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Anonymous asked: i'm not a feminist because i believe in equality in all genders.

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serenadestrong:

theroguefeminist:

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maliceandvice:

calantheandthenightingale:

mydollyaviana:

Disney vs. 7 early fairytales 

The 1812 version of Snow White is even worse when you consider that the girl was only seven years old in the tale (plus her unconscious body ended up being carted around by the prince until one of his servants accidentally woke her up).  Also, in The Little Mermaid, the mermaid’s unable to speak because she had her tongue cut out >__<

But I’d love to see faithful adaptations of the original tales.  Especially Bluebeard.  We need a Bluebeard adaptation.

Actually, the original-original pre-Grimm Brothers’ stories that were passed around Europe via oral tradition are nowhere near as violent as the Grimm’s made them. Cinderella’s stepsisters were never ugly and kept their eyes, Snow White’s mother was not even a villain (instead a group of bandits were), and instead of spending the whole story napping Sleeping Beauty outwitted a dangerous bandit leader, wouldn’t let him sleep with her, and saved herself. 

The original oral stories were radically changed by the Brothers Grimm to fit their personal and political beliefs. Most notably, they often added in female characters solely for the purpose of making them evil villains and took away most of the heroines’ agency and intelligence. Both brothers belonged to a small fanatical sect of Catholicism that vilified women because of the idea of Original Sin and Wilhelm in particular had a particularly deep hatred of women. The Grimms were actually pretty horrible people. Those cannibalistic queens and ugly stepsisters and the mass amount of violence against women didn’t exist until the Grimms wanted them to. Their ideas stuck so soundly though that we now assume they were in the original tales and that these terrible characters and ideas come out of some perceived barbaric Old World culture. But in truth they’re really the Grimms’ weird obsession with hating women showing through. The original oral folklore focused on the heroes’ and heroines’ good deeds and used them as ways to teach cultural norms and a society’s rules and encouraged girls to be quick-witted and street-savvy instead of passive princesses, and the Grimms promptly stripped that all away. 

"Grimms Bad Girls and Bold Boys" by Ruth Bottingheimer is an excellent book on this

We had to read The Book of Lost Things for school and it’s Grimm level crazy 

Not only that, you’re skipping out a really important thing: the brother’s grimm got those tales from WOMEN, women were the ones who would tell these tales orally and the brother’s grimm took them, altered them to be sexist and never gave the women credit. You can read Clever Maids the Secret History The Grimm Fairytales for more info

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cyanblur:

i remember one time the simpsons made a joke about fox news and they got so insulted they tried to sue them but the court was like “this aired on ur network u can’t sue urself”

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micdotcom:

Trailer: Tim Burton’s next movie looks surprisingly … normal. Well, almost.
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ok but i didn’t know the true story behind this until just now
GUYS THIS LADY’S HUSBAND TOOK CREDIT FOR HER ARTWORK AND SHE STRAIGHT UP TOOK HIM TO COURT OVER ITTHEY HAD A FUCKING PAINT-OFF IN THE GODDAMN COURT ROOM WHICH SHE WON BECAUSE HE MADE EXCUSES FOR WHY HE COULDN’T DO ITTHE POWERPUFF GIRLS ARE INSPIRED BY THIS WOMAN’S ARTWORK
sorry i’m just really REALLY fascinated by this story

wait this movie looks amazing tho

I kind of wanna see this movie

blueflame91:

the-salt-in-our-carbs:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

micdotcom:

Trailer: Tim Burton’s next movie looks surprisingly … normal. Well, almost.

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ok but i didn’t know the true story behind this until just now

GUYS THIS LADY’S HUSBAND TOOK CREDIT FOR HER ARTWORK AND SHE STRAIGHT UP TOOK HIM TO COURT OVER IT

THEY HAD A FUCKING PAINT-OFF IN THE GODDAMN COURT ROOM WHICH SHE WON BECAUSE HE MADE EXCUSES FOR WHY HE COULDN’T DO IT

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS ARE INSPIRED BY THIS WOMAN’S ARTWORK

sorry i’m just really REALLY fascinated by this story

wait this movie looks amazing tho

I kind of wanna see this movie

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