And there shall be a great cry in all of Egypt,
such as there never has been or ever will be again!
most of my monster high followers are on this blog so let me make one thing clear:
monster high is intended for children and a huge portion of the fanbase ARE children.
just because the franchise has attracted collectors does NOT remove it’s original purpose
you do not ‘deserve’ a doll more than any one else - child or fellow collector - because you are just gonna display it instead of play with and ‘ruin’ it.
i have absolute zero tolerance for anyone bragging about snatching toys off kids or whining about seeing children tote the last of X doll away. put on your adult underwear and grow the fuck up.
I don’t love Musa, not sure why they decided to give her a skirt and Flora’s hairstyle, but I’m pumped for the rest. they look so much more glamorous than the original Believix line.
I really hope we don’t get this instead of Bloomix dolls though. I’d much prefer these in addition to Bloomix dolls. I’m intrigued by what the dolls in the right hand lower corner are. I don’t think they’re fairy dolls, but they look too styled to be the basic line.
Maybe it’s the second transformation?
These color-coded Believix ones still don’t do much for me. The colors are just… off. I mean, I don’t mind getting the girls out of their usual colors. (Heck, it’s why I love Musa’s Bloomix so much), but this just… no thanks.
Is discounting one death in lieu of another really our way of commemorating one of the most righteous and beloved politicians of all time?
Seeing less Facebook statuses about Nelson Mandela’s death than that of Paul Walker’s does not aggregate their ultimate impact on our society. No man is lesser…
There’s no use to making gigantic posts if most of it is repetition from the previous post and all thoughts. My character isn’t a telepath and has very little to respond to. When I can skip over 2/3 of your post without missing anything, something’s off.
Whatever went wrong, went horribly wrong.
JESUS FUCKING CHRIST THANK YOU FOR THIS
So division of our culture that Blatantly disrespects, sexualizes, and harrasses women shouldn’t be called on it because it deals with video games? Fuck off OP.
OP cultures evolve which means feminists have to adapt and challenge the new values in the status quo that hurt not only women but other minorities as well.
Nothing went wrong times change and we adapted.
Feminist are still embracing the “We can do it” attitude. We are applying it to an industry where almost half of the audience is women yet aren’t acknowledged fully by a majority of those in said area.
And this is why education on these matters is important. Just because sexism is not blatant and in-your-face with men running around telling women how to be women (although really if you don’t see this happening, you need to open your eyes) doesn’t mean its not sexism.
The most pervasive form of bigotry and oppression are the ones people can dismiss because it’s “normal” or “not important” by some arbitrary reason.
Also if you’re using Anita’s videos as a launch point for your “critique” of modern feminist movement then you have not watched the video series or learned from them because she very specifically states REPEATEDLY that media is not created in a vacuum, and video games currently use tropes that are already present in our everyday lives as methods of “storytelling” that wind up reinforcing the stereotypes that DO ACTUALLY HURT WOMEN IN REAL LIFE.
Look at how cosplay culture, especially for female video game cosplays, assume that the people who dress in skimpy costumes are ‘asking’ for sexual comments ignoring that the skimpy design was not of their creation. Look at how women constantly have to prove, over and over again, their nerd cred. How the games they play aren’t “real” games for the sole virtue that girls don’t play “real” games (which are always an arbitrary genre chosen by the speaker). Look at how women who somehow manage to PROVE their “womanhood” get harassed for sexual favours and then get called slurs if they don’t comply. Look at how women would rather hide their gender identity online and use male-appearing avatars to avoid it.
And this is not even covering any intersecting qualities, such as race, sexuality, or nonbinary gender identity.
If you don’t think video games are important, despite the fact that our current culture is currently evolving in terms of technology and society to accept gamers of both casual and “hardcore” games, and if you don’t think that -isms constantly being reinforced by this game are important, then you’re no feminist or non-feminist equivalent at all.
Not to mention that Rosie isn’t first wave at all. She was part of WWII, which is largely seen as the cause for the second wave. The first wave was decidedly racist and classist in their approach, fighting only for the right of white rich women to vote. The second wave still excluded trans women and women of color. The third wave is about critiqueing all aspects of culture that reinforce inequalities of power and disparate impact between men and women. That include representation in media.
Pardon me. I’ve just gone all hearts-for-eyes over this commentary.
In a roleplay, of course. RL me is the direct opposite of suave.
When someone asks adult male fans to be respectful of the fact that a show is primarily meant for the entertainment and enrichment of young girls and the response is, “No, but you don’t understand, this show is actually high quality,” that’s… pretty revealing.
White men: Why the rest of us can’t have nice things since basically ever.