I am in love with the movie Moana. Disney really did an amaaazeballs job with it. Some people say it’s much better than Frozen because the female protagonist isn’t a “princess” and “doesn’t fall in love” at the end. Very, very feminist. For me, I don’t believe that gender equality or feminism necessarily needs to … More Girl vs Boys or Girl vs Self?
I don’t think I’ve watched enough Disney films made in the past years to solidify this conclusion, but I really want to talk about what I’ve noticed from watching the Tinker Bell series. There is always a soft-spot in my heart for animated films–or should I just say that I friggin love animated films in … More Disney and Girl Power!
[Continued from Part I] Me: From your perspective, we should just all be animals, then, and forsake progress of any kind. If that’s how you define humanity, then I have nothing to say. Celsian hyalophane It’s not your fault that you did not understand it. Don’t blame yourself. Your foolish interpretation did make me laugh though. … More “Waaaah waaah, nature is sexist! Why should man fuck and woman be fucked?”-A Discussion via Youtube Comment [Part II]
Yesterday , I watched a Ted talk by Ran Gavriel: “Why I stopped watching porn.” He gave an emotionally moving speech about the cultural influences and gender issues surrounding pornography. While I do feel his presentation lacks some solid research and statistical evidence, and he also generalizes quite a bit–I can resonate with his ideals and what … More “Man fucks – And woman gets fucked. Why are you against heterosexuality?”-A Discussion via Youtube Comment [Part I]
On one hand, men consume hypersexualized female images that abound in our culture and media, while women get their kicks from far-fetched formulaic romantic tales and demand the same kind of chivalry and sacrificial spirit. What happens when two highly polarized sets of expectations must configure in the same relationship? To me, that’s Don Jon … More Don Jon: Thoughts on relationships and pornography
A continuation of my earlier Riddick review, although from a different perspective. Riddick in a nutshell: Fierceness, bravado, and profanities. While Riddick embodies the kind of hyper-masculinity that our patriarchal society idealizes, and without question delivers entertaining action and emotional thrill–this “man culture” is essentially problematic because it idealizes both violence and sexual domination. If … More Riddick (2013): Men are all rapists
I’m not familiar with the franchise, but I was briefed promptly by Riddick’s narration about his past in the first ten minutes of the movie. He was the Lord Marshal, a supreme ruler of a cult or religion of some sort, but faced a court of officials that mostly wanted his head instead of putting … More Riddick (2013): Women are for fucking
Finally, he’s stopped being a chauvinist and decided to look deeper into feminism. I’ve always struggled with him because he used to think feminists are just a bunch of men-hating loud-mouthers that don’t give a crap about equality. That, of course, is NOT TRUE. How can you criticize something without understanding it? Feminism isn’t about … More Yes, I got my brother into feminism