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the-unpopular-opinions:

     I really wish people on this site would stop speaking on behalf of the Sami culture. I am Sami. I was born and raised in Norway (Where Frozen takes place.) I know alot of other Sami people. I am white and blonde. I look like Kristoff. Most of my Sami friends are also white. We are white. When people say that Disney “fucked up” by making Kristoff white because “they aren’t white” it hurts me because I am and a lot of other people are too.     Most of my Sami friends- most Sami that I know, actually (Not that I’m speaking for everyone, just from my experience living in Norway and growing up around other Samis) loved this movie. I LOVE that they had a Sami composer come in to do the intro. I LOVED all the little references to our culture. I didn’t feel “cheapened” or “appropriated” or whatever people are trying to say. Our own president, Aili Keskitalo, LOVED the movie. The movie is going to be shown at Skábmagovat, a Sámi movie festival in Finland. Most of us (from what I’ve gathered) really liked this movie.    You all tell white, straight, cis people to “check their privilege” and to “not speak on behalf of PoC,” but so many people who are not of my culture are speaking on behalf of us and I find it very hypocritical. Most of you had never even heard of the Sami culture until this film.     So please. Put down the virtual pitchforks and just enjoy the movie. 

the-unpopular-opinions:

     I really wish people on this site would stop speaking on behalf of the Sami culture. I am Sami. I was born and raised in Norway (Where Frozen takes place.) I know alot of other Sami people. I am white and blonde. I look like Kristoff. Most of my Sami friends are also white. We are white. When people say that Disney “fucked up” by making Kristoff white because “they aren’t white” it hurts me because I am and a lot of other people are too.
    Most of my Sami friends- most Sami that I know, actually (Not that I’m speaking for everyone, just from my experience living in Norway and growing up around other Samis) loved this movie. I LOVE that they had a Sami composer come in to do the intro. I LOVED all the little references to our culture. I didn’t feel “cheapened” or “appropriated” or whatever people are trying to say. Our own president, Aili Keskitalo, LOVED the movie. The movie is going to be shown at Skábmagovat, a Sámi movie festival in Finland. Most of us (from what I’ve gathered) really liked this movie.
    You all tell white, straight, cis people to “check their privilege” and to “not speak on behalf of PoC,” but so many people who are not of my culture are speaking on behalf of us and I find it very hypocritical. Most of you had never even heard of the Sami culture until this film. 
    So please. Put down the virtual pitchforks and just enjoy the movie. 

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meowkatie76:

howdoyoufeelabouttheviolin:

WATCHING FROZEN FOR THE FIRST TIME ANNA AND HANS ARE SO CUTE OMFG

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YOU KNEW. YOU ALL KNEW YOU BASTARDS. FUCKING HANS.

For a section of the film, I thought Kristoff was going to end up with Elsa, due to his ice fetish.

I still reckon that some mornings Anna comes down to the castle yard to find her sister and boyfriend in impenetrable discussion about the properties of ice.

I may like Frozen quite a bit.

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Tomb of an Unknown Pharaoh and a Forgotten Dynasty Discovered in Egypt

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http://timemachineyeah.tumblr.com/post/73353155532/bankuei-fozmeadows-every-time-i-see-someone

bankuei:

fozmeadows:

Every time I see someone make the argument that representation in fiction isn’t a big issue, and that advocating for diversity is just a waste of time because audiences can identify with anyone, and anyway, trying to include a wide range of backgrounds is just…

See, the diversity advocates piss me off because they often seem to go after published writers and I’m convinced that’s both the wrong target and highly counter-productive.

I know what I write is a product of my own background, experiences and neuroses. Given I’m a straight woman from an entirely white culture fucked up by religion, its history and poverty, it’s not surprising that I’ll write about that sort of thing. I suspect this is true of a lot of writers.

I also believe that writers happen pretty much everywhere - that in any culture, there will be people with the talent to write, given the chance. Somewhere there will be people from mixing pots who want to write stories about people from all over the place. Everywhere there will be people who want to tell stories about their place and culture.

Why don’t we see them more? Maybe they never get the chance to write. Maybe the gate-keepers of attention, publishers, reject them for all the bigoted reasons you suggest.

(Also maybe they do write and get published, just not in English. Most of the world doesn’t speak English as a first language and books can have pretty small circulation. The other night I discovered that a number of my favourite childhood books, which were set in Ireland, were only ever sold in Ireland. Just because something isn’t in the US doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.)

None of this is the fault of the writers who are published. All you achieve by having a go at them about diversity is telling them that their stories are invalid, not worth telling, wrong somehow. You blame them for writing their stories, rather than someone else’s stories. I know the response I’d give to that is telling you to die in a fire, while internally having my confidence in my own writing shaken.

You want a wider range of stories? Have a go at the people who decide what stories get to be seen, not at the people whose stories just happen to the ones that get let through.

Argh.

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DO IT NOW: Guide to Proper Bra Fit and Measuring because Victoria Secret and La Senza and whatever are full of shit and you are definitely wearing the wrong size ok? ok

sameatschildren:

Hi guys I’m obsessed with this shit lately because I don’t want anyone to have unhappy, unsupported boobs like I did. Even if you think your boobs and bras are fine, try it. It will make a big difference in comfort, support, and shape, even if you have small boobs or big…

Well, that’s nice, according to this, I’m a 36KK, a size I have literally never seen in a shop, and I don’t trust buying any bra that I haven’t tried on. 

Bra shopping is the most hateful form of clothes shopping. It’s hard to find anything that even might fit and they’re expensive, especially given how briefly they work well for. Would it be too much to either price them accordingly for something which will be fucked after a year or to build them to last longer than that?

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mirandaadria:

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devourmysoul:

I hate the term “women of color”
Since fucking when is my peach skin not a color? Why must I be excluded from a group of women?

"Since fucking when is my peach skin not a color?"

Since your ancestors decided to call everyone who wasn’t them, “Coloured”. We didn’t invent the game, we just play it.

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I still don’t understand why “people of colour” was the term chosen to be the PC term. I fully get why “coloured” is not an acceptable thing to call a person, nor would I ever do it. I just don’t understand why “person of colour” is any better. They seem such similar terms.

(and before I get an inbox full of hate, I am not demanding that non-white people justify their terms to me, I am not insisting that my views as a white woman are important, and I am not a worthless piece of shit)

(I have had that conversation before and it wasn’t nice)

(I am presenting a query about something I don’t understand because my own attempts to find out why that particular term was chosen have been fruitless)

(if people want to educate me that would be lovely)

(if people want to yell at me about being an entitled white bitch then please just don’t)

I don’t get it either, partly since the two terms are largely grammatically interchangeable (adjective-form-of-word people = people of noun-form-of-word).

But I also get the impression that it’s an Americanism (I can’t picture it being applied to people in the UK) and the American paradigm of races seems to be significantly different to the British one.

(Like ‘hispanic’ as an ethnicity - what even is that? Pretty sure in the UK we class Spanish and Portuguese people as White (with the Mediterranean subtype), but it seems to mean something else in the US.)