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jewblog: gahdamnpunk: The police caught and arrested him. But despite the heinous and violent crimes he was credibly accused of, he was released without bail. He was free for three months AFTER police discovered 聽that he was abusing 12 underage black girls. Chrystul Kizer was raped and trafficked by this man for years. She鈥檚 now facing life in prison for defending herself against her attacker. Free Chrystul Kizer!!! Pls spread help spread the news! SIGN THE PETITION this isn鈥檛 an old post; the screenshot has a typo: her hearing is scheduled for february of 2020 and if she is convicted as charged she will spend life in prison. she will likely never be granted clemency. her case and the court are far more stacked against her than they were for cyntoia brown, who regardless still spent 15 years in prison. please sign the petition.聽 : chris evans Follow @notcapnamerica Randy Volar, a rich white man, drugged, raped, and trafficked underage black girls. For years. He filmed the acts. One of them, Chrystul Kizer, had enough and killed him. She is facing life in prison. He was sexually abusing underage girls. Then, police said, one of... Now Chrystul Kizer, who was 16 when she met Randy Volar, is accused of murdering her alleged sex trafficker. She faces life in prison. washingtonpost.com 11:48 AM - 17 Dec 2019 3,076 Retweets 2,495 Likes All-Star Chrystul Kizer is an incarcerated trafficking survivor who is being charged with life in prison for acting in self-defense against her trafficker. The punishment that Chrystul is facing for defending her own life signals that black women and girls have no selves to defend. Right now Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley has the power to drop all charges against Chrystul immediately. We are urging Graveley to do the right thing and drop all charges now so that instead of enduring more violence, Chrystul's healing can being with her family and community. Please show your support for Chrystul by signing this petition! Her next hearing is scheduled for February 21, 2019. jewblog: gahdamnpunk: The police caught and arrested him. But despite the heinous and violent crimes he was credibly accused of, he was released without bail. He was free for three months AFTER police discovered 聽that he was abusing 12 underage black girls. Chrystul Kizer was raped and trafficked by this man for years. She鈥檚 now facing life in prison for defending herself against her attacker. Free Chrystul Kizer!!! Pls spread help spread the news! SIGN THE PETITION this isn鈥檛 an old post; the screenshot has a typo: her hearing is scheduled for february of 2020 and if she is convicted as charged she will spend life in prison. she will likely never be granted clemency. her case and the court are far more stacked against her than they were for cyntoia brown, who regardless still spent 15 years in prison. please sign the petition.聽

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valquainton: ms-demeanor: ms-demeanor: the-barista-who-became-a-rabbit: meganphntmgrl: panic-boy-21: blckrapunzel: laughingacademy: interficio-vos: thatpettyblackgirl: The White Wash is real. One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts Just wait until you google what the original Statue of Liberty(that got refused by America)looked like For those of you who don鈥檛 want to look it up yourselves: Lady Liberty is a black woman. Guys, this has been thoroughly debunked聽since聽2000, and it does the statue on the left there a huge disservice to treat her as an unwanted copy. That鈥檚 Lady Liberty of St. Maarten, an homage from 2007 (post-dating the debunking, even) that was dedicated to the anniversary of the ending of slavery there: The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a representation of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, with bonus American iconography: HOWEVER: Lady Liberty in New York is not based on a white woman, either.聽 She鈥檚 a Muslim Arab woman, at least in terms of the modeling of her face. Her face was reused from an abandoned project to build a colossal statue of a modern Egyptian Arab peasant woman near the Suez Canal (as verified by the Smithsonian, no less). While she wasn鈥檛 originally dedicated specifically for immigrants, the poem聽鈥淭he New Colossus鈥 was added specifically because of the position she occupied in the harbor and the symbolic visual power she would have to immigrants coming in. The author, Emma Lazarus, was Jewish. It鈥檚 important to fight back on the whitewashing of history, because it happens left and right, but it shouldn鈥檛 happen at the cost of misinformation that treats Lady Liberty of St. Maarten as an unwanted prototype rather than a powerful monument in her own right and, ironically, claims that she鈥檚 now a white woman when she鈥檚 not while also ignoring the powerful influence of the Jewish-American community on the final version. Geez, I鈥檓 really tired of people trying to spout false shit all over tumblr. Like, this post has 37K notes, But I assure you, that like many other false posts, 戮 of the notes are from people who saw the false bit and prefered to reblog it that way and be mad, instead of just making a simple google search Hi Darling Friends of Tumblr. I鈥檝e been taking too long to do data entry and I鈥檓 not good at actually doing analysis so it鈥檚 time to start naming and shaming. @thatpettyblackgirl is a blog that I鈥檝e been observing for a while that has a really interesting pattern of behavior. Namely, posting a bunch of shit like this. Remember that tweet about Olive Garden supporting Donald Trump that was debunked? Well when it circulated on tumblr two weeks ago it was because of @thatpettyblackgirl You know the misreported post about the school lunch program that refused donations from a local businessman? That was a different blogger but thatpettyblackgirl has circulated another version of it. That other blogger has a posting history that鈥檚 full of the same kinds of things thatpettyblackgirl posts - lots of reposts from twitter, lots of screenshots from other sites, not a lot of commentary, and things that are decontextualized enough to make them seem worse than they are or to totally misrepresent the actions depicted (like this reposted video and tweets indignant about a man being arrested when the very specific purpose of his protest was to get arrested). It reminds me of that post about coconut husks as a wood alternative that鈥檚 been circulating recently - a screenshot of a white man above a news article is posted with the complaint that white people 鈥渄iscovering鈥 coconuts after disregarding them as useless when the article is about a new method of processing coconut husks that allows them to be put to new uses. That blog is fascinating. And has a lot in common with thatpettyblackgirl - both of them reblog their own posts at a rate that鈥檚 higher than I鈥檝e seen on most tumblrs (btw, you should know that a while back I asked for volunteers who would let me explore their tumblrs and while my research sample isn鈥檛 random it is a collection of small and large blogs and none of them have *checks notes* reblogged their own post of a bunch of screencaps of a tweet storm five times in the last couple of days). Both of them tend to post screencaps, neither one really writes much. They reblog a lot of memes, and both have some pretty big textposts that are just straight rip-offs of tweets (鈥漛i folks have you eaten today? answer quick and iced coffee doesn鈥檛 count鈥 is one of thatpettyblackgirl鈥檚 recent popular textposts and it鈥檚 ripped off from twitter.) They also reblog eachother a fair amount - along with @whyyoustabbedme and @endangered-justice-seeker, who ALSO have really weird posting patterns. Also all four of those blogs are part of a group of nine blogs that were created in a three-week period of 2017 that I鈥檝e been watching that don鈥檛 seem to follow a pattern of normal tumblr behavior and that also post an awful lot of incorrect viral posts and are staggeringly popular (for clarity: blackqueerblog is not one of the nine created in that time period). ANYWAY this is all reminding me very strongly of bellygangstaboo and lagonegirl. I know I probably sound like this image: But there are excellent, thoughtful bloggers who discuss police brutality, racism in the US, class warefare, and institutional bias who aren鈥檛 ALSO unflaggingly committed to having their own dedicated Snopes pages. @odinsblog, Franchesca Ramsey, @antifainternational, and @mostlysignssomeportents might be a good place to start. My dudes, I don鈥檛 want to be depressing so I鈥檒l let Vanity Fair do it for me: That Russian operatives could so effectively engage Americans with tactics as simple as Facebook ads, fake-news postings, and Twitter trolls, shows how dangerous misinformation is in the social-media age, when propaganda can be so easily amplified. More important, it highlights how primed Americans already were for manipulation. When the ICE raids started up again a few months ago thatpettyblackgirl was posting about how shameful it was that there was nothing that could be done. A lot of these blogs are writing about how it鈥檚 impossible for black people to succeed in America, they鈥檙e writing about how voting is always rigged and you can鈥檛 fight the system. And you know what that goes against every fucking principle of my cold little anarchist heart. These blogs are full of despair - they look like they鈥檙e full of cute memes and fresh news but they鈥檙e a poisoned pill telling you not to bother because you can鈥檛 fight the system. They鈥檙e not offering help, they鈥檙e training you not to bother fighting for your rights (there was a popular post about how the Hong Kong protesters are light years ahead of US protesters - that post didn鈥檛 talk about mutual aid or sharing tactics, it just said 鈥減eople in the US would never鈥 and left it at that, like we can鈥檛 learn from each other and share information across borders) Fucking. Anyway. I鈥檝e been fairly quiet about this because I鈥檝e been trying to be all good and data sciencey about it but I鈥檝e seen this post on my dash fifty times this week. Keep your eye out for @thatpettyblackgirl聽 @uncommonbish @whyyoustabbedme and @blackqueerblog - all of them have large followings and are known to post tweets and news articles out of context and if you鈥檙e considering reblogging information from one of their blogs please make a point to fact-check the post yourself. Not everything they post is wrong. I don鈥檛 know if these are real bloggers who don鈥檛 care about the potential negative impact of their tweet thievery or if they鈥檙e weird psyops blogs that are intended to make you feel hopeless about your place in the political process. Whatever they are it doesn鈥檛 matter when they continually post misinformation and don鈥檛 seem to care about stopping so please be cautious. Anyway, I鈥檓 cataloguing these sorts of posts at @psyops-redux so if you want to keep an eye out for stuff that鈥檚 debunked I鈥檒l tag by originating blogger over there. Stay safe, buds. Dammit, I got all fired up and I forgot to add: THERE鈥橲 A GAME THAT HELPS YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN PEOPLE ARE POSTING MISINFORMATION AND MAKES YOU LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS KIND OF PROPAGANDA AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO PLAY IT. Ah. The number reposts from their own blogs had puzzled me in the past. I assumed it was something to do with the way Tumblr runs that I wasn鈥檛 tech-savvy enough to understand. But this makes a lot of sense. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I鈥檓 gonna go ahead and unfollow the blogs listed. Any recommendations for actual historical/current affairs poc blogs to follow instead? : Mira Jacob @mirajacob Two things I didn't know until I was yesterday years old: 1) Memorial Day was started by African Americans honoring fallen Union solders 2) The Statue of Liberty was gifted to America to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants. Erasure is real, you all. But that part we knew. 7:28 AM May 27, 2019 Twitter for iPhone 37.2K Likes 12.2K Retweets valquainton: ms-demeanor: ms-demeanor: the-barista-who-became-a-rabbit: meganphntmgrl: panic-boy-21: blckrapunzel: laughingacademy: interficio-vos: thatpettyblackgirl: The White Wash is real. One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies Was Held by Freed Slaves The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts Just wait until you google what the original Statue of Liberty(that got refused by America)looked like For those of you who don鈥檛 want to look it up yourselves: Lady Liberty is a black woman. Guys, this has been thoroughly debunked聽since聽2000, and it does the statue on the left there a huge disservice to treat her as an unwanted copy. That鈥檚 Lady Liberty of St. Maarten, an homage from 2007 (post-dating the debunking, even) that was dedicated to the anniversary of the ending of slavery there: The Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is a representation of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, with bonus American iconography: HOWEVER: Lady Liberty in New York is not based on a white woman, either.聽 She鈥檚 a Muslim Arab woman, at least in terms of the modeling of her face. Her face was reused from an abandoned project to build a colossal statue of a modern Egyptian Arab peasant woman near the Suez Canal (as verified by the Smithsonian, no less). While she wasn鈥檛 originally dedicated specifically for immigrants, the poem聽鈥淭he New Colossus鈥 was added specifically because of the position she occupied in the harbor and the symbolic visual power she would have to immigrants coming in. The author, Emma Lazarus, was Jewish. It鈥檚 important to fight back on the whitewashing of history, because it happens left and right, but it shouldn鈥檛 happen at the cost of misinformation that treats Lady Liberty of St. Maarten as an unwanted prototype rather than a powerful monument in her own right and, ironically, claims that she鈥檚 now a white woman when she鈥檚 not while also ignoring the powerful influence of the Jewish-American community on the final version. Geez, I鈥檓 really tired of people trying to spout false shit all over tumblr. Like, this post has 37K notes, But I assure you, that like many other false posts, 戮 of the notes are from people who saw the false bit and prefered to reblog it that way and be mad, instead of just making a simple google search Hi Darling Friends of Tumblr. I鈥檝e been taking too long to do data entry and I鈥檓 not good at actually doing analysis so it鈥檚 time to start naming and shaming. @thatpettyblackgirl is a blog that I鈥檝e been observing for a while that has a really interesting pattern of behavior. Namely, posting a bunch of shit like this. Remember that tweet about Olive Garden supporting Donald Trump that was debunked? Well when it circulated on tumblr two weeks ago it was because of @thatpettyblackgirl You know the misreported post about the school lunch program that refused donations from a local businessman? That was a different blogger but thatpettyblackgirl has circulated another version of it. That other blogger has a posting history that鈥檚 full of the same kinds of things thatpettyblackgirl posts - lots of reposts from twitter, lots of screenshots from other sites, not a lot of commentary, and things that are decontextualized enough to make them seem worse than they are or to totally misrepresent the actions depicted (like this reposted video and tweets indignant about a man being arrested when the very specific purpose of his protest was to get arrested). It reminds me of that post about coconut husks as a wood alternative that鈥檚 been circulating recently - a screenshot of a white man above a news article is posted with the complaint that white people 鈥渄iscovering鈥 coconuts after disregarding them as useless when the article is about a new method of processing coconut husks that allows them to be put to new uses. That blog is fascinating. And has a lot in common with thatpettyblackgirl - both of them reblog their own posts at a rate that鈥檚 higher than I鈥檝e seen on most tumblrs (btw, you should know that a while back I asked for volunteers who would let me explore their tumblrs and while my research sample isn鈥檛 random it is a collection of small and large blogs and none of them have *checks notes* reblogged their own post of a bunch of screencaps of a tweet storm five times in the last couple of days). Both of them tend to post screencaps, neither one really writes much. They reblog a lot of memes, and both have some pretty big textposts that are just straight rip-offs of tweets (鈥漛i folks have you eaten today? answer quick and iced coffee doesn鈥檛 count鈥 is one of thatpettyblackgirl鈥檚 recent popular textposts and it鈥檚 ripped off from twitter.) They also reblog eachother a fair amount - along with @whyyoustabbedme and @endangered-justice-seeker, who ALSO have really weird posting patterns. Also all four of those blogs are part of a group of nine blogs that were created in a three-week period of 2017 that I鈥檝e been watching that don鈥檛 seem to follow a pattern of normal tumblr behavior and that also post an awful lot of incorrect viral posts and are staggeringly popular (for clarity: blackqueerblog is not one of the nine created in that time period). ANYWAY this is all reminding me very strongly of bellygangstaboo and lagonegirl. I know I probably sound like this image: But there are excellent, thoughtful bloggers who discuss police brutality, racism in the US, class warefare, and institutional bias who aren鈥檛 ALSO unflaggingly committed to having their own dedicated Snopes pages. @odinsblog, Franchesca Ramsey, @antifainternational, and @mostlysignssomeportents might be a good place to start. My dudes, I don鈥檛 want to be depressing so I鈥檒l let Vanity Fair do it for me: That Russian operatives could so effectively engage Americans with tactics as simple as Facebook ads, fake-news postings, and Twitter trolls, shows how dangerous misinformation is in the social-media age, when propaganda can be so easily amplified. More important, it highlights how primed Americans already were for manipulation. When the ICE raids started up again a few months ago thatpettyblackgirl was posting about how shameful it was that there was nothing that could be done. A lot of these blogs are writing about how it鈥檚 impossible for black people to succeed in America, they鈥檙e writing about how voting is always rigged and you can鈥檛 fight the system. And you know what that goes against every fucking principle of my cold little anarchist heart. These blogs are full of despair - they look like they鈥檙e full of cute memes and fresh news but they鈥檙e a poisoned pill telling you not to bother because you can鈥檛 fight the system. They鈥檙e not offering help, they鈥檙e training you not to bother fighting for your rights (there was a popular post about how the Hong Kong protesters are light years ahead of US protesters - that post didn鈥檛 talk about mutual aid or sharing tactics, it just said 鈥減eople in the US would never鈥 and left it at that, like we can鈥檛 learn from each other and share information across borders) Fucking. Anyway. I鈥檝e been fairly quiet about this because I鈥檝e been trying to be all good and data sciencey about it but I鈥檝e seen this post on my dash fifty times this week. Keep your eye out for @thatpettyblackgirl聽 @uncommonbish @whyyoustabbedme and @blackqueerblog - all of them have large followings and are known to post tweets and news articles out of context and if you鈥檙e considering reblogging information from one of their blogs please make a point to fact-check the post yourself. Not everything they post is wrong. I don鈥檛 know if these are real bloggers who don鈥檛 care about the potential negative impact of their tweet thievery or if they鈥檙e weird psyops blogs that are intended to make you feel hopeless about your place in the political process. Whatever they are it doesn鈥檛 matter when they continually post misinformation and don鈥檛 seem to care about stopping so please be cautious. Anyway, I鈥檓 cataloguing these sorts of posts at @psyops-redux so if you want to keep an eye out for stuff that鈥檚 debunked I鈥檒l tag by originating blogger over there. Stay safe, buds. Dammit, I got all fired up and I forgot to add: THERE鈥橲 A GAME THAT HELPS YOU RECOGNIZE WHEN PEOPLE ARE POSTING MISINFORMATION AND MAKES YOU LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THIS KIND OF PROPAGANDA AND YOU SHOULD ALL GO PLAY IT. Ah. The number reposts from their own blogs had puzzled me in the past. I assumed it was something to do with the way Tumblr runs that I wasn鈥檛 tech-savvy enough to understand. But this makes a lot of sense. Unless someone tells me otherwise, I鈥檓 gonna go ahead and unfollow the blogs listed. Any recommendations for actual historical/current affairs poc blogs to follow instead?
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critically-yours: avd-justin: lagonegirl: i鈥檓 speechless This is how the system of white supremacy 聽operates. The media is used 2 create stereotypes like blk on blk crime.They need black men to fill jail cells for the Prison Indstrial complex You know what? I鈥檓 tired of this.I do not know what exactly they are waiting for. I mean our government comes up with 鈥渞easons鈥 to invade other countries, such as Syria, like their government is allegedly violating human rights or something like that. but鈥 I mean for other countries, they do not even have to go deep to bomb the fuck out of this place, they can just look at our media. And this has been happening to people of color since the media has existed. I鈥檒l never forget this 馃憞馃従 Did a research project on this in undergrad and the results are extremely alarming because it鈥檚 not just in imagery, it鈥檚 in language used even in the law making process and within our own communities in a completely different way than expected. This post is too real and needs a gazillion bazillion more notes. : clever name @Luge_Knight The media when a black man shoplifts bread to feed his daughter vs when a white man murders family and dissolves them in acid 16/03/2017, 21:55 FOX 47 Madison fox47madison 2 people suspected of stealing 90 cans of baby formula from Walmart. bit.ly/211jhjS WGN TV News @WGNNews NE EWS St. Charles man killed daughters before telling wife to 'live and suffer' bit.ly/ 2mLWjkf 15/03/2017, 04:06 critically-yours: avd-justin: lagonegirl: i鈥檓 speechless This is how the system of white supremacy 聽operates. The media is used 2 create stereotypes like blk on blk crime.They need black men to fill jail cells for the Prison Indstrial complex You know what? I鈥檓 tired of this.I do not know what exactly they are waiting for. I mean our government comes up with 鈥渞easons鈥 to invade other countries, such as Syria, like their government is allegedly violating human rights or something like that. but鈥 I mean for other countries, they do not even have to go deep to bomb the fuck out of this place, they can just look at our media. And this has been happening to people of color since the media has existed. I鈥檒l never forget this 馃憞馃従 Did a research project on this in undergrad and the results are extremely alarming because it鈥檚 not just in imagery, it鈥檚 in language used even in the law making process and within our own communities in a completely different way than expected. This post is too real and needs a gazillion bazillion more notes.
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airyairyaucontraire: blackqueerblog: Arrested for what! WTF! Are you kidding me? He鈥檚 not doing anything wrong! Sickening! Here鈥檚 an article about him - it鈥檚 from early July 2019. Alan Dornan has walked the last 530 days for undocumented immigrants. Last week, he was arrested by Homeland Security officers during a prot He wasn鈥檛 arrested just for walking around with a sign, though, he and a friend planned a sit-in in which they blocked the doors of a federal building housing an ICE courtroom to protest the imprisonment, neglect and abuse of migrant children separated from their parents. Getting arrested was part of the point - they were held for about an hour and a half and issued citations for a fine. He said he would not pay the fine and was seeking a court date to get further public attention for the issue. He鈥檚 deliberately using his privilege as an older white man to protest for people who have less power and are at more risk. Go Alan Dornan! : airyairyaucontraire: blackqueerblog: Arrested for what! WTF! Are you kidding me? He鈥檚 not doing anything wrong! Sickening! Here鈥檚 an article about him - it鈥檚 from early July 2019. Alan Dornan has walked the last 530 days for undocumented immigrants. Last week, he was arrested by Homeland Security officers during a prot He wasn鈥檛 arrested just for walking around with a sign, though, he and a friend planned a sit-in in which they blocked the doors of a federal building housing an ICE courtroom to protest the imprisonment, neglect and abuse of migrant children separated from their parents. Getting arrested was part of the point - they were held for about an hour and a half and issued citations for a fine. He said he would not pay the fine and was seeking a court date to get further public attention for the issue. He鈥檚 deliberately using his privilege as an older white man to protest for people who have less power and are at more risk. Go Alan Dornan!
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feministscoundrel: This photo means a lot to me. And I鈥檒l tell you why.聽 Natalie Portman, as we know, was shut out of Marvel. She chose not to sign any new contract not just because of the way her character was treated (though there is that) but because Thor: The Dark World was slated to be the first Marvel movie directed by a woman, her friend (and eventual Wonder Woman director) Patty Jenkins. Portman hadn鈥檛 planned on being in The Dark World, but lept at the chance to be a part of feminist history and to be directed in what would have beenJenkin鈥檚 first film since her 2003 Oscar-winning聽Monster. Portman signed a new contract with Marvel. They fired Jenkins soon after. Portman was crushed because she essentially had been duped into a contract for a film that would keep her away from her young son and force her back into a one-dimensional role under yet another male director. And we all remember how awful that movie was.聽 When it came time for the third Thor movie, they tried to get Portman under contract again. And she said no. Marvel decided to spin the story to make it seem like it was all their idea. At first, they went for the lame and nonsensical:聽 When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about why she wouldn鈥檛 be in the third film, and said there were 鈥渕any reasons, many of which are in the film, so you will see that鈥 continuing with 鈥淭here are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie. The majority, 95 percent of the movie, takes place in the cosmos.鈥 (x) Seeing as The Dark World also took place in space, this answer didn鈥檛 have a lot of credibility. When Portman said she was 鈥渄one鈥 with the Marvel Universe, Feige got vicious in interviews, telling reporters that Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be better than Jane Foster and a better match for Thor.聽 鈥淲e wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok, and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior.鈥 (x) Feige implies that A) Valkyrie was in Ragnorak just to be a romantic interest for Thor, B) Valkyrie is better and more powerful than Jane Foster, and C) Jane Foster was always Thor鈥檚 inferior.聽 What鈥檚 ridiculous is that Ragnorak had a 鈥渟orry Jane dumped you鈥 throwaway line to explain Portman鈥檚 absence. And instead of saying that Jane and Thor broke up in interviews, a line that does not spoil literally anything about the film,聽Feige chose to attack Jane鈥檚 strength and capability, which would have been a very special dig at Portman.聽 Do you want to know what none of this sounds like? Taika Waititi鈥檚 opinion. Waititi is a master storyteller who does not sacrifice his feminist views for laughs. You can bet that Feige鈥檚 ridiculous slams on Portman and her character Jane鈥 disguised as聽鈥減romotion鈥 for WAITITI鈥橲 FILM鈥 would have troubled him immensely. This is a man with a聽M膩ori father, who had to use his mother鈥檚 maiden name鈥 Cohen鈥 for earlier work because an indigenous last name kept him away from opportunity. This man does NOT fuck around with entertainment that gets its power off of sexism and inequality. He knows from experience just how infuriating it is when it comes to directors missing out on opportunities because they aren鈥檛 a white man.聽 So how does he fix this? How does he fix the idea that Jane Foster can鈥檛 go to space, or that she鈥檚 not powerful enough for Thor, the god of thunder?聽 He makes her Thor.聽 Waititi saw Portman / Jane Foster鈥檚 name dragged through the mud by Kevin Feige in order to promote his movie, and when he got hired to direct again, he decided to right those wrongs. This picture means everything. He is on his knee, handing her Thor鈥檚 hammer, essentially saying, you will never have to go through that shit with me. With me, you鈥檙e a god. And the expression on her face, after Marvel attempted to break her, doesn鈥檛 need words.聽 What a photo. What a film. What a man.聽 : INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO AN DIE ECON CONCON CON INTERNA INTER INTERNATIONAL 1N DIEG0 OIEGO SAN DIEGO CON OUG NO CON DIEGO CON INTERNATIONAL ONAL INTERNATIONAL IN E WATIONAL TERNATIONA SAN DIEGO CON SAN OIEG0 0 93 eONCON CO SAN OIEG N OIEG CO INTERNATIO COMICE CO OM feministscoundrel: This photo means a lot to me. And I鈥檒l tell you why.聽 Natalie Portman, as we know, was shut out of Marvel. She chose not to sign any new contract not just because of the way her character was treated (though there is that) but because Thor: The Dark World was slated to be the first Marvel movie directed by a woman, her friend (and eventual Wonder Woman director) Patty Jenkins. Portman hadn鈥檛 planned on being in The Dark World, but lept at the chance to be a part of feminist history and to be directed in what would have beenJenkin鈥檚 first film since her 2003 Oscar-winning聽Monster. Portman signed a new contract with Marvel. They fired Jenkins soon after. Portman was crushed because she essentially had been duped into a contract for a film that would keep her away from her young son and force her back into a one-dimensional role under yet another male director. And we all remember how awful that movie was.聽 When it came time for the third Thor movie, they tried to get Portman under contract again. And she said no. Marvel decided to spin the story to make it seem like it was all their idea. At first, they went for the lame and nonsensical:聽 When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about why she wouldn鈥檛 be in the third film, and said there were 鈥渕any reasons, many of which are in the film, so you will see that鈥 continuing with 鈥淭here are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie. The majority, 95 percent of the movie, takes place in the cosmos.鈥 (x) Seeing as The Dark World also took place in space, this answer didn鈥檛 have a lot of credibility. When Portman said she was 鈥渄one鈥 with the Marvel Universe, Feige got vicious in interviews, telling reporters that Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be better than Jane Foster and a better match for Thor.聽 鈥淲e wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok, and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior.鈥 (x) Feige implies that A) Valkyrie was in Ragnorak just to be a romantic interest for Thor, B) Valkyrie is better and more powerful than Jane Foster, and C) Jane Foster was always Thor鈥檚 inferior.聽 What鈥檚 ridiculous is that Ragnorak had a 鈥渟orry Jane dumped you鈥 throwaway line to explain Portman鈥檚 absence. And instead of saying that Jane and Thor broke up in interviews, a line that does not spoil literally anything about the film,聽Feige chose to attack Jane鈥檚 strength and capability, which would have been a very special dig at Portman.聽 Do you want to know what none of this sounds like? Taika Waititi鈥檚 opinion. Waititi is a master storyteller who does not sacrifice his feminist views for laughs. You can bet that Feige鈥檚 ridiculous slams on Portman and her character Jane鈥 disguised as聽鈥減romotion鈥 for WAITITI鈥橲 FILM鈥 would have troubled him immensely. This is a man with a聽M膩ori father, who had to use his mother鈥檚 maiden name鈥 Cohen鈥 for earlier work because an indigenous last name kept him away from opportunity. This man does NOT fuck around with entertainment that gets its power off of sexism and inequality. He knows from experience just how infuriating it is when it comes to directors missing out on opportunities because they aren鈥檛 a white man.聽 So how does he fix this? How does he fix the idea that Jane Foster can鈥檛 go to space, or that she鈥檚 not powerful enough for Thor, the god of thunder?聽 He makes her Thor.聽 Waititi saw Portman / Jane Foster鈥檚 name dragged through the mud by Kevin Feige in order to promote his movie, and when he got hired to direct again, he decided to right those wrongs. This picture means everything. He is on his knee, handing her Thor鈥檚 hammer, essentially saying, you will never have to go through that shit with me. With me, you鈥檙e a god. And the expression on her face, after Marvel attempted to break her, doesn鈥檛 need words.聽 What a photo. What a film. What a man.聽
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lianaxcatherine: avd-justin: lagonegirl: i鈥檓 speechless This is how the system of white supremacy 聽operates. The media is used 2 create stereotypes like blk on blk crime.They need black men to fill jail cells for the Prison Indstrial complex You know what? I鈥檓 tired of this.I do not know what exactly they are waiting for. I mean our government comes up with 鈥渞easons鈥 to invade other countries, such as Syria, like their government is allegedly violating human rights or something like that. but鈥 I mean for other countries, they do not even have to go deep to bomb the fuck out of this place, they can just look at our media. And this has been happening to people of color since the media has existed. I鈥檒l never forget this 馃憞馃従 Did a research project on this in undergrad and the results are extremely alarming because it鈥檚 not just in imagery, it鈥檚 in language used even in the law making process and within our own communities in a completely different way than expected. Yuuuup talk about this in our media culture and society class where the exact same Katrina sample was used. White supremacy runs far too wide and too deep to be denied that it exists : clever name @Luge_Knight The media when a black man shoplifts bread to feed his daughter vs when a white man murders family and dissolves them in acid 16/03/2017, 21:55 FOX 47 Madison fox47madison 2 people suspected of stealing 90 cans of baby formula from Walmart. bit.ly/211jhjS WGN TV News @WGNNews NE EWS St. Charles man killed daughters before telling wife to 'live and suffer' bit.ly/ 2mLWjkf 15/03/2017, 04:06 lianaxcatherine: avd-justin: lagonegirl: i鈥檓 speechless This is how the system of white supremacy 聽operates. The media is used 2 create stereotypes like blk on blk crime.They need black men to fill jail cells for the Prison Indstrial complex You know what? I鈥檓 tired of this.I do not know what exactly they are waiting for. I mean our government comes up with 鈥渞easons鈥 to invade other countries, such as Syria, like their government is allegedly violating human rights or something like that. but鈥 I mean for other countries, they do not even have to go deep to bomb the fuck out of this place, they can just look at our media. And this has been happening to people of color since the media has existed. I鈥檒l never forget this 馃憞馃従 Did a research project on this in undergrad and the results are extremely alarming because it鈥檚 not just in imagery, it鈥檚 in language used even in the law making process and within our own communities in a completely different way than expected. Yuuuup talk about this in our media culture and society class where the exact same Katrina sample was used. White supremacy runs far too wide and too deep to be denied that it exists
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bikiniarmorbattledamage: So Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been out for a few days, and the fact that it exists has been driving alt-right, capital G聽鈥淕amers鈥 nuts.It鈥檚 a fun action game where a pair of fictional women, who are not designed as Sexbot 3000s, kill a whole bunch of Nazis. As well as that, they work with a primarily female main cast, including a young black woman (voiced by a black woman - yes this is rare in games!) as their super genius handler. It鈥檚 great, and that Nazis hate it makes it even greater.How batshit are they going? Well on top of trying to bomb the Steam reviews and turn the Discussion boards into a cesspit - they鈥檙e trying desperately to bomb the Metacritc as well鈥 like no one will be suspicious.Of course, in the reviews they鈥檙e claiming a variety of contradictory issues聽which I鈥檓 not going to go into here since experience tells me they鈥檙e going to spam them regardless of how often they鈥檙e countered.聽 It鈥檚 a thing.Now, while I鈥檓 not a fan of the outfits having plating to essentially showcase where the boobs are - otherwise this is basically how to do any sort of form fitting聽鈥渟oft鈥 armor (chainmail, kevlar, etc).聽 It sits on the body without pushing boobs and butts into display, and the natural light means it鈥檚 rarely titillating and definitely not designed for suspicious camera angles (pay attention Mass Effect)On top of that, the other costumes for the twins and many other female characters are great and the twins are some of the best characters introduced into the FPS genre in a long, long time.聽 So of course bro-dudes hate it with the fury of a thousand suns.So if you鈥檙e looking for a game you can play with a buddy, or just one you play with a female AI companion who isn鈥檛 also a Sexbot 3000, and you鈥檙e as against Nazis as we are - consider: Youngblood.- wincenworks I wanted to save for Doom but guess imma buy Youngblood now to piss off some Dudebro Gamers: Wofenstein YOUNGBLOOD 5 MAR ESCAPE BACK LEFT RIGHT SWITCH 26 Jul@ 10:24am imcoffeelingfine The girls aren't even cute. Would it have killed them to make the characters attractive? Showing 46-48 of 48 comments Klinsk 4 minutes ag0 Can you purchase attractive big-breasted women with Gold Bars? Baldr 1 hour ago The girls are ugly manlike femnazis Baldr 1 hour ago Girls are not strong enough to behave like men. This is another example of how they push feminism Arrancar 1 hour ago They aren't cute coz they are white. White girls these days can only be fat chick with short bleached hair and yell how white man is oppressing everyone. david 1 hour ago Lol they are so ugly the devs literally put boxes on their heads :D #3 [HN] 1 hour ago Well, DUH The point was never to give players cute girls, it was to push feminist agenda by removing yet another iconic manly male character and replace it with a feminist approved character, one that would be as unapealling as possible to male players (or to female players for that maters, but we all know feminists don't really care about thos anyway). Last edited by [HN 1 hour ago #3 [HN] 1 hour ago Speaking of Ariel, you should be grateful thos twins aren't black kiteless 40 minutes ago feminists and npcs push the ugly agenda so they can feel better about themselves 30 bikiniarmorbattledamage: So Wolfenstein: Youngblood has been out for a few days, and the fact that it exists has been driving alt-right, capital G聽鈥淕amers鈥 nuts.It鈥檚 a fun action game where a pair of fictional women, who are not designed as Sexbot 3000s, kill a whole bunch of Nazis. As well as that, they work with a primarily female main cast, including a young black woman (voiced by a black woman - yes this is rare in games!) as their super genius handler. It鈥檚 great, and that Nazis hate it makes it even greater.How batshit are they going? Well on top of trying to bomb the Steam reviews and turn the Discussion boards into a cesspit - they鈥檙e trying desperately to bomb the Metacritc as well鈥 like no one will be suspicious.Of course, in the reviews they鈥檙e claiming a variety of contradictory issues聽which I鈥檓 not going to go into here since experience tells me they鈥檙e going to spam them regardless of how often they鈥檙e countered.聽 It鈥檚 a thing.Now, while I鈥檓 not a fan of the outfits having plating to essentially showcase where the boobs are - otherwise this is basically how to do any sort of form fitting聽鈥渟oft鈥 armor (chainmail, kevlar, etc).聽 It sits on the body without pushing boobs and butts into display, and the natural light means it鈥檚 rarely titillating and definitely not designed for suspicious camera angles (pay attention Mass Effect)On top of that, the other costumes for the twins and many other female characters are great and the twins are some of the best characters introduced into the FPS genre in a long, long time.聽 So of course bro-dudes hate it with the fury of a thousand suns.So if you鈥檙e looking for a game you can play with a buddy, or just one you play with a female AI companion who isn鈥檛 also a Sexbot 3000, and you鈥檙e as against Nazis as we are - consider: Youngblood.- wincenworks I wanted to save for Doom but guess imma buy Youngblood now to piss off some Dudebro Gamers
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ebonyheartnet: jewishdragon: feministscoundrel: This photo means a lot to me. And I鈥檒l tell you why.聽 Natalie Portman, as we know, was shut out of Marvel. She chose not to sign any new contract not just because of the way her character was treated (though there is that) but because Thor: The Dark World was slated to be the first Marvel movie directed by a woman, her friend (and eventual Wonder Woman director) Patty Jenkins. Portman hadn鈥檛 planned on being in The Dark World, but lept at the chance to be a part of feminist history and to be directed in what would have beenJenkin鈥檚 first film since her 2003 Oscar-winning聽Monster. Portman signed a new contract with Marvel. They fired Jenkins soon after. Portman was crushed because she essentially had been duped into a contract for a film that would keep her away from her young son and force her back into a one-dimensional role under yet another male director. And we all remember how awful that movie was.聽 When it came time for the third Thor movie, they tried to get Portman under contract again. And she said no. Marvel decided to spin the story to make it seem like it was all their idea. At first, they went for the lame and nonsensical:聽 When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about why she wouldn鈥檛 be in the third film, and said there were 鈥渕any reasons, many of which are in the film, so you will see that鈥 continuing with 鈥淭here are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie. The majority, 95 percent of the movie, takes place in the cosmos.鈥 (x) Seeing as The Dark World also took place in space, this answer didn鈥檛 have a lot of credibility. When Portman said she was 鈥渄one鈥 with the Marvel Universe, Feige got vicious in interviews, telling reporters that Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be better than Jane Foster and a better match for Thor.聽 鈥淲e wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok, and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior.鈥 (x) Feige implies that A) Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be a romantic interest for Thor, B) Valkyrie is better and more powerful than Jane Foster, and C) Jane Foster was always Thor鈥檚 inferior.聽 What鈥檚 ridiculous is that Ragnorak had a 鈥渟orry Jane dumped you鈥 throwaway line to explain Portman鈥檚 absence. And instead of saying that Jane and Thor broke up in interviews, a line that does not spoil literally anything about the film,聽Feige chose to attack Jane鈥檚 strength and capability, which would have been a very special dig at Portman.聽 Do you want to know what none of this sounds like? Taika Waititi鈥檚 opinion. Waititi is a master storyteller who does not sacrifice his feminist views for laughs. You can bet that Feige鈥檚 ridiculous slams on Portman and her character Jane鈥 disguised as聽鈥減romotion鈥 for WAITITI鈥橲 FILM鈥 would have troubled him immensely. This is a man with a聽M膩ori father, who had to use his mother鈥檚 maiden name鈥 Cohen鈥 for earlier work because an indigenous last name kept him away from opportunity. This man does NOT fuck around with entertainment that gets its power off of sexism and inequality. He knows from experience just how infuriating it is when it comes to directors missing out on opportunities because they aren鈥檛 a white man.聽 So how does he fix this? How does he fix the idea that Jane Foster can鈥檛 go to space, or that she鈥檚 not powerful enough for Thor, the god of thunder?聽 He makes her Thor.聽 Waititi saw Portman / Jane Foster鈥檚 name dragged through the mud by Kevin Feige in order to promote his movie, and when he got hired to direct again, he decided to right those wrongs. This picture means everything. He is on his knee, handing her Thor鈥檚 hammer, essentially saying, you will never have to go through that shit with me. With me, you鈥檙e a god. And the expression on her face, after Marvel attempted to break her, doesn鈥檛 need words.聽 What a photo. What a film. What a man.聽 Wiatiti And Portman are also BOTH jewish! Jews lifting up Jews! : INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO AN DIE ECON CONCON CON INTERNA INTER INTERNATIONAL 1N DIEG0 OIEGO SAN DIEGO CON OUG NO CON DIEGO CON INTERNATIONAL ONAL INTERNATIONAL IN E WATIONAL TERNATIONA SAN DIEGO CON SAN OIEG0 0 93 eONCON CO SAN OIEG N OIEG CO INTERNATIO COMICE CO OM ebonyheartnet: jewishdragon: feministscoundrel: This photo means a lot to me. And I鈥檒l tell you why.聽 Natalie Portman, as we know, was shut out of Marvel. She chose not to sign any new contract not just because of the way her character was treated (though there is that) but because Thor: The Dark World was slated to be the first Marvel movie directed by a woman, her friend (and eventual Wonder Woman director) Patty Jenkins. Portman hadn鈥檛 planned on being in The Dark World, but lept at the chance to be a part of feminist history and to be directed in what would have beenJenkin鈥檚 first film since her 2003 Oscar-winning聽Monster. Portman signed a new contract with Marvel. They fired Jenkins soon after. Portman was crushed because she essentially had been duped into a contract for a film that would keep her away from her young son and force her back into a one-dimensional role under yet another male director. And we all remember how awful that movie was.聽 When it came time for the third Thor movie, they tried to get Portman under contract again. And she said no. Marvel decided to spin the story to make it seem like it was all their idea. At first, they went for the lame and nonsensical:聽 When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about why she wouldn鈥檛 be in the third film, and said there were 鈥渕any reasons, many of which are in the film, so you will see that鈥 continuing with 鈥淭here are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie. The majority, 95 percent of the movie, takes place in the cosmos.鈥 (x) Seeing as The Dark World also took place in space, this answer didn鈥檛 have a lot of credibility. When Portman said she was 鈥渄one鈥 with the Marvel Universe, Feige got vicious in interviews, telling reporters that Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be better than Jane Foster and a better match for Thor.聽 鈥淲e wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok, and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior.鈥 (x) Feige implies that A) Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be a romantic interest for Thor, B) Valkyrie is better and more powerful than Jane Foster, and C) Jane Foster was always Thor鈥檚 inferior.聽 What鈥檚 ridiculous is that Ragnorak had a 鈥渟orry Jane dumped you鈥 throwaway line to explain Portman鈥檚 absence. And instead of saying that Jane and Thor broke up in interviews, a line that does not spoil literally anything about the film,聽Feige chose to attack Jane鈥檚 strength and capability, which would have been a very special dig at Portman.聽 Do you want to know what none of this sounds like? Taika Waititi鈥檚 opinion. Waititi is a master storyteller who does not sacrifice his feminist views for laughs. You can bet that Feige鈥檚 ridiculous slams on Portman and her character Jane鈥 disguised as聽鈥減romotion鈥 for WAITITI鈥橲 FILM鈥 would have troubled him immensely. This is a man with a聽M膩ori father, who had to use his mother鈥檚 maiden name鈥 Cohen鈥 for earlier work because an indigenous last name kept him away from opportunity. This man does NOT fuck around with entertainment that gets its power off of sexism and inequality. He knows from experience just how infuriating it is when it comes to directors missing out on opportunities because they aren鈥檛 a white man.聽 So how does he fix this? How does he fix the idea that Jane Foster can鈥檛 go to space, or that she鈥檚 not powerful enough for Thor, the god of thunder?聽 He makes her Thor.聽 Waititi saw Portman / Jane Foster鈥檚 name dragged through the mud by Kevin Feige in order to promote his movie, and when he got hired to direct again, he decided to right those wrongs. This picture means everything. He is on his knee, handing her Thor鈥檚 hammer, essentially saying, you will never have to go through that shit with me. With me, you鈥檙e a god. And the expression on her face, after Marvel attempted to break her, doesn鈥檛 need words.聽 What a photo. What a film. What a man.聽 Wiatiti And Portman are also BOTH jewish! Jews lifting up Jews!
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feministscoundrel: This photo means a lot to me. And I鈥檒l tell you why.聽 Natalie Portman, as we know, was shut out of Marvel. She chose not to sign any new contract not just because of the way her character was treated (though there is that) but because Thor: The Dark World was slated to be the first Marvel movie directed by a woman, her friend (and eventual Wonder Woman director) Patty Jenkins. Portman hadn鈥檛 planned on being in The Dark World, but lept at the chance to be a part of feminist history and to be directed in what would have beenJenkin鈥檚 first film since her 2003 Oscar-winning聽Monster. Portman signed a new contract with Marvel. They fired Jenkins soon after. Portman was crushed because she essentially had been duped into a contract for a film that would keep her away from her young son and force her back into a one-dimensional role under yet another male director. And we all remember how awful that movie was.聽 When it came time for the third Thor movie, they tried to get Portman under contract again. And she said no. Marvel decided to spin the story to make it seem like it was all their idea. At first, they went for the lame and nonsensical:聽 When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about why she wouldn鈥檛 be in the third film, and said there were 鈥渕any reasons, many of which are in the film, so you will see that鈥 continuing with 鈥淭here are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie. The majority, 95 percent of the movie, takes place in the cosmos.鈥 (x) Seeing as The Dark World also took place in space, this answer didn鈥檛 have a lot of credibility. When Portman said she was 鈥渄one鈥 with the Marvel Universe, Feige got vicious in interviews, telling reporters that Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be better than Jane Foster and a better match for Thor.聽 鈥淲e wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok, and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior.鈥 (x) Feige implies that A) Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be a romantic interest for Thor, B) Valkyrie is better and more powerful than Jane Foster, and C) Jane Foster was always Thor鈥檚 inferior.聽 What鈥檚 ridiculous is that Ragnorak had a 鈥渟orry Jane dumped you鈥 throwaway line to explain Portman鈥檚 absence. And instead of saying that Jane and Thor broke up in interviews, a line that does not spoil literally anything about the film,聽Feige chose to attack Jane鈥檚 strength and capability, which would have been a very special dig at Portman.聽 Do you want to know what none of this sounds like? Taika Waititi鈥檚 opinion. Waititi is a master storyteller who does not sacrifice his feminist views for laughs. You can bet that Feige鈥檚 ridiculous slams on Portman and her character Jane鈥 disguised as聽鈥減romotion鈥 for WAITITI鈥橲 FILM鈥 would have troubled him immensely. This is a man with a聽M膩ori father, who had to use his mother鈥檚 maiden name鈥 Cohen鈥 for earlier work because an indigenous last name kept him away from opportunity. This man does NOT fuck around with entertainment that gets its power off of sexism and inequality. He knows from experience just how infuriating it is when it comes to directors missing out on opportunities because they aren鈥檛 a white man.聽 So how does he fix this? How does he fix the idea that Jane Foster can鈥檛 go to space, or that she鈥檚 not powerful enough for Thor, the god of thunder?聽 He makes her Thor.聽 Waititi saw Portman / Jane Foster鈥檚 name dragged through the mud by Kevin Feige in order to promote his movie, and when he got hired to direct again, he decided to right those wrongs. This picture means everything. He is on his knee, handing her Thor鈥檚 hammer, essentially saying, you will never have to go through that shit with me. With me, you鈥檙e a god. And the expression on her face, after Marvel attempted to break her, doesn鈥檛 need words.聽 What a photo. What a film. What a man.聽 : INTERNATIONAL INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO AN DIE ECON CONCON CON INTERNA INTER INTERNATIONAL 1N DIEG0 OIEGO SAN DIEGO CON OUG NO CON DIEGO CON INTERNATIONAL ONAL INTERNATIONAL IN E WATIONAL TERNATIONA SAN DIEGO CON SAN OIEG0 0 93 eONCON CO SAN OIEG N OIEG CO INTERNATIO COMICE CO OM feministscoundrel: This photo means a lot to me. And I鈥檒l tell you why.聽 Natalie Portman, as we know, was shut out of Marvel. She chose not to sign any new contract not just because of the way her character was treated (though there is that) but because Thor: The Dark World was slated to be the first Marvel movie directed by a woman, her friend (and eventual Wonder Woman director) Patty Jenkins. Portman hadn鈥檛 planned on being in The Dark World, but lept at the chance to be a part of feminist history and to be directed in what would have beenJenkin鈥檚 first film since her 2003 Oscar-winning聽Monster. Portman signed a new contract with Marvel. They fired Jenkins soon after. Portman was crushed because she essentially had been duped into a contract for a film that would keep her away from her young son and force her back into a one-dimensional role under yet another male director. And we all remember how awful that movie was.聽 When it came time for the third Thor movie, they tried to get Portman under contract again. And she said no. Marvel decided to spin the story to make it seem like it was all their idea. At first, they went for the lame and nonsensical:聽 When Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige was asked about why she wouldn鈥檛 be in the third film, and said there were 鈥渕any reasons, many of which are in the film, so you will see that鈥 continuing with 鈥淭here are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie. The majority, 95 percent of the movie, takes place in the cosmos.鈥 (x) Seeing as The Dark World also took place in space, this answer didn鈥檛 have a lot of credibility. When Portman said she was 鈥渄one鈥 with the Marvel Universe, Feige got vicious in interviews, telling reporters that Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be better than Jane Foster and a better match for Thor.聽 鈥淲e wanted Thor to encounter somebody that was near his equal and that his relationship with Jane may have evolved in unexpected ways in between The Dark World and Ragnarok, and we wanted to pit him against a character who was much more his equal and in many ways his superior.鈥 (x) Feige implies that A) Valkyrie was in Ragnorak to be a romantic interest for Thor, B) Valkyrie is better and more powerful than Jane Foster, and C) Jane Foster was always Thor鈥檚 inferior.聽 What鈥檚 ridiculous is that Ragnorak had a 鈥渟orry Jane dumped you鈥 throwaway line to explain Portman鈥檚 absence. And instead of saying that Jane and Thor broke up in interviews, a line that does not spoil literally anything about the film,聽Feige chose to attack Jane鈥檚 strength and capability, which would have been a very special dig at Portman.聽 Do you want to know what none of this sounds like? Taika Waititi鈥檚 opinion. Waititi is a master storyteller who does not sacrifice his feminist views for laughs. You can bet that Feige鈥檚 ridiculous slams on Portman and her character Jane鈥 disguised as聽鈥減romotion鈥 for WAITITI鈥橲 FILM鈥 would have troubled him immensely. This is a man with a聽M膩ori father, who had to use his mother鈥檚 maiden name鈥 Cohen鈥 for earlier work because an indigenous last name kept him away from opportunity. This man does NOT fuck around with entertainment that gets its power off of sexism and inequality. He knows from experience just how infuriating it is when it comes to directors missing out on opportunities because they aren鈥檛 a white man.聽 So how does he fix this? How does he fix the idea that Jane Foster can鈥檛 go to space, or that she鈥檚 not powerful enough for Thor, the god of thunder?聽 He makes her Thor.聽 Waititi saw Portman / Jane Foster鈥檚 name dragged through the mud by Kevin Feige in order to promote his movie, and when he got hired to direct again, he decided to right those wrongs. This picture means everything. He is on his knee, handing her Thor鈥檚 hammer, essentially saying, you will never have to go through that shit with me. With me, you鈥檙e a god. And the expression on her face, after Marvel attempted to break her, doesn鈥檛 need words.聽 What a photo. What a film. What a man.聽
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