Anonymous said: You know, while the Rock may be a man of color, he's still 1) a man, so therefore, male privilege, and 2) he's white passing. He's light-skinned for his ethnicity of Black/Samoan, and he's culturally been acccepted by many white people as their idol. The Rock doesn't supoort his culture, he lives under White American culture, so therefore, his status as a PoC is invalidated, and in this case, ScarJo's victory is necessary. Hollywood is just corrupt in general when it comes to white favoritism.
"his status as a PoC is invalidated"
no. Now you are talking out of your ass. I’ve never seen him reject his non-white cultures, but even if he has that doesn’t take away his “poc card” (seriously, what the fuck). He’s still a person of color, and I think that’s pretty clear- even to his white fans. I don’t think you know how poc identities work.
ScarJo’s victory is necessary? If that movie benefits anyone at all, it is exclusively white women. Not women of color, and absolutely not people of color in general. If your feminism has to shit on people of color(including women of color) to be successful, then it’s worth nothing at all.
….when it comes to a black woman having a potential relationship with the white male lead. Suddenly, there’s “too much going on” for a relationship, and the black woman doesn’t need to be seen as dependent on a man (which is such bullshit as she’s already independent and solitary to a fault).
But apparently, Katrina and Ichabod, as the primary romance (and secondary plot of the show) is perfectly acceptable. We’ve learned more about Katrina and Ichabod’s relationship than we’ve seen of Abbie’s past relationship with Luke. We’ve seen their first meeting, their confirmation of their love, peeks into their married life, and the birth of their child. ALL that is acceptable to see while the world’s going to shit in Sleepy Hollow, but there’s “no time” for Abbie and Ichabod (and I assume any other man, but I’m pretty sure they ONLY mean Ichabod). Now that Katrina’s out of purgatory, we’re going to see even more into their relationship dynamics (to the immense joy of a certain small part of the fandom).
But, Abbie/Nicole is supposed to create this icon of fictional woman that’s “not dependent” on a man and doesn’t cry over a man. She’s supposed to be so self-assured and singular, that ANY type of relationship (especially one with Ichabod) would make her dependent on him. It doesn’t matter that she’s already thoroughly independent and alone. It doesn’t matter that, given a chance to rekindle a relationship with Luke, the writers squashed that in less than 15 minutes (thanks, Andy!).
I just think all this is such bullshit. I want Abbie loved and kicking ass all the same time. I don’t care about some white woman from 20 years ago. White actresses get those roles where they’re badass AND have love interests all at the same time. No one is stating how it would be “great” to have these white actresses create the “great” characters that aren’t dependent on men or some shit. Every single white woman on that Women Who Kick Ass panel have a love interest or potential love interest in their current role.
Tatiana Maslany: every single clone she plays has a relationship and/or shown to be sexual/intimate with their partner. EVERY. SINGLE. ONE.
Katey Sagal: I don’t watch the show, but I know the lead character is her son, and there’s only been one immaculate conception. She’s also had TWO husbands.
Sarah Paulsen: Her character had a husband/boyfriend she was trying to get pregnant by. He turned out the be a turd, but she still got to have a relationship
Natalie Dormer: In Game of Thrones, she was married to Renly, Joffrey, and soon to be wed to Tommen. She flirted with Sansa. All in a good days work.
Maisie Williams: Granted she’s a kid, but that didn’t stop her from professing her love for Gendry (I’ll be your family [sic]), did it?
All these women are viewed as badass, all the while having intimate relationships. Apparently, black women aren’t capable of doing the same, or some shit.
SO much truth.