seriousjones:

i need men’s rights because i’ve been walking in a small circle for years. i can only do men’s lefts. i am very hungry. women laugh at me

no offense to the person saying the little mermaid is about hans loving a ballerina who loved someone who wouldn't let her dance, but that doesn't sound true to me. i know we can't really prove that it's about him liking a guy but he was bisexual and that's been erased a lot.
- Anonymous

stardusted:

I had no idea about this! But look:

From My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries (1998), Edited by Rictor Norton:

The Gay Love Letters of Hans Christian Andersen

"The life of the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875) resembles that of his most famous fairy tale, "The Story of the Little Mermaid." In letters written to his beloved young friend Edvard Collin in 1835–6 Andersen said "Our friendshp is like ‘The Mysteries’, it should not be analyzed," and "I long for you as though you were a beautiful Calabrian girl." In the fairy tale, written when Collin decided to get married, Andersen displays himself as the sexual outsider who lost his prince to another.

…Kinsey, according to his associate W. B. Pomeroy, suspected Andersen was gay, and was shown by a scholar in Copenhagen an immense pile of data and paper on Andersen: “seeing the original manuscripts which the scholar possessed, Kinsey could say unequivocally that they were straight-out homosexual stories”; like the mute Little Mermaid, “Andersen could not tell the world of his own homosexual love for the people of the world, but the original manuscripts showed his feelings clearly.

…even after an intervening war and eight years of separation, he still treasured the bright memory of his fairy-tale summer in Ettersburg. Andersen spent his annual summer holidays with the Duke from 1854 through 1857, and they continued to correspond until Andersen’s death.”

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TO THE GRAND DUKE OF WEIMAR

Copenhagen
26th October 1844

My Noble Hereditary Grand-Duke, —
          Your Highness can easily imagine my happiness on receipt of your warm and affectionate letter; it was as if we were again together as at Ettersburg at the sad moment of parting. You pressed my hand, and said you would be a kind and sincere friend. Your Royal Highness has gained in me a poet’s soul – a human heart the more. Your letter now lies among my most sacred treasures. . . .

(source)

"One of the most disturbing scenes in Disney’s “Aladdin” is when Jasmine must pretend to seduce Jaffar in order to distract him. The clothing that the animators chose to put her in, complete with the shackles, are all a white, colonial wet dream. And she’s the only Disney princess who’s had to use her body in this way to distract someone. Then there’s this scene in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” where Esmeralda is shimmying her hips and breasts and basically ends with a pole-dance sequence: a far cry from the delicate waltzes and pirouettes that Belle and Aurora dance. The simultaneous fascination and revulsion that Whiteness has for WOC bodies are unmistakably evident in Disney’s posturing of Jasmine and Esmeralda."

The Jasmine Diaries Part II: ‘Exotic’ is not a Compliment

(via marfmellow)

A perfect example of “desert flower” fetishization/exotification. Women of color are always shown as “others”, they’re seen as women who have to use their sexuality to save themselves (or worse, as people who are just inherently sexual by their mere existence).

We’re putting these sexualized images of women of color into cartoons meant for children, essentially brainwashing them to grow into adults who fetishize non-white women. Gross.

(via callingoutbigotry)

lemonysnicketlibrary:

Read more wise words from the shadowy Mr. Snicket in his new book File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents.

lemonysnicketlibrary:

Read more wise words from the shadowy Mr. Snicket in his new book File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents.

iouanowinscenario:

spread your wings and crush the patriarchy
a mix for a feminist that flies above the ignorance and crushes any bigot

paramore - grow up // elizabeth gillies and victoria justice - take a hint // knock ‘em out - lily allen // bad reputation - joan jett // kill of the night - gin wigmore // the ting-tings - that’s not my name // bastille - no scrubs // panic! at the disco - girls/girls/boys // lily allen - hard out here // ke$ha - cannibal // marina and the diamonds - this is how to be a heartbreaker // gin wigmore - black sheep // david guetta ft. sia - titanium

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iouanowinscenario:

spread your wings and crush the patriarchy

a mix for a feminist that flies above the ignorance and crushes any bigot

paramore - grow up // elizabeth gillies and victoria justice - take a hint // knock ‘em out - lily allen // bad reputation - joan jett // kill of the night - gin wigmore // the ting-tings - that’s not my name // bastille - no scrubs // panic! at the disco - girls/girls/boys // lily allen - hard out here // ke$ha - cannibal // marina and the diamonds - this is how to be a heartbreaker // gin wigmore - black sheep // david guetta ft. sia - titanium

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