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Game, Japanese, and Game Shows: Japanese Game Shows are on a completely different level than the rest of us
Game, Japanese, and Game Shows: Japanese Game Shows are on a completely different level than the rest of us

Japanese Game Shows are on a completely different level than the rest of us

Game, Japanese, and Game Shows: Japanese Game Shows are on a completely different level than the rest of us
Game, Japanese, and Game Shows: Japanese Game Shows are on a completely different level than the rest of us

Japanese Game Shows are on a completely different level than the rest of us

Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and itโ€™s only when sheโ€™s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.ย  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yuโ€™s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldnโ€™t even have been allowed to try.ย  This commentary is so curious to me because itโ€™s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And itโ€™s all the more curious because at the end of the day itโ€™s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu:
marrymejasonsegel:

I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and itโ€™s only when sheโ€™s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.ย 
The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yuโ€™s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldnโ€™t even have been allowed to try.ย 

This commentary is so curious to me because itโ€™s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men.
Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy.
And itโ€™s all the more curious because at the end of the day itโ€™s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.

ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny ...

Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and itโ€™s only when sheโ€™s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.ย  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yuโ€™s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldnโ€™t even have been allowed to try.ย  This commentary is so curious to me because itโ€™s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And itโ€™s all the more curious because at the end of the day itโ€™s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu:

marrymejasonsegel:

I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and itโ€™s only when sheโ€™s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.ย 
The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yuโ€™s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldnโ€™t even have been allowed to try.ย 

This commentary is so curious to me because itโ€™s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men.
Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy.
And itโ€™s all the more curious because at the end of the day itโ€™s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.

ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny...

80s, 9gag, and Dumb: Name a yellow fruit. TOMIC Orange ATOMIC I feel that in the 80s, the purposely put dumb people on game shows๏ปฟ Follow @9gag - SGSA gameshow stress steveharvey
80s, 9gag, and Dumb: Name a yellow fruit.
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 Orange
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I feel that in the 80s, the purposely put dumb people on game shows๏ปฟ Follow @9gag - SGSA gameshow stress steveharvey

I feel that in the 80s, the purposely put dumb people on game shows๏ปฟ Follow @9gag - SGSA gameshow stress steveharvey

Memes, Best, and Bible: LAD BIBLE Takeshi's Castle, one of the best game shows ever created is back for a new series over on Comedy Central UK ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ ad
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Takeshi's Castle, one of the best game shows ever created is back for a new series over on Comedy Central UK ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ ad

Takeshi's Castle, one of the best game shows ever created is back for a new series over on Comedy Central UK ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ ad

Aaron Rodgers, Abc, and Memes: ็ฒ Packers QB Aaron Rodgers appeared on ABC's new game show "Big Fan" in an episode that'll be aired January 9th. Photos courtesy of ABC. (H-T Packers.com)
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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers appeared on ABC's new game show "Big Fan" in an episode that'll be aired January 9th. Photos courtesy of ABC. (H-T Packers.com)

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers appeared on ABC's new game show "Big Fan" in an episode that'll be aired January 9th. Photos courtesy of ABC. (H-T ...