feedback to ABC

helebette:

Ok, so here’s the dealio.

They’re sanitizing Hook which is what happens when feedback about rape culture is appropriated and twisted back onto us.

So I say:

keep up the feedback.

If you have concerns about rape culture on Once, send feedback to ABC.

If you want to say that heterosexism, which…

and after tonite’s episode…we do it all over again. 

Anonymous asked:

1/4 Re that post about Emma & Regina being the heart of the show? Couldn't agree more. Even the ladies relationship with their 'love interests' (Hook & Hood) is spectacularly weak in comparison to Emma's & Regina's. They have Henry, Snow, their magic & all the stuff that's happened to date. Hook has months of stalking, trying to get Emma drunk for sex & a plan to pressure her until she gives in to him. He is the poster boy for rape culture. Also, a great example of how not to treat women.

strange days Answer:

ouathinktank-metacommentary:

2/4 And Regina? Her storyline is such a travesty. She basically has no choice - she will be with this person or be miserable forever. Putting aside the stripping of her agency, it reeks of desperation, how they make her look - so desperate for happiness she blindly follows ‘destiny’. How can she be in love with someone she barely knows? Then heartbroken after dating for 5 minutes! It’s completely unbelievable. It feels so contrived. She deserves a much better storyline than this trite rubbish.

3/4 Also, how is what’s happening with Hood any different than what happened with her mother? Just replace ‘destiny’ or ‘soulmate’ with ‘Cora’ & its the exact same situation. Some outside agency has determined Regina will live her life a certain way, & she has no choice in the matter if she wants to be happy. And both require being hitched to a man to be happy. Sorry, but that’s an appalling message to send to young women everywhere. But it is the shows central message - no glee without the D.

4 What happened? This show was originally about strong women, mothers, daughters & children, and it’s morphed into a show completely about man-pain & how women need a man to be happy. Ariel, Snow, Aurora, Emma, Regina, Belle, Kathryn, Ruby - all are incapable of happiness unless it involves a man. Family isn’t enough. Your child isn’t enough. Your career isn’t enough. Considering Regina wanted to be free, it’s amazing she can’t see destiny is just like her mother was. How is that freedom?

forloversxonly:

"Henry brought me to Storybrooke to bring back the happy endings. My job’s not done until I do that for everyone, including you."

Hehehe. so what is Emma bringing to Storybrooke exactly

(via giveitup-forlove)

Anonymous asked:

Hearing that 'spoiler' for 4x03 makes me sick. It's completely predictable, but so disappointing. Regina playing happy family with hood & insta family, whilst ignoring her own kid, makes me want to vomit. And killing off Marion? It's Hood & Marion! Hood being in love with Regina, but not his wife, despite everything we saw earlier? Oh please! As for Emma? That's the most bizarro of all. Pressure a woman enough and she'll eventually give in? Ick! She finally has feelings for him? What?@!?

strange days Answer:

ouathinktank-metacommentary:

outlivealie:

angstbotfic:

ouathinktank-metacommentary:

But this is the fecal matter that the ‘classic’ fairytales (according to Disney, which means whatever it means) are made of, right? So they took our deep and collective and burning desire to see something feminist or emancipatory or whatever (like Frozen, or Brave, or Maleficent), promised us something groundbreaking, and are now feeding their audience the same bait + patriarchy as the ‘classics’ fed us. This is not new, it’s just mean spirited, IMO. And I say that with all due respect to those of you who still hope for something more and I encourage you to ask for something more. Becausewe keep saying, regardless of where and how it ends, it’s the journey that counts, no? So this? This is worth throwing rotten tomatoes, not at the actors but at the writers.

So I’m going to go back to my porn and my hammock, because— *insert gif of Sandra Bullock flipping the bird to her rude co-workers but put ‘OUaT writers’ over those co-workers’ faces and when she says ‘not you’ to her boss, put Lana’s name over his face*

okay but now i realy, really need someoneto MAKE a gifset of  Sandra Bullock flipping the bird to her rude co-workers but put ‘OUaT writers’ over those co-workers’ faces and when she says ‘not you’ to her boss, put Lana’s name over his face

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These gifs deserve a post of their own.

Lol!

If only there was a way for you to implement this one as well…

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(Someone pls link us to the author, so we can credit them. TY! :)

Anonymous asked:

Appalling isn't it? Over the course of 4 seasons Emma Swan has gone from a strong, independent woman who takes shit from no one, to a woman who's an apologist for a sexist, misogynistic, rapist pirate, & now cock whisperer for Regina's happy ending. Regina has gone from a confident, powerful woman of color who intensely cared for her son, to a desperate happy ending man chaser, lapdog to the Super White Hero brigade, while shunning her ACTUAL son to play family with Hood & insta family kid.

strange days Answer:

ouathinktank-metacommentary:

Well, that was blunt and to the point. And while we wouldn’t have chosen some of those exact words…

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Guess that summary summarizes it… succinctly enough.

you can tell by closely examining this photo that they’re having a bit of a conflict around butch/femme, top/bottom dichotomies bc Emma is more attached to the political identities she’s adopted than Regina who’s all ‘oh I’m fluid and you’re reinforcing binaries’ while Emma’s all ‘without me right in the middle baby, you would be nothing at all’ and Regina’s all ‘stop singing Hedwig show tunes at me bc honestly’ and Emma’s all ‘but you sang through that Rent soundtrack like a nutter for months’ and Regina’s all ‘that’s true’ and Emma’s all…’love ya…bed?’ and Regina’s all ‘naw let’s go to Granny’s and role-play waitress and head chef.’ 

(Source: chris-lll, via ladyofshalott715)

themidwesteros asked:

Your discussions on Hook are super on point. Tumblr has been suggesting your blog to me and I am 1000% on board.

strange days Answer:

whaaaaa, that tumblr. thanks and thanks! my suspicion? optimistic as it sounds? this politicized stance is A-OK with the peeps of ouat show-control. I say we keep telling them!

and thank you, really very humbly:) I’ve had a bit of wine so apologies for typos:)

xreddington asked:

On one of your answers, I saw how you brought up the potion that Regina took so she could be a good mother to Henry. I think her memories started to kick back into place at the end of the pilot when she asked Gold just who Emma was. His response - "I think you know exactly who she is" - started her memories again. I'm assuming that's why she was reading the book at the beginning of the second episode of season one. But that's just me.

strange days Answer:

ouathinktank-metacommentary:

Seems accurate. I’d agree. In fact, the pilot was even better than I thought, now that you point that out. Because you also remind us that Gold’s place in the story isn’t supposed to be that of some misogynist wife-killer, but a true Trickster, in the general literary use of the term not as an appropriation of any particular cultural tradition.

Sooo…

The worst thing about all this, when we think about it—is the fact that what made this journey as incredibly appealing, right from the beginning—the theorizing, analysing, finding parallels, speculating, guessing… all of that loses any and all sense (and the fun is sucked right out of it) now they can literally piss on anything that’s ever happened with all the backtracking and retconning they seem to be using/overusing as ‘valid’ means of narration? Because what could’ve been a ‘hook’ (no pun intended, this was way before Mr. Rape-culture-personified sailed here on his ‘romantic hero’ ship) planted in the past that they could’ve gone back to, to ‘link’ something awesome… it’s now all just — meh. Flashback, pixiedust, tattoo and ta-daaaaa, there’s your past plot twist.

So… all that guessing that made watching S1 so exhilarating has kinda lost its zing, now. Hasn’t it? :(

feedback to ABC

Ok, so here’s the dealio.

They’re sanitizing Hook which is what happens when feedback about rape culture is appropriated and twisted back onto us.

So I say:

keep up the feedback.

If you have concerns about rape culture on Once, send feedback to ABC.

If you want to say that heterosexism, which definitely links to the problem of rape culture, because both ensure that an ideology of total availability of objectified and subjugated people are available for a dominant class to obtain, use, violate at any time, then go for a message about heterosexism as a harmful issue and not just some whimsical little set of preferences and ship wars. 

If you think that a story about strong women was appropriated and that that appropriation was a trojan horse toward the purposes of advancing a regressive, misogynist and racist take on ‘new fairytales’ then go for a message of that sort. 

If you just want to see ‘two moms and their kid’ NOT made a total joke of by the writers of Once, at a time when same-sex parents are supposed to be making GAINS in society and not being attacked and mocked, then go for a ‘SQ matters’ message.

Or send ALL kinds. 

Send your feedback to: 

swan queen femslash feminism

jinxtergrid:

helebette:

we need sweaters AND we need critical discussion.

tea AND campaigns.

honey AND vinegar. 

so-called BAs AND cheerleaders. 

campaigns against rape culture, sexism, homophobia AND pro-LGBT/same-sex relationships in the form of SQ and others. 

because we all end up being slotted against our will in one category or the other depending on what’s happening and how badly we’re being played. 

I think I’m bi-sectoral.

We should all be as bi-sectoral as you are:)