also, having spoken with both parents about the shitshow that is Lucy, we are all in full agreement that Luc Besson and the writers did absolutely zero research on Taiwan and that the movie is not worth our time or money.
like dad told me: they didn’t realize that Taiwan is one of the safest places in the world, below Sweden?
and the look on mom’s face was laugh-out-loud hilarious.
I hope to hell this movie tanks in Taiwan, if not everywhere.
#why I will never watch lucy#why you shouldn’t support lucy#because fuck luc besson and the creators for depicting my ancrestral homeland as a crime-ridden hellhole#and backdrop for your white heroine#all so she can murder Asian guys and be in the right because of authorial fiat#at least they’re not running the you speak English BS ad anymore#but they should be ashamed for having that scene in the movie#because it’s fucking ridiculous#that’s like being in the US and shooting someone in the head for not speaking Mandarin#except if Lucy shot the guy in the head she would be all over the news for it#because GUN CONTROL IS A THING over in Taiwan#if she’s so goddamn smart and superpowered#why didn’t she realize that she’d draw attention to herself that way#OH WAIT#THIS IS A MOVIE THAT COULDN’T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT EVEN LOOKING AT THE WIKIPEDIA ENTRY ON TAIWAN#clearly my expectations are way too high here (via isanah)
Shopping for clothes when you have big boobs is normally really annoying esp when you like drapey things or want something that cinches at the waist cause you always get stuff like this
i have no problem with pointing out that anyone of any gender can be an abuser, rapist, pedophile etc because that’s absolutely true.
but the problem with always emphasizing “yes but it happens to everyone, not just women (or people of colour, or trans* people, etc)!” is that it depoliticizes the issue.
violence is not an accident, it is reflective of social power relations that permeate society at every level