Posts tagged Representation.
In Teen Vogue US February 2013
White Women 155
White Men 23
White Children 3
Black Women 16
Black Men 1
Black Children 2
Asian Women 2
Asian Men 2
Asian Children 0
There are more white men in an American teenage girl’s magazine than there are Women of Color combined..
— Ta-Nehisi Coates in The Atlantic ‘Girls’ Through the Veil
“Me love you long time” came into prominence with Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket,” (from 1987) as a Vietnamese prostitute tries to pick up Matthew Modine’s character with broken English. The phrase was then popularly picked up by 2 Live Crew in the song “Me So Horny.”
“It’s so many different kinds of slurs in one,” comedian Margaret Cho said. “It’s instantly putting you in the position of being a foreigner, an outsider and a sexual stereotype. It’s an all-in-one combo.”
~naturallaw for yahoo questions
The popularization by Mariah Carey’s ‘Love You Long Time,’ Fergie’s ‘London Bridge,’ and Nicki Minaj’s ““Muahhhh me love you long time like I’m asian” demonstrates how this exotification of Asian/A.American women is constantly recycled in the media, perpetuated by celebrities to obtain the hyper-sexualized image needed to make it big, especially if you ain’t got the talent.
I would get started on Nicki’s whole hyper-sexualized, Japanese dolled up shit, but racialious says it best. Well researched: here http://www.racialicious.com/2010/11/01/the-orientalism-of-nicki-minaj/
You can degrade yourself, but no, my sisters and I will NOT love you long time.
Yes for the commentary.
i absolutely HATE hearing this slur
Miss Representation a Feminism Documentary on women/media
Seriously, take 8 minutes out of your life and watch this whole thing. It’s a good breakdown of why feminism is still so important.
“I definitely am not one to conform to the ‘We need to be hyper-masculine and we need to be misogynistic stereotypes, and it really puts a lot of pressure on me when I have relatives who’ve grown up with this phenomenon and attempt to put me on that path…” —Calvin, High School Student
“Little boys and little girls when they’re seven years old in equal number want to be president of the United States when they grow up…but then you ask the same question when they’re fifteen and you see this massive gap emerging.” —Caroline Heldmen, PhD
- The U.S. is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures.
“If people knew that Cuba, China, Iraq and Afghanistan have more women in government than the United States of America then we’d get some people upset.”**—Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor, California
**Here’s lookin at you racist/West-centric feminists