So I was on Wikipedia last night…
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
LITERALLY CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I JUST FUCKING READ
"misogynistic chinese culture" WHO THE FUCK DO YOU THINK YOU ARE. THIS MOVIE IS SO GROSSLY ORIENTALIST AND RACIST LIKE??? NEWSFLASH: MULAN WASN’T SHAMED OR SHIT ON WHEN SHE REVEALED HER TRUE GENDER. SHE WAS OFFERED A REWARD AND CHOSE TO GO HOME. THAT’S IT. IF YOU DON’T KNOW TWO SHITS ABOUT CHINESE CULTURE SHUT THE FUCK UP. SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP CALLING MY CULTURE "MISOGYNISTIC" WHEN IT OPERATES SO DIFFERENTLY FROM WESTERN CULTURE
HEY AND FUCK YOU—PEOPLE WERE FUCKING SLAUGHTERED UNDER MONGOL RULE. PARTS OF OUR CULTURE SHITTED ON. But nah, who fucking CARES. CUZ THE MONGOLS WERE SOOOOO GREAT AT GENDER EQUALITY LOLOLOL give me a FUCKING break
And stop stop what the FUCK this movie literally portrays Mongols as gray hulking evil beasts—look, their form is barely fucking human. Like how is this not racist?
You’re going to shit on MY culture and call it sexist for shit YOU KNOW 0 ABOUT, and then you’re gonna just ignore the blatant racism perpetrated against the people you’re praising.
Shut the fuck up. Mulan is not and never was about feminism. Stop trying to fucking warp my culture into your fucking little white feminism views. Sit the fuck down.
When Mulan’s gender was exposed she was sentanced to death, but because she just save the captains life he spared her and just left her alone in the freezing mountains. Its only after she saves the Emperor and literally all of china that she’s offered respect. Ancient Chinese culture is supper misogynistic and patriarchal. And just because some parts of mongol culture is positive that doesn’t mean all of it is. And this movie was racist, a whole lot of american media is racist that doesn’t mean we cant appreciate the aspects that they did well.
do you even know the original legend or are you basing this off the disney movie, which is glaringly inaccurate on multiple levels?
I cannot even. The gall of some people. I just spent three fucking hours trying to convince my sister that not all liberals in tumblr were like this and that we have feelings too, and then I see shit like this with people swearing at each other and playing off each other’s lack of knowledge. It is really sickening. I guess I thought better of everyone. Not surprisingly we interpret through the lens of the culture weep were raised in. If we are not very conscious of this, we project our own cultural values onto other cultures. Why is this story about feminism and not filial piety like the original poem? Because this movie was made for American children that needed to see women being strong even when they were told they couldn’t. (Although I think it is kind of naive to think that any significant piece(s) of literature portraying women in power is not in some way about feminism) Is that a distortion of Chinese culture? Totally. But we typically exchange some distortion for representing Asians (of/or any culture) in media. It isn’t ideal. But most significantly this story is about feminism to white feminists because we all interpret through what we know. And to white feminists, that is white feminism. And that is a perfectly legitimate thing to take away. Obviously there are serious problems with Mulan (but seriously join the goddamn club you think the rest of this is grounded any better?) but belittling others, misunderstandings, and silencing others (and this is on both sides) doesn’t fix anyone’s problems. Everyone just calm your tits. Admit it had problems. Jesus. Sorry for the rant.
l o l u mad that we’re calling out the fact that white ppl STOLE our cultural legends and twisted them to tell a story about feminism which had literally nothing to do with the original story, and then other white ppl used this twisted version to mischaracterize our culture as exceptionally misogynistic????? b/c white feminists get to dictate what non-western legends mean in non-western cultures???? that they literally know nothing about?????? so it’s perfectly ok to take a chinese legend, that btw is incredibly important and meaningful to our people and our cultural values, and change it completely to fit your own western agenda????? ok gurl
Ay imma let yall finish, but did they ever find that plane or nah?
Everyone should have kids outside of their own race.
Having two parents of the same race (White + White or Black +Black) is pretty much genetic incest. Nothing new is gained, just the same old regular shit passed on. Pure bloods are inbreds.
Black people tend to call black men “brothers” and black women “sisters”. I know it is more of a symbolic thing, but it got me thinking. I would not want to fuck my brother if I had one. So honestly, dating in your own race, whatever it may be, sounds like incest to me.
Remember kids, to keep the bloodline pure, you have to inbreed. Making babies with our own kind might have been fine 10,000 years ago.
But now we can travel, and have many cultures living in the same areas. No need to stick to our own anymore. Get out there and mix it up.
That is why I had kids with a man outside my race. Genetic diversity.
I need y’all to look at this blog….. shit like this scares me
WTF?! Are you insane?
What type of sick mess is this???
Homegirl in that second picture can get it all tho.
it’s summer and I’m trying to get my ass ate in a sundress
Well if you put it that way!
if we’re dating you can have your freedom, you’re not my prisoner. just stay loyal & be honest. that’s all i ask muhfucka.