If you really believe that representation doesn’t matter, then why the fuck are you threatened by it? If not seeing yourself depicted in stories has no negative psychological impact - if the breakdown of who we see on screen has no bearing on wider social issues - then what would it matter if nine stories out of ten were suddenly all about queer brown women? No big, right? It wouldn’t change anything important; just a few superficial details. Because YOU can identify with ANYONE.
So I guess the problem is that you just don’t want to. Because deep down, you think it’ll make stories worse. And why is that? Oh, yeah: because it means they wouldn’t all be about YOU.
“YOU BASICALLY ALLUDE TO THIS, BUT HULK HONESTLY DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE JUST GOING TO THROW UP YOUR ARMS WITH “I ENJOYED IT” AS A DEFENSE, BECAUSE HULK DOESN’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT. OF COURSE YOU COULD ENJOY IT. AND HULK’S GLAD THAT YOU DID. BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT DOESN’T HELP A DISCUSSION. BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ENJOYED TRANSFORMERS 2. HECK, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ENJOY EVERY MOVIE EVER. WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING, IT DOESN’T HELP ANYTHING. AND IF WE KEEP PROPAGATING OPINION OF A RESULT AS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS, IT’S POSSIBLE THAT WE KEEP PROPAGATING REALLY PROBLEMATIC THINGS.”—I’m down a real deep Film Crit Hulk well right now.
Summer is actually here, believe it or not, and with it comes the need for something to bump in the car or to set that backyard cookout off right. Well, look no further. This month’s episode is two hours of hip hop jams, as in the mix as my talents will allow.
New Radio BG! I thought this one turned out rather nicely.
Just FYI, remember if you want your donations to go to directly fund the medical care of low-income women, you need to donate to your local Planned Parenthood chapter or other local women’s health clinic. If you want your donations to fund lobbying, especially on the national level, you should donate to Planned Parenthood USA; donations to the national organization mostly won’t fund medical care.