pretentiouslimericks said: You could be experiencing aesthetic attraction, which is a platonic appreciation for people’s looks. I recommend checking out the Youtube channel “Sexplanations”
Maybe. I don’t know.
I just, am rarely attracted to people? I don’t know.
It’s something that I’ve thought about for a long time and I don’t know. Because like, for a long time, I just assumed that was how other people were and they’re not really.
Like I do experience sexual attraction, but it’s very rare. And when I do, I’m usually at least casual friends with the person.
I don’t know.
Go read this. It’s really important.
Be kind to one another.
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Oh and the other thing that’s come out of SDCC regarding OUAT…
They’re supposedly giving Hook his hand back.
Of course, that’s assuming the writers are telling the truth.
Sometimes it’s best to pretend the show ended before the series finale–
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It doesn’t even matter what the show is
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If something passes the Bechdel Test: Wow great okay.
If something does NOT pass the Bechdel Test: Don’t freak out — the test is inherently flawed and only takes into consideration a very select and narrow group of variables.
If something passes the Sexy Lamp Test: Wow great okay.
If something does not pass the Sexy Lamp Test: Freak out because that means that the story still would have made sense if that particular female character had been replaced by a sexy lamp and that’s hella fuckin’ sad.
What you should be freaking out about is that you’re making excuses for why the Bechdel test shouldn’t always apply, and for why you shouldn’t be bothered when a piece of media doesn’t pass.
The Bechdel bar is so low. Have two named female characters. Have them have a conversation at some point that isn’t about men.
That should be COMMONPLACE. The reality is that SO MANY movies today don’t even pass the FIRST part! And if they do, those characters are probably never gonna talk. Oh, and if they do, you BET YOUR ASS it’s gonna be about a man.
So why AREN’T you bothered more when something doesn’t pass the Bechdel test? Why is that bar set SO low for you?
That’s what I’m freaking out about. That we can’t even set that low standard and stick to it. No, we have to lower it even further, because that’s just how bad the situation is. So please. Freak out about media not meeting the requirements of the Bechdel test. Freak out every fucking time.
Because fucking Deathly Hallows Pt 2 doesn’t pass and you can’t argue that it isn’t stacked with compelling female characters all with their own unique strength, all of them with many things running through their mind other than men. The Bechdel test was intended to be a statistical measure of large samples of movies, not a do-or-die test for individual works.
yo hey OP here (original post was a chat post and obviously someone edited it to be a text post and took my url off or some shit)
and I want to thank you for those words because even Pacific Rim doesn’t pass the Bechdel and it was fucking perfect
Personally, I feel like the Bechdel Test is a good last resort kind of thing.
Like when the women are poorly developed and reduced to sex objects or non existent, then you look to see if it even passes the Bechdel and it’s like, “Oh wow, it doesn’t even do that.”
The Bechdel is not the end-all be-all, but it can be the last straw.
leeandlow submitted to medievalpoc:
The Diversity Gap in the highest grossing science fiction and fantasy films. Sad, right? You can see the full study here.
from the infographic:
Among the top 100 domestic grossing films:
- only 8% of films star a protagonist of color
- of the 8 protagonists of color, all are men; 6 are played by Will Smith and 1 is a cartoon character (Aladdin)
- 0% of protagonists are women of color
- 0% of protagonists are LGBTQ
- 1% of protagonists are people with a disability
Lee & Low interviewed me about racebending as part of understanding this infographic.
Very sad that Medievalpoc got so much backlash simply for sharing this image.