YAAAAAAAA I mean. *ahem* Black Widow says: About damn time.
With this, Marvel is basically dropping trow and taking a big, fat dump all over D-Wonder-Woman-is-too-complicated-C.
I may have to be taken out behind the building and hosed off.
A disturbing story emerged out of the Bronx on Thursday. Two Muslim sisters, Lamis Chapman and Khalia Wilson, aged 12 and 14 respectively, told the New York Daily News that they were thrown to the ground, put in chokeholds, and had their hijabs violently torn off by members of the NYPD, for a reason that remains unclear.
Chapman and Wilson said they were playing handball around 9:30 pm in the park near their home in the Lester Patterson Houses in Mott Haven, the Bronx, when police approached them and asked them to leave, as the park was closed.
The girls recounted that the cops followed them out of the park, and one grabbed Wilson from behind, putting her in a chokehold and wrestling her to the ground. “They said they asked for ID. I didn’t hear them,” reported Wilson. When her sister protested, she was also thrown to the ground, and both sisters’ headscarves were ripped off.
"I kept saying, ‘I’m 14! What are you doing? We’re not bad kids,’" explained Wilson.
When their 15-year-old brother, Shytike Wilson, saw the police assaulting his younger sisters from a window, he ran to their aid. “I asked them why my sisters were in handcuffs,” he said, when the police, “charged me, picked me up, and slammed me on the floor.”
An 18-year-old college student, Jonathan Harris, became involved when he heard the girls screaming and ran to the park to help. He told the cops to leave the teens alone and took out his cell phone to record the incident, but was also subjected to police abuse.
Police say they were escorting the girls from the park when they became disorderly. Yeah right. Fuck the NYPD.
Look, I’m glad ‘12 Years [A Slave]’ got made and it’s wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I’m not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing.
[‘Fruitvale Station’] explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: ‘We freed the slaves! It’s all good!’ But to say: ‘We are still unnecessarily killing black men’ – let’s have a conversation about that.
Samuel L. Jackson (via artyartyhadaparty)
I think in light of 12 Years a Slave winning the Oscar for Best Picture, this needs to be remembered. Because it is a very important point in terms of the palatability of 12 Years a Slave and why Fruitvale Station didn’t even get nominated when it has such acclaim outside of the Oscar world.
My cat is constantly biting my toes and feet.
If she wasn’t purring while she did it I’d probably be really offended.
Sorry, Jared Leto played the role brilliantly. As a cisgendered heterosexual white male, it is likely to assume he has not suffered oppression. So to play a fictional character - which had they existed in the real world would have suffered oppression,…
You literally took one point of my argument and ran with it.
Kudos for ignoring the whole point that it wasn’t just because a cis straight white man played a trans woman, it was because he attempted to speak on BEHALF of trans women on several occasions and in several interviews, and then didn’t give them one iota of credit or recognition.
Also, sure trans identities in Hollywood are few and far between, but saying that “because they’re a minority it makes sense to have the majority play them” is a cop out and a long used excuse by Hollywood to give roles away to white straight cis actors just because they were too lazy.
I mean shit even the director comments that he didn’t even bother looking for a trans woman to play the role because he didn’t want a real portrayal. He just wanted someone to portray a trans woman, even calling the role a “thing.”
Besides that point, the role is offensive and problematic and doesn’t deserve your praise. Since you won’t listen to me on how offensive the movie role was, and how much of a mockery it made of trans women why don’t you just simply Google the complaints?
You could easily find more articles and viewpoints from trans women who find the role offensive and a mockery of who they are. Instead all you’re doing is praising Hollywood for erasing or not fully representing various groups.
Trans women should be cast in roles meant to portray trans women because instead of turning it into a “role” or “fiction” it brings reality to the picture. It takes it from being just another film to actually representing individuals who struggle, as supposedly Rayon struggled in the story.