"Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man." - Hayao Miyazaki
I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.
I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages.
There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.
i put them all together
some ways to check your ableism
- never spray perfumes in public.
- never assume someone can walk with you somewhere. offer to drive, take a taxi or a bus. walking distance can mean different things to different people
- never assume concepts are “easy.” easy can mean different things to different people
- never sit in seating for designated disabled passengers.
- never complain about someone in front of you going slow or having to wait for someone who is moving slower than you. you don’t know what their needs are.
Gonna keep a tally of messages I get from a) white feminists completely proving my point and b) people who think this comic proves feminism is worthless because I criticized one part of it. (Even despite me writing these words underneath the comic.) Then I’ll add them all up, see which column has more, and then drink myself to sleep either way.
Haha… this is why we can’t have nice things.