"Mother Gothel’s design makes me uncomfortable. Her dark, thick, curly hair, her sharp nose, and the way her features are generally perceived as more "ethnic" in comparison to all the other human characters in Tangled—it all reminds me of an archetype for Jewish women"
Interesting fact: The stereotypical witch found in fairy tales was usually portrayed as the stereotypical Jew in order to spread anti Semitic propaganda.
This is also where we get the “greedy Jew” stereotype, as goblins, hobgoblins, gnomes and dwarves were also portrayed as the harmful Jewish archetype.
In the middle ages, it was a sin for a Christian to hoard or handle large amounts of money, which left the profitable banking industry open to Jews. It’s ridiculous that Christians created the stereotype to avoid a sin, and this stereotype is still portrayed and spread today
I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS FOR MONTHS especially since if mother gothel looks like a nazi propaganda-esque jewish woman, and she steals the most aryan-looking baby in the kingdom to use its essence in a ceremony…
like does that smell like blood libel or am i paranoid
glegrumbles, is this pretty much the summary of whatever sources you were going to pull out on the matter of stereotypical witch appearances being derived from anti-Semitic stereotypes?
Sort of. It touches a bit on some of it, but it goes preeeeetty damn deep. And it’s very frustrating to try to track down scholarly resources on it because it does tend to get shoved under the rug. I was having a conversation with some friends and thetwistedrope about it, trying to gather up what I can find.
But there’s a lot of folkloric racism and Othering. In fairy tales, in folklore about supernatural things and witches. Jewish people were heavily associated with magic, but there was a lot of… well, “let’s take their neat stuff but also we still don’t like these people and will oppress them” stuff that happened. (Look at all the historical Western Tradition magic that draws on Jewish ideas and culture, but continued to have no problem shitting on Jewish people and culture as a whole.) A lot of people don’t know the coded things they’re looking at, just like they miss references to other racist things in society and popular culture.
And being blissfully ignorant and perpetuating this stuff, I shouldn’t even have to say, is not in any way, shape, or form a good or ok thing. Most especially because anti-semitism is visibly on the rise. It’s not a blast from the old-timey past that is interesting but not relevant anymore. It’s still very much relevant today, not just in Europe but all over the place, including in the USA and Canada.
And one thing I’ve noticed, since starting to track this: it doesn’t get talked about. People who reblog stuff about anti-semitism and anti-semitic crimes tend to be… pretty much only Jewish community members, and other SJ blogs ignore it. Posting gets you crickets. (And I’m guilty of this as well, not reblogging some of the stuff that goes past on my dash. This is something I need to change.)
The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere - Making Resistance to Anti-Semitism Part of All of Our Movements
Coordination Forum for Countering Antisemitism - includes news stories and also a worldwide map of anti-semitic acts year by year, consistently updated.
So… yes. This is an issue I am very much paying attention to.
If you ever work with me you’ll know how much I hate lollipop-shaped-for-shorthand-trees.
IT’S ALWAYS TEA TIME!
this was a commission to Sierra! :D
Thank you for commissioning me!
Requested by gabbiki back when I was still accepting sketch-requests in instagram! <3 Been wanting to draw these three actually, and I liked the request too much that I had to render it :p Hope you like it! <3 (SORRY FOR BEING SLOOOW)
the female body is hardcore as fuck.
Yes is it.
so is the male body
it’s sad to see so many people like this on this website
OP is praising the fact that women hold a fucking infant in their belly the size of a ribcage, get the fuck over yourself for 3.5 seconds.
*~*~follow for more fragile male ego~*~*
The male body is more susceptible to hereditary diseases because of their lack of a second X chromosome. Their testosterone production ages them faster and causes them to die sooner. Their center of gravity is higher because of their tiny little hips and overgrown shoulders, making them easier to topple. Their gonads are placed outside of the body, in a very vulnerable position, because they do not function properly if they get a little bit warmer than usual. They have non-functional nipples, but still enough breast tissue to get cancer.
The male body is not hardcore. The male body is to the female body what a shoddy, unstable mod is to a well-estabilished piece of software. Sit the fuck down. And try to not crush your fragile pathetic outside gonads when you do it.
10 Magical Pebble Paths That Flow Like Rivers
The garden or back-yard is one of the best places in a home for the home-owner to express their creative side. Why surround all those beautiful plants with an ugly path when you can create a creative stone garden path that looks like a work of art? We collected this list to show you what a well-done pebble garden path can look like.
River stones and pebbles worked really well for the projects in these pictures, but just about any stone can work as long as you can think of a cool design with it and turn it into a stable path.
Yes. All of this.
Whenever I write Derek as a landscaper/artist, I always think of him doing this sort of stuff, and the kind of patience it would take
a nice photoset of lucy liu looking like a queen and jonny lee miller looking like a dingus
accurate summary of the show too tbh
AU: When Harry arrived at Neville’s Christmas party he did not expect to run into old Professor McGonagall.
I’M NOT CRYING
I HAVE HAYFEVER
I HAVE FEELS IN MY EYES
OK HOLD ON LET ME TALK ABOUT SOMETHING HERE
So many times when I’m watching the movie, I keep trying to see how the computer guy doesn’t get shot by Rumlow.
When I first saw the movie, I thought the computer guy HAD been shot, and was so relieved when I saw that he hadn’t. But this brought up the question of how Rumlow had missed? I hadn’t seen what happened. He wouldn’t have just missed.
BUT FINALLY. THROUGH THIS GIFSET, I CAN SEE WHAT HAPPENED.
AGENT SHARON CARTER KICKED THE GUYS CHAIR OUT FROM UNDER HIM SO THAT HE FELL OUT OF THE LINE OF GUN FIRE AND THAT IS WHY HE LIVED.
AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I THINK SHARON CARTER IS AMAZING.
I love this movie SO much because a lot of it actually is about the bravery of the (extra)ordinary SHIELD agents. Typically these characters get completely overlooked in movies, but so many of them laid their lives down for Steve Rogers’ vision - to help him save the world. I just bawled through the second half of the movie over all the innocent SHIELD agents dying. Particularly the pilots who ran out to try and give air support… I’m tearing up just writing this.
Hail Shanon Carter and all those like her.