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    • KCour

      Even though I don’t believe most women who choose to have abortions make that decision lightly, so what if people are too lazy/slutty/careless to avoid pregnancy? Then we punish them with a child? As a pro-choice lady, I respect pregnancy, parenting, and children too much to use it as some sort of vindictive backlash against the worst case scenario of irresponsibility. I would hope that people choosing to become parents are doing just that: making the choice. For the children’s sake and for the rest of us that live in society with them.

    • KCour

      Why thank you kind person of color for affirming that you personally are not offended, meaning we can all calm down now. It’s okay guys! Patrickb30 isn’t upset. He probably hasn’t ever cracked open a book on race relations, hasn’t studied sociology, or even knows what a modern day minstrel show is, but he’s not offended so it’s okay. Let’s just wait for another person of color to let us know why it’s okay for white people to use the N-word and how reverse-racism is a thing.

    • KCour

      You really think fatness is the only indicator of someone who takes care of their body? I know many, many thin people who live a sedentary lifestyle, eat tons of junk food, use copious amounts of various substances, make poor sexual health decisions, etc. And I’m sure you do too. Even if fat people do sit on their asses all day and eat cookies like people think (although that is NOT always the case)they do not have a monopoly on unhealthy lifestyles. I could also mention the many fat people I know who are way more active than the general population, but I know I’m wasting my breath. If people looked like Victoria’s Secret models after natural healthy decisions, Victoria’s Secret wouldn’t pay women to diet and restrict their bodies into submission. Naturally thin people exist. Not many naturally thin people exist with DD’s, protruding rib cages, and upper arms you can fit a wrist watch on. Finally, the goal of getting in shape and eating right should not be a goddamn thigh gap or making sure Joe Shmoe wants to fuck you. It shouldn’t have anything to do with appearance at all. Be honest, we’re not talking about health here. We’re talking about the way you want people to look.

    • KCour

      I’m women’s studies major, Judith Butler-quoting, patriarchy hating feminist and yet I think this is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard today. George R. R. Martin is amazing when it comes to writing female characters the way women have been begging for years. They are full, complete human beings who exist as more than simple masturbation fodder or damsels in distress. They are flawed, they are beautiful, they ARE strong, and they are some of the best written characters I have come across in a long time. I believe this series to be just as much a part of women’s lib as anything else.

    • Response to Surviving "Django":
      KCour

      “As Django, Foxx does a fine job but the character is largely one-dimensional, mumbling moderately amusing lines about killing white people. When he gets to choose his own outfit (thanks, Massa), he picks a bright blue fop of a suit, that makes the audience laugh at the simple negro. Then, toward the end of the movie, he regains his dignity, just like that. We hardly get to see a loving moment between Django and Broomhilda even though their love story is supposedly the movie’s centerpiece.” This whole paragraph almost makes me think she didn’t see the movie. Django, while not a perfect character by any means, was well done in my eyes. Some more character development might have been nice for several of the characters, but alas it was already a nearly 3 hour movie. As far as the outfit goes, I saw it as a beautiful (and hilarious) moment of Django’s defiance and choice to be seen. I saw it as a big “F you” to the people who rendered him invisible and told him to be a good slave. And when Django was reunited with Broomhilda twice we saw some great tender moments. I loved Django obviously, but I can understand why it would make some people uncomfortable. That said, those comments just irked me.

    • Response to Surviving "Django":
      KCour

      I understand what you’re trying to say about seeing race = racism, but I have to disagree. You can’t make race go away by pretending its not there. Rather, people of color won’t stop being discriminated against because white people don’t like to think about race. It’s very easy for a white person to forget about race because they’re not constantly being reminded of it. They blend in. Being a person of color is living a life of otherness. If you lie to me and say you don’t see a black person when you look at me all you’re doing is erasing my history, my current struggles as a person of color in a predominately white community, and denying both of us the joys that come with our cultures and heritages. I sincerely hope our nation never becomes one in which race is invisible, even if it means racism is eliminated as well.

    • KCour

      That’s like saying if gay people were interested in equal rights for everyone you wouldn’t call it the gay rights movement. Or that black people wouldn’t call it the black power movement. Although feminism fights for the equal rights of men and women (if you don’t understand that you don’t know enough for us to have a discussion. Do some research that’s not on a MRA board.)it stems from the fact that patriarchy and gender roles are inherently more harmful to women (rape, lack of access to education, lack of access to health care, etc.). Though of course men are harmed by this type of crap too. In naming a movement, you have to name the oppressed class, because not doing so negates the fact that there is oppression in the first place.

    • KCour

      I’m not going to get into a discussion about the basics of the harm things like cultural appropriation do, but for the sake of being a decent human being, if someone is offended by something you do maybe it’s better to listen instead of immediately screaming “No YOU’RE racist” or “Stop being so sensitive!” Someone can be hurt by something you did even if you didn’t mean to hurt them. If you’re white, it might be hard to understand racism because you aren’t the one experiencing it on the same level. And no matter what someone does in their music video or what they call you, your privilege is still intact. The difference with Native Americans is that they have a loooong history of getting screwed over and it’s still happening. Stuff like this is like salt in the wound. But you know, if you’re more concerned with the fact that White Chicks was made or that you don’t want to be called a racist, go ahead. I guess people are being too sensitive.

    • KCour

      Don’t feed the trolls… but “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends,” (MLK). So whoever read this and is disgusted- don’t worry, you’re not alone. It is never okay to say something like this just because you think it’s cute and inflammatory and will get people going. At least not without me saying something. Those monkeys and cucarachas and hoochies you’re talking about, we’re people. So if you’re just trolling, screw you for getting your laughs through us. If you’re not, I shudder. What is it about conservatives that refuses to believe that human beings exist outside of their tight little perception of the world? I’m terrified that you can vote.