So, first I want y’all to look at this post. Did you notice anything? Disney’s leading men have a variety of facial features and body types: noses, chins, musculature, etc. 

Now, look at Disney’s leading women. They pretty much fall into one of two categories: the lithe angular babe or the lithe rounded sweetheart, sometimes with a little variation for ethnic distinction. But the one thing all Disney women have in common is that they’re conventionally attractive.

I mean, there are unattractive female characters, but they’re always the comedic relief or the villain. They’re drawn to be unattractive for a reason and that reason is to signify them as “not the heroine”, obviously.

And the male case? The unattractive guy can still be the hero; he’s generally heralded as an even bigger hero for accepting himself. But does that happen for women? Nope. Not at all. It’s too hard and they have to be pretty.

Except they don’t. At least, not in real life. And that’s going to affect how people view what it means to be the hero/heroine. You mean, I have to save the world and look good doing it? Nope. Not at all. It’s not too hard and you don’t have to be pretty.

Well, I actually started this post just to complain about how all Disney women look the same, pretty much, while the boys can look however they want and still be “leading men”. But typing all this stuff out helps me make sense of it. I’m pretty sure no one reads my posts anyways. I should develop these ideas further but I’m getting sleepy.

Oh, and if you got this far, I put those pictures together really quickly so the quality isn’t that good but the point is still quite clear.

I also noticed that most of the women are looking up while equal-ish numbers of the men are looking up or down. I don’t know if it’s because of the pictures chosen or if it’s some “I’m looking up at you because I’m more submissive” thing. Someone should look into that.

unjolras:

my body isnt a temple my body is a castle with a moat and crocodiles and a dragon who will set you on fire if you touch me

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kropotkitten:

Fun History Fact: The overwhelming majority of cowboys in the U.S. were Indigenous, Black, and/or Mexican persons. The omnipresent white cowboy is a Hollywood studio concoction meant to uphold the mythology of white masculinity.

Thank you.

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humansofnewyork:

"That’s the Grandmaster in the back. He doesn’t speak much English. He was number one in China back in 1980, so I knew of his name long before I met him. He’s very humble. A true gentleman fighter. He’s 68, but I’ve seen him put a spear against his neck, and use it to push a car.""So at what point can you call yourself a Grandmaster?""A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."

humansofnewyork:

"That’s the Grandmaster in the back. He doesn’t speak much English. He was number one in China back in 1980, so I knew of his name long before I met him. He’s very humble. A true gentleman fighter. He’s 68, but I’ve seen him put a spear against his neck, and use it to push a car."
"So at what point can you call yourself a Grandmaster?"
"A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."

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I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.
— Joshua Graham (via outdoor-anarchy)

amanda-oaks:

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Disney's Leading Men (1937 - 2014)
(click pictures for years)

Read my ramblings about this, if you would so like.

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Date someone who gives you the same feeling of when you see your food coming at a restaurant
— THE REALEST THING I HAVE EVER READ (via velvetleathersilk)
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