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shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope
(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)
Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!
And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Sonmi-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.
So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

shoorm:

The East Asian women + colored hair trope

(An extension of extraextraex’s post.)

Looking at the pictures above, it’s pretty easy to find the similarities. East Asian women with dyed purple/blue/red hair, usually in a streak. No matter how you look at this, this is an uncomfortably specific trend in media. Yeah, it looks cute, but after seeing this over and over again, it becomes a boring, racist trope. This originated from a variety of possibilities: the creators trying to “Americanize” the East Asian character, make them more “exotic”, or to show how unique this character is. She’s not a giggling schoolgirl or a delicate lotus flower, she’s different! See, she has a streak of purple hair (god forbid she dyes it any other color), look how radical that is, look at our modern Dragon Lady!

And yes, Knives dyed her hair to look like Ramona, and yes, Sonmi-451’s hair is like that to mark her as a clone, but these characters do not exist in a vacuum. You can justify why a character has a specific appearance, but in the end, this character was created, and contributes to stereotypes no matter the intent.

So the moral of this story is that your Asian character with a strip of purple hair isn’t original. It isn’t unique. No matter how innocent this appears to be, it can be detrimental to East Asian girls, since the characters that look like them have the same exact traits. It’s time to explore different ways of designing East Asian characters, instead of just slapping on some purple and calling it a day.

Source: shoorm

deathbecomesheather:

somnia-maior:

co-gi-to:

untamedcomets:

This is important

IMPORTANT. BOOST.

teach your sons and daughters not to rape, not to put drugs in drinks, teach them to be nice 

Wow.

Source: adventuringasnotagrownup

theniftyfifties:

A 1950s pink kitchen.

theniftyfifties:

A 1950s pink kitchen.

stagbeetleloveit:

pap pap
good creb

stagbeetleloveit:

pap pap

good creb

Source: coeursfideles

theswinginsixties:

Shoes by Charles Jourdan, 1967. Photo Guy Bourdin.

theswinginsixties:

Shoes by Charles Jourdan, 1967. Photo Guy Bourdin.

Source: simplymagdorable

mrbritishhimself:

fandomness-and-randomness:

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Dora the Explorer and Tumblr

IM CRYING

I’m in a library I’m not allowed to laugh!!

Source: itsstuckyinmyhead

What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.

Source: observando

his-sexx-kitten:

liljfromthepack:

Eating pussy till the death of me

Truth

his-sexx-kitten:

liljfromthepack:

Eating pussy till the death of me

Truth

Source: facebook.com

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Source: imgonnaeditstuff

misskaffeine:

My bookmark is snoring. It’s way cute. #dataclysm #dogbuddy

misskaffeine:

My bookmark is snoring. It’s way cute. #dataclysm #dogbuddy

Source: ThisisNicolai

Source: jabonespiritual

hora-de-aventura:

R

Source: hora-de-aventura

Source: rcbot