December 15th, 2008

fem - glockgal


I'm back, and still angry!

Over the course of the past few days, I find it amazing just how vociferously people will argue why an all-POC/Asian/diverse cast isn't a good thing. No matter what you say and how many facts you point out, they just will keep saying "PROVE IT TO ME." or "THEY AREN'T ALL ASIAN" (therefore, the entire argument for diversity is moot?) or "AVATAR IS A FANTASY".

I'm amazed. 'Amazed' to rhyme with 'disgusted'. That people feel an irrational need to argue against diversity and racial representation in a movie...I just. I JUST. GYAH THE MIND BOGGLES. WHY MUST THEY DO IT.

So I've found a set of periphery links that relate to this issue, Collapse )

-- Not for the faint of heart - The Art of Defending Racism by yeloson - a scathing and yet eerily accurate summary of all the many arguments used to defend racism. It might not be an easy read for some people.

-- A beautiful, positive spin: PoC Daily, on InsaneJournal. No child actors (the Mod doesn't want to run the risk of creep factor, understandably) but a gorgeous, stunning array of PoC performers. It'll help you open your eyes.

So...yeah. Collapse )

In other news, I'm bringing back my 8 Days of Happy Meme--
The rules are that for 8 days you have to post something that made you happy that day. Tag 8 people to do the same.
DAY 5: yuletart has started and it looks AWESOME!!! Also artlulz is a new art chat community, full of fun and crack and artists. Good times.

And remember:
Debunking the Arguments and What Else You Can Do
fem - glockgal



Someone, please tell me how I can respond in a good, decent, reasonable way to this individual's comment. My options at the moment are:

1) Let everyone else comment-SMASH! for me
2) Point and laugh hysterically
3) Link to the Wite-Magik Attacks of Fallacious Flip and Oversensitive and Drowning Maestro AND Wite Disdain. GOOD LORD, QUADRUPLE-WHAMMY!

Please help me before I do something stupid like delete the comment?

I wanna smack them like Jon Stewart smacked Mike Huckabee. I dooo, I really really doooooooo.

LOLOL I come home and see what's happened and..yeah. She amended herself, so. Gotta give her that.

Can I say again how much I love you guys?

No seriously, I'm on the border of weeping tears, after seeing all the ignorance over this one issue, you guys have like. Made my year. *okay gonna go run away and cry now. WITH JOY*