people with mental illnesses can be abusive
and their mental illness is not an excuse for abusive behaviour
sillydicemaze asked: I personally dislike Kill la Kill, but I've seen some feminists whom I otherwise respect praise the show. They interpret the show as a metaphor for puberty and coping with the unwanted sexual attention that girls face at that stage of their lives. I've seen people cite Satsuki's dialogue in episode 3 regarding the outfit as empowering and pro-feminist. I was wondering if you could give me your thoughts about this interpretation? I can't quite articulate why it bothers me.
I’m sorry, but that interpretation willingly ignores the huge amount or rape culture and victim blaming the show upholds for its fetish fuel so it is Not Okay. Do not call this show feminist. Calling it feminist is harmful.
There are very, very few shows I will say this about, so this should tell you how fucked up this show is and how severely it repelled me and how harmful I find it.
There are shows I hate with the fury of a million suns and have no problem with ppl reading feminist or whatever -ist things into. I’m infamous for hating fma 2003, but if you want to interpret it a certain way, I’m not going to argue with you because that’s fine. If you think it’s feminist, more power to you. I will disagree and if you try to excuse, frex, how atrociously Rose was treated, I will definitely fight you (verbally), but feminist interpretations (or other, idk how to put it, social justice interpretations) are fine, it just shows you have a different pov than me, and usually that can help me learn things. I think it’s not bad to find good things in ANYTHING. It’s usually not harmful.
But interpreting this show as in any way feminist is harmful because this show IS trying to present itself as empowering but thematically it is a HUGE FUCKING PILE OF VICTIM BLAMING AND RAPE CULTURE. If you’re embracing it as feminist, you’re letting the creators get away with essentially telling women that if they feel ashamed and embarrassed with LITERALLY BEING FORCED into clothes they are not comfortable in (and lbr who wouldn’t be at least physically uncomfortable in that outfit it’s a restrictive uncomfortable nightmare she GETS A VAGINA WEDGIE during her transformation sequence it would be much more comfortable and just as protective to just get naked) that were LITERALLY FORCED on them by a bunch of creepy-ass men (including her own DAD) wtf, she is literally being forced to bond with this uniform with a male voice who seems to identitfy as male who stripped her and forced himself on her in a scene that was ~HILARIOUSLY~ like rape, she had NO ACTUAL CHOICE IN THE MATTER
This show is tells the main character it is HER FAULT for being uncomfortable and not okay with being forced into this shit
Satsuki flat out tells the main character it is HER FAULT for letting the guys who sexually harrass her get to her and she should just overcome them or whatever.
And accepting this fucked up rhetoric is what allows our main character to ~level up~ and get ~more power~ realizing she was wrong all along and Satsuki and her creepy-ass rapetastic uniform are right.
This show basically flat out says “it is your fault you’re not okay with being raped and violated, just get over it, go along with it, make the best of it, work with men who take away your choice and accept them”. And is dressing it up as empowering.
THIS IS THE CORE OF THE SHOW.
Do not let them get away with it. Do not let them excuse their blatant objectification of women, hideous fanservice sequences that show no grasp on anatomy, and all that shit with psuedo-feminist victim blaming bullshit. Because that was what the show was trying to do, it wasn’t thinking of being empowering, it was a bunch of dudes trying to excuse their gross fanservice by trying to convince people “it’s about empowering women!!!” but their idea of “empowerment” just revealed how fucked up they really are.
It is perfectly fine to not want to be forced into clothes you don’t like and feel uncomfortable in. It’s is not a woman’s fault if she feels uncomfortable wearing revealing things in public, it’s society’s and forcing yourself to wear these things even if you hate itbecause “I shouldn’t let them get to me!!!” is not a solution. And there’s almost no fucking way sexual harrassment won’t humiliate and bother someone. It’s not your attitude that needs to change. It’s theirs. Don’t let anyone but the blame on the woman for feeling uncomfortable. Buying into that is harmful, there’s no getting around it.
my friend made an amazing video
I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG I S2G
EVERYONE NEEDS THIS
HAHAHAHA I TOLD YOU THERE WAS BLOODS INBETWEEN THE MAIN 12 I TOLD YOU!!!!!!!!
I think I’m starting to understand things about your fandom…
Except Eridan’s blood is penultimate
There shouldn’t be anything between him and Feferi
other than sollux
You had to fucking go there didnt you
I only reblogged this for the bing dress
it got better
Jesus Christ what just happened.
look at different people each time tho
sHE THREW A BABY
I’ve been watching his for the past 5 minutes
this is basically problem sleuth
James Chapman’s animal sounds illustrations are so cool!
But what does the fox say?
SHINY HUNTING GUIDE 1
Since so muc people asked I did a Guide :)
More will follow soon !
If you find any mistakes please feel free to correct me or if you want to add something !
The shiny fishing and matsuda method guide will follow later !
In the Victorian era, hand-fans were used not only to cool oneself but also as a secret way to communicate the language of love. For example, by running one’s fingers through the fan’s ribs, one is trying to say, "I want to talk to you." The enigmatic language of the fan was widely used by both men and women.
I. A fan placed near the heart.
"You have won my love."
II. A closed fan touching the right eye.
"When may I be allowed to see you?"
III. A closed fan moved threateningly.
"Do not act so impudently!"
IV. A half-opened fan pressed to the lips.
"You may kiss me."
V. Covering the left ear with an open fan.
"Do not betray my secret."
VI. Hiding the eyes behind an open fan.
"I love you."
VII. Shutting a fully open fan slowly.
"I promise to marry you."
VIII. Fanning oneself slowly.
"I am married."
IX. Letting one’s fan rest on the right cheek or the left.
"Yes" and "No", interchangeably.
X. Opening and closing the fan several times.
"You are cruel."
XI. Fan in front of the face.
XII. Twirling the fan in the left hand.
"We are being watched."
XIII. Fan held over left ear.
"I wish to be rid of you."
XIV. Carrying an open fan in the left hand.
"Come and talk to me."
XV. Opening a fan wide.
"Wait for me."
XVI. Placing the fan behind the head with finger.
[Artwork: Secret, by Lee Yun-hi.]
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