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sexartandpolitics:

librarianpirate:

bibliophilefiles:

This new “adult re-branding” cover is causing controversy! Many are creeped out by the sexualized look of this young girl, but according to the National Post, Penguin is defending the shoot along these lines:
"Penguin said the girl in the cover photograph — which was taken at a fashion shoot by the photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello — is not intended to be either Violet Beauregarde or Veruca Salt, the spoilt girls in Dahl’s tale, but a representation of the “twisted” parent-child relationships depicted in the book.
It defended the cover, saying: “This design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.
“This new image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks at the children at the centre of the story, and highlights the way Roald Dahl’s writing manages to embrace both the light and the dark aspects of life.” “
Interesting debate…I definitely wouldn’t have come up with that reading of this photo on my own. What do you think?

I think if the artist has to explain what they were going for in their art then their art has, at some fundamental level, failed.  As has this book cover.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh

sexartandpolitics:

librarianpirate:

bibliophilefiles:

This new “adult re-branding” cover is causing controversy! Many are creeped out by the sexualized look of this young girl, but according to the National Post, Penguin is defending the shoot along these lines:

"Penguin said the girl in the cover photograph — which was taken at a fashion shoot by the photographers Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello — is not intended to be either Violet Beauregarde or Veruca Salt, the spoilt girls in Dahl’s tale, but a representation of the “twisted” parent-child relationships depicted in the book.

It defended the cover, saying: “This design is in recognition of the book’s extraordinary cultural impact and is one of the few children’s books to be featured in the Penguin Modern Classics list.

“This new image for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory looks at the children at the centre of the story, and highlights the way Roald Dahl’s writing manages to embrace both the light and the dark aspects of life.” “

Interesting debate…I definitely wouldn’t have come up with that reading of this photo on my own. What do you think?

I think if the artist has to explain what they were going for in their art then their art has, at some fundamental level, failed.  As has this book cover.

Uhhhhhhhhhhhh

Dear White People

so-so-gender-fly:

untilwelearntofly:

so-so-gender-fly:

Consider this your daily reminder that “reverse racism” does not exist. What you interpret as “racism” in action: hurts your feelings, makes you grumpy, gets you butt-hurt. Actual racism in action gets you shot six times in the back by a cop.

While this thought is valid and very much appreciated, there is no such thing as “reverse racism”. A member of any race discriminating against someone of another race for the mere fact they are of that race is simply called racism. And it exists in every race against every other race. And being a white person I can admit that racism towards white people from other races is deserved for many many reasons.

That being said, fighting fire with fire solves nothing. It only causes the whole fucking world to burn.

My heart goes out to the peaceful protesters in Ferguson and any other place where these horrendous events are happening and my hope is that we as society recognize that there is a much bigger issue here and that we can work together to resolve it. Of course that’s not likely to be what happens but you know what they say.

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Actually…could you just not with this? Seriously

The point of the original post: Reverse Racism…as in, shit white people claim happens against them as perpetrated by disenfranchised people of color…it is not a real thing. Ever.

What you just said: It is a real thing. 

Racism is an institutional process fueled by power. Our culture prioritizes white supremacy at the expense of people of color. People of color (in the USA, as well as other Westernized nations) as a population do not hold power over the white population. What you are actually referring to is prejudice. Prejudice is a universal experience and can be aimed at anyone by anyone. Prejudice, however, does not imply privilege. White people who engage with racism are prejudiced, but people of color who hold prejudices lack the power necessary to engage in racism. 

People of color, as a population, can not deny the white population work and/or education, spread harmful misinformation about us, sentence us to longer/harsher judicial punishments, aim to control our reproduction, or unjustly put our communities on lock down and control the media coverage surrounding it…to name a few examples. 

So, stop with the “A member of any race discriminating against someone of another race…” crap. It isn’t helpful or useful. Also, if I never had to hear/read “fighting fire with fire” in reference to oppressed people reacting to their oppression again, that’d be real kewl.

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

jackpowerx:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

So, basically, this is a symbolic representation of internalized misogyny:

dekutree:

The government wouldn’t spend a dime on education, healthy food, drinkable water, assisting people in poverty, de-polluting the streets, or anything else of importance. But they would be on call to spend millions on equipping a small police force to fight off a group of defenseless protestors. You can argue with me that this is not a hate crime, when it so obviously is, but you can’t argue with me when I say that this government is too corrupt to even serve it’s purpose.

janetmock:

downwiththebeyhive:

fileformat:

Janet Mock on Beyonce’s feminism

I love her so much

"That writer can take several seats. At Beyoncé’s concert." STAN GIRL YASS

Serving as a Beyonce evangelist and a defender of sexuality + nuance in popular culture.

Dear White People

so-so-gender-fly:

Consider this your daily reminder that “reverse racism” does not exist. What you interpret as “racism” in action: hurts your feelings, makes you grumpy, gets you butt-hurt. Actual racism in action gets you shot six times in the back by a cop.

I have a question. You posted something recently about white feminism being pretty superficial and I totally agree! But I'm white myself and I was wondering if you think that this excludes me from claiming other feminist groups I find things in common with. Thank you for your awesome blog and your rad feminist self!
A:

newwavefeminism:

The This Is What I Mean When I Say White Feminism article discussed the brand of White Feminism™ that focuses on single issue, non-intersectional discourse. It’s white feminists (any anyone who hasn’t learned about feminist past traditional White Feminists™) should, and need to, distance themselves from White Feminism™ and learn about/educate yourself of other intersectional feminist work.

destronomics:

The Skyler White EffectThe cognitive dissonance that happens when a female character is presented by the narrative as absolutely correct in their judgment of a male character, and yet the viewers assume she’s the bitch.

destronomics:

The Skyler White Effect
The cognitive dissonance that happens when a female character is presented by the narrative as absolutely correct in their judgment of a male character, and yet the viewers assume she’s the bitch.

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