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fae-ble  asked:

What are your thoughts on the people saying Wonder Woman is bad because of the actress's beliefs on Palestine and such?

I wont pretend to be an expert on the Israel/Palestine situation or gal godots position on that. Its complicated, and i am ill informed. (Like, yes i think Israel should, like exist. Also yes, i take deep issue with many of the things the government has done to the Palestinian people, etc) its a whole messy thing and im really not like, a fountain of informed analysis on this topic. And i really dont know much about gal godot or anything she has said or done personally.

However, I think people are allowed their feelings about actors, and actors politics, and how that impacts their movie going choices.

I, personally, am excited to see the film and i hope it is good. If others are not, then they are more than entitled to their opinions about it. I wont hold it against anyone.

As someone who wants to go into the mental health field as a mentally ill person themselves...

Split is gonna be an amazing movie.

Hell my Psychological Adaptations teacher BADLY wants to take a small group of kids to go see it with her. We watched the trailer in class and kids who knew nothing about mental illness asked questions on how DID affected someone.

We’ve watched Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, read the book it’s based on and even watched Bates Motel. We’ve gone into the nitty gritty of what kind of trauma it takes to get to this level. And let me tell you the kids in this class LOVE breaking down why the human brain deals with trauma like this. Kids who all(except for the few mentally ill in the room) had an ableist point of view when it came to mental illness

(I stated I was bipolar during a discussion and immediately got looks but they all did ask for me to explain it more and they realized they were misinformed)

They’ve managed to understand that this is purely fiction IN LITERALLY THE EQUIVALENT OF 3 HOURS.

HIGH.SCHOOL.STUDENTS.UNDERSTAND.THAT.THIS.IS.FICTION.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS IS NOT AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL.

For fucks sake my final paper is even gonna be about if Anthony Perkins(Norman Bates in Psycho)is accurately portraying the body language of someone who has DID according to the DSM-5. Mind you THE MOVIE WAS MADE IN LIKE THE 60’S.

A lot of kids are doing a creative writing piece about Normal Bates seeing a psychologist and are going to be graded on if it is a normal sensible piece.

My teacher (who has a masters in Psychology a masters in English and is working on a PHD and is also mentally ill) is so excited about this movie she’s patiently waiting for the DVD so she can base a whole class around it like she did with Psycho(and is doing Lolita in three weeks I’m so mad I don’t need more English credit after this)

Anyhow.

Instead of yelling why this is ableist, take a moment to ask the person if they know any facts about DID. If not kindly explain that this is a work of fiction instead of yelling at them.

I never rant about anything on tumblr but I can’t stand all this “boycott” bullshit.

Edit: A vague call out by someone who blocked me immediately afterward is now a thing. Funny. Edit 2: I have officially gotten my first “kill yourself” anon. Thank you for your compassion.
Following the 1992 LA riots, leftist commentators often opted to define the event as a rebellion rather than a riot as a way to highlight the political nature of people’s actions. This attempt to reframe the public discourse is borne of ‘good intentions’ (the desire to combat the conservative media’s portrayal of the riots as 'pure criminality’), but it also reflects an impulse to contain, consolidate, appropriate, and accommodate events that do not fit political models grounded in white, Euro- American traditions. When the mainstream media portrays social disruptions as apolitical, criminal, and devoid of meaning, Leftists often respond by describing them as politically reasoned. Here, the confluence of political and anti-social tendencies in a riot/ rebellion are neither recognized nor embraced. Certainly some who participated in the London riots were armed with sharp analyses of structural violence and explicitly political messages - the rioters were obviously not politically or demographically homogenous. However, sympathetic radicals tend to privilege the voices of those who are educated and politically astute, rather than listening to those who know viscerally that they are fucked and act without first seeking moral approval. Some Leftists and radicals were reluctant to affirm the purely disruptive perspectives, like those expressed by a woman from Hackney, London who said, 'We’re not all gathering together for a cause, we’re running down Foot Locker.’ Or the excitement of two girls stopped by the BBC while drinking looted wine. When asked what they were doing, they spoke of the giddy 'madness’ of it all, the 'good fun’ they were having, and said that they were showing the police and the rich that 'we can do what we want.’ Translating riots into morally palatable terms is another manifestation of the appeal to innocence - rioters, looters, criminals, thieves, and disrupters are not proper victims and hence, not legitimate political actors. Morally ennobled victimization has become the necessary precondition for determining which grievances we are willing to acknowledge and authorize.
—  Against Innocence: Race, Gender, and the Politics of Safety

Where the hell is ‘The Expanse’ fandom at?? I hadn’t figured it was that under the radar.. Come on, people.

What is it about? It’s 200 years into the future and humans have colonized the solar system. Earth and Mars are on the brink of war.. It’s notably the most critically acclaimed sci-fi series since Firefly. And one of the most critically praised series.. ever. Incredible and diverse cast, including: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Domonique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Florence Faivre, Athena Karkanis, Jay Hernandez, Chad Coleman (That’s right! Tyreese from Walking Dead). It features amazing, complex characters, and enthralling storylines.

It also has incredible special effects, and, according to NASA, is extremely accurate in terms of a plausible/ realistic future in space..

So, tritely I ask.. what are you waitin’ for?

anonymous asked:

I'm thinking on our general crush for Sebastian and wow. Our traumatised asses are so starved for kindness and affection that it takes is one polite, kind actor to lose our minds over him.

Right?!?!?! One relatively-attractive dude with big pretty eyes and we all lose our minds!!

Seb: is generally nice, looks soft and a little vulnerable
Us: OHHHH MY GOD

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Jimmy Kimmel’s Casual Racist Jokes At Oscars Detracted From Diversity Wins
As we celebrated “Moonlight’s” win, people of color were still the butt of the jokes.

Sunday’s awards show saw the most diverse group of recipients in Oscars history. A record number of black stars won. The world celebrated the achievements of “Moonlight.” And the speeches were politically charged, with actors and directors speaking in favor of differences and against divisive walls.  

But then Kimmel used Mahershala Ali’s name as the butt of two different jokes.

Kimmel made a comment about the Best Supporting Actor award recipient’s newborn daughter’s name, saying that with a name like Mahershala, “You can’t name her Amy.”

Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. He adheres to Ahmadiyya, a sect of Islam that has been historically persecuted. So, he could probably have done without Kimmel’s jokes designating him as different, as people on Twitter pointed out.

Kimmel also made fun of Asian names during the same skit. When an Asian woman in the tour group told Kimmel her name was Yulree, he turned the joke on her. When Yulree’s husband stated right after that his name was Patrick, Kimmel said: “See, that’s a name.”

In another moment that had some viewers shaking their heads, Kimmel lifted up “Lion” star Sunny Pawar, channeling the iconic “Lion King” scene in which Simba is held up over a cliff. It felt utterly well-intentioned, and the 8-year-old’s reaction even tugged at the heartstrings.

But as some viewers pointed out, the image of Kimmel, a white host, holding up a brown child who doesn’t speak English as a prop in a skit with African music playing has racial undertones that are impossible to ignore.


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'If a Reality TV Star Can Be President Why Can't Actors Talk Politics?'

“I just want to talk about the world and my experience and tell my story. I think you only start thinking of those stories as political if they haven’t necessarily been heard before. I’m just talking about my day-to-day reality, about what happens when I go to the airport and try to get on a plane and go to another country. To me it’s not political, it’s just personal.” - Riz Ahmed

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Today In History We Honor Paul Robeson

‘Son of an escaped slave, Paul Robeson is an African-American singer, athlete, actor and political activist. Robeson rejected a career as an athlete and enrolled in Columbia University where he pursued acting. In 1930, he was the first black actor to portray Shakespeare’s Othello in an all-white cast. He rose to prominence in a time when segregation was legal in the United States, and Black people were being lynched by racist mobs, especially in the South.’

(photo: Paul Robeson)

- CARTER Magazine

Disraeli (1929). Prime Minister of Great Britain Benjamin Disraeli outwits the subterfuge of the Russians and chicanery at home in order to secure the purchase of the Suez Canal.

This is a strangely paced film, with weird bouts of romance, domesticity and politics. I can’t really say that I enjoyed it, even if the costumes were great and performances pretty solid. 6/10.