Cinderella (1997) - Brandy (Cinderella), Paolo Montalban (Prince Christopher), Whoopi Goldberg (Queen Constantina), and Victor Garber (King Maximillian)
However, there’s something else that bugs me about Leia’s role in Star Wars. As most readers would know, Darth Vader immediately senses that the Force is strong in Luke Skywalker. He can feel it, even at a great distance, partially because Luke is positively oozing the stuff, but also because Vader is Luke’s father. Famously, it turns out that Leia is Luke’s twin sister and is, therefore, also Darth’s child. And we’re told that the force is also strong in Leia.
So why does Vader never notice Leia’s force? Was he distracted by her hair? But then what about the good guys, Obi-Wan and Yoda, who are already in the know about Leia’s lineage? Why don’t they attempt to train her in the ways of the Jedi? Unlike Luke, she’s on hand, clued-up on intergalactic politics, and is all ready to fight; a perfect candidate for saving the galaxy.
What bugs me about all this is not that the film contains a sexist plot hole, but the fact that so few people even notice it. After all, the moment when Darth becomes aware of Luke’s power is a vital story-point. And Star Wars fans have spent millions of nerd-hours poring over and analysing the film’s every detail, looking for inconsistencies and mistakes. The fact that this gaping hole is so rarely detected, much less commented upon, suggests there’s a deep, unconscious cultural bias at work. When a woman is passed over, when her power is ignored in favour of a man’s, we hardly even notice it.
SOMEONE OUT THERE SINGING MY SIREN SONG!
Christopher: A woman?
Kirk: A crewman.
OH LOOK AT THAT THE 1960S
AND SHE’S IN COMMAND GOLD FUCKERS.
She’s not in Medical blue, a caretaking, feminine role.
Those in Gold were either OFFICERS, NAVIGATORS, PILOTS, TACTICAL OFFICERS, or WEAPONS SPECIALISTS.
Reminder that in the pilot Gene Roddenberry had Majel Barrett as Number One, the cool, reserved and competent female first officer dressed in PANTS, and that she took command and was in charge for a significant chunk of plot, but that she was written out at the network’s demand, which is also why women in TOS wear minidresses.
Reminder that Tasha Yar, the asskicking female chief of security with a history of PTSD and a complex well-rounded character who seduced Data and had a grudgingly respecful antagonistic relationship with Riker, was killed off in the most pointless episode ever because the network thought there were too many women on the bridge, i.e., her and Deanna.
Reminder that Jadzia Dax, Kira Nerys, Janeway, B’Elanna Torres and Seven of Nine were all regulars.
Reminder that both of Abrams’s awful Star Trek movies have featured two speaking female characters and one gratuitous underwear scene each because not only does he hate Star Trek, he doesn’t remotely get it.
In my eleven years as a professional stagehand and twenty years as a participant in fandom, I have never been treated with this much respect and dignity by a performing member of the entertainment industry. Kim Rhodes (Jody Mills on Supernatural) made me cry today, in the best of ways.
This is how you ally. Thank you, Kim, you made me feel like a human being. I can’t imagine a better mother for your daughter; she’s in great hands.
And my esteem of Kim Rhodes has gone up by a million. I thought she was pretty cool before, but this makes her amazing. I have immense respect for someone who is willing to listen to someone’s opinion and actually let it change their own.
This is fantastic and might have made my whole day.
I have a 3/4 finished Tiana cosplay, no shoes, no idea how to put my hair up (WHAT IS AN UPDO? HOW ARE YOU LONG-HAIRED WOMEN AND OTHER STYLISH PEOPLE PERFORMING THIS BLACK MAGIC? HOW?) and I am only panicking a LITTLE bit about having to cancel like, two whole days of work to enjoy a weekend and I am definitely not having any panic attacks at ALL, nope, not me.
Uh. Yeah. </panic>
"I wake up in the morning, and I go, ‘What’s today gonna be like? What’s today going to bring?’ and I just like to live my life that openly to whatever happens, and it’s gonna be good."— Gina Torres for Bello Mag
A fuck seed sowed, to glutton vie, to salt my fields, and madden me.
The words thou spake, to tempt your luck, ne’er ox to plow, or give a fuck.
Queerability co-signed this joint letter to the sponsors of Autism Speaks.
The main points are:
- Autism Speaks’ senior leadership fails to include a single autistic person.
- Autism Speaks has a history of supporting dangerous fringe movements that threaten the lives and safety of both the autism community and general public.
- Autism Speaks’ fundraising pulls money away from local communities.
- Autism Speaks’ advertising depends on offensive and outdated rhetoric.
- Autism Speaks’ only advisory board member on the autism spectrum, John Elder Robinson, announced his resignation from the organization as an act of protest.
The title is a link to full letter which contains more detail about Autism Speaks.
"I don’t know why women are surprised when-"
We’re not. fucking. surprised. We’re pissed. Trust me, this shit has been going on since prepubescence. I am not surprised. I am tired and I am LIVID.
IF ME CALLING YOU DUDE OR GURL CAUSES YOU TO HAVE DYSPHORIA YOU SHOULD tell me because you being comfortable is so much more important than some stupid slang
or when if i call you “man” because i know i do that a lot. please tell me if it causes dysphoria or just makes you upset in general. because i will stop because i love you.
If you’re battling a mental illness and didn’t want to wake up this morning but did anyways, you’re a motherfucking badass. Because living with a mental illness is hard and I’m damn proud of you for still being here and fighting. You’re metal as hell and tough as nails. So keep on fighting, you kickass Viking warrior. You can win this.
You trip and fall to your death.
Critical fail, you swallow a knife and it explodes.
"As the assassin foolishly tries to slide down the gravelly side of the mountain, he trips and slits his throat on his knife. He’s dead. Anyone else want to do anything stupid?"
"You somehow determine that the golem is made of bacon.”
"You go to search the body, but manage instead to trigger the bear trap. I’m rolling damage now."
"You shoot your unconscious bleeding cleric, roll damage. Don’t forget your favored enemy bonus."
"You fail to notice the pit in front of you as you direct your horse to walk into it."
"The mugger then proceeds to shoot his friend in the foot"
"the opponent sneezes and accidentally stabs himself to death"
"You try to pick the door, but the door picks you. You’ve been impaled."
"You let go of the bow instead of its string, and it hits you in the face before falling at your feet."
me: can i just pretend like i totally meant to do that
//rolls a nat 20 on a bluff check
"Everyone totally saw that but it looked like you completely meant to do that."
"Right. The archer in the tree just shot himself in the foot. With a Longbow. He is now pinned to the tree with a clothyard shaft. Oh look. You’re all next."
hey guys as it’s starting to get warmer out i'd like to remind everyone to stay hydrated and drink lots of water!