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Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day.  The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try.  This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men. Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy. And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.
Asian, Climbing, and College: ingu:

marrymejasonsegel:

I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny in this film. Mulan is an outsider and unsure of her position of the world when she is adhering to both a total feminine role (the matchmaking scene) and a total masculine role (disguised as a male soldier) and it’s only when she’s able to embrace both sides that she is able to fully showcase her abilities and ultimately save the day. 
The entire climax, from climbing the poles using sashes, counting on Shan Yu’s complete dismissal of women to get the Emperor to safety, to this scene where she literally uses a symbol of womanhood (within the movie at least) to disarm the villain of his symbol of masculinity and beat him at his own game, shows Mulan relying on the aspects of her femininity that she has grown up adhering to and adapting the tactical knowledge and fighting skills that she learned disguised as a male soldier to those aspects. The result is a unique and innovative view of the world and her course of action that leads her to save the day when the male soldiers failed and the women wouldn’t even have been allowed to try. 

This commentary is so curious to me because it’s such an excellent example of white/western cultural bias in portrayals of other cultures. Because fans by themselves are a gender neutral object in Ancient China, especially the large type that Mulan uses in this particular scene is actually masculine if you must code it historically, and in Chinese hands would be used as a tool to support her masculinity and not the other way around. These paper fans are used in general by (male) scholars and artists who decorate its surface with art and calligraphy. It is a symbol of (masculine) intellectual power and the intellectual elite. And if you look to Asian martial arts films, they are a common and almost exclusive weapon of men.
Yet the movie takes this deeply cultural object and either willingly or ignorantly makes it an object of womanhood or femininity. To the extent of my knowledge, this is mostly reflective of western social history. And draws from the coquettish ways Georgian? Ladies would use the fan to signal their romantic interest and all the history and influence around it. The equivalent object for the Chinese lady would in fact be the handkerchief, or a hairstick if you want something pointy.
And it’s all the more curious because at the end of the day it’s a western depiction of a foreign story made for western consumption. It is not a story made by and for Chinese little girls, but to empower and inspire those in the West. Which provides the context for the above (excellent) analysis. It does not need to fully take Chinese history into context because it was never made for us, despite being explicitly about us.

ingu: marrymejasonsegel: I wrote a college paper once about gender dynamics in Disney films, and part dealt with the emphasis of androgyny...

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ruskiizek:Russian man demonstrates how to disarm a gun to your face dodging a real bullet

Actual footage of @lunar-leviathans dodging the cappies.

lonechimera: ruskiizek:Russian man demonstrates how to disarm a gun to your face dodging a real bullet Actual footage of @lunar-leviathans...

Chicago, Confused, and Facts: Rashun Collins Follow @Badboyshun86 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first African-American member of the KKK. CALL ME CONFUSED. LIKES RETWEETS 3,057 2,052 Creed Bratton Follow @NIGNORAMUS After doing a Google search. You are confused. He isn't a member of the KKK. He gets members to leave the KKK kkk Rashun Collins @Badboyshun86 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first African-American member of the KKK. CALL ME CONFUSED RETWEETS LIKES 298 187 testblogdontupvote: rebellesixx: ghettablasta: Daryl Davis is a Chicago blues musician, who uses his friendship with KKK to convince members to leave this organization. He successfully persuaded 25 former white supremacists that there’s another way. Davis has his own strategy, he explains and talks to people in more than friendly way, that allows to prevent usual misunderstanding.  ‘They may be yelling and screaming or pounding the table, but at least they’re talking, they’re not fighting.’ Davis choose to disarm them with polite conversation and smile. And this worked out.  It doesn’t mean he’s anti-Black, he just chose his own path. No need to spread fake facts. This is very important! #StayWoke !!!!!! http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/the-audacity-of-talking-about-race-with-the-klu-klux-klan/388733/ He also asked, “Have you ever gotten criticism from black folks?” “Of course,” Davis replied. “Absolutely. Not black people who are friends of mine, who know me and understand where I’m coming from. Some black people who have not heard me interviewed or read my book jump to conclusions and prejudge me … I’ve been called Uncle Tom. I’ve been called an Oreo.” It doesn’t sway him: “I had one guy from an NAACP branch chew me up one side and down the other, saying, you know, we’ve worked hard to get ten steps forward. Here you are sitting down with the enemy having dinner, you’re putting us twenty steps back.“ I pull out my robes and hoods and say, “look, this is what I’ve done to put a dent in racism. I’ve got robes and hoods hanging in my closet by people who’ve given up that belief because of my conversations sitting down to dinner. They gave it up. How many robes and hoods have you collected?” And then they shut up.” “How many robes and hood have you collected?” JFC, this is the most badass response tho this whole “no talking to bigots, only yelling and getting them fired!” crowd. He’s awesome.
Chicago, Confused, and Facts: Rashun Collins
 Follow
 @Badboyshun86
 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first
 African-American member of the KKK. CALL
 ME CONFUSED.
 LIKES
 RETWEETS
 3,057
 2,052

 Creed Bratton
 Follow
 @NIGNORAMUS
 After doing a Google search. You are confused.
 He isn't a member of the KKK. He gets
 members to leave the KKK
 kkk
 Rashun Collins @Badboyshun86
 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first African-American
 member of the KKK. CALL ME CONFUSED
 RETWEETS
 LIKES
 298
 187
testblogdontupvote:

rebellesixx:

ghettablasta:



Daryl Davis is a Chicago blues musician, who uses his friendship with KKK to convince members to leave this organization. He successfully persuaded 25 former white supremacists that there’s another way. Davis has his own strategy, he explains and talks to people in more than friendly way, that allows to prevent usual misunderstanding. 


‘They may be yelling and screaming or pounding the table, but at least they’re talking, they’re not fighting.’

Davis choose to disarm them with polite conversation and smile. And this worked out. 
It doesn’t mean he’s anti-Black, he just chose his own path. No need to spread fake facts. This is very important!
#StayWoke


!!!!!!

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/03/the-audacity-of-talking-about-race-with-the-klu-klux-klan/388733/

He also asked, “Have you ever gotten criticism from black folks?”
“Of
 course,” Davis replied. “Absolutely. Not black people who are friends 
of mine, who know me and understand where I’m coming from. Some black 
people who have not heard me interviewed or read my book jump to 
conclusions and prejudge me … I’ve been called Uncle Tom. I’ve been 
called an Oreo.” It doesn’t sway him:
“I had one guy from an NAACP branch chew me up one side and down the 
other, saying, you know, we’ve worked hard to get ten steps forward. 
Here you are sitting down with the enemy having dinner, you’re putting 
us twenty steps back.“
I pull out my robes and hoods and say, “look, this is what I’ve done 
to put a dent in racism. I’ve got robes and hoods hanging in my closet 
by people who’ve given up that belief because of my conversations sitting down to dinner. They gave it up. How many robes and hoods have you collected?” And then they shut up.”

“How many robes and hood have you collected?”
JFC, this is the most badass response tho this whole “no talking to bigots, only yelling and getting them fired!” crowd. He’s awesome.

testblogdontupvote: rebellesixx: ghettablasta: Daryl Davis is a Chicago blues musician, who uses his friendship with KKK to convince me...

Chicago, Confused, and Facts: Rashun Collins Follow @Badboyshun86 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first African-American member of the KKK. CALL ME CONFUSED. LIKES RETWEETS 3,057 2,052 Creed Bratton Follow @NIGNORAMUS After doing a Google search. You are confused. He isn't a member of the KKK. He gets members to leave the KKK kkk Rashun Collins @Badboyshun86 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first African-American member of the KKK. CALL ME CONFUSED RETWEETS LIKES 298 187 atheistjapanesesocialist: proudblackconservative: runawaytrain-silenthorizon: hattersadventures: ghettablasta: Daryl Davis is a Chicago blues musician, who uses his friendship with KKK to convince members to leave this organization. He successfully persuaded 25 former white supremacists that there’s another way. Davis has his own strategy, he explains and talks to people in more than friendly way, that allows to prevent usual misunderstanding.  ‘They may be yelling and screaming or pounding the table, but at least they’re talking, they’re not fighting.’ Davis choose to disarm them with polite conversation and smile. And this worked out.  It doesn’t mean he’s anti-Black, he just chose his own path. No need to spread fake facts. This is very important! #StayWoke He dismantled every KKK group in his entire state by merely befriending the individual members. Look how effective his method was compared to screeching at people and calling them buzzwords. If this is all true, I admire this man. It is true. I’ve heard the story before. It’s a damn shame the person who posted the original post didn’t take three seconds to look things up and get their story straight. This guy is a fucking boss
Chicago, Confused, and Facts: Rashun Collins
 Follow
 @Badboyshun86
 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first
 African-American member of the KKK. CALL
 ME CONFUSED.
 LIKES
 RETWEETS
 3,057
 2,052

 Creed Bratton
 Follow
 @NIGNORAMUS
 After doing a Google search. You are confused.
 He isn't a member of the KKK. He gets
 members to leave the KKK
 kkk
 Rashun Collins @Badboyshun86
 UMMMMMM. This is Daryl Davis, the first African-American
 member of the KKK. CALL ME CONFUSED
 RETWEETS
 LIKES
 298
 187
atheistjapanesesocialist:

proudblackconservative:


runawaytrain-silenthorizon:

hattersadventures:

ghettablasta:



Daryl Davis is a Chicago blues musician, who uses his friendship with KKK to convince members to leave this organization. He successfully persuaded 25 former white supremacists that there’s another way. Davis has his own strategy, he explains and talks to people in more than friendly way, that allows to prevent usual misunderstanding. 


‘They may be yelling and screaming or pounding the table, but at least they’re talking, they’re not fighting.’

Davis choose to disarm them with polite conversation and smile. And this worked out. 
It doesn’t mean he’s anti-Black, he just chose his own path. No need to spread fake facts. This is very important!
#StayWoke

He dismantled every KKK group in his entire state by merely befriending the individual members.
Look how effective his method was compared to screeching at people and calling them buzzwords.


If this is all true, I admire this man.

It is true. I’ve heard the story before. It’s a damn shame the person who posted the original post didn’t take three seconds to look things up and get their story straight.


This guy is a fucking boss

atheistjapanesesocialist: proudblackconservative: runawaytrain-silenthorizon: hattersadventures: ghettablasta: Daryl Davis is a Chic...