No matter how progressive, liberal, or politically and socially astute we think we have become, everyone living in the United States (and elsewhere, for Dahl was certainly not American) has been affected by ideas about which children can be — and cannot be — viewed as innocent. Of course, in the Enlightenment, and afterward, there are examples of dark-skinned peoples being viewed as noble savages. However, the prevailing cultural script that has been handed down over the generations is that some children are more innocent than others. We notice this, but we are not encouraged to speak it aloud, because the construction of childhood innocence on foundations of race is something that is implied but never spoken, lest we offend others.

from The Dark Fantastic: “Why is Rue a Little Black Girl?” - The Problem of Innocence in the Dark Fantastic by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas

Read this. ALL of this. 

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racethewind10:

pbandfluff:

evil-fairytales:

caskett-case:


1x21 | 3x21 

this is how you character development

forever reblog 

I don’t even go here anymore because I got 3/4ths of the way through S2, saw what this show was becoming, and said ‘Nope, not even Lana can get me to continue to support this shit’ and hopped the fuck out of there, but let me tell you why this right here, this “character development”, is bullshit of the highest order and the smelliest degree.
You had Regina, a woman of color, who, when she was 16 or so, fell in love with a young man while living in a dysfunctional household, under an abusive and manipulative mother and a doting, but ultimately silent, father, and had that relationship ripped away because said mother killed the young man, not only as punishment for an attempt at escaping but as a way of breaking the Regina’s spirit and getting rid of any obstacles for her to be sold off in marriage to a man who could have been her father (both in blood and in age), based on the information given to her by Snow, a white child, who had not only been sworn to secrecy to protect that information, but was well old enough to understand the concept of secrets, age gaps, the strangeness of someone literally a handful of years older than you as your mother, and meddling in other people’s lives because ‘you know best’.
You had Regina, who had done nothing wrong when all of this occurred, “develop” character by turning the actions of other (white) people around onto herself (a woman of color) and believe that by somehow existing, since she ultimately was turned into (fight me on that bruh, I will blame Rumple for the rest of my life) the Evil Queen, that by committing evil acts after said death of her first love, by merely being who she is, his death was her fault.
Bull. Shit.
You didn’t develop her character, you backed her into such an emotional and mental corner that she began to believe the bullshit her manipulators kept telling her to save their own consciences. You can make your arguments about Regina “holding on” to her “grudge” for too long, but at the end of the day this is not character development. This is white men writing a story to excuse the atrocious and horrendous acts and mentality of a white female character by having her victim blame themselves.

reblogging for Peeb’s comment (though thankfully I have seen similar meta) b/c this is not fucking “development.” Its internalization of abuse. Fuck. That. Shit. 
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racethewind10:

pbandfluff:

evil-fairytales:

caskett-case:


1x21 | 3x21 

this is how you character development

forever reblog 

I don’t even go here anymore because I got 3/4ths of the way through S2, saw what this show was becoming, and said ‘Nope, not even Lana can get me to continue to support this shit’ and hopped the fuck out of there, but let me tell you why this right here, this “character development”, is bullshit of the highest order and the smelliest degree.
You had Regina, a woman of color, who, when she was 16 or so, fell in love with a young man while living in a dysfunctional household, under an abusive and manipulative mother and a doting, but ultimately silent, father, and had that relationship ripped away because said mother killed the young man, not only as punishment for an attempt at escaping but as a way of breaking the Regina’s spirit and getting rid of any obstacles for her to be sold off in marriage to a man who could have been her father (both in blood and in age), based on the information given to her by Snow, a white child, who had not only been sworn to secrecy to protect that information, but was well old enough to understand the concept of secrets, age gaps, the strangeness of someone literally a handful of years older than you as your mother, and meddling in other people’s lives because ‘you know best’.
You had Regina, who had done nothing wrong when all of this occurred, “develop” character by turning the actions of other (white) people around onto herself (a woman of color) and believe that by somehow existing, since she ultimately was turned into (fight me on that bruh, I will blame Rumple for the rest of my life) the Evil Queen, that by committing evil acts after said death of her first love, by merely being who she is, his death was her fault.
Bull. Shit.
You didn’t develop her character, you backed her into such an emotional and mental corner that she began to believe the bullshit her manipulators kept telling her to save their own consciences. You can make your arguments about Regina “holding on” to her “grudge” for too long, but at the end of the day this is not character development. This is white men writing a story to excuse the atrocious and horrendous acts and mentality of a white female character by having her victim blame themselves.

reblogging for Peeb’s comment (though thankfully I have seen similar meta) b/c this is not fucking “development.” Its internalization of abuse. Fuck. That. Shit. 
Zoom Info

racethewind10:

pbandfluff:

evil-fairytales:

caskett-case:

1x21 | 3x21 

this is how you character development

forever reblog 

I don’t even go here anymore because I got 3/4ths of the way through S2, saw what this show was becoming, and said ‘Nope, not even Lana can get me to continue to support this shit’ and hopped the fuck out of there, but let me tell you why this right here, this “character development”, is bullshit of the highest order and the smelliest degree.

You had Regina, a woman of color, who, when she was 16 or so, fell in love with a young man while living in a dysfunctional household, under an abusive and manipulative mother and a doting, but ultimately silent, father, and had that relationship ripped away because said mother killed the young man, not only as punishment for an attempt at escaping but as a way of breaking the Regina’s spirit and getting rid of any obstacles for her to be sold off in marriage to a man who could have been her father (both in blood and in age), based on the information given to her by Snow, a white child, who had not only been sworn to secrecy to protect that information, but was well old enough to understand the concept of secrets, age gaps, the strangeness of someone literally a handful of years older than you as your mother, and meddling in other people’s lives because ‘you know best’.

You had Regina, who had done nothing wrong when all of this occurred, “develop” character by turning the actions of other (white) people around onto herself (a woman of color) and believe that by somehow existing, since she ultimately was turned into (fight me on that bruh, I will blame Rumple for the rest of my life) the Evil Queen, that by committing evil acts after said death of her first love, by merely being who she is, his death was her fault.

Bull. Shit.

You didn’t develop her character, you backed her into such an emotional and mental corner that she began to believe the bullshit her manipulators kept telling her to save their own consciences. You can make your arguments about Regina “holding on” to her “grudge” for too long, but at the end of the day this is not character development. This is white men writing a story to excuse the atrocious and horrendous acts and mentality of a white female character by having her victim blame themselves.

reblogging for Peeb’s comment (though thankfully I have seen similar meta) b/c this is not fucking “development.” Its internalization of abuse. Fuck. That. Shit. 

beauxbatons:

thephilyptian:

"PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"
"When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician."  - Source
YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. 
WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?

you know damn well why
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beauxbatons:

thephilyptian:

"PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"
"When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician."  - Source
YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. 
WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?

you know damn well why
Zoom Info

beauxbatons:

thephilyptian:

"PALESTINIAN GIRL, YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD"

"When someone enrols in the medicine school that one of the longest schooling required profession, by the time they finish school they will be around 30-or at least on their late 20s. But not for this girl; Eqbal Asa’d is a Palestinian Muslim woman that started the Medicine school when she was just 14 years old, ‘myhijab.info’ reports. Asa’d got her Bachelor degree in Medicine with Honors and was set by the Guinness World Records as the youngest doctor in the World, according to the report. She has been signed to go to Ohio, U.S to continue her education even further and become a Pediatrician."  - Source

YOU GUYS SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. SHE IS A FEMALE, A MUSLIM AND A MINORITY. AND SHE IS THE YOUNGEST DOCTOR IN THE WORLD. 

WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING MORE ABOUT HER?

you know damn well why