mv: by now

reasons why the decalcomanie mv is problematic:

  • wheein tries to reject the kiss by putting her finger against the guys mouth, he pushes it aside and kisses her anyways
  • hwasa tries to walk away from the guy, he grabs her wrist and kisses her anyways
  • solar PHYSICALLY resists against the guy and is clearly not consenting and he RESTRAINS her and forces the kiss on her
  • (moonbyul’s kiss, however, is NOT problematic because she initiates the act, and brings the guy down to her, and does not exhibit any signs of objection/discomfort throughout the kiss, and consents)
  • rbw glorifies and romanticizes the nonconsent/sexual violence portions of wheein/hwasa/solar’s scenes by adding in aesthetics and glory shots of the kiss scenes
  • this in turn trivializes the act of sexual assault, which is already rampant
  • (we should portray sexual assault as what it is: assault)
  • romanticizing sexual violence in media also encourages women to both overlook and accept sexual violence in their everyday lives
  • this prevents cases of sexual violence from being reported and most of all, normalizes the act
  • if you really want to effect change, it’s important to speak out against the sexual violence you see in media, and not to tell others to “chill out”
  • again, this is not about your biases kissing dudes, this is about speaking against sexual violence in media that perpetuates the very real sexual violence against women in society

“ Passing by the edge of the cold winter 

Until the days of the spring

 Until the days of the flower blossoms

 please stay a little longer "ㅡ봄날

  • what she says: I'm fine :-)
  • what she means: this is the biggest bangtan has ever been and I never could've imagined them being this huge before last year I'm so proud of these boys who worked their asses off to get where they stand remember that time we all had to spread I Need U around everywhere we could so it could get just 1mil?? Well now we're getting over 3mil in less than 24hrs and breakin records and it's so unreal how much they've grown as a group and how much more recognition they got in just a year since 쩔어 came out and they're still one of the most generous groups I've ever seen they are too good for us I just wanna thank them for all their hard work and whipping me into shape w their words and lyrics I'm so much happier now thanks to bangtan