I asked my mom never to let me wear them again, and told her they were “too expensive” and I was scared I would lose them. I never asked for them back.

Culture is ever-changing and for Chicanxs, it’s influenced by Mexico, Central America, the indigenous 1st nations of the U.S., and our own upbringing and exposure to Blacks, as well as many other nationalities who live in Aztlan…and when the same white hipsters who ridiculed you for wearing what you knew in your heart is what made you love being a Chicana…and now want to pay an overpriced amount to wear the same thing…the 1st thing that comes to your mind might be: fuck you, don’t steal our culture.

It’s not my campaign. I actually organize on the streets of Boyle Heights against Chicano killings and against deportations. It won’t make me want to take a white person’s hoops. But I did find a smile come to my face when I saw the artwork saying “White girl, take off your hoops.”

I haven’t watched everything, but I didn’t see a lot of black women or Indian women or Asian women or Latina women in strong, powerful parts that really showcased their abilities. Maybe that film exists, but I don’t know about it. I don’t know if there were parts for us that would’ve been deemed worthy enough for the Oscars. That’s where the change needs to occur.


this is some problematic shit.

I’m working on making new clothes & searched “peruvian women’s clothing” for inspiration. Got as far as typing “peruvian women” when I noticed some incredibly messed results in the drop-down. Of course, the wikipedia page on Peruvian Women is listed fourth, ironically chronicling the shittiness Peruvian women experience, work that is essentially invisible & lacking value, low representation in positions of power, machismo culture, forced sterilization of poor & indigenous women, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, GENITAL MUTILATION, AND some of the highest MATERNAL DEATH RATES.

but you know … that’s not nearly as important as whether or not they’ll let you fuck them with as little inconvenience to you as possible.

All they wanna talk about is whether or not Peruvian women are EASY, UGLY, SCAMMERS, ATTRACTIVE, SEXY … and low and behold, comes to the conclusion that you can talk normally to these EXOTIC people. This same author in a different article also calls Peruvian women “manipulative” and will subject you to “weird cultural stuff”, like having social gatherings & meeting their family. THE POOR GUY WAS FORCED TO TALK TO PERUVIAN FAMILIES !!!!!

But he is “experienced with Peru and its women”, so … you know, trust him.

Our ethnicity is not your porn category, you sad shit. WE ARE NOT FOR YOUR CONSUMPTION.