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Disney, Family, and Girls: Megan Greenwell @megreenwell after seeing 'get out' in a very white crowd, all of us cheering wildly for chris, i keep remembering this, from elif batuman's 'the idiot. recognize it and laugh. I found myself remembering the day in kindergarten whe the teachers showed us Dumbo: a Disney movie about a puny, weind looking circus elephant that everyone made fun of. As the story u- folded, I realized to my amazement that all the kids in the class, even the bullies, the ones who despised and tormented the weak and the ugly, were rooting against Dumbo's tormentors. Over and over thry laughed and cheered, both when Dumbo succeeded and when biu things happened to the bullies. But they're you, I thought to myel. How did they not know? They didn't know. It was astounding, im astounding truth. Everyone thougbt they were Dumbo. Again and again I saw the phenomenon repeated. The mosta trary and tyrannical girls, the ones who started secret clubs to ostr youstillhateblacktranswomen: feamir: ithelpstodream: bringing this one back When I went to see Tangled with my family, I was terrified of having to talk about the movie afterwards because I related so much to Rapunzel, and I was sure my mom would hate the movie because it was so obvious that she was exactly like mother gothel. So when mom asked me afterwards if I liked it I gave a tepid non-answer. But then my mom started talking about how she loved the movie! And it slowly dawned on me that she also saw mother gothel as evil and abusive, but somehow didn’t make the connection that she and her were the same. My mom even made a comment to the effect of how, like rapunzel’s real mom, her love for me would always triumph or whatever. And she didn’t get it! She didn’t see the similarities of how she locked me away in the house, or how she kept me under the tightest supervision under the guise of keeping me safe. I spent the entire mother knows best song stealing glances at her next to me in the theater just waiting for her to drag us out of the movie because she couldn’t stand to have her “love” portrayed as evil. And she didn’t see how the fact that she created her identity completely around being a mother and nothing else was like mother gothel’s dependency on rapunzel’s magic hair. It was only after seeing her positive reaction to the movie, that I really understood the meaning of the phrase “everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil. “everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil.
Disney, Family, and Girls: Megan Greenwell
 @megreenwell
 after seeing 'get out' in a very white
 crowd, all of us cheering wildly for
 chris, i keep remembering this,
 from elif batuman's 'the idiot.
 recognize it and laugh.
 I found myself remembering the day in kindergarten whe
 the teachers showed us Dumbo: a Disney movie about a puny, weind
 looking circus elephant that everyone made fun of. As the story u-
 folded, I realized to my amazement that all the kids in the class, even
 the bullies, the ones who despised and tormented the weak and the
 ugly, were rooting against Dumbo's tormentors. Over and over thry
 laughed and cheered, both when Dumbo succeeded and when biu
 things happened to the bullies. But they're you, I thought to myel.
 How did they not know? They didn't know. It was astounding, im
 astounding truth. Everyone thougbt they were Dumbo.
 Again and again I saw the phenomenon repeated. The mosta
 trary and tyrannical girls, the ones who started secret clubs to ostr
youstillhateblacktranswomen:
feamir:

ithelpstodream:

bringing this one back

When I went to see Tangled with my family, I was terrified of having to talk about the movie afterwards because I related so much to Rapunzel, and I was sure my mom would hate the movie because it was so obvious that she was exactly like mother gothel. So when mom asked me afterwards if I liked it I gave a tepid non-answer. But then my mom started talking about how she loved the movie! And it slowly dawned on me that she also saw mother gothel as evil and abusive, but somehow didn’t make the connection that she and her were the same. My mom even made a comment to the effect of how, like rapunzel’s real mom, her love for me would always triumph or whatever. And she didn’t get it! 
She didn’t see the similarities of how she locked me away in the house, or how she kept me under the tightest supervision under the guise of keeping me safe. I spent the entire mother knows best song stealing glances at her next to me in the theater just waiting for her to drag us out of the movie because she couldn’t stand to have her “love” portrayed as evil. And she didn’t see how the fact that she created her identity completely around being a mother and nothing else was like mother gothel’s dependency on rapunzel’s magic hair. 
It was only after seeing her positive reaction to the movie, that I really understood the meaning of the phrase “everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil. 

“everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil.

youstillhateblacktranswomen: feamir: ithelpstodream: bringing this one back When I went to see Tangled with my family, I was terrified of...

Beer, Tumblr, and Twitter: tuxedo masq @alicegoldfuss Following Look at this heartwarming ad where we put a trans woman in a potentially dangerous situation awwww have a beer" Yeah, I'm just me. Heineken l Worlds Apart I #OpenYourWorld Heineken presents Worlds Apart, An Experiment. Can two strangers with opposing youtube.com RETWEETSLIKES 3 2 12:19 AM-27 Apr 2017 わ2 123 elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey: honestly FUCK heineken Wtf. Do you even social structures?Homophobes, transphobes, racists, ableists, whatever often only hold those believes, because they dont know gay, trans, disabled people or poc themselves. Like really. The man in this ad is building a subconcious connection to the woman, if he wants it or not. This is the only thing thatll be able to change his mind, even if itll work very slowly.And the woman in the ad? A heroine! Who is strong and able to take responsibility for her own actions. She took the role. She decided so herself(, even if she did so for the coin, idk). She knew she would be outed to a transphobe and she still decided to do it. I admire her and her strength. Feminists should be proud of her and not treat her like a Baby, that cant control its own body.And no one is getting the opinion, that it is okay to out trans people from this ad. Many People already think that and the ad isnt sending this message anyway.When a lesbian woman met with a homophobe, she was called a badass. Why isnt this trans woman called a queen?
Beer, Tumblr, and Twitter: tuxedo masq
 @alicegoldfuss
 Following
 Look at this heartwarming ad where we put a
 trans woman in a potentially dangerous situation
 awwww have a beer"
 Yeah, I'm just me.
 Heineken l Worlds Apart I #OpenYourWorld
 Heineken presents Worlds Apart, An Experiment. Can two strangers with opposing
 youtube.com
 RETWEETSLIKES
 3
 2
 12:19 AM-27 Apr 2017
 わ2
 123
elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey:

honestly FUCK heineken


Wtf. Do you even social structures?Homophobes, transphobes, racists, ableists, whatever often only hold those believes, because they dont know gay, trans, disabled people or poc themselves. Like really. The man in this ad is building a subconcious connection to the woman, if he wants it or not. This is the only thing thatll be able to change his mind, even if itll work very slowly.And the woman in the ad? A heroine! Who is strong and able to take responsibility for her own actions. She took the role. She decided so herself(, even if she did so for the coin, idk). She knew she would be outed to a transphobe and she still decided  to do it. I admire her and her strength. Feminists should be proud of her and not treat her like a Baby, that cant control its own body.And no one is getting the opinion, that it is okay to out trans people from this ad. Many People already think that and the ad isnt sending this message anyway.When a lesbian woman met with a homophobe, she was called a badass. Why isnt this trans woman called a queen?

elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey: honestly FUCK heineken Wtf. Do you even social structures?Homophobes, transphobes, racists, ableists, wha...