Anonymous asked: Regarding the whole rapunzel issue I would like to point out that it's less of a racism issue than people think. If Ariel didn't have red hair people would have been PISSED. It's the same concept for any movie/tv show that has a book or previous films made about it. People have an image of their favorite characters and when it's changed, people get pissed. It's not a racism issue in my opinion, it's more that the writers should stick with the original appearance since it is a GERMAN fairytale.
I’m not trying to discredit what you all are saying about it’s German roots, but here’s some interesting information for you: The Grimm Brother’s story of Rapunzel was adapted from a French fairy tale called, ‘Persinette' written by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force. It also has striking similarities to a 10th century AD Persian tale called Rudaba in which she offers to let down her hair so her lover could climb up to her. I’ll also add that she was described in the tale in this way: “About her silvern shoulders two musky black tresses curl, encircling them with their ends as though they were links in a chair.”
Like I said, I’m not trying to discredit what y’all are saying, but *shrugs*. If you want to go to the actual origins of the story, she obviously had black hair. Besides, who says they can’t have a POC from Germany?
I’ll argue that, yes, people build up an image for themselves of what someone should look like according to a book or movie adaptation. I find the Ariel analogy to be invalid as she was never named nor her hair ever given a particular color in the original tale (and I actually literally just read the tale the other day, so…). Sure, Disney made her red hair popular. (And, as I said yesterday, they almost went with blonde hair. The horror!) But who says we have to stay in the boxed image of what people build up in their minds? OUaT certainly hasn’t done that in the past with their reinterpretations of fairytales!
well done storybrookemirror for that put down
you may not know this, but roastin’, joogin’ (that’s what we say in chattanooga), checkin’, woofin’, signifyin’….the dozens… is an african tradition that survived the middle passage. i’ve seen people in the caribbean doing it too. but, they call it something different (of course! lol.)
"The Dozens: An African-Heritage Theory" by Amuzie Chimezie in the Journal of Black Studies , Vol. 6, No. 4 (Jun., 1976), pp. 401-420 URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/2783770
THANK YOU!! I WISH EVERYONE UNDERSTOOD THIS! This isn’t me being mean, this is me doing something that I’ve done since I’ve learned to talk! It’s historical, it’s all in good fun, and it amuses me.
"Yo mama’s so ugly, tears run down the back of her head!”
"Yo mama so dumb, she thought her zip code was her phone number!"
"Yo momma sent her picture to the lonely hearts club, but they sent it back and said, ‘We ain’t that lonely!"
Wooow I never looked at twerking this way. O.O but I’m still an advocate of stopping girls under the age of 18 from twerking. Because honestly watching a 14 year old shake her ass no matter how grown her body looks is disgusting.
Then people shouldn’t sexualize the body of a 14 year old, no matter how grown her body looks
Ballerinas do full body splits showing their inner pelvis and crotches in thin tights and there are girls and boys doing that at a young age but that is not a sexual act and it shouldnt turn anyone on because its dance, its an expression, simple movement of the body to convey an art
the human body, especially that of a child’s isn’t(read as never should be) inherently sexual, he twerking is just a dance and if someone finds sexual peasure in a 14 year old shaking her body, they shouldnt be around children point blank
I have seen 12 year olds twerk something fiercy and it’s not them trying to seduce some older man with their bodies, they are having fun and expressing themselves from what they learned form their culture(it was a a west indie sweet 16)
I’m 16 and I damn sure don’t twerk for no body but myself. If a boy or girl finds it hot or attractive that’s on them. I’m not practicing in the mirror so some fuck boy i dont like from school can get a boner trying to grind on my ass, i do it so i can be a better dancer/for my self
If people have a problem with how I move MY body for MYSELF that’s there problem and taking it out on a little girl won’t solve the problem. We need to teach adults not to lust after little kids because be it shaking their ass, moving their hips or sitting quietly in the corner, a pedophile is a pedophile
Because black people cant be anything other than slaves and hoodrats according to them.
We cant like science, photography and things. We can’t be complex individuals.
We can’t have our stories be seen as universal because Blackness is tainted by white supremacy.