Disney, Family, and Girls: Megan Greenwell
 @megreenwell
 after seeing 'get out' in a very white
 crowd, all of us cheering wildly for
 chris, i keep remembering this,
 from elif batuman's 'the idiot.
 recognize it and laugh.
 I found myself remembering the day in kindergarten whe
 the teachers showed us Dumbo: a Disney movie about a puny, weind
 looking circus elephant that everyone made fun of. As the story u-
 folded, I realized to my amazement that all the kids in the class, even
 the bullies, the ones who despised and tormented the weak and the
 ugly, were rooting against Dumbo's tormentors. Over and over thry
 laughed and cheered, both when Dumbo succeeded and when biu
 things happened to the bullies. But they're you, I thought to myel.
 How did they not know? They didn't know. It was astounding, im
 astounding truth. Everyone thougbt they were Dumbo.
 Again and again I saw the phenomenon repeated. The mosta
 trary and tyrannical girls, the ones who started secret clubs to ostr
youstillhateblacktranswomen:
feamir:

ithelpstodream:

bringing this one back

When I went to see Tangled with my family, I was terrified of having to talk about the movie afterwards because I related so much to Rapunzel, and I was sure my mom would hate the movie because it was so obvious that she was exactly like mother gothel. So when mom asked me afterwards if I liked it I gave a tepid non-answer. But then my mom started talking about how she loved the movie! And it slowly dawned on me that she also saw mother gothel as evil and abusive, but somehow didn’t make the connection that she and her were the same. My mom even made a comment to the effect of how, like rapunzel’s real mom, her love for me would always triumph or whatever. And she didn’t get it! 
She didn’t see the similarities of how she locked me away in the house, or how she kept me under the tightest supervision under the guise of keeping me safe. I spent the entire mother knows best song stealing glances at her next to me in the theater just waiting for her to drag us out of the movie because she couldn’t stand to have her “love” portrayed as evil. And she didn’t see how the fact that she created her identity completely around being a mother and nothing else was like mother gothel’s dependency on rapunzel’s magic hair. 
It was only after seeing her positive reaction to the movie, that I really understood the meaning of the phrase “everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil. 

“everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil.

youstillhateblacktranswomen: feamir: ithelpstodream: bringing this one back When I went to see Tangled with my family, I was terrified of having to talk about the movie afterwards because I related so much to Rapunzel, and I was sure my mom would hate the movie because it was so obvious that she was exactly like mother gothel. So when mom asked me afterwards if I liked it I gave a tepid non-answer. But then my mom started talking about how she loved the movie! And it slowly dawned on me that she also saw mother gothel as evil and abusive, but somehow didn’t make the connection that she and her were the same. My mom even made a comment to the effect of how, like rapunzel’s real mom, her love for me would always triumph or whatever. And she didn’t get it! She didn’t see the similarities of how she locked me away in the house, or how she kept me under the tightest supervision under the guise of keeping me safe. I spent the entire mother knows best song stealing glances at her next to me in the theater just waiting for her to drag us out of the movie because she couldn’t stand to have her “love” portrayed as evil. And she didn’t see how the fact that she created her identity completely around being a mother and nothing else was like mother gothel’s dependency on rapunzel’s magic hair. It was only after seeing her positive reaction to the movie, that I really understood the meaning of the phrase “everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil. “everyone is the hero of their own story”. No one actually thinks they’re the villain, even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil.

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Disney
family
family
Girls
Girls
Love
Love
Megan
Megan
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Rapunzel
Saw
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Ugly
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Best
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Blog
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 tumblr blog
completely
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 the idiot
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theater
 theater
again
 again
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 so much
else
 else
around
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 much
agree
 agree
know
 know
things
 things
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 no
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fact
fact
were
were
puny
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phrase
phrase
effect
effect
guise
guise
their
their
talking
talking
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same
tepid
tepid
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obvious
in the house
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seeing
seeing
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tormented
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get it
understood
understood
afterwards
afterwards
mother gothel
mother gothel
terrified
terrified
i thought
i thought
myself
myself
how did
how did
away
away
went
went
stealing
stealing
happened
happened
my mom
my mom
someone
someone
everyone
everyone
rooting
rooting
crowd
crowd
exactly
exactly
because
because
recognize
recognize
then
then
whatever
whatever
just
just
always
always
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laugh
like
like
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really
really
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this
this
my family
my family
href
href
rendering
rendering
supervision
supervision
stand
stand
the house
the house
for
for
made
made
post
post
comment
comment
real
real
story
story
you
you
they
they
make
make
all
all
did
did
own
own
she
she
teachers
teachers
day
day
drag
drag
identity
identity
safe
safe
disney movie
disney movie
one
one
who
who
class
class
secret
secret
triumph
triumph
next
next
com
com
looking
looking
song
song
mother
mother
fun
fun
her
her
answer
answer
hero
hero
how
how
Back
Back
All The
All The
Mom
Mom
Waiting...
Waiting...
Villain
Villain
Truth
Truth
Thought
Thought
Tangled
Tangled
Portrayed
Portrayed
Phenomenon
Phenomenon
Idiot
Idiot
Evil
Evil
Dumbo
Dumbo
Tyrannical
Tyrannical
White
White
Movie
Movie
Meaning
Meaning
Magic
Magic
Kids
Kids
Http
Http
House
House
Hair
Hair
Elephant
Elephant
Blog
Blog
Best
Best
Ugly
Ugly
tumblr
tumblr
Saw
Saw
Rapunzel
Rapunzel
Megan
Megan
Love
Love
Girls
Girls
family
family
Disney
Disney

Megan Greenwell @megreenwell after seeing 'get out' in a very white crowd all of us cheering wildly for chris i keep remembering this from elif batuman's 'the idiot recognize it and laugh I found myself remembering the day in kindergarten whe the teachers showed us Dumbo a Disney movie about a puny weind looking circus elephant that everyone made fun of As the story u- folded I realized to my amazement that all the kids in the class even the bullies the ones who despised and tormented the weak and the ugly were rooting against Dumbo's tormentors Over and over thry laughed and cheered both when Dumbo succeeded and when biu things happened to the bullies But they're you I thought to myel How did they not know? They didn't know It was astounding im astounding truth Everyone thougbt they were Dumbo Again and again I saw the phenomenon repeated The mosta trary and tyrannical girls the ones who started secret clubs to ostr youstillhateblacktranswomen feamir ithelpstodream bringing this one back When I went to see Tangled with my family I was terrified of having to talk about the movie afterwards because I related so much to Rapunzel and I was sure my mom would hate the movie because it was so obvious that she was exactly like mother gothel So when mom asked me afterwards if I liked it I gave a tepid non-answer But then my mom started talking about how she loved the movie! And it slowly dawned on me that she also saw mother gothel as evil and abusive but somehow didn’t make the connection that she and her were the same My mom even made a comment to the effect of how like rapunzel’s real mom her love for me would always triumph or whatever And she didn’t get it! She didn’t see the similarities of how she locked me away in the house or how she kept me under the tightest supervision under the guise of keeping me safe I spent the entire mother knows best song stealing glances at her next to me in the theater just waiting for her to drag us out of the movie because she couldn’t stand to have her “love” portrayed as evil And she didn’t see how the fact that she created her identity completely around being a mother and nothing else was like mother gothel’s dependency on rapunzel’s magic hair It was only after seeing her positive reaction to the movie that I really understood the meaning of the phrase “everyone is the hero of their own story” No one actually thinks they’re the villain even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil “everyone is the hero of their own story” No one actually thinks they’re the villain even if confronted with a painfully obvious rendering of their own actions done by someone they agree is rightly portrayed as evil Meme

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