Queen Beryl in Alexander McQueen Fall 2011.
One of the many great things about Some Like It Hot is that it totally recognises what it’s like for women to be objectified. The first time you see Sugar, it’s that iconic pan-up jello-on-springs shot, where she is just The Object. But Jerry and Joe almost immediately learn what it’s like to be the object of sexual harassment. And Jerry, who here wants to be “a bull again”, by the end of the film has embraced his Daphne persona and realised that femininity isn’t just something to be either objectified or rejected.
tl;dr this film says more interesting things about gender and sexual politics than most media today.
You don’t know how much I love this movie.
Notice how Shan Yu doesn’t even question it or make a comment about “BUT YOU’RE A GIRL” he just instantly goes into a “I’LL TEACH YOU TO KILL MY MEN AND STEAL MY VICTORY” rage and I think about this a lot sometimes
((Well that might have to do with the fact that he’s a Hun. Women among the Huns had higher status than their Chinese counterparts and even some of their own men. Women were free to hunt and fight along side of the men, could choose their own husbands and divorce him if she choose to. There were even records of clans being led by women leaders. So for Shan Yu Mulan is just another soldier))
#i’m glad someone pointed that out#nomads have pretty much always been better about equality than their sedentary neighbors#also fun thing: one of the reasons the mongols never really assimilated was that mongol women flat out refused to participate in misogynistic chinese culture
why is it that people feel that a belief in women equals a hatred of men? i can’t look.
wonder woman v3 #025 (gail simone & bernard chang)
This seems like the most innocent, innocuous question to me, I can’t believe people actually got upset about it.
It is specifically asking, how does it hurt guys to think a positive thought about women?
You have to go WAY out of your way to see that as an attack, it doesn’t even say it’s men doing it, it says it’s ‘people’ doing it.
And this is in WONDER WOMAN, for cripes’ sake.
But no, some people still managed to be offended. Yikes.