I believe that Collins’ construction of Rue as the symbol of innocence meant that some readers automatically imagined her as White. After all, in what universe is an older Black tween innocent? Certainly not in American schools, with the often noted discipline gap. Certainly not in contemporary children’s literature, where Black kids and teens are underrepresented… and when they do appear, are sometimes viewed as “unlikeable” or “unrelatable.”
Collins also makes the grave mistake of stating from Katniss’ point of view that Rue reminds her of her younger sister, Prim. Prim is a much more familiar figure in children’s literature — the guileless, golden girl child often is the counterweight that balances the evil that the protagonist must overcome, and The Hunger Games is no exception. What is different is that while trapped in the Game, Rue becomes Katniss’ Prim, a younger companion who shares in the existential threat until she is overcome by it.
This was too much for some readers to take.
masbonitaquetu said: why can't it be "lets talk about how beautiful everyone is"??? Why is it just one skin tone? Everyone is beautiful no matter their complexion because social boundaries shouldn't separate how we think of ourselves. We're all human beings, lets all be beautiful together. Lets not leave of appreciation of some "races" as we try to appreciate the beauty of a certain section of people. (this is not hate please don't yell at me, just my opinion)
girl if u don’t get outta my inbox with this ‘we are the world! let’s all hold hands and pretend certain skin tones aren’t considered more desirable than others!’ NOW BACK TO WHAT I WAS SAYING
HOW ABOUT WE STICK TO THE TOPIC AT HAND MA!!!!
there’s that word, you know.. it’s called consent.
spell it with me: c-o-n-s-e-n-t.
wear whatever the fuck you want and if anyone criticizes your choices cut his penis off
One of the best ending moments in a movie.
i am gonna be entirely honest i do not really believe abusers can change - or well, I don’t think they want to change, I think they just change enough enough to not get caught.
i know they certainly cannot change when communities are willing to give equal voice to both abused and abuser, and when the abuser gets to dictate terms of their forgiveness in any way.
We live in a society that’s sexist in ways it doesn’t understand. One of the consequences is that men are extremely sensitive to being criticized by women. I think it threatens them in a very primal way, and male privilege makes them feel free to lash out.
This is why women are socialized to carefully dance around these issues, disagreeing with men in an extremely gentle manner. Not because women are nicer creatures than men. But because our very survival can depend on it.
The whole article sadly hits very close to home.
the greatest plan in history
"It means the world to me to be a role model"
Sometimes the greatest sarcasm is wasted.
idk it’s been two and a half years since i gave up on doctor who i don’t think i’m going to give it another chance until either a) moffat
is firedleaves or b) someone can prove to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that capaldi can save the show and there’s no way you’re going to be able to prove that to me until after at least a season and a half has passed so that’s where we stand right now
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