I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture.
So for the last 6 days I have heard my brother repeatedly quote all of the Drax lines from the movie verbatim (one of his talents), begin studying vocabulary test words, and tell everyone he knows that people with autism can also be superheroes.
Now I am not saying that Drax the Destroyer is, or was ever, intended to be autistic. All I am saying is that it warmed my heart to see my brother have an opportunity to identify himself with a character known for his strength, badassness, and honor. And that is pretty damn awesome.
So while I adored Guardians of the Galaxy as a great fun loving film with cool characters I can do nothing but thank Marvel Studios and Dave Bautista for finally bringing a superhero to the screen that my little brother can relate to.
only in Canada would you find ads about homosexual rape on a bus.
Catch the fuck up America
They dont have this in America?
We don’t even have ads against heterosexual rape in America who are you kidding.
Is it acceptable to want to hug the heck out of an anonymous commenter for offering an opinion and discussing it politely, and respectfully? Lots of food for thought for me…
…because, sometimes, that feels like an utter rarity.
The polite respectful conversation between two people wherein one has offered a potentially contradicting point of view…not the “food for thought”.
Anonymous said: In my experience, anyone who stands on the extreme end is not likely to acknowledge the disadvantage of others. Those must be some fancy MRAs you've come by, though. I've yet to see a single MRA type who is willing to acknowledge Racism. They often times are racist because they view MoC to be a huge threat to their getting a partner, so I find it hard to believe they'd be accepting of PoC plight.
My standard description of MRAs was always “white working class or middle class men” but I had a MoC MRA engage me on a subject recently. Obviously one person does not a pattern make…but it did make me think that I shouldn’t just blindly accept that my original definition was correct.
And there’s always someone willing to stand on the extreme end although they’re standing with people visibly uncomfortable with them. Think of Fox News bringing in MoCs to help explain how “this isn’t about race in Ferguson. This is people just playing the race card!”
added; Actually I do know several MRAs who pride themselves on recognising and fighting racism and other bigotries. It’s their “proof” to the world that they aren’t sexist or misogynist—that women are just playing the sexism card. Which…takes us back around.
Make no mistake, this is about coddling Fox’s white viewers; otherwise, someone, somewhere within the network might’ve pointed out the slight discrepancy between their commentators’ unquestioning trust of the Ferguson police and their coverage of the Cliven Bundy clusterfuck.'The Daily Show', Fox News, and Ferguson: The Dangers of an Alternate News Reality (via flavorpill)
Anonymous said: PoC who are seen as addressing Racism and Prejudice are often times labeled as pushing an agenda, making race into a problem that many people deny, or are often times labeled as actually being racist themselves if they address White Privilege and it's negative impact. MOGII people are often times shaded as pushing their own agenda, too, looking to "infiltrate" our current social standards and make everyone like them. It's not easy for anyone. Just be mindful of how you address these things.
No, you’re right—I’m making my own assumptions based on not being a WoC obviously. I see racism, I see homophobia, transphobia and bigotry and assume all understand that it exists whether they experience it or no. Part of that is my assumption that people see that people are different and expect them to have a different experience of how they interact with the world. (ie I hate PoCs and so do lots of other people…not everyone must be polite to them like I am). My anger is based on white men not understanding that white women do NOT have the same experience as they…even though they have privilege as a white person.
Are you not able to comment on the post? This is a useful and good discussion?
Anonymous said: The point that was being made is that making a statement like PoC and MOGII individuals are heard but women are not is just... wrong. It's making the assumption that on a social scale, we're more likely to listen to them when in reality, we aren't and we don't. It comes off as whining and dismissive of how many PoC and MOGII individuals are silenced on a day to day basis and how less likely they are to be heard than other groups.
Sorry, I had forgot that I had posted that. You’re right—I should have clarified…I was going for a quick gif worthy aphorism (that’s a joke)…that there are those (and realistically, we’re talking white middle-class men, particularly MRAs) who will completely invalidate sexism and misogyny and tell women that it doesn’t exist…but are completely willing to believe that racism exists.
Anonymous said: All marginalized people have to deal with people of privilege trying to discredit their rage. IDK if it's appropriate to make a statement like this. I'm sure it's not what you meant, but it's basically disregarding how many PoC and MOGII are auto disregarded the moment they vocalize their frustrations regarding the current state of our society (i.e look at how the Black community is currently being treated after Ferguson. Most people vocalizing their anger are being labeled Racist for it.)
I’m not completely sure what you mean by “to make a statement like this.”
This isn’t linked to a post so I’m not sure which post you meant? I had just assumed it was the one that I wrote about women having opinoins, but someone has pointed out that it could be another one?