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This is a screencap from Rugrats Season 8, by which Susie had an established color palette.
In the All Grown Up spin-off, Susie’s hair had been noticeably lightened, as had her skin to a lesser degree, though there isn’t a strong amount of whitewashing there.
However, by season 2, her skin was drastically lightened, and her hair became a light reddish brown, as opposed to its original near black. This color palette became the standard for all of the following seasons.
For comparison, let’s look at Angelica’s color palette:
As you can see, although her colors experience minor changes, they more or less remain static. It’s clear that Susie’s fluctuate to a much greater degree.
Janet Mock: Why she kicks ass
- Janet Mock is a writer and advocate, who speaks out about the portrayal, struggles and triumphs of transgender women, founded and runs the digital campaign #GirlsLikeUsto empower trans women, and wrote about her quest to live visibly in Fish Food: A Memoir, which will be published by Atria Books in October 2013.
- She serves on the programs committee at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, where she’s building the LGBTQ youth center’s transgender-specific programming, creating resources and services for young trans women.
- She also served as co-chair, nominee and presenterat the 2012 GLAAD Media Awards and will be honored with the Sylvia Rivera Activist Award by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in November 2012.
Womenwhokickass just started their Trans Women month!
That means 4 fabulous ladies a day, for 30 days.
Which means 120 fantastic badasses for you to learn about!
Care to make a list, tumblr?
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- Octopus Pie
- Princess Princess
- Monster Pulse
- Cheap Thrills***
- Questionable Content**
- The Fox Sister
- Kiwi Blitz
- Girls With Slingshots
- Gunnerkrigg Court
- Hanna Is Not A Boy’s Name
- Animosity Sonata by Olivia Smith
- Templar, Arizona
- Sorcery 101
- Under The Dead Skies
- Todd Allison and the Petunia Violet
- Johnny Wander
- Oglaf! NSFW
The Toronto groups were positive about the image of an Asian woman because “it is seen to represent diversity or multiculturalism.”
In Quebec, however, “the inclusion of an Asian without representing any other ethnicities was seen to be contentious.”
One person in Fredericton commented: “The person on it appears to be of Asian descent which doesn’t rep(resent) Canada. It is fairly ugly.”
Wow. Thanks so much, Canada.
I understand that it seems unfair to show just one ethnicity instead of multiple ones, but guess what? Changing an image that looks like (and was not meant to be) a racial minority so that they’re undisputably Caucasian looking is not how you fix it. I don’t care if it means more work incorporating other ethnicities into the rest of the bill designs. Just fucking do it.
Also, shame on the person from Fredericton. Fuck you.
Wait, so their answer to a lack of diversity is…less diversity? That makes a ton of sense.
“Willow Smith, you’re 11 years old. Nobody needs advice about ‘being themselves’ from you. Call us back when you get your period” was tweeted and retweeted hundreds of times last night and Monday morning.
Considering what black children learn about blackness, subtly and openly, in the media and in American culture, don’t we want them to have the strength and resilience to say, “I am not your stereotype, but I am me”? Don’t we want them to feel comfortable in their skin? Don’t we want black children to be as free as other children? Don’t we want to inoculate little girls against the onslaught of shitty messages about black femaleness?Perhaps we don’t.
I can’t help but set reaction to Willow Smith next to the plethora of young male performers who brag about swag and girls and money without raising so much as an eyebrow. But a little black girl sings “your validation is not that important to me,” and all hell breaks loose.
Much reaction to Willow Smith also confirms the way women are expected to perform femininity. One person live tweeting the BET Awards offered that Willow Smith was “turning into a little lesbian,” and that wasn’t the only message speculating on the 11-year-old’s sexuality or questioning her gender. Another tweeter snarked that rapper Tyga and Willow are one in the same.
There would be nothing wrong If Willow were to identify as a lesbian or a boy, but what narrow parameters are we placing on girls and women if simply wearing our hair short, sporting a button down over skinny jeans, and daring to mount a skateboard dictates all anyone needs to know about who we are and who we love?
What’s the problem? If I had a little girl, I would be excited as all get out if she were like Willow Smith. I wish I had been more like Willow at 11. (But then, I don’t have multimillionaire parents, which makes some difference, yes?). We lament the presence of strong role models for our children. They could certainly do a lot worse than idolizing a seemingly smart, engaging, self-assured, quirky black girl. That so many of us don’t recognize that says a lot about our society — none of it good. | The Willow Text: What the Reaction to Willow Smith Says About Us (x)