Bully messes with karate champ. [video]
The source video is very, very worth watching. A few things to point out:
The young woman in the dark coat is continually trying to escape from the man. She has spoken to him, she’s pulled away, she’s even tried to walk away before he dragged her back. She hit him as a last resort but it didn’t do anything, he just got more aggressive.
The girl in the white jacket was walking by, recognized that a bad situation was happening, stopped, and intervened. At 0:28 she calls the man out, and continues to call him out until he breaks off attacking the young woman in the dark coat and turns his aggression on her. At which point she defends herself—and then she escorts the young woman in the dark coat safely away.
This is a hero.
Bringing this back.
The woman in the white jacket is Olga Ivanova, taekwondo world champion. That kick must have hurt like hell.
I’m bad all by myself. #faintlymasculine
It’s finally time to look like a gladiator.
Kerry Washington, Lyn Paolo (costume designer), and The Limited’s head of design have come together to make a Scandal-inspired collection. When I first found out about it, I was overly excited. My favorite choice of style is political style. Michelle Obama, Jackie O, Princess Diana, and Olivia Pope are my favorite style icons, because these women have truly embodied elegance and power.
What I love about this collection is the color palette. Olivia Pope wore dark hues, but she also worked lighter hues. She made pastel pink and white just as powerful as cobalt blue, candy apple red, or statement black and white. That wool pink coat is going to be best seller. They incorporated a darker color, that lays beautifully over or underneath a lighter color, it’s a darker hue of teal. Lastly, I love that they weren’t afraid to include white.
They hit the power suits on the head. Olivia Pope knew how to show her body without showing her body, and it was very sophisticated and understated sexy. When she walked in the room, without saying a word, she demanded attention. I would like to think that those power suits had something to do with that. The slim-flared pant gives you a longer leg, while the ankle pant gives a little more refinement.
I will never forget the scene when Olivia Pope strutted away in that white coat. Everyone on twitter simply lost it, and for the next few minutes all of us tweeted about that coat. Wrap coats are actually trending for Fall/Winter 2014. I particularly think the coat for the Fall/Winter is the best part of the entire outfit. It can make or break your whole look. I have to have that pastel pink wool coat, it has my name all over it. The coats for this collection were drapy and beautiful with wide collars. They can paired nicely with neat leather gloves.
The accessories match perfectly, solid leather handbags with nice structure to them. Olivia Pope always had a nice handbag, and the ones here are no different.
Time for the inner gladiator to come out. The collection hits store September 23, 2014.
i can finally achieve my final form and look like olivia pope thank the almighty god
"Mother Gothel’s design makes me uncomfortable. Her dark, thick, curly hair, her sharp nose, and the way her features are generally perceived as more "ethnic" in comparison to all the other human characters in Tangled—it all reminds me of an archetype for Jewish women"
Interesting fact: The stereotypical witch found in fairy tales was usually portrayed as the stereotypical Jew in order to spread anti Semitic propaganda.
This is also where we get the “greedy Jew” stereotype, as goblins, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarves were also portrayed as the harmful Jewish archetype.
In the middle ages, it was a sin for a Christian to hoard or handle large amounts of money, which left the profitable banking industry open to Jews. It’s ridiculous that Christians created the stereotype to avoid a sin, and this stereotype is still portrayed and spread today
I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS especially since if mother gothel looks like a nazi propaganda-esque jewish woman, and she steals the most aryan-looking baby in the kingdom to use its essence in a ceremony…
like does that smell like blood libel or am i paranoid
glegrumbles, is this pretty much the summary of whatever sources you were going to pull out on the matter of stereotypical witch appearances being derived from anti-Semitic stereotypes?
Sort of. It touches a bit on some of it, but it goes preeeeetty damn deep. And it’s very frustrating to try to track down scholarly resources on it because it does tend to get shoved under the rug. I was having a conversation with some friends and thetwistedrope about it, trying to gather up what I can find.
But there’s a lot of folkloric racism and Othering. In fairy tales, in folklore about supernatural things and witches. Jewish people were heavily associated with magic, but there was a lot of… well, “let’s take their neat stuff but also we still don’t like these people and will oppress them” stuff that happened. (Look at all the historical Western Tradition magic that draws on Jewish ideas and culture, but continued to have no problem shitting on Jewish people and culture as a whole.) A lot of people don’t know the coded things they’re looking at, just like they miss references to other racist things in society and popular culture.
And being blissfully ignorant and perpetuating this stuff, I shouldn’t even have to say, is not in any way, shape, or form a good or ok thing. Most especially because anti-semitism is visibly on the rise. It’s not a blast from the old-timey past that is interesting but not relevant anymore. It’s still very much relevant today, not just in Europe but all over the place, including in the USA and Canada.
And one thing I’ve noticed, since starting to track this: it doesn’t get talked about. People who reblog stuff about anti-semitism and anti-semitic crimes tend to be… pretty much only Jewish community members, and other SJ blogs ignore it. Posting gets you crickets. (And I’m guilty of this as well, not reblogging some of the stuff that goes past on my dash. This is something I need to change.)
The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere - Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our Movements
Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism - includes news stories and also a worldwide map of anti-semitic acts year by year, consistently updated.
So… yes. This is an issue I am very much paying attention to.
a-mead-gal said: THANK YOU re the assault thing about Alex from OINTB. So many people sexualize that scene and I get why but it absolutely is meant to highlight the fact that she's a predator.
Alex reminds me a lot of my abuser so the erasure of that part of her feels really personal.