Awful day but not useless as I managed to get some work done.
I’m reading up on the Memoirs of a Geisha controversy, since I’d neither seen the movie nor read the book, and the more I read about it, the more pissed off I get. Basically it went down like this:
Japanese woman tells white American man about her past life as a geisha. White American man then writes a novel that sells itself as an accurate memoir of Japanese woman’s life, but instead falsifies a number of her life events, misrepresents her trade, and exoticises her culture. He also names her as a source even though she specifically asked him to keep her anonymous. Japanese woman gets death threats. White American man becomes bestselling author.
Then Japanese woman gets fed up and writes her own memoir to set the record straight. Meanwhile, white American man’s book gets adapted into a film that grosses $162 million and wins three Oscars.
This is why I can’t stand Memoirs of a Geisha and will side-eye anyone who claims that book as a favourite.
Thinking of making Ran Mao’s fanciest outfit…but that’s when she is wearing Ciel’s clothes so technically is more like cosplaying Ran Mao cosplaying Ciel…
ugh I’m so ticked off at the fantasy genre being so fucking male-dominated URGHGHAHF
my 10-year old cousin wanted a new book for christmas and she LOVES fantasy
so it was my task to find her a book and jfc it’s not easy to find a fantasy book for kids with a female lead. most of them are about…
Tamora Pierce is my childhood more or less
…and this post gives me an intense need to find the lioness-books that should be somewhere…..
oh the weather outside is frightful
but the internet is so delightful
since we’ve no place to go
let it scroll let it scroll let it scroll
Oh it doesn’t show signs of stopping
But my dear, we’re still reblogging
Since there’s nowhere we’d rather go
let us scroll let us scroll let us scroll